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Old December 27th, 2008, 09:44 PM
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Default What happened to the Carnival Celebration?

That was my first cruise in 1995. My parents took me on a cruise for my HS graduation. We went to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Just curious.
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It was my first cruise too, and the ship I got married on. Great ship!
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That was my first cruise in 1995. My parents took me on a cruise for my HS graduation. We went to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Just curious.
I also graduated rom HS in 95. I was supposed to go on Celebration on 6/24/95 with my 2 best friends. The Wed (I think) before we're supposed to leave, I see the Celebration on the news - there's been a fire! Carnival cancelled my cruise, but they sent the Imagination out a week early. Since it was a bigger ship, they were able to accommodate some pax from my original sailing, and we got on! As you can see from my signature, I still got on the Celebration, post-fire refurb.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 11:25 PM
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That was our first cruise also. We had a blast! We had no website to help us prepare and not many people we knew had cruised before, so we just had to wing it! Our family made some great memories on that cruise!
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She was our second cruise and by far our best. I loved that ship. From past reading on here I think a lot of people did, too bad the mega ships are the wave of the future. New cruisers are gonna miss out on the small ships intimacy.
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She was our second cruise and by far our best. I loved that ship. From past reading on here I think a lot of people did, too bad the mega ships are the wave of the future. New cruisers are gonna miss out on the small ships intimacy.
Beautiful ship ,nice lines. I had some clients out in Tampa Bay shark fishing when it came into Tampa.It came too fast and had to turn sharply in the narrow channel and threw a huge wave(actually curling) I was lucky to see it early and had time to get underway before it hit. I was impressed!
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Great ship!!!
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I also graduated rom HS in 95. I was supposed to go on Celebration on 6/24/95 with my 2 best friends. The Wed (I think) before we're supposed to leave, I see the Celebration on the news - there's been a fire! Carnival cancelled my cruise, but they sent the Imagination out a week early. Since it was a bigger ship, they were able to accommodate some pax from my original sailing, and we got on! As you can see from my signature, I still got on the Celebration, post-fire refurb.
We were on the Celebration in '95 when the ship caught fire...what an experience. Carnival was great...refunded the air and cruise and gave us a future free cruise which we took on the Jubilee the following year.
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We were on the Celebration in '95 when the ship caught fire...what an experience. Carnival was great...refunded the air and cruise and gave us a future free cruise which we took on the Jubilee the following year.
While I was upset that my cruise was cancelled, I was just so grateful that I was not on the ship when the fire happened! That had to be some experience...floating around with no AC, electricity, etc. I knew Carnival made good on it. We got a lot of perks on our Imagination cruise too - much more free alcohol than normal, OBC - due to the issue.
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So sad to see the old girl decked out in a non-Carnival paint job. She has great memories for me and my dh as we sailed her in March 1994. Got off the ship in St. Thomas, went to the other side of the island (Megan's Bay) and got married on the beach. Then got back on the ship and had a great honeymoon for the remainder of the cruise.
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We passed Grand Celebration a week or so ago on Carnival Magic.
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Simple google search shows this....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Celebration
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We too, enjoyed "Celebration" a number of times. Great memories as well! I wish Carnival would build some new ships around the 80,000 ton size, instead of the HUGE ships that are being built today. Miss the smaller, more intimate Carnival ships. Hate to see the days coming when the smaller ships will all be gone.

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Wow I started this thread 3 years ago. Have I been here that long
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She was my first cruise as well in April 2006, my daughters show choir performed in the theater. She is the reason we became addicted to cruising. I just got home from Las Vegas (first time in Vegas) and all I could think about while walking around each casino/hotel was how much it reminded me of a cruise, only the food isn't included in Vegas and it's EXTREMELY expensive to eat there. I loved the Celebration, she was a great ship! Now getting ready for the Freedom on July 10th and can't wait!!!
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My first Carnival cruise was on the Celebration. She is a wonderful ship and gave me many many memories, albeit a bit obscured by alcohol.
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wow i started this thread 3 years ago. Have i been here that long
time warp!
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John's blog actually has a picture of her in the port of Barcelona

About midway down --

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2011/05/10...es/#more-18253
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i was on the maiden voyage of the celebration!!!
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