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Purple Nurple

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Just curious who on here has ever been on a cruise.

I used to work for Celebrity Cruises so needless to say, Ive been on TONS, just not as a passenger. I met my wife while working (she was working on the ship as well) and in January we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary by taking...you guessed it....a cruise!

Its actually the first vacation we've ever taken that just involves the two of us. LONG OVERDUE.

Its on a Norwegian brand ship, so if anyone has taken their "Freestyle" cruising, Id like to hear some feedback if you would be so kind.

So. Where have you been? What did you do on shore? All that good stuff.......
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Oh. I should add.

If anyone is thinking about taking a Caribbean cruise and has questions, feel free to ask! I've been to many places down there as well as the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Panama Canal, and Alaska. ;)
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Someday I shall get to go on a cruise, I refuse to fly so I am limited to leaving from Baltimore or driving to FL.
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Went on a cruise two summers ago with Royal Caribbean. We visited Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and the Dominican Republic. Truly beautiful islands! I've never seen more beautiful sights. I'd recommend it to anyone! I had a blast on that cruise.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]When I lived in Florida, I went on a five-day cruise. Left Tampa, went to George Town (Grand Cayman) and Cozumel (Mexico) before returning back to Tamp. I went mainly for the social experience. That is the only cruise I had been on.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ CRP[/i][/font]
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I really want to go on a Caribbean cruise (Royal Caribbean to be exact).

Tell me which islands you would recommend going to.

I'd love to hear about your Norwegian cruise experience as well.
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[quote name='CorvusCorax' timestamp='1356784020' post='1281633']
I really want to go on a Caribbean cruise (Royal Caribbean to be exact).

Tell me which islands you would recommend going to.

I'd love to hear about your Norwegian cruise experience as well.
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Are you looking to sight-see, party, snorkel, see wildlife.......???

CRUISES ARE CHEAP RIGHT NOW, thats half the reason we are doing this.
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1356626163' post='1280114']
Just curious who on here has ever been on a cruise.

I used to work for Celebrity Cruises so needless to say, Ive been on TONS, just not as a passenger. I met my wife while working (she was working on the ship as well) and in January we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary by taking...you guessed it....a cruise!

Its actually the first vacation we've ever taken that just involves the two of us. LONG OVERDUE.

Its on a Norwegian brand ship, so if anyone has taken their "Freestyle" cruising, Id like to hear some feedback if you would be so kind.

So. Where have you been? What did you do on shore? All that good stuff.......
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Norwegian Cruise Line? And who did you meet on your celebrity cruises? You must have some crazy stories. :sinking:
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I went on a little 1-2 hour boat ride and got hammered, that's the closet thing to a cruise I've been on, I went to San Diego with my coworker to see the Ravens game at Chargers this year, and his uncle works on a boat and the night before the game he got us all on for free and free drinks, and phew, it was gooooooood
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[i][font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]I took a trip on the SS Minnow once, it was supposed to only be a three-hour tour!!! A THREE-HOUR TOUR!!![/font][/i]
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356819515' post='1281958']
Norwegian Cruise Line? And who did you meet on your celebrity cruises? You must have some crazy stories. :sinking:
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Half the stories I have of my cruise ship days couldnt be told on this forum, lol. My entire life is one crazy story really.
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1356841463' post='1282143']
Half the stories I have of my cruise ship days couldnt be told on this forum, lol. My entire life is one crazy story really.
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La Dolce Vita! That's what PM's for. ;)
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1356841761' post='1282150']
Yeah, Im not a typist. These are stories we tell over beer or wine. ;)
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Good idea... wouldn't want it in some form of digital writing that could be used against you later in a court of law or something.[/i][/font]
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1356842264' post='1282152']
News flash. My real name isnt Purple Nurple. :P
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]It's Black Nurple, isn't it?[/i][/font]
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1356843371' post='1282166']
Correct amount of letters, but nowhere close.
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Are you allowed to say who you met, at least? I'd imagine some A-listers.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356844464' post='1282171']
Are you allowed to say who you met, at least? I'd imagine some A-listers.
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The brand name is "Celebrity Cruises". No real celebrities that I can remember, but I drank a ton when I wasnt shooting film or doing satellite work.

I actually met quite a few celebrities while I worked for an entertainment show called Deco Drive on Fox channel in Miami. All sorts of movies being shot down there, club openings, etc. I'll tell you, the craziest celebrity fun I had was with Dennis Rodman at a strip club opening.
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1356844752' post='1282173']
The brand name is "Celebrity Cruises". No real celebrities that I can remember, but I drank a ton when I wasnt shooting film or doing satellite work.

I actually met quite a few celebrities while I worked for an entertainment show called Deco Drive on Fox channel in Miami. All sorts of movies being shot down there, club openings, etc. I'll tell you, the craziest celebrity fun I had was with Dennis Rodman at a strip club opening.
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KOD? Miami Velvet?
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[color=#222222][font=Helvetica Neue', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif][size=4][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)][quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356846085' post='1282177']
KOD? Miami Velvet?[/background][/size][/font][/color]
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They all blend together at this point, lol. This was well over a decade ago, you know....BEFORE I was on permanent lock-down, lol. I want to say Solid Gold but thats just too easy.

Anyway......

I just got a waterproof camera to use on this cruise (and for my general "carry-around" camera) so I can now take pics whilst snorkeling and tubing through caves! Woot!

Yeah cruising!
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Enjoy the cruise, Nurps. Congratulations on the 10-years. That's a big milestone for any marriage these days.[/i][/font]
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1356847328' post='1282181']
Thanks. Thats pretty much been the general consensus from everyone I know.

It aint easy.
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We just hit 6 and we're stoked we made it this long so far (not cause of us, but cause of all the other crumbling marriages around us).

Congrats, Nurps!
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2014 is our 10th... putting money aside to proper celebrate... Mediterranean cruise like

nb: naughty nurps getting there first, before all other good men will lol, sincerely congrats
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21 in November, I feel old lol I got a waterproof digital camera for my birthday for the stadium and snorkeling and I hope to get back into SCUBA
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[quote name='Moderator 2' timestamp='1356946854' post='1284650']
21 in November, I feel old lol I got a waterproof digital camera for my birthday for the stadium and snorkeling and I hope to get back into SCUBA
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Where have you gone diving?
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Believe it or not a lot of Florida lol swam with the manatees, Penacamp, Alligator Reef, the gulf off of Key Largo. Also several local quarries, the Inlet in OC, boy was that stupid I was trying to impress a guy, 3 wrecks in NC , and too many hours to log in the bay.
I've worked as a light salvage diver, hold Divemaster and asst instructor certs and SLAM cert.
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[quote name='Moderator 2' timestamp='1356976098' post='1284903'] Believe it or not a lot of Florida lol swam with the manatees, Penacamp, Alligator Reef, the gulf off of Key Largo. Also several local quarries, the Inlet in OC, boy was that stupid I was trying to impress a guy, 3 wrecks in NC , and too many hours to log in the bay. I've worked as a light salvage diver, hold Divemaster and asst instructor certs and SLAM cert. [/quote]

You've explored ship wrecks?! Wow, that's incredible! :pirate2: How'd you get started as a diver?
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