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#1
Fort Worth, Texas
2,772 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Welcome to The ALL NEW Galveston, Texas "Cruise Cam" Watch Group!!! If you enjoy watching ships arrive and depart on the Galveston.com webcams, you have come to the right place! If you have never heard of the Galveston Cruise Cam, here is the link: http://www.galveston.com/webcams/

This is the thread we will be using for the 2011/2012 season.

Who wants to be a part of our new group? Join today! Don't forget about the signature pictures I made. Have fun!
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Dylan
#2
Little Rock, Arkansas
37,374 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Hi Dylan. Enjoying summer break?
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3/02 Sovereign of the Seas Bahamas, 5/03 Voyager of the Seas Western Caribbean, 1/05 Voyager of the Seas Eastern Caribbean, 12/05 Rhapsody of the Seas Western Caribbean, 2/06 Brilliance of the Seas Partial Panama Canal(Live posts or photos), 3/06 Serenade of the Seas Southern Caribbean (Review or photos), 3/06 Monarch of the Seas Mexico, 2/07 Jewel of the Seas Eastern Caribbean (Mustard of the Seas 1) (View photos), 1/08 Maui Trip (View photos), 5/08 Rhapsody of the Seas Alaska (trip report, photos, Compasses/Menus/Other Info, review, review with pictures), 5/09 Serenade of the Seas Alaska (View Photos), 11/09 Radiance of the Seas Mexico (View Photos), Jewel of the Seas WB TA 09/10 (Review, View Photos), 8/11 Peru & Machu Picchu (View Photos), 8/12 Colombia (View Photos), 10/12 Jewel of the Seas Canada/New England (View Photos), 2012 Christmas Markets Salzburg/Munich (View Photos), 4/13 Jewel of the Seas Cozumel (View Photos), 8/13 Ghana (View Photos-Part 1 & Part 2), 11/13 Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean (Review, View Photos), 1/14 Adventure of the Seas Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 9/14 Jewel of the Seas Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 11/14 Celebrity Summit Southern Caribbean (View Photos), 5/15 Jaco Beach, Costa Rica (View Photos), 6/15 AmaSerena Danube River (View Photos), 7/15 Majesty of the Seas Bahamas (View Photos), 8/15 Navigator of the Seas Western Caribbean, 1/16 Celebrity Summit Southern Caribbean, 11/16 Celebrity Silhouette WB TA, 1/17 Celebrity Infinity South America
#4
Central, Tx
4,746 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
I see Voyager is headed down under. Seems like a recurring theme to send our ships there. This time we get a quick replacement and a better one in my opinion. JMHO
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I wrestled with reality for years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state, I finally won out over it. (Jimmy Stewart in "Harvey" 1950)
#5
San Antonio, TX
700 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
I agree, we much prefer the Mariner over the Voyager. I do hope Australia enjoys the Voyager.

Thanks for starting the new thread. I need my daily fix of this group. I checked the other thread every day but didn't really participate. This is a wonderful group of people.

Sherry
#6
Columbus, OH USA
26,367 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Originally posted by klingoncruiser
I see Voyager is headed down under. Seems like a recurring theme to send our ships there. This time we get a quick replacement and a better one in my opinion. JMHO
I heard it here first. I'd be happy to try Mariner since I've already been on Voyager I wonder if this is the first ship that size to go to Australia?
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5th cruise 11/15/10 Majesty of the Seas - Key West Nassau.
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7th cruise 4/14/12 Jewel of the Seas Cozumel Costa Maya
8th cruise 4/28/13 Allure of the Seas Eastern route
9th cruise 10/28/13 Majesty of the Seas Halloween in Key West
10th cruise 5/3/14 Jewel of the Seas Southern Caribbean
11th cruise 4/26/15 Freedom of the Seas Western Caribbean
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#7
Ft. Worth, Tx, USA
9,771 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Break in a RCI ship, teach the crew how to smile, then send the ship to Australia! We did so with Rhapsody, now Voyager!

