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Old September 28th, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Default Addicted to Cruising, & Cruisemates...You?

Working here since forever, and, chatting even before that, in cruise chat rooms, I have come to realize my brain has been thinking cruising 24/7 for about 13 years now...WOW! Considering there are millions and millions of people, who have yet to step on a cruise ship..boy we are in the minority!!

I have never been so focused on any other subject in my life If there is any connection I can make to cruising..I make that leap..My ears perk up at any mention of a ship within my hearing, or on tv.or radio

Some people come here only when they have a cruise booked, or are planning one. Others, have the love of the sea, ships, and amazing ports of call, that makes us hooked....Cruisemates is one place, where NO ONE will EVER tell you...Enough already! Aren't you glad?
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Old September 28th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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I am not an addict! I can stop any time I want to!


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Old September 28th, 2009, 06:10 PM
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I cannot say I am an addict of cruising, and my life does not change if I dont take one like this year because of caring for my family. I am addicted if you will say to the site, you get used to checking what others have to say and chipping in,maybe I am addicted to blabbering! My ears perk up far higher when talking about my other passions, but I do enjoy reading what others have to say, but maybe more on an indavidual level, as I dont read much regarding the actual cruise stuff.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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My DW is always telling me "enough" when it comes to being on Cruisemates. I am seriously addicted! I only wear hats with cruisline logos, my bags have cruise logos on them, and I never miss a day where I don't check cruisemates and the countdown clock to my next cruise!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 07:59 PM
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Yes, addicted to both cruising and Cruisemates. Hubby is just addicted to cruising. He never visits any cruise forum, just checks on deals.

I don't post a lot but do read everyday. I have made some good friends from here. Someday may even get to meet them in person.
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I quite obviously love the site (especially the folks with whom I commune almost daily via this thread) and I am certainly enthralled by ocean liners. Voila! What a marriage!!!

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My friends and family are always kidding me because my brain is always thinking about the "next" vacation. I prefer to cruise over any other type of vacation - but we do go to other places as well.

I recently found this board, and I am so glad I did. So far, I have learned all kinds of things I would never have known about.

Yup....I'm addicted!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:24 PM
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Yeah, addicted on both counts!

I've talked so much about our upcoming Hawaii cruise that Keith just shuts his eyes. For him, it's enough, already! He enjoys himself on a cruise, but he's not addicted. I just think it's so nifty to have an upcoming cruise to talk about and to find a group such as CruiseMates with whom I can share that bond.

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not in the least I can give up both CM and cruising anytime I want to
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Definitely addicted to Cruisemates and maybe addicted to cruising. It may be that I'm just addicted to travel, in general, since we have traveling in our RV since May 10.

However, I sure couldn't see me not cruising, anymore, and I'm always thinking about my next 1 (or 2 or 3 or 4), so I'm probably addicted.

I have made some great friends on here and the CM site is one of the first I check whenever I have internet access!

I sure hope no one comes up with a cure!
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I was and maybe I still am. When I was at my lowest low, I came here, not to talk, but to be with my friends. That did me more good than you will ever know.

My addiction to cruising might have been broken. I guess the real test will be in June of 2010. Jim e-mailed me from Iraq last week. He Said that he had 7 days he had to take once he came back within 30 days or he would loose them. (Stupid Gov.) He Said "What about a cruise?" I told him I wasn't sure. That sure doesn't sound like me, but I am a work in progress, so we shall see.

My love for Cruisemates will never change.

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Hello, My name is Laura and I am a cruise- CruiseMates addict.
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I just was making a Drs. appt for Bruce, and I told her it had to be after a certain date,, as we would be away...someplace good she said? I said cruise, she sighed, and, so we were off and running
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If you have been doing this for 13 years then you remember when the vast majority of people didn't know ANYTHING about cruise ships.

These days most people you meet have either been on cruise, have considered a cruise or know someone who cruises all the time. They know SOMETHING about them. But 13 years ago everyone I met knew next to nothing about them.
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Paul, it really was the wild west back then Most of the people I met online had just cruised, or, were planning on it..I can't even remember how I can't end up where I ended up In 98 we had a BIG BIG Bash, where I met Kukim Tweety, and so many more , thet we still keep in touch, and cruise with.....You would think, we would have run of of stuff to chat about
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Cruising was not "in" with younger people at all when we took our first cruise in 1979.

I really had a hard time convincing my husband that we would have a good time. Once we were on board, we were addicted!!
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Addicted on both counts, but mostly to this Chit Chat page. I love coming here every day to see what my cruising friends are up to....

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