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hi i'm denise and i live in the mpls area and i have a kitty name daffy
i became a great aunt in may i get to hold the baby last weekend
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Hi everybody,

I am Barbara (41 yrs),work for a newspaper publisher in Holland and living together with my friend André.
My mother's name is Sally(61 yrs)and she is retired. We (mum an me)are first time cruisers on the Triumph to te Western Carribbean on sept. 2th. That is in less than 5 weeks!!!
We are soooooo exited about going!! We are from the Netherlands so we have to fly to Miami the day before the cruise and stay in a hotel near the airport. André is staying home and is happy he doesn't have to come with us, he doesn't know what he is missing!!!
Me and André have been to Amerika 2 times in 2004 and 2005. Did the "best of the West", Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Brice C, Zion and Highway 1 and back to San Francisco in 2004.
Flew to Denver in 2005, drove to Utah, down to New Mexico, up to Colorado (went whitewater rafting witch was soooo exiting) and then to the Rocky Mountain's. Had a great time both years!

Libragirl, thank you for your reply (june 3th) on the topic ""is everybody getting tired to hear you talking about the cruise" or something simular.
I just read it, I haven't been visiting this forum for a while because I tried not to search for cruise-information for a while, my friend André was getting to little attention and needed some. But....only five weeks to go and I can't help myself'anymore...

Well, it's a little long reply but that is to compensate for the long time I was away....

Greetings from Holland and if you are soon going on a cruise...have a GREAT TIME everybody!
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I'm Laurie from Minnesota! I'm 36 and have been married to John for 12 years. We have two sons, ages 7 and 5. I teach elementary school here in my small town. We've been to various locations in the Carribean and Mexico but are going on our first cruise in two weeks, on the Inspiration! I'm really excited but also extremely nervous about leaving the boys. They will stay with both sets of grandparents.

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Hi, I'm Kathy and my husband is Bob. We have 2 boys (14 and 10) and will be cruising on the Inspiration in exactly 15 days (Aug 14). This website is fantastic. I have been on one cruise on Carnival many, many moons ago but my husband and kids have not. We are extremely excited about this trip. It took me quite a bit of begging and pleading to get the husband to agree, but now he's looking forward to it as much as I am. I am thrilled to see all the great reviews of the Inspiration. I picked it because the timing and ports of call were just right for us. Sure hope our experience is as great as everyone elses!
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Kathy 830,
Congrats on your upcoming cruise. I think your going to love the Inspiration I know we did Up untill our cruise on the Valor in May,which was awesome, the Inspiration has been our favorite ship and cruise.

The way you described your husband, brought back alot of memory's for me. The wife was the one that got us cruising, and actually gave me an option to go, or stay home.

However, I must warn you. If your husband likes the atmosphere onboard the ship, the service, the food, and the different ports of call, you may create a cruising monster.

Happy Sailing;
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Kathy- we are going on the same cruise!

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We are Manny and Rosanna from New Britain, CT (just outside of Hartford). I work for Pratt and Whitney (jet engine mfg) and my wife is retired from a major insurance carrier as a admin assistant. We got bit by the cruising bug when we took our honeymoon cruise in 1998. We have done mostly Celebrity ships, but did cruise on the Sensation and have booked the Carnival Liberty for next April. I love to read cruisemates for all the info, interesting comments and helpful tidbits.
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Theresa and Dave from central NJ
New cruisers, just wish I had more vacation time!!
almost 20 yo son, almost 23 yo daughter and a surprise last year via daughter, a darling granddaughter 11 months today! Who said life was perfect.

Husband and me flew together for the very first time in 28 years last March when we went to Cabo San Lucas. Now a timeshare owner there. Those who have cruised the Mexican Riviera, we waved to all the beautiful cruise ships when they came into port! What beautiful sunrises and sunsets in Cabo. If you haven't done this cruise yet, do it!! Cabo is a very happening place for the 60 and under set tee hee! Just watch that tequila!! Eat at Tabasco's, drink at the Office, experience the Mango Deck, do some fishing, eat at the Marina - you will want to come back for a longer period of time! All the water sports you want - surfing, banana boats, jet skis, snorkeling, whale watching, Lover's Beach at Land's End, glass bottom boats, shopping....

