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Old March 26th, 2006, 08:44 PM
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Default 14 days until our April 9th Valor sailing

Yes, we are just 2 short weeks away from our cruise and we can hardly wait.

We are packing our bags, however have decided that after having cruised twice already we really shouldn't overpack. Hahaha!

Little worried I may be forgetting something. Anyone have suggestions out there?

We have the bungie cord and magnet for our balcony door, air freshner for the room, travel size wrinkle release, extension/power strip, underwater cameras and money in the bank to cover the sail and sign account.

Have read quite a bit lately about people bringing their own soda on board. I am a Pepsi drinker and in the past have purchased the soda card but for 7 days it will cost me more. Is it o.k. if I brought my own soda on board?

Last year we walked on with 2 12 pks of our own water and no one said anything.

Lastly, anyone out there sailing with us? Or anyone who has just returned? Would love to hear about the ship/your trip and we would love to meet folks from here on the ship.

Thanks to everyone for all the great advise. I love this site and am totally hooked. Have learned so much for everyone.

Safe sailing.

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Old March 26th, 2006, 09:09 PM
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Hi Chefkel22,

First, take out half of what you packed !

Yes, you can take a "reasonable" amount of Pepsi onboard. I'd suggest you take a case of Pepsi, stick a luggage tag on it, and not have to carry it onboard.

Sounds like you're ready, otherwise! You have THE most important thing, $$$ in the bank !

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Old March 26th, 2006, 09:33 PM
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We had a fantastic time on the Valor Western cruise. Are you doing the Eastern or Western?

Did you see my slide show of our cruise?

You can see it at:

Just click on the thumbnail of the sun setting over the ocean.

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Old March 28th, 2006, 01:09 PM
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We're sailing on the 9th too and can hardly contain ourselves! We've been planning this since our cruise to the Bahamas last Feb. and thought we had thought of everything, but the bungy cord/magnet is new! I assume it's to hold the balcony door open?
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Old March 29th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Hi, We all sail on April 23rd on Valor..... So i am expecting to see lots of good ideas we can use from all you April 9th Valor cruisers!! Ok I hope to see something posted for us! Would love to hear of any little secrets u find out. Whats the fun things to do. What excursions did u go on. We are all so excited too. Have a great Cruise!!! cruisingrandma
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Old March 29th, 2006, 07:44 PM
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You will have a great time on the Valor. I was on her for the 3/5/-3/12 Sailing (Western). Nice ship, and a great staff!
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