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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:25 PM
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Default Helllooo!!! Newbies and Lurkers please check in.

This topic should appear here daily.

If you are new to this BB, please post a brief reply just to let us know you are around.

Then feel free to jump in anytime!

We don't bite.
(Well at least most of us don't. I've been known to "nibble"; but it's nothing a dab of Mercurochrome won't fix.)

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:35 PM
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Hi,

How does this work? I have been on one cruise.

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:38 PM
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hi Madalina -
welcome to the looney bin !!! Glad u are here with us !

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:38 PM
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You talk about your cruise until you turn blue, Madalina....
Pause, catch your breath, and talk some more.
Repeat until everyone you know thinks you are weird.

Then you come back to the BB and tell us all about it.

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:40 PM
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I'm a newbie! I think you guys have a great site. I check in every day and am new to posting on it. You guys have a very welcoming, fun board which is nice to see

I've cruised twice (HAL Zaandam & Sea Princess) - and I'm going on my 3rd and 4th next year. I count down the seconds until I'm on the seas again...
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:41 PM
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Madalina, welcome! Just jump right in and respond to whatever post you'd like, or start one of your own if you have any questions or problems or whatever. Despite what Cruise Cynic says, we really are harmless!

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:47 PM
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Wow, you guys are great. I found this site yesterday and got brave to join in today. I am planning a cruise with the family in March for springbreak. Any suggestion on where to go?

Madalina

I have to fly to a port since I am way over here in New Mexico.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:00 PM
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Ooooookay

2002 - HAL Zaandam
2003 - HAL Zaandam
2003 - Celebrity - Mercury
2004 - HAL Statendam
2004 - HAL Volendam
2005 - HAL Statendam

I will never forget my first view of a Caribbean beach with it's white powder sand, aquamarine water and palm trees. The transit of the Panama Canal, cruising around the Islands of Hawaii, the rugged beauty of Alaska. I love shipboard life - the activities, entertainment, food and quiet times with a good book. Due to health reasons we can no longer take the active holidays that we used to so cruising is perfect for us.
I am looking for a good cruise for 2006 - would love to hear other's experiences with cruise lines and destinations.

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:03 PM
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I just wanted you to know, Katerina, that there is a storm this year with "your name on it".

Be forewarned. You should expect to be kidded about it.

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:07 PM
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Madalina and Katerina, welcome aboard. If you have any questions please don't hesitate.....Just ask.. Or better still if you have any answers go for that too.

We really don't bite.

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:10 PM
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Believe me, I went on the Disney Wonder in Nov 2002 and I still have not stopped talking about it. Most of the people I talked to on the cruise said I had started with the top of the cruise line and nothing else will compare. Is this true? I heard Carnival is a party ship. Party is good. Guys, do I just wait to see if someone pops into our topic? How do I see if someone has come into the chat?

Sorry I am confused.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:16 PM
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Welcome to Katerina, Madalina, Kimi and those to follow.

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:20 PM
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Madalina, it's only the live chat that you can tell when someone comes in. For here, and the other interest boards, just post away any old time, then keep coming back to check on answers. Believe me, it''s addictive!

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 11:18 PM
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Carnival's reputation as a party ship has hung on to them for years, however, if you read Anne Campbell's reviews (owner of this site) you'll discover that Carnival has focused their efforts on fine dining, everlasting entertainment, and family atmosphere.

If you look at the big picture you can see that the only reason a company becomes the largest in the industry is because they offer a product which sells, and meets the consumer's expectations.

Personally, I wouldn't take a Disney cruise because I think they are overpriced and, for sure, they don't have casinos. This is one of my favorite past times on the ship.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 12:10 AM
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Hi and welcome Kimi. I see you still lurking in that corner.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 04:06 AM
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Hello and welcome Madalina and Katerina and all newbies. We are really a fun bunch and none of us bite. Just jump right in and join the fun.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 05:01 AM
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Welcome aboard Kimi, Madalina and Katerina - can't wait to get to know you better,

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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:01 AM
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**waves**

thanks for the warm welcome everyone

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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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Madalina, & Katerina, Welcome ot the fold..Be prepared to be included in everything here, thats what we do, to newly found friends..

Katerina, check out our Cruisemate cruises for 06,something may just float your boat, and you can "Meet the Fockers"


You can also come talk to us in real time each weeknight at 9pm...no one will say, be
quiet already!! We love newbies,and lurkers!!



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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:22 AM
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Kimi welcome aboard. {{waves back at you}}

Just jump in anytime and chat.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:38 AM
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Welcome Newbies! It's great to see more faces in the board room. Be sure to chime in anytime you are able.




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Old August 4th, 2005, 08:16 AM
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Welcome Kimi, Madalina, and Katerina!

Anybody else out there lurking? I know you're out there! Show yourselves - we won't bite!

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Old August 4th, 2005, 08:48 AM
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Hello from Diana in East Sussex, England

Have done a few posts but feel quite shy really - still, I share the cruising bug and just over a month ago was on QE2. Can't wait until the next one!
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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:17 AM
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Welcome to all the "Newbies" even newer than me! Which I am still considered. I'm still getting to know this group and I am so addicted! These people are great . They all have a great sense of humor, but know when to be serious. I'm getting ready for my first and feel like you all have help already so much with all your advise.

Thank you Cruise Cynic for starting this thread. I've been a fan of yours for a few months. You always make me laugh! (didn't know you had a fan club, huh?) lol
But don't let it go to your head! Your little helmet might blow off!

Looking forward to getting to know you all more!

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Old August 4th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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A storm with my name on it! Maybe I should change my name?

When I first tried Cruisemates I came in on the Gripes board and after a couple of weeks I was frantically looking for a way to unsubscribe and accidentally found this one. What a nice bunch you are - no slamming - just lots of fun. I have added this to my favourites and will be reading daily even if I don't post.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 10:41 AM
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hi newbies the thing that made big impression was when we were makeing our
desent into miami airport we flow over three cruise ship my month just drop open
this is when i was a newbie an thomas i agree with you i won't sail disney to kidish
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Old August 4th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Welcome Katarina, Madalina, Kimi, and Diana. It's great to have you joining in on the message boards.

Great idea, CruiseCynic. I hope we have more newbies posting here too.

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I'm sorta new, but haven't been too shy about posting when I feel like it. I'm a little shyer in the chat room but am perfectly happy to sit back and watch while the veterans discuss things. I learn a lot that way.

I've had to take a few days off from both the boards and chat because a friend of mine was killed in an accident and I am not feeling too chatty lately. Will be back soon though and will probably make everyone tired of me after awhile, lol.

Greetings to all the other newbies! Thank you to all the veterans who have been so helpful in answering my dumb questions. And a separate thanks to Mike on the CM staff for helping with the technical stuff.

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Hello all!

This is totally new to me. I've been lurking around since we returned from our cruise on the Celebration, July 16, -21, but like Diana, I'm a little shy. Though shy has never been a word used to describe me!

We are already talking about taking another cruise ASAP! Loved it, didn't want to come
get off the ship.

Would like to hear about other ships that are fun and family friendly. Has to have a
Casino though, Daddy loves Blackjack.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:50 PM
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Greetings Cruisemates

Thanks Liam for the in-vite! lol
I am a lucky newbie/luker!
I check out this particular threat for signs of warmth, and the exchange of information for the Antz cruiser in me...lol

To the Cruise
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