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  • Janeen J.

    Yes, I'm so excited to snorkel again, so glad I finally got up my nerve. I'm sad so many have dropped out too but I'm excited, this has always been on the very top of my places to go!

    1 · November 6

  • Patty

    I'm in and want to do the reef too!! Bummer, it's not working for some. It will be a blast!

    2 · November 6

  • Marge

    Hate to see so many drop out of this trip! BUT....I am soooo excited to go to the Great Barrier Reef and to Cruise Australia and New Zealand. Such a great opportunity! I look forward to traveling with this smaller group of wonderful ladies. Plus my sister is joining us!...excited!!

    November 6

    • Janis

      So glad your not dropping out. Janeen did her first snorkel in Belize so she's ready for the reef!

      November 6

  • Denise C.

    Alot of those tours look great. Let's put together. A little bit of everything. Sightseeing, shopping, museums, etc

    October 10

  • Michelle H.

    I am looking at private tours while in Tasmania.

    Please look at these and let me know your interests.

    http://www.eyeseetasmania.com.au/

    October 4

    • Janis

      Thanks Michelle! I'm out of the country until Sunday. I'll try and get this open before then. I'm interested but not sure in what 😛

      October 4

  • Betty L.

    How long will be in Tasmania? The wildlife refuge looks really interesting but it will all depend on how long we will be there.

    October 4

  • Michelle H.

    Here is a list of who is going, including how many days they are staying pre and post cruise.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q2IPLZZnhnUWWeTDtqj6rGj8CWEUPIWmbiktJpyekdc/edit#gid=0

    October 4

  • Phyllis

    I am not going to go on the cruise. But I will help me show organize for everyone that wants to go.

    September 28

  • linda t

    Michelle, why did my RSVP get changed to no, I was awaiting some pricing info

    September 28

    • Michelle H.

      So sorry, Linda. I meant to change Linda H. I had added you back.

      September 29

  • Irene S.

    I have changed my rsvp to no. Sorry but I found this to be to complicated to coordinate flights, roommates and filling out the paper work. I am a novice traveler.

    September 25

    • Michelle H.

      Irene - don't let that stop you. :) Just fill out the form if you still want to go. Roommates and travel options will be posted as soon as I have all the information from everyone.

      September 27

  • Michelle H.

    Marge - please have your plus one sign up so they are getting the emails.

    September 27

  • Michelle H.

    I have sent an email out to everyone. If you do not get get, please check your spam or your permissions on Meetup. It is important that you are receiving my emails.

    If you did not get it, please complete this form. It is vital that I have it ASAP so I can talk to Princess on Tuesday about our group discount.

    http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/42G5764j878

    September 25

  • Betty L.

    I filled out the form but there was room to put in only one roommate. I will be with Roberta and Denise

    1 · September 25

  • Chris C.

    I see the sale prices are back on the Princess website. Not sure if we are still waiting for a group rate ?

    September 21

    • Janis

      Appears the balcony rooms for 3 people are sold out. It looks like the sale prices are mostly inside and window cabins.

      September 21

    • Michelle H.

      I am working on the group. Expect an email from me tomorrow. I will need info from all of you.

      3 · September 21

  • linda t

    are the prices cheaper on the princess website?

    September 21

  • Joni

    I'm looking for a roommate!

    September 19

  • linda t

    Who's looking for a roommate? Can't do a suite.
    And I did have surgery yesterday, so anyone feeling gracious about helping me with anything, it would be much appreciated.

    August 23

    • Michelle H.

      You can go alone if you pay single supplement. I doubt that is why Selma and Patty did not want a room mate. These cabins are small. This will be the first time I have ever done three to a cabin. We will see how it goes. :)

      1 · August 25

    • Michelle H.

      Make sure you sign up for the meeting on the 17th. We will be discussing lots of things and making some decisions.

      August 25

  • Marge

    I need two definite roommates. If anyone know of someone who definitely like to join us on this trip, please let me know. I am booked. Thanks!

    March 1

    • Carol B.

      Chris, how about giving me a call. I would like to talk about being roommates. My number is[masked]

      2 · August 23

    • Chris C.

