NCL | Epic | May 6th Barcelona | Any gay boys??

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#1
24 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Just throwing this out there... anyone going on May 6th sailing from Barcelona on the NCL Epic??

I'm traveling alone in a studio, so I'd love to have someone to hang out or eat with :-)
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#3
Brooklyn
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Fellow gay here, but I'm traveling with my family and we won't spend much time onboard with our whirlwind touring schedule. I'll try to stop by the LGBT Meet & Greet if they hold on the sea day though!
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#4
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Originally posted by AttilaTheFun
Fellow gay here, but I'm traveling with my family and we won't spend much time onboard with our whirlwind touring schedule. I'll try to stop by the LGBT Meet & Greet if they hold on the sea day though!
Same here actually, with all the excursions I feel like I'll be off the ship more than on!

Are you doing any of the romeinlimo tours organized over on the roll call boards?
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#5
Brooklyn
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Originally posted by hkpuipui99
Same here actually, with all the excursions I feel like I'll be off the ship more than on!

Are you doing any of the romeinlimo tours organized over on the roll call boards?
Yep! Organized one for Livorno and found another group of 4 from the group boarding in Rome. The other ports we are braving on our own. How about you?
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#6
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Joined Jun 2011
I'm doing Romeinlimo for all the stops in Italy... too many sights to see to attempt on my own...

For Cannes I'm just gonna take the train to Nice. For Marseille I'll take the train to Aix-en-Provence. So if you see an Asian guy walking around with a Rick Steves guidebook come say hi! LOL
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#7
Brooklyn
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I have the same one! Too heavy to carry around though, so I'm transcribing the best tips into a Word doc. We're trying Rome on our own and just doing Pompeii from Naples.
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#10
Brooklyn
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Can you believe it will be less than 2 weeks before we're onboard?!

There was another roll call posted by a gay couple that said they were looking for other couples. I thought it was extremely strange - what do they have against single people? Of course, they never posted again, so strange.
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#12
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Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by AttilaTheFun
Can you believe it will be less than 2 weeks before we're onboard?!

There was another roll call posted by a gay couple that said they were looking for other couples. I thought it was extremely strange - what do they have against single people? Of course, they never posted again, so strange.
Haha really? I missed it! Maybe they didn't know there are studios on the ship? :-D
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#13
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Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by FtWCarMan
I will be on the ship when you board in barcelona. Have a day or two left till i get off in rome.
Woohoo! More people!

I'm really looking forward to the day at sea! Since I'll be on shore everyday afterwards :-D
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#15
Washington, DC
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Hey! I did the Epic in the Mediterranean for my honeymoon last year. Was just lurking around saw your notes. Be careful with doing Rome on your own. Last October my husband and I took the train on our own and spent a few hours in Rome. I would advise against it. It took a really long time to get to Rome, then when you get there you have to Metro. By the time you get to Rome a lot of the major sites will be crowded due to the travel time.

So if you do decide to DIY in Rome, get off the ship AS EARLY as possible, catch the first train you can, plan very well and have your Metro routes mapped out. Also, give yourself plenty of time to get back to the ship. I wanted to visit the Roman Forum but it was so packed and the guided audio-tours in English were all sold out. We ended up walking around Rome, seeing the Spanish steps, neighborhoods, grabbing some pizza - more relaxing day. We had been to Rome a couple years ago and traveled it pretty extensively, so we figured we could take it easier this time.

Hope this helps! Happy travels. Epic is the best
-aj
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#16
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Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by Martin H & Martin G
Have just booked this cruise. This is the first cruise I have taken without my partner in 20 years..... travelling with a str8 friend.
You just booked? That's so last minute! I'm assuming you got a great deal?
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#17
Brooklyn
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Joined Jul 2011
FtWCarMan - Sound like you'll be getting on the ship tomorrow! I'll do my best to show up at the LGBT gathering and say hi!

Martin - Welcome, glad you got a good deal! We started out booked for an inside and then the price dropped so much after final payment that we asked for a balcony upgrade and got it! Sounds like the cruise lines are having lots of trouble selling the Europe cruises right now, so the deals are great!

teacher_md - Thanks for the advice! My family and I are planning on doing Rome on our own, but I have the day planned out, including advance purchase of Vatican tix. Fingers crossed the trains are on schedule!

We leave on Thursday to fly to Barcelona for a couple sightseeing days pre-cruise. Can't wait!
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#18
Brooklyn
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We arrived in Barcelona yesterday and were able to see Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell before a nice swim at the hotel and then crashing. Hope everyone else has arrived safely as well. Cannot wait to board the cruise tomorrow!
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#19
Charlotte, NC
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Joined May 2012
Well, first time poster and first time discovering this posting site...I know, I couldnt believe it either. First, we are sailing this time on Epic out of Rome on the 9th. I know some of the Barc people will still be on for Florence and France. To all that have posted concerning this trip, please let me hear how the gay life was on this ship. This is the 3rd ncl for us(oh yes, Us is couple that have been together for almost 30 years...Yes 2 'tired old gray Q____s' We have been traveling for many years, but only cruising for 8-10 yrs. This is the 3 Med. cruise in so many years. Anyone going on this sailing , couples or singles, please feel free to contact..thanks, Steve and Lee...I will stop now in order to read and try to continue just how this whole thing works..
#20
Charlotte, NC
3 Posts
Joined May 2012
Originally posted by graycruisers
Well, first time poster and first time discovering this posting site...I know, I couldnt believe it either. First, we are sailing this time on Epic out of Rome on the 9th. I know some of the Barc people will still be on for Florence and France. To all that have posted concerning this trip, please let me hear how the gay life was on this ship. This is the 3rd ncl for us(oh yes, Us is couple that have been together for almost 30 years...Yes 2 'tired old gray s'We have been traveling for many years, but only cruising for 8-10 yrs. This is the 3 Med. cruise in so many years. Anyone going on this sailing , couples or singles, please feel free to contact..thanks, Steve and Lee...I will stop now in order to read and try to continue just how this whole thing works..
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