Carnival Freedom, John Heald & YOU! - Bloggers Cruise with John Heald 1/19/08

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#1
Ewing, NJ
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Cruise Critic was quick enough to nab some coveted "group space" on board John Heald's upcoming "Blogger's Cruise" on Carnival Freedom sailing from Miami on January 19, 2008.

John Heald's Blogger's Cruise Info - Member Cruise Info

We've obtained great rates on this sailing just to ensure a fantastic showing on board from Cruise Critic. After all, *you are* the voice of cruising on the Internet, aren't you??

So, will you be there??

Laura
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#3
Ewing, NJ
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Why, on the member cruise, mr capt three names! Why don't you take a look at the info, and join us?

Laura
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#4
London
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Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by LauraS
Why, on the member cruise, mr capt three names! Why don't you take a look at the info, and join us?

Laura

That would be a riot, or should I say MUTINY.

Thank you for the invitation, coming from the head honcho, I might just take CC up on that one, we'll see.
#5
Fort Worth, TX
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Joined Mar 2001
No NO!....don't join that one!......Join my Jan 5 CC Group....... ...Actually This is John's fault (and I know you're reading this, ya bugger! ) as he should have linked up the blog group with my group......but that's ok.....join the blog group.......but If you want a better group....join mine two weeks prior......no, I'm just playing...this is the blog cruise thread so hope everyone has fun but I can't as I HAVE A GROUP 2 WEEKS BEFORE
LOL>...Ok, I'll quite the shameless plugs!
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Destiny-5/00, Victory-3/01, Pride-6/02,Celebration-11/02,Conquest-3/03,Glory-9/03,RCI Mariner-1/04, Triumph-3/04, Elation-5/04,Sensation-10/04, Miracle-2/05, Rhapsody-8/05,Valor-10/05, Grand Princess-1/06,Liberty-4/06,Conquest-10/06, Fantasy-1/07, Legend-3/07, Liberty-10/07, Freedom 1/08, Freedom 3/08,Destiny 10/08, Destiny 11/08 ,Splendor 4/09,Dream 4/10,Conquest 8/10, Fantasy 1/11, Conquest 8/11, Magic 12/11, Magic 8/12, Breeze 1/13 , Sunshine 1/14, Magic 11/14,
#6
London
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Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by Host Randy
No NO!....don't join that one!......Join my Jan 5 CC Group.........Actually This is John's fault (and I know you're reading this, ya bugger! ) as he should have linked up the blog group with my group......but that's ok.....join the blog group.......but If you want a better group....join mine two weeks prior......no, I'm just playing...this is the blog cruise thread so hope everyone has fun but I can't as I HAVE A GROUP 2 WEEKS BEFORE
LOL>...Ok, I'll quite the shameless plugs!

Excuse me, but do I know you?
How dare ya hijack this thread?
lol Randy!
#7
Fort Worth, TX
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Originally posted by CaptainEdwardJohnSmith
Excuse me, but do I know you?
How dare ya hijack this thread?
lol Randy!
Do as I say....not as I do.....Muhahahaha!
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Randy & Carmen


Destiny-5/00, Victory-3/01, Pride-6/02,Celebration-11/02,Conquest-3/03,Glory-9/03,RCI Mariner-1/04, Triumph-3/04, Elation-5/04,Sensation-10/04, Miracle-2/05, Rhapsody-8/05,Valor-10/05, Grand Princess-1/06,Liberty-4/06,Conquest-10/06, Fantasy-1/07, Legend-3/07, Liberty-10/07, Freedom 1/08, Freedom 3/08,Destiny 10/08, Destiny 11/08 ,Splendor 4/09,Dream 4/10,Conquest 8/10, Fantasy 1/11, Conquest 8/11, Magic 12/11, Magic 8/12, Breeze 1/13 , Sunshine 1/14, Magic 11/14,
#8
Fort Worth, TX
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Joined Mar 2001
Actually I better behave before Laura starts posting this on my Free4all thread!
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Randy & Carmen


