The Cruisemates thanksgiving cruise is now on Golden Princess, so there is no CM cruise with the ship you will be on. NOrmally if you book a Cruisemates cruise, you book it with the agent that is handling it and then you get the group discount along with all the other extras. You can always arrange to meet and do excursions with cruisers, CM cruisers or not, but there may be a specific function, like a cocktail party that would only be for that group that booked together, but there are a lot of other activities that you would certainly be welcome to join and in fact encouraged to, the more the merrier :-)
In the future, just keep an eye out on the home page for any new and interesting Cruisemates cruisers, they are always working on the next one, also if you have any suggestions, please post them.
I'm sure you and your wife will enjoy the "SUn", I'll be doing the CM Alaska cruise in a few weeks and am getting so excited, booking excursions, etc. Have even found some cruisers that are not
with the CM group, but still plan on meeting onboard too.
There are some great deals on the Thanksgiving Golden cruise, and even some prices have been lowered, its still early to cancel and do this one, so check it out, have fun!
Here is the link to all the CM cruises in the works at this time: