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As our September 13th voyage on Freedom approaches we're all feeling a bit more excited and so is our son Karl and his Army buddy Shane who are being granted leave to come on the cruise with us! Well, they booked the lowest price Catagory Q "guarantee" cabin and we all crossed our fingers.

Today we found out that they've been upgraded to a Promenade Atrium room!!!!! Wooooooooo Hooooooo for them!!!!
That's our happy story
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I'm happy for you guys and for the young soldiers as well.

Have a wonderfull cruise.

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Those soldiers deserve an upgrade to owners suite in my opinion.
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Thank you Manuel and thank you Portslug! (Portslug????? )
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Mike-Suz, I assume that is your picture ou your avatar. If it is you two don't look old enough to be parents of a soldier.

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wonderful!!!!!
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Wow, that is nice, glad the upgrade fairy was good to you, have a wonderful time!
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Mike-Suz, I assume that is your picture ou your avatar. If it is you two don't look old enough to be parents of a soldier.

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Have a wonderful cruise on the 13th Mike and Suz and I will keep the bar stools warm for you as we sail on the 6th. You guys deserve a great Vacation and thanks for all of your help in helping us plan our trip.
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Mike-Suz, you guys certainly look great.
Please tell your son and his friend that Manuel from Connecticut says (thank you for your service).

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Enjoy your upgrade it sounds great!
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GREAT NEWS FOR THE GUYS. THAT'S A NICE UPGRADE. ALSO, LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL.
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That is a happy happy story!!

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if they wear their uniforms on formal nights, they will receive lots of compliments and lots of free drinks
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if they wear their uniforms on formal nights, they will receive lots of compliments and lots of free drinks
If I was aboard I would buy them a drink.

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You are all too kind and we appreciate your comments!
Thank you all for the warm fuzzy feelings
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I can tell by the way you are writing and responding how proud you are of them.

Congratulation to you both and I hope your cruise is everything you've planned; and lots more.
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A great exclamation mark for your cruise..They deserve it, and our thanks too
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The upgrade fairy totally rocks. I wonder why she never visits me anymore. Congrats to your son and his friend.
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Mike-Suz;

Your son and his friend are why we American's have our freedom. Thanks to them as well as all military. We appreciate your service dedication and unselfishness to serve our country!
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Thanks to all for your kind comments...
Frankly.... the Flowrider will be all the thanks he's looking for! OO

Sincerely though, thank you for your kind comments.
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Have a great cruise. Glad they could make it and got upgraded. Buy them a drink from me too!

Manuel, it is an old picture in the avitar....
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Manuel, it is an old picture in the avatar....
HEY HEY HEY listen here wise guy !!!!

(as Suz walks away saying... yep he's right!!)

Truth be told... that photo was taken in February of 2007
aboard the carnival Glory.
(Superbowl Sunday on a cruise R O C K E D !!!)
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Yes 2007 Bears versus the Colts... Carnival Glory.... Nassau, St Thomas & St Marteen (loved Orient Beach!)

Something up with 2007 Dave?????
Loose your shirt on that Superbowl?



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Nice picture! No, I had no stake in that Super Bowl.
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Hey, how cares about the picture. They, Mike and Suz, give sound advice to everyone but more importantly, their son is joining them on a cruise, is being upgraded and I/we Americans are VERY proud of him and his army buddy Shane.
I only wish I could be there to shake their hands to say thank you and toast a glass of champagne to them.
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Mike & Suz - I'm beaming from ear-to-ear for you and your son & his friend! One of my sons is on a carrier in the Persian Gulf right now so, with each deployment, I tease him that he's getting to cruise again. Two of my sons were in the Navy, one is now out because of an injury (non-combat, thankfully). I am extremely proud of all the young men and women who serve our country. Ah......just thinking of your guys in their dress uniforms at dinner......I've been out with my boys when they were in uniform and it is SO incredibly heartwarming to see the many people, all ages, who approach the guys, shake their hands, etc. I agree with some of the others who say that these soldiers deserve the owners suite! (I'm sure you are aware that many times there are military discounts.) Heck, it might be worth a call to the cruise line or your TA to let them know your guys are active military, on leave, and see if they might be upgraded even further. If there's an available cabin, the guys just might get it. It would be wonderful for them to receive the Royal treatment! Please tell your guys, Thanks, from a Navy Mom. God bless them all!
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where are they stationed ? if in one of the two "hot" spots they are going to get alot of attention onboard, so the cruise line just might upgrade all 4 of you to a grand suite

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Oh Venice, that is a GREAT point! Mike / Suz - I say, "Go for it!" Have a wonderful time!!
Hey Mike, are you & Suz from the Tampa Bay area originally? My husband & I grew up in Clearwater & went to Clearwater High School. Moved away about 20 years ago but still have lots of family in Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Ocala & Crystal River.
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