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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:44 pm

Very cute idea. It would be a nice thing to give to all of the groups when they get onboard (or when they depart, if more than one location hit during a cruise). Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:05 pm

Just thought of something else - could use Cafe Press so that pins could be designed and order 1 at a time thus avoiding the production cost issue and the storage and distribution issues, and people could buy their own, as well as ordering larger numbers for group cruises and distributing on board. They'll be more like the political type buttons, though, and not as good for pinning on hats or lanyards. On the other hand, you could also order a coffee cup or tee shirt!
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:12 pm

WOW! You guys are all very creative... I love how ideas "snowball" here!! I think this is a wonderful idea and I'm all for it!

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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:10 pm

Here is what I have so far for rough ideas. Please, give your input.
Now as for crossing the equator, international date line, etc we have
three choices use color stones to attach to the cruise that you
completed the crossing on, have a seperate pin altogether, or use
the US Navies system which issues a really cute certificate and a
wallet card.

Remember, I am trying to keep the artistry on these simple by
keeping the icons simple. Color and style can be discussed later.


New England/ Canada ............................Lobster? Lighthouse?

Caribbean ............................................Jolly Roger Flag

South American ....................................Toucan

Antartica .............................................Penguin [please keep this one]

Mediterranean ......................................Gondala? Colosseum?

Baltic ..................................................Bear

British Isles...........................................Big Ben

Transantlantic Crossing...........................Steamer Trunk

Middle East ..........................................Camel? Genie Lamp?

Far East ..............................................Dragon

Australia/N.Z. .......................................Kangaroo? Koala Bear?

Alaska/Arctic.........................................Polar Bear {please keep this one}

Hawaii .................................................Pineapple

World Cruise .........................................Globe


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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:42 pm

Pete, they all look like super ideas! You are very creative!
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:56 pm

Pete, why do you want to keep a polar bear for Alaska ?. It doesn't seem representative. If it has to be an animal a black bear is more appropriate.
A polar bear would be for cruising the North West Passage perhaps ?
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:51 pm

I love this idea ... it helps connect this group of freeks (I mean people) and lets us showcase where we have been. The themes are great Pete ... definitely the penguin for Antartica and a lighthouse for Canada. I don't see a palm tree anywhere ... perhaps use this instead for the Caribbean.

I'm not sure if this has been suggested, but it would be nice to have some Cruise Freeks identification put on the pin ... even if it is just the initials. I can see them getting alot of attention from other cruisers. It would be a privelege to wear them.

This is why this site and group are great!!
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:39 am

Maybe a Kodiak Bear for Alaska? There are Polar Bears in Alaska, however.

Hey...what about River Cruises????? Let's not forget about these!

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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:02 am

Maybe one of the Rhine castles? The ones that look like the Cinderella Castle at Disney...

Of course you'd need something different for the Yangtze

Could use a paddlewheel boat for the US ones
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:59 am

The Alaska also incudes all Arctic region cruises as well. That is
why I chose a symbol which is associated with polar regions. I
am taking a Norway cruise and will soon be wearing my Polar
Bear proudly.

I thought we could do river cruises later while we concentrate
getting things in motion. I already had some ideas such as
mosquito/Amazon; maple leaf/ST Lawrence; sphinx/Nile;
Castle/Rhine, Paddlewheel boat /American Rivers.

Please, vote on the question mark ones.

I also put the Jolly Roger for the Caribbean as a starter
hoping others will submit other ideas. I've heard Sail fish

Another issue I am hoping to resolve is how we are going to do
the line crossings. I was thinking mermaid for Equator, Sea Serpeant
for the International Date Line. The polar circles could either be seals
colored blue and red {traditional Arctic and Antarctic colors} or we
could put a color coded fish in the icons mouth.

I really, really wanted to use some symbols that just didnt work out.
I love palm trees but there so universal its hard to associate them
with one particular area.

Yes, about having a Cruise Freeks logo. I like the CF initials idea..
good thinking!



Remember, this is the end product of CF members collaborative
thinking so keep the ideas coming.
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:20 am

Livabeth wrote:
and a lighthouse for Canada. !!

Lighthouses are everywhere Liv , A maple leaf is better I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:32 am

Pin list so far:

Australia ......................................Kangaroo? Koala Bear? Sydney Opera House?
N.Z. ............................................Kiwi
Europe River cruise.........................Mad Ludwig's Castle
Caribbean ....................................Jolly Roger Flag
South American ............................Toucan
Mediterranean ..............................Gondala? Colosseum?
Baltic ..........................................Bear
British Isles/UK...............................Big Ben
Ireland.........................................Shamrock
Transantlantic Crossing...................Steamer Trunk
Middle East ..................................Camel? Genie Lamp?
Far East ......................................Dragon
New England/ Canada ....................Lobster? Lighthouse?
Alaska/Arctic.................................Polar Bear?
...............definitely the penguin for Antartica....
Hawaii .........................................Pineapple
World Cruise .................................Globe
About having a Cruise Freeks logo, like the CF initials idea?

