376 days have gone by and its FINALLY here! Freedom of the Seas!

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Surprise, AZ.
12,392 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Yeah, your long and torturous wait is finally over!!! Sometimes you think it will never get here and now your packed and ready to go!!!!!

Congrats on your first 7 day cruise...you know you will be forever spoiled!!!

Safe travels to the port and have a wonderful cruise....we will be waiting for your return and review!!

Enjoy every minute!!

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Diamond Plus- Linda & Mike

Spending Our Children's Inheritance
One Cruise a a Time!

332 points with RC and counting!
33 cruises on RC!
Always excited for the next one!

~~~Our memories~~~
Sovereign~ Majesty~ Monarch~
Vision x2 ~ Rhapsody x 2 ~ Grandeur~
Radiance x 8 ~ Serenade x 2~ Brilliance~Jewel x 2
Mariner x 2 ~ Navigator
x 2
Alaska Cruise tour- Fairbanks- Radiance south bound
Jewel California Coastal
Serenade 10 nt So Caribbean
Serenade 11 nt So Caribbean
Liberty x 2

We strayed to X and Princess
Celebrity Eclipse
Crown Princess
Star Princess
Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity solstice
~~~Future cruises~~~

January 2018 - 14 day Caribbean cruise on the Caribbean Princess.
Serenade Boston repo Oct 2018
Philly Suburbs, PA
1,813 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Woo Hoo!!! Have an absolutely amazing, wonderful time on my favorite RCCL ship. I will be celebrating my 50th birthday on her in October with my family. St. Thomas and St. Maarten are my two favorite ports. Can't wait to hear all about your trip when you return. Safe travels! Wanda
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RCI Sovereign 8/2002, 4/2003
RCI Voyager 8/2003
RCI Freedom 9/2006, 9/2008, 9/2013, 5/2015
RCI Mariner 5/2007
RCI Liberty 8/2009, 9/2010
RCI Independence 3/2010
Celebrity Equinox (Aqua Class) 4/2011, 4/2012, 4/2013, 11/2014, 11/2016, 5/2017
Celebrity Equinox President's Cruise 8/2017
RCI Allure 9/2011
RCI Freedom (50th Birthday Family Cruise) 10/2012
Celebrity Silhouette 3/2014
Celebrity Reflection 3/2016

54 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
You will love it!

I'm leaving on the Allure in two days. I can't function because I'm so excited.
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Enchantment of the seas- 4/17/15
Jewel of the seas- 6/14/14
Breakaway- 8/25/13!!!!
Allure of the seas- 4/22/11
Serenade of the seas- 4/11
Carnival Conquest- 7/07
Monarch of the seas- 10/06
14,656 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Yeah, the wait is finally over. I know you're going to enjoy your trip and we will be next. Just 2 more weeks for us.
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1,902 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
Safe travels and have a FANTABULOUS CRUISE!!!

I have less than 100 days! YES!!!!!!
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Carnival Dream - March 2018

Carnival Valor - May 2017
Carnival Fantasy - November 2016
RCCL Oasis of the Seas - May 2016
RCCL Anthem of the Seas - November 2015
Carnival Freedom - May 2015
Carnival Dream - December 2014
Carnival Sunshine - February 2014
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 2013
Carnival Elation - July 2013
Carnival Triumph - July 2012
RCCL Liberty of the Seas - October 2010
Golden Princess - June 2008
Grand Princess - November 2006
Carnival Ecstacy - July 2005
RCCL Navigator of the Seas - March 2004
RCCL Voyager of the Seas - March 2001
King of Prussia, PA
3,418 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
Have an AWESOME cruise!
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Upcoming Cruises:

33 Nights at Sea....
Cruise History:
6/11 - Allure of the Seas - 7 Night Western Caribbean
4/11 - Navigator of the Seas - 5 Night Western Caribbean
12/09 - Oasis of the Seas - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean ***Inaugural Sailing***
6/05 - Navigator of the Seas - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean
3/01 - Disney Magic - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean

North Ga
8,754 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
I rolled into town just in time to watch the Disney ship leave.

Then checked into to my hotel. I'm staying at the LaQuinta inn on nort Atlantic ave, cocoa beach. I have stayed here before. It's the 7 astronaut hotel that was originally built in the 60s but has been updated very nicely and was 89 dollars for park and cruise. Great people here and we had a wonderful dinner at the Asian place here at the hotel.

And just like my cabin on the ship a nice roll in shower

I recommend this hotel. Very clean and awesome staff here. Tomorrow pics of Freedom!

Almost cruise time! I hope I can sleep tonight! Lol
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My Cruise Countdown | I'm sailing to the Caribbean on 10/07/2017 aboard the Carnival Magic! Visit Carnival.com to see all Caribbean cruises.

Carnival Holiday - 6/08
Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas - 5/10
Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas - 2/11
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas - 4/12
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas 4/15
Carnival Magic - 5/16
North Ga
8,754 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
Thank everybody! I'm going to try and do a LIVE " sometimes " thread LOL! I won't have wi fi on the ship but will post some pics tomorrow Using the 3G network before sail away and post my first impressions of Freedom and then update with a few more from St Thomas and St Maarten if I can find some wi fi hot spots. I am using my IPhone as my camera. stay tuned

I will do a full review also when I get home in a week.
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My Cruise Countdown | I'm sailing to the Caribbean on 10/07/2017 aboard the Carnival Magic! Visit Carnival.com to see all Caribbean cruises.

