Oh, the horror! I thought organizing an 11 person cruise was a nightmare!!!! Raffles, you're elected....by default. I think you and Alex should be cabin mates, or at the least, sharing the same dinner table (traditional, not freestyle).
I think the cruise lines would be wise to send a delegation of (serious cruisers)on an all expenses paid, first class 14 day+
I for one would promise not to bad mouth any line that offers! If you guys are listening please send a complete list of available sailing dates. Note: I will not discrimanate between companies.all offers will be reviewed on a first come first sail basis.No resonable (paid) offer will be refused.
My previous forum was SeaLetter, which was acquired by Tom around the time I hung my shingle up here. Anyway, SeaLetter used to have "Cruise Bashes" which were group cruises of forum members. The owner of SeaLetter was a cruise agent and she handled all the bookings. We would need one of our resident agents to step up to the plate. I'd sure like to have Cruise-Chat do a group cruise. Scheduling is always the problem. Not everyone can go when a final date is selected.
This is a wonderful idea. While I was never able to make any of the SeaLetter Cruise Bashes, I know that an excellent time was had by all. I think there were four or five of them -- Dave, do you recall?
I too already have my cruise and vacation time planned for this year. But it is never too early to start planning for next year. I would think the earlier the better. Even if we all just do a short cruise would be fun.