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Keeping this list in chronological order will make it easier for people to meet up.
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13 Jun: Celebrity Eclipse - 7 nights - Alaska (Vancouver round-trip) - mahasamatman
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29 Aug: Celebrity Summit - 12 nights - New England and Atlantic Canada (Boston round-trip) - mahasamatman
29 Aug: Oceania Marina - 10 nights - Copenhagen to Stockholm - FlyerEC
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21 Oct: Celebrity Apex - 14 nights - Spain and Transatlantic (Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale) - mahasamatman
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03 Apr: Discovery Princess - 7 nights - California Coastal (Los Angeles round-trip) - mahasamatman
10 Apr: Discovery Princess - 7 nights - Mexico (Los Angeles round-trip) - mahasamatman
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04 Jun: Queen Elizabeth - 10 nights - Alaska (Vancouver round-trip) - mahasamatman
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07 Aug: Celebrity Summit - 12 nights - Transatlantic (Cape Liberty to Reykjavik) - mahasamatman
19 Aug: Celebrity Summit - 12 nights - Transatlantic (Reykjavik to Boston) - mahasamatman
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21 Apr: Celebrity Solstice - 13 mights - Transpacific (Tokyo to Vancouver) - mahasamatman
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Old Mar 2, 08, 6:26 am
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Arrow Cruise Meet-up Thread

Unfortunately, I'll be out of the country during the excellent Cruise Do from San Francisco, but that event started me thinking: it seems somewhat likely that there may be multiple FTers on any given cruise. It's possible to meet other general cruisers using the Cruise Critic meet-up threads, but it would also be fun to be able to chat with folks who enjoy both cruising and flying.

What do you all think about a thread where we can post our upcoming cruise plans, as a resource for possible casual FT meets? There are similar threads for flights on US and visits to the RCC with UA (and probably with other airline threads as well), so I think this could work.

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I've now created a webpage for the Cruise calendar. It's at: http://ftcruisers.wikidot.com/

If you don't have access to the site, the default view is just the calendar list. If you create an account with wikidot**, PM me and I can send you the site password, and you can do your own editing of the calendar (add cruises, link to cruise descriptions, etc.). For members, I have also created a photos page, where people can put pictures (or links to pictures) of past FT cruise meet-ups, if they want to do so.

** No one HAS to join the wikidot site, of course. I know that I am always leery of creating a new account at an unknown website. I will say, though, that I have been using these guys for about a year (for webpages for my classes), and I have received NO spam at the e-mail account that I specifically created to set up my account on the wikidot site.

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Old Mar 3, 08, 1:23 pm
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I like this idea. As we were departing the Rhapsody of the Seas in HKG a couple of weeks ago, I spied a bag with an FT tag on it. So I know we weren't the only FTers on board.
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Old Mar 3, 08, 3:21 pm
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Interesting that you bring this up. We booked a cruise a couple weeks ago, and afterwards I signed up on the 'roll-call' over on cruise critic. There are 21 'cruisecritters' on our cruise. I thought "fantastic, hopefully this will be as fun as the FT DO's I've attended". Come to find out that people who sign up for 'roll-calls' on CC, don't necessarily want to meet up with each other. It made me wonder what the point of all the roll calls were. Of the 21 CCers on our cruise, only the roll call OP & spouse are interested in meeting up. What's up with that?

We're sailing Diamond Princess, Alaska Southbound 5/17/08.
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Old Mar 3, 08, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by mechteach View Post

What do you all think about a thread where we can post our upcoming cruise plans, as a resource for possible casual FT meets?
Excellent idea. It wouldn't be as active as the other meet-up threads, but would still serve a great purpose. Maybe it could even be a sticky.

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I like this idea. As we were departing the Rhapsody of the Seas in HKG a couple of weeks ago, I spied a bag with an FT tag on it. So I know we weren't the only FTers on board.
Wow! Amazing!

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... Come to find out that people who sign up for 'roll-calls' on CC, don't necessarily want to meet up with each other. It made me wonder what the point of all the roll calls were. Of the 21 CCers on our cruise, only the roll call OP & spouse are interested in meeting up. What's up with that?
What's the point of them Roll Calling then?! Makes no sense.
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Old Mar 4, 08, 9:38 am
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Really strange -- on our last cruise (NZ/AUS on Celebrity MERCURY about 3 weeks ago!) we had 120 sign up for the get-together on ship. Probably about 75 turned up and it was a great group. On our last transatlantic (last March from FLL to Southampton), our roll-call group was about 75 (who all got together onboard), and 15 of us met up the night before sail-away in San Diego. We had a fantastic evening. (But, there are always a few you decide to stay away from, after meeting them once!)