I love this board!!
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I'm Phil and wife is Malinda. We have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Palm Bay, FL, and a daughter living in Lubbock, Tx.

This will be our first cruise and we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary. I am excited and ready to go.
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Sheila and Christopher from Maine.

Going on our first cruise on Carnival Destiny - trying to settle on a date.

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Well, I have been all over the board, so I guess I should introduce myself!

Darlene and DH Don, one son and DIL and one precious GB. DH and I both were born and raised in Houston (Delivered by the same doctor, in the same hospital, 6 years apart ).

Currently live just south of Houston and will be retiring at the end of the year. Nothing makes me happier than cruising with all my family.
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Hi! I am Tina, from Springfield Missouri. My two teenagers and I will be taking our 3rd cruise together (6th for mom!) in just one short week!!! 7 days and boy am I ready for this one! We are just taking the Nassau, Half Moon Cay jaunt on the Fantasy for one last "breather" before school starts and everything gets crazy again.

7 days and counting!

We have another booked for June 16th, 2007 on Liberty.
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Hi Everyone! I'm Andrea, will be turning 38 in a couple of weeks (ouch), DH is Jack. I am a property manager, he is OSS for GPC. We have cruised once to Mexico (and once to Bahamas but stayed on land). Before me, DH cruised to Alaska (where I was born) and did several windjammers.
I have two sons (21 and 16) from previous marriage. DH and I will celebrate anniversary just before we leave in Oct so I'm thinking of doing the cabin deco - anyone ever done that? Worth the money?
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Hi Andrea, I did the cabin deco once. It was really nice, and made things seem more festive.

Go for it.

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Frank and Cathy from NW. PA-30 miles south of Erie Pa and 100 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA. Small town near Meadville PA. I'm a retired Guidance Counselor and DW is recently retired from the schools too. We LOVE cruising as you all do. We are on the Pride of Aloha(NCL) 10/1/06 to Hawaii and 10/4/07 we are on the new Carnival Freedom to the Med.(ITALY, FRANCE, SPAIN, ETC) first time out of the Caribbean area-CAN"T WAIT !!!! We were on the C.Destiny in May to S. Caribbean(Aruba-Dominica-St. Thomas). We also been on Costa-Princess-HAL-and we loved them all !! Hey Kathy-what casino in Vegas do you work in---will be there at the end of August. Yes we are spending all our savings because we are trying to live one day at a time-and who knows what is in store. We both worked hard all our lives and since we are in good health(at least for now) we are going going going. We already told the children--sorry no inhertance !!! We've been married 5 years-both been married before and we both had two children- all grown up now-with grandbabies starting to come along now. Sorry I guess I got carried away. Take care. Knarf(Frank backwards
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Hi, We are from South Carolina- "Gamecock Country"
My name is Lisa, not mid 40 yet and I am a bookkeeper for a large nursing home. My husband Bobby is a manager for our local paper.

We are leaving on the Sensation 8/13/06 * Bobby's 56th!
This will be my 6th cruise, all but one with Carnival.
Bobby's 9th!

We can wait to go- again. Because of the port of call we always go to the Bahamas and Cozemel. I sure would like to go on some that leave from Miami or Fort Lauderdale but thats a LONG drive from SC!

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My name is Christy my husband is Andrew, we are both Paramedics although he is in management and is my boss. I currently am in communications since my health has gotten so bad being on an ambulance is just too hard for these old bones.
My husband is a master gunsmith on the side. He maintains a store on Ebay and does custom work, manufactoring, rebuilding, repairing, blueing... you name it. Plus he just really loves it. Check it out
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My hobbies are playing poker, love just surfing the internet.
We have 2 dogs Remington & Kimber both are Labs
We took our 1st cruise in 2003 and have been hooked ever since.
Hope to see some of you on our next cruise in Apr 07
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Hi everyone,
Tanya and Erin here. We're heading off on the Carnival Elation on September 3rd. I (Tanya) am a student and my sister Erin is a chef. My parents will also be going. We're looking for the caper flyer for Elation out of Miami. We'd love to get a jump on what's going on before we board.

