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Florence, Alabama
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Joined Jun 2008
We took the Celebrity Eclipse from Dublin, Ireland in April primarily to be in Reykjavik Iceland on May 3, which was my friend's 80th birthday.

Her dad was stationed there in WW II as a US Army Air Corps Flight Surgeon, and she had always wanted to go see where he was. Celebrity Private Journeys arranged a spectacular private excursion which took us to all the places which were associated with Iceland's activity in the war, including a museum that one local gentleman started a few years before that is normally open in the summers, but he opened it up just for us. It was a spectacular day, and the rest of the cruise to Belfast, Akureyri, Shetland Islands, and Cobh Ireland were magical.
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Chandris (now Celebrity) Bon Vivant - Bahamas 1976 (4d)
Cunard Countess - E Caribbean 1980 (14d)
Carnival Mardi Gras - Bahamas 1984 (3d)
Emerald Seas - Bahamas 1985 (4d)
Carnival Carnivale - Bahamas 1987 (4d)
Carnival Fantasy - Bahamas 1999 (4d)
Carnival Fantasy - Bahamas 2004 (3d)
Crown Princess - Bermuda / E Carib 2006 (12d)
Carnival Legend - W Caribbean, Yucatan 2007 (7d)
Tahitian Princess - Alaska Connoisseur 2008 (14d)
Freedom of the Seas - E Caribbean Nov 2009 (7d)
Carnival Dream - E Caribbean, Nov 2010 (7d)
HAL Eurodam - New England / Canada September 2011 (10d)
Allure of the Seas - E Caribbean Nov 2010 (7d)
Island Princess - Panama Canal January 2011 (10d)
Sapphire Princess - Wine Coastal Cruise May 2013 (8d)

Carnival Breeze - Exotic Caribbean Nov 2013 (8d)
Carnival Elation - Western Caribbean Feb 2014 (5d)

Brilliance of the Seas - NE - Canada Oct 2014 (8d)
Grand Circle MS Bizet - Christmastime on the Seine December 2015 (5d)
Grandeur of the Seas - Baltimore to Bermuda May 2015 (7d)
Oasis of the Seas - Caribbean October 2015 (7d)

Regal Princess - Eastern Caribbean Voyager - January 2016 (10d)
Celebrity Equinox - Ultimate Caribbean November 2016 (11d)
HAL Konigsdam - Southern Caribbean February 2017 (10d)

Empress of the Seas - Inaugural Cuba - April 2017 (5d)
Empress of the Seas - Key West Cuba - December 2017 (5d)

Celebrity Eclipse - Ireland Scotland, Iceland - April 2018(10d)

Jewel of the Seas - Mediterranean - October 2018 (13d)
Empress of the Seas - Cuba - December 2018 (5d)

Celebrity Edge – Caribbean – May 2019 (7d)
255 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
Yes, this year included!

When I was 13 years old, my parents decided to take the kids (me and my older sister) on a cruise to Europe to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary! We went to Greece, Turkey, Rome, and London! 16 years later and they are getting ready to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary this week!

Last week was a celebration cruise as well. This is my 25th anniversary of taking my very first cruise. It was on the very first Celebrity ship, the SS Meridian (now sunk). It went from NYC to Bermuda. This year, I did a repeat of that cruise, even down to the company I sailed with...I went on the Celebrity Summit out of NYC to Bermuda. I just got back yesterday and I loved it!
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234 Posts
Joined Oct 2015
Our first cruise was my birthday present from the hub-unit; we booked it so that we would celebrate our anniversary on the cruise. (Now that I think about it, he got away with one gift for two occasions that year, lol.) We had so much fun we have celebrated our anniversary on every cruise after that. On our upcoming cruise we will celebrate my milestone birthday (albeit quite late, but we haven't celebrated it yet so it counts) and our anniversary, and I am really looking forward to it. We have also booked a cruise to celebrate our daughter's graduation; it was what she wanted and frankly as long as she still wants to spend that kind of time with us I'm thrilled at the prospect, lol. To me, it's not the cruise that is the gift; it's the memories.
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13 Posts
Joined May 2011
I am cruising this coming December to celebrate a long overdue goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree. I am in my 40's and pushed through and am finally done in December. So as a gift from me to me I am taking myself on a cruise.
san antonio
3 Posts
Joined Aug 2018
To celebrate my birthday, I gifted myself to a cruise. I will be cruising the 7 Day Western Caribbean ( Carnival Vista) on September 23, 2018.
12 Posts
Joined Sep 2015
We celebrated our 30 wedding anniversary plus a 60 th Birthday
but best of all we celebrated the HEALTH of my husband .

After having 3 hip replacements, one failed and had to be replaced again, the operations was over 4 months and a year of rehabilitation.

So we celebrated with a cruise. We found he was able to do everything that was available just a little slower, he used the stairs as this was good exercise, walking and swimming but no running.

The only thing that was a problem was the low chairs ,
The low legged chairs made the hip joint bend more than 90 degrees that was not allowed , so a pillow or two was need to sit on to make it more comfortable .

The cruise was healing for both of us.

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Penticton, BC Canada
1,413 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
So many cruises, so many celebrations! My parents took their 25th Anniversary cruise, their first cruise ever, back in 1979. Twenty years later I took my first cruise with the same cruise line! I've been hooked ever since. I've celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, good business years, and reunions with friends. I've lost a husband on a cruise and found a wonderful new husband on another. Our next cruise leaves in 3 months and this time we are not only celebrating birthdays, my 60th that just passed and his 65th coming up, but our good fortune that my husband's battle with cancer is over and he's fully recovered. It's the best celebration at sea yet!

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Completed Cruises:

22 Celebrity
3 Holland
1 Silversea
3 River cruises
1 Other

32 Cruises - 334 days cruising and counting