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Boynton Beach, FL USA
4,316 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Originally posted by swmbogail
Any of our Mates want to join us for the return to Southampton????
Please don’t mention to Mike! I don’t know if we can count on our neighbors again during hurricane season so soon after they just helped us!
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SoCal
1,226 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Originally posted by LF2C
Just thought the MMs would like to know I’ve just been to see my heart surgeon and have been completely discharged ��

Wooooohooooooo!

The London Marathon is in April.


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*30) Celebrity Edge (Inaugural), Dec 2018, Eastern Caribbean
*29) Celebrity Summit, Oct 2018, Fall Foliage
*28) Pacific Princess, Nov 2017, Adriatic & Greece

27) Celebrity Solstice, Jun 2017, Alaska
26) Mariner of the Seas, Jan 2017, SE Asia (Bangkok/Vietnam)
25) Mariner of the Seas, Jan 2017, SE Asia (Phuket/Malaysia)
24) Rhapsody of the Seas, Western Caribbean, Dec 2016
23) Celebrity Silhouette, Aug 2016, British Isles
22) Brilliance of the Seas, Oct 2015, Fall Foliage
21) Celebrity Millennium, May 2015, Alaska
20) Viking Rinda, December 2014, Romantic Danube
19) Sapphire Princess, Oct 2013, California Coastal
18) Adventure of the Seas, May 2013, Spain & France
17) Celebrity Solstice, Nov 2012, Asia-Australia
16) Allure of the Seas, Dec 2011, Eastern Caribbean
15) Celebrity Eclipse, May, 2011, Scandinavia
14) Celebrity Century, Apr 2010, Caribbean
13) Island Princess, Nov 2009, Panama Canal
12) Sapphire Princess, April 2009, Mexican Riviera
11) Adventure of the Seas, October 2008, Southern Caribbean
10) Vision of the Seas, May 2008, Mexican Riviera
9) Radiance of the Seas, June 2007, Alaska
8) Radiance of the Seas, December 2006, Eastern Caribbean
7) Navigator of the Seas, March 2006, Eastern Caribbean
6) Navigator of the Seas, March 2006, Western Caribbean
5) Legend of the Seas, December 2003-January 2004, Ensenada MX to Honolulu
4) Legend of the Seas, January 2001, Sydney to Auckland
3) Legend of the Seas, October 1999, Barcelona to Athens
2) Monarch of the Seas, November 1995, Southern Caribbean
1) Sitmar Fairsea, Mexican Riviera, Apr 1981
SoCal
1,226 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Originally posted by swmbogail
Any of our Mates want to join us for the return to Southampton????
Ohhhhhh snap. Maybe.

Are you not coming to the fall foliage trip (X, Oct ‘18) for which Jim is organizing buses? It’s not expressly a MM reunion, but it could be.


(Love you, Kathleen).


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*30) Celebrity Edge (Inaugural), Dec 2018, Eastern Caribbean
*29) Celebrity Summit, Oct 2018, Fall Foliage
*28) Pacific Princess, Nov 2017, Adriatic & Greece

27) Celebrity Solstice, Jun 2017, Alaska
26) Mariner of the Seas, Jan 2017, SE Asia (Bangkok/Vietnam)
25) Mariner of the Seas, Jan 2017, SE Asia (Phuket/Malaysia)
24) Rhapsody of the Seas, Western Caribbean, Dec 2016
23) Celebrity Silhouette, Aug 2016, British Isles
22) Brilliance of the Seas, Oct 2015, Fall Foliage
21) Celebrity Millennium, May 2015, Alaska
20) Viking Rinda, December 2014, Romantic Danube
19) Sapphire Princess, Oct 2013, California Coastal
18) Adventure of the Seas, May 2013, Spain & France
17) Celebrity Solstice, Nov 2012, Asia-Australia
16) Allure of the Seas, Dec 2011, Eastern Caribbean
15) Celebrity Eclipse, May, 2011, Scandinavia
14) Celebrity Century, Apr 2010, Caribbean
13) Island Princess, Nov 2009, Panama Canal
12) Sapphire Princess, April 2009, Mexican Riviera
11) Adventure of the Seas, October 2008, Southern Caribbean
10) Vision of the Seas, May 2008, Mexican Riviera
9) Radiance of the Seas, June 2007, Alaska
8) Radiance of the Seas, December 2006, Eastern Caribbean
7) Navigator of the Seas, March 2006, Eastern Caribbean
6) Navigator of the Seas, March 2006, Western Caribbean
5) Legend of the Seas, December 2003-January 2004, Ensenada MX to Honolulu
4) Legend of the Seas, January 2001, Sydney to Auckland
3) Legend of the Seas, October 1999, Barcelona to Athens
2) Monarch of the Seas, November 1995, Southern Caribbean
1) Sitmar Fairsea, Mexican Riviera, Apr 1981
Redmond, WA
1,733 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by bob221b1
Ohhhhhh snap. Maybe.

