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Why don't you tell us something about yourself. What cruise do you have booked, what are you looking to book, where are you from.

Let's get to know each other better.

I am Luanne. I have a hubby and two sons. My next cruise will be when hubby gets back from Iraq in June. We are again going on the Conquest.

Now, What about you?

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Hi Luanne,

I am from NH, Hubby, son, dog and cat live with me. I have no cruises booked but looking at Alaska in 08.
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Hi Luanne;

I'm Ken! I'm a Marine, a Vietnam vet, and a computer engineer. The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I are lucky enough to have sailed the "Valor" in April of this year, the "Glory in August, the "Miracle" coming up in 3 weeks, and we have the "Liberty" booked in April of '07. I guess you can tell we enjoy cruising, and especially Carnival.

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Hi Luanne,
My name is Sandi, my DH is Duke, 2 children (Married) 1 grandson due 11/7, 3 dogs, we are booked on the Liberty April 28th with a group of 30.
My 1st aft cabin. Looking forward to my 5th cruise on Carnival.
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My name is Sandy..husband is Dennis. We are retired and love to cruise.
Carnival is our line We sail on Nov 7th on the Spirit for Acapulco. Hope it is as nice as the Ledgend was in April. We also enjoy RVing .
This will be our 5th cruise and always with Carnival.
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Hi LouAnne I am Lynn and my husband is Mike, we have two grown children and a grandchild on the way. We were on the Inspiration Feb 06 and will be on the Glory Jan 07. Husband a Vietnam vet so the military discount is awesome. Thank's for all your tips on the boards. We are from Michigan!!! Go Tigers!!!!
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I am Gail from N.H. I am booked for the Valor in February. This will be my first winter cruise , the last five have been in April or June.
This will be our last year that we have to plan around school vacations as my son is graduating in June, and he will be coming with us.

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My name is Dottie, DH is Jack and the kids are 8 and 4. We are from SE Oklahoma.

We sailed on the Spirit to Alaska with my mother last summer, it was our first cruise. We are HOOKED.

In March of '07 we will sail on the Conquest to the Western Caribbean. We are all looking forward to this cruise cause we know what to expect this time around!!!!
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Name is Daniel, wife Kathy live in Gulfport, Mississippi. Sailing in in 7 days on Carnival Miracle , first cruise ever for us both.
Thinking about bringing a Halloween mask or something.
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Hi..I am Linda. Hubby and I have 2 sons. One in college (freshman) majoring in Chemical Engineering and our youngest (15) is a special needs child. We live in the Memphis, Tenn area.

We just got off the Miracle on October 15th and had a marvelous time. We were on the Pride in March 2006 and the Spirit July 2005 (first week of July, were you with us Dottie??) I think we boarded on the 5th or 6th.

We are booked for the Fantasy in December.

Hey Hap...Hubby was born and raised in Long Beach, Mississippi and I was living in Gulfport (accountant for Bailey Homes and Insurance) when I met him. We both still have lots of friends on the Ms Gulf Coast.

Luanne: Brother in law (Lt Col) was in Iraq (Black Hawk pilot) for a year and came back safe and sound. Cousin is there on his second round as we speak...US Navy medic for the Marines. We owe them all a debt of gratitude that we will never be able to repay. We will keep him lifted up.

We are officially addicted to cruising. I am also addicted to karaoke and love having a safe place to sing every night.
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Hi Luanne:
I am Darlene and my boyfriend is John, we are from Rockford Illinois. I and my daughter are booked on the Carnival Liberty for Dec 17th and John and I are booked for the Cruismates Thanksgiving cruise in November of 07. I am a Certifed Pharmacy Technician, John works for Chrysler, he has two children, twins and I have one daughter (Kippi) who is 23 and in Nursing School. We are avid cruisers, I have 11 cruises under my belt, all with Carnival....
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Gail,

What part of NH? I am in Manchester
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I am Kim & DH Kurt along with 1 12 yo son, from Winnipeg Manitoba. We are cruising for the first time in January aboard the Victory to the Western Carribean & I can't wait
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I am right around the corner from you in Nashua N.H. I watched that entire service on television yesterday on officer Briggs, from Manchester. I do not know him but my heart goes out to everyone that did, my son graduates from Nashua South this June and that is his dream to go into law enforcement so it really hit me hard.

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I am a subsititute teacher and Monday when he was shot our school went into lockdown because the shooter was not caught yet. I a a few friends that are Manchester Police Officers and they are heartbroken.
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Hello I am JD from NJ Single Work as a fireman and love it. I love to cruise. Heading out of New Orleans in a few days. Love that Carnival Plantium Club

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Hi!
My name is Sunni. My husband Alex and I have only been on 2 cruises (both Carnival) but we love it! I have 2 kids (ages 10 and 12) and we are looking at booking a cruise out of New York next October for the whole family. My sisters and parents are thinking about joining us.

We live in Massachusetts, between Boston and Cape Cod, so cruising out of New York will elimate airfare, which is important if my sisters go, as they have small kids, and limited funds.