Carnival Holiday - 6/08
Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas - 5/10
Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas - 2/11
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas - 4/12
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas 4/15
Carnival Magic - 5/16
6,431 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic trip!
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN: (1/17) Anthem of the Seas (1/15) Independence of the Seas (9/14) Allure of the Seas, (2/13) Liberty of the Seas-Western, (9/12 B2B) Oasis of the Seas-Eastern & Western Caribbean, (4/11) Majesty of the Seas-Bahamas, (5/10) Monarch of the Seas-Bahamas, (4/09) Voyager of the Seas-Western Carribean, (9/08 B2B ) Adventure of the Seas-Southern Carribean, (4/08)Majesty of the Seas-Bahamas, (4/06)Navigator of the Seas-Western Carribean
(4/16) Carnival Conquest-Eastern (11/15) Carnival Miracle-Journey Cruise:Hawaii (9/13) Carnival Valor-Eastern Caribbean (1/12) Carnival Victory-Southern Caribbean,
(10/11) Carnival Spirit-Mexican Riviera, (9/11) Carnival Miracle-Exotic Eastern, (9/10) Carnival Liberty-Exotic Eastern Carribean, (9/09) Carnival Splendor-Mexican Riviera, (9/07)Carnival Destiny-Southern Carribean, (9/06)Carnival Valor-Exotic Western Carribean, (9/04)Carnival Conquest-Western Carribean,
(9/03)Carnival Ecstacy-Baja Mexican, (9/99)Carnival Paradise-Eastern Carribean.
(1/07)Norwegian Star-Mexican Riviera,
(9/05)Caribbean Princess-Eastern Carribean

Next Cruise: Carnival Vista- 1/7/2018

2,971 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
We just got off Freedom literally 5 min ago, have a blast, she is a beauty!!
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Carnival Tropicale 9-1-2000
Sovereign Of The Seas 5-5-2001
Carnival Triumph 9-3-2001
Explorer Of The Seas 8-31-2002
Carnival Pride 4-12-2003
Mariner Of The Seas 11-16-2003 (innagural cruise)
Carnival Fantasy 1-29-2004
Mariner Of The Seas 3-28-2004
Mariner Of The Seas 4-10-2005 (honeymoon cruise)
Carnival Fantasy 4-29-2006
Enchantment Of The Seas 4-5-2007
Mariner Of The Seas 9-16-2007
Costa Fortuna 11-17-2007 (U.S. Preview cruise)
Navigator Of The Seas 12-13-2007
Queen Mary2 11-21-2008
Ruby Princess 3-14-2009
Emerald Princess 3-21-2010
Freedom Of The Seas 4-15-2012
Monarch Of The Seas 12-7-2012
Enchantment Of The Seas 12-6-2013
Oasis Of The Seas 4-05-2014
Msc Divina 10-25-2014
Freedom Of The Seas 01-4-2015
Liberty Of The Seas 4-16-2015
Oasis Of The Seas 5-14-17
Msc Seaside 5-12-2018
961 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Have a great time!! We are on the Freedom 3 weeks from today and can't wait!

If you like chocolate, be sure to go to Beatrix's chocolate box in St Maarten right off of front street. She makes the BEST chocolate and is always our first stop since she will send it back to the ship for you! If you go, tell Beatrix that Debra and Deborah said HI!!

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Majesty of the Seas Aug 28,2015
Oasis of the Seas- May 9,2015
Allure of the Seas Aug 31, 2014
Enchantment of the Seas May 16, 2014
Liberty of the Seas Dec 30, 2013
Enchantment of the Seas Oct 18, 2013
Freedom of the Seas Sept 1, 2013
Allure of the Seas May 12, 2013
Liberty of the Seas Nov 29, 2012
Explorer of the Seas Sept 16,2012
Majesty of the Seas June 22,2012
Freedom of the Seas- May 13, 2012
Jewel of the Seas- Dec 1, 2011
Allure of the Seas- Sept 4, 2011
Allure of the Seas- May 15, 2011
Allure of the Seas- Dec 1, 2010
Oasis of the Seas- Sept 18,2010
Majesty of the Seas- Mar 19, 2010
Freedom of the Seas- Sept 20, 2009
Majesty of the Seas- Mar 20, 2009
Adventure of the Seas- Sept 28, 2008
Freedom of the Seas- Sept 23. 2007
Mariner of the Seas- Sept 24, 2006
Majesty of the Seas- Sept 13, 2004
snow :)
10,159 Posts
Joined Oct 2007

Make sure you wave to me, on the Port Canavral Web cam.........I will be waving to you.

July seems so far away.

Safe travels.
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Roanoke, VA
239 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Just got back this morning...we didn't tear her up too bad. Say hi to Graham...he is hilarious. Especially his adult show.
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The Carolinas
169 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Definitely look forward to seeing your pics since we missed the cruise! Hope you had a blast! Now it us back to work time
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Carnival Fascination February 2009
Sovereign of the Seas 2006
Sovereign of the Seas 2005