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Vancouver, BC, Canada
183 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
I addition to ourNoordam cruise January 7 (Caribbean), we are also booked on the Amsterdam, to Alaska out of Vancouver, June 28.
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Fort Lauderdale
242 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Have booked an 11 day Istanbul to Athens cruise on Holland America for May 2013. Included is several ports in Turkey and Greece, with a 2 day stop in Egypt. Will spend two weeks in Santorini, Crete, and Corfu prior to the actual cruise. Can't wait. Richard
South Florida
1,444 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
Since next year is our 30th Anniversary, we have three cruises planned. One for each decade! All to the caribbean on different ships. See the list in my signature below.
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Portland, Oregon, USA
1,240 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
We always book our trips pretty far in advance. I'm just frantic if I don't have something to plan/look forward to with anticipation.

We booked the Transpacific (Shanghai to Seward) on Celebrity Millennium for April 2013 when we were on the Equinox transatlantic last November.

In December 2013/January 2014 we are ringing in the new year as lighthouse keepers at New Dungeness Light House on the Olympic Penninsula. We commited to that in January 2012.

Joe (with Jeff in tow).
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138 incredible days at sea and counting....

Raleigh, N.C.
12,181 Posts
Joined Jul 2002
Nothing booked yet. I'm looking at a HAL cruise from Quebec to Boston in May that fits with DH's school break schedule. We would have time to spend two nights in Quebec before the cruise.
Portland, OR
34 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by bouionice
Haven't booked yet but we're looking at a 7-day Eastern Caribbean on Celebrity Reflection in March.
Just booked it last week so we will be on Reflection's March 2, 2013 sailing to San Juan, St Maarten & St Kitts.
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Celebrity Reflection - March 2013
Majesty of the Seas - Feb 2012
Queen Mary II - July 2004
Miami, FL
229 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
My partner and I are leaving on RCCL's Oasis of the Seas today!.....for a 7-day Western Caribbean sailing.

We are also booked on RCCL's Vision of the Seas for January 2013....for a 10-day Southern Caribbean sailing.
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Past cruises:

SS Norway

Carnival ~
Victory (4x)

Royal Caribbean ~
Allure of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas (3x), Explorer of the Seas (3x), Freedom of the Seas (3x), Grandeur of the Seas (2x), Independence of the Seas, Legend of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas (2x), Majesty of the Seas (5x), Navigator of the Seas (2x),
Oasis of the Seas (6x), Radiance of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Sovereign of the Seas (3x), Vision of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas

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Ft. Myers, FL
599 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
My partner and I have booked a trip from a year and a half out to 3 days before. Living in Florida, we've do take advantage of last minute deals whenever possible.

We are currently booked on RCI Brilliance of the Seas (8/31/2013) doing a westbound transatlantic from the UK to Boston. We plan to spend 5 days in Paris and 4 days in London prior to the cruise.
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12/95 Big Red Boat (Bahamas)
5/97 Carnival Inspiration (Southern Caribbean)
9/97 Carnival Imagination (Western Caribbean)
11/01 Grandeur of the Seas (Circle of Caribbean)
2/02 Celebrity Century (Eastern Caribbean)
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1/03 Nordic Empress (Western Caribbean)
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9/09 Sapphire Princess (Alaska)
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4/11 Star Princess (Southern Caribbean)
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Calgary, Alberta Canada
161 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
My partner Darrell and I will be meeting up with some transatlantic travel buddies onboard NCL's Star for the NOLA to Copenhagen sailing on April 21, 2013. Will be our 4th transatlantic. Love the sea days.
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2002 - Norwegian Majesty, Western Caribbean, 2003 - Holland America Vandaam, Eastern Caribbean
2005(winter) - Carnival Triumph - Eastern Caribbean,
2005(summer)- Carnival Triumph - Western Caribbean
Feb 2006 - Carnival Pride - Mexico,
April 2008 - Royal Caribbean - Navigator of the seas-Transatlantic
Jan 2009 - Imperial Majesty - Bahamas (we don't like to count this one!!)
August2009 - Carnival Paradise - Mexico,
April 2010 - Norwegian Sun - Transatlantic
August 2010 - RCL Vision of the Seas - Baltics/Northern Europe
January 2011-Norwegian Spirit-Exotic Western Caribbean
May 2011 - Norwegian Epic -Transatlantic
April 2013-Norwegian Jade-Mediterranean
Oct 2014-Norwegian Jade-Vancouver-Los Angeles
Nov 2014-Carnival Inspiration-Baja Mexico
April 2017- Norwegian Epic-Transatlantic