Dear RCI....we will glady do the same for Mariner....just leave her here for more than a few months a go and we will promise to do a really good job!

Texas Teen, way to go! Stay on top of this thread...now, how fast do we get it up to 5,900 posts?
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#8
Lake Jackson, Texas
2,216 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by TEXASMUNK
Break in a RCI ship, teach the crew how to smile, then send the ship to Australia! We did so with Rhapsody, now Voyager!

Dear RCI....we will glady do the same for Mariner....just leave her here for more than a few months a go and we will promise to do a really good job!

Texas Teen, way to go! Stay on top of this thread...now, how fast do we get it up to 5,900 posts?
I hadn't heard they were sending Voyager to Australia! When???

Glad to see the new thread!
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#10
Lake Jackson, Texas
2,216 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by TxBubba
I read it was being deployed to China. So I guess it is only going to do one winter in New Orleans then?

I am anxious to get on Mariner in March!
Where did you read about China? I couldn't find anything about either China or Australia. Hmmm...
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#11
Ft. Worth, Tx, USA
9,771 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
in Sydney
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#13
Central, Tx
4,746 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
I knew something was up with the Voyager. I could only find one season in NOLA. Good for the Aussies.
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I wrestled with reality for years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state, I finally won out over it. (Jimmy Stewart in "Harvey" 1950)
#14
Pearland/Friendswood, TX
2,013 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
Yay, thanks for starting a new thread, Dylan! I'll be so excited when we can all start watching Mariner on the cam this fall... can't wait!





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#15
The Lone Star State
2,637 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Sounds like fun!! We've been watching the "cam" for years, it's the next best thing when we aren't actually there to watch sailaway! We'll be on the first Mariner sailing from Galveston.....I see some of our shipmates on here too!! Come on November!!!
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Carnival Conquest - 1/ '07 (our first) - Western Caribbean
Carnival Ecstasy - 10/ '07 - 16 ft. seas!
Carnival Conquest - 11/ '08 - Election Escape Cruise!
Carnival Spirit - 4/ '09 (19 day-b2b) - Hawaii / Alaska
Carnival Ecstasy - 10/ '09 (9 day-b2b)
Carnival Legend - 11/ '09 - Western Caribbean
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Carnival Triumph - 8/ '10 - from NOLA
RCCL - Jewel of the Seas -10/ '10 (13 day) - Boston to Ft. Lauderdale via Southern Caribbean
RCCL - Mariner of the Seas - 11/11/11 (9 Day) - Western Caribbean
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#16
1,809 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
Seriously thinking about booking the Mariner for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. I'm sooo glad she's coming this fall.
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Carnival Dream - December 2014
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RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 2013
Carnival Elation - July 2013
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Golden Princess - June 2008
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#17
Galveston, TX
6,064 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
the new thread. I'll also be onboard the new Carnival Magic Jan. 15, and will be checking the cam for her.
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#18
Lake Jackson, Texas
2,216 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by TEXASMUNK
in Sydney
Saw the press release and the thread on here. Very interesting...that's only one season out of NO for Voyager then, right? I'm hoping they leave Mariner here for a while!
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#19
Fort Worth, Texas
2,772 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Not surprised and very glad to see Voyager in Australia. Fares are VERY high in Australia. Radiance and Rhapsody have the highest fares of any ship in the fleet this upcoming winter. Glad they are pulling Voyager out of Europe for Asia in the summer, too. Looks like they finally realized fares are too low to keep Voyager in Venice! ($399 for some 7 nighters) Now if only they could pull out another low performing ship or two from Europe for the Caribbean in the summer, with one sailing from Galveston.
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Dylan
#20
North Texas
3,221 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
I'm in...

We look forward to cruising out of Galveston some day...what is it from the Big D - about 5 1/2 hours?
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2008 - Jewel of the Seas, Caribbean (9)
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