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Old February 25th, 2006, 08:01 PM
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Default Caribbean Princess--Gay staff and FOD request?

My partner and I have sailed on the Golden Princess twice and enjoyed all of our cruise experiences very much! We are very excited about our next cruise on the Caribbean. We will sail on the April 8th, 2006 sailing and we know that there will be another Washington D.C. gay couple on board, though we have not yet met. What's the best way to request a FOD reception?

On our last cruise we met several guys from the FOD reception, and believe it or not, we still keep in touch. We are in our mid-30's and really appreciate how welocome the staff made us feel while on board. If there are any GLBT staff on board, please feel free to reply to us. We had a great time meeting with our new friends last year and hope to do so again.

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Old February 26th, 2006, 06:35 PM
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Hi Andy and John,

Be sure to post this on the G/L board and on the Crewmembers board! I think (not absolutely sure) that there are always FOD meetings on Princess ships.

It appears to be a very G/L friendly line.

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Old February 28th, 2006, 07:51 PM
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They had 3 FOD meetings on our cruise last month on the Grand Princess.

Check the Princess Patter. The first one was a sail away FOD meeting on deck when leaving.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 08:09 PM
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There was a FOD meeting announced in the Patter on my January cruise to Hawaii. A couple of our shipboard friends attended and were very pleased with the turnout.
It may be that there is one scheduled for each cruise.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 06:28 AM
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A good way to arrange a FOD would be to speak with your cruise director before or shortly after departure and check with them to see if they can arrange a FOD if they don't already have any planned.
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