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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:08 AM
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Plan NOW for you FALL 06 cruise by joining Donna and MaryLou on the RCI Freedom of the Seas. Any new ship glitches will have been worked out, and you'll enjoy first hand the newest ship with the newest amenities at sea.

Just click on the link above and get booked and look forward to your Freedom!

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:12 AM
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Interesting!!!! I'll consider it!

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:32 AM
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Hey Tbug,
We'd love to have you join us.. We are also getting a $50.00 per person shipboard credit, those are always great. Plus we will get dinner in the alternative restaurant, so another good amenity. There is also a stop at Labadee, which I absolutely love, so if you can come along, just give Nancy a call, she'll set you up.

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 10:35 AM
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First the Glory this year, and now the Freedom next year, both on September 10th. I
don't know why you continue to book group Caribbean cruises at the very peak of the Atlantic/Caribbean hurricane season, but I guess it's what people want. Sorry that we can't (won't) join you in either case, but that's our loss and certainly not yours. We will continue to look forward to a cruise from a Florida port in the winter months, in order to fulfill our dream of a Caribbean cruise with our friends in CruiseMates. In the meantime, happy sailing!

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 03:20 PM
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Jack I agree with you on this one. I do think the reason why it is booked in September is because the prices are so much lower. I booked my Disney Cruise end of September but I care less if we go to ports etc. This cruise is for pure Disney entertainment for little one. I would love to do the Freedom cruise but again Hurricane season plus to give them $1000 1 year and what 1 month away? I don't think so.

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 03:46 PM
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I've cruised many times during "hurricane season" . Heck June thru November is too long of a time frame to avoid.

Prices are good, and as long as you're prepared to change itineraries, no one will ever be in any danger.

As for the deposits required. Whenever you book a deposit is required. That deposit comes off of what you owe when you pay your balance, so the price you actually pay doesn't change.

Look at it as your cruise layaway plan.

Also placing that deposit early DOES guarantee that the price WON'T go up! And with the popularity of a ship like the Freedom, I think it's safe to bet your bippy that prices will rise.

And the deposit is only $250 per person!

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Kuki is right! The prices will definitely go up. And RCL has a new policy regarding group space. We cannot hold the space much longer. Once the space is pulled from our travel agent, you can still book with our group, but the price would be at the "going rate", not what the group has it for now. So, if you are on the fence about this one, call Nancy soon and book it. before it gets away. I know the deposit of $250 pp is more than we are used to, but this is RCL's new policy also.

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How long do you think I have before I should decide? I'm thinking I should get this September cruise done first, to make sure I like it, before I think of the next. But I have gotten to know some of you and would love it, if my second was with cruisemates. Just happens to be where I was thinking of going, and at a good time for me.

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Hi Tbug,
I honestly think you'll fall in love with cruising...If you can, I'd book it before the travel agent looses those cabins and the group pricing...You can always cancel and get your deposit back before final payment is due.. Like ML mentioned, the travel agent can't hold on to the pricing or the cabins too long.

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Yes, Tbug, I would suggest you book as soon as you can in order to get the pricing we have. If you decide you don't like cruising, you can always cancel. But, I promise that you will be as addicted as the rest of us after your first cruise! We would love to have you join us.

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Not a good month for me - vacatons are vetoed in Sept. But I am that I'm going on a CM cruise in Jan.!!

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RD: You will have a great time. The CM cruises are always so much fun!

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You guys made some very good and valid points! I have been struggeling with this cruise myself..I know I would love to be on that ship.
Kuki believe it or not but $250 might be a lot of money for some! Not everyone is blessed with lots of extra money.

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