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#21
Sydney, Australia
19 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Originally posted by okeefk1
Anyone booked on the pied piper baltic gay cruise - Scandinavia & Russia Cruise on celebrity Eclipse
June 22 - July 6, 2013 - 14 Nights
Brugges(Belgium), Warnemunde (Germany),
Stockholm (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia), St.Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark) - would love to hear from you -
Are you on this cruise?
#22
254 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by okeefk1
Anyone booked on the pied piper baltic gay cruise - Scandinavia & Russia Cruise on celebrity Eclipse
June 22 - July 6, 2013 - 14 Nights
Brugges(Belgium), Warnemunde (Germany),
Stockholm (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia), St.Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark) - would love to hear from you -
I am sailing on this cruise, with my wife and her friend. Because of the time we eat I never get time to go to the FOD meetings.
I get quite a bit of free time to myself on a cruise as she rests most afternoons at sea and goes to bed early.
This will be our fourth cruise on eclipse with a fifth already paid for on September 8th to the Med.
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Previous Cruises

USA & Caribbean: April - May 2015, Oriana.
USA & Canada: September - October 2014. Arcadia.
Norwegian Fjords July 2014, Celebrity Infinity.
Northern Spain & France: May 2014, Emerald Princess.
Western Mediterranean: September 2013, Celebrity Eclipse.
Baltic and Russia: June 2013, Celebrity Eclipse.
Azores & Canaries: September 2012, Celebrity Eclipse.
Norwegian Fjords: May 2012, Celebrity Eclipse.
Mediterranean & Adriatic: October 2011, Celebrity Eclipse
Caribbean: (No Fly) April 2011, Aurora
Baltic: June 2010, Jewel of the Seas
Western Mediterranean: June 2009, Grand Princess
Canaries: October 2008, Independence of the Seas
Nile Cruise: November 1998, Queen of the Nile

Forthcoming Cruises


Spain & Canaries: 8th October 2017, Celebrity Eclipse.




#24
Ealing, London, UK
315 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Booked on adventure of the seas 1sep to Iceland and Norway. Anyone else?


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#25
Gloucestershire Uk
23 Posts
Joined Jun 2013
Originally posted by Apple5
I am sailing with my partner on Celebrity Eclipse in Oct from Southampton to the Canaries. Really looking forward to our first Celebrity cruise with the added bonus of no flying! We are mid 40s from SW Surrey.
Hi . We are sailing on Celebrity Eclipse on 6th October 13 as well. Our first Celebrity cruise was on Eclipse this May. We loved it so much we booked for October whilst on the ship. Never done that before. Let us know if you have any questions about the ship
#27
Doncaster
324 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
Me and my partner are going on P&O Aurora October 12th to the Caribbean....
My ex is on the Royal Caribbean (Adventure of the sea) at the moment, sailing to Malaga.. A ship full of kids is not my idea of a holiday cruising the med..


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#28
717 Posts
Joined Jun 2008
Originally posted by Gay-Cruise-Holiday-UK
Hi as a u.k. based cruiser, i just wanted to say hello and ask where people are cruising to this year and are you going with your partner or by your self or with Friends.... cheers jay.
Welcome to CC!

We are spoiled living on the west coast US and can go to Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, or Alaska without paying for air fare to other, more long-distance ports.

So the boyfriend and I are doing Alaska this month, and Mexico/Mexican Riviera next year. We always try to put together a small group, and really enjoy cruising with a group of our gay friends.

Want to throw in a Panama Canal and transAtlantic one of these days.
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Mexico: Carnival Elation '08; Carnival Spirit '09 -'11 - '12 Carnival Inspiration '12; Statendam '14
Panama Canal: Westerdam '15
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#30
lancashire
64 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Hi Guys
Chris and John here from Preston lancashire, been on loads of cruises, booked on Emerald Princess on 27 Februaryto Caribbean, can't wait!!
#31
South Wales, UK
210 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Just booked Adventure of the Seas 13th October to med.....can't wait! Mike & Jeff
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Cruises this century:
2000 Topaz (March), Aurora (Dec)
2001 Mistral (March)
2002 Norwegian Sun (Feb), Aurora (Nov)
2003 Seawing (Feb), Caronia (Nov)
2004 Jewel of the Seas (May), Adonia (Nov)
2005 Aurora (May), Norwegian Jewel (Aug), Brilliance of the Seas (Aug)
2006 Celebration (Feb), Destiny (Nov)
2007 Star Princess (June), Arcadia (Nov)
2008 Ventura (May), Celebration (Oct)
2009 Celebration (Feb), Equinox (July), Arcadia (Dec)
2010 QM2 (May), Azura (Sept)
Independence of the Seas (Dec)
2011 Queen Victoria (Nov)
2012 Ventura (March) Oriana (July), NCL Spirit (Dec)
2013 Royal Princess (June) Adventure of the Seas (Oct)
2014 Norwegian Getaway (Jan) Norwegian Spirit (March) Queen Elizabeth (Dec)
2015 Braemar (Oct)
2015 Norwegian Epic (Dec)
#32
NE Scotland
330 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
46 & 37 GWMs NE scotland. been on a few cruises - all Thomsons

in Majorca 12/10 for week then a 1 week cruise on Dream
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#33
South Wales, UK
210 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by ged1967
46 & 37 GWMs NE scotland. been on a few cruises - all Thomsons

