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Old March 20th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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I've been on several cruises and have yet to find people who have attended the meetings. Anyone else experienced this? Thanks
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I saw a meeting room reserved under this name when I was on the Fascination. Didn't have a clue what it was about. I just thought it was for a wedding.
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On both of my cruises, I've also seen a room reserved this way, and also one for friends of Dorothy. Who are these people? lol
Anyone know what this is about?
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Friends of Bill W or Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W are AA meetings for those who want to meet and mingle or need support while on a cruise. It called this after the 2 founders of the group.

Friends of Dorothy or FOD are meetings or informal gatherings for gay and lesbian passengers to meet and mingle.

We also had Grandparents, Veterans and Masons meetings on our recent cruise. It's always nice to meet others with similiar interest.
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Friends of Bill W or Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W are AA meetings for those who want to meet and mingle or need support while on a cruise. It called this after the 2 founders of the group.

Friends of Dorothy or FOD are meetings or informal gatherings for gay and lesbian passengers to meet and mingle.

We also had Grandparents, Veterans and Masons meetings on our recent cruise. It's always nice to meet others with similiar interest.
Ahhhh.. mystery solved. Thank you so much.

AA on a cruise ship.. more power to them I can only believe that being on a cruise ship would be an enormous challenge.
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I am in an NA program in recovery. I wish other people with the same addiction would join in a meeting. I understand it's a cruise but with all the drinking.... etc. I have been clean for quite a while but it's ALWAYS nice to have a meeting.
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Just about every cruise I have been on has an AA meeting (Friends of Bill W). Friends of Dorothy have been on a few ships.
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I see the "friends" posting on every cruise as well.
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I am in an NA program in recovery. I wish other people with the same addiction would join in a meeting. I understand it's a cruise but with all the drinking.... etc. I have been clean for quite a while but it's ALWAYS nice to have a meeting.
Hi Kingwood,

If you want to go to the FOB meeting, go! From what I've seen and read they're available to anyone with any addiction. You'll find lots of support from the FOB's!

Congrats on your recovery!
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Though I haven't made up Rotary meetings myself on a cruise you are suppose to be able to do that too.
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