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Old March 16th, 2003, 12:37 AM
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Wow, i cant beleive i am under six months for my first cruise.

i just had to tell someone and since i am on the boards 'what better place'. i have been planning this cruise since last august so im pretty excited. i hope all of you have great cruises in the future. please be happy for me also. this will be my first cruise and i am going solo to alaska. yippppppeeeeee.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 10:52 AM
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Congratulations! Waiting is part of the fun, I guess... Sometimes it's hard to wait! What ship and itinerary are you doing? I'm sure you'll have a great time regardless.
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Hey Dusty,
You are getting there, hope the next 6 months fly by for ya!


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Old March 16th, 2003, 07:34 PM
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Dusty, We too are waiting for our first cruise in July. It's been booked since October! I can't believe its only 4 months away now. Yeah!!
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Old March 18th, 2003, 01:33 AM
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We sail on our first cruise in exactly 2 months! Alaska was our first choice, actually our only consideration. We are sailing on the Prinsedam, a rather SMALL ship compared to others. I believe it only carries around 790 passengers total. Have booked a few excursions on our own. Still deciding on a few other excursions in a few ports. Our cruise is a 14 night R/T from San Francisco. Keeping fingers crossed that we don't find out we suffer from seasickness. Already have our prescriptions for patches, which we will put on the day before we embark. Happy sailing to all. The count down is on!!!!
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Old March 18th, 2003, 06:56 AM
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I am under the 6 months also, actually we cruise in 5 months!!! The ship leaves August 16th! Waiting is torture!!! This is our first cruise also!!
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Old March 19th, 2003, 07:16 PM
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We sail on our first cruise in 6mo. 1day!!!!!!!!!!! sooo excited please post your cruise reviews as you return so that all of us still waiting can read up on what we can look forward to :0) We are sailing NCL Sky 9/20/03.
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Dusty,

I too am under 6 months, FINALLY, for my first cruise. I booked the day the books opened with HAL on the Veendam for 8/3 southbound cruise.

I've changed my packing list three times already. Listening to good hints from these and other boards made me realize I didn't need 7 slacks, coats, etc. I think I'm down to one bag now. WOW!

Have a wonderful cruise. I don't care what goes wrong.......just let me sail on the ship!

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Old April 2nd, 2003, 01:19 PM
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sorry im so late getting back to my post. wow, there are alot of us getting close.

I AM DOWN TO 5 MONTHS AND 4 DAYS NOW. i cant believe i will soon be on the
CARNIVAL SPIRIT, sept 10 going to the inner passage leaving from vancouver.

i know all of our cruises are going to be fun and something to always remember.
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Old April 3rd, 2003, 02:08 AM
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I've changed my packing list three times already. Listening to good hints from these and other boards made me realize I didn't need 7 slacks, coats, etc. I think I'm down to one bag now. WOW!

I significantly cut down on luggage by always doing my laundry in port. Skagway is very accessable and walkable from the ship or just a block from the $1 shuttle.
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Old April 3rd, 2003, 07:46 AM
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Time flies when you're having fun! guess thats why its DRAAAAAGGGGGIIINNNNGGGG
waiting for my Alaska trip 7th of June. First timer to Alaska. Whats the #1 thing I shouldn't miss on this trip??(besides the plane and the ship) BG. Has my watch stopped??geeeeeze! c'mon JUNE!!!!
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Karen,
I have been reading about your laundry idea. In Skagway, is this a drop off laundry and you pick it up later or do you give up excursion time and wash clothes. What kind of rates do they offer if they do it? I have family of 4 and already dreading the amount of clothes my wife is going to put in the suitcases. 100% of the time we overpack and this may be a good way to lose a few suitcases. Let me know...
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Ed, what ship on June 7th?
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Old April 3rd, 2003, 10:08 AM
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Old April 3rd, 2003, 10:58 AM
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We want to spend our anniv. on a cruise, but that is this August, are we too late to do it?
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Hi Amelia,
If you want to cruise in Aug. of this year, I'd get looking around now. Do you have an idea of where and on what ship you want to cruise?

If so, you may want to start by posting in the "bargain finder" here at Cruisemates, great way to get prices and cabin availability now:

http://www.cruisemates.com/CF/bargfind/

Once you post there, travel agents will e-mail you with what they have, based on the information your provide in your post. Also be sure to list the departure city if you want cruise/air included.

Good luck, hope you find just the right cruise to celebrate your anniversary!

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Old April 4th, 2003, 03:17 AM
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Laundry in Skagway, located at Second and State does have drop off service, but I have never used it and always use the self serve. I have had some splended conversations with people. Anyway if you use the big propane dryers you can be done in a little over an hour. You could contact the visitor site and get the laundry contact and inquire of rates. www.skagway.org


As for sailing in August- no it's not too late, I never book more than 60 days ahead myself. But if you are set on a cruiseline or ship, you need to inquire and book soon. It can pay to be flexable.
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Old April 5th, 2003, 09:56 PM
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JUST US,

i think the smaller ship will be more personal and you will get more attention from the staff. it sounds like a great trip. do the patches really work. this will be my first cruise so i dont know if i will need to take something or not. do you have to go through a dr. to get them. i am leaving from vancouver so i hope i dont run into rough sea's like you might. have a wonderful time and let us know how it goes.

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