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Old July 1st, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Default Welcome new CruiseMates!

Firstly, let me welcome all our "New CruiseMates," some brand new, and, some who have lovingly lurked for a while, and, decided to jump into our pool!

Secondly, why not introduce yourlselves...just a blurb, or a novel, so we can say howdy & welcome you all into the fold.

My name is Linda, aka Trip,and I live southwest of Boston. I swear I have no accent, but have been told differently. I've been a CruiseMate, since day one,and, I can say without a doubt, the friendliest cruise board around.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Hi Ya'll! I'm Lois aka (vivavegas). I live in SC where the "heat is on!"
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Old July 1st, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Hi. I live in Michigan and have been on 12 (?) cruises so far. Have another one in August and then BC6 in January.

Hoping to enjoy this site.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:35 AM
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Welcome to all new CruiseMates, I'm just one of the ones who's been lurking for a while T C from New Orleans area, member of CM since 2008, I've been on 17 cruises ... 15 of them have been on Carnival, and I have 4 more booked
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Hi, I'm Lanie and live in Winnsboro, Texas. I am one of the Crazies and have just joined this group.

DH and I have been on 20 cruises and have 5 more booked! WooHoo

We only discovered cruising in 2006.....but we haven't wasted any time since then!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Hi y'all. I'm Penny. I'm from SC and I DO have an accent. My husband and I have traveled a great deal over the years, lived in Italy and Spain for 3 or 4 years each. Now we're cruising. Our next cruise is to Alaska on the Carnival Spirit. After that, we're discussing either Bermuda (again), the British Isles or a Panama transit. They are all on our bucket list.

I found CM a few days back and I have to say, you guys are so very nice. Thank you!!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Hey, I'm Debbie. Live in New Braunfels, Texas. Have been on 9 Carnival cruises and have the 10th booked for February. I am part of the Crazies group as well. Great group to be a part of. Looks like a good board to be associated with. Thanks for the welcome.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 02:23 PM
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You are going to LOVE the Carnival Spirit. We did the Hawaii cruise on her inn April. She is now my favorite ship.
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Hi All, I am Julie and I am from Odessa, Tx. I am a Domestic Goddess aka, stay at home Mom!!
We've been on 8 Carnival Cruises, have our 9th booked for Sept and working on getting the 10th booked for sometime next year.
I have a daughter that is fixing to be 11, my stepson who is almost 18 and recently enlisted in the Marines and a 23 year old stepdaughter.
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Hi my name is Chuck aka capndinghy. It is nice to meet everyone. I live in Ft. Worth and have been known to insert foot into mouth on occasion.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Chuck, haven't we all... Welcome, one and all!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Hi my name is Chuck aka capndinghy. It is nice to meet everyone. I live in Ft. Worth and have been known to insert foot into mouth on occasion.
Well I have always said that foot in mouth disease is better than the cranial rectal disease. .
I use to be a Paramedic in Ft Worth, many many years ago.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:11 PM
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You are going to LOVE the Carnival Spirit. We did the Hawaii cruise on her inn April. She is now my favorite ship.

We've sailed on the Miracle and we have the same cabin on the Spirit as we did there. I'm so excited about this trip that I can't sit still! 71 days to go!
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And I am the editor and main article writer you see on the front page, although there are also other very talented contributors.

I was busy interviewing Mark Conroy (president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises) this morning so I just made it to the boards.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Welcome aboard mates
I'm Robin AKA aerogirl from Chicago!

Good idea Trip!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Like Trip, I've been here almost from the first day, and am here too mainly for my love of cruising, talking about them, etc....My first was on the Big Red Boat, if anyone remembers those ships, but that is all it took....

A big welcome to all our new posters, glad to see you on the boards, feel free to ask any questions you may have and by all means dig in and post your extensive cruise expierence, we all love hearing cruise stories.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Hi everyone, I'm Nancy and it is so nice to see so many new people here. I have been here a few years and maybe I don't post a lot but do when I feel I can maybe add even a little to the discussion. You will find this is a very freindly and caring place to be. As time goes on it will be nice to get to now you all more.

