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I know im cruising when i walk onto the lido deck for the first time and i hear the carribean music playing. Thats the moment when i say... Im on a cruise! hahah

 

What is that moment for you?

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I know when I am cruising, its as soon as I get past the photographers.:)

 

john

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When I've checked out the cabin, gotten a "foo-foo" frozen drink, called my friends at home and gloated a bit about lying on the pool deck in the sun (while they're in much cooler weather) and then, turn off the phone....I'm acruisin' then!

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My excitement builds as I see the ship from the cab.

Passing through security and then handing over my luggage and standing in line does not dull that, but it all begins when...

 

they hand me the glass of "bubbly"!

 

Everything after that only makes my face hurt from smiling!

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I know I'm cruising when all formalities are complete, ie/lifeboat drill-and being up on deck for sail-away.

But better yet, I know I am cruising as soon as my travel agent sent me my ship confirmation papers. Wooooohooooooo - May 15, 2010.

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I know I'm cruising when I am hitting the stairs, life jacket in hand, on my way to my assigned deck for the mandatory muster drill!:eek:

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You know you are cruising when you are waving to the people on shore when leaving.

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I know I'm cruising when I first step out onto the deck and the sea breeze hits me! 11 more days!!

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Hearing the "Boing" of check-in and the jet engine they call a toilet flush.

 

Those are two special "sounds" not repeated anywhere!:D And as Fred asways says don't be sitting when the flush starts.:eek:

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Sorry all are preliminary events to me until the ship starts moving. Initially you first wonder to yourself " Is the ship moving?" You just are not quite sure at first. When I realize we actually are in motion my cruise has officially commenced. Let the fun begin!

Laura

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1. boing as the card goes in the slot... grin

2. drop off the carry-on, and head out for champagne, the buffet and exploring... ahhhh

3. sail-away... whooohooo!

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1. The booking deposit shows up on our credit card statement :rolleyes:

2. The shore excursions booked online show up on our statement :(

3. The luggage tags and cruise docs come in the mail :)

4. I power down my work pc and record my out of office message :p

5. The check-in agent says 3 magic words "enjoy your cruise" :D

6. The ships engines fire up and the pier inches away :D

7. Aaaaaaaah!

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Though it isn't always at the start of a cruise, the thing that gives me goosebumps on a cruise is the blast of the ships horn. Nothing like it for us landlocked folks!

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I know I am cruising when we get the welcome aboard picture taken.

 

She looks like a great ship? Was the food good? Do you have any helpful tips for someone sailing her on May 1st? Thank you!

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and I will add:

 

when my bed is turned down and a towel animal is in my cabin,

when you hear the "bing-bong" and the CD or Captain comes on to tell you news of the day,

and when the most important ID I am carrying is my cruise card! :D

 

March cannot come soon enough!

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