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#41
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Originally posted by laskoske
Ed, your answer was MUCH too tame, are you feeling okay?

Ernie
Oh I know....I didn't want to scare anyone away at this juncture! HAHAHA


My favorite David Letterman line...



Many years ago one of Dave's guests was a woman from China who had a popular TV show there. She was bragging about the odd food she had eaten in her travels. She asked Dave, "have you ever had the hump of a camel?"
Dave replied "no, but in my younger years I was pretty good."
#42
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Originally posted by sarkar
hello Dena

Ed please the same order the same .......

you doing the design with the ghost sticking two figures out

love it

........

raj
Well, obviously we are a VERY close knit group from the last sailing, maybe a dozen or 2 of us going again? so far?

but we need to accommodate the folks that will be coming "on board" (damn, so many puns available).

If we make shirts based on the old shirt (the #2 and "just when you felt save to go back on the boat") we are leaving out the new folks! who would have no clue what it meant, unless we inform them?

So we either go with the basic design and just change the dates & destinations, or we proceed with a new version with the #2 adaptation,

or!

We do both! ...i LOVE the #2 idea!!!

let me work on the designs...SO MANY people will be joining in on this board in the next year!

I think we ought not isolate anyone, by making them feel that we are such a tight group that they can't slip in!

Since we all just recently met this way, I am sure there are some Ernie's & Sharons & Raj & Karin's out there yet to join us.

Come one come all! it's a "big tent", please enter and join us!


Should I have written this speech for YOU Mr. Mayor???



Ed



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#43
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btw....

I wonder if we can get a moderator to change the name of this board!
from Easter...to EasterN??? )
#44
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Originally posted by lil_miss_goofy
Hey Everyone!

My name is Stephanie. My FH and I booked this cruise on Serenade for our honeymoon. Hope to hear from anyone else coming aboard.
I would say that you got it going Stephanie! folks are arriving!
#45
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Originally posted by wannaBgoof
Hello all,

I am the FH of Lil Miss Goofy if you couldn't tell .
I am very excited to be going back on a Royal Caribbean ship, I thought Serenade was great but I hear Explorer is even better. Unfortunately there is a long way to go until we get there. Anyway, I just want to introduce myself and say hello to whoever is keeping up with this thread!

-AC
Well, youre a Yankee fan, so thats a good start! :-)
We almost had our Ghost (on our T-Shirts) wearing a Yankee cap at one time.
#46
beautiful Jersey Shore
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Originally posted by laskoske
I'm thinking I might like to hear where the imagination was going on that one, Dena!

Ernie
Ernie, I think that will have to wait until we get to know each other better! (Or at least until the middle of the first fruity drink)

Dena
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#47
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Originally posted by smooth_sailin
Ernie, I think that will have to wait until we get to know each other better! (Or at least until the middle of the first fruity drink)

Dena
I think we just DID get to know each other better!

That's exactly the kind of spirit and fun that makes this cruise board, and eventually this cruise, such a memorable time.

Last cruise we had over 220 pages and about 4400 posts! And it is still going. I know it will be mentioned throughout the life of this cruise board, but I really believe that our cruise board added tremendously to the excitement and anticipation of the trip, and it seemed like the vacation began months before we actually went! We also set up a private web page on Picasa to post our pictures so we could recognize each other immediately once we got on the ship, and I really think that this helped us get the bond going from day one. We had 189 in our group by the beginning of our trip, some more active than others. We had a cabin crawl, slot pull, pub crawl, and the largest Meet & Mingle in their history, according to the crew.

Let the chatter begin!

Ernie
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#48
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Originally posted by lil_miss_goofy
Hey Everyone!

My name is Stephanie. My FH and I booked this cruise on Serenade for our honeymoon. Hope to hear from anyone else coming aboard.

btw....

I wonder if we can get a moderator to change the name of this board!
from Easter...to EasterN??? )


Hi, Stephanie,

Ed makes a good point about the name. If you were the first person to start this board, do you have any pull with the Cruise Critic moderator to add an "n" to Easter Caribbean in the title? Not that it really means anything, and since it is a Halloween cruise, we can all go as chocolate Easter bunnies if the title can't be changed.

Ernie
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#49
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Originally posted by laskoske
the largest Meet & Mingle in their history, according to the crew.

Let the chatter begin!

Ernie
we literally filled Maharaja's!!!!!
#50
North Jersey
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Originally posted by 12vman
btw....

I wonder if we can get a moderator to change the name of this board!
from Easter...to EasterN??? )
It is done.
#52
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We won't be in Haiti on Halloween this time around, so major reconstruction is in order! I'm on it!


Originally posted by 12vman

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#53
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Originally posted by Host Kewlguy
It is done.
Wow, now THAT'S POWER!!


Ernie
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#54
beautiful Jersey Shore
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Originally posted by laskoske
(snip)That's exactly the kind of spirit and fun that makes this cruise board, and eventually this cruise, such a memorable time.

