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Old June 28th, 2008, 11:57 AM
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You've all convinced me that multiple sailings on the same ship isn't a problem,thanks!

I've struck while the iron is still hot so to speak and booked a 14 nighter on the Italian Med september 09 this morning.

Pity I can't charge it to CC. Lol

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Old June 28th, 2008, 12:18 PM
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On Navigator 3 times. Liberty 2 times.
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Voyager of the Seas 2001
Explorer of the Seas 2002
Navigator of the Seas 2003
Navigator of the Seas b2b 2004
Radiance of the Seas 2005
Freedom of the Seas 2006
Liberty of the Seas b2b 2007
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Jewel of the Seas 2009
Oasis of the Seas b2b 2010
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Old June 28th, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Grandeur 5 x; Radiance 2x; Enchantment 3X; Legend 3 x
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Old June 29th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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We've been on Brilliance three times and Grandeur three times - not necessarily because of the ship, but because the itineraries were ones that we wanted to take. We like the Radiance class ships (includng Brilliance) the best, and have taken Jewel and Radiance as well. We just wish that Grandeur had a Concierge Lounge for the Diamond and D+ passengers.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 03:23 PM
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I cruised the Empress twice, same itinerary, different departure port. I sailed her as the Nordic Empress and then again after her refurb as the Empress of the Seas. I loved that ship!
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Disney Magic - July 8, 2012 - NE/Canada (DD's 1st Cruise!)
Grandeur of the Seas - January 5, 2009 - W. Caribbean (Babymoon)

Mariner of the Seas - May 11, 2008 - E. Caribbean (2nd Anniversary)
Enchantment of the Seas - July 16, 2007 - W. Caribbean (1st Anniversary Cruise)
Empress of the Seas - July 15, 2006 - Philly - Bermuda (Honeymoon Cruise)
Nordic Empress - August 25, 2002 - NY - Bermuda
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Old June 29th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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I cruised the Empress twice, same itinerary, different departure port. I sailed her as the Nordic Empress and then again after her refurb as the Empress of the Seas. I loved that ship!
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Disney Magic - July 8, 2012 - NE/Canada (DD's 1st Cruise!)
Grandeur of the Seas - January 5, 2009 - W. Caribbean (Babymoon)

Mariner of the Seas - May 11, 2008 - E. Caribbean (2nd Anniversary)
Enchantment of the Seas - July 16, 2007 - W. Caribbean (1st Anniversary Cruise)
Empress of the Seas - July 15, 2006 - Philly - Bermuda (Honeymoon Cruise)
Nordic Empress - August 25, 2002 - NY - Bermuda
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Old June 29th, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Wink Rhapsody for me!

We sailed on "our ship" the Rhapsody nine times, and still mourn that RC took her away from us!!!

She is a lovely ship with a fantastic crew. I doubt we'll ever feel that way about another ship. We brought her to Galveston in 2001 from San Diego through the Canal, and then, sadly, took her through the Canal back to San Diego and bid her adieu in Sept. of '07.

In desperation, because we don't like to fly these days, we took a B2B on the Carnival Conquest in April, and really liked the ship---we were very apprehensive about that booking. She is very classy, food was great, entertainment good, service excellent . . . but she isn't the Rhapsody, and it isn't RC. What's a RC Rhapsody lover to do?

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Feel quite emotional now....

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Sovereign x 7 Majesty x 4 Adventure x 2 Freedom x 2 Marnier x 2

