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Old January 2nd, 2003, 04:09 PM
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Hi all-- was wondering how many of us booked the Cruisemate group cruise--- I know I did--- Am staying at the Hyatt a few days before sailing-- still waiting for cheap air-hahah.
Maybe we can meet before we sail----
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Old January 2nd, 2003, 05:32 PM
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April:
I'm hosting the Brilliance Cruise...last I heard we had 14 cabins booked. I'm hoping to organize a "Pre-Cruise Bash" on the 16th. It is a great way for the cruisers to get to know one another...in addition to meeting a lot of the folks who are lucky enough to live in FL. It is always a great time. I'll keep you posted as plans are made. Can't wait to meet you.

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Old January 2nd, 2003, 11:34 PM
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Sounds good to me--- ok so where are the other people who have booked the other 12 cabins----? lol
The more the merrier
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Old January 3rd, 2003, 02:52 AM
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I'm still here! We can't wait till March. Look forward to the pre-cruise and on-cruise get together.

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Old January 3rd, 2003, 05:39 AM
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Only 73 more days and we will be sailing................

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Old January 5th, 2003, 10:00 PM
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There are 13 cabins booked on this cruise
(MaryLou was correct at 14 - but one unfortunately cancelled)

We will be providing contact info closer to the cruise to MaryLou

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Old January 7th, 2003, 05:40 AM
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Aw oh...13? I hope that isn't unlucky....c'mon we need some more folks to book this cruise.

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Old January 8th, 2003, 02:25 AM
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Is it me or 7 day cruise is just not enough. 11 days of sunshine outa be just right!


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Old January 8th, 2003, 07:49 PM
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Brian:
This will be my very first cruise longer than 7 days. It should be wonderful having the extra four days...now lets pray that they are sun-drenched!

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Old January 12th, 2003, 06:40 PM
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We did it! We have booked this group cruise. We are very excited about this itinerary especially Aruba. Our names are Doodie and Lee (of course) and we are in our mid 40's. This will be our 5th cruise, the first 4 were on Carnival so we are excited about something new. We are from Richmond Virginia. We will be in Category E-2 cabin 8048, and we love to have a good time and meet new people. So looking forward to future chats from this group and looking forward to meeting you on the ship. We still need to work out arrangements for the hotel the night before so lets hear some suggestions for some great deals. By the way Mary lou are you planning a get together for the night before the cruise at any particular hotel?

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Old January 13th, 2003, 01:58 AM
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Congrats!!

My wife and I are in our 40s and this will be our second cruise. I believe you will notice a considerable difference between Carnival and Royal Caribbean!


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Old January 13th, 2003, 09:38 AM
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I hope the RCL experience will be good. To me any vacation especially any cruise is good enough for me. I have never had a bad cruise and have nothing bad to say about Carnival. My FAVORITE thing on the cruise is relaxing on my balcony enjoying the sunsets and sometimes the sunrise. So I hope the view will be as good. I am counting down the days now.
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Old January 14th, 2003, 05:41 AM
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Welcome aboard doodie&lee. I agree with your favorite thing to do on a cruise. I also enjoy meeting new folks. Can't wait to meet you guys.

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Hello everyone - I just popped in to say Hi. I'm a newbie to this board (came from "That Other Place"). We also have a group on this cruise. BTW - Hi Doodie and April! Since so many of our group of 22? are staying at the downtown Miami Hyatt, we've decided to meet for a pre-cruise drink on the 16th. If that's where you are, we should have quite a bunch! Hope to see some of you there.

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Old January 15th, 2003, 08:26 PM
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Hi Beth, glad you found your way to this board. Since I took advantage of the group rate for this cruise through cruisemates and Marylou who organized it I have been frequenting this board too. I have used the "other place" in my past cruises to meet up with lots of nice people to hang out while cruising. Since we are all going to be on the same cruise it will be cool that we can probably all meet each other at the Hyatt for the pre-cruise get together, even though we are really two groups, because I am going to try and meet up with both groups. Oh yeah, Marylou if you read this I called bestcruises today asking about getting an E-1 category moved to the group because that was what I had originally wanted and the first time I talked to them they said they could not get a group price for that category but today when I saw the prices going down I called her and she said she thinks she can get me the E-1 for the same price or lower than I originally paid for the E-2 but she said she will call me back tommorrow and let me know for sure. I thought I would let you know this since you are the one who organized the group.
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Old January 15th, 2003, 09:58 PM
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Howdy-- I can hardly wait-- finally booked my air-- but arriving later than I wanted -- but at least its on the 15th--- So Yes I will be there-- Susie too
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Old January 16th, 2003, 05:53 AM
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April:
Did you find that "great deal" on air? I sure didn't get any deal. We get in on the 16th around 11 a.m.

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Old January 18th, 2003, 09:40 PM
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Hi everyone, thought I would let everyone know I got an upgrade to category E-1 like I originally wanted now we are in cabin 9018. I also got it for cheaper than the original group rate for the all the E category's. Marylou, since there were no E-1 cabins in the group to begin with the agent at bestprice got a new price quote for the E-1 that they were able to move to the group rate and it was only $1320.00 including the port charges and taxes. I thought this was great. Just thought this might be of interest to some of you. I wanted the balcony that looked straight down to the water instead of the lifeboat cover. Plus there is a credit/refund coming back to my credit card of $158 from the original booking of the E-2. So now I am straight and able to relax.

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Old January 19th, 2003, 01:24 PM
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Doodie&lee:
Congrats! That is super. Only 56 more days of enduring the horendous winter!!!! It cannot come soon enough for me.

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Hi again just thought I would let everyone know about my first priceline experience...
IT WORKED GREAT so far. I bid $35 for a 3 star hotel as others suggested and the bid was accepted and I got the Hyatt Regency in Miami. Well I feel like I have accomplished alot in the last couple days with the credit of $158 from RCL this will more than pay for the room it will pay for a nice dinner and drinks too with some to spare.
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Old January 20th, 2003, 05:45 AM
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doodie...again I must say congrats! I used Priceline for the first time myself. I bid $50 and was denied. I bid $54 and got Hyatt. So you did great.

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Hi everyone:

Don't let me rain on our Brilliance Cruise but........

What happens if war breaks out? What are our options with different scenarios?

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Old January 25th, 2003, 05:58 AM
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Ventureman: Having never experienced that problem, I really do not know the answer to this question.

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Hi, everyone!

I haven't thought about that either but my neighbor, who always worries about me when I travel, was asking.

Personally, it would not make me change my plans but one never knows what impact it might have on airlines, overall travel, etc.

The build-up has been huge and I guess it's a given but inside I hope it wouldn't happen. Actually all the reserves going really scares me. What if there is a major disaster here? So many reservist help during floods, other weather issues, and electric black outs, etc. that concerns me.

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Looking back over this thread I realized I hadn't posted yet. A friend and I will be sailing on the cruisemates cruise. I'm really excited.

We will also be staying at the Hyatt starting on 3/15.
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Old January 26th, 2003, 02:26 PM
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GaryW: Welcome aboard. I'm so glad you will be joining us. I'll be sending group emails as the time draws closer detailing our plans. Until then....stay warm.

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