      😉🙂 so excited for a new southern hemisphere adventure!!

      1 · August 24

  • Michelle H.

    Please do not book anything else through WMPH, the travel agent that was listed on this trip earlier. We will have a meeting/phone call when I get back from the Mediterranean.

    2 · August 23

    • Michelle H.

      Also, do not pay any more on your trip until we have our meeting. We maybe getting a group discount. If you have paid for it, let me know. Patty- I know you have. Don't worry, got you covered.

      3 · August 23

  • Marge

    Is anyone interested in in the Bridge climb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge? www.bridgeclimb.com

    3 · June 18

  • Chris C.

    OK. I'm going. I love cruising and can't pass up this gem of an opportunity.
    Does anyone have room for a roommate?

    2 · August 18

  • Selma

    Is it too late to find a spot to share a room/suite with anyone?

    1 · August 11

    • Patty

      Hi Selma, I have a room and no roommate, so happy to share the room. Let me know.

      2 · August 11

    • Selma

      Yes! Who do I call to be placed with you?

      August 12

  • Michelle H.

    We started a Facebook Group. Others outside of our group may join. This will hopefully allow additional ideas to surface. Please join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/emeraldprincessfeb132017/

    June 29

  • linda t

    michelle, would you take me off the room mate list for now? if i go it will be with someone else, but again, i'm not sure. i have told kate i won't be going as of right now, or rooming with marge and your neighbor. marge told me she had a friend who was gonna take my place

    1 · June 26

  • Michelle H.

    I have decided to learn to scuba. I think I will alter my plans on going early and go to the Great Barrier Reef. It is a natural wonder of the world and I think I want to scuba it. Does anyone e else scuba? Anyone want to learn?

    1 · March 26

    • Carol B.

      I used to SCUBA but once you are certified you are certified for life. But, I decided to get rid of most of my gear and sold it on craig's list a couple of years ago. Now I only snorkel and that is fine for a lady of a certain age. You will have fun and see amazing things.

      2 · March 27

    • Patty

      I would like to scuba also. It has been a while though, but it just seems like I have to.

      June 14

  • Michelle H.

    I am thinking that it is about time to start making some payments. This $1 down deal has me worried since we have a total of about $22 invested, it could be way too easy for some of you to cancel. Please note though that your Princess agreements says there is a $100 cancellation fee so I am assuming they will tap your card if you do cancel..

    So let's start dividing the wheat from the shaft. Go big or stay home. S*** or get off the pot. That is all the applicable sayings I can think of. I am making a $500 payment today. If you have paid more than $100 let me know and I will add you to the 'Serious List' above.

    1 · June 14

    • Marge

      Ok...I will pay $500 in the next few days.

      2 · June 14

    • Patty

      I'm a definite

      1 · June 14

  • linda t

    because i definitely can't physically commit now, or in the very near future. invite your friend to take my place, marge

    June 14

  • linda t

    for those of you wondering, i thought i posted, but i guess i was delirious from drugs in the hospital. i am planning on going as long as my back allows. i am still having issues, with walking and sitting, but hoping another few months will help me improve, if not i will change my rsvp to a definite NO. i really want to go, but i just don't know if i will physically be able to, so....

    1 · June 14

  • Michelle H.

    Those of you that have plus 1 or plus 2 on your RSVPs, I strongly suggest you have them join Meetup and also the Gals. Then if they RSVP for this trip they will get all the notices and updates. I will waive the dues if they message me.

    Thanks

    June 13

  • Michelle H.

    I have started an organizational doc to keep track of details as we go along. You can view it here -

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cbt_2_nnKlmNspoMMUcAMASmIhARNHZWOKHqjDowLb8/edit?usp=sharing

    June 13

  • linda t

    just wanted to say, i called princess about this cruise to get some info, and they didn't have a clue, they said it was in the "building process" and i couldn't even sign up yet. so i called Kate, what a gift she is, she answered all my questions and was so professional and sweet. so don't call princess if you need anything call Kate. wish i knew how to swim, but still would love to go to the barrier reef, it's well worth it, so go learn how to scuba if you can swim

    2 · March 26

    • linda t

      who have you talked to, cause i called twice and no help at all

      April 11

    • Barb G.

      linda, No special person to talk to, I watch fares on their web site, call and say I want that fare... no problems

      June 9

  • Phyllis

    I just found out last night that airfare through Princess to Australia is only $1,100

    June 9

    • Barb G.

