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Old 07-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #121
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WOW! The military discount for 7nt out of Galveston for September and October is incredible! About $1800 for a 9c for a family of 4!!! I hope the discounts keep coming for February!!! AND before we hit the 75 day mark
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That's so cool!! What is your degree going to be in? Where are you going?
I just graduated from West Texas A&M in the fall of '09. I had started my degree back in '83, and always hated not finishing. So, I decided that between working fulltime and being a single parent, I had waaayyyy too much free time , and decided to finish my degree. Best thing I ever did, for my own self-esteem if nothing else. And I think the example I set for my son was exponentially greater than any motivating words I could tell him.

My entire course load was online. It was much harder that way -- you are so on your own and have to develop amazing amounts of self-discipline -- but was also better in that you could study and take tests and whatnot when it was convenient and better for YOU. Morning person? Take a quiz at 6am. Brain more awake at midnight? Take a test then. I loved that.

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Thanks!!! I am going to Park University. Their main campus in outside Kansas City but they have satellites all over the country on Air Force bases, so I'll be attending classes on Lackland for the most part. Even though I HATE going there. I always feel like I am back in basic training and I am about to get yelled at! lol My degree is in Management/Health Care.

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WOW! The military discount for 7nt out of Galveston for September and October is incredible! About $1800 for a 9c for a family of 4!!! I hope the discounts keep coming for February!!! AND before we hit the 75 day mark
OMG, those rates are incredible. If the 13th of October was open for that discount I would switch. A 4A is less than half price than what we are paying now in a 7A. The Oct 6 cruise is my last week of class though. Plus not sure Chris can get a week off then. We are going to Vegas in two weeks then he is having surgery in September and has two weeks convalescent leave. Wow, I really hope they keep up with these discounts! I'm actually torn on this right now.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #124
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They're killing me on the military rates!!! $2200 for 4 in a 4e Deluxe family verandah stateroom in November on the 7 nt Galveston! The only thing keeping me from switching right now is that we only vacation in Jan and Feb- that time of year it's 20-30 below here and if we don't get out of town I go stir crazy.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #125
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OMG, those rates are incredible. If the 13th of October was open for that discount I would switch.
October 13th Military rates $2297 for a 4A for 4
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Holy smokes, those rates are amazing!! I'd be contemplating switching too! Well, sorta... I'm beyond excited about having an extra night on our cruise!!!
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Holy smokes, those rates are amazing!! I'd be contemplating switching too! Well, sorta... I'm beyond excited about having an extra night on our cruise!!!
Yes, me too, but the savings are almost equal to doing a b2b, which would be 13 days instead of 8!
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There is a very good chance we are jumping ship to the November 3rd cruise. The military discount is just too good for us to pass up. Chris is trying to get approval now and we are thinking he can since most people take leave for Thanksgiving or Christmas, the beginning of November should be ok. As much as we would like to hold out for a discount on this cruise and have the extra day, we think we should take the sure bet. I'll update when we know for sure!
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There is a very good chance we are jumping ship to the November 3rd cruise. The military discount is just too good for us to pass up. Chris is trying to get approval now and we are thinking he can since most people take leave for Thanksgiving or Christmas, the beginning of November should be ok. As much as we would like to hold out for a discount on this cruise and have the extra day, we think we should take the sure bet. I'll update when we know for sure!


Awwwww... Boo!! But I do understand. Those prices are just too good!
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Wow, just in time for summer AND hurricane season! Lol. What part of Houston are you moving to? At least now you'll have a much shorter drive to the pier!!
Ack, I haven't been on here in forever. My son keeps me hopping! We've moved to Northwest Houston. We have a Houston address but we border Spring and...another area...I can't remember right now! Lol. Summer/Hurricane season doesn't bother us, thank goodness. Tampa, Fl is "home" so we're used to the heat, humidity, and storms!!
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I know we're still 7 months out from our cruise, but I am stressing big-time over FE gifts. I look at some of these amazing things that other people have made to give out, and it just blows my mind. I am soooooo not imaginative when it comes to things like that. At what point are we going to cut off the FE list to new participants, so that we know exactly how many gifts we need to make/get and for what ages, and have time to make/get them?







Welcome!! You must be so excited to be sailing on the Magic again after so many years! It will have been 5 for us by the time February rolls around, that feels like forever. I can't imagine 13 years!!

I'll add you to the list on the first page -- if you'd like me to add any other details, just let me know!
I worry about the FE gifts too!! My son is 6 months old and gives me NO TIME so far...but I'd really like to make something. If not...I have to come up with something to buy but I've no clue what so far and I don't remember what I did last time!! LOL
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On a more personal note I start back to school on August 20th.
The school I am going to has 8 week terms rather than semesters and our cruise is going to be right in the middle of Spring 1 so I am going to do online classes that term. I have only ever done one online class and it was independent study so I hope this goes as smoothly as I think it will. I am not looking forward to using the infamously slow on-board internet and am hoping I can find places in port. Of course the day we are in Key West will be the end of the previous week and I wont need to be online that day.
I started college going to the University of West Florida...traditional classes, etc. I did that for a year and then switched to online. Got both my Bachelors and Masters that way and LOVED it. Well...as much as you can love doing homework, lol.
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Welcome!! I am loving how many first-time cruisers there are here... y'all are going to have SO much fun!! There are plenty of us who could talk about cruising and DCL in particular all day long , so feel free to ask any questions you might think of! And please let me know if you'd like me to add you to the first-page list, and what info you'd like listed.








We did Captain Marvin's last time, and I have no problem booking with them again. They were punctual, professional, and knew their stuff. It was a great day! The only other tour I would consider is Fat Fish Adventures, but they only do custom tours for up to 8 people and that would be a giant hassle to coordinate if you don't already have 8 people in your party. Unless you're far more wealthy than me and can afford to just pay for the whole thing yourself no matter how few people you have. I'll probably be going with Captain Marvin's.

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That's so cool!! What is your degree going to be in? Where are you going?
I just graduated from West Texas A&M in the fall of '09. I had started my degree back in '83, and always hated not finishing. So, I decided that between working fulltime and being a single parent, I had waaayyyy too much free time , and decided to finish my degree. Best thing I ever did, for my own self-esteem if nothing else. And I think the example I set for my son was exponentially greater than any motivating words I could tell him.

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Good luck!!
It's funny that you said that, that you finished as much for your own self-esteem if nothing else! I got my degrees for Myself. I'm a stay-at-home wife & mommy which is my Dream Job but I still wanted to get my degrees!!
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WOW! The military discount for 7nt out of Galveston for September and October is incredible! About $1800 for a 9c for a family of 4!!! I hope the discounts keep coming for February!!! AND before we hit the 75 day mark
OMG!! Fingers crossed!!!!!
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Thanks!!! I am going to Park University. Their main campus in outside Kansas City but they have satellites all over the country on Air Force bases, so I'll be attending classes on Lackland for the most part. Even though I HATE going there. I always feel like I am back in basic training and I am about to get yelled at! lol My degree is in Management/Health Care.


OMG, those rates are incredible. If the 13th of October was open for that discount I would switch. A 4A is less than half price than what we are paying now in a 7A. The Oct 6 cruise is my last week of class though. Plus not sure Chris can get a week off then. We are going to Vegas in two weeks then he is having surgery in September and has two weeks convalescent leave. Wow, I really hope they keep up with these discounts! I'm actually torn on this right now.
I feel the same way whenever I have to go to Lackland!!! lol
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