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Old February 8th, 2014, 10:13 AM
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Hi Everyone,

We are new to the site and enjoy our cruise vacations. Married couple from Ontario Canada and thought we would say hi. We look forward to chatting with fellow cruisers.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Welcome....from another Canadian. This is a great site and if you have any cruise questions you can post them on the appropriate category and generally get answers within minutes. Do you have a cruise planned right now?
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Old February 8th, 2014, 12:24 PM
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and a big welcome from us too. As canuckity has already said the site is great at answering all sorts of questions, no matter how unusual, and never be afraid to ask what may seem like the obvious, we were all there once

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Old February 8th, 2014, 12:40 PM
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Welcome..............like the others said......if ya have any questions just ask.......we'll try & answer 'em for ya........








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Old February 8th, 2014, 12:53 PM
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We are heading out next weekend on the Independence of the Seas for 8 nights. Looking forward to getting away from the cold north.

Thanks to you all for the warm welcome.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 02:12 PM
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Hello Canadian Couple, and welcome from another Canadian Couple! We are ex-Montrealers now living in Nova Scotia, and love to cruise to escape our winters. Not this winter unfortunately, but I hope you'll share your adventures on the Independence with us! We welcome questions, opinions and especially photos!


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Old February 8th, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Welcome CC,
AS you can see, there are quite a few posters from your neck of the woods....glad to see you posting...Do you have a cruise soon? Give us the details...
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Old February 8th, 2014, 07:09 PM
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Welcome, Canadian Couple, from the Arizona desert. Enjoy your cruise on the Independence of the Seas, and come back and report on it so we can all cruise vicariously through you! We just booked out next cruise, and it's always fun to have one to look forward to.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Welcome to the family CC....so nice you will be in the sunshine very soon! Have you ben cruising long, favorite line, fave ports? Hope to hear about your cruise when you get back home!
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Old February 8th, 2014, 11:50 PM
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Well our next cruise is a week away and we can't! Looking forward to getting away from the cold and snow for sun fun in the sun.

We have only been on a few cruises (Navigator of the Seas and Disney Magic).

If anyone has been on the Independence of the Seas let us know what you enjoyed on the ship.
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We just did her in December and had so much fun It was the perfect sized ship for us and I'm sure you'll love her too. Enjoy..............
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The countdown is on just 4 more days till we depart. Looking forward to leaving the cold and snow behind for a week.
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Welcome, Canadian Couple, from another Canadian couple - also from Ontario. Hope you enjoy the Independence. We are booked to sail on her next January for the first time. We were just on the Liberty of the Seas last month, and enjoyed that trip tremendously. The Independence is in the same class of ship, so you should have a good time.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 06:03 PM
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Thanks for the welcome Donna.

We are all excited about the cruise and will be sure to share everything good and bad. We don't think there will be any bad.

Happy Sailing!!
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Old March 8th, 2014, 10:30 AM
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Hi again everyone.

Well we completed out cruise of the Independence and had a wonderful time. Had great weather the whole week. Thought we would share some of the good things to start.

Wait staff at our table was top notch and the best we have had so far. Our stateroom attendant was also top notch. Made sure we had everything we needed.

Plenty to do on this ship for everyone. If you're board then you are the problem for sure. Ship was clean for the most part (the ice cream station was a mess at times but will save the bad for another post).

Enjoyed every stop but one and have to say Labadee is by far the best stop. We have been there twice and once again we didn't want to leave. Enjoyed the friendly staff on the island, the zip line and of course the beach's.

As far as the smoking policy it appeared that the were on top of it the whole cruise. We did see someone down the hall fro our cabin getting instructed by a rather large security guard and manger being told they weren't allowed to smoke in their stateroom or balcony at any time. Only saw smokers on ine side of the ship on the pool deck and in the casino.

Well more to come.

Happy cruising everyone.
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Welcome Canadian Couple sounds like a fun cruise. What other stops did you go on? Any favorite food on the ship? What about the shows any good? I enjoy hear about cruises. I don't go again until December that's a big one for us a 15 day to Hawaii on Princess.
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