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Old April 22nd, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Talking So Excited about our FIRST CRUISE

We leave May 30th on our first cruise. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I love reading all the info and helpful suggestions that are posted on here. I feel like I am joining a great new family. When we get back, I will let you know how MUCH we liked it I am sure.

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Congratulations on your first cruise. Welcome to CruiseMates!! You are right you are joining a great family. CruiseMates is full of fun, friendly people. We look forward to reading about how you loved your first cruise. Again, Welcome Aboard.

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Welcome to the family.... we'll all be over for suppah, after the cruise, to discuss it all..Bon Voyage~
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 02:25 PM
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The anticipation is the second best thing about cruising. The first is actually doing it. Enjoy the anticipation and enjoy the cruise. You will find that it passes too quickly and you will need to book another ASAP. It took a whole six days for me to book my second cruise and I haven't stopped yet.

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Don't forget to send us all postcards & bring enough gifts back for everyone

Welcome aboard Cruisemates, and have a fantastic time on your cruise.

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Thanks All! I can't tell you how much the info on here has helped! Just over 5 weeks and we are GONE!!!
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Congrats Dan,
Which ship and what ports are you going to?? Start packing yet?
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I bet you'll be addicted to cruising just like the rest of the "cruisemates"

Have a great cruise!!!!
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Congrats! We're first time cruisers as well and we board May 10th. I'm really excited too and we've found so much helpful information on here that I know will help us enjoy our trip to the max.
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We are leaving out of the Galveston port on the Conquest May 30th. Our ports are Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.

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Old April 22nd, 2010, 05:46 PM
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You will love it. Was on the Conquest for my first cruise in March. I already have a Mexican Riviera booked for October. It's just too easy to get hooked. The only problem is that the cruise speeds right by and before you know it, it's back to reality. Have a good time.
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Just to throw my own 2 cents in, I have found cruising very addictive. I LOVED our first cruise in 2008. I would have booked a 2009 cruise but my oldest daughter got married that year, which meant so much for vacation money. But, I have our second cruise booked for June on the Pride and our third cruise already booked for August 2011 on the Freedom. I so can't wait. And, just equally addictive is going to cruisemates, but not just every day, but several times everyday, just to see the questions/comments posted. I have learned a lot about the cruising procees from this site, found a wonder TA to help me with me second/third bookings from this site and feel like I know many people from this site just by reading their posts (it amazes me on how knowledgeable some of you are, I can only hope to get all your experience). Anyway, anticipation is part of the fun (its like being a kid waiting for Christmas morning), so just enjoy.

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Conquest is a great ship for your 1st cruise..you do know you will not sleep the night before the cruise, so make sure you have everything packed and ready to go and hopefully unless you live within driving range, go in a day early

don't over schedule yourself once on the ship..relax have fun and welcome to cruisemates
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Congratulations on your first cruise, we still get all excited even now and 4 cruises later. To us it seems like the first time each time we take a cruise. Enjoy your trip.
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Please go with an open mind & don't expect too much, people who love things tend to think that everyone will feel the same & sometimes over do what they describe & recommend. You will have a wonderful time but it is just a nice hotel that moves, like life you will meet some really nice people & some real stinkers too!!
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>>like life you will meet some really nice people & some real stinkers too


All people on bord are very nice !!!
Nice and extremly boring .
All what they speak about is meal and weather.
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Maybe you think so because you don't know how to talk to people? I've met some very interesting / fun people on cruises.
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Sista:
I agree. Some of the most interesting conversations have been with people on cruise ships. It may have started out with talking about the weather but lead into great discussions about science, politics, current events and technology.

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We sail in 10 days!! So excited!!!! Thank all of you for your great advice and helpful information in planning and booking this cruise!! I will tell you all about it as soon as we are back!! So glad I found this site....I feel like I know all of you!!!
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We sail in 10 days!! So excited!!!! Thank all of you for your great advice and helpful information in planning and booking this cruise!! I will tell you all about it as soon as we are back!! So glad I found this site....I feel like I know all of you!!!

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Danvik....

So glad to have you hear.

We have an interesting tradition here - you tell us how you expect the cruise to be, and then you come back afterwards and tell us what surprised you the most.

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Hey Dan,
Just make sure you come back and tell us all about it after your cruise....

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To remember the first Cruise.. What a great time. Went blind and
just went along with the crowd. We had the time of our life. Now I still have the best time we girls go every other year without the husbands
and feel like we are queens for a week.
Enjoy your self. Lots of good fun, food, tours, meeting new friends
and finding everything on the ship...


I leave May 21 going a day earlier so we are rested and ready to have
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The Dream May 22.... Eastern

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Your life will never be quite the same again!! It is much more that a moving hotel. It is an adventure. Prepare to be extremely pampered and spoiled. We have been on the Conquest on the very same route that you are taking. Even though we were waved off of Grand Cayman due to a very strong tropical storm (one month before Katrina), everything was still wonderful. Bon voyage!
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I hear you! Our first cruise is 10 months away, and I'm already really excited! I hope you have a great time and come back ahnd post pictures!
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make sure you take a nap everyday in the afternoon for about an hour, so you can stay up late every night
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You are going to love it ! Which ship and itinerary have you chosen for your maiden voyage? Enjoy it !
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