Are you not coming to the fall foliage trip (X, Oct ‘18) for which Jim is organizing buses? It’s not expressly a MM reunion, but it could be.


(Love you, Kathleen).


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Yeah - ha ha ha!!! Not happening.
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Kathleen (BellKat)

Cruises on the horizon:
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Leeds UK
3,497 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by bob221b1
Ohhhhhh snap. Maybe.

Are you not coming to the fall foliage trip (X, Oct ‘18) for which Jim is organizing buses? It’s not expressly a MM reunion, but it could be.


(Love you, Kathleen).


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Unfortunately, we can’t. We’re doing a Med cruise with two other couples we’ve been friends with for years. It’s to celebrate the fact that some of our friends (and swmbo herself) will be approaching 60. but wait, I’m now only 47 ❤️so I’m now the youngest of all our friends!!!!


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Paul




Upcoming cruises:
Celebrity Solstice: Alaska. 16.06.2017 (cruising with the Martini Mates).
Celebrity Millennium: SE Asia Immersion 10.12.2017.Cunard QM2: New York to Southampton 03.08.2018 (just had to do it)
RCI Jewel of the Seas: Italy & Greece 27.09.2018 (Cruising with friends)
Celebrity Edge: Eastern Caribbean 10.02.2019.(couldn't resist a peak at the new addition )

Cruises behind us:
Celebrity Eclipse: Southern Caribbean. January 2017.
Celebrity Constellation: Athens, Israel. October 2016
Celebrity Constellation: Italy, Croatia. June 2016
Celebrity Eclipse: Spain, Portugal & Canaries. October 2015
Celebrity Infinity: Westbound Panama Canal. November 2014
Celebrity Eclipse: Baltics. June 2013
RCI Voyager of the Seas: Caribbean (New Orleans). February 2012
RCI Splendour of the Seas: Eastern Med. August 2001
Thomson Sapphire: Western Med. August 1995
Wisconsin
1,023 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by swmbogail
Any of our Mates want to join us for the return to Southampton????
First, let me say we are so happy to hear of Paul’s complete recovery! That is wonderful news, indeed.

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve checked this blog and thought it was high time Indid so!

We would love to do a traditional TA on the QM but are booked up next Aug/Sept with our Zuiderdam Baltic/Iceland and a 9 day Norwegian Fjords cruises. High time I see that part of the world as well😉

We look forward to hearing all about it!
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HAL Maasdam/33 Day Hawaii/South Pacific 3/24/17
HAL Zaandam/ 21 Day SA/Antarctica 1/31/17
Celebrity Eclipse/14 day Caribbean 1/8/17
HAL Westerdam/30 day Hawaii/South Pacific 4/2/2016
HAL Zuiderdam/19 day TA Rome to Ft Lauderdale 10/21/2015
Celebrity Millennium/Alaska Cruise-Tour 8/2015
Carnival Freedom/Repositioning Cruise 2/2015
Celebrity Infinity/Panama Canal 11/2014
Carnival Magic/Exotic Western Caribbean 5/2013
HAL Noordam/Mediterranean 8/2012
Celebrity Summit/Southern Caribbean 2/2009
Costa/Caribbean 2/2007
Princess/Mexico West Coast 1/2002
Carnival Imagination/Caribbean 4/1998
Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas/ So. Carib 6/1993
Premier Big Red Boat/ Bahamas 4/1989
Redmond, Washington, USA
7,412 Posts
Joined Aug 2004


to all our Canadian Mates! Wish we were up there celebrating with you.
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Cruises on the horizon
10/18 New England and Canada on Summit





