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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Just found out that my best bud Cruwysie has signed up for this one.
Would love to come along and celebrate her retirement and Wayne's 60th, but I just checked the prices and there's no way we can do this one.

However, we have sailed the Sapphire Princess and had a wonderful time on her, lovely ship. Sure wish I could do it again, and see Hawaii and meet all the CMs who are going.....a girl can dream, can't she?

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Donna.. it is too bad you won't be able to join us. I think we're going to be right around 100 cruisemates on this one.

We are still hoping for a price drop .... if the cruise doesn't well to the public, but even so.. it IS a 14 day cruise, and the Hawaii return cruises are always a bit more, because it saves everyone having to buy flights to or from Hawaii.

It's like cruises out of NY heading south are generally more because they many of those passengers don't have to pay to fly into NY... so the cruise lines don't let that flight cost go to waste
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Ok.....we're ready.........got the towncar...........booked the flights......booked Crowne Plaza........transfers from LAX to hotel & pier to LAX..........

Is it time to go yet?!?!?!?!?!?!




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Can't wait! It'll be really nice to see you and Larry again!

I'm thinking we'll probably just come in day of sailing this time, as we'll just be coming over from Arizona, where we'll be wintering. First time in a long time I haven't HAD to plan a pre-cruise night. But I'll definitely assist in organizing a get together for those are in a day early.
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FYI...I just booked our hotel, thru PL, (in case anyone is interested) and got the Crowne Plaza for $76.00 + $18.51= $94.51 total...Hopefully, this is a good price! I had bid $56.00 a couple of days ago and was not accepted...Hope this helps someone...

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Susan... sounds like an excellent price! Might have to rethink coming in a day ahead.

BTW.. since Rollerdonna mentioned price, thought I would check the Princess site today to see if there had been any reductions.

Our group prices are CONSIDERABLY LESS PP than from Princess... plus we have Xtra amenities.
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I am happy with the cruise price, even tho, a lower price would be GREAT!!!
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Hawaii is beautiful, and our first princess cruise is great. Our slot pull group is up more than $200 and returning to the casino on the first return sea day.

We just got here and can hardly wait to "get leid " with all of you.
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Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting, but I'm noticing lots of threads for this cruise. I'm combining a list of everyone who is going. Not all are (necessarily) part of the Get Lei'd 5 group, but are still understandably excited about our upcoming adventure!

I'll try to maintain/update/correct this list, according to your posts. It's the best way I have to maintain my excitement about the whole thing.
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candymaker – Grant & DW Carol, SIL Janet w/ DH Phil, and Friend Gloria
carmensmom – Pat & Allen – Albuquerque NM
cavmom (aka Dirk&Me) – Marianne & Dirk – Pueblo, CO
Comquot - & DH – Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
cruiserlovr – Debbie & DH & friends – Orange County
cruis'n sus'n – Mark & Susan – Arkansas
Cruwysie – Donna, & DH Wayne, & MIL – Quinta West, Ontario, Canada
cruzers46 – Beenie – Upstate New York
Cruzn Fool – (aka Y2C) – Steve – Anaheim Hills CA
farrimco – Frank – Hot Springs Village, AR
GeneK – NW Illinois
Kuki – & DW Geela
L&S80 – Sharon & Larry – Tacoma, WA
Luanne21 – Luanne & Jim - L311
mamaboss – Michigan
Mike M. & Betty (wife)
MrsLeo – DH & kids (ages 7 & 9) – Indiana
NotWithOutablcony – Valarie & parents – Mark & Cindy – Napa, California -E731
rayb – Ray & DW Helen – Central Florida
ready2gonow – Darlene & Don - Texas
Reggierail – Reggie - Along w/Some Friends – Bakersfield, CA
sharB & Capt Ron – Shar & Ron – Ridgecrest, California – C747
shawilson – Sharon & Patrick– Santa Cruz Mtns - E729
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We got back from Hawaii yesterday and we are off to Vegas today.
The cruise was great, but the weather on the ship was chilly and windy. You needed at least 4 blankets for MUTS and my hairdo was by God every time I went on deck. I hope our cruise is less windy. The seas were rough on the way home, but it did rock you to sleep.
The slots were TIGHT! Our slot pull was fun, but we lost our money after 4 hours of play on the dollar slot.Regardless of the loss, it was a blast. I hope we do it , too.
Brush up on your trivia...the questions were sometimes off the wall.
I'm off to the airport.....see you soon.
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We are still considering the CM Feb. 11 cruise
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:36 PM
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It would certainly be great to have you and Mrs. Henry along and to meet you.

