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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Floridanamaw
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.

Hi I am in Ft walton also. Judi..here..hubby works in Alaska..perhaps we can get togrther one eve for dinner n chat..daaling456@juno.com
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Old September 11th, 2006, 10:58 PM
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Hi to all cruisematers from Down Under!
We are "Aussie Jan" and hubby Cliff and live in Perth Western Australia.
Our daughter is a Carnival Dancer currently on the Fantasy. I have just returned form 2 back to back cruises on the Fantasy and had a great time.
We have been lucky to visiit her on each contract so far and now busily saving for the next one!!!
Have found many useful tips from others on the site and now tell all the other Aussie Mum's what I have learnt!

To anyone cruising this week, Hope you have a great time!

Aussie Jan
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:27 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm Cherie from Canada. I just went on my first cruise to the Eastern Caribbean on the Carnival Glory! I really loved it and I'm sure that I will visit again! Maybe I'll try Royal Caribbean or Carnival again next time . I got a lot of useful info for my first cruise from all the kind CruiseMates on this site, and would just like to thank everyone for making this site so great! The information from these boards helped to make my first cruise a truly fantastic one. Most of all, I would like to thank all of the members for making me another cruise-addict convert!

Happy cruising, everyone!
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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:18 PM
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Hello everyone!

My name is Sandi, my dh is Duke. We live in Gloucester, VA. Just got back in July from the Glory eastern, going on the Liberty in April.
We have our own flooring business and I also drive a school bus. I am going to be a grandma beginning of Nov. This is my first!!!! I have 2 children both married . Looking forward to our next cruise!
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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:48 PM
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Hi everyone! I'm Nicki and my husband is Scott,and we're from Michigan. We are in our early 30's and have been married for almost 13 years. We have a daughter who is 9 and a son who is 5. We took the kids on their first cruise last year on the Fantasy and they're hooked now just like us! We haven't told them yet that we have another one booked on the Inspiration next Sept. and they're not coming! I know it's a long way off, but we're looking forward to our first cruise (and actually our first vacation period) with just the two of us.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 11:44 PM
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Hi everybody!

My name is Mark and my wife is Chun Kyoung, we have two sons 16 and 7. I am an Airport Operations Specialist. We got our DOCS yesterday for our first cruise, doing the 4 day Baja on the Paradise on 10/2/06.

Next week I will most likely be booking a Eastern Carribean cruise on the NEW ship Freedom on 12/1/07.

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Old September 21st, 2006, 02:54 AM
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My name is Kathie. I am a happily divorced mom of 3 grown daughters and I am finally going on my first cruise in February 2007.

I am going with a female co-worker as my roomie.

My workplace (The City of OKC) employee association set up a group cruise that we could choose to go on and I am going!

I was lucky enough to get the time off (not too many people had already asked off that time period yet) and so I have put my deposit down and started looking for cruise attire (read formal wear since I do not really have any formal wear) and begun researching so I will know what to expect and what to pack and what to leave so I can be prepared as possible.

Any tips you can leave for me will be great!

Thanks for such a great group on here - your information is invaluable!

FYI, my nickname is Purple Princess because I love purple and wear more purple than any other color, I have burgundy plum colored hair, violet contacts, and assorted other purple belongings. I am rather eclectic, however it is great to be old enough to know what you like and not be embarrassed to express one's self (within reason of course).

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Old September 22nd, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Hi I'm Donna and my Hubby is Jerry.
We are taking our first cruise in November to celebrate our 25th anniversary and we are already "to excited to sleep" .
Thanks to all of you for your questions and answers. I just heard about this site last weekend and I have been glued to the board ever since. You all have helped ease my mind so much. Thank you friends 8)
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 06:43 PM
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Hi , my name is Deena my husband is Bill we have been on 3 carnival cruises and 1 royal carribean. We will be going on the Fascination in oct with our 3 yr old daughter.
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 11:56 PM
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I am so glad to see that this thread is still going. Anyone else want to add to it?

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Old September 23rd, 2006, 12:25 AM
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Hi, I am Audrey from Kansas,
I am a 49 yr old Widow.
I am going on the Elation 1/6/07
This will be my first cruise .
I have a great 28 yr old son and a fantastic 3 yr old grandson.
Anyone else going on the Elation?
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