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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:00 PM
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"Well, itís time for news on the Bloggers Cruise for 2010. I apologize first of all for keeping you waiting on this but it has been a hard choice and there have been lots of factors involved, mostly listening to what you all have had to say and my schedule for the rest of the year.

Well, the news is that I have decided not to have another bloggers cruise this year but to do one in February 2011. I am sorry if that is disappointing news but I just havenít had the time to arrange one for this year and with me being on the Carnival Magic in Europe in 2011 I think it would be nice to do one around Valentineís Day. I have not decided what ship yet. I am looking at the Carnival Glory, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Miracle and would like to know what you think. I want to make this the best bloggers cruise ever and I have decided to be the cruise director this time. You see, it was frustrating not being able to get up there and entertain you and this time I will find a happy medium between being your cruise director and spending time together. Anyway, let me know your thoughts on this over the next few weeks and I will look at what you have said and announce the date in February and the ship I have chosen very soon."

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Phil...

Not really surprised to see this. They kind of messed up their Dec. bloggers cruise, by listing two of them, a week apart. Then when they settled on one week, they had quite a bit less than half the participants of Blog2Nola.

No doubt those who did go, had a good time, but it's a whole lot of work to put it together for 150 or so participants.

It'll be interesting to see if the idea is actually reborn, and then promoted properly.
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Probably a good idea not to have one so soon. They were coming too fast. The Dec cruise on the Dream was fun but nothing like New Orleans.
Carnival needs to put more planning and organization into the Bloggers Cruise if they are going to do it. JMHO
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So glad we didn't hold out for BC 2010 and joined the Splendor Village cruise in August.

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If John does a cruise next February it will conflict With Kuki's Fifty Hawaii cruise. Having missed 1 through 4, I am looking forward to number 5. That work thing always seemed to get in my way. Take care , Mike
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You know, I have to admit that what made the Blogger's cruise special for us was being there with all of our CruiseMates...
I will gladly pass on the next Blogger's Cruise so I can cruise to Hawaii with all of you!
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See....this is what happens when they don't get their act together. All the fun folks book something else!!

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Phil, I am glad that you choose to book the Splendor and not hold out for a Bloggers cruise.

I completely agree with Beenie .. what makes the cruise special is being with all your Cruisemates friends!

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TC, you are so right, lucky we have our act together. I would like to cruise with John again some time, but going to Hawaii with CruiseMate friends sounds so much better. M
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Ohhh my! Look at what is on Johns blog...
"However, the good news is that I have asked the Miami office to change my schedule for the rest of this year and have asked to be the cruise director on the Carnival Splendor from August through to mid-December. Chris Prideaux the director of entertainment is seeing if that is feasible and I hope to have positive news on this very soon.

I was due to be the CD on the Carnival Pride and Carnival Spirit and one other ship but I would prefer to be on one ship the whole time and that would allow Heidi and Kye to sail with me more often as well. And so I choose the Carnival Splendor for this which I hope in some way will make up for the disappointment of the next bloggers cruise most likely being on an east coast ship.

Once I have confirmed what is happening I hope that maybe we could arrange a cruise on the Carnival Splendor where maybe the bloggers who live out there can do a mini unofficial bloggers cruise and all sail together so I can look after you.."

This would be awesome if it happens. Those of us in the "Splendor Village" will be able to enjoy this news.

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Great News P&L
Let's hope it happens. That would mean additional parties!!!!!!!
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