      Phyllis, $[masked] per person to be exact. That includes taxes and fees. And it is a flexible fare that does not need to be paid until we pay for the cruise at the end of November. We are leaving Feb 8th and returning Feb 24

      2 · June 9

  • Carol B.

    Yea, we booked our air fare yesterday through Princess Cruises.
    Michelle, next time you update the roommate list would you change our listing to: Barb Graen, Mary Winter, Donna Stein, and Carol Barker in a mini-suite.

    1 · June 9

  • Kelly

    Are husbands allowed to join the group to Australia? Or should I say Mates? Did I miss the deadline to sign up for February 2017?

    May 31

    • Michelle H.

      We allow hubbies to go on these long trips if they are brave enough. :) You are not too late.

      1 · June 6

    • Michelle H.

      Sorry for the late reply. somehow I missed the notice in my email.

      June 6

  • Michelle H.

    Lana, You are like a Yo Yo!

    April 18

  • Michelle H.

    I have updated the roommate list. Link is in the description above.

    2 · March 25

    • Marge

      Hello Carol: can you tell me about the mini suite? I have one more person who wants to make us a foursome. Are there 4 twin beds? What is thr total cost? Thanks Marge

      March 27

    • Carol B.

      My roommate, Barb, booked the mini-suite. We have lowered the cost once so far because Barb spotted a sale listed. I think there are 2 births, a twin sofa and a bunk. Bet you could find a diagram on their site. This is going to be so much fun!

      March 28

  • Betty L.

    Michelle - I volunteer to go in the boat to make sure you don't drown. I did take lifesaving lessons 40 years or so ago!

    2 · March 27

  • linda t

    it doesn't appear that marge is even on the above roommate list, is there another one i should be looking at?

    March 23

    • Marge

      Linda....email me at [masked]. Send me your phone number. We need to talk asap.

      March 23

    • Marge

      Linda. Today is decision day for Australia. Let me know...ok?

      March 26

  • Michelle H.

    If you have a guest that is going on this trip, please have them join this meetup group so they can get the notices directly. They let me know that they are your guests and I will waive their dues.

    March 25

    • Michelle H.

      Of course then they need to RSVP to this event and you need to change your RSVP. Thanks

      March 25

  • linda t

    michelle, who is the agent handling this trip? & may i have her phone #?

    March 25

  • linda t

    Does anyone need a4th roommate for this trip?

    1 · March 21

    • Michelle H.

      Marge, I think you have two. :)

      March 23

    • Marge

      Linda...email me at [masked]

      March 23

  • Barb G.

    FYI, I just checked the Princess web site and this cruise is back on sale. We re-booked and saved $598.2 each, plus got $500 on board credit for our room. (today[masked]

    1 · March 11

    • Barb G.

      Janis, remember that we missed the original sale that by a few days. So we booked on March 2 at a much higher rate. We booked a mini suite with 4 in a room and our price was $10,135 for the 4 of us with transfers, insurance etc. , Last night when I re-booked it, the cost went down to $7742 for the 4 of us, and we got the $500 on board credit that we did not have before.

      1 · March 12

    • Janeen J.

      That is great! This is going to be fun!

      1 · March 12

  • Dawn S

    Here's a thought for all that has an iPhone you might want to change your Siri to Australian voice accent. 🤓

    March 3

    • Janeen J.

      I tried him. As adorable as he was and oh how I loved traveling with him...I couldn't understand him!

      3 · March 3

    • Dawn S

      He seems to talk with cotton balls in his mouth...LOL

      March 3

  • Michelle H.

    Roommate list - please email me your roommates names as you make your booking.