My husband and I only started cruising in 2005 but love it, we generally cruise at least once year. So far we have only cruised the Caribbean but would love to cruise other places. We have one daughter and two grandsons. The oldest grandson is now an assistant cook on the Pride of America, just starting his 3rd contract.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:03 PM
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I'm relatively new so I'll do this. I am Kelly, from Toledo OH, and i stumbled upon cruisemates in March aboard the NCL Epic! Many nice people here...and some troublemakers....
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Hi all....I am Sharon, aka CruisinMimi.....I live in Sapulpa, Ok which is just a little west of Tulsa...and I definitely do NOT have an accent or say ya'll...

I'm fairly new to cruising, took my first one in 09 and have taken one a year since then...Met up with the Crazies for a wonderful Halloween cruise in '10 and it was family from the get go....I have 3 kids, all married....and 9 grandkids who I complain about keeping all the time, but really, they are the love of my life

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I spent considerable time in Oklahoma many years ago.A friend of mine was the City Attorney in Tulsa earlier in this century .
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I'm Tracey, and as you can probably guess by my screen name, I'm from the Chicago area. A pretty experienced cruiser at 24 with 3 more booked over the next two years. We always do at least one cruise a year, average about 2 a year, and some years have done 3. Mostly cruised on Carnival due to them usually having best price, but have also done Disney, Royal Caribbean, and NCL. And have our first Princess cruise booked for May 2014!

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and hopefully sailing with some of you one day!
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Welcome to all the new posters.

I am Manuel from Palm Coast, FL. Another Cruisemate gave the nickname ( Travelling Man ), that is why I sign off as TM.

I have been on CM since 2005. It's a lot of fun and a good place to get information about cruising.

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Hi all, I'm Dave from Akron Ohio.
I posted a newbie post earlier, but will just drop a quick add.
I have to admit, I got caught up in the drama from the "other" site and found this place by following a link.
Please allow me to get my feet wet and hopefully I will have some input to a topic or two.
My wife and I started on Disney in 2002, and we have been strictly Carnival since. We may spread our sea legs and try another line sometime, but right now we kind of stick with what we like.
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Hello!! I am Laura, I live in Lakeland Florida, transplanted here from New England. I stumbled into Cruise Mates in 2004 and have been hanging around ever since. Have met some of the greatest folks on earth right here. So welcome aboard and enjoy the cruise.

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Hi Tracy,
Welcome....I am also in a NW sub of Chicago, we're neighbors....
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Hiya Cruisemates..........I'm Janey and my sister is Donna though all the Crazies and most of the time I just call her Sister.......We grew up in Tulsa, OK where we currently live, but we've just recently moved back home from Dallas where we've been for the last 10 years........

I finally got to retire LAST WEEK...(from AT&T).....I wish I were on a celebratory cruise, but alais......NOT......our next cruise is with the Crazies on our beloved Conquest September 30th....

We have 26 Carnival cruises in our book but Carnival only counts 25 for me and 24 for sister, since our 2nd cruise was before record keeping and one of our cruises sister won playing blackout bingo on the Holiday in 2001....they don't count that as a revenue cruise for her....(even though I was her non-paying guest??????go figure).......anyhow......171 sea days for us, I was milestone on the last Blogger's cruise in March and sister will join me in September.......

I'm not a woman of few words as this post and the Crazies can give testimony too.....I type a lot of dots because my brain runs faster than my fingers even though I type 90wpm.......

I've met many of the Cruisemates over the years and have enjoyed everyones company and conversation.....I'm glad to have a forum where we feel welcome and hope that the negativity of other sites and subgroups doesn't overshadow our basic desire to obsess over all things cruising.......
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My name is Robb and I am originally from Buffalo, NY hence my screen name billsrobb. I now live in Phoenix, AZ well actually Peoria, AZ. I started the crazies group with saying something about fog. I am known as Chiefie a name given to me by Mach. I am married to Marj. We have been on almost 15 cruises with 10 on Carnival. I am very excited to find cruismates and be part of an excellent group of people who enjoy cruising.
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