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Drum Roll Please: Announcing the 2016 Cruisers' Choice Awards!
Once again, your cruise voice is loud and clear! Here are your choices for the best experiences at sea:
My partner and I are booked on NCL Epic 13 day Transatlantic from Barcelona on Oct 20 2013. Out first TA and an aft-facing balcony all the way. Can't wait......and we booked it in the middle of March 2012
Past Cruises NCL Spirit.......New England/Canada Sept '08 RCCL Freedom OTS....Eastern Caribbean Jan '09 NCL Majesty....Bermuda Oct '09 Carnival Dream....2 Night CTN Nov'09 NCL Pearl.....Alaska-Tracy Arm/Sawyer Glacier May '10 NCL Dawn.....Western Caribbean Oct '10 NCL Gem.....Bermuda Oct '11 RCCL Oasis OTS...Western Caribbean Sept 2012 NCL Epic .....Westbound Transatlantic....1st time in the Haven suites.....Oct 2013
NCL Sun......Alaska/Glacier Bay.....my engagement cruise...May 2014
NCL Sky......3 nt Bahamas...1st anniversary cruise...Dec 2015
This is too funny! My partner and I have a rule that I am **NOT** to have more than 4 major trips in the pipeline at one time. Well it's his rule, not mine - otherwise we'd be booked well into 2016!
Anyways, we are heading to Rio on Dec 12 to also try our first small ship (Azamara Quest). After 5 days in Rio, we board and sail down to Buenos Aires over 10 days. Then we spend another 4 Days in BsAs before flying home late 12/31/12.
The next after that is on the Oceania Marinia and we are doing a Baltic cruise on 8/24/13 over 10 days from Stockholm to Copenhagen. We will probably fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam and spend a few days before flying home.
BUT FIRST UP - Key West on Thursday (Air Tran has $98 R/T direct 1 hour flights from Orlando). Can't argue with that!
2016 - Oceania Nautica- Beijing to Hong Kong (4 Days in Beijing prior, 3 days in Hong Kong post)
2015 - Oceania Marina - Sydney to Auckland (5 Days in Sydney prior, 3 days in Auckland post)
2014 - Oceania Marina - Southampton to Southampton around the British Isles (with 4 days in Amsterdam prior)
2013 - Oceania Marina - Stockholm to Copenhagen (4 days extra on each end)
2012 - Azamara Quest - Rio to Buenos Aires (4 days extra on each end)
2011 - QM2 - New England & Canada
2010 - Celebrity Millenium - Alaska
2009 - Carnival ??? - E. Caribbean
2008 - Carnival Conquest - W. Caribbean
2007 - Celebrity ??? - E. Caribbean
(COLLEGE & STARTING CAREER )
1997 - Cunard QE2 - E. Caribbean
I have a group of 46 going on Carnival Glory Feb 3-10, 2013. We are doing it as a fundraiser and donating money to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. We would love to have more people join us. This is our 6th Fundraiser cruise.
Voyager of the Seas (11/2004)
Caribbean Princess (1/2006)
Diamond Princess (2/2007)
Crown Princess (2/2008)
Carnival Freedom (2/2009)
Carnival Spirit (1/2010)
Carnival Liberty (2/2011)
Grand Princess (2/2012)
Queen Mary 2 (11/2012)
Carnival Glory (2/2013)
Carnival Breeze (2/2014)
Norwegian Epic (5/2015)
Norwegian Escape (2/2016)
Norwegian Getaway (2/2017)
We have a short two-nighter on Celebrity Constellation (our first time on Celebrity) over MLK weekend in Jan 2013; a 7-nighter in March 2013 on RCCL Adventure of the Seas from San Juan to Aruba, Curacao, St Thomas & St Kitts; and a 13-nighter on Celebrity Silhouette in November 2013 round trip Rome to Livorno, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Ravenna, Venice, Catania and Naples. That'll be our third European cruise, but our first cruise longer than 7 nights, so we're looking forward to that!
