We have just booked our first cruise (Carnival Dream--7 nts Eastern Caribbean) and I just wanted to come here and say thank you! I have been reading your message boards and have learned so much! I feel like there's still a lot to learn so I'm going to be living vicariously through these threads until June!!
It will be me, my DH, and my 2 teens, we're getting side by side rooms.
OK, now I'm off to read some more!!
Last edited by MamaE; February 25th, 2013 at 02:58 PM.
MamaE welcome to our cruise corner of the world! It's so nice to hear how our community helped you on your search for information, and, we hope to continue to help along the way,...this is the "Cruisers Waiting Room."
Let us know what ports you will visit,and we can offer you some more info.
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Welcome aboard Mama, Have you looked at any excursions yet....you can start reading through them between now and then. If there are some you really want to do, in a few months, you can pre-book them. I do however, recommend visiting Atlantis in Paradise Island when in Nassau, the tour is something to see and along with the hotel and some of the grounds, makes for a nice few hours...
Feel free to ask all your questions you may come up with...
Welcome MamaE, it's cool to have you here with us on Cruisemates. You booked your first cruise, looking at excursions, going with the family all very good. Now you ask how do you get through the next few months well my best answer is, one second at a time. Fortunately June is not that far off. Enjoy your cruise.
Welp, everything is suffering because of this upcoming cruise and this site!
My lesson planning.
My shower (yes, it's 12:00 and no, I haven't showered yet).
I'm slightly obsessed with reading up on this ship, the activities, the ports and excursions, and.... YouTube!
This is how I used to be with planning our Disney vacations. We've been to Disney World every year for 22 years now. I can plan it in my sleep, but I still get excited doing it! This year we decided to try something different, and boy did we pick the right thing! We are all very excited!!
I looked at my daughter's Pinterest page earlier, her whole page is pinned with St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Nassau, and vacation clothes!! !!
I'm excited for you. I myself am going on the Breeze this Saturday and after 7 long months of waiting it is finally here. I, like you, have looked at every Breeze video I could find and memorized as much as I could. Im sure it will still blow me away. Nothing is more exciting than your first steps on the ship. Savor the anticipation. Its the next best thing to being there!
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Welcome MamaE This is the BEST cruise website on the internet. Everyone here is friendly and helpful. I am sure you will enjoy getting to know us.
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