independence of the seas--22nd april 2012--10 night canary islands, whos going?

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#21
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Hi Carol

The last departure from the boat was 09.15, looks like you may have a bit of a wait if your flight isn't until late.

You can always enjoy the sites of Southampton to waste a couple of hours..lol.
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#22
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
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We like Southampton but our luggage would be a burden. In March they were offering Late Departure up to 3pm for 30 dollars each allowing full use of the ship and all the restaurants. Hopefully they will do it again

Carol
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#23
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Hi everyone, I know it has been a while but all has changed!! I have a new job which i love! YAY for me!! We have been busy sorting out things at home, we now also have a holiday home in Poole woohooo!

I am getting serious cruise blues thinking about next year and i keep seeing if there is any way that i can sneek in a crafty cruise before we go next year but i don't think the time will permit me lol

How is everyone at the moment?

CKx
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#24
Bristol, UK, when not at sea!
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Originally posted by Cruise_Kitten
Hi everyone, I know it has been a while but all has changed!! I have a new job which i love! YAY for me!! We have been busy sorting out things at home, we now also have a holiday home in Poole woohooo!

I am getting serious cruise blues thinking about next year and i keep seeing if there is any way that i can sneek in a crafty cruise before we go next year but i don't think the time will permit me lol

How is everyone at the moment?

CKx
Hello,

Congratulations on the new job.

Enquire on the 12 night New Year cruise leaving Southampton on 29th December - it is not going too well and next year might be the Indy's last winter in the UK.

Regards,

Cublet
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#25
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Originally posted by cublet
Hello,

Congratulations on the new job.

Enquire on the 12 night New Year cruise leaving Southampton on 29th December - it is not going too well and next year might be the Indy's last winter in the UK.

Regards,

Cublet

Thanks Cublet for the congrats, unfortunatly I am working over the christmas and new year
It will be a shame if Indy does go but hopefully they will replace her with another nice ship, maybe a smaller class like voyager as cruising is the biggest travel industry in the UK right now, people still can't get enough of it.

CK x
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#26
Bristol, UK, when not at sea!
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Originally posted by Cruise_Kitten
It will be a shame if Indy does go but hopefully they will replace her with another nice ship, maybe a smaller class like voyager as cruising is the biggest travel industry in the UK right now, people still can't get enough of it.

CK x
Hello,

The talk was that the Liberty of the Seas would come to Southampton as the Indy is due for an upgrade that the Liberty and Freedom have already had.

Regards,

Cublet
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#27
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Originally posted by cublet
Hello,

The talk was that the Liberty of the Seas would come to Southampton as the Indy is due for an upgrade that the Liberty and Freedom have already had.

Regards,

Cublet
I hope Liberty is coming over. We will be on Liberty next September for a big family gathering so it will be nice if the same size ship with the new refurbs do come over because i think in a way everyone has seen and done the Independence but the Liberty will be new.

CK x
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#28
Bristol, UK, when not at sea!
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Hello,

My very first booking on Cunard and I got a 4 cabin upgrade!

Are you listening, RCL?

Regards,

Cublet
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#29
937 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
JUST 5 MONTHS TO GO!!!!

would love for it to go quicker but with these long winter nights it just doesn't seem to be getting any closer!

CK x
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#30
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160 days but im not counting
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rccl all the way!!!

sailed Voyager of the seas november 2003
sailed Jewel of the seas may 2004
sailed P&O ventura august 2009
sailed Independance of the seas may 2010
sailed Independance of the seas april 2011
sailing Independence of the seas april 2012
sailing Independence of the seas may 2012
sailing Liberty of the seas september 2012





#32
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
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Hi everyone

Its been very quiet on here but I'm sure once we get into the new year it will be busier.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Carol
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April 2008. Navigator of the Seas. Med
May 2009. Navigator of the Seas. Med. Back 2 Back
May 2010. Adventure of the Seas
March 2011. Independence of the Seas
Oct 2011. Norwegian Epic
April 2012. Independence of the Seas
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#33
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Joined Jul 2009
115 days to go!!!!

We will soon be hitting the double figures wooohooo! Then time will just fly past....i hope

Hoping everyone had a good Christmas and looking forward to the New Year!! See you on the other side

CK x
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#34
Cheshire, England
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Joined Jun 2010
Hope you all had a great Christmas and new year! Now Christmas is over Im going to be counting the days down till we sail, can not wait!
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#35
Bristol, UK, when not at sea!
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Hello,

Well I survived the QM2 and it certainly wasn't all it's cracked-up to be. For those interested, http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/member...?EntryID=94375.

I have also emailed Messrs Goldstein and Fain asking that they get their act together and, for us back-to-back cruisers, the hand-out of cabin cards after this year's Canaries followed by the shorts, doen't turn into the fiasco it was last year.

Happy New Year to you all.

Regards,

Cublet
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#36
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Originally posted by cublet
Hello,

Well I survived the QM2 and it certainly wasn't all it's cracked-up to be. For those interested, http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/member...?EntryID=94375.

I have also emailed Messrs Goldstein and Fain asking that they get their act together and, for us back-to-back cruisers, the hand-out of cabin cards after this year's Canaries followed by the shorts, doen't turn into the fiasco it was last year.

Happy New Year to you all.

Regards,

Cublet
I agree with you, last years Paris to Ireland turn around was badly done. We got there for 8, sat at the cafe with no food or drink for 2 hours until we got our new sea passes, the rechecked in and sat there for another hour waiting to be told we could go! Maybe if they had the MDR open for turn around guests so we could perhaps eat and get a coffee?

CK x
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#37
Bristol, UK, when not at sea!
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Originally posted by Cruise_Kitten
I agree with you, last years Paris to Ireland turn around was badly done. We got there for 8, sat at the cafe with no food or drink for 2 hours until we got our new sea passes, the rechecked in and sat there for another hour waiting to be told we could go! Maybe if they had the MDR open for turn around guests so we could perhaps eat and get a coffee?

CK x
Hello,

What was worse for me was that I was being chased for non-payment of my previous on board account when they had my credit card details - even though first off they said they didn't.

What was worse for some others was that they were let ashore but there was no 'fast track' to re-board and they had to wait with the new passengers.

Mr Goldstein's PA says my message is being looked into.

Regards,

Cublet
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#38
937 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by cublet
Hello,

What was worse for me was that I was being chased for non-payment of my previous on board account when they had my credit card details - even though first off they said they didn't.

What was worse for some others was that they were let ashore but there was no 'fast track' to re-board and they had to wait with the new passengers.

Mr Goldstein's PA says my message is being looked into.

Regards,

Cublet
I am hoping it will be better this year. If we had been put in the dining room or somewhere that served snacks and drinks it would have been brilliant, not left to just sit like lemons. In saying that, i think the reason we had found it a bit horrendous was that we didn't get back to our cabin until half 3 in the morning and were sat in the cafe by 8 waiting for turnaround.

CK x
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#40
Bristol, UK, when not at sea!
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Joined Apr 2010
Originally posted by Cruise_Kitten
IS EVERYONE GETTING READY TO DO THE DOUBLE DIGIT DANCE?



CK x
I've been looking forward to the double digit dance ever since I got off the Queen Mary 2!

Cublet
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