I know we're repeating Carnival Freedom (with a group on for Thanksgiving), but we felt this was too good a deal to pass on!!
A MULTITUDE of FUN FILLED Sea Days.. here we come!!
To join us on our
"CruiseMates Caribbiterranean Cruiseâ€?
A 14 day group cruise beginning with 3 days in the sun and fun filled Caribbean - 2 days at sea, and a visit to St. Maarten - before enjoying 5 sea days crossing the Atlantic.
Our first port of call after the crossing will be Funchal, Madeira - the hidden gem of European ports. Then a fun day at sea before visiting Malaga, Spain (and the Costa del Sol), followed by another great sea day before docking in Livorno, for the opportunity to visit one of the most magical cities in the world, Florence, Italy. The adventure ends in the home of the Emperors - Rome, Italy.
14 Day Transatlantic Cruise
April 26, 2008-May 10, 2008
We are booked for the 3 C's Group cruise. We are also doing the Freedom transatlantic cruise on Oct. 28,2007 (Rome-Miami). We sure love the long crossings. We just got off the NCL Jewel Transatlantic in Nov.06 (Barcelona-Miami). Come on all you Cruisemates and join us for another great group trip!! John & Priscilla
This one may be too hard for me to pass up. I was planning to do a TA cruise in 2008 to begin with, and the prices (esp with me being a solo cruiser) seem to be great.
I will not be able to book until I get bonus check which will be in March- because of the $500 deposit (which would be the same if I booked on my own), but I will seriously consider doing it.
I won't be able to do AFT, because I have to do an inside cabin, but I do think I may be able to pull this one off.
I know I have threatened to do the cruises in the past, but I was in a position at work that did not allow for me to take that much time off. With my new position, I can and still have 2 weeks of vacation left for the year.
I sure hope I can pull this one off. I had contacted Nancy on the pricing for the Thanksgiving cruise this year, but this one is more appealing to me. I will check budget and see which one works....
One other thing to note is that the "cruise" air, "From Minneapolis" is just under $1,000. That isn't bad for a open jaw, MSP - MIA, ROM - MSP. I have added it to the booking. I can always change it before final payment if something better comes along.
It is too early to find rates for regular air. The airlines won't have them available until one year before flight time.
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On a whim, I e-mailed Jim the details. (He and I fell in love in Italy) He just e-mailed me back, and asked if I had booked yet. Will you guys help me with the Air? The only time we have gone to Europe, the Army sent us, and we had to take the furniture.
Luanne - that would be great if you and Jim can come. But NO furniture. Airlines have luggage limits
Just tell Nancy you're interested in a quote for cruise line air. Often on open jaw flights (flying home from a different place than you departed from) cruise line air is actually a better deal than normal air fares you can find on your own.
We just sent Nancy an email booking both the Thanksgiving and Transatlantic. Now I guess we should check with our bosses. Maybe there is even an aft left????? Need another countdown clock. Looking forward to this one but sure wish the Transatlantic was the other direction with those great sea days at the end. Oh well! Here we go again.
I wanted go I wanted go I wanted go.
I'm practicing for what to say to my hubby. I read the cruise description and you had me at Funchal, Madeira. My dad came to California from Maderia Island when he was 17 years old. I have relatives all over that island. I would love to see it again. The webcam is down today but here is the site http://www.madeira-web.com/camera/cam-01.html If you go on this cruise and like fish try the Black Espada this is a fish that is only found in the island if you go to Lisbon it's white espada and it's funny to listen to the fight about which fish is better. On our Alaskan cruise our waitress was Portuguese and I asked her which was better she said white espada and I knew she wasn't from the islands. She got a kick out of that.
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