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Old January 14th, 2006, 06:53 AM
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Last year I went on NCL Star to Mexico and they had meeting for friends of Bill W. I am going on Royal Carribean Vision of the Seas March 26th, Do they offer similar meetings? (AA meetings)
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Yes they do. As a matter of fact, every cruise I've been on has offered these meetings.
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All cruise ships have a designated time and space for "Friends of Bill W". I recommend attending the first day, when the largest number of people show up. It's easier to make contacts that way. Good luck!
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Last year I went on NCL Star to Mexico and they had meeting for friends of Bill W. I am going on Royal Carribean Vision of the Seas March 26th, Do they offer similar meetings? (AA meetings)
Every cruise line offers these every day.
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On a cruise I took about a year ago, I had lunch one day with a woman who told me how she found out what "Friends of Bill W." meant, and how foolish she felt when she found out. Some time previously, she was on her third cruise in a row on which a "Friends of Bill W" meeting had been mentioned in the ship's daily program. She was astonished-- what an amazing coincidence that this same Bill W guy just happened to be having his family reunions or whatever on the very same cruises she was on! That guy must really get around!

Back on land, she recounted this astonishing coincidence to someone close to her-- I think it was her brother-in-law-- and he, being a recovering alchoholic and longtime AA member, just about fell out of his chair laughing. And believe me, we were all laughing at the table as she recounted this tale for our amusement.
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I once received a letter: "Who is Bill W. and why do his friends go on cruises?"
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That is good to hear, because "pushing drinks" and 'Free drinks" gets hard for a recovering alky.
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