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Old December 8th, 2008, 07:44 PM
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for those of us that have been cruising for more then 10 years and thus have the perspective of history...in the cruise world, what would you have thought 10 years ago would have never happen that has occurred, 10 years into the future( now)
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10 years ago I would have never ever thought that in 10 years cruise lines would be building a ship that held in excess of 5,000 passengers !!


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Old December 8th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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I remember standing on the dock, our heads craned upward, thinking boy, how huge our ship is..and that was the old Celebration.

I forget who I was watching on tv the other day, who said, they were in port, and a new mega liner pulled in, and how it just dwarfed their ship!

You are right...who knew!!!!
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Old December 8th, 2008, 10:03 PM
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14 years ago, when I was treated to my very first cruise, who knew that I would be hooked and go on 12 more in the next 14 years, and never get tired of it!

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on my way from New Orleans to Florida I drove past Mobile and the Holiday was in port right next to I-10 and it looked so big and then I remembered it's the smallest ship in Carnival's fleet
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How about having a flow rider onboard and the new Oasis of the seas will have a zip line?? Nope, never would of thought.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 11:30 AM
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I went on my 2nd cruise and my first Royal Caribbean cruise in 1990 for my honeymoon on Song of America. I would never had thought at the time that Al Gore would have invented the internet and we would all be posting on Cruise Mates. I never would have thought we would put digital images on the website, have cell phones and call and text each other while at sea. I never thought I would start to lose my hair at 40! :evil: or be divorced.

However, I did come across a picture the other day from the cruise of me in the belly flop contest on Song of America. The cruise director was standing there by the pool in those short white tennis shorts we used to wear and he had a mullet. I will have to scan and post it! 8)
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Oh, those were the days :-) Although, they still do the belly flop contest on Royal Caribbean.
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Oh, those were the days :-) Although, they still do the belly flop contest on Royal Caribbean.
Yes, and I have not missed being in one yet 8)
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Who'd have thought almost a decade ago that CruiseMates would find a "bartender" and say.... " come to CruiseMates and become a travel writer".

I'm managing to continue to fool them to this day.
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15+ years ago I would not of thought cruising would be as big as it is now, and Cruise Ships would home port in Texas. Thank god that they do.
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I won a sales contest in 1995. My prize was a 7 night cruise on the Celebrity Zenith. We lived in Michigan & I had never even flown on a plane.
We got on the ship & we were in awe. Then got to our room & here's this big window. WOW !!!!
Well, they created a monster because we just took our 35th cruise !!. Our 36, 37 & 38th cruises are already booked including the Oasis Inaugural. Skip the window now cause we only do balconies. Never would have imagined.
It's nice now living in Central Florida that we can drive to all the ports.
I never thought we'd be seeing the ships that we have now.
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200,000 + GRT ships.
Freestyle Cruising with open seating.
Rock Climbing Walls
Ice Skating rinks onboard
Additional Charge restaurants
Flow riders and water slides.

Things have changed in cruising.

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