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independence of the seas--22nd april 2012--10 night canary islands, whos going?

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hello guys i am booking this first thing tomorrow morning so will be great to hear from anyone else that is either already booked or planning on booking this cruise :)

 

ww

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hello guys i am booking this first thing tomorrow morning so will be great to hear from anyone else that is either already booked or planning on booking this cruise :)

 

ww

 

Hello,

 

I'm coming (going)! I booked this on the Indy at Christmas. I chose this 10 nighter as the ship leaves Madeira early evening so I have the chance to have a proper afternoon Tea at Reid's Hotel. This April's cruise has an excursion called 'Tea at Reid's, but it leaves at 10.00 in the morning.

 

Best wishes,

 

Cublet

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hey all just thought i would clarify that i have now booked this so we are on our way :)

 

be great to hear from all of you that are on it and arrange a meet on the ship later down the line

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Yes me and Wardy_Waves are on this one.

 

\\hay Cublet you are on the Paris cruise cruise this year with us as well.

 

CK x

 

Cublet rules the waves. Not only am I on Paris but the 11 night Canaries before and 4 night Cork too.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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good to see you are keeping busy, by the looks of things you like independence of the seas lol but dont blame you its a lovely ship

 

so we shall be meeting you next month then :)

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We are now on this cruise thanks to RCCL cancelling our 18 night cruise at Xmas and trying to charge us the same money for a 12 night cruise, so we took the decision to move to this cruise and upgrade to a suite.

 

We have done the 10 night Canaries cruise, so looking forward to getting back on board.

 

We are doing the Cork cruise in April 2010

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We are now on this cruise thanks to RCCL cancelling our 18 night cruise at Xmas and trying to charge us the same money for a 12 night cruise, so we took the decision to move to this cruise and upgrade to a suite.

 

We have done the 10 night Canaries cruise, so looking forward to getting back on board.

 

We are doing the Cork cruise in April 2010

 

Hello,

 

Yes, there has been lots of unhappy postings. When I did Christmas last year I think I paid just over £3k for my D cabin (there is only one of me:(). I did get lots of OBC but RCCL got it back by day 4!:eek:

 

I didn't want to do the same this year, but looking at the prices you've been quoted I don't think I'll be doing the alternative either.

 

Best wishes,

 

Cublet

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Hello,

 

Yes, there has been lots of unhappy postings. When I did Christmas last year I think I paid just over £3k for my D cabin (there is only one of me:(). I did get lots of OBC but RCCL got it back by day 4!:eek:

 

I didn't want to do the same this year, but looking at the prices you've been quoted I don't think I'll be doing the alternative either.

 

Best wishes,

 

Cublet

 

Hello,

 

It's a bit sad when you quote your own postings isn't it?

 

Anyway, hot from the TA: I've been quoted £3.1k for a D2 cabin for the 17th Dec 12 nights - the same as I paid for the 18 nights last year! But this time no free parking and no OBC AND I've gone up a C&A membership grade.

 

It's enough to drive me to drink.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Hi all. I am booked for this rip also with my kids and parents. Just off INDY 11 night & had a ball. We were on the first sailing offering the drinks package which worked out really well for us wonder if it will still be available next year!

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Hello,

 

Just to let everyone know that I'm also doing the 3 night to France sailing immediately after this - Cruise Critic limit you to six countdown clocks in your signature.:p

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Hi everyone!! We have booked this weekend and can't wait. This is our first time on independence of the seas, Infact our first time with RCCL :D

May be over a year away but we are already excited about this.

 

There is 4 of us going, Me and my fiancee, my son (6) and daughter (2)

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Hi everyone!! We have booked this weekend and can't wait. This is our first time on independence of the seas, Infact our first time with RCCL :D

May be over a year away but we are already excited about this.

 

There is 4 of us going, Me and my fiancee, my son (6) and daughter (2)

 

Hello dj spud and welcome, you will love Independence and RCCL i'm sure of it. This will be mine and Wardy_waves 3rd (4th if you are technical, doing a B2B this year) on the Independence.

 

CK x

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Hi everyone. We booked this cruise last week. We were on the 14th March cruise this year and loved it so much we couldn't wait to book it again. Its a long wait but its amazing how quickly it comes around.

 

Carol

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Hi everyone

 

The time is flying by so quickly - we booked our flights to Southampton and overnight in the Novotel for the 21st this week. We are cruising on Norwegian Epic next month and are getting ready for that as well. Its a different set-up to RCI and we are struggling to get the hang of it, for instance yesterday we booked the shows that we want to see on board. Its strange having to decide now what we want to do on the ship but we will go with an open mind and try not to compare it with RCI too much. We love the Independence - can't wait to go back

 

Carol

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Hi all

 

Got of the Independance yesterday and having severe post cruise blues :-( had a fantastic time although there were far too many bored teenagers on board for my liking.

 

Have booked for this cruise in April, will be bringing along my parents and it will be their first time on board (they usually go on the smaller ships). Really looking forward to it already.

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Hi Postie63

 

I know exactly how you feel we were the same after getting off Indy in March took us ages to settle down. Did you notice if they offered Late Departure from the ship, our flight isn't until 7pm and we don't want to hang around the airport all day

 

Carol

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Hi Carol

 

The last departure from the boat was 09.15, looks like you may have a bit of a wait if your flight isn't until late.

 

You can always enjoy the sites of Southampton to waste a couple of hours..lol.