Navigator x 1 but going again in 21 days
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2001
Sovereign 5/01
2002
Majesty 03/02 Majesty 07/02 Majesty 09/02
2003
Sovereign 06/03
2004
Sovereign 03/04 Sovereign 07/04
2005
Mariner 05/05 Sovereign 07/05 Grandeur 12/05
2006
Sovereign 03/06 Navigator 05/06 Freedom 09/06 Majesty 10/06
Mariner 12/06
2007
Sovereign 03/07 Adventure 05/07 Adventure 0707
2008
Freedom 04/08 Navigator 07/08 Sovereign 10/08
2009
Monarch 02/09 Independence 04/09 Liberty 07/09
Oasis 12/09 Freedom 12/09
2010
Freedom 03/10 Freedom 04/10 Freedom 07/10
Monarch 09/10 Voyager 10/10 Monarch 12/10
2011
Allure of the Seas 03/11 Freedom 07/11 Freedom 07/11 Liberty 12/11
2012
Explorer 9 night 07/12 I Independence 12/12
2013
Oasis 09/13
2014
Freedom 06/14 Vision 09/14
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220 Wonderful Nights at sea on Royal Caribbean International
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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:33 PM
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been on Monarch twice...other than that all have been different
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11/05 Disney Wonder - Bahamas
05/06 Caribbean Princess - Eastern Caribbean - Honeymoon
12/06 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Mexico
05/07 Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean - Maiden Voyage
10/07 Vision Of the Seas - Mexican Riviera
04/08 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Mexico
09/08 Rhapsody of the Seas - Alaska - now C&A Platinum
01/09 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera
04/09 Carnival Elation - Baja Mexico B2B part 1
04/09 Carnival Elation - Baja Mexico B2B part 2
12/09 Celebrity Equinox - Southern Caribbean
04/10 Radiance of the Seas - Mexican Riviera
10/10 Caribbean Princess - Southern Caribbean
03/11 Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas
05/11 Carnival Paradise - Baja Mexico

So far 101 wonderful days spent at sea!!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 07:37 PM
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We are doing Italy and Croatia on the Legend of the Seas in 10/08 and it will be our third time on it. We also did Legend for Panama Canal and Alaska. It seems she is always where we want to go and ANY Royal ship is fine with me.
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We have been on the Vision of the Seas 6 times. Why, two reasons, we love the ship and we can get to her without getting on an airplane!!

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We are going on the Independence for the third time on the 15/10/08 we were on the inaugural cruise in May then 14 days to the med in June, we loved it so much that when we got back we booked 11 days in October to the Canary islands such a bargain.
Just found my old post and chuckled to myself - 3 times on one ship lol!! Saturday I embark Indy for the 16th time- still trying to decide if I like her!!
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Thomson Topaz- 11/11/2000 7 nights
Costa Atlantica- 10/03/2001 14 nights
Splendour Of The Seas- 03/01/2003 12 nights
Explorer Of The Seas - 25/10/2003 14 nights
Ocean Village- 08/06/2004 14 nights
Ocean Village- 11/05/2005 13 nights
Explorer Of The Seas- 06/11/2005 14 nights
Celebrity Constellation- 06/05/2006 14 nights
Navigator Of The Seas- 11/08/2007 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 02/05/2008 4 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 31/05/2008 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 15/10/2008 11 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 23/05/2009 4 nights
Jewel Of The Seas- 22/06/2009 12 nights
Freedom Of The Seas 13/09/2009 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 29/05/2010 4 nights
Independence Of The Seas 02/06/2010 3 nights
Independence Of The Seas 03/07/2010 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 18/11/2010 11 nights
Independence Of The Seas 13/02/2011 18 nights
Independence Of The Seas 27/04/2011 3 nights
Independence Of The Seas 30/04/2011 4 nights
Independence Of The Seas 20/08/2011 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 17/03/2012 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 02/05/2012 3 nights
Independence Of The Seas 05/05/2012 4 nights
Independence Of The Seas 25/08/2012 14 nights
Splendour Of The Seas 27/10/2012 7 nights
Independence Of The Seas 26/05/2013 6 nights
independence Of The Seas 01/06/2013 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 07/09/2013 14 nights
QM2 11/12/2013 4 nights
independence Of The Seas 04/05/2014 13nights