__________________ Jon & Mark
NCL Pride of America (Hawaii) - Nov 2016 (7 nt) MSC Seaside (Eastern) - Dec 2017 (7 nt) RCCL Oasis (Eastern) - Apr 2018 (7 nt) MSC Seaview (Med) - Nov 2018 (7 nt)
CEL Reflection (Eastern) - Mar 2016 (7 nt) / CCL Breeze (Southern) - Oct 2015 (8 nt) / MSC Divina (Eastern) - Mar 2015 (7 nt) / RCCL Brilliance (Western) - Nov 2014 (5 nt) / CCL Inspiration (Catalina/Ensenada) - Aug 2014 (4 nt) / CCL Ecstasy (Western) - May 2014 (4 nt) / MSC Divina (Eastern) - Apr 2014 (7 nt) / CEL Silhouette (Med/Adriatic) - Nov 2013 (13 nt) / RCCL Adventure (Southern) - Mar 2013 (7 nt) / CEL Constellation (Bahamas) - Jan 2013 (2 nt) / CCL Fascination (Bahamas) - Nov 2012 (5 nt) / CCL Splendor (Mexican Riviera) - Feb 2012 (7 nt) / RCCL Voyager (Adriatic) - Oct 2011 (7 nt) / NCL Sky (Bahamas) - Jan 2011 (3 nt) / RCCL Serenade (Southern) - Oct 2010 (7 nt) / RCCL Vision (Baltic) - Sep 2010 (7 nt) / RCCL Navigator (Western) - Nov 2009 (4 nt) / RCCL Enchantment (Western) - Sep 2009 (5 nt) / RCCLLiberty (Eastern) - Sep 2008 (7 nt) / RCCL Radiance (Eastern) - Nov 2004 (7 nt) / RCCL Explorer (Western) - Jan 2004 (7 nt) / RCCL Voyager (Western) - Sep 2001 (7 nt) / RCCL Rhapsody (Mexican Riviera) - Apr 2000 (7 nt)
We have a junior suite on the aft deck booked for February 10, 2013 leaving from Galveston, seven nights on the Mariner of the Seas going to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel.
We’ve booked a room on the aft deck on the Legend of the Seas February 24, 2014 leaving from Fort Lauderdale, eleven nights going to Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antigua.
Hope to see you all there!!
Royal Carribean Diamond Members
Legend of the Seas - 10 night Southern Caribbean - February 27, 2015
Adventure of the Seas - 7 night Southern Caribbean - May 28, 2017
Legend of the Seas - 10 night Southern Caribbean - February 27, 2015
Legend of the Seas - 11 night Southern Caribbean - February 24, 2014
Mariner of the Seas - 7 night Western Caribbean - February 10, 2013
Jewel of the Seas - 11 night Ultimate Caribbean & Panama Canal - April 5, 2010
Independence of the Seas - 8 night Eastern Carribean - February 21, 2009
Legend of the Seas - 14 night Panama Canal - March 27, 2005
Rhapsody of the Seas - 7 night Western Caribbean - February 29, 2004
Grandeur of the Seas - 7 night Western Caribbean - January 4, 2003
Radiance of the Seas - 7 night Southern Caribbean - December 15, 2001
Sovereign of the Seas - 7 night Eastern Caribbean - March 14, 1992
Song of Norway - 7 night Eastern Caribbean - September 8, 1979
My partner and I have a 11 night Australia cruise booked for Feb 18th 2013. We are spending a week in New Zealand before the cruise and then spending a week in Tahiti after the cruise. Can't wait for Feb!!!
NCL Sun 2008: Western Caribbean
NCL Jewel 2008: Southern Caribbean
NCL Star 2009: Alaska
NCL Jade 2011: Mediterranean/Egypt
RCI Rhapsody of the Seas 2013: Australia, New Zealand & Tahiti
NCL Spirit 2014: Grand Mediterranean
My partner Michael and I are doing the Christmas and New Year thing sailing on the Queen Elizabeth from Southampton and round the Med on December 19 for 18 days. We'll be literally sailing into our 25th year together. Really excited by it - like a kid with a new toy again!
I'm going through withdrawal. Looks like no cruise this year--we did a really big land trip earlier.
Haven't booked for 2013 but will probably do a 7-dayer in the Caribbean in the Spring. I'll be waaaay overdue. Also looking at either something in SE Asia (seen some Hong Kong to Singapore itineraries that look attractive) or Mediterranean/Adriatic for the late summer. Right now Dubrovnik/Split/Kotor are getting higher and higher on the list.
We are doing our first ever TA on RCCI's Adventure of the Seas in April 2013 from San Juan to Southampton. However......we seem to have a SERIOUS lack of responses from other CruiseCritic members on the G&L forum, as well as the Royal Caribbean roll call list. I don't know why, but all of our previous cruises have also had a limited response. Do we scare people?!?!?! Hope that it gets a little more active soon!
Its definitely not you! I have started G&L roll calls for our last eight or nine cruises and the responses have been almost zilch! A grand total of one response to one roll call.
