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Old August 27th, 2010, 05:17 PM
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Hi, I'm not planning to cruise again anytime soon, but was just wondering, as I look over the deals, how others work out the details with a stranger that lives too far away to meet beforehand? Add you 2 cents and maybe we'll all learn something.

Like, most travel agents won't let you pay half and half from two credit cards for one room ?? I tried that last trip. One of us just had to trust the other and pay for the whole thing. Is there a way to send money through some type paypal account that holds your money and the other person's together and then once the money is all there, the travel agent can get it ??

I have cruised twice with people I met here on cruisemates and it worked out OK both times, but I will say that you MUST communicate over the phone several times to get a good feel for how compatable you will be. Although, if you both like to do your own thing and can sleep like a baby with a stranger less than 10 feet away, it's not so important that your cabinmate is compatable !

By the way, if you happen to be cruising in south Caribean to Grenada, (Celebrity Summit or Royal Clipper look great to me) or to Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia this fall or winter and need a roommate, look me up again.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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All I can say is good luck with it, & you have been lucky so far but do take care.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 09:55 PM
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Hello Ed: Please give me a call and maybe we can arrange a cruise.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 12:52 AM
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Hey Pete,

I'm a guy that would rather keep a discussion "in the open" a while before doing private conversations about specifics.

Also I like writing more than phone calls in order to think through what is said and have a record of it.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 11:22 PM
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hi, Pete, we get the TA to open a conference call with both cabin mates. TA can get details and credit card #'s from each; so far worked OK.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:38 PM
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I have found 1 cruise companion through cruisemates.com. We 1st did the public messages such as we are here. Next, we used private messages here. We then exchanged email addresses since things were going so well. We now have each others phone numbers and chat live some. Our cruise is a bit over 4 months from now--so getting close! Expect we may be talking more as it gets closer!
My sister is my travel agent, so we've been able to do all business through her. Since I already had the cabin booked, Sis waited for my word to go ahead and book my new friend.
I'm still hoping to find a companion for my 1st cruise--Group cruise on Celebrity Summit, Jan 29- Feb, 2011 S. Caribbean, starts at $360 + the usual.
Happy Cruising!
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