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#1
Southern Oregon
1 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Hi everyone!

What an incredible site this is! My DH and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in June, 2013 with a cruise to Alaska...our very first cruise EVER!

This is a trip of a lifetime for us...and I just wanted to thank those of you
who have posted and shared such a wealth of information and tips for those of us new to cruising!!

I've only begun to scratch the surface of this wonderful site...but it's already been immensely helpful!

Thanks again! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated by this first-time cruiser!

#2
Albuquerque, NM
985 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
If you want some more websites with lots of info, check these out
http://beyondships.com/index.html

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

http://www.kroooz-cams.com/

http://www.cruisecal.com/portal/

http://www.shipwatcher.com/

http://www.cruisedeckplans.com

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http://deckplangenius.com/

http://cruisett.com/ports.php

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http://www.whatsinport.com/index.htm

http://cruiseclues.com/cruise_websites.htm
probably the most links to other web sites


http://cruiseclues.com/index.htm



http://cruiseclues.com/portschedules.htm

Another huge list of sites
http://www.raynorshyn.com/cruises/


http://www.beyondships.com/

http://www.insuremytrip.com/index.html?linkId=13136 for insurance estimates

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/

www.sailwx.info

www.cruisett.com

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#4
Indonesia
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Joined Jan 2012
Congratulations on your honeymoon, HeartSong !
Welcome to Cruise Critic.

After you enjoy your cruise, please write your review in CC.

Bon voyage!
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#5
108,162 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Welcome to Cruise Critic.

First cruise -- Alaska -- 30th anniversary -- Wonderful.

Feel free to ask questions.
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#6
Iowa
740 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Welcome to Cruise Critic, HeartSong!

As you've discovered, there are so many valuable resources here on the site, and many experienced cruisers to help you navigate the ins and outs of cruising. I've received great advice from people here. Make sure you check out the different threads on packing, the Roll Call for your ship and the Alaskan Ports of Call you'll be visiting...and keep an open mind on everything the experience has to offer.

Enjoy your cruise, and Happy Anniversary!
#7
6,362 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Originally posted by HeartSong
Hi everyone!

What an incredible site this is! My DH and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in June, 2013 with a cruise to Alaska...our very first cruise EVER!

This is a trip of a lifetime for us...and I just wanted to thank those of you
who have posted and shared such a wealth of information and tips for those of us new to cruising!!

I've only begun to scratch the surface of this wonderful site...but it's already been immensely helpful!

Thanks again! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated by this first-time cruiser!

Welcome to Cruise Critic and congratulation on your anniversary. It's a wonderful way to celebrate.

~Doris~
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#8
Southern California
2,292 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Now the fun really begins as you read through these boards, check out the itinerary boards, do a little port research on the internet..... Happy anniversary and have a wonderful cruise vacation!

http://luv2 cruise.blogspot.com
#9
Queensland, Australia
75 Posts
Joined May 2012
Ok, I couldn't help myself and just had to add to this thread (this is my first ever post - yay!)

I totally second the OP's comments and also wish to extend a massive thank you to the contributors of this forum. DH and I are heading on our first cruise in December and the information I have obtained through stalking this forum is amazing!

Thank you!

And to the OP - I hope you have a wonderful time!
#10
103 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
I've only begun to scratch the surface of this wonderful site...but it's already been immensely helpful!

Thanks again! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated by this first-time cruiser!
Couldnt have said it better myself! Fantastic site...but my eyes...my EYES!!!!!! (too much reading hee hee hee )
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