Ripper3785 - we're also on Diamond Princess, but a few months later than you (Sept. 20) from Whittier, AK to Bangkok ...32 days. Have a great time in Alaska (the scenery is overwhelming!).
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Old Mar 4, 08, 1:40 pm
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Okay, great! I'm glad that there is some interest in this. I'll post our planned cruise:

Carnival Splendor, 8/6/08, from London through Northern Europe
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I'll join in. Sailing the QE2's final Eastbound Transatlantic October 16 2007.

As for the get togethers, we sail mostly Celebrity and the cruise line actually organizes a get together on board of all members of Cruisecritics that sign up. It's usually a tea/coffee and pastries gathering and includes several staff members from the ship.
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Old Mar 4, 08, 4:39 pm
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Well, then guess we are next:

Celebrity Mercury "Wine Cruise" (Vancouver to San Diego) October 13, 2008

Crystal Symphony "Jazz Cruise" (Mexican Riviera - rt Los Angeles) November 30, 2008

By the way, I'm "BettyNL" on Cruise Critic
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Old Mar 4, 08, 7:22 pm
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I'll bite...here are our next few for '08:

Mar 23 Radiance of the Seas, Western Carribean
May 10 Coral Princess, 2 day repo. cruise (the cruise Do)
Jun 14 Golden Princess, Alaska
Nov 22 Norwegian Star, Mexican Riviera
Dec 28 Carnival Valor, Eastern Caribbean
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Thumbs up So far...

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2013

08 DEC 13 - Adventure of the Seas - SJU 7 nights B2B - MJonTravel +1
15 DEC 13 - Adventure of the Seas - SJU 7 nights B2B - MJonTravel +1


2014

04 JAN 14 - Sojourn Los Angeles-Venice - hedoman
25 JAN 14 - Carnival Dream Eastern Caribbean - ak333 +1

15 MAR 14 - Disney Fantasy - Canaveral - MJonTravel +1 (and friends)
19 MAR 14 - 13 nights, Radiance of the Sea, SYD-NZ-SYD - ROCruiser

24 APR 14 - Celebrity Constellation - 15 days TA FLL to AMS - TENERIFE + 1
26 APR 14 - 8 day CEL sailing aboard Summit SJU - NYC - tcook052

13 JUN 14 - Celebrity Reflection -10 Night Eastern Mediterranean from Civitavecchia (Rome) - s0479
13 JUN 14 - Queen Mary II NYC-Hamburg - hedoman
30 JUN 14 - Norwegian Anchorage -Vancouver - GRALISTAIR

13 JULY 14 - Quest Copenhagan-Montreal - hedoman

16 SEP 14 - Celebrity Century - 24 days SFO to SYD (via Hawaii&South Pacific) - TENERIFE + 1

01 DEC 14 - Quantum of the Seas - Bayonne - MJonTravel +1
02 DEC 14 - Europa Valparaiso-Papeete - hedoman

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Here's mine:

13 SEP 08 - Carnival Glory, Eastern Caribbean
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23 MAR 08 - Radiance of the Seas, Western Caribbean - ak333

10 MAY 08 - Coral Princess, 2d repo. (the cruise Do) SFO-YVR - ak333

14 JUN 08 - Golden Princess, Alaska - ak333

06 AUG 08 - Carnival Splendor, from LON through Northern Europe - mechteach

13 SEP 08 - Carnival Glory, Eastern Caribbean - SRQ Guy

13 OCT 08 - Celebrity Mercury "Wine Cruise" (YVR to SAN) - delacpa
16 OCT 08 - QE2's final Eastbound Transatlantic - ladiflier

22 NOV 08 - Norwegian Star, Mexican Riviera - ak333
30 NOV 08 - Crystal Symphony "Jazz Cruise" (Mex Riv - rt LAX) - delacpa

28 DEC 08 - Carnival Valor, Eastern Caribbean - ak333
I feel left out.

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I feel left out.
All better.
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Thanks for pulling all of those listings together! I'm making a wikipage right now where we can keep track of all of these, and folks can post on their own, too. I have to go teach now, but I hope to post the link later this afternoon.
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