Posted January 20th, 2013, 01:42 PM
Last edited by PookyCat; January 20th, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Yes Elua & David Cole will be onboard for our cruise. We sailed with them all in October 2009 on the Golden. Our 2nd Hawaii cruise was in March on the Sapphire & David Cole was the CD but no Elua. It was a great cruise but I missed all the Hawaiian live music etc... I'm really excited to sail with them all again. We weren't planning on going back to Hawaii again so soon but it was the easiest longer cruise to plan at the last minute. Princess must of felt sorry for us for our cancelled cruise since we also got a upsell to a suite that was impossible to resist. I can't wait to finally get away. I think after this season that Elua are moving to the Star in the fall.
Gail we thought about booking the 12 day cruise before at the same time we booked the TA but after pricing it decided to pass on it. We do have our airfare already unfortunately its the 3/3/3 setup but we did upgrade the longer flight to Venice to economy plus. We are also staying 4 nights pre-cruise in Venice & I'd already booked my air before I realized how much those 4 nights are costing us. It's our 1st trip to Europe so may as well live it up. Took me a long time to convince Mike to go so who knows how soon we will go back again.
I do agree the main thread is way to large to keep up with all the time. Let me know if you find if the balconies are covered. I'd like to know the answer to it to that too.
Donna - we had a suite for the Golden to Hawaii in 2011 - it was awesome! You will be so spoiled. That itinerary is one of my favorites and I would do it again if it weren't for the fact that there are so many other places that I haven't been to yet. I'm really glad that you will have both David Cole and Elua onboard. David wasn't the CD on our cruise but he has done such a great job of setting up the programs that everything went really well. I just missed seeing him out and about. Can't even remember who the CD was as I don't remember seeing him at all.
Hi Everyone ~ Well, we just cancelled these two cruises for October and booked the Crown t/a instead. I am sad not to be sailing with all of you and our other friends on this cruise. But, we've done this cruise twice and decided to visit places we haven't been yet. I still look forward to sailing the Royal - maybe just a quick Caribbean in the winter.
Are any of you interested in taking our the luncheon I am in charge of? I thought I'd mention it here first before I ask on the roll call. Also, I will be cancelling two nights pre-cruise at Locanda Orseolo.
Donna, have fun in Hawaii. We leave the beginning of March for a road trip to Florida for a few weeks.
Gail - I'm sorry you won't be on the cruise! But you are still welcome to join us for lunch when we get together! I think Illinois cruisers should keep in touch!
I'm home for a while now - been gadding about and am ready for some home time. Had a blast at Disney World and on the Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise. Now I'm back to the cold weather in Chicago - brrrr.
I booked my airfare with Aer Lingus - I was able to get business class for $2379 which is a bargain. Coach is currently under $800.
So I guess we are now looking at late March, April and into May for a get-together?
If we are looking at Friday and Saturdays, these are the dates that would work for me:
How about if eveyone copies the dates into a response noting the ones that work and don't work? I will then see about consolidating what dates work for who and see what we can come up.