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Old May 11th, 2003, 09:15 PM
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Well...it was a glorious 7 days on the Mexican Riviera aboard the Carnival Elation. I'm ready to do it all over again!!! Thanks to all the info I got here and all the emails I received I was fully prepared for my first cruise...as well as going solo!!! Could it have been better??? Ofcourse it could have. However I am truly truly pleased with the entire staff on Carnival. They were superb...MY wish was their command! What more could I ask for???

I want to thank all of YOU for posting your cruise info here because without it I would have not been as comfortable about going it alone as I was...))

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Old May 11th, 2003, 09:28 PM
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Welcome to the ranks of the addicted!

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Old May 11th, 2003, 09:42 PM
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Uh Oh, another one addicted.....

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Old May 11th, 2003, 10:03 PM
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Congrats Gal and welcome to the "addicted ones". Any idea what your next cruise will be?

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Old May 11th, 2003, 11:42 PM
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Not sure where my 2nd cruise will be...but there WILL be a 2nd cruise...trust me! . I came home to a leaking hot water heater that crept into at least 2 bedrooms...maybe a 3rd so will have to do some repairs before I book another cruise...however I will be researching & thinking about it.

Tell me...is it just me...or does everyone feel dizzy for a while after getting off the ship? Since I got home...I feel "off balance" every once in a while...PLS tell me its not just ME!!!
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Old May 12th, 2003, 04:34 AM
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CalifHRGal, that rockin' and reelin' IS perfectly normal. You'll get your land legs back soon! Sorry to hear about the hwh, bummer.

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Old May 12th, 2003, 04:50 AM
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Welcome back and glad to hear your first cruise went so well.

Sorry to hear about the hot water heater too. Wonder what the odds are of things like that happening when you're not home. Good old "murphy's law" I guess. Hope you can get things fixed and start looking forward to that next cruise soon.

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Old May 12th, 2003, 07:56 AM
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WElcome back from your first cruise! Glad things went well with you but sorry about the HWH! And yes it is normal to feel like that after a cruise. Happens to me too....

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Old May 12th, 2003, 08:02 AM
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Welcome back and soooooooo glad you had a great time. Sorry 'bout the hwh....Planning another cruise might take your mind off...???
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Old May 12th, 2003, 08:27 AM
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your first cruise! I'm always "coaching" concerned singles and anxiously await to hear how they liked cruising!!! :-) Ahhh, another addiction, when addiction is a good thing! :-)

Hot water heaters, ugh!!! Been there, done that and not a fun time! In my first mobile home, I got up one morning to a thoroughly soaked carpet, not fun! My new one has it in the bathroom and accessible from outside so leaking isn't as serious!

Now you can start looking at brochures and dreaming of the next one!

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Welcome Home! glad to hear you had a great cruise. Sorry about the hot water heater. Welcome to the world of the cruise addicted.
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Glad you enjoyed your cruise.

It is always nice to see someone who enjoys cruising as much as I do.

Now you have to book your next one!

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Old May 12th, 2003, 02:48 PM
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Welcome Back Calgirl,
Glad to hear you are one of the addicted, like the rest of us. Do let us know when and what ship you book next, have a feeling you [b]will[b] be doing that shortly.

Hey, we've got a bunch of us going on Voyager of the Seas next Feb, if you are interested???

Hope you took some pics to post in the gallery, we'd all love to see them :-)

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Old May 12th, 2003, 08:46 PM
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Welcome home! Glad to hear you had a great time and are hooked enough to go on more cruises in the future!

Hope your hot water heater situation irons itself out soon. Not fun! And what an awful way to transition from cruising back to the real world!

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Old May 13th, 2003, 10:21 PM
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The water heater problem was a drag...but I think the cruise relaxed me so much...that I haven't stressed out too much over it. Ofcourse...the plumber hasn't given me the bill yet for the new water heater or relocating it to the garage. I might feel differently when I realize that the $ would have paid for my next cruise! .
(a minimal setback...but it won't stop me from planning my next cruise..
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