Gatorclaw's Long Awaited LIBERTY video!

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#1
Westminster, MD
554 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Finally... Islands of Liberty is here. It's a chronicle of our experience on the Liberty Castaways April 1st cruise of the Eastern Caribbean.

If you haven't seen my other videos, this is the story of our cruise told in photos and video, and too much effort went into it just to share it with my friends and family- so I hope you enjoy it too. And if you're a cruise fanatic- I'm sure you will.

Back again is my girlfriend, Pepper. But to spice things up, along for the ride, are my parents, Ike and Sue. Also joining the cast are several Cruise Critic Castaways, including the infamous Host Randy who just might get a best supporting actor nomination for his great performances!

Special thanks to all the Castaways who helped in one way or another including Randy, Zydeco Cruiser, Rypero, and Emerald777.

So sit back and get lost in the action, humor and romance of 8 days on the Eastern Caribbean! www.gatorclaw.com/liberty
(note: high speed connection is needed)
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THE CRUISES:
THAT'S PRIDE FLOATIN' WITH YA 04/27/2014
VIVA LA VALOR! 04/26/2009
THE IMAGINATION VACATION 04/03/2008
CONQUEST OF THE CARIBBEAN 04/15/2007
ISLANDS OF LIBERTY 04/01/2006
VOYAGE OF VALOR 03/06/2005
SEVEN DAYS ON THE DESTINY 02/29/2004

Check out the videos: youtube.com/gatorclaw
#2
Very near to Chicago shopping!!
2,408 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
JASON JASON JASON!!!!!! That was UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!
You are obviously VERY talented, and your family is soooooo lucky to have such an awesome keepsake!
I love to make videos myself, but now I am embarassed at my work thus far!!

Are you in this field, or is this a hobby? I would think that you obviously have been trained extensively in this !!

I am amazed.......

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful trip, I felt like I went too!
Heather
#3
Dallas, TX
23,715 Posts
Joined Mar 2001
WOW!......I've only been thru a few chapters but all I can say is WOW!......Jason, just when we think you're awesome at these videos, you just keep getting better! ....This is great for all that are sailing on Liberty to see major pics of the ship and ports. .Ok.....back for more viewing.
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#4
Punta Gorda, Fl. U.S.A.
760 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Really terrific pictures and video!! Many thanks for sharing it
with your fellow cruise fans. John F.
#5
Lafayette, IN
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OK, you got me with the Simpsons joke ... the garbage man can.
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#7
Very near to Chicago shopping!!
2,408 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Jason,
Can you recemmend a good starting editing software that would be good for the video, pictures, music and such.... for a "semi novice, but great with a computer"" !!?? (I don't want to spend a ton either)

Thanks! Any advice is greatly appreciated!
#8
Sunny Arizona
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Joined Nov 2005
I've only seen half of them but WOW!!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest! You are awesome Jason!
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#9
Ontario, Canada
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Joined Apr 2005
Great job Jason.. will be doing this ship and itin next October.. thanks for the preview
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#10
Altamonte Springs Fl
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wooohoo- fab !

Brought back many fond memories, thanks !
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#11
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Excellent as always!
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#12
Lancaster, TX USA
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I finally got high speed so now I will be able to see them all. Going to the b/f's house to watch this one since I've already talked him into doing this one with me next time.
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#13
Florida
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Joined Apr 2006
Jason,

That was SUPER!! Thanks so much for taking us along with you guys. I couldn't believe you could surpass your Valor video, but this was AWE-SOME!!

and Randy, what a great voice you have!! Never would've thunk it!

Tell Sue & Ike they've got lots of new friends on the board....hope we don't scare them.
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#14
Orange County, CA
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Jason: Super job! Who needs to read a cruise review, we can watch your video/slide shows!!
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Next Up:

Imagination, August 2015 - Baja

Completed:
*Carnival Spirit, July 2011 - 7 Day Alaska >> Spirit photos
*Carnival Valor, August 2009 - 7 Day West. Caribbean >> Valor review >> Valor photos
*Carnival Liberty, August 2007 - 8 day East. Caribbean >>Liberty 8/07 Review >>Liberty photos
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#15
Lexington, KY
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Great job Jason! It was also nice being able to finally see some faces of other CC members.

John
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#17
Pawtucket, RI
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incredible. i like the part that nothing says Caribbean like an Irish pub. I do love Guinness
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#18
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Joined Oct 2005
Jason and Pepper , what a great video keep it up, you guys should be the spokes for carnival , if anybody has the eye for taste its you guys. bye. cant wait to see whats next.
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#19
Ashburn, Virginia USA
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Jason . . . as always . . . another fantastic video! Thank you so much . . .
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#20
New Jersey
729 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Jason,

I've watched all your videos and they are FANTASTIC. This one is especially interesting to me since we will be going on the Liberty 3/07. I have your page saved in my favorites so I can be on the ship whenever I want from now till then. Someone else mentioned it and I agree....you should be doing the advertising for Carnival.
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