I love cruising the best out of all the vacations we've taken. It allows us to relax when we want, eat when we want, explore new places, and shop!
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Hi I'm Carol Dh is Chris we have 2 teen daughters and love cruising!! We are looking forward to our trip on the Valor in Feb!! We are from just outside of Windsor,Ontario Canada (across the river from Detroit) We have done 3 cruises so far and each in its own way was wonderful!!
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HI! I'm Lisa, DH name is Mike. We have 3 sons. Michael is 6, Adam is 2, and Stephen is 6months. We have never cruised before, and are looking forward to some time away from the kids. We are booked on the Glory sailing July 7, 2007. We are near St. Louis, MO.


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Hello I am JD from NJ Single Work as a fireman and love it. I love to cruise. Heading out of New Orleans in a few days. Love that Carnival Plantium Club

Happy Cruising JD
Hi JD....my son's name is DJ!! Yes, I love that VIP Check In!!

Just a heads up...we are pushing for an Elite card from Carnival that would be Black after 25 cruises. We are putting on every comment card we can.

We are asking for the addition of dinner for 2 at the Speciality Club (if the ship has one) and to get the best perks of any "sister cruise" line (like Princess) reciprocated when sailing on them.

If that sounds good to you...help us with the cause!!!
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I'm Heather from Beaumont, Texas (about 60 miles from Galveston). Rob (DH), myself, my twins (7 year olds) & my mother are all going on our first cruise in June '07 (I think the week before Luanne). We are really excited & can't wait! I'm learning a lot on these boards & everyone has been extremely helpful!
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Howdy, Mates! I'm Darlene and I love to cruise with DH, DS, DIL and precious grandaughter! We have taken several cruises as a family and can't wait for the next one in less that 3 weeks!

We live south of Houston, about 25 miles from the port in Galveston. Sure makes it easy and real tempting to jump on board with each departure.

Also, I'm retiring in December! Yeeeaaaa!
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Howdy, Mates! I'm Darlene and I love to cruise with DH, DS, DIL and precious grandaughter! We have taken several cruises as a family and can't wait for the next one in less that 3 weeks!

We live south of Houston, about 25 miles from the port in Galveston. Sure makes it easy and real tempting to jump on board with each departure.

Also, I'm retiring in December! Yeeeaaaa!
Ok..now that is really not fair. I can't imagine living 25 miles from a port. I would be totally and completely broke.

I do enough damage living 5 1/2 hours from New Orleans!!!

Have a marvelous cruise !!!
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We are a couple of old fogies just waiting or planning our next cruise...
I have one daughter, the famous pregant Luki (Kara).....
Kathy is my better half & is a seamstress...
I am semi retired as I sub-teach & busy at Ebay for extra money (Crusin Money). ...
I also sell Micro Stock to several companies on the Web, I take my Canon 20D on the cruise to capture unsual shots that I can sell later....
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Hi, My name is Cindi (56 yo). I live in Miami, FL and am going on the Valor with 9 other ladies on May 6,2007.........can't wait. I have 4 children (2 of my own and 2 adopted), with 11 grandchildren...........so I need a cruise.
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Hi Luanne,

My name is Melanie. I live with Hubby, a son and daughter in central Ca. Another son who is married lives about a half hour away. We were not able to take a cruise this year, "sigh", but only because we're taking mom to Hawaii for her 70th birthday. Our next planned but not yet booked cruise will be in March 2007. Still trying to figure if it will be the 7 day or the 4 day though but for sure its going to be one!
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Hi Luanne - My name is Melanie . I live in Windsor, Ontario, Canada ( Hi Carol ) My DH and I got hooked on cruising with our first cruise 15 yrs ago. Next Feb we will enjoy our 14th cruise on the Conqest. My husband is a mortgage broker and is too busy in the summer to take a vacation. So we look forward every winter to escape for a week to the sunny south to soak up the sun.
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Hi all,
I am Dayla, I have a husband, and 1 15 yr old special needs son. We live in Arkansas. I am going on my 2nd cruise in Dec and it will be a first for hubby and son. This will possibly be the son's first trip outside of AR we recently adopted him and have sketchy past history. But before motherhood to a child I called 3 mini horses, 2 dogs (one bigger than the horses), 1 rooster, 4 goats, 1 rabbit, 2 cockatiels, and several fish my kids. Recently lost a crawdad due to it escaping and meeting an untimely death under the husband work boot. However even being for Arkansas and living on a mini-farm I do wear shoes and have indoor plumbing.
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Welcome, dharma!

We have something in common, in that I have airhead moments often.

The D stands for Dear, Darling, Dumb,.... you fill in the blank as the mood strikes you that day.

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Bill ("Mr. Bill" at work) and my wife is Sabrina. She turns the big 5-0 (fifty years old) in early December so I booked this special 16 day, trans-atlantic cruise for her. We have 10 more days to go before we fly out of San Francisco, CA to Rome and depart on the Carnival Liberty. We booked this cruise way back in August of 2005. We're all set to go!

This will be our 5th Carnival Cruise including a two week Trans Canal cruise and want to do this one another time, but in the opposite direction. I proposed to her on a that cruise (Spirit) back in October 2001. We hope to book a Greek Island Cruise for 2008 on Carnival.

Sabrina has two kids (my step children). Her son just started college and her daughter is 13. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area with our two cats.
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