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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:25 PM
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Default Booking through Jacob vs Princess

My partner and I want to book this cruise- our first-but are stopped in our beartracks by this issue.

What would we lose out on--group experience-wise-- if we book directly with the boat? Anything at all?

Jacob said we could book through the boat and pay him 250.00pp for the bear events--

Any advice?

We'd like to be there, sounds fun.

I also saw another thread from persons on the same cruise who found out "bears" are booked on the boat, and wondering what they are!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:35 PM
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Default Jacob vs Princess

Hi Guys,
Tha advantage of booking with Jacob is that you would be in the cabins that he has for our group. If you go with rincess you may not be on the same deck or area as the Bear group. You could pay Jacob the 250.00 to be in on the gfunctions, but you may not be in with us Bears and Cubs.
I hope you can be in our group.
The straight people on the cruise know that there is a Bear group on the cruise, but our functions and pool areas are just for the Bears so that the starights will not become offended. But you might see some of the straights in our areas and parties, since they know we have a lot of fun.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:41 PM
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Thanks for the info, roy. We understand from Jacob that the "group" rooms are all filled anyway, and jacob wa kindly offering to get us a room on the ship and annex us into the group- i hope we can be in the group even if we aren't neighbors, though that would be best. we appreciate all advice..
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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:04 PM
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Default Hi Guys

I found out that if you booked with Princess you can still pay Jacob (the Bear Group organizer) 250.00 pp and you can be included in all the Bear activities. The Bear group is on the Lido deck, but I think Jacob said that all the cabins in that area are sold. We are in L307.
The cruise is going to happen and I am sure you know that if Bears
and Cubs have nothing to do, they surely make a lot of things for themselves to play in and with.
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Hi there - Can i suggest you are not put off by the issues surrounding Jacob. If you like the look of the journey and the knowledge that a bundle of furballs will be going then book the cruise with the Princess Line direct and sort out the 'Bear events' later.
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Hey guys I was just curious if any of you guys was flying into Fort Lauderdale the day before and staying at the Schubert Resort? Looking forward to meeting all you Guys!
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Hi Bear,
Adam and I are flying in one day early and staying at the Schubert resort. We will definitely see you there.
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I think your option sounds fine, my friend. The bears are a rather visible group, so you should have no trouble locating their hangouts during the day (usually a designated pool).

I think your idea of paying a few extra dollars to be a part of the Bear group is a good idea too...just try and give Jacob cash or a check since it is common knowledge that he cannot be trusted with credit card information.
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Default Yahoo group seems to be active again

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Hey guys,

could someone help me out here about where to find this yahoo group. I am having problems locating it. If someone has a link to it. Please let me know.


Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their summer!
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The bear voyage yahoo group is:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bearvoyage07
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Default Jacob says our balance to be charged shortly

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Thanks for the information Kaiser about us seeing the charges on our cards shortly...I just really hope that Jacob doesn't charge anything 'extra' on our credit card charges!! !

For those of you who don't know, in May 2008, Jacob Torossian pled guilty to four felony charges of credit card theft and identity theft.

http://www.expressgaynews.com/2008/5-22/news/localnews/
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We've heard nothing from Jacob despite calling his office yesterday and leaving a please return call message... no updates, no itinerary. We are getting a little concerned...
Has anyone had contact with his office about the Bear cruise ? Does anyone know how many bears are going? Is this going to be a bear cruise - or just a straight cruise with some bears tagging along?
Max
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Hi!
Can you tell me where can I get information regarding this bear cruise?
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 06:11 PM
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Well, Mr. Jacob tried to dish me.......Well it appears the courts have dolled some out for him, and he is on the run........Split the country and there is a warrant out for his arrest. Here is the latest article in the Local Paper

http://www.expressgaynews.com/2008/8...lnews/4977.cfm

I am sure you guys will have fun, but it appears with no leader. If he does show up I would call the maritime police, there may be a reward for his capture.

Slime ball.....
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Old August 27th, 2008, 12:31 AM
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Sorry Bears, Cubs and others, but for some, this is turning out to be a gossip fest, with nothing productive at all. Let's keep on track to the OP's question, about who is going on this cruise.

Quite a bit has been said about Jacob, and a couple of posters have only contributed negative and potentially slanderous information; I don't want this board to condone it. It doesn't matter if your rant or flaming is cut and pasted, or your own thoughts, it doesn't belong here and has created more contention than it's worth.

There is some strikingly familiar verbiage in the posts, which many have seen on other boards-about Jacob and trying to stir up drama.

This isn't the place.

Nuff said.
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