Where else in the world? All River cruising? Color / Stones for different?
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:39 am

lordoftime wrote:
Livabeth wrote:
and a lighthouse for Canada. !!

Lighthouses are everywhere Liv , A maple leaf is better I think.

I agree that lighthouses are everywhere and had thought of a maple leaf as well, but the pin is for Canada/New England and thought that a lighthouse was more appropriate for both.
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:40 am

cunar-deer wrote:
Pin list so far:

Australia ......................................Kangaroo? Koala Bear? Sydney Opera House?
N.Z. ............................................Kiwi
Europe River cruise.........................Mad Ludwig's Castle
Caribbean ....................................Jolly Roger Flag
South American ............................Toucan
Mediterranean ..............................Gondala? Colosseum?
Baltic ..........................................Bear
British Isles/UK...............................Big Ben
Ireland.........................................Shamrock
Transantlantic Crossing...................Steamer Trunk
Middle East ..................................Camel? Genie Lamp?
Far East ......................................Dragon
New England/ Canada ....................Lobster? Lighthouse?
Alaska/Arctic.................................Polar Bear?
...............definitely the penguin for Antartica....
Hawaii .........................................Pineapple
World Cruise .................................Globe
About having a Cruise Freeks logo, like the CF initials idea?

Where else in the world? All River cruising? Color / Stones for different?
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Not that I have been on a Panama Canal cruise, but how about adding Panama to the list. I'm not sure of what symbolizes that area.
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:47 am

Pin list so far:

Australia ......................................Kangaroo? Koala Bear? Sydney Opera House?
N.Z. ............................................Kiwi
Europe River cruise.........................Mad Ludwig's Castle
Caribbean ....................................Jolly Roger Flag
South American ............................Toucan
Mediterranean ..............................Parthenon ? Gondala? Colosseum?
Baltic ..........................................Bear
British Isles/UK...............................Big Ben
Ireland.........................................Shamrock
Transantlantic Crossing...................Steamer Trunk
Middle East ..................................Camel? Genie Lamp?
Suez Canal...................................Pyramid
Far East ......................................Dragon
New England/ Canada ....................Maple Leaf ! Lobster? Lighthouse?
Alaska/Arctic.................................Polar Bear?
...............definitely the penguin for Antartica....
Hawaii .........................................Pineapple
World Cruise .................................Globe
Panama Canal ..............................Panama Hat
Rounding Cape Horn .......................Rocks with Waves crashing
About having a Cruise Freeks logo, like the CF initials idea?


Why don't you set up a vote Pete for each place ?
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:21 pm

Crossing the Equator ..................Neptune !
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:09 pm

Lighthouse wins for New England
I like the Horn idea.
Equator is Neptune
Canals are great
I would then keep the Genie lamp over the Camel
for the Middle East because you have an
Egyptian item for the Suez

I still need input for Europe and Australia

I chose a Gondola because its nautical and Italy
is close to the center historically and geographically

In a sense we are voting now but if anyone wants to
start a voting thread that would be great. (far beyond
what I can do on a computer).

Lastly, there are two standards we need to lay down.

What length for a Caribbean should qualify 3,5,7 day?

The Transantlantic Crossing should you have to complete
both an East and West bound? Also, should it be just the
traditional NYC to Southhampton route?

PS. I am also a writer so when this is over
you can come up with plot ideas for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:55 pm

I'm still hoping for a "shellback" turtle pin...as long as the induction ceremony isn't what my Navy friends say it is [too much like hazing, not as bad as keelhauling!]Pirate Arg
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:29 pm

5 days for a Caribbean , One way for transatlantic. Could be any two ports.

For the baltic cruise how about the Mermaid statue.

For Australia I would go with the Kangaroo
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:43 pm

I like the kangaroo too for Aussie!

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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:35 am

cunar-deer wrote:
I'm still hoping for a "shellback" turtle pin...as long as the induction ceremony isn't what my Navy friends say it is [too much like hazing, not as bad as keelhauling!]Pirate Arg
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Here is the link for the company that makes really nice certificates
and wallet cards for many of the rites of passage we have talked
about. These are US Navy standards and are a bit more rigorous
than what I have proposed but they make for a nice keepsake.

I think everyone should look at this site.

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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:40 am

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5 days for a Caribbean , One way for transatlantic. Could be any two ports.

For the baltic cruise how about the Mermaid statue.

For Australia I would go with the Kangaroo


I think a mermaid would freeze to death in the Baltic.

We could use those Eastern Orthodox style buildings?

Definately, a Kangaroo for Australia
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:51 am

I think the Mermaid statue is more iconic but the Hermitage in St Petersburg is also.
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:49 pm

Your right the Argos sailed the Baltic to get the Golden Fleece ,so
a mermaid could work. What do you think about Italy,the Gondola?
I also gave our St Lawrence the Maple Leaf I thought you would
appreciate that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Forming A Cruise Club   Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:51 pm

This is such a cool idea! Pete thanks for putting so much time and effort into it. I think it's going to be very popular!
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