I'll get organized soon and get the booking list and email addresses from Nancy for everyone booked, and get things more active on the planning and posting front.
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Thanks ,Kuki .Sometime tomorrow I will have my wife read the cruise description that you initially posted here .
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It would certainly be great to have you and Mrs. Henry along and to meet you.

I'll get organized soon and get the booking list and email addresses from Nancy for everyone booked, and get things more active on the planning and posting front.
I am trying to convince Mrs.Henry 43 to take this cruise .What could I tell her to get her to agree ? What would you tell her so that she would want to do the trip ?
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:00 PM
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OK now we are beginning planning our get to and get from on our Saphire cruise ship.

Our tentative plans are to fly into the LAX on Feb 25th. We do not have a hotel as yet and we wish to be in one which several of our cruisemates may be staying in. We wish to be in the San Pedro area so it would not be too much effort to get tothe port terminal on the 26th. Then we have to get fromLAX down tothe Hotel. SO who is stayung at what hotel on the nite of 25th? Give us the details please.

Remmember we are a little in the handicap category. I will be takeing my scooter and Helen will be in a wheelchair. Our daughter Denise will be with us to do some pushing.

I know some of you have mentioned places you are staying but we need to refresh.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 10:02 PM
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OK now we are beginning planning our get to and get from on our Saphire cruise ship.

Our tentative plans are to fly into the LAX on Feb 25th. We do not have a hotel as yet and we wish to be in one which several of our cruisemates may be staying in. We wish to be in the San Pedro area so it would not be too much effort to get tothe port terminal on the 26th. Then we have to get fromLAX down tothe Hotel. SO who is stayung at what hotel on the nite of 25th? Give us the details please.

Remmember we are a little in the handicap category. I will be takeing my scooter and Helen will be in a wheelchair. Our daughter Denise will be with us to do some pushing.

I know some of you have mentioned places you are staying but we need to refresh.
Hi Ray! We won't be on this cruise , but we've stayed in San Pedro twice before we cruised. The first time was at the Doubletree Marina. It was fine, but very expensive and kind of isolated. The second time we stayed at the Crown Plaza which we really liked! We had a room facing the port so we saw the ship's come in. When we were there they had a "cruise special" you might want to check out. They also have a reasonably priced restaurant and a bar. Crown Plaza would be our choice!
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Hi Ray!
Both Crowne Plaza LA Harbor and Doubletree San Pedro have fly and cruise packages with LAX pick up and transportation to and from the port. We've always stayed at Crowne Plaza and decided to try Doubletree with the Marina View this time. Either way, you'll have plenty of cruise company!

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This cruise is no longer listed on the Princess web site. Sold Out???
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This cruise is no longer listed on the Princess web site. Sold Out???
Nope... it's still there on their website.... and still offering prices higher than our group prices.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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Shar,
Just updating the list. Am at work so don't know cabin number but we are going. Been booked for a while but are as excited as if we had never done it before. Will be glad to see everyone again. Thanks for the list. We're booked at the Crown Plaza too so hope to see some of you "before" the cruise. Countdown has started

Beannie – California - E729
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carmensmom – Pat & Allen – Albuquerque NM
cavmom (aka Dirk&Me) – Marianne & Dirk – Pueblo, CO
Comquot - & DH – Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
cruiserlovr – Debbie & DH & friends – Orange County
cruis'n sus'n – Mark & Susan – Arkansas
Cruwysie – Donna, & DH Wayne, & MIL – Quinta West, Ontario, Canada
cruzers46 – Beenie – Upstate New York
Cruzn Fool – (aka Y2C) – Steve – Anaheim Hills CA
farrimco – Frank – Hot Springs Village, AR
GeneK – NW Illinois
Kuki – & DW Geela
L&S80 – Sharon & Larry – Tacoma, WA
Luanne21 – Luanne & Jim - L311
mamaboss – Michigan
Mike M. & Betty (wife)
MrsLeo – DH & kids (ages 7 & 9) – Indiana
NotWithOutablcony – Valarie & parents – Mark & Cindy – Napa, California -E731
rayb – Ray & DW Helen – Central Florida
ready2gonow – Darlene & Don - Texas
Reggierail – Reggie - Along w/Some Friends – Bakersfield, CA
sharB & Capt Ron – Shar & Ron – Ridgecrest, California – C747
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We did it! Reserved this morning with Nancy for the Sapphire "Get Leid" cruise. Looking forward to the many sea days.