Destiny-5/00, Victory-3/01, Pride-6/02,Celebration-11/02,Conquest-3/03,Glory-9/03,RCI Mariner-1/04, Triumph-3/04, Elation-5/04,Sensation-10/04, Miracle-2/05, Rhapsody-8/05,Valor-10/05, Grand Princess-1/06,Liberty-4/06,Conquest-10/06, Fantasy-1/07, Legend-3/07, Liberty-10/07, Freedom 1/08, Freedom 3/08,Destiny 10/08, Destiny 11/08 ,Splendor 4/09,Dream 4/10,Conquest 8/10, Fantasy 1/11, Conquest 8/11, Magic 12/11, Magic 8/12, Breeze 1/13 , Sunshine 1/14, Magic 11/14,
#10
tampa fl
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Laura , I don't know what's going on, but I've tried to use the links you have on the page to get rates( or click on Laura) and it has sent my computer into outer space twice.Can you email me the rates?
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thx
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#11
Ewing, NJ
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Joined Jan 2000
Originally posted by Host Randy
No NO!....don't join that one!......Join my Jan 5 CC Group....... ...Actually This is John's fault (and I know you're reading this, ya bugger! ) as he should have linked up the blog group with my group......but that's ok.....join the blog group.......but If you want a better group....join mine two weeks prior......no, I'm just playing...this is the blog cruise thread so hope everyone has fun but I can't as I HAVE A GROUP 2 WEEKS BEFORE
LOL>...Ok, I'll quite the shameless plugs!
Sheesh, it's not like everyone around here cruises only once a year or something....why not just do BOTH???
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#12
Fort Worth, TX
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Originally posted by LauraS
Sheesh, it's not like everyone around here cruises only once a year or something....why not just do BOTH???
Sure...you paying?
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Randy & Carmen


Destiny-5/00, Victory-3/01, Pride-6/02,Celebration-11/02,Conquest-3/03,Glory-9/03,RCI Mariner-1/04, Triumph-3/04, Elation-5/04,Sensation-10/04, Miracle-2/05, Rhapsody-8/05,Valor-10/05, Grand Princess-1/06,Liberty-4/06,Conquest-10/06, Fantasy-1/07, Legend-3/07, Liberty-10/07, Freedom 1/08, Freedom 3/08,Destiny 10/08, Destiny 11/08 ,Splendor 4/09,Dream 4/10,Conquest 8/10, Fantasy 1/11, Conquest 8/11, Magic 12/11, Magic 8/12, Breeze 1/13 , Sunshine 1/14, Magic 11/14,
#13
Ewing, NJ
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Hey, did I mention there is a reduced deposit on this member cruise ..... $25 through May 28th!

Laura
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#14
Fort Worth, TX
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Funny you should mention that......why I have the same deal two weeks before!

Actually, if I went on both and then I have another group in march on Freedom....I should just hire on as John's assistant and stay aboard!
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Randy & Carmen


Destiny-5/00, Victory-3/01, Pride-6/02,Celebration-11/02,Conquest-3/03,Glory-9/03,RCI Mariner-1/04, Triumph-3/04, Elation-5/04,Sensation-10/04, Miracle-2/05, Rhapsody-8/05,Valor-10/05, Grand Princess-1/06,Liberty-4/06,Conquest-10/06, Fantasy-1/07, Legend-3/07, Liberty-10/07, Freedom 1/08, Freedom 3/08,Destiny 10/08, Destiny 11/08 ,Splendor 4/09,Dream 4/10,Conquest 8/10, Fantasy 1/11, Conquest 8/11, Magic 12/11, Magic 8/12, Breeze 1/13 , Sunshine 1/14, Magic 11/14,
#15
Keyport, nj
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Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by Host Randy
Funny you should mention that......why I have the same deal two weeks before!

Actually, if I went on both and then I have another group in march on Freedom....I should just hire on as John's assistant and stay aboard!

hey that is my job randy, if we did both.....laura we booked direct with carnival on friday, didnt know that cruise critic would be running a group for this cruise/blog.
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#16
WEST VIRGINIA
6,097 Posts
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Randy,

I'll sign on as a blogging RN for January through March in case any of the various bloggers need medical assistance. You can assist John and I'll assist those who fall ill trying to keep up!
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#17
San Jose, Ca USA
28 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
Ok now I am MAD...I booked 8 of us with a Military discount for 1/12/08 Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Freedom. Now I see there is one for the group the week before AND the week after...no I can't sail BOTH or all 3...lol. Someone needs to make a group cruise for THESE dates. What is the rate for your dates? I got 3 adjoining balconies with the military discount and 8 of us for $700pp. I am sooooo excited.
Can anyone offer ideas for excursions off Carnival or on for St Maarten or St Thomas?
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#18
Hampton, Virginia, USA
406 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Is Ron Pass still going to be on the Freedom for this cruise? If not, does anyone know where he'll be after the trans-Atlantic in November? Thinking seriously of jumping on this one and Ron Pass in the piano bar would make it just that much sweeter.
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#19
lisbon, ohio usa
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you could log on to John Heald's blog and ask him..go to the Carnival site...there is a link from there....



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