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#920304 - 02/13/04 01:29 PM Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?[/b]



This is just a thought right now, wondering
if anyone might be interested in a Piano Forums Cruise?

My sister was/is a professional tour guide and worked with the cruise lines for years.
We were talking the other day about cruises and I jokingly said we should have a Piano World Piano Forums Cruise.

She thought that was a great idea and would be a lot of fun.

Before I turn her loose to work out some details (too late, I think she already started), I thought I'd better ask if anybody would even be interested.

Of course, it would somehow have to be built around music and the piano, although I don't know how that would all work out (Sis?).

Any interest?
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#920305 - 02/13/04 01:45 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Your sis should have no problem arranging for several performance venues with all of the tier one and two concert grands available for our selection right? Perfectly tuned and prepped goes without saying.....Hmmmmm...could be fun! ;\)

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#920306 - 02/13/04 02:09 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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sounds like a great idea! of course, i'd have to have details before i'd know if it was feasible for me.

what if we cruised to san juan, pr in time for the casals festival?

or met in seattle, had a party at classical grands, and then got on a cruise ship to see the inside passage in alaska?

the cruise ship actually could be going anywhere, but it would have to have at least one high quality, in tune, perfectly prepped grand piano so that we could have nightly piano parties.

\:D


we could have an east coast cruise that begins in maine and heads down the coast with ports of call in boston, new york, baltimore, washington, the carolinas, georgia, and florida, and then back, picking up and dropping off forum members along the way.

could do the same thing on the west coast from southern cal. to vancouver, b.c.

hey, maybe we could just charter a private yacht for the whole thing.
;\)
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#920307 - 02/13/04 02:22 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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The New York times radio station, WQXR, offers a similar cruise...It is for classical music lovers, and various high-class performers go along and have concerts each night. It might be a good idea to check that out and see how they do it!
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#920308 - 02/13/04 02:40 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Certainly is a fun idea. I'm not sure I could get my Cruise-o-phobic husband on board, however. I'm picturing a big pink or white grand piano. Time to hone our piano lounge skills.

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#920309 - 02/13/04 02:58 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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I'd be interested, but there'd have to be two or three tier 1 grands on board for our constant amusement.
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#920310 - 02/13/04 03:16 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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I feel that a TRUE PianoWorld cruise should never leave the Keys. :rolleyes:

Bob

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#920311 - 02/13/04 03:24 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Steve O. said what I wanted to say.
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#920312 - 02/13/04 04:53 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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But surely if we all met in person we'd actually have to be polite to each other?

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#920313 - 02/13/04 05:19 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Steve C and Larry in one cabin........

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#920314 - 02/13/04 05:34 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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and apple and tomk in another....
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#920315 - 02/13/04 05:38 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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I think its a great idea.
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#920316 - 02/13/04 05:49 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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the cruise? or apple and tomk?
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#920317 - 02/13/04 06:14 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Uuhh, the cruise.
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#920318 - 02/13/04 06:35 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Originally posted by Diarmuid2:
But surely if we all met in person we'd actually have to be polite to each other? [/b]
I think that's possible. I bet the biggest meanies wouldn't show, anyway.

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#920319 - 02/13/04 10:18 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Hmm! Sounds wonderful, but we are already booked on a cruise for May. So I'm pretty sure I can NOT talk my husband into another one. 2006 looks pretty good to me ...

penny

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#920320 - 02/14/04 11:50 AM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kathyk:
Certainly is a fun idea. I'm not sure I could get my Cruise-o-phobic husband on board, however. I'm picturing a big pink or white grand piano. Time to hone our piano lounge skills. [/b]
And why is yor husband "cruise-o-phobic?"

jf
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#920321 - 02/14/04 12:45 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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I am definitely cruise-o-phobic. Big boats with lots of people, in cold deep water. Yikes. But hey, I'll wave to all of you as you sail from Anacortes on your way to Alaska after a big send off party as Classical Grands!

\:\) Jodi

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#920322 - 02/14/04 01:07 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by jodi:
I am definitely cruise-o-phobic. Big boats with lots of people, in cold deep water. Yikes. But hey, I'll wave to all of you as you sail from Anacortes on your way to Alaska after a big send off party as Classical Grands!

\:\) Jodi [/b]
I was thinking more of floating luxury hotels, in warm water, with lots of friends:-)
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#920323 - 02/14/04 01:11 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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"I was thinking more of floating luxury hotels, in warm water, with lots of friends:-)"

i definitely like the warm water part. where's the warmest water we can find? winter is getting a bit long here.....
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#920324 - 02/14/04 01:23 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Hey, they even offer dialysis cruises these days. That of course is one of the few ways that I can travel without a lot of hassle.
If you pick a cruise line that has the big D on board, then I might be into it.
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#920325 - 02/14/04 03:25 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Sounds like it would be fun! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, but fun. \:\)
What would the cost of this trip be anyway, and when would it take place, and where?
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#920326 - 02/14/04 03:31 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Jack Frost:
And why is yor husband "cruise-o-phobic?"

jf [/b]
Good question and I don't know. It's just that everytime I mention the word "cruise" I seem to lose him -- POOF -- he's gone.

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#920327 - 02/14/04 07:54 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kathyk:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jack Frost:
And why is yor husband "cruise-o-phobic?"

jf [/b]
Good question and I don't know. It's just that everytime I mention the word "cruise" I seem to lose him -- POOF -- he's gone. [/b]
Ooh, er missus! hehehe...

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#920328 - 02/14/04 08:09 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Imagine all those great cabin sharing suggestions. It would be like Death on the Nile. Frank you could be Hercule Poirot \:\)

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#920329 - 02/14/04 10:01 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Sounds like a pretty cool idea. If you don't like the idea of being on a ship......

Maybe we could all just share a motel room in Wildwood, NJ and shove an old Wurlitzer spinet in there with us. ;\)
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#920330 - 02/14/04 10:14 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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It would be really neat if we could get the public to pay to be with us...Alternatively, we could rent a little Mexican resort for a week, have a couple pianos shipped in. :rolleyes:
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#920331 - 02/14/04 11:30 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Diarmuid2:
Imagine all those great cabin sharing suggestions. It would be like Death on the Nile. Frank you could be Hercule Poirot \:\) [/b]
(chuckle)

Chris

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#920332 - 02/15/04 11:43 AM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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Sorry, but count me among the cruise-o-phobes.

The whole notion just sounds boring to me, although the company of piano-lovers might help. Friends and relatives love cruises, though. I guess I just don't get it. My wife feels the same way, although she loves the water.

If I'm vacationing, I prefer something more active.
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#920333 - 02/15/04 12:05 PM Re: Piano Forums Cruise Anyone?
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i actually share joe's sentiments about cruises in general. it just seemed like a piano world cruise was unique enough and the attraction of being with forumites might overcome my general sense of claustrophobia about being stuck on a ship with crowds of people. knowing the people i think would make all the difference.

but to be more practical, rather than starry-eyed, i think the cost of the whole trip is a very big factor in whether or not it is feasible. it isn't how i would normally spend my vacation (i'm usually bicycling, hiking, backpacking, or sea kayaking), so it would have to not wipe out my vacation budget for the year.
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