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Luanne Russo July 23rd, 2006 10:51 PM

Roll Call For Those Reading The Carnival Board
We did this a couple of weeks ago, and it was a big success. Let's try it again. It is just a way to get to know each other better. Give us as little or as much info about you.

For those of you who are reading, but not quite comfortable posting yet, this is your personal invitation. LOL


Hi, I am Luanne I have a hubby and two teen sons. I have been on 4 cruises, and in about a year, plan on going many more. We live in Texas, but I am from Atlanta, Ga.

Bob M July 23rd, 2006 11:45 PM

Bob & Kathy from south Mississippi...
Semi-retired (Ebay sales & Sub-teacher)...
Kathy is a seamstress...
Have one daugther (Kara) who is 24 & knows more than her daddy... :)
Doing a family cruise on the Celebration on Sept. 4th...

Tompo8190 July 24th, 2006 12:58 AM

Hi...I'm Nancy, I am an esthetician (skin care professional) and I run my own business doing facials, body wraps and all kinds of other goodies. I also run an E-bay store with my cousin. My husband is Marc and he is a Tax Auditor for the State of California. (Arnold is his boss!)
We have been married 11 1/2 years and have two beautiful children, Collin is 7 and Brooke is 2 1/2. We love to cruise and have already sailed on 6 wonderful Carnival cruises. This fall we will be going again, our first time on the Triumph and I can't wait to get back to St. Thomas!!! It's been such a pleasure chatting with all of you on this board, I thought I knew a lot about cruising but boy am I learning a thing or two from all of thanks!!! :D

David West July 24th, 2006 07:45 AM

Hello all, I'm David, and the wife is Harriet. We're from Pearl,Mississippi. We have 1 son, and a wonderful daughter-in-law. :) And at the present time, no grand kids.
I'm a Produce Mgr. for Kroger , and shes a Staff Accountant for a CPA firm.
Got 59 days to go (and counting ) for our family cruise.

Happy Sailing to all; :D

NikkiY July 24th, 2006 09:17 AM

Hello everybody. I'm Nikki and my husband is Tom. We are from Pendleton, IN. Tom works at a local dairy and I work as a secretary on an OB Unit at a local hospital. We have 2 daughters who are married and we just found out a few weeks ago we are going to be first time grandparents. We have been on one cruise (last Oct. on the Miracle for our 25th anniv.). We will be going on the Fantasy on Oct. and can't wait. I would like to thank everyone for all the great information on cruising, it has help alot.

dottiel July 24th, 2006 09:26 AM

I'm Dottie a SAHM to a Ds who will be 8 in Sept and a Dd who is an all-knowing 4 yrs old. They will be begin school Aug 10 and I will have time to work on ME!

I've applied for a Teacher's Ass't position within our school district. It's been YEARS since I've used my degree (Early Childhood) out in the "real world" so I'm a bit nervous.

Dh, Jack is a nurse for a local home health agency here in town.

We live in SE OK, the same town where I was born :roll: . Dh is from Hawaii, 99% of his family is still there and always will be, so we have fun vacations!

We have been on an Alaskan cruise and loved it. We encourage EVERYONE to take this cruise, it's wonderful and we have so many great memories.

Our next cruise is in March of 2007 on the Conquest to the Western Caribbean.

skymaster July 24th, 2006 10:26 AM

Hello all. I'm Ken and the lovely Mrs. Jones is Vita. We live in Lakeland, Florida,,,close to five active cruise ports, so we take full advantage of that fact and cruise a lot. We have two grown daughters, and two grandsons. I'm a computer engineer, as is Vita, however, she's semi retired, and I'm still working. See you all aboard!

Personal note to Nikki. I was born, and grew up in Fortville Indiana! I still have a brother living there, however he won't leave town to cruise,,,I think he's afraid something exciting might happen at the VFW or the American Legion, and he won't be there to witness it! LOL Next time you cruise out of Tampa, let us know. I'll buy you a cup of coffee!


rescuedad July 24th, 2006 11:19 AM

I think you all know me by now!

ClevelandRocks July 24th, 2006 11:30 AM

Retired construction worker from Cleveland. Moved to the hills outside Dover/New Philly. No shirt, no shoes, no mortgage. :D

skymaster July 24th, 2006 12:03 PM

SEMPER FI ClevelandRocks!

