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Old February 24th, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Our own Trip (Moderator Linda) is finally going to Europe. She will be covering the launch of Carnival Magic for us out of Venice.

The ship is departing Venice on April 30 and will go to Dubrovnik, Sicily, Naples, Rome, Livorno (Florence), Monte Carlo and Barcelona - 10 days.

Of course she will be reporting back to all of us on a daily basis in the message boards.

This is Linda's first time to Europe. She was scheduled to go see the Equinox last year but that Icelandic volcano caused the cruise line to cancel the trip.

So - we are very excited for Linda here! And of course we are very lucky to have a cruise web site that the cruise lines consider valuable enough that they will invite us to send reporters to see the ship, so THANK YOU Carnival for that!
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Wow, how wonderful for Trip and Cruisemates! I know she will do a wonderful job reporting back to us along the way. I know she was greatly disappointed when her last one was cancelled, this one sounds like a winner! Way to go Trip, I'm happy for you!
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Old February 24th, 2011, 04:54 PM
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Enjoy - a very nice introduction to Europe. The itinerary includes 1 or 2 of my favourite places - Venice and Dubrovnik.

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Old February 24th, 2011, 05:49 PM
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Thank you Paul,and thank you Carrnival..It will be a pleasure to take the Magic to magical places, where so many Cruisemates have enjoyed.

When the volacno erupted, Celebrity,and rightly so, took the press flights,and gave them to those in need. I am able to say, a volcano cancelled my cruise..not many can say that!

Now, with the Carnival Magic, I will be on a wonderful ship, going to fascinating places, and I will take you all along with me, seeing things through a first timers eye...

Annie, I remember watching Matt Lauer, in his where in the world is Matt Lauer segment, boy Dubrovnic looks amazing,and, now I will see it.

Donna, thanks..let the Magic begin...research that is
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Old February 24th, 2011, 06:34 PM
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You will be in Europe at the time of the Royal Wedding too.

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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:25 PM
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I really hope you can figure out a way to see Venice. Sometimes things get so hectic there you don't get to see the city before the ship leaves.
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Trip.. CONGRATS! That is a wonderful itinerary, and terrific for a first visit to Europe.

You and I will be almost as far apart as we can get, with me cruising in the Pacific while you're in the Mediterranean, so don't go getting lost without me

Pass on my regards to John Heald, and have a magical voyage.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Thanks Kuki, I wish I had your coat tails to hold on to again I know I will have a zillion questions to ask all of you guys....
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Congrats Trip!!! Your a lucky lady. Do you need a lady in waiting? if so I'm available!
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Trip, I am so happy for you! What an exciting adventure!

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How great! I can't wait to "read all about it "! We'll be sailing Carnival Magic in October so I want to know everything!
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Yay! Congrats Trip! Have a good time, and I am looking forward to hearing all about your cruise.
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Trip, Congratulations! And I guess I don't have to tell you to enjoy yourself while you're reporting back to us. Maybe I should remind you to report back to us while you're enjoying yourself!
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Thanks so much everyone.,,I am already researching..I wonder how many bead shops I can find along the way
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Trip.....oooooooooooooooooooo Venice (my favorite city in the whole wide world)..there is a world famous jazz club..Venice Jazz Club located between S. Margherita Square and S. Barnaba Square (water bus station stop is Ca Rezzonico)..if you get a chance stop by they are holding a jazz festival poster for me since 2002 that you can bring back for me..have a great trip, Trip
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Congrats Trip! Can I hide out in your suitcase?
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Heyyyy welcome to our side of the pond (and a bit further)

Hope you have a truly amazing time both on & off the ship.

If you change your mind, we can get to London Heathrow airport and fly out as your stand-in in no time at all,

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Thanks everyone...Since my husband is unable to journey with me, I invited one of my oldest friends, Elaine. When we got married 43 years ago, they were our upstairs neighbors,and, we have been friends since...

I have named our trip...."The Laverne & Shirley Experience." It also could be called Fric and Frac do the Med.

It will be fun...I will be the cruise virgin in Europe..!!!
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Trip, mazel tov on your upcoming cruise to europe. May you and your husband have a wonderful time sightseeing, trying the different cuisines, and of course, shopping!
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When you said she was your upstairs neighbor from 43 years ago, back you and your hubby first got married, somehow I envisioned Lucy and Ethyl Mertz more than Laverne and Shirley.

As long as it doesn't end up like Thelma and Louise I think all will be good.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Yes! Lucy and Ethyl Take Dubrovnik!! And I am a redhead and Elaine is Blonde....I like it!
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Don't forget the handbags, shoes, and books, oh yes the tea!
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Have a great cruise!!

I'm soooo Jealous you are departing on my birthday and a stop in CROATIA. 8)

A quick course.....

Ka Ko Si? ....... How Are you?
Kako vo lipo ovthe. ...... It's so beautiful here.

Carnival should consider themselves very lucky to have such a wonderful lady on their ship!!

HAVE FUN!!
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Thanks so much..Oh Mary, If I had you along with me....we could have such fun! Can you spell that out phonetically, so I can learn it? Short or long A's?
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I am so happy for you. I cannot think of a better person to go. You will love Europe.
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Luanne, thanks..I hope I am not a fish out of water
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Trip, Let me add my best wishes to this thread. I am very excited for you. I am sure that you will have a wonderful cruise. Bead shops and shoe shops, I am sure you wil find them all. Have fun and enjoy every moment.

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