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Old July 3rd, 2011, 10:41 AM
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Do you take cruises to celebrate a birthday or anniversary ?

I did a land cruise for my 50th. birthday but no sea cruises although on my cruise this month I will be celebrating my birthday.
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For my wife and my twenty fifth anniversary we did a fourteen day Baltic Sea cruise. I can't say this was "specifically" for our anniversary, since it was one month before our anniversary, and the main factor was that I saw a deal on a suite that I just couldn't say no to.

On our last cruise on the Carnival Liberty we said it was our combined birthday and anniversary present. The week before we left was my birthday and we celebrated our anniversary and my wife's birthday on board.

We are doing a Southeast Asia cruise next year to celebrate my wife's retirement.

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In 2009 we were 60 & had been married 40 years, so we though we would just do what we wanted that year, we did three cruises & a couple of UK based land trips. This year we are doing one short cruise for wifes sisters 50th, just two nights over to Belgium. These short trips are also tagged as "party cruises", different atmosphere alltogether, they can stop at Le Harve for Paris or Zeebrugge for Brugges or the military cemeteriesof WW2
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The first cruise hubby and I took was to celebrate our 30th anniversary, the next was to celebrate my birthday and have taken onter cruises to celebrate both my birthday and our anniversary. Since our anniversary is in Jan and myy birthday in Oct it is usually a very good time for vacations.
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For my 40th it was Italy and my 50th it was New York.

My 60th is next year and I very nearly booked a Silverseas cruise - then discovered their smoking policy - and that idea was sunk.

I was considering Hawaii even POA - checked their smoking policy and that idea was sunk.

I even considered Oz/NZ but Mother Nature intervened - I have survived so many close calls - I am running out of my 9 lives - so I am giving Mother Nature time to calm down.

So I will do something special - just have to find a cruise ship whose smoking policy is OK for me and an itinerary that I like - I have to say I am really struggling.

So it looks as if may be Tanzania or Cuba.

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Our 45th.will be in 2012 and we hope to do one to celebrate.
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We usually take a cruise to celebrate our anniversary.

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We've never celebrated an anniversary with a vacation .
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We don't book a cruise just to celebrate, but since we usually sail in the spring we often celebrate my birthday (March), our anniversary (also March), or DH's birthday (May).

We've had balloons and cake !
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We decided to celebrate our 10th anniversary on a "luxury" cruise; we were instantly hooked. Since then, we have celebrated one more anniversary and my wife's birthday on cruises; mostly coincidental. We are now looking for a trip for our 20th anniversary December 2012.

Mike, what itinerary for Southeast Asia? Are you going to make it to Angkor Wat, too?
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Our first cruise was to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. We celebrated my husband's 40th on a "booze" cruise, and we'll be celebrating our 15th anniverary in a few months on a cruise. My 40th was spent in Germany for 18 days, a MUCH different way to celebrate than on a cruise, but fantastic nevertheless!
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We time our trips around B-days and Anniversarys. This year we were on our Panama Canal Cruise for my B-day (his is 10 days before mine). Our wedding anniversary is in September. This September we'll be in Hawaii for it and September 2012 we'll be on a land trip in France and Italy.
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We time our trips around B-days and Anniversarys. This year we were on our Panama Canal Cruise for my B-day (his is 10 days before mine). Our wedding anniversary is in September. This September we'll be in Hawaii for it and September 2012 we'll be on a land trip in France and Italy.
I thought you were cruising?

Funny though I am in the middle of planning a France/Italy trip starting in Nice going east as far as Trieste and hopefully will end up in Venice at the time of one of their festivals. Snag is a family wedding - folks are so inconsiderate .

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I thought you were cruising?

Funny though I am in the middle of planning a France/Italy trip starting in Nice going east as far as Trieste and hopefully will end up in Venice at the time of one of their festivals. Snag is a family wedding - folks are so inconsiderate .

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Keep up women Sorry, I thought I updated you. I think with so many repeat ports on that cruise, we're going to cancel. Instead... we'll do 5 or 6 nights in Positano, then fly to Geneva and stay a few days in Annecy where we'll also be picking up the car. We'll then take about two weeks to make our way from the Alps to Bordeaux and fly home from Bordeaux. Probably 3 nights in St. Paul de Vence a visit to Carcassone, 4 or 5 in the Dordogne and then into Bordeaux.
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For the past 2 years, I have been in another country on my birthday, due to being on a cruise. My b-day is early May, which really works for us for Med cruises. Last year I was in Tunisia, and this year I was in Livorno. Because we had visited Florence only a few days before, we stayed on the boat and I got a massage and just relaxed all day. It was glorious!
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My b-day is early May,
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Keep up women Sorry, I thought I updated you. I think with so many repeat ports on that cruise, we're going to cancel. Instead... we'll do 5 or 6 nights in Positano, then fly to Geneva and stay a few days in Annecy where we'll also be picking up the car. We'll then take about two weeks to make our way from the Alps to Bordeaux and fly home from Bordeaux. Probably 3 nights in St. Paul de Vence a visit to Carcassone, 4 or 5 in the Dordogne and then into Bordeaux.
I was off the boards for a few weeks and may have missed your update.

May I ask what happened to Cinque Terre? Funny, I hope to visit Carcassone one day.

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I was off the boards for a few weeks and may have missed your update.

May I ask what happened to Cinque Terre? Funny, I hope to visit Carcassone one day.

Thanks

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To hard to get it to fit into the itinerary. We have to pick the car up in France because of the drop charges and flights out of Naples were pretty limited. Easyjet flies to Milan but then you have the car issue. They fly to Geneva and there's a car rental on the French side which would be easy. We could drive from Annecy down to CT for a few days and then into France which is still a possibility.
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