...We also set up a private web page on Picasa to post our pictures so we could recognize each other immediately once we got on the ship, and I really think that this helped us get the bond going from day one. (/snip)

Ernie
We did the same thing on our last cruise, and we had people saying hi and introducing themselves ON LINE for check-in, before we even boarded the ship! Even if we didn't spend a lot of time with them -- and we didn't because it was sort of a reunion cruise for me & my sis - it was great to run into them at every port and share stories about what they did that day. In fact, I'm looking for that old board, and if it's still active I'll post a message about this cruise, to see if I can get some of them to sign on for another adventure. They'd fit right in, I think.

Thanks for the warm welcome - the board adds SO much to the experience!

D.
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#55
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Originally posted by laskoske
I think we just DID get to know each other better!

That's exactly the kind of spirit and fun that makes this cruise board, and eventually this cruise, such a memorable time.

Last cruise we had over 220 pages and about 4400 posts! And it is still going. I know it will be mentioned throughout the life of this cruise board, but I really believe that our cruise board added tremendously to the excitement and anticipation of the trip, and it seemed like the vacation began months before we actually went! We also set up a private web page on Picasa to post our pictures so we could recognize each other immediately once we got on the ship, and I really think that this helped us get the bond going from day one. We had 189 in our group by the beginning of our trip, some more active than others. We had a cabin crawl, slot pull, pub crawl, and the largest Meet & Mingle in their history, according to the crew.

Let the chatter begin!

Ernie

Ernie, We were waiting for next years tow schedule to come out before we decided what we are doing. The good news is we will be busier at work because one company was elimanated and everybody else gets more time on call which translate to more weeks, more money. The bad news is our time on the rotation is right in the middle of your cruise. We wish we could join you on this one again. Mary's Parents are celebrating there 50th and her Aunt & Uncle are doing ther 40th Anniversarys so we figured what better way than a cruise. So it looks like we will be going 11/10/11. It was nice meeting everbody.
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#56
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Not that I am counting, or eager, or even a little excited, but.....

Eleven months today!!!

Ernie
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#57
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Originally posted by laskoske
Not that I am counting, or eager, or even a little excited, but.....

Eleven months today!!!

Ernie

Does days or months sound better?? Hope you don't mind but I copied your countdown clock!!

Karen
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#58
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Originally posted by krhnbt
Does days or months sound better?? Hope you don't mind but I copied your countdown clock!!

Karen
Karen, do I Mind????

I am honored!

Or as Raj would say, I am honoured! (for those who do not know Raj, he is from the UK)

I hope all the references to our former group do not come across as only looking forward to seeing our group. Remember, before last cruise, we HAD no group, we built it up on the cruise board, and we will build this one up even better, just from the sounds of the others' comments! We are very appreciative of our group camaraderie and welcome new members, or in this case (since we ARE the new members to this group), we welcome the chance to join in YOUR group and become new members to make this cruise the BEST one ever!!!

Ernie
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#59
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Originally posted by krhnbt
Does days or months sound better?? Hope you don't mind but I copied your countdown clock!!

Karen
Karen,

You have to get rid of those "Sailed" references in your signature!

Did you get my message about the possibility of moving your reservation to our group if you can get a better discount?

For those who are browsing this board wondering if you should possibly book this cruise, I heard from a friend of mine who is a former travel agent that there is tremendous power in numbers, and if a group books a cruise, there are all kinds of discounts. So if you have already booked through RC and would entertain the possibility of a discount, let me know at [email protected] and I will put you in our group as a possibility, and if we can all get a better rate, we all win! Usually when a group books a cruise through a travel agent, the organizer gets his/her room for free, but in this case, I told out travel agent that if the free room (or rooms) can be utilized as a joint discount for all, we would all benefit, so she is looking into that for us. We had 189 in our last Meet & Mingle, and if we could have organized prior to the trip, I think there would have been mega discounts. So I am trying to be proactive and seeing if we can get some good rates prior to booking independently. Let me me know if anyone is interested. I get NOTHING more that anyone else would get, just the thrill of helping us ALL to get a great deal equally.

Ernie
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#60
beautiful Jersey Shore
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Originally posted by laskoske
I hope all the references to our former group do not come across as only looking forward to seeing our group. Remember, before last cruise, we HAD no group, we built it up on the cruise board, and we will build this one up even better, just from the sounds of the others' comments! We are very appreciative of our group camaraderie and welcome new members, or in this case (since we ARE the new members to this group), we welcome the chance to join in YOUR group and become new members to make this cruise the BEST one ever!!!

Ernie
On the contrary, E, we look forward to finding our place in your group, or making a brand new group from the old and the new.

I showed some of the posts to my DH who is a dedicated lurker, and he's looking forward to the pub crawl and cabin crawl - what great ideas. We don't know what a slot pull is (I know, I know, we're a little backward) but I'm sure we're on board for that as well.

D from NJ
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