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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:17 AM
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Better to love and lose, than to never cruise:

2 days from now....I will load my luggage and the kids into the big giant blue truck and make our way to the Indianapolis airport where we'll board a plane and fly to New Orleans.

3 days from now... I will wake up in my hotel on Canal Street, load the kiddos into the rental car and drive back to the airport and pick up d/h. Then we'll head to Mulates for a wonderful lunch with Melody and T.C.

4 days from now ... I will wake up and board a ship waiting to wisk me away to exotic locations where 14 days of adventures await.

18 days from now... they're going to kick me off the ship and I will be so depressed
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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:20 AM
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Now you're making me depressed because the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I can't join you! WOW, sure sounds like fun, and perhaps we CAN join you and the gang on the next one. I know y'all are going to have a GREAT time.

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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Hey Beenie!

Can't wait to see all of you Saturday! Just wondering...what are your ports???? I'm thinking "rum cake"!

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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:29 AM
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I was also begining to get depressed as I read but then I remembered .......No Wait...... I will be getting on the Carnival Destiny at that same time heading for the Southern Caribbean. Life is not so bad. Hope you guys have a great cruise. Looking forward to hearing all the details.
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It sounds like a good plan to me.

Have a great cruise!!!

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Beenie-----have a great and safe trip. I can't wait until my countdown clock says 2 days. It seems to be moving very slowly.

What ship and where are you going?
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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Ah, yes! Definitely sounds like a plan!
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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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I'm so jealous right now. I would to be on a cruise. Plus, it would be fun to meet Mel.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 11:01 AM
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Thanks everyone! We'll be on the NCL Spirit as it repo's back to NYC. Or ports are, Roatan, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Belize, Aruba, Curacao, St. Thomas, Samana DR. Then our fun will end in NYC. Mel let me know what you want me to do and I will do my best to make it happen.

The only thing that could improve this cruise is if all of you could join us.

Kat, you're right, Mel's a hoot!
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Oh, that's right....you won't debark in New Orleans....guess I'll just wait til February or order online!

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Beenie - sorry to hijack this for a moment
First, I am really jealous of 14 days on board. Some day I hope to do a "Around the world" (hopefully before I am too old to enjoy it)
Second, How do you get info on the repo cruises and are they a bigger discount?
Thanks!
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Old March 26th, 2008, 12:16 PM
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Nic usually the repos happen at this time of year and around October and November. I would just look around at sites vacationstogo and they have a category for repositioning cruises, or search the cruise line websites. This was a very inexpensive cruise for 14 days we'll average $44 per day per person for the 4 of us.
There was an 18 day cruise, I can't recall the ship or line but it went from Brazil to the U.S. for $399 per person for an inside cabin. Not bad at all in my opinion.
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Beenie, 14 days on a cruiseship sounds fantastic! I have the feeling you may be ready to get off after that, but maybe not.

I'd be so jealous if I didn't have the CM transatlantic coming up soon myself.

Have fun packing and enjoy every minute of your adventure! Here's to no hassle travel, no lost luggage, calm seas and sunny skies!!!!!!

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Have a Blast...I'm trying to not be jealous.

It's been a long winter, I know you all need a break! Maybe you'll bring a little warm sun back with you.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 01:57 PM
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Beenie - Thanks a bunch. When I mentioned the repo cruise to my DH, he was all for it. If I had to guess that might be our cruise next year.

Enjoy your trip and try to bring some sunshine and warmth back to the north with you 8)
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