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Offline Pooh

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First Cruise
« on: July 29, 2010, 12:07:17 PM »
Ok, so you all know from my numerous posts that my DH is absolutely incredible....Lol.  So last night, he just looks at me, out of the blue and says, "That's it.  I am tired of being responsible all the time.  Life will always get in the way.  Neither one of us has ever been on a cruise, so we are going.  Start looking for late September or October.  Since the kids are acting ungrateful, we are going to start spending their inheritance!"

So I am all excited.  We both sooooo need this right now.  Between his daughter causing him heartache and my apparant "medical anomaly", we are so needing some stress relief.

We have never been on a cruise, so looking for cruise line suggestions (We want to do the Bahamas or Mexico area)?  Advice? Tips?
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
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Re: First Cruise
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 12:13:11 PM »
Yay! Have fun planning and going. Yay!
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Re: First Cruise
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 02:35:09 PM »
That is a wonderful way to spend your kid's inheritance LOL. We go on a cruise every year and love it. It doesn't matter where you go, every island is unique.
Royal Caribbean is one of the best also more expensive. I'd say just go wherever your budget allows you'll have a good time.
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Re: First Cruise
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 04:27:41 AM »
Thanks guys.  I am cruise illiterate and trying to read about them on the internet.  The girls here at work just told me to skip Mexico ports and go for the Eastern Carribean for the first time?  Guest, thats what I am reading and hearing, that Royal is the best but that Carnival offers the most bang for the buck.
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Re: First Cruise
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 06:32:53 AM »
Where ever you go, however you go, I hope you have a fantabulous time..... ;D


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Re: First Cruise
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 07:26:08 AM »
That's great have an awesome time and stay in touch

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Re: First Cruise
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 07:38:57 AM »
Eastern Caribbean sounds good. I love Nassau, St. Martin, St. Thomas and San Juan. We went on the Carnival Liberty once and loved the ship.

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Re: First Cruise
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 09:33:22 PM »
Pooh,
I replied earlier tonight, but just saw that it didn't take.  I'll try to remember what I all wrote.  Here goes...
My od/sil invited my dh/me to go on an eastcoast cruise this September - on the Princess.  My sil was our travel coordinator and he's very good at finding bargains.  He used travelocity.com and expedia.com to compare prices.  He also went to tripadvisor to read reviews.  Then he went to a few other sites to verify on board credits etc.
I'm so happy for you - and happy to know you are enjoying some of that hard earned money you and your dh worked for!  I wish you all the best!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Hope