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#1
Prince Edward Island, Canada
1,122 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
I am such a cruise geek. Celebrity Summit will be making her first stop of the year in my hometown of Charlottetown PEI on Friday Sept 13. Can't wait... get off work and go down to Confederation landing and what her leave at 6:00PM. Picture opportunity may not be very good because Tropical Storm Gabrielle is on her way with heavy rain forecasted. If Rain is heavy will drive over to Victoria Park and watch Summit leave from there in our car.
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#2
In the Sunshine
1,029 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
My idea of a cruise geek is a person who checks the port webcams daily and knows all the statistics about the ships.

I'm with you on standing aboard or ashore and watching the big ships leave port. I wouldn't miss the chance if I was in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami of watching ships leaving those major ports and thinking about all the fun aboard.

-Marisa
#3
Yorkshire, UK
5,993 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
fantastic, I wish there was a port somewhere near us - we love it when people line the banks to wave us off and I think I need to pay it forward to others.
#4
In the Sunshine
1,029 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
A Cruise Geek might treat all of us to the websites of the port webcams.

Andy, please put the webcams on a Sticky.

WOW !!!!



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#5
TRENTON MI USA
5,724 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
When you wear a lanyard for your cabin card that is filled with pins, a vest with patches, a CC cap, a charm bracelet from Diamonds International that is filled with the charms, a Cariloha necklace and carrying a drink in a souvenir glass filling out forms to enter the raffles while standing in line at the Customer Relations Desk to ask if there are any free up grades available.

That is while on board. Here it is those that list every cruise that they have ever been on plus the countdown clocks.


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#6
DFW area
13,522 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Originally posted by miched
when you wear a lanyard for your cabin card that is filled with pins, a vest with patches, a cc cap, a charm bracelet from diamonds international that is filled with the charms, a cariloha necklace and carrying a drink in a souvenir glass filling out forms to enter the raffles while standing in line at the customer relations desk to ask if there are any free up grades available.

That is while on board. Here it is those that list every cruise that they have ever been on plus the countdown clocks. :d


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#7
5,323 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
I love watching the port everglades webcam in the winter because HAL's Westerdam usually has a captain that makes the ships horn toot up to a hundred plus times. It's awesome to hear! I actually rearranged plans at time to be able to catch that display (very geeky)

Can't help it, just love the ships!
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#8
Reflection: our oceanside condo for 7 weeks
24,666 Posts
Joined Nov 2002
Originally posted by FRMPEI
I am such a cruise geek.
A cruise geek is just an extreme form of a cruise gek!

That's Dutch for Cruise Nut!
#9
Hanahan, SC
1,139 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Originally posted by FRMPEI
I am such a cruise geek. Celebrity Summit will be making her first stop of the year in my hometown of Charlottetown PEI on Friday Sept 13. Can't wait... get off work and go down to Confederation landing and what her leave at 6:00PM. Picture opportunity may not be very good because Tropical Storm Gabrielle is on her way with heavy rain forecasted. If Rain is heavy will drive over to Victoria Park and watch Summit leave from there in our car.
I hope the weather won't be too bad, I have some cruising friends on that sailing.
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#11
Pa, NJ
17,235 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
Originally posted by ghstudio
You know you are a cruise geek when you have posted over 5000 messages here
I confess, on here almost 20 years probably have close to 60 or 70 thousand posts, most of which have been removed in various computer configurations, tried to stop but can't.

Also, to those who mentioned the FLL web cam, it is great to leave there because the people in the apartments on the left as you leave have parties with airhorns, etc. We actually knew someone in the apt. years ago and made up a bed sheet with her name on it. She got quite a kick out of it.

Funny thing is back in the 90s, there was a lot of discussion on this board about why Celebrity cruise ships leaving FLL were the only ones not to toot their horns.
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#12
Currently ported in Las Vegas, NV
2,945 Posts
Joined Dec 2000
Yes... I'm a cruise geek, in the fact that my CLOSET is organized by:

(1) Excursions
(2) Casual night
(3) Formal night
(4) Outer wear
(5) Shoes
(6) Jewelry

Every single purchase is prefaced by "can I wear this on a cruise?" If the answer is no, it usually won't see my closet!
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#13
North Carolina
645 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by julia
Yes... I'm a cruise geek, in the fact that my CLOSET is organized by:

(1) Excursions
(2) Casual night
(3) Formal night
(4) Outer wear
(5) Shoes
(6) Jewelry

Every single purchase is prefaced by "can I wear this on a cruise?" If the answer is no, it usually won't see my closet!
OMG, there are two of us!!!
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#14
Boca Raton, FL
18,698 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
Originally posted by ghstudio
You know you are a cruise geek when you have posted over 5000 messages here
I resemble that remark
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#15
Hartsdale, NY UDSA
1,538 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
Originally posted by ghstudio
You know you are a cruise geek when you have posted over 5000 messages here
OR.. you spend your time reading and responding to the boards
Carole
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#16
Boca Raton, FL
18,698 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
Hi Everyone,

I admit I'm a cruise geek... and I'm extremely proud of it !

I knew that I was hooked years ago, when I began thinking about Celebrity & Azamara, at all hours of the day and night - still do . To me, helping others is not work, it's a passion. I also have a collection of Cruise memorabilia, focusing on Celebrity items.

While I consider myself fortunate to have sailed on many cruises over the years... You might think it's a bit less exciting.... but it's *never* that way. I look forward to each and every cruise, like a kid in a candy shop. I'm counting the days to our next Eclipse sailing in November.
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#17
Boca Raton, FL
18,698 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
You know you're a Celebrity Cruise Geek, when you know where every Solstice Class cabin's bed & couch is situated near the bed or the bathroom, by the cabin number, and rarely looking at a deck plan
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#18
Boca Raton, FL USA
8,986 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
You know you are a cruise geek when you think that Murano is your neighborhood restaurant. Actually that would be a "seriously addicted cruiser" rather than a geek.
#19
8,848 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
Originally posted by USVI-4-me
My idea of a cruise geek is a person who checks the port webcams daily and knows all the statistics about the ships.

-Marisa
I am guilty as charged. (Your friendly neighborhood cruise geek.)
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#20
Houston, Texas, USA
20,332 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
Originally posted by Host Andy
I resemble that remark
Ditto!
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