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Old April 30th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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hey everyone,
I am going to put the deposit on my first cruise ever tomorrow! Me and my fiancee are taking a 7 day out of Galveston on the Conquest for our Honeymoon. I am trying to plan a wedding and all else that is included in being a bride lol and working. Is there anything ya'll would suggest for me to go ahead and do along the line so everything wont hit me all at once. Thanks for the help everyone!
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hey everyone,
I am going to put the deposit on my first cruise ever tomorrow! Me and my fiancee are taking a 7 day out of Galveston on the Conquest for our Honeymoon. I am trying to plan a wedding and all else that is included in being a bride lol and working. Is there anything ya'll would suggest for me to go ahead and do along the line so everything wont hit me all at once. Thanks for the help everyone!
First let me say that the time will fly by. We booked 14 months ahead and now we are 10 days away.

I have lists of what to take for you if you want them?

Please let me know?

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hey everyone,
I am going to put the deposit on my first cruise ever tomorrow! Me and my fiancee are taking a 7 day out of Galveston on the Conquest for our Honeymoon. I am trying to plan a wedding and all else that is included in being a bride lol and working. Is there anything ya'll would suggest for me to go ahead and do along the line so everything wont hit me all at once. Thanks for the help everyone!
First let me say that the time will fly by. We booked 14 months ahead and now we are 10 days away.

I have lists of what to take for you if you want them?

Please let me know?

Darlene
I would love that, my e-mail is txbumpkin4u@yahoo.com thanks for your help
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hey everyone,
I am going to put the deposit on my first cruise ever tomorrow! Me and my fiancee are taking a 7 day out of Galveston on the Conquest for our Honeymoon. I am trying to plan a wedding and all else that is included in being a bride lol and working. Is there anything ya'll would suggest for me to go ahead and do along the line so everything wont hit me all at once. Thanks for the help everyone!
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There are many threads on what to take and what to do before a cruise. It may take some time to find them thiugh.

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We have done the same thing and it is now only 6 weeks away (was 6 months away). We have been saving money, that's the hard part. Your final payments will be required about 2 months before the cruise and then you can start arranging for your excursions at the carnival cruise website. Start working on your passport now, just in case there are any problems. I say with 2 people you should try to save about $2,000 total which will cover your excursions (getting off the boat) also, which will run about $100 for each person for each location. My fiancee and I were able to get away with 8 excursions for $500. Not a bad deal since each are pretty fun.
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We have done the same thing and it is now only 6 weeks away (was 6 months away). We have been saving money, that's the hard part. Your final payments will be required about 2 months before the cruise and then you can start arranging for your excursions at the carnival cruise website. Start working on your passport now, just in case there are any problems. I say with 2 people you should try to save about $2,000 total which will cover your excursions (getting off the boat) also, which will run about $100 for each person for each location. My fiancee and I were able to get away with 8 excursions for $500. Not a bad deal since each are pretty fun.

I agree start getting your passports now, you will also need money for drinks if you plan on having drinks of the alcoholic variety. Think about packing and keep in mind that the bags must be 50lbs or less or you will have to pay and
liquid containers have to be less than 3.4oz I think it is. We took $100.00 in $1.00 bills for tipping and a power strip is a must.
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We have done the same thing and it is now only 6 weeks away (was 6 months away). We have been saving money, that's the hard part. Your final payments will be required about 2 months before the cruise and then you can start arranging for your excursions at the carnival cruise website. Start working on your passport now, just in case there are any problems. I say with 2 people you should try to save about $2,000 total which will cover your excursions (getting off the boat) also, which will run about $100 for each person for each location. My fiancee and I were able to get away with 8 excursions for $500. Not a bad deal since each are pretty fun.

I agree start getting your passports now, you will also need money for drinks if you plan on having drinks of the alcoholic variety. Think about packing and keep in mind that the bags must be 50lbs or less or you will have to pay and
liquid containers have to be less than 3.4oz I think it is. We took $100.00 in $1.00 bills for tipping and a power strip is a must.
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Start the passport/passcard process asap, if nothing else for the peace of mind from not sweating "will they get here on time. Since you are soon to be married (and I assume the standard name change thingy) you might want to consider the cheaper $45/person passcard. Walgreen's will take your required passport pics for $7.99 + tax.

Style2k7's advice on luggage restrictions is good advice for when you fly but since you live in Southeast TX I presume you will probably drive to Galveston in which case weight and size of your luggage is not a real factor. The cruise ships certainly don't have any restrictions nearly that stringent. I'll just say you probably won't need near as much wardrobe as you may think and leave it at that. One advantage you will have is that with 6 monthe to go you will be able to take advantage of the end-of-summer sales to get your cruise clothes if you need to.

Study the boards and ask questions so you are a little savy about what you are doing and enjoy!!!

BTW - Congratulations and good luck!
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