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We like Southampton but our luggage would be a burden. In March they were offering Late Departure up to 3pm for 30 dollars each allowing full use of the ship and all the restaurants. Hopefully they will do it again

 

Carol

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Hi everyone, I know it has been a while but all has changed!! I have a new job which i love! YAY for me!! We have been busy sorting out things at home, we now also have a holiday home in Poole woohooo!

 

I am getting serious cruise blues thinking about next year and i keep seeing if there is any way that i can sneek in a crafty cruise before we go next year but i don't think the time will permit me lol

 

How is everyone at the moment?

 

CKx

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Hi everyone, I know it has been a while but all has changed!! I have a new job which i love! YAY for me!! We have been busy sorting out things at home, we now also have a holiday home in Poole woohooo!

 

I am getting serious cruise blues thinking about next year and i keep seeing if there is any way that i can sneek in a crafty cruise before we go next year but i don't think the time will permit me lol

 

How is everyone at the moment?

 

CKx

 

Hello,

 

Congratulations on the new job.

 

Enquire on the 12 night New Year cruise leaving Southampton on 29th December - it is not going too well and next year might be the Indy's last winter in the UK.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Hello,

 

Congratulations on the new job.

 

Enquire on the 12 night New Year cruise leaving Southampton on 29th December - it is not going too well and next year might be the Indy's last winter in the UK.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

 

 

Thanks Cublet for the congrats, unfortunatly I am working over the christmas and new year :(

It will be a shame if Indy does go but hopefully they will replace her with another nice ship, maybe a smaller class like voyager as cruising is the biggest travel industry in the UK right now, people still can't get enough of it.

 

CK x

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It will be a shame if Indy does go but hopefully they will replace her with another nice ship, maybe a smaller class like voyager as cruising is the biggest travel industry in the UK right now, people still can't get enough of it.

 

CK x

 

Hello,

 

The talk was that the Liberty of the Seas would come to Southampton as the Indy is due for an upgrade that the Liberty and Freedom have already had.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Hello,

 

The talk was that the Liberty of the Seas would come to Southampton as the Indy is due for an upgrade that the Liberty and Freedom have already had.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

 

I hope Liberty is coming over. We will be on Liberty next September for a big family gathering so it will be nice if the same size ship with the new refurbs do come over because i think in a way everyone has seen and done the Independence but the Liberty will be new.

 

CK x

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Hello,

 

My very first booking on Cunard and I got a 4 cabin upgrade!:)

 

Are you listening, RCL?:rolleyes:

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Hi everyone

 

Its been very quiet on here but I'm sure once we get into the new year it will be busier.

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Carol

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115 days to go!!!!

 

We will soon be hitting the double figures wooohooo! Then time will just fly past....i hope :)

 

Hoping everyone had a good Christmas and looking forward to the New Year!! See you on the other side :D

 

CK x

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Hope you all had a great Christmas and new year! Now Christmas is over Im going to be counting the days down till we sail, can not wait!

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Hello,

 

Well I survived the QM2 and it certainly wasn't all it's cracked-up to be. For those interested, http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=94375.

 

I have also emailed Messrs Goldstein and Fain asking that they get their act together and, for us back-to-back cruisers, the hand-out of cabin cards after this year's Canaries followed by the shorts, doen't turn into the fiasco it was last year.

 

Happy New Year to you all.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Hello,

 

Well I survived the QM2 and it certainly wasn't all it's cracked-up to be. For those interested, http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=94375.

 

I have also emailed Messrs Goldstein and Fain asking that they get their act together and, for us back-to-back cruisers, the hand-out of cabin cards after this year's Canaries followed by the shorts, doen't turn into the fiasco it was last year.

 

Happy New Year to you all.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

 

I agree with you, last years Paris to Ireland turn around was badly done. We got there for 8, sat at the cafe with no food or drink for 2 hours until we got our new sea passes, the rechecked in and sat there for another hour waiting to be told we could go! Maybe if they had the MDR open for turn around guests so we could perhaps eat and get a coffee?

 

CK x

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I agree with you, last years Paris to Ireland turn around was badly done. We got there for 8, sat at the cafe with no food or drink for 2 hours until we got our new sea passes, the rechecked in and sat there for another hour waiting to be told we could go! Maybe if they had the MDR open for turn around guests so we could perhaps eat and get a coffee?

 

CK x

 

Hello,

 

What was worse for me was that I was being chased for non-payment of my previous on board account when they had my credit card details - even though first off they said they didn't.

 

What was worse for some others was that they were let ashore but there was no 'fast track' to re-board and they had to wait with the new passengers.

 

Mr Goldstein's PA says my message is being looked into.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Hello,

 

What was worse for me was that I was being chased for non-payment of my previous on board account when they had my credit card details - even though first off they said they didn't.

 

What was worse for some others was that they were let ashore but there was no 'fast track' to re-board and they had to wait with the new passengers.

 

Mr Goldstein's PA says my message is being looked into.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

 

I am hoping it will be better this year. If we had been put in the dining room or somewhere that served snacks and drinks it would have been brilliant, not left to just sit like lemons. In saying that, i think the reason we had found it a bit horrendous was that we didn't get back to our cabin until half 3 in the morning and were sat in the cafe by 8 waiting for turnaround.

 

CK x

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IS EVERYONE GETTING READY TO DO THE DOUBLE DIGIT DANCE?

 

:D

 

CK x

 

I've been looking forward to the double digit dance ever since I got off the Queen Mary 2!

 

Cublet

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