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    A little dancing music...

    Made my final payment today for my July Eclipse cruise to Iceland and Norway...

    First a little late drama: We booked this one over a year ago...and initially booked a Category 2D "obstructed view" balcony: #6209...Wasn't a terrible cabin as it was on the "hump" with a balcony about 2.5 times standard size...but there was a large tender/lifeboat parked in front of half the balcony and a stanchon in the middle of the balcony...but, the price was considerably less than the unobstructed balconies and this was an expensive cruise.

    Then, just a few days ago, I'm checking prices...and, Voila! They are offering a Guarantee rate on Concierge Class cabins for a price only $35 pp more than I'm paying for a 2D...I called my travel agent, we switched to the guarantee...and, today I also got my cabin assignment: #1659...a C2 port side, near the aft on Deck 11...The regular price for a C2 was over $1200 pp higher than my price!

    So, now we are just about set:
    We're flying to Heathrow June 29/30, renting a car and driving to Cardiff, Wales...Spending 5 nights at the Park Plaza Cardiff, then off to Southampton...2 nights at the Holiday Inn (which is literally right next to the pier where the Eclipse docks)...The 14 nights of cruising...then we're off to London for three nights at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge...then home...

    We've got all of our tours and excursions booked...

    Now I just have to wait it out for the ELEVEN WEEKS from tonight until the plane trip out...
    Donna - dsw and mrsrocster like this.
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    Re: A little dancing music...

    Congrats on final payment! Hard part now is waiting or the cruising day!!

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    Re: A little dancing music...

    ..Congratulations Steve!!!what a thrilling upgrade..way to go!!!!

    ..sounds like an incredible cruise!!! and may it be your best ever!!..save info for all of us..:)..Joanne


    Vacation Plans ~March 2014-14 days land cruise Aruba~Golden Colorado-July'14~November 2014-Thanksgiving Family Cruise Redux.-all the Kids/Grands~Week 2- Mimi and Grandpaw only!!.:).

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    Re: A little dancing music...

    Sounds like a dream....enjoy!!!!
    Corky

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    Re: A little dancing music...

    sounds like a great trip


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    Re: A little dancing music...

    Congrats Steve!!!
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    Re: A little dancing music...

    Whoa! Congrats!

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    Re: A little dancing music...

    Congratulations on getting such a wonderful upsell and then upgrade.

    11 weeks -- that time will fly by.

    Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement.


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    Re: A little dancing music...

    Congrats!
    That sounds like a great cruise.
    Christoffer



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    Re: A little dancing music...

    Sounds like the trip of a lifetime! Please take plenty of photos to share with us when you return!
    Donna - dsw

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