    If you have roommates that are not members of our group, have them join and I will waive their membership fee. Let me know if they sign up. That way they can follow what we are doing.

    https://docs.google.com/a/openhotelsoftware.com/document/d/1ixYdLWx4qLXoWpQIrVxocQSS0A152TttM2jpYY6LM1o/edit?usp=sharing

    February 29

    • Pamela F.

      Michelle, I had my two friends sign up for Gals on the Go as you suggested. They are both out of town gals. I have our reservation booked. Kate was a pleasure to work with. I see the conference call tonight is closed, but just as well as I can't join in. I'm so excited AND it's a year away.

      March 2

    • Michelle H.

      I am sending out the phone numbers so everyone can join in even if they have not RSVPed. There is a lot of stuff going on so I thought that best. Give me your friends names so I can waive their dues.

      March 2

  • Marge

    I am available as a third Roomie. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Thanks. Marge

    March 2

  • Carol B.

    Your price above is lower than the one we see on the Princess site. How do I find this so I can book at these prices?

    March 1

    • Janeen J.

      I think we're in b510. There are so many messages and cruises that I'm confused! Lol! I don't think I've seen a final cost, somewhere around $2,000 with 3 in a room...and I'm not sure what that covers. I just know I want to go!

      March 2

    • Janis

      Barb, yes that is a balcony and includes the port charges and an onboard credit of $585 Australian dollars?
      Baja Deck 633. I have it on hold until midnight tonight. Waiting to see
      the price from Janeen on the one from ICruise before I cancel it.

      March 2

  • Michelle H.

    Post your roommates here so we can get organized for Monday.

    February 26

    • Connie

      Janeen, Janis and me :-)

      February 26

    • Carol B.

      Donna and I with 2 others are booking tonight. I will forward you the names.

      March 1

  • Michelle H.

    I have 9 that have booked. If you are not on the roommate list and have booked, please let me know.

    March 1

  • Carol B.

    What kind of airfare is there to Sydney? This looks like a great cruise!

    March 1

    • Michelle H.

      We are finding fares of about $1000 to $1200 right now.

      March 1

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  • Marge +1

    Hello. I am originally from Boston, Moved to Henderson in 2006...love it here..so much to do...

  • Patty

    I'm Patty. I like traveling, trying new things and meeting new friends.

  • Connie

    Hello!

  • Janeen J.
    Beta Tester, Co-Organizer

    I became a widow in 2010 and retired in 2012. I'm looking for other ladies with... more

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  • Betty L.

    I am originally from England. From there I moved to Canada and then to the U.S. ... more

  • Joni

    Love to travel

  • Denise C.
    BoD

    I'm a native of Nevada and full of life and adventure

  • linda t

    linda here, just moved from ohio to enjoy the western states beauty

  • Roberta G.
    BoD, Co-Organizer
  • Michelle H.
    Beta Tester and BoD, Organizer,
    Event Host

    I have lived in Las Vegas since May 2012. Ready to hit the road with 30 minutes notice.

  • Carol B.

    Looking forward to having new adventures and making new friends. I love getting out with others.

  • Phyllis
    BoD, Co-Organizer

    I retired and moved to Henderson 3 years ago. I love living here and exploring the area.

  • Mary Ellen K.

    Love making new friends and going to fun and new places with friends.😍

  • Pamela F.

    I grew up in Vegas and moved away in the early '80s. I've been here ten years this... more

  • Mary C.
    BoD, Co-Organizer

    I'm ready to get out and go!

  • Donna S.

    Been in LV 2yrs, looking to make new friends

  • Debbie

    Hi, I'm Debbie. I retired in Dec 2012 and moved from Chicago to Vegas in June of... more

  • Barbara H.

    Hi - I'm Barbara. I've lived in Las Vegas since 1975 and am happily retired.

  • Nancy

    My name is Nancy, moved to Las Vegas 2014, enjoy the outdoors and meet friendly people.

  • Lindie
    Beta Tester

    Moved to Las Vegas in October 2013 having recently lived in four other states

  • terry

    Hello I'm Terry I'm a single mother with a teenage son . I work odd hours 6-2 am... more

  • Mary Ellen B.

    retired from Montana, enjoying this area.

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