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Old March 1st, 2006, 09:44 PM
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We are new to cruising (first cruise on carnival truimph 6/10/06 family of 5: boys 12 & 9 girl 5). All of these terms and RCL's, dd's and so on everyone is using can be overwhelming and confusing. Any suggestions for help?

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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:40 PM
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RCL - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
NCL - Noweigan CL

DW, DD, DH, DS etc. - Dear/Darling Wife, daughter etc

ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing

Those are a start for you anyway
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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:47 PM
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Welcome to CruiseMates. You will find lots of info here and feel free to ask any questions. Be sure to read the articles under News & Features; Family cruising, Before you go, Teens and Kids, First time Cruisers, etc. You'll get use to the lingo...
DH=Dear/Darling husband
DW=Dear/Darling wife
DD=Dear/Darling daughter
DS=Dear/Darling son
Here are some I had to learn; pax= passengers, ppl=people. Aft/stern is the back of ship, bow is the front, starboard is right side and port is left. East to remember, port has 4 letters and so does left.
The main thing to remember, your are going on a SHIP, not a boat...
Your kids will love it. Mine are all grown and still talk about our trips over 10 ago.

Always here to help. Have fun planning.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:41 AM
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decks= floors
stateroom or cabin- refers to your accomodations
head= bathroom
gangway - the stairs that get you onto the ship from the dock.
your ship will be docked not parked
bow= front of the ship
Purser = Concierge at a hotel - your main source for information & problems
room steward=maid
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Old March 14th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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Thanks this gets me going can't wait to go
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