Cruises Behind Us
  1. 8/2000 Alaska on HAL (old Westerdam)
  2. 3/2002 Mexico on Carnival (the cruise from and to hell)
  3. 11/2004 Panama Canal on Infinity (We fall in love with X)
  4. 9/2005 Pacific Northwest on Infinity(Martini Mates Forever!)
  5. 2/2006 Eastern Caribbean on Infinity (I learn I really don't like the Caribbean but I have a good time anyway)
  6. 6/2006 Pacific Coastal on Infinity (Only 3 days. How sad.)
  7. 10/2006 Exotic Mediterranean & the Black Sea on Galaxy (Not that exotic but great)
  8. 8/2007 North to Alaska with the Martini Mates on Infinity! (Are we on a Carnival cruise?)
  9. 10/2007 Western Mediterranean on Century
  10. 8/2008 Alaska again...on Infinity...again (We can't help ourselves)
  11. 10/2008 Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera (Close, quick, disappointing)
  12. 03/2009 Eastern Caribbean on Celebrity Solstice with the Mates! (I went for the Mates, still hate the Caribbean)
  13. 10/09 Pacific NW on Mercury (Close to home and fun)
  14. 2/10 Azamara Quest to SE Asia (Amazing trip! Amazing ship!)
  15. 05/11 Zaandam around the Sound from Vancouver (Too much smoke!)
  16. 09/11 Century to Alaska (Back we go again)
  17. 01/12 Century Down Under from Auckland to Sydney (We love it! Incredible people and places)
  18. 11/12 Century to Hawaii with the original Martini Mates (It's not a race. Too much Century)
  19. 06/13 The Baltic on Eclipse with a SUPER Cruise Critic roll call!
  20. 11/14 The Panama Canal 10 years later (to the day) with the Martini Mates on Infinity (same ship in the same cabin)
  21. 8/16 British Isles on Celebrity Silhouette
  22. 6/17 Martini Mates return to Alaska one more time on Solstice
Boynton Beach, FL USA
13,145 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
Happy Thanksgiving Bob and Judy! Glad Jim remembered, since I never do.
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Mike


Upcoming Cruises:
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam - October 2017 - Eastern Caribbean
HAL Zaandam - January 2018 - Antarctica/South America
Celebrity Constellation - April 2018 - Arabian Sea & Suez Canal
Celebrity Edge - January 2019 - Eastern Caribbean






The Villages, FL
5,817 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Happy Thanksgiving to my Mates above the border!


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Carole



Celebrity Equinox Eastern Caribbean 8-20-2017
Celebrity Solstice Alaska 6-16-2017, NCL Epic Transatlantic Cape Canaveral to Barcelona 4-1-2017,
Celebrity Eclipse Southern Caribbean 1-8-2017 Martini Mates Reunion Cruise,
NCL Epic Eastern Caribbean 11-26-2016, Celebrity Equinox Ultimate Caribbean 10 day 2-12-2016,
NCL Spirit Eastern Caribbean 7 day 12-5-2015, NCL Getaway Eastern Caribbean 7 day 9-5-2015, Celebrity Eclipse Southern Caribbean 14 day 2-15-2015, Celebrity Infinity Panama Canal Martini Mates Reunion Cruise 11-4-2014, Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Eastern Caribbean 8-10-2014, Celebrity Equinox Ultimate Caribbean 2-10-2014, NCL Sun Southern Caribbean 10-9-2013, Emerald Princess Southern Caribbean 4-16-2013, Celebrity Equinox Ultimate Caribbean 2-1-2013, Celebrity Century 11-4-2012 Hawaii Round trip from San Diego, Carnival Conquest 4-22-2012 Western Caribbean, Celebrity Solstice 3-4-2012 Western Caribbean, Celebrity Solstice 9-17-2011 Mediterranean, Celebrity Eclipse 4-2011 Eastern Caribbean, Island Princess 10-2010 Panama Canal, Celebrity Solstice 3-2010 Eastern Caribbean, NCL Sun 1-2009 Mexican Riviera, NCL Pearl 10-2008 Exotic Caribbean, NCL Pearl 2-2007 Exotic Caribbean, Celebrity Millennium 12-2005, RCL Navigator of the Seas 9-2004, NCL Dream 3-2004, NCL Sun 3-2003, RCL Grandeur of the Seas 12-2002 Western Caribbean, NCL Norway 3-2001, NCL Crown 3-1999, NCL Sunward 8-1974





Leeds UK
3,497 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by Vol fan
Happy Thanksgiving to my Mates above the border!







That time of year already! It don’t seem a year since the last one


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Paul




Upcoming cruises:
Celebrity Solstice: Alaska. 16.06.2017 (cruising with the Martini Mates).
Celebrity Millennium: SE Asia Immersion 10.12.2017.Cunard QM2: New York to Southampton 03.08.2018 (just had to do it)
RCI Jewel of the Seas: Italy & Greece 27.09.2018 (Cruising with friends)
Celebrity Edge: Eastern Caribbean 10.02.2019.(couldn't resist a peak at the new addition )

Cruises behind us:
Celebrity Eclipse: Southern Caribbean. January 2017.
Celebrity Constellation: Athens, Israel. October 2016
Celebrity Constellation: Italy, Croatia. June 2016
Celebrity Eclipse: Spain, Portugal & Canaries. October 2015
Celebrity Infinity: Westbound Panama Canal. November 2014
Celebrity Eclipse: Baltics. June 2013
RCI Voyager of the Seas: Caribbean (New Orleans). February 2012
RCI Splendour of the Seas: Eastern Med. August 2001
Thomson Sapphire: Western Med. August 1995
Boynton Beach, FL USA
13,145 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
If you haven't seen this, I think you will get a kick out of it. We sure did. LINK
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Mike


Upcoming Cruises:
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam - October 2017 - Eastern Caribbean
HAL Zaandam - January 2018 - Antarctica/South America
Celebrity Constellation - April 2018 - Arabian Sea & Suez Canal
Celebrity Edge - January 2019 - Eastern Caribbean






Redmond, Washington, USA
7,412 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by MVPinBoynton
If you haven't seen this, I think you will get a kick out of it. We sure did. LINK
That is both funny and incredibly sad.
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See our latest travel pics and reviews at http://www.jkbellomo.com

Cruises on the horizon
10/18 New England and Canada on Summit





Cruises Behind Us
  1. 8/2000 Alaska on HAL (old Westerdam)
  2. 3/2002 Mexico on Carnival (the cruise from and to hell)
  3. 11/2004 Panama Canal on Infinity (We fall in love with X)
  4. 9/2005 Pacific Northwest on Infinity(Martini Mates Forever!)
  5. 2/2006 Eastern Caribbean on Infinity (I learn I really don't like the Caribbean but I have a good time anyway)
  6. 6/2006 Pacific Coastal on Infinity (Only 3 days. How sad.)
  7. 10/2006 Exotic Mediterranean & the Black Sea on Galaxy (Not that exotic but great)
  8. 8/2007 North to Alaska with the Martini Mates on Infinity! (Are we on a Carnival cruise?)
  9. 10/2007 Western Mediterranean on Century
  10. 8/2008 Alaska again...on Infinity...again (We can't help ourselves)
  11. 10/2008 Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera (Close, quick, disappointing)
  12. 03/2009 Eastern Caribbean on Celebrity Solstice with the Mates! (I went for the Mates, still hate the Caribbean)
  13. 10/09 Pacific NW on Mercury (Close to home and fun)
  14. 2/10 Azamara Quest to SE Asia (Amazing trip! Amazing ship!)
  15. 05/11 Zaandam around the Sound from Vancouver (Too much smoke!)
  16. 09/11 Century to Alaska (Back we go again)
  17. 01/12 Century Down Under from Auckland to Sydney (We love it! Incredible people and places)
  18. 11/12 Century to Hawaii with the original Martini Mates (It's not a race. Too much Century)
  19. 06/13 The Baltic on Eclipse with a SUPER Cruise Critic roll call!
  20. 11/14 The Panama Canal 10 years later (to the day) with the Martini Mates on Infinity (same ship in the same cabin)
  21. 8/16 British Isles on Celebrity Silhouette
  22. 6/17 Martini Mates return to Alaska one more time on Solstice
Boynton Beach, FL USA
13,145 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
Originally posted by DrKoob
That is both funny and incredibly sad.
It was a funny presentation of a very sad situation. Unfortunately, it probably does happen, hopefully to a lesser extent.
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Upcoming Cruises:
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam - October 2017 - Eastern Caribbean
HAL Zaandam - January 2018 - Antarctica/South America
Celebrity Constellation - April 2018 - Arabian Sea & Suez Canal
Celebrity Edge - January 2019 - Eastern Caribbean