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Old 02-28-2006, 01:31 AM
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For those of you who participated in this site last summer, you may remember my entry into the world of cruising. We were planning a trip to Alaska, me and elderly mom, and I have to tell you --- IT'S ALL TRUE!! This is probably the most addictive (and thankfully legal) activity I've ever had the joy to pursue.

Following the fabulous Alaska, we did a 10 day Southern Caribbean in January and .....drum roll
here, have just booked a 12 day Honolulu to Tahiti in July with my sister, just us girls.

I keep thinking I've come about as close to heaven on earth as is possible (Half Moon Cay... oh, my gosh..) but from what I've read of the Society Islands, we have another treat in store.

It's so nice to be able to share all this delight with one another. Not to mention the help. Without all I've read on this site, I'd probably still be climbing in the car and listening to someone say.....are we almost there yet?

Now, we don't wanna know, because it means the end is drawing near and it's back to the real world with us! Well, cheers, everybody. Greetings to you 'oldtimers' Oppis, Carla, Tom, and all the rest.

Rose
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January '06 Volendam to S. Caribbean
May '06 Volendam to Alaska
July '06 Tahitian Princess Honolulu to Papeete
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:05 AM
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Rose,

good to hear from you.

I'm glad you've found us, and I'm glad you discovered cruising.
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:15 AM
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Oh Rose,

Iīm so envious of you and this wonderful cruise.
Itīs one of our dreamcruises close to Alasca.

Someone on the german board just came back from a long cruise. Also have been in the Southsea for a while and when I read such names as Bora-Bora or Moorea, I start dreaming. But for us itīs such a long flight and most of the people have a pre-cruise-stay and thatīs so expensive. Good hotels cost sometimes more than the cruise. So we have to wait, maybe winning in a lottery (but never playing)or are making a good business deal.

And now you belong also to the cruise-addicted people and isnīt it wonderful?

Weīre now thinkinī about a new cruise starting in Dubai, the shopping center in the world. They are offering 1 week cruises from Costa (Carnival daughter) for a real good price. Flight is not too long, about 6 hours. But we will combine it with a few days in Dubai but they donīt offer hotels at the moment. Itīs too early for the winterseason 2006/2007.

But now Hawaii is getting closer every day. When I close my eyes I can feel the smooth wind, see wonderful sunrises, rainbows, waterfalls and warm weather.

Here its cold and its snowing sinds saturday.
So have to think about the next cruise.

Greetings to Vancouver

Marita
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Old 02-28-2006, 05:48 AM
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You will love Tahiti and the Society Islands. I sailed on Windstar's "WindSong" in 1994. The South Pacific is by far the most beautiful waters I have ever seen. In Bora Bora we took a Jeep Safari island tour that took us to the top of some hill where we could look out over the whole area. It was gorgeous. It was so pristine and natural there. Tahiti also has some of the best pineapple.
 
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