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About Kartgv

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  • Birthday May 17

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    United States


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    31 (315 nights)
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  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Ocean watching
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Australia / New Zealand
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    Reading, puzzles
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    History, detective, mystery
  • Occupation
    Retired teacher
  1. Hi all... Just wanted to update the progress on our "dream" cruise. We finally booked our air travel! We'll be flying Qantas (premium economy)! Picked Qantas over Vaustralia because it was $600+ cheaper and had more little perks! Also booked our hotel for overnight in Sydney prior to flight home...Holiday Inn (Rocks). The 3 nights prior to boarding is still to be booked (Sheraton, Darling Harbor) still need a few more Starwood points! Should be ready to book in a week or two! We're getting excited! Art
  2. Happy Birthday Kartgv!

  3. Hi Martha and Lee... Kathy and I are beginning the process of trying to find an airline to fly on to OZ! We'd love to go at least business class, but boy, is that expensive! We've pretty much narrowed the choices down to United (economy plus) and V Australia (Virgin)...maybe premium economy! Will wait until we get closer to the actual cruise. Head back to PA in early May for Kathy's mothers 102 birthday!...And then over to Kona for a few weeks! Art
  4. AND TODAY...is 1 year from "sail away"! But who's counting...!! Art and Kathy
  5. We just realized that a year from today we'll be winging our way to OZ!! Half the fun is in the planning!! Art and Kathy
  6. Hi Jackie and Tony... Two cruises, back to back! Same ship "Radiance of the Seas". We've been dreaming about this trip since our first trip to Australia/New Zealand in '07!!
  7. Finally booked our dream cruise! B2B on the Radiance sailing from Sydney north around Australia (including Bali) to Perth (16 nights) and then from Perth south to N.Z. and eventually back to Sydney (18 nights). 34 fantastic days and nights!! Plus a few nights in the beginning in Sydney to adjust to the time change! Hope some of you crazies are able to join us!!
  8. Just booked our 15th cruise on Explorer (RCI) for a East coast cruise. Since we're flying back (from CA) to PA to visit 101 year old mother in law thought we might as well fit in a cruise! With Aloha, Art
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    A new Cruise Review is now available: Ship Name: Radiance Of The Seas Sailing date: 2/1/10 Author: Kartgv View Review
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  11. Click here to view the cruise review
  12. Mike... We did a 12 day Australia/New Zealand cruise in '07...the cruise and the people were so great we're planning on doing a circumnavigation of Australia...with a side trip to New Zealand. It will be one heck of a trip! Art
  13. Rose... We really do love the "Radiance". This will be the 2nd time we've sailed on her! Art and Kathy
  14. The wife and I have decided to take an 11 day cruise to Mexico (departing from San Diego, our home port.) The price was right!! The Australian cruise is still a little ways off, so we thought this RCL cruise will help cure our 'cruise blues'!
  15. KARTGV: When we retired we moved to Grass Valley, CA. Wife's name is Kathy, mine is Art...hence Kartgv. Now we live in Oceanside, CA (near San Diego, but never bothered to chnge it!
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