Joey Troutt July 24th, 2006 12:04 PM

Hello everyone,
I'm Joey and I have a lovely wife Pat, for almost 20 years. We have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Just started cruisin' this summer on the Glory (eastern) both of us LOVED it. Needless to say we have been bitten by the cruise bug.
I my not forgive our friends that invited us, now that's all I look forward too, next cruise, next cruise LOL ....
I work for DuPont as a lab analist and Pat is an office manager for a local insurance company. I look forward to reading this board and other's on this site to make or next cruise better than the first......

katenanna45 July 24th, 2006 12:18 PM

Hi all - I'm Katie, early 60's work as a pit supervisor in a casino in Vegas. I am headed on my 9th cruise on 10/1 ( all on Carnival). I live to cruise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hockeyluver July 24th, 2006 12:25 PM

Hi, I'm Carol the hubby is Chris. we are in our very early 40's. LOL I drive special needs school bus and hubby works for Ford's We have two daughters 17 and 15. We are from a small town outside of Windsor, Ontario Canada. (Across the Detroit river from you got it Detroit) We just booked our 4th cruise on the Valor for Feb 25 2007 It will be our 20th anniversary gift to ourselves. We bring our girls with us on each cruise. We only have them with us for a few more years till they head out on thier own.

mteague July 24th, 2006 01:05 PM

Hi, I'm Melody Still and husband's name is Mike. We have been married 30 years. We have 3 children plus our nephew (now my adopted son!). We have two beautiful, angelic grandchildren...Jeremy age 7 and Ashton age 5. We are from New Orleans, LA, but have lived in the Baton Rouge, LA area for 15 years. Denham Springs, LA has been home for 10 years. I work for the State of LA, Department of Social Services. Mike works for Broadmoor Construction in Metairie, LA.

We have been on two cruises and have booked another cruise for our youngest daughter's high school graduation. We will be traveling with her classmates and their parents, our children and family friends. The dear grandchildren will not be accompanying us on this trip no matter how much I begged their parents!

We have booked on the Conquest for May 20 -27, 2007. Our TA assures us we can switch to another Carnival ship should a seven day trip from New Orleans become available at a later date.

Libragirl July 24th, 2006 01:22 PM

Hi, My name if Mary. My husband, Bill, and I live in Bastrop, Texas. We live 20 miles from Austin. We are retired school teachers and have been married almost 35 years. We have two daughters (21 & 19) who are in college. We've been on 8 cruises. We love to travel to new places, and also love meeting interesting people on the cruises. We have 4 cruises booked for the Fall, and I can't wait to go on our next one.

It's been nice reading about all of you, and I hope you all have many, many, more wonderful cruises ahead of you!


jbixby July 24th, 2006 02:52 PM

I'm Jen and I live in Berrien Spings, MI. I run a daycare out of my home and my dh is a farmer. We live on the family farm about 400 acres of fruit.

We have two beautiful children, Alyson age 6.5 and Clayton age 5. My dh and I are going on our first cruise on 12/31 the Destiny. for our 10 year anniversary.

I really enjoy reading all your advice and comments on cruising....I have learned a lot!

Aug06Bride July 24th, 2006 03:00 PM

Hi all. Zee from Cleveland. Hi Clevelandrocks. LOL My future husband, James, and I are leaving for our honeymoon on the Fantasy on Aug 28th (35 days). I am a consultant for an IT firm. My FH is a public defense attorney. I have four daughters from a previous marriage (13, 9 year old twins, and 8). This is my first cruise so keep the advice coming. I've learned a lot.

REDZONE July 24th, 2006 03:21 PM

Hi I am Tim and my DW is Joyce I have been on three cruises and have many booked. I will be 40 this week and DW is 29 and holding.

Fern July 24th, 2006 08:38 PM

Hi! I'm Fern and DH is Dave. I'm "retired" and Dave works for a large insurance company. He has a daughter and we have an 8 year old grandson. They live in Iowa.

You may wonder why I read and post here on the Carnival board since it's been a while since we've cruised Carnival. Partly, it's because we may cruise Carnival again (DH loves "Anytime Dining" so it would be hard to get him back on Carnival, but I try!), but the main reason I read and post here is because of the great people who cruise Carnival! I very rarely see anyone being "rude" on this board! Everyone is so helpful :) !

We are keeping it in the Carnival family by cruising Princess!

ParrotRob July 24th, 2006 11:02 PM

Brand new on this board. Me and Mrs. Parrot just got back from our first cruise last week on Carnival Victory out of New York to Saint John and Halifax. Mrs. Parrot already has her next cruise booked (20 January on Carnival Glory to Nassau/St. Thomas/Sint Maarten) with her Mom. I'm trying to find someone to go with me so I can go along too ;-)

Nichole July 25th, 2006 12:36 AM

I'm Nichole and i'm soon to be married on the Liberty 1/9/07 we live in Minnesota so nothing was better than our cruise last year on the Liberty in January!!

