New Year's Eve

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Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2017

Celebrate the Holidays of Season with your Cruise Critic Friends -- Thanksgiving - Hanukkah - Christmas - Kwanza - The New Year

This forum contains posts from prior holidays since they are packed full of good cheer and great recipes!
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Palm Harbor, FL
467 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
This year, DH and I are traveling with another couple to Key West to ring in the new year. It will be our second time doing this and it's a blast! We're staying on Duval so we'll be right in the middle of the fun. What is everyone else doing to welcome 2011?
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Previous Cruises:

2002 - Celebrity (Horizon)
2005 - Holland America Line (Westerdam)
2009 - Princess (Caribbean Princess)
2010 - Princess (Caribbean Princess)
2011 - Norwegian (Sky)
2012 - Princess (Ruby Princess)
2013 - Princess (Ruby Princess)

Pembroke Pines, FL
377 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
We'll be on the Carnival Valor this year for New Years. This is the first time that we are not spending New Year's at home with the kids. Just hubby and I this year on the Lido Deck....can't wait!
Stone Mountain GA
9,521 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
I'll be working, nice job, good job, sit, stay.........
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Past Cruises
Cunard-Queen Mary 1961 NY to Cherbourg
Cunard-Queen Elizabeth 1963 Cherbourg to NY
MWA- Heritage 8/05, 8/06
Carnival- Sensation-10/08
Carnival- Legend 01/10, 9/12, 9/16
Carnival- Fascination 12/10,11/11,10/13,11/14, 9/15
Carnival- Elation 1/14, 1/16

I will try one thing today,
that I have never done before,
and when I have finished something new,
I'll go try one thing more.

"Hurray for ships!.....Let us keep them alive as a token of love,to make the last romantics happy. Let us use them to cure the depressed. Let us prescribe sea journeys..." Tiziano Terzani

America-It doesn't matter what ship our ancestors came here on, we're all in the same boat now.

377 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Ballroom dancing on the Queen Mary, now permanently docked in Long Beach, with a fireworks show on deck at midnight!
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09/2017 New England & Canada w/Celebrity
05/2016 Grand European River Cruise w/Vantage
12/2015 Ultimate Caribbean w/Celebrity
02/2012 Hawaiian Islands w/Cunard
03/2011 Panama Canal Transit w/Cunard
05/2010 Alaska Inside Passage w/Princess
01/2010 Australia & New Zealand w/Princess
11/2008 E. Mediterranean w/Cunard
06/2007 Baltics w/Celebrity
05/2006 S. Caribbean w/Princess
04/2005 E. Caribbean w/RCCL
10/2004 Pacific Northwest w/Princess
06/2003 Mexican Riviera w/Carnival
06/2002 Alaska Outside Passage w/RCCL
08/2001 W. Caribbean w/Carnival
04/1997 Mexican Riviera w/RCCL
108,142 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Watching TV -- the ball dropping in NY.
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Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.
Phoenix, Arizona
189 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
LAS VEGAS BABY!!!! At TI watching the fireworks from the nightclub balcony. Sitting in front of a slot machine and drinking wine. Hubby and I only....yea!!! Have a good one everybody!! Here's to 2011!!!!
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Tommy and Debbie
Sailing History:
Celebrity Eclipse April 2013
Celebrity Equinox April 2011
Celebrity Infinity April 2010
Celebrity Solstice February 2009
Knoxville, TN, USA
936 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
Will be in downtown Charleston - good dinner and the First Night celebration, fireworks over the water. Then board the Fantasy New Year's Day!
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Sunshine 9/29/18
Paradise 10/9/17
Conquest 10/29/16
Paradise 2/1/16
Dream 10/25/15

Sunshine 9/20/14
Fantasy 10/28/13
Legend 10/28/12
Fantasy 1/1/11
Legend 10/18/09
Holiday 7/19/08
Glory 10/20/07
Pride 3/22/03
Jubilee 12/29/01

"Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard your call"
Cutler Bay, FL
1,930 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Going to two separate friends' homes in the neighborhood....
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2017--NCL Getaway
2017--Celebrity Reflection
2106--RCCL Independence of the Seas
2106--Celebrity Constellation
2015--NCL Getaway
2015--MSC Divina
2014--MSC Divina
2014--NCL Epic
2013--Carnival Breeze
2013--RCCL Liberty of the Seas
2012--NCL Sky
2012--NCL Sky
2011--NCL Sky
2011--NCL Epic
2010--RCCL Independence of the Seas
2010--Celebrity Century
2009--NCL Pearl
2009--NCL Sky
2009--Carnival Destiny
2009--RCCL Freedom of the Seas
2008--Celebrity Constellation
2007--HAL Westerdam
2007--RCCL Liberty of the Seas
2006--Caribbean Princess
2005--RCCL Brilliance of the Seas
2003--Carnival Imagination
2002--RCCL Monarch of the Seas
2001--RCCL Majesty of the Seas
2000--Carnival Imagination
1999--Carnival Fascination
1998--RCCL Majesty of the Seas
1996--RCCL Majesty of the Seas
1994--NCL Windward
1993--NCL Westward
3,629 Posts
Joined May 2007
Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
Watching TV -- the ball dropping in NY.
That's what we're doing, too. Taking advantage of our empty nest for some peace and quiet. Our daughter is having a baby in Apirl and we've already committed to baby-sitting next year.
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7/99 Carnival Imagination
6/01 Carnival Paradise
6/03 RCI Sovereign of the Seas
7/06 RCI Adventure of the Seas
12/08 Holland America Westerdam
6/10 Carnival Glory
6/12 Carnival Ecstasy
6/15 Carnival Victory
7/16 Carnival Magic
1/17 Carnival Conquest
Bronx, NY
1,372 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
Will be watching the ball drop and then waiting next week to get on the NCL Epic!!
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Carnival Carnivale 6/92
Carnival Fantasy 9/92
Carnival Victory 9/29/02
Carnival Legend 10/12/03
RCCL Explorer of the Seas 10/10/04
RCCl Mariner of the Seas 10/16/05 (Honeymoon)
RCCL Navigator of the Seas 10/14/06
RCCL Freedom of the Seas 10/14/07
Carnival Spirit 2/07/10
NCL Epic 1/8/11
NCL Epic 11/10/12
NCL Breakaway 9/15/13
Carnival Breeze 2/15/14
Carnival Esctasy 12/5/14-Brother's Cruise
NCL Breakaway 10/2/2016 Birthday and Anniversary
NCL Breakaway 11/26/2017
NCL Bliss 12/08/2018

Palm Harbor, FL
467 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Key West was a blast as always. Happy New Year to all!
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Previous Cruises:

2002 - Celebrity (Horizon)
2005 - Holland America Line (Westerdam)
2009 - Princess (Caribbean Princess)
2010 - Princess (Caribbean Princess)
2011 - Norwegian (Sky)
2012 - Princess (Ruby Princess)
2013 - Princess (Ruby Princess)

Fredericksburg, va. USA
84,334 Posts
Joined May 2001
I envy the Las Vegas favorite place!!! We'll be going to a dance in NC....Craig Woolard beach music band going!!!!
Long Island NY
717 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
We will be ringing in 2013 in Grand Turk on the Breeze! Can't wait !
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Carnival Fantasy 1995
Carnival Fascination 2005 - Honeymoon cruise
Disney Magic 2006
Carnival Breeze New Years Cruise 2012
Carnival Breeze New Years Cruise 2013
Carnival Sunshine New Years Cruise 2014
Carnival Pride 8/16/15
Norwegian Sky 8/26/16
Carnival Vista New Years Cruise 12/31/16
Carnival Pride 8/6/17
Carnival Dream 2/18/18
Planning Alaska Summer 2018
brooklyn ny
2,489 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
NY Eve is dh birthdayso he gets the bigger say We will doing wha e do every year-Atlantic City Taj Mahal for 2 days and then when we get home the countdown starts for our cruise January 18th YES!
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Plus 2 cruises on RCCL 2 CC and approx. 18 more on NCL-I cant remember which ships!
Fox Point, WI, USA
3,636 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
It's the last night of a 9 day visit with our DS, DDIL, and four adored granddaughters.
CA Inland Empire
109 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
We will be on first NYE cruise and are looking forward to the five days of rest following the "ringing in" of 2013...
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1999 Carnival Holiday (Sold on cruising)
2006 Carnival Paradise (2) Platinum baby!
2006 RCCL (Family Christmas Five Day)
2012 Milestone (25) Carnival Spirit-Hawaii
12/30/2012 Carnival Splendor-NYE to Mexico
09/15/2013 Carnival Conquest Casino Cruise
12/29/2013 Carnival Miracle-NYE to Mexico (Reprise)
02/03/2014 Inspiration (4)
03/06/2014 Imagination (3)
04/25/2014 Inspiration (3)
12/04/2014 Imagination (3)
Long Island, New York
577 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
For this New Years we will be ringing it in in the Bahamas aboard the Carnival Splendor!!! For time ever for a holiday cruise!!!! 🚢🐚🐬🐠🌊🎉🎊🍹
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December 27, 2013 - Courtney's Sweet 16 Cruise
August 2009 - NCL Dawn - NY to Bermuda
February 2005 - RC Serenade of the Seas
February 1999 - Disney Wonder