Friday, January 6, 2012

Book a Royal Caribbean celebrity cruise with Kate next August


No, this is actually not a parody dreamed up for a few laughs by the nonbelievers on a slow Friday night. Kate really is joining Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas August 12-19, 2012. For just several thousand dollars (plus flight to Ft. Lauderdale, plus hotel the night before, plus tips, plus alcohol, plus shore excursions, plus fuel surcharge of $70/day if fuel goes over $65/barrel), you too can:


  • Meet Kate Gosselin at our private welcome cocktail party
  • A commemorative personalized gift from Kate (one per family)
  • Capture your memories onboard with a personal photo with Kate Gosselin
  • Join Kate for a private BBQ on deck with a fabulous band
  • Join Kate for a morning brunch
  • Fun fun family games with Kate and staff
  • Charity dinner with Kate (optional)
  • Got questions for Kate? Attend her Q & A session
  • Check out Kate's latest book and bring it onboard for a book signing
  • Doesn't Kate always have the best ideas! Learn a new craft from the professional herself
  • Let's explore! Shore excursion with Kate
  • Let's talk about our fabulous cruise experience! Private group farewell dinner
Oh by the way, if Kate doesn't show up for whatever reason, I don't know like if Steve gets a splinter, you're SOL. According to a press release, two of the children will be going. For more information and to sign up, check out the official web site. http://www.kategosselincruise.com/

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chefsummer said...

Admi..

Here I thought it was a wicked witch since poster since good ol' KG still has the broom this is good though.

Pam said...

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahhaha

Oh Lordy Bee

Have Fun With That....Not to mention August is the height of hurricane season.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Pulling this from the other thread from Layla: "Maybe that's where the recent talk of "true friends" comes from--she was just buttering them up so they feel like she is really their friend, and this is a way for all of them to spend time together--when actually she is using them to make a buck. Just when we thought she couldn't be more repulsive."

I couldn't agree more strongly with this. I have felt bad for some of her fans for awhile. Today I feel sick. Look, a good number of her fans are really young and will grow out of this celeb-obsession stage. If any one of them spends a dime of their money that should be spent on college that's sick. The rest of her fans are mostly mentally unstable, shut ins, delusional, extremely stubborn, overall just an unstable lot. Kate is PREYING on young people and the unstable. It's not right. It's unethical. It's wrong. I think she had this potential idea in the bag for MONTHS and was buttering them all up sucking up to them on twitter playing nice in this delusional, out of touch hope they will all sign up for the cruise. This whole thing smells of a set up. I KNEW this would happen, that she too would chew up and spit out her fans just like she did to every single other person who ever cared about her. Fans? You've officially been chewed up, and if you're not coming on this cruise because you can't afford it or even if you can afford it not going because you SHOULDN'T spend money on this scam, you've just been Royal Caribbean spit OUT.

Is it me or has the past week or so been one wild ride with this woman? I thought things were finally dying down.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Kate's too dazzled by the idea of a free trip that she hasn't yet figured out that she will be TRAPPED on this floating petri dish with people, some of whom will demand her attention.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

This is one time where the best thing that ever happened to Kate's demographic is that they're mostly mediocre and probably don't make that much money. No matter how much they may WANT to waste their money on this, if you don't have the money you don't have it.

She hasn't the first clue who her fans are, how much most of America is struggling, what the average family really makes, how even families that "could" conceivably afford this are making wiser decisions by saving instead or paying off debt, etc. It's really insulting.

Steve DiCaprio said...

Great job with the photoshop! Too bad you didn't put Steve's head in there instead of Leo's.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Hehe I don't think I could keep my pepsi from going through my nose I tried to sit here and crop Steves head in too.

Annie2 said...

Poor Leo, he had to hold Kate up to the railing. I bet she said that he had to do it under threat of severity.

In the Neighborhood said...

Steve DiCaprio said... 6

Great job with the photoshop! Too bad you didn't put Steve's head in there instead of Leo's.

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I looked at the photo and was going to type that very thing...and then I saw your post! :)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It's fair to say this movie would have had a drastically different ending if Kate were in it.

As in, ohh floating door to hold onto and save your life? Gimme that it's MINE, woman!

Katie Cry-duh said...

Yes Kate is preying on her tweeties. She's egging them on and pretending they'll be best buds on the boat. She's also encouraging Ellie to get an after school job to get $, another woman to cancel a Disney cruise, and someone else to cancel a trip to pigeon forge so they can join her. Predator. Bitch of prey. How about paying for your own cruise, idiot?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh Lord....you really want Steve in there don't you....

Pam said...

Me thinks a couple hundred fans of this site should book the same cruise and make her miserabl. We could make Skeeve have to work hard for his money that week. Tee-Hee

( On second thought, he would have to work even harder to protect her from lunatic fans...never mind. )


Seriously though, I think it's sad that the kids were the main draw of the show~ without them there was no show and NOBODY would even know who the heck Kate is if it weren't for them~ but Kate is the only one who gets to go on talk shows and fun trips while the kids sit home with the sitter of the month. She reaps all of the fancy schmancy rewards, and every now and then the kids will get a cheap toy from the gumball machine and a ride through the carwash for their hard work on the show.

Why is this not a Kate PLUS EIGHT cruise? What about the EIGHT? Are they chopped liver?

In the Neighborhood said...

like if Steve gets a splinter, you're SOL

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No excuse. Kate still has the wooden stick up there and she's still going!

In the Neighborhood said...

Oh Lord....you really want Steve in there don't you....

YES!!! Either Steve or Milo!!!

Annie2 said...

"Oh Lord....you really want Steve in there don't you...."

Yes please, your soiling my teenage crush memories. I could never look at Leo the same way if he was left holding Kate up.

FL mama said...

What I really love is the item on the list that says "Check out Kate's latest book and BRING IT ONBOARD. She won't even spring for a measly copy of her own stupid book!!

chefsummer said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 10
It's fair to say this movie would have had a drastically different ending if Kate were in it.

As in, ohh floating door to hold onto and save your life? Gimme that it's MINE, woman!
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Kate would been to busy ordering him around through the whole movie he'd let her drown.

PJ's momma said...

Poor Leo, he has to hold Kate up because she's too lazy and exhausted-ish to hold on to the rail herself. I love the picture of her mug that you picked. LOLOL!!!

Katie Cry-duh said...

If you put Steve in there, don't forget to photoshop a rat paw (complete with ratclaws) where Leo's hand is

Pam said...

If anybody thinks about booking this cruise and wonders why the rates are cheaper in August, it's because of the CRAPPY weather during that month and September. Lots of tropical disturbances and rough seas. You really take a gamble during this time of year, and if you