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#1
Christchurch
72 Posts
Joined May 2007
Thought it was about time I came out of Lurksville and participated fully in this forum. I've been lurking around for the last month or so while trying to convince my hubby to go on a cruise. Thanks to the information I have picked up from this forum I have managed to talk him into it - and dare I say he is even getting excited about it!

We are now booked on the Queensland coast cruise out of Brisbane leaving on 15 September, and even have our blue folder now to make it more real. I now know most of the tricks, and will be packing my thermal coffee cup, power board, and bottled water (not a big fan of Coke, except with bourbon in it and obviously that is a big no-no to take on board )

So I just want to say a bit thank you to all the contributors to this forum who have inadvertently answered all my unasked questions on formal wear, food, drinks and activities on board - you guys rock!
#3
Wauchope NSW
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Joined Oct 2006
Hi Clozzie and welcome

Lucky you, booked on a cruise!!

I have ten months to wait, so enjoy everyone elses excitement

Chez
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#4
Brisbane
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Joined Jun 2007
Welcome aboard! You will love this group. Also your going to have such a wonderful time on the cruise. I am so looking forward to our cruise in Oct as well. As it gets closer I am getting excited as well. I remember getting our blue folder as well. Loved getting that!
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#5
Brisbane
665 Posts
Joined May 2007
Originally posted by Clozzie
Thought it was about time I came out of Lurksville and participated fully in this forum. I've been lurking around for the last month or so while trying to convince my hubby to go on a cruise. Thanks to the information I have picked up from this forum I have managed to talk him into it - and dare I say he is even getting excited about it!

We are now booked on the Queensland coast cruise out of Brisbane leaving on 15 September, and even have our blue folder now to make it more real. I now know most of the tricks, and will be packing my thermal coffee cup, power board, and bottled water (not a big fan of Coke, except with bourbon in it and obviously that is a big no-no to take on board )

So I just want to say a bit thank you to all the contributors to this forum who have inadvertently answered all my unasked questions on formal wear, food, drinks and activities on board - you guys rock!
Clozzie. Betcha it won't be your last

I was back two weeks before we booked our next cruise.
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#6
Brisbane
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Joined Apr 2007
Hi clozzie, any chance of a review when you rturn? as i am doing the Qld cruise on the Star on Oct6. PLEASE!!!!There are a few of us ccs booked on it and Im sure they would love to read it too. Thanks
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#7
New York
626 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Hello Clozzie,

So glad you decided to join in. Feel free to visit on the Cunard board, even for ..... and giggles.

Paul
#8
Southern Vales, South Australia
502 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
Originally posted by Piton1
Hello Clozzie,

So glad you decided to join in. Feel free to visit on the Cunard board, even for ..... and giggles.

Paul
Hi Paul,
yeah, they go crazy on that Cunard board, esp if you mention crumpets or muffins !!!!

Vanessa
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#9
New York
626 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by SouthAussie100
Hi Paul,
yeah, they go crazy on that Cunard board, esp if you mention crumpets or muffins !!!!

Vanessa
Well now you've done it. I'm thinking about breakfast now and it's 10:40 pm here. I am going to the office tomorrow morning. Maybe I"ll just have to stop at the diner on the way.

Paul
#10
Christchurch
72 Posts
Joined May 2007
Thank everyone for the warm welcome. I will definitely write a review of the cruise as reading other peoples reviews has been one of my favourite activities on this board. I am planning on taking my laptop with me, so will try to write as I go so as not to forget any important points!
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#11
Brisbane
126 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Hi Clozzie and welcome,
I’m sure you can’t wait and are all excited about the cruise as I am.
I’m on the same cruise next month, I promise I won't drink all the bourbon on board mmmmmmm have a great cruise.

Cheers Mouse
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#12
Christchurch
72 Posts
Joined May 2007
Hey Whitemouse, not too long to go now... and don't you worry about the bourbon, I plan to try all the cocktails on offer so will be spreading my alcohol consumption!
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#13
Brisbane
126 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Thanks Clozzie,
All the more for me, hic Have a great time

Cheers Mouse
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#14
2,826 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Welcome aboard Clozzie!!
You must be SO excited to have those blue folders
I still have about 5 months wait til mine arrive lol
Looking forward to hearing your review and seeing some piccies when you return But don't wait that long to post again!
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#15
Newcaslte lake area
1,201 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
HHi Clozzie How long have you had your blue folder? Just want to know when or how long before cruise day? Chers
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#17
Christchurch
72 Posts
Joined May 2007
Ditto, our blue folders arrived about 6 - 7 weeks out from our cruise date. We haven't been allocated a cabin yet, I think that we probably won't get that until the last minute. So now we are umming and ahhing about what shore tours to do
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