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Offline cmhjeff

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Cruise Retreat 2009
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:22:51 AM »
POZ Cruise Retreat 2009
October 10-18
Carnival Princess
Sets sail from Ft Lauderdale with stops in San Juan, St Thomas, Tortola, St John, Nassau

Cabins from $599 to $979 plus $299 for taxes and fuel surcharge
Includes $100 per cabin ship credit, 2 cocktail parties and more

Book Early above early booking rates will increase on March 1, 2009

Paul Stalbaum
800-735-0401 ext. 241
paul@universal-travel.com



Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 02:59:52 PM »
POZ Cruise Retreat 2009
October 10-18
Carnival Princess
Sets sail from Ft Lauderdale with stops in San Juan, St Thomas, Tortola, St John, Nassau

Cabins from $599 to $979 plus $299 for taxes and fuel surcharge
Includes $100 per cabin ship credit, 2 cocktail parties and more

Book Early above early booking rates will increase on March 1, 2009

Paul Stalbaum
800-735-0401 ext. 241
paul@universal-travel.com





That is more expensive than last years, probably die to the fuel surcharge.  I think the credit is per outside cabin.  I think this years credit was $50.  I had an inside cabin all to myself and paid 1 & 1/2 times for it and only got $25 credit.

I'll have to make up for it my eating more.  It may not be possible.  I ate a large breakfast, large lunch and double portions at dinner every night. I gained 10 pounds on the cruise, but had already lost 5 by Tuesday.  I hope to see you and everyone else from the previous cruise there.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2008, 03:05:01 PM by LiveWithIt »
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Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 09:25:19 AM »
Website for the 2009 fall cruise is currently being updated. Reservation for is available at

www.hivcruise.com

Offline budndallastx

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 09:24:21 AM »
It's a good time and always somethng to do. If you like meeting new people, visting new places, making friends, you can't go wrong with this cruise.  I already signed up for the next one and already counting the days for the fun to begin again. 

Hope more people can join us.
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline rawboica

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 04:59:41 AM »
I hope to be able to join in this year. Money is not an issue .... but time from work is. Hopefully I can get the time off work. Sounds like it would be a blast. What goes on when on these cruises?

Offline budndallastx

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2008, 05:41:16 PM »
The cruise is basically a getaway for guys that are positive.  There is also a hetero group of positive folks going as well.  There are some mixers plus seminars geared to each group.  This pas year, the scheduled events included a welcome aboard cocktail party, talks on advances in HIV, discussion of side effects, plus a movie night and a Halloween Party.  Plus there were two private excursions for the group with one being in St. Thomas and the other in St. Maartin.  The organizer knows the local contacts and is able to take the group on special excursions not offered by the cruise line.

The part that is invaluable is the opportunity to meet new friends, talk about things related to HIV in an open setting plus just have lots of fun.  It's a nice break from the normal routine of life and I would hope you get the opportunity to go.
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline Texan38

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2008, 07:25:34 PM »
That sounds wonderful..but expensive. $600 plus $300 and that's not including air fare!
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Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 10:32:21 AM »
That sounds wonderful..but expensive. $600 plus $300 and that's not including air fare!

Plus that's for a shared room.
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Offline budndallastx

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009, 04:52:01 PM »
Yes but where else can you go for a week to multiple Caribbean locations and enjoy good meals morning, noon, and night plus entertainment for that amount of money?  All in all, it continues to be a great value for those who go.
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline SpinnerDolphin

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 12:02:37 AM »
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Offline HIV+Me

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009, 04:39:40 PM »
Sounds so tempting (and with a partner who claims he gets seasick though I'll be damned if I can remember him ever being on a cruise).  Could I afford it?  Dunno.  Seems like I finally have a reason to call "Can I Afford It?" on The Suze Orman Show!

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 02:39:56 PM »
Cruise updates.............

First Paul the cruise organizer has made arrangements with Carnival cruise
lines that passengers may now reserve a cabin with only a deposit of
$150.00 instead of the normal $300.00. A second payment of $150 is
due in mid May and final payment would not be due until the end of
July.

Second Paul annouced the hostess for this year's Hetero cruise will be Valerie
Wojciechowicz. Valerie is a nationally known speaker at many HIV
conferences whose motto is "Empowerment through Education". Valerie
will be presenting a lecture/workshop while on the Retreat.

For more info visit the cruise retreat wesites.

For the hetero cruise website visit  www.positivecruise.com

and the gay cruise website visit www.hivcruise.com



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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2009, 04:31:58 PM »
Seems like I finally have a reason to call "Can I Afford It?" on The Suze Orman Show!

She's gonna feed you some typical Suze hooey and then shriek "Gurlfrend, you are DEE NYED!!"  :D

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 08:12:10 AM »
***Price reduction ***

Breakimg news from Paul about the 2009 POZ cruise retreat

I am quite pleased to share with you that I have renegotiated our
rates with Carnival for this October's Annual Poz Cruise Retreat!!!!

Rates have now come down by about $60 per person for an inside or
outside cabin and roughly $80 per person for a balcony cabin!

With economy being as uncertain as it is I wanted to be able to offer
rates as affordable as possible and I think that I have succeeded. We
are still offering the $100.00 per cabin ship board credit and one
open bar cocktail party.

In addition to the savings the $150 deposit option is still in
effect. If you want to take advantage of the $150 deposit please
indicate this on your reservations form.

For those of you already under deposit there is no need to call me as
the priced reduction will be reflected on your final bill.

I hope you can join us as we sail from October 10 – 18, 2009 on the
new Carnival Freedom to San Juan, St Thomas, Antigua, Tortola and
Nassau. The rate for an inside cabin is now only $489 plus $237.41 in
taxes = $726.41 per person. This comes down to only $90 a day per
person including meals, entertainment, parties, lectures and so much
more.

Please call to reserve now!

Sincerely,
Paul

Paul Stalbaum
800-735-0401 ext. 241
paul@universal-travel.com

For more info visit the cruise retreat wesites.
Hetero cruise website visit  www.positivecruise.com

Gay cruise website visit www.hivcruise.com

« Last Edit: February 06, 2009, 08:14:53 AM by cmhjeff »

Offline irishkimmie

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Re: Cruise Retreat 2009
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2009, 08:30:14 PM »
hi i am irishkimmie from uk just found out about ur cruises to night and would love to know more as it would be great if us uk peeps could get to go on one  if posible could u pls send me some info regarding the cruises to my email i would be very grateful as   hiv uk peeps dont have some thing like this and it would be great to try some thing like this , pls email me on tarajacklupo@yahoo.co.uk or kplant03@hotmail.co.uk i would be gratful if u let me know as would some off my fellow hiv buddies thank u kimmie

 


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