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Old January 7th, 2004, 12:11 AM
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Default DEC. '04: TWO WEEKS ON QUEEN MARY, WITHOUT RE-MORTGAGING!

I'm Jeff, 44, live in western Mass., and I've been on a few cruises. Rather than insist
on a particular ship or line, I usually choose according to itinerary, then see who's
offering a good deal, especially for a single traveler. But being an ocean liner buff
since I was a kid, I'll make exceptions; I made a point of sailing on the Norway-- formerly
the SS France-- a special treat for me.
While browsing Cunard's website, I saw that the Queen Mary 2 has a two-week cruise in
2004, departing NYC on Dec 6 for Fort Lauderdale, and calling at San Juan Puerto Rico,
Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Martinique, St Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This will be 11 months after the Mary's maiden voyage, long after the high demand for
early sailings has worn off. Nov through Jan is the off-season to begin with, and
repositioning cruises always offer the lowest per-day fares. For a basic inside cabin,
(no great sacrifice, since even these are nearly 200 sq ft) Cunard is showing an advance-
booking rate, including port charges, of $1599 per person-- and it may well fall further
as the date approaches.
(For comparison, this is almost exactly what it would cost you to spend two weeks at the
Fresno Airport Holiday Inn-- not nearly as much fun, I'm guessing. HOWEVER: add tax; travel
insurance; tips, drinks & other onboard incidentals; touring ashore; and airfare, and I'd
plan on budgeting about a grand additional. And if no cruise would be complete for you
without some full-contact shopping and a reckless gambling spree, you'll need to budget
for that accordingly.)
I'd suggest we use my travel agent, who's always ferreted out great deals for me, as
good as what I see on the internet-- but if you have your own favorite bargain-hunter,
that's something we can work out later.
I expect we'd have a better chance of getting along if we're similar in age. I'm not
expecting some kind of fantasy shipboard romance, so your gender is not as important as
being a non-smoker, considerate, thoughtful and responsible. In any travel situation, a
great sense of humor always helps. Also, NOT snoring is KEY.
So if the chance to enjoy two weeks aboard this amazing, one-of-a-kind vessel sounds
good to you, please leave a post below or email me directly, and we'll take it from there.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: DEC. '04: TWO WEEKS ON QUEEN MARY, WITHOUT RE-MORTGAGING

Hi, Jeff:

Did you find a travel mate yet? Sounds like an excellent trip. I'm 44, live in South Carolina and am definitely considerate and thoughtful. Non-smoker, social drinker. Mortgage banker. I've been on many cruises, too, and select based on destination rather than ship or cruise line. Avid scuba diver and snorkeler. Love adventure. Let me know if you've found a cabin mate.

Sandy
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