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Old 11-19-2008, 09:10 PM
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Hi eb, Congrats on the anniversary and the cruise. Sounds like a good deal to me with the insurance. You'll most likely end up being bumped up a deck or two. Good luck.

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Old 11-19-2008, 10:17 PM
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It's a good surprise, women do like that kind of surprise. But how are you doing, trying to keep something like that quiet isn't easy and after 35 years your wife knows you almost better than you do. My wife knows me better than I do. I did a surprise cruise for my wifes 50th birthday on NCLA Pride of Aloha in Hawaii on July 4, 2004 after 4 months planning and keeping it quiet I was a basket case never kept any thing from her, it was well worth it she was very surprised and happy. We planned our 33rd anniversary cruise together and had a great time. I think all women enjoy surprises and a cruise is a great surprise.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:55 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I have only had to keep it a secret for a week so, I don't know. The hardest part is my wife is the office manager and bookkeeper in my business. That means I have to get money without her knowing.
It also sounds like there may be a good chance at getting a good cabin doing it this way.
I only have to keep it a secret until Christmas.
Hope she likes it. I know she like vacations and cruising.
I will keep you posted. We'll see if this is the beginning of year 36 or the beginning of the end. ha! ha!
She is not that way.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:30 AM
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Well, I pulled the trigger on the cruise. It is a 7 day western caribean.
Now I am looking for a neat way to give it to her for Christmas. I don't want to just put in a box for her to open.
I am looking for some ideas to make it fun to find out.
If you have done this. please share how you did it. Even if you have not done this maybe you could say how you would.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:57 AM
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How about a few gifts like sunglasses, sunscreen, a mask and snorkel, a beach cover up, just a few gifts. Then make a recording on a cd with some island music in the background, telling her the news.
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Good idea, I wasn't even thinking that direction. I like the idea of little gifts that she has to make the connection.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:01 AM
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OK, I gave her the cruise for Christmas and she was blown away. I was on cloud 9 all day just watching and listening to her tell all of her family what I did and how I did it.
She had no idea right up to the moment of reveal.
I Made a puzzle out of wood and glued a picture of a Christmas tree on one side and a map of our trip on the other. I hid the pieces around the house and yard and gave her a hunt and find clue in a package. Each puzzle part had a new clue.
She then had to put the puzzle together. What she saw was a Christmas tree. I had her turn it over and there was a letter on the other side and the puzzle was covered with wrapping paper.
The letter made her cry and then I told her to pull the string hanging out of the top and it revealed the map.
It was perfect. She has gone into the planning stages now and we are both looking forward to it now.
Thank you all for being my sounding board. It was as much fun to plan and give this gift as it was to get it.
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What a great present ... we just got back from Conquest the week before Christmas. It was my 2nd time for this same trip.

We did the Negril Beach/Margaritaville in Montego and loved it. It was more peaceful than the Margaritaville in Montego and no agressive vendors. The water was beautiful and the beach very nice. - Stingray's with Captain Marvin in Caymans and then the 2 ladies did the Discover Mexico in Cozumel. This is new tour and it was very interesting. Then it is off to SHOPPING with lunch at Pancho's Backyard ... I'm already trying to decide on my next one ...
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:37 PM
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We just started to look at excursions. Did you set them up before hand or when you got there.
How was the ship? When we went to Alaska we did too much and did not leave enough time for just looking around.
Hanging out at the beach sounds good to me.
I need some advise on what not to miss.
We are looking forward to it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:57 AM
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The Conquest is a great ship! You'll have a great time. The only "not to be missed" thing I know of is the Stingray City excursion. You will be amazed. You can book it through carnival (do so ahead of time if you do) Or you can do it cheaper through a private tour company. (You can google on Grand Cayman stingray city tours to find an operator)

Cozumel is a great place to snorkel, scuba dive or just relax on the beach.
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