DoodieMama July 25th, 2006 12:53 AM

Hi my name is Lorna and my DH name is Randy. We live in Fordoche, Louisiana. I work for Dept of Revenue as a Revenue Accounts Auditor & DH works for JE Merit at Dow. We have three great "young men" ages 22, 20 & 16. We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary on the Conquest next May, along with 5 other couples (family & friends). This will be a first cruise for all of us & we are so excited.

Susan071807 July 25th, 2006 01:03 AM

Hi, I'm Susan, DH is Rick. We live in Bakersfield, California. Two DDs: Rebecca (24) second grade teacher, Melissa (20) college student. We have enjoyed all our cruises on Carnival. If I could just keep my DH from going to the art auctions :) .

We took the girls with us on our first cruise. Celebrated our 25th anniversary on our second cruise and our 26th anniversary on the last cruise.

Very excited to be booked for Alaska in 2007. Would like to know when Carnival offers discounts for 2007 cruises.

DeDe63 July 25th, 2006 06:37 PM

Hi, I'm DeDe and dh is Bryan, we're in our early 40's with a nearly 6 yo son Hunter. We live in Bay City which is about 1.5 hr SW of Houston. B and I both work at a power plant as operators.

In December (138 days) we will experience our first Carnival cruise on the Conquest (Hunter and my first cruise ever) We can't wait!!! July 25th, 2006 06:54 PM

I'm MaryLou, and I live in Denver (originally from Washington State). I've been on 10 cruises - 7 with Carnival. My last one was on the Glory in June with my 2 grown daughters (son stayed home). I have 7 grandchildren (yes, I'm a young grandma!)

Wish4much July 25th, 2006 11:09 PM

Hi! We are Cindy and Mike. We live in Oklahoma City, OK. I work for the IRS (don't hate me...I pay taxes too!) and hubby works for an oilfield equipment wholesaler. We have 4 children (boy 25, boy 22, girl 20, & girl 18) and one beautiful and very entertaining grandson Asa who is 22 months. We are going on our first cruise on Imagination in September. I love reading cruisemates! Very informative and humorous!

susieon July 25th, 2006 11:28 PM

Susan here in Massachusetts. I have been on 5 Carnival cruises beginning in 1980 when my parents took my sister and I to celebrate there 20th wedding anniversary (M/S Carnivale). I have been married for 18 years. Hubby and I took our honeymoon on the Jubilee in 1988, his first cruise. We were planning to cruise again on our 5th wedding anniversary but went a little early (1992 on the Holiday) as we were expecting our first child. Since then we have taken our girls and cruised with family and friends on the Legend and the Glory. No cruises planned at the moment so I am living vicariously thru all of you on the boards.

cwr322 July 26th, 2006 02:16 AM

Hello to all of you! My name is Cathy and my DH is Mike. We went on our first cruise last December on the Conquest, and we are so hooked! We have been married 28 years, the second for both of us. We have 2 children, a son (an aspiring author) and a daughter (a military wife), both married, each has one beautiful daughter. DH services payphones and I work for the company that fuels the airplanes at the airport (IAH). I am virtually inhaling the post on this website trying to keep myself going until I can at least book my next cruise, which will be on the Conquest again I am sure! So to each of you who have sailed recently I thank you for your reviews, and to those of you who are booked for your next one, I am excited for you and hope that you have a great time! :)


krunch July 26th, 2006 09:54 AM

Dwayne & Tracey
Manitoba, Canada

We're in our ealy 30's with no kids. I'm a Biomedical Engineer and my girlfriend Tracey is a loans manager at a bank. We are hopefully planning our first cruise ever for October 2006. Was considering the Western Caribean, but now we are leaning more towards the Eastern Caribean. Still trying to fill all the holes in transportation, flights, etc., before we actually book.

Usually I use the nick....


WindInMy Hair July 26th, 2006 04:54 PM


I'm Donna, I'm the mom of 2, 18 & 12 and the daycare of 6 more I call my own LOL! We live in sunny and hot (right now) San Diego. We cruise a couple of times a year. Weve done Carnival exclusively~ If it isn't broke don't fix it, we love Carnival. :D
Our next cruise is August for a short 4 day before school starts.

The BIGGIE is next April during our spring break we are part of a group cruise going on the MIracle April 1st! Lots of fun meeting new people in the group. If your interested email me, we got pretty good rates and a $25 deposit right now! Woo Hoo. :D

I love the message boards and frequent them daily! Happy cruising and may the wind be in your hair!

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