May 3, 2012 - Jewel of the Seas/Transatlantic
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I as of yet I have not got my confermation letter for this cruise but I am sure I will be there. Right now I am getting ready to fly to Sydney to take the Rhapsody of the Seas from Sydney to Hawaii with stops at many of the pacific island. Which one are Island is your family from? Are you traveling alone?
Looking to meeting you, it sounds like it could be fun.
Robert (or Dale)
Many of the other lines now use the term GLBT (Princess and Cunard, for example). We have also been to GLBT meetings on ships were few, if any others showed up, even though we noticed a number of obviously gay people. Sadly, we noticed that rather than being so out they didn't care, they were very closeted and somehow thought being with other gays would "out" them. It is hard to believe that some people think that they are fooling others if they don't associate with other gays.While we have never actually told our table mates that we were gay, within a short time it was a given and never has there been a problem. With full knowledge of seeming chauvinistic, if one looks at the tables in the dining room seeming to have the most fun, often those tables have one or more gay guys.
I posted a thread for this cruise and got no responses. Glad at least a few of us will be on board in addition to my partner and me. In case you folks are not aware, RCL does not put notices for private group get-togethers in the daily paper. Look for the bulletin board near Reception. Put up or look for a passenger posted notice for a GBLT meeting place and time. If one of you puts up the notice, keep in mind dining times. Meeting at about 7 or 7:30 will allow both early, late and anytime diners to make it. Looking forward to meeting you all.Michael, my partner Daryl and I are on the TA and looking forward to it, my first transatlantic. We live in Ft. Lauderdale so just driving down and getting on the ship. I'm sure we'll find all of our "family" members on board. Brad
Michael, my partner Daryl and I are on the TA and looking forward to it, my first transatlantic. We live in Ft. Lauderdale so just driving down and getting on the ship. I'm sure we'll find all of our "family" members on board. BradWe will be in cabin 8012. If we don't bump into each other in one of the bars, give a call to our cabin.
We booked rather late and are wait-listed for "anytime" dining, which we prefer; otherwise, we will be at late seating. The champagne bar tends to be the most common meeting place, so check it out at different times as you wander around. The most common meeting times are about 7:30 and after the shows, usually about 9:00 and 11:00.