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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Default Lurkers, come say hi...we love newbies!

I know for many Cruisemates coming onboard, checking out our forums for your particular needs is paramount,and, we sure hope we are supplying you with helpful advice, to make your cruise experience, the best it can be.

Our staff has an emormous amount of knowledge to share, but, I bet all our faithful lurkers do too. So, we hope you might consider joing our community, and sharing your stories, and opinions, the good the bad and the ugly! Your experiences can help others,and we are all about paying if forward at Cruisemates.

If you've been lurking for a while, we know you can see we are a welcoming community, and would enjoy imput from experienced, as well as first time cruisers. C'mom and share...we know you want to...Jump in won't you & introduce yourself, we don't bite.

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For some reason a lot of people prefer to lurk than post . I've met people who have a handful of posts but read the boards every day .
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If you are lurker, please post. We love to hear from new people.

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For some reason a lot of people prefer to lurk than post . I've met people who have a handful of posts but read the boards every day .
I'm not sure but those person who do not send in a thread or contribute to a thread do not count toward the total audience count which advertising rates are based. In other words, Paul's and every editor's efforts are not rewarded in the form of revenue which keeps the site alive. It's like those people who watch and enjoy Public Broadcasting System great shows and do not contribute to keeping PBS on the air.

I think that "lurkers" prefer term "browsers" should just say something nice about the site and compliment all of the wonderful information sources that are available.

Actually, I might be wrong about revenue generation information. But this email is not meant to be criticism Cruisemates a form of capitalism and free enterprise that does not have a government subsidy or a loan - yet!!!
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Old September 9th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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BPC....I like that term browsers
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BPC....I like that term browsers
From now on, we will call them browsers.

To all the browsers, I wish you a nice day.

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For all you browswers out there, we're just a family. However, we can be a very important and supportive one when you need it the most. I know. I'm living proof of that.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Thank you for the invitation to post,i like to read all the info when i am getting ready to go on a cruise,i have read many helpful posts that have saved me money as well as helped to avoid mistakes, leaving on Imagination Oct 1 with 3 single girls sharing an OV cabin.to key west and coz..we are very excited for the break !.just 4 nights ..thanks to everyone for posting...Happy Cruises !
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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Nice to meet you Dreamers,and welcome..these 2 ports will be great for singles...Please come back, and, share your sea tales...have a ball!!
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Old September 9th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Dreamers2, I hope that you enjoy your cruise.

Do tells us about it when you come back.

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Yes i will post when we return...this will be my first time out of miami...we are staying 1 night in hollywood beach my old stomping ground...then i thought i would drive thru south beach on the way to the port maybe stop for lunch there (if i can park lol)...it will be a monday so may be easy..any one know of a place for lunch that we girls may like maybe a people watching type place that reflects being in south beach?...thank you for your help ..also is it easy to get to the port from south beach?..we will be using the parking garage at the port..
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Old September 10th, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Try this place...a fabulous people watching spot!

News Cafe - Restaurant Cafe - Miami Beach - Open 24hs

Ok now, we are all going to cruise vicariously through you
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Old September 10th, 2012, 06:55 PM
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News Cafe does look good!..love the web cam the weather looks perfect right now and lots of empty tables.wish i were there now too! ..Thank You!
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Old September 10th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Check out this webcam...it has FLL, Pier 66 view, Miami, Pt Canaveral & NYC....watching the sailaways can get addictive.
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Hello TRIP... the link did not post for the web cam in your last post..Thanks!.
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So after one week and 199 views, exactly one lurker (er, browser) has posted.

How many of them do you suppose there are? Curious.
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So after one week and 199 views, exactly one lurker (er, browser) has posted.

How many of them do you suppose there are? Curious.
At this very moment, 19 registered users, and 424 unregistered users are visiting the web site.

When you click on Message Boards, scroll to the bottom, and it shows the current number of visitors to the site at that time.

It doesn't hurt to encourage them to register and join in the conversation, rather than question who or where they are.

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Hi!! Welcome to CruiseMates! Join up and join the fun. We are fun and friendly here. I stumbled in here in 2004 and have been a happy member since. Cruise advice is what we do here and the staff and members do it better than any other site out there. Even better than the cruise advice is the friendliness of everyone here. We are a huge family and we have lots of fun together. Many friendships have been born in this site. Many have met on the fun CruiseMates group cruises. In addition to the cruises a number of us get together around Florida for dinner. So just sign up and join the fun. I just know you won't regret it.

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Hello everyone, I said i would post opon return so here i am...we had a blast on the imagination (first time on her ,my co-worker and myself she is 49 and me well umm 54...shhh)...the second show living in the usa was fabulous the other show shout was go also but i;m not much into oldies...the ship was a happy well kept ship...the clubs and lounges were full of energy..the parking and boarding was easy ..long walk to the ship after getting checked in but very doable...food great...i found a few slot machines i was very fond of...didn't lose or win much but almost broke even......staying hollywood beach 1 night before cruise was so worth it the water there was perfect and eautiful...would do this one again!!
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Old October 8th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Dreamers, welcome back! So glad you enjoyed the cruise,and good to hear the ship is in good condition! Researching & planning another, will get you through the post cruise depression
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HI Dreamers,
Welcome home....sounds like a fab time, glad you enjoyed it. Have you booked your next cruise yet??
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I wish i could plan ahead but for me 2 months out is the farthest i can predict, i do think after easter and again in oct. seem to be my best time to get away...so i will be keeping an eye out and hoping!...thank you for asking!!
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I have been a member for a number of years but, basically, I am too lazy to log on, and I don't frequent the boards when I am not booked, it's too depressing. But...My DW and I are booked with her parents for 8 days on the Norwegian Jade to the Greek Islands and Turkey next July! I will try to log on and be part of the conversation.

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Old October 14th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Frank..welcome to the family! What a fabulous cruise to look forward to. I so enjoy NCL. Those ports are on my wish list too! Once you log on, don't log out...now we can be part of your excitement!
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Welcome Frank from here in upper East Tennessee and I think I write for all when I state I'm looking forward to your impressions of the cruising experience. Warning! Frequent visitors to this website will not only get you hooked on the site but as time passes the people (especially our regulars to this particular thread) will become like Family and will do everything possible to help you vis-a-vis where to stay prior to the cruise as well as best bang for your buck. There will be someone in this community who has sailed on whatever ship or line you sail.

Oh, and unlike some other websites our evaluations and answers to your question are never made to steer you to a particular ship or line unless you request such info and then you'll get all the opinion you want.

Just check the morning post if you wish and I truly mean it that in no time you'll be part of our unique family. The support afforded me when my wife died unexpectedly as we all figured she had about four years left (cancer), I don't know what I would have done without this family and that is what it is........FAMILY!

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I still lurk occassionally but don't post as much as I use to.

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I guess I am a newbie . My name is Guy . I live in New Jersey now but I have lived in California ,Texas and New York . I have recently retired and plan to do my first cruise in 2013 with my wife . We have been together nearly 48 years so I guess that makes us old fogeys .

I thought this place was all about cruises and traveling but I see people also discuss politics . Although I go back to when FDR was President I really have no desire to discuss politics ao maybe this is not the place for me . If I just ask cruise questions or talk about my travels will people be angry if I do not discuiss politics ?
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Hi Guy,and welcome to CruiseMates. Just so you'll know, the Open Debate forum is relatively new,and, many of us have chosen not to partake in the discussions. First and formost, this is a cruise site, so dive in and share with us what you have planned, what ship, etc...anything we can do to help, just ask...
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Thank you .I was about to say thank you sir but I thgink you are a woman .

We have traveled all over the world but never by boat . My wife leaves all the planning and research to me .

I am thinking of cruising to places we never went to . We live prtetty close to the cruiseport in NJ and not that far from NY so I think there are alot of options .
We currently have two children who also have never cruised and my thinking is to maybe do something with them.
If we go as a couple or two couples can we get adjoining cabins ?
Can we get a table of four in restaurants ?
For a first cruise is it better ro do a long or a short cruise ?

Also what are the things herte that say like ?

Sorry if I do not spell right as I cannot see that well
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