I just want to personally say Happy Holidays to all of our readers, whether you are Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist or other.
The Christmas holiday is traditionally a time to contemplate the message from Nazareth; forgiveness, charity, faith and gratitude. Whether you are religious or not, that is a universal message.
While we are a "just web site" - it is obvious that many of you find CruiseMates to be a place of friendship, and I am very happy and proud of that fact. I want to tell each one of you how special you are to me. There is not a single person here who I do not enjoy hearing from and respect a great deal. My wish is that each one of you has a happy holiday this year and a great 2011.
Thank you all for being here and for being you, and God bless!
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.
Paul, thank you for your beautiful message. And also thank you and your coleagues for the great job you have done all year long.
And very happy holiday wishes and a happy new year to everyone.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Thank you Paul and all the moderators for giving all of us cruise nuts a place to turn to for info, laughs, advise and camaraderie. I'm so glad I found all of you! Happy Holidays and Happy Cruising in 2011.
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Holiday Greetings to all the Administrators and Moderators of CruiseMates, Thank you for being here. Over the years I have met so many wonderful people from these pages. It was my lucky day the day I found this website. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday with your loved ones.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“