Song of Norway (7 night Western Caribbean)-1981
Fair Sky (12 night Alaska)-1985
Nordic Prince (7 night Bermuda)-1990
Norwegian Sea (7 night Western Caribbean)-2004
Celebration (5 night Bahamas)-2005
Norwegian Majesty (7 night Western Caribbean)-2006
Mariner of The Seas (7 night Eastern Caribbean)- Sep. 2007
Norwegian Star (8 night Mexican Riviera)-April 2008
Carnival Glory (7 night Western Caribbean)-November 2008
Celebrity Constellation (11 night Eastern/Southern Caribbean)- April 2009
Carnival Spirit (7 night Alaska)- August 2009
Celebrity Mercury (11 night Eastern Caribbean)-March 2010
Celebrity Constellation (14 night Southern Caribbean)-March 2011
Celebrity Silhouette (12 night Eastern/Southern Caribbean)-March 2012
Freedom of The Seas (14 Night Back-To-Back Western/Eastern Caribbean)-April 2013
Carnival Fantasy (7 Night Eastern Caribbean)-August 2014
Celebrity Silhouette (7 Night Western Caribbean)-March 2015
Carnival Sunshine(10 Night Eastern Caribbean)- May 2016
Carnival Sunshine (5 Night Bahamas) -November 2016
Carnival Magic (7 Night Western Caribbean) - February 2017
My partner and I are on the 2 nighter on Celebrity Constellation in January. In April we're doing a 7 night Eastern Caribbean on Norwegian Epic with 2 of my brothers, their wives, my niece, her fiance, and who ever else from our large family decides to join us.
Love the anticipation of an upcoming cruise as well as the planning, etc. Celebrating our recent 40th anniversary with Princess cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to the Amazon over the holidays. For November 2013 booked on Celebrity's Equinox - Barcelona to Florida.
I just booked us 14 days LA-Hawaii-LA, just in case we get bored between our month around South America at the end of this year and our TA in the fall of '03. That works out to 62 cruising days in the pipeline. Sound like a lot, actually.
1/06 Westerdam -W. Caribbean * 1/07 Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera * 1/08 Zuiderdam - E. Caribbean * 4/08 Celebrity Mercury - Alaska * 12/09 Crown Princess - W. Caribbean * 8/10 Sea Princess - Alaska * 1/11 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 4/11 Island Princess - Panama full transit * 8/11 Sea Princess - Alaska * 2/12 Grand Princess - E. Caribbean * 4/12 Coral Princess - Panama full transit * 12/12 Star Princess - SFO to Buenos Aires * 4/13 Golden Princess - Hawaii * 10/13 Royal Princess - Venice to FLL * 2/14 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 8/14 Star Princess - Alaska * 10/14 Victoria Anna - Yangtze River * 12/14 Coral Princess - Panama partial transit * 2/15 Star Princess - Sea of Cortez * 7/15 Diamond Princess - Japan * 11/15 Grand Princess - Hawaii * 9/16 Caribbean Princess - Southampton to New York * 5/17 Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos
Gawd NO!! Me and my partner have book, Dec.8-22, 2012 on the Celebrity Summit, and Dec. 9-14-2013, on Carnival Victory and then Dec.14-21, 2013 on MSC Divina, ..... Still waiting for the 2014 Itineries to open up,lol Can't wait, :-) Any body else goin on any of these cruises??
CARNIVAL-Miracle- 02/11/2007-Exotic Western Caribbean 7 day
CARNIVAL-Destiny- 08/09/2008-Southern Caribbean 7 day
MSC- Orchestra -03/ 14/2009 Southern Caribbean 7day
CARNIVAL- Splendor-12/12/2009 Mexican Riviera 7 day
PRINCESS- Caribbean Princess- 03/14/2010 Southern Caribbean 7 day
CARNIVAL-Spirit- 12/13/2010 Mexican Riviera 9 day
MSC POESIA- 12/06/2011 Caribbean 10 days
MSC POESIA- 12/16/2011 Caribbean 7 days.
CELEBRITY SUMMIT -12/08/2012- S.Caribbean 7 days
CELEBRITY SUMMIT - 12/15/2012- S. Caribbean 7days
MSC DIVINA -12/06/2013 Bahamas 3days
MSC DIVINA- 12/10/2103- southern Carib. 11 days
CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE- Dec. 12/14/2014 7 Day Eastern Caribbean
Last edited by capitalbarry; September 9th, 2012 at 03:54 PM.