Booked Cruises
Independence Of The Seas 23/08/2014 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 25/10/2014 3 nights
Independence Of The Seas 28/10/2014 4 nights
P&O Arcadia 27/12/2014 10 nights
Anthem Of The Seas 22/04/2015 8 nights
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Holy zombie thread, Batman!
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Royal Caribbean cruises:
04/2001 - Voyager of the Seas
09/2002 - Monarch of the Seas
11/2003 - Voyager of the Seas
04/2005 - Radiance of the Seas
11/2010 - Liberty of the Seas
03/2011 - Navigator of the Seas
10/2012 - Freedom of the Seas
04/2013 - Jewel of the Seas
05/2014 - Vision of the Seas
08/2014 - Enchantment of the Seas

Future:
11/2014 - Independence of the Seas

Other cruises:
07/1990 - Carnival Holiday
03/2003 - Disney Wonder
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Old August 20th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Never sailed on a ship more than once.
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Liberty of the Seas 2013 (Thanksgiving)~ Legend of the Seas 2013 ~ Liberty of the Seas 2013 (Birthday) ~ Briilliance of the Seas 2012 ~ Adventure of the Seas 2012 ~ Oasis of the Seas 2011 ~ Carnival Miracle 2010 ~ Freedom of the Seas 2010 ~ Independence of the Seas 2009 ~ Mariner of the Seas 2008 ~ Norwegian Star 2008 ~ Pride of Hawaii 2007 ~ Sapphire Princess 2007 ~ Carnival Valor 2006 ~ Carnival Imagination 2005 ~ Norwegian Sea 2005 ~ Norwegian Crown 2004 ~ Carnival Jubilee 1995 ~ Canadea/New England ~ Costa 1988
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Seriously, though, you've sailed enough on Independence that you probably have more days on her than most of her crew.

If you ever figure out if you like the ship or not, please let me know. I'm scheduled to sail on her for the first time in February.
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Royal Caribbean cruises:
04/2001 - Voyager of the Seas
09/2002 - Monarch of the Seas
11/2003 - Voyager of the Seas
04/2005 - Radiance of the Seas
11/2010 - Liberty of the Seas
03/2011 - Navigator of the Seas
10/2012 - Freedom of the Seas
04/2013 - Jewel of the Seas
05/2014 - Vision of the Seas
08/2014 - Enchantment of the Seas

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11/2014 - Independence of the Seas

Other cruises:
07/1990 - Carnival Holiday
03/2003 - Disney Wonder

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Old August 20th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Seriously, though, you've sailed enough on Independence that you probably have more days on her than most of her crew.

If you ever figure out if you like the ship or not, please let me know. I'm scheduled to sail on her for the first time in February.
If you liked the Liberty you should like the Independence and Freedom.
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I sailed the Monarch 5 times. Would have been a lot more if they hadn't sent her away. And sailed both Voyager and Navigator twice.
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Freedom (finally) April 3, 2011 Read my review here:
Freedom Review w/Pics: 4/3-4/10/2011, some good, some bad, some meh.
Navigator March 2010
Carnival Splendor-April 2009
Voyager-April 2008
Mariner-September 2007
Monarch-December 2006
Vision-Thanksgiving 2006
Monarch-March & November 2005
Monarch-May 2004
Monarch-January 2004
Voyager December 2003
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Carnival Holiday-June 2000

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Hi Just returned from a really great first cruise on Independance of the Seas.Am booked to cruise her again May 09.looking to book another cruise September - October 09.My wife who uses a wheelchair had such a good experience that although we would like to try other lines or vessels, now we 'know the ropes'on Independance we feel comfortable going for a third time.

Would value your opinions.

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Good question, I was set to give my answer, but since a lot of what you probably need might be based on the wheel chair access, RC's newer ships are PROBABLY better equipped. Since Indy works for you, Her sisters, Freedom and Liberty of the Seas should be comparable and I'll bet people with wheel chair needs probably find Oasis and Allure equal or better.

Back to the subject, I've sailed Majesty twice, I'm booked for my 2nd on Alllure, and next year I may return to Freedom, unless something makes me have to book the new class of ship when it comes out.
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