April 2018-Norwegian Star-Transatlantic
Long Beach, CA
7 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
My partner and I just returned from a Mediterranean cruise on HAL's Noordam and I'm already anxious to book something for 2013. I think we'll do another RSVP cruise. One straight cruise is enough for while.
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Summerville, SC
6,920 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Made some changes to our original 2013 plans. SO now we are booked on back-to-back cruises on Freedom of The Seas next April 14-28.
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Oakland, CA USA
15 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Although my partner has been on several cruises, this will be my first. We booked on the Grand Princess leaving San Francisco on March 31 for 10 days to SoCal and the "Mexican Riviera". I'm a little unhappy - originally the ship was scheduled to visit Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas (as well as San Diego and Avalon, Catalina Island). Although a primary attraction was the departure from our home city (our schedules are ridiculous) Mazatlan was dropped (just because a busload of cruisers were held up at gunpoint. Whiners!) and a second day was added in Puerto Vallarta. NOW, they've reduced the stay in Puerto Vallarta by one day and are staying in Cabo (zzzzzzzzzzzz) overnight. I'm trying to keep an open mind about the whole cruising experience - I know many, many people who love it) but if they change the itinerary again...

The Roll Call for this particular cruise was fairly active. However, once I chimed in *crickets*. Someone finally said "Welcome!" and offered to add us to an online list but...I guess people really are afraid of us. I'll bring along some spray to offer them.
Atlanta, GA
145 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
My best friend and I are once again spending our birthdays cruising the Western Med on the Norwegian Epic out of Civitavecchia from October 9-16, 2013. We met some great people through the FOD gatherings on this same trip out of Barcelona when we went on it in 2009 and we're looking forward to meeting more this time around. Anyone else out there going to be on the same sailing?

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Atlanta, Georgia
362 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
We are on the Celebrity Silhouette in March for a 7 day Caribbean cruise with my parents (their Christmas present from us). In the fall we are on a 14 night TA from Barcelona on the Celebrity Equinox. We are flying in early to spend a few days in Barcelona. Looking forward to relaxing sea days before the hustle of Christmas. We may have to find one more short cruise to get us through the summer, but nothing specific right now.
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Brent and Tony

Celebrity Millennium 3-26-2010 - 10 Night Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Constellation 11-6-2010 - 14 Night Transatlantic
Celebrity Equinox 3-21-2011 - 11 Night Western Caribbean
Celebrity Summit 2-25-2012 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity Millenium 4-12-2012 - 4 Night Western Caribbean
Celebrity Reflection 12-8-2012 - 7 Night Western Caribbean
Celebrity Silhouette 3-10-2013 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity Equinox 11-25-2013 - 14 Night Transatlantic
Celebrity Constellation 2-27-2014 - 4 Night Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Summit 4-5-2014 7 Night Southern Caribbean

Celebrity Summit 7-10-2016 - 7 Night Bermuda
Celebrity Eclipse 3-5-2017 - 14 Night Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Summit 4-7-2018 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean
723 Posts
Joined Jun 2008
Our small group has been doing Mexico the past few years but Carnival is not sailing out of San Diego these days... our favorite port.

So we are going to do Alaska, probably in August or September. Will be about 40 of us.

As usual, on Carnival.
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Alaska: Sky Princess '00; HAL Westerdam '13 -- Europe: HAL Noordam '02;
Mexico: Carnival Elation '08; Carnival Spirit '09 -'11 - '12 Carnival Inspiration '12; Statendam '14
Panama Canal: Westerdam '15

Portland, OR
34 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Slight change of plans...make that the March 9 sailing on Reflection. Same itinerary.
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Celebrity Reflection - March 2013
Majesty of the Seas - Feb 2012
Queen Mary II - July 2004
Portland, OR
34 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by bouionice
Just booked it last week so we will be on Reflection's March 2, 2013 sailing to San Juan, St Maarten & St Kitts.
Slight change of plans...make that the March 9 sailing on Reflection. Same itinerary.
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Celebrity Reflection - March 2013
Majesty of the Seas - Feb 2012
Queen Mary II - July 2004
Burnsville, MN
74 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
We like to plan way ahead. Have 2 cruises booked for 2013 that you can see below. Thinking about maybe doing a gay cruise in 2014 once they finally announce those (Atlantis, RSVP, etc.)
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Norwegian Escape 4/16/2016 7 night Eastern Caribbean
Disney Wonder 10/1/2014 Bahamas 5 night Double Dip
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/13/2014 Alaska Sawyer Glacier 7 night
Disney Fantasy 11/9/2013 Western Carribean 7 night
Norwegian Sky 2/8/2013 Bahamas 3 night
Disney Dream 2/16/2012 Bahamas 3 night
Disney Magic 11/05/2011 Eastern Carribean 7 night
Disney Wonder 02/07/10 Bahamas 4 night
HAL Amsterdam 06/2007 Alaska Inside Passage
Charleston, South Carolina
141 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Just today I booked the Caribbean Princess 3-30 from Miami to Aruba and Curacao. Have never been on Princess before. Five times on HAL though.