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How nice Okie!!

You've joined a group, who as the plans fall into place, will make you excited as well as embarrassed

But you'll have a GREAT time! Look forward to meeting!
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Just updating the list. Am at work so don't know cabin number but we are going. Been booked for a while but are as excited as if we had never done it before. Will be glad to see everyone again. Thanks for the list. We're booked at the Crown Plaza too so hope to see some of you "before" the cruise. Countdown has started

Beannie – California - E729
candymaker – Grant & DW Carol, SIL Janet w/ DH Phil, and Friend Gloria
carmensmom – Pat & Allen – Albuquerque NM
cavmom (aka Dirk&Me) – Marianne & Dirk – Pueblo, CO
Comquot - & DH – Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
cruiserlovr – Debbie & DH & friends – Orange County
cruis'n sus'n – Mark & Susan – Arkansas
Cruwysie – Donna, & DH Wayne, & MIL – Quinta West, Ontario, Canada
cruzers46 – Beenie – Upstate New York
Cruzn Fool – (aka Y2C) – Steve – Anaheim Hills CA
farrimco – Frank – Hot Springs Village, AR
GeneK – NW Illinois
Kuki – & DW Geela
L&S80 – Sharon & Larry – Tacoma, WA
Luanne21 – Luanne & Jim - L311
mamaboss – Michigan
Mike M. & Betty (wife)
MrsLeo – DH & kids (ages 7 & 9) – Indiana
NotWithOutablcony – Valarie & parents – Mark & Cindy – Napa, California -E731
rayb – Ray & DW Helen – Central Florida
ready2gonow – Darlene & Don - Texas
Reggierail – Reggie - Along w/Some Friends – Bakersfield, CA
sharB & Capt Ron – Shar & Ron – Ridgecrest, California – C747
shawilson – Sharon & Patrick– Santa Cruz Mtns - E729
wlking – Husband & Wife – Arizona
LGriggs548-Guerry & Linda, North Carolina

I know everyone will have a great time! Our names need to come off the list -- we cancelled this cruise, and instead will take our DS, DIL, and PGB (precious grandbaby) on a cruise in the summer). The purse strings just wouldn't quite go that far!
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Darlene, We're bummed that you won't be joining us!
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cavmom (aka Dirk&Me) – Marianne & Dirk – Pueblo, CO
Comquot - & DH – Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
cruiserlovr – Debbie & DH & friends – Orange County
cruis'n sus'n – Mark & Susan – Arkansas
Cruwysie – Donna, & DH Wayne, & MIL – Quinta West, Ontario, Canada
cruzers46 – Beenie – Upstate New York
Cruzn Fool – (aka Y2C) – Steve – Anaheim Hills CA
farrimco – Frank – Hot Springs Village, AR
GeneK – NW Illinois
Kuki – & DW Geela
L&S80 – Sharon & Larry – Tacoma, WA
LGriggs548 – Guerry & Linda – North Carolina
Luanne21 – Luanne & Jim - L311
mamaboss – Michigan
Mike M. & Betty (wife)
MrsLeo – DH & kids (ages 7 & 9) – Indiana
NotWithOutablcony – Valarie & parents – Mark & Cindy – Napa, California -E731
Okie/Tex – Jim & Beverly – Plano, Texas
Pixie Dust – Jan and Mac - Nebraska
rayb – Ray & DW Helen – Central Florida
Reggierail – Reggie - Along w/Some Friends – Bakersfield, CA
sharB & Capt Ron – Shar & Ron – Ridgecrest, California – C747
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Hi all. I have just joined cruisemates and am booked on this cruise. I wish I would have known about this group back in January when I booked thru princess. I paid about 150.00 more and I am not getting any coupons or credits. Oh well, its Hawaii so I will not complain! Look forward to meeting some of you on board.
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Hey, Mamaboss...I think you would be able to cancel your booking with Princess and book with the Cruisemates group...Might want to check it out...Glad you are booked, anyway!!! Will meet you soon!!! Susan
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Hi Susan, I gave that some thought but don't want to risk losing my cabin. I would be curious how you book with cruisemates. Do you just watch for a special to be posted? I will need to book a caribbean cruise for Feb/March of 2012. (Can't wait till last minute you know, )
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Cruisemates group cruise was booked thru Nancy Bogert...Her phone no. is 1-800-561-0802...Give her a call and see if she can move your reservation to the CM group cruise...You probably would be able to keep the same room you already have booked...Doesn't hurt to ask her...Susan
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