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Hey, guys!! Mach here...

As this is an online community and so many of us enjoy the musings of John Heald I thought that it would be fun if the folks sailing on the Carnival Fantasy with John for the Blogger's cruise had somewhere to share the fun with y'all.

Many of us are leaving for New Orleans today, tomorrow or Thursday so I figured that now would be an appropriate time to start this blog thingy, as John would call it.

Expect a BUNCH of posts from our Bayou Bloggin' Krewe as we explore the recently refurbished Carnival Fantasy, wander from adventure to adventure, explore Progreso, Cozumel and generally act silly!!!

We've got over 100 Cruise Critic members sailing so you KNOW it's gonna be a party!!!

Bloggers... now it's YOUR turn! This is YOUR blog!!! It's time to let all of our Cruise Critic family know how much fun this amazing event is!!!

Ready... set... GO!!!

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#2
Winnsboro, Tx
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Joined Jul 2006
Are we there yet?
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#3
Tx
16,600 Posts
Joined Nov 2006
Originally posted by Host Mach
Ready... set... GO!!!


Woohoo!! It's gonna be FUN!!
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Columbus,Ga
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Joined Dec 2006
All of you Lurkers out there better join the Fun Fun and more Fun!!! Were going to have. Oh by the way!!! Are we there yet???? Almost!!!
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#5
South Ms
1,217 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
Fee Fi Fo Fum
Look out New Orleans!!!
Here we come!!!!
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30.CCL TRIUMPH 5/28/16 Friends
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#6
Lumberton, MS
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Joined Jul 2005
And come Saturday morning a great vision in white shall emerge from the mist as she rounds the bend in the river. Finally the "Fantasy" of so many has arrived at the dock. Of course they will have to sober up first as they will have been out all night on Bourbon St.

ARE WE THERE YET?
Dave
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#7
Oklahoma
6,828 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
4 days!!! Can't wait! Wish many more of you were joining us! Maybe next year?
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#8
5,293 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Originally posted by Nuttycruisegirl
4 days!!! Can't wait! Wish many more of you were joining us! Maybe next year?
How about later this year?
#9
29,996 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
You readers (aka lurkers) are in for a real treat with this group. What a great bunch of folks! We are primed and ready to have a great time and share as many of our adventures as we can in this format!

Are we there yet???? Almost!!!
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Memphis, Tn area
25,303 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
We are looking forward to a great time in New Orleans...from the Family Reunion to the Volunteer work to the cruise.

Having just been on the Fantasy...I think those who have not sailed her since the drydock will be pleasantly surprised.

Love the new Adult Serenity Area and the new Waterpark. Love the new look of Lido pool area.

I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.
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#12
56,618 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by LHP
We are looking forward to a great time in New Orleans...from the Family Reunion to the Volunteer work to the cruise.

Having just been on the Fantasy...I think those who have not sailed her since the drydock will be pleasantly surprised.

Love the new Adult Serenity Area and the new Waterpark. Love the new look of Lido pool area.

I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

It'll be great to sail with you again!!

I wanna come hear you sing at the karaoke thingy!!

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Memphis, Tn area
25,303 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Originally posted by Host Mach
It'll be great to sail with you again!!

I wanna come hear you sing at the karaoke thingy!!



ME???? KARAOKE????? Are you sure you don't have me confused with someone else??? NOT!!!! LOL
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COMPLETES THE FLEET

If it is Carnival and it floats....we have sailed it!

Hubby ... DIAMOND (every ship except the Carnivale)
Me ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale)
24 year old son ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale) ONLY Double Milestone under the age of 21 in the world.....woo hoo!!
Showing the world what a kid with Autism can do!!!
28 year old son... finally DIAMOND (college got in the way). About to "cruise more than all of us under the water" as a. Naval Officer.

Holiday Ship On A Stick with a MARBLE base...

#14
New Mexico
643 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
You better keep us informed of all the fun you are having! I'm excited for you and I can't come along. Maybe in December.
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#15
Lafayette, LA
1,276 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
Penny & Centava, Mexican Princess de Nueva Orleans, are planning a great trip. Watch out everyone, for all the masked revelers at the Mardi Gras Party. I think this group may set a new standard for Krewes and cruising. Everyone, please join in our fun!!!

Adios
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"Cruise Critic" official group cruise group leader...September 18th 2010...Carnival Fantasy out of Charleston, SC. The cruise I met my sweetie on...

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RCCL: Grandeaur (2)-Enchantment
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HAL: Veendam (3)-Ryndam (2)-Maasdam (2) Westerdam
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#17
Houston, TEXAS
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Joined Feb 2007
Hi there!

OK I'm ready...Entertain me all week!
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Splendour of the Seas 04/06... Galveston to Lisbon
Carnival Spirit 04/07 ...Ensenada to Hawaii... Hot Leis & Lava Tour
NCL Norwegian Sun 09/07 ...Hawaii to Ensenada
Carnival Fantasy 01/26/08... NOLA to Mexico
Carnival Ecstasy 05/17/08...Galveston to Mexico
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Carnival Freedom 2/15/2015
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Caribbean Princess 11/4/15
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#18
tallahassee, fl. usa
1,403 Posts
Joined Aug 2000
so wish to be with you all, we were with john on the freedom in 07, we were THE MELLOW YELLOWS, and john had his own meet and greet...you are going to have the time of your lives smooth sailings
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Memphis, Tn area
25,303 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Originally posted by NMCruiser55
You better keep us informed of all the fun you are having! I'm excited for you and I can't come along. Maybe in December.
We would love to have you join us December 3rd.....we already have our cabin booked!! woo hoo!!!
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If it is Carnival and it floats....we have sailed it!

Hubby ... DIAMOND (every ship except the Carnivale)
Me ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale)
24 year old son ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale) ONLY Double Milestone under the age of 21 in the world.....woo hoo!!
Showing the world what a kid with Autism can do!!!
28 year old son... finally DIAMOND (college got in the way). About to "cruise more than all of us under the water" as a. Naval Officer.

Holiday Ship On A Stick with a MARBLE base...

#20
Jax, FL the port is about 10 minutes away from my house!!!
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Joined Jun 2008
I have a question... would there ever be a bloggers cruise that is 5 days? We would love to join the fun but we can't do anything more then 5.
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