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how do you get a caper before the cruise?? That would be great! Or are you just looking for one from a past cruise from someone? That would be great too! Hadn't thought of that!
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In the past - we've been fortunate to find someone who has just returned. They scan in the caper and menus and we're ready to go.

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Cewl Thanks! Maybe I'll do a post for that closer to my time to go! (which is entirely too far away!!)
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Hi, I'm Jewell, booked for the December 2 cruise on Carnival Glory with my friend Alan. I live in Omaha, Nebraska, Alan lives in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been on five cruises, this will be my first. I have three daughters, 28, 22 and 22. I am a legal secretary for a small law firm. Alan is a licensed x-ray technician.
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Hi. My name is JoAnne and I'm going on the Carnival Conquest on 12/31 with my husband Robert to celebrate our 20th anniversary. This will be our first cruise!

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I'm Jennifer from British Columbia - married to Hugh (as long as his money holds out lol). I'm a retired Mom (as if!!!) at least the younguns' are out of ours and into nests of their own. We discovered cruising in 2004 - we've done 3 on Carnival on one on Princess - prefer Carnival. next it's off to Alaska.

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Carnival Capers - log into the cruise you're going to be taking, you have to look for it but you can download a carnival caper fun day at sea in adobe. It's usually where they tell you about the ship.
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Hello,
I'm Romain, I'm french (borned in Marseille, I will study in Paris), and I'm 18 years old.
I'm with my girlfriend since nine years, and I travelled two times on the Queen Mary 2, the first from Southampton to New-York, and the second time from Southampton to a Mediterranean tour (Vigo, Barcelone, Marseille, Florence, Gibraltar ...). I travel alaways with my girlfriend.
The last travel finished in the August 11th, and it was which I prefer, better than transatlantic from England to USA.
And the next cruise I'll do is on the Queen Victoria, the first inaugural cruise, during Christmas time ... It's very exciting !

PS : Am I the only french in here ?
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Vicki & Dave - we are both in our early 50's
Florida Panhandle - Ft. Walton area
Dave is retired military and does rental maintenance part time now.
I still work 4 days a week in a real estate office as a secretary.
Would love to retire and just play.

We will going on our first cruise in November from Port Canaveral on the Elation.
We normaly take trips in our M/H to the mountains of Georgia where we hike and hunt waterfalls. So this will be very different for us.
We both enjoy stockcar racing-Nascar-dirt track. We can be found on most Saturday nights sitting in the stands of a local track.

We are both down to earth people with no false airs about us. We both prefer jeans over dressy clothes. So Formal night is a big deal for us. But we are going!! I hope we can meet other people with our interest on the cruise. I plan on having fun and enjoying it.
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Just did a post..dosent show..here goes again....Holiday/Mobile 9/30..solo cruiser..have a hubby cruise in Jan Canal on Brilliance..many cruises ago got ill with cruisitis..no cure in sight..over 55..world traveler also..Europe and UK..but my veins contain seawater, pref'ly Caribbean type A..love to do dress up everyday..fun and friendly.live in NW Fla 100 from Mobile. semi rtd..but fill my days w/ all kinds of projects..tx to all the latest tips n ideas..have emplemented many..havent seen this one...go to your bank get new pack of bill..consec #..take to printer n have the "note paper" glue on left edge..this does not deface..but causes quit a stir when offered.and makes to meet new friends...Actually traded un torn off bills in Greece for a nice discount on purchase of gold..they stay together, and in id case or lanyard..have even had service people say "no thank you"..but did convince in the end....$1's and $5's are a good idea..your gonna spend it anyway!..Fairwinds and following ses to all..judi/daaling
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Hello from farmers Wife in Arkansas. My husband and I have a grown son and daughter and 5 grand children and one great grand child. We grow rice and soybeans. My daughter and I will be on the Pride november 26- 06.
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Hi we are Neva and Chris- married 14 years with one 12 year old son and a 17 pound kitty! Reside in Lakeland Florida
Hubby works for Lifestyle Family Fitness and I own my own Temporary Staffing and Headhunting firm in Polk County

Cruising for the 2nd time in October to Bahamas and Grand Turk.

Went to Jamaica and stayed at all inclusive hotel last year.

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