I first found board in Jan 2001 when we were planning our first cruise wish I had found it before we booked that one. Ta took us to cleaners needless to say I never called her again)she missed out on 9 bookings because of her greediness.)
I do believe I first posted in early 2000 (under another username) while planning our 2nd cruise. I had been lurking around a few other sites and newsgroups, but found the people here to be extremely friendly and welcome. I have been somewhat absent in the last year or so since we haven't been able to think about any vacations whatsoever, but it's great to be 'home' and posting again
About Feb 2000 as well. I used to go between Cruise 2 and another board that got closed down. They wre both filled with trolls and flaming. It was such an oasis that I have stayed. Alternating between lurking and posting.
Not only has the board evolved impressively, it is so user friendly. Thanks John (and helpers) for constantly improving this wonderful site!