in Majorca 12/10 for week then a 1 week cruise on Dream
Hey, we've done a few Thomson too, always enjoyed them! Perhaps it's time for another one......
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Cruises this century:
2000 Topaz (March), Aurora (Dec)
2001 Mistral (March)
2002 Norwegian Sun (Feb), Aurora (Nov)
2003 Seawing (Feb), Caronia (Nov)
2004 Jewel of the Seas (May), Adonia (Nov)
2005 Aurora (May), Norwegian Jewel (Aug), Brilliance of the Seas (Aug)
2006 Celebration (Feb), Destiny (Nov)
2007 Star Princess (June), Arcadia (Nov)
2008 Ventura (May), Celebration (Oct)
2009 Celebration (Feb), Equinox (July), Arcadia (Dec)
2010 QM2 (May), Azura (Sept)
Independence of the Seas (Dec)
2011 Queen Victoria (Nov)
2012 Ventura (March) Oriana (July), NCL Spirit (Dec)
2013 Royal Princess (June) Adventure of the Seas (Oct)
2014 Norwegian Getaway (Jan) Norwegian Spirit (March) Queen Elizabeth (Dec)
2015 Braemar (Oct)
2015 Norwegian Epic (Dec)
#34
66 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Originally posted by Gay-Cruise-Holiday-UK
Hi as a u.k. based cruiser, i just wanted to say hello and ask where people are cruising to this year and are you going with your partner or by your self or with Friends.... cheers jay.
My partner and I will be joining the Celebrity Equinox on the 25th November Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale!
#35
NE Scotland
330 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Originally posted by welshcruiser
Hey, we've done a few Thomson too, always enjoyed them! Perhaps it's time for another one......

Sure would. There are usually 1 or 2 other couples on board or just chat with the crew!!!
Tho I feel like the poor relation booking a Thomsons cruise when it seems everyone else is going on the big boats with the big companies!!

We're still searching for the elusive "pink pound"
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#36
South Wales, UK
210 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by ged1967
Sure would. There are usually 1 or 2 other couples on board or just chat with the crew!!!
Tho I feel like the poor relation booking a Thomsons cruise when it seems everyone else is going on the big boats with the big companies!!

We're still searching for the elusive "pink pound"
Don't worry about it, we have had better food, def better service and even better entertainment on Thomson compared to most 'big' companies we have sailed with!
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Cruises this century:
2000 Topaz (March), Aurora (Dec)
2001 Mistral (March)
2002 Norwegian Sun (Feb), Aurora (Nov)
2003 Seawing (Feb), Caronia (Nov)
2004 Jewel of the Seas (May), Adonia (Nov)
2005 Aurora (May), Norwegian Jewel (Aug), Brilliance of the Seas (Aug)
2006 Celebration (Feb), Destiny (Nov)
2007 Star Princess (June), Arcadia (Nov)
2008 Ventura (May), Celebration (Oct)
2009 Celebration (Feb), Equinox (July), Arcadia (Dec)
2010 QM2 (May), Azura (Sept)
Independence of the Seas (Dec)
2011 Queen Victoria (Nov)
2012 Ventura (March) Oriana (July), NCL Spirit (Dec)
2013 Royal Princess (June) Adventure of the Seas (Oct)
2014 Norwegian Getaway (Jan) Norwegian Spirit (March) Queen Elizabeth (Dec)
2015 Braemar (Oct)
2015 Norwegian Epic (Dec)
#37
London
9 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Hi all,

London Couple here, 27 + 34, on our first cruise in October this year, Celebrity Eclipse from Southampton to Azores/Canaries.

Would be good to meet some more family aboard, especially if they can share some cruise tips!
#38
Leeds, UK
65 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by Gay-Cruise-Holiday-UK
Hi as a u.k. based cruiser, i just wanted to say hello and ask where people are cruising to this year and are you going with your partner or by your self or with Friends.... cheers jay.
Hi Jay,
We've just come back from a cruise around the Med on the Celebrity Equinox. We enjoyed it so much, we booked to go on her sister ship, the Eclipse, at Easter 2014 for a Trans Atlantic crossing, Fort Lauderdale to Southampton.
By booking on the ship, we get $200 on board credit (plus one other deal to be determined later) and by booking through Pied Piper, the group rate they get made the cabin about $200 cheaper as well.
All in all, not a bad deal.
#39
NE Scotland
330 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Originally posted by welshcruiser
Don't worry about it, we have had better food, def better service and even better entertainment on Thomson compared to most 'big' companies we have sailed with!
We had to cancel our cruise. My dad was given weeks to live so we just had to cancel. But sadly he passed away 10 days after we cancelled. Now hoping the insurance will pay out the 70% we lost!
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#40
South Wales, UK
210 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by ged1967
We had to cancel our cruise. My dad was given weeks to live so we just had to cancel. But sadly he passed away 10 days after we cancelled. Now hoping the insurance will pay out the 70% we lost!
So sorry to hear your sad news let's hope you don't loose out & can cruise again soon. I'm sure your dad would have wanted that. Take care.x
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Cruises this century:
2000 Topaz (March), Aurora (Dec)
2001 Mistral (March)
2002 Norwegian Sun (Feb), Aurora (Nov)
2003 Seawing (Feb), Caronia (Nov)
2004 Jewel of the Seas (May), Adonia (Nov)
2005 Aurora (May), Norwegian Jewel (Aug), Brilliance of the Seas (Aug)
2006 Celebration (Feb), Destiny (Nov)
2007 Star Princess (June), Arcadia (Nov)
2008 Ventura (May), Celebration (Oct)
2009 Celebration (Feb), Equinox (July), Arcadia (Dec)
2010 QM2 (May), Azura (Sept)
Independence of the Seas (Dec)
2011 Queen Victoria (Nov)
2012 Ventura (March) Oriana (July), NCL Spirit (Dec)
2013 Royal Princess (June) Adventure of the Seas (Oct)
2014 Norwegian Getaway (Jan) Norwegian Spirit (March) Queen Elizabeth (Dec)
2015 Braemar (Oct)
2015 Norwegian Epic (Dec)