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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:48 PM
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All this cold weather has gotten Rob and I anxious to book another cruise. We are going on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas, out of Baltimore on November 16th. Since Thanksgiving is two days after the cruise ends and we are always in that area for Thanksgiving, we figured that it would mean one less trip to Baltimore. It is so great when you don't have to pay for airfare!
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Congratulations! There's nothing like that "I just booked a cruise" feeling!
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Amen to that, dezertcruiser!
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Congrats!!!!
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Way to go. Now you can start counting the days!
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We've been on the Grandeur three times, but it has gone through a $50million renovation and based on the pictures my clients have shown me, it's now completely different. So it'll be interesting to see how it's changed. But based on what we've seen and heard from our clients, it'll be a really nice cruise.

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Enjoy the cruise and the anticipation!!

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One month from this day,I will be on a cruise for my 80th birthday and then I will spend 3 weeks at my daughter's place in Palm Coast,Fla.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 10:07 AM
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All this cold weather has gotten Rob and I anxious to book another cruise. We are going on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas, out of Baltimore on November 16th. Since Thanksgiving is two days after the cruise ends and we are always in that area for Thanksgiving, we figured that it would mean one less trip to Baltimore. It is so great when you don't have to pay for airfare!
Where does your cruise sail to ? We are thinking of doing a cruise leaving from Baltimore possibly with friends living in MD and or VA .
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Old February 11th, 2013, 10:54 AM
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This cruise goes to Cozumel, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, a new port; Falmouth, Jamaica, and Labadee, Haiti. We love cruising from Baltimore!
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Since only Carnival cruises from and returning to NY we are checking out other ports to sail from .We've gone from NJ and are now considering Baltimore and Boston.
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Since only Carnival cruises from and returning to NY we are checking out other ports to sail from .We've gone from NJ and are now considering Baltimore and Boston.
Lakers Fan,

NCL also sails out of Manhattan. There are number of NCL and Carnival ships sailing. Carnival Splendor, Carnival Glory, Miracle and Norwegian Breakaway, Jewel and Gem are the ones I can think of.

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Old February 11th, 2013, 04:33 PM
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NCL also sails out of Manhattan. There are number of NCL and Carnival ships sailing. Carnival Splendor, Carnival Glory, Miracle and Norwegian Breakaway, Jewel and Gem are the ones I can think of.

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Friends have cruised out of New York and Bayonne; they said that it is very expensive to park at these two embarkation ports. It might be "worth your while", to leave from Baltimore. Not only is Baltimore less crowded, but it is "cheaper to park your car there". On past cruises, out of Baltimore we have me a lot of people that come from south Jersey where it is "equidistant" from Bayonne, New York, or Baltimore.
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Cruiseplanner, I didn't know about the renovation of the Granduer of the Seas; We were on it, several years ago, when a rudder broke coming back from Florida; thanks so much for sharing!
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Congrats on booking a cruise!!!! Wiah we had one on the books........





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Congrats on your cruise. I have done this Itinerary a couple of times but on a different ship. Have a wonderful time on your cruise.
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Thanks you, fellow cruisemates, for your "good wishes". We all share the "love of cruising!".
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Balabusta, I congratulate you on your cruise booking.

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Thanks so much, Manuel! I really appreciate how the "cruisemates family" really cares for each other.
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The "cruisemates family" really super. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few Cruismates and they are all nice people.

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The "cruisemates family" really super. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few Cruismates and they are all nice people.

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I hope that I have that same pleasure, Manuel!
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I've met Manuel and his DW ,we've gotten together for lunch many times . I've also met a few CM people on cruises .

Re cruising from NY or Bayonne . As we reside in NY we can always find a relative or frient to take us to the cruiseport and pick us up .
In 2012 we cruised from Bayonne and left our car at a friends house in NJ . Driving to the port in Boston would be approximately 4 1/2 hours and about the same for Baltimore .
We have several friends living in Maryland and also have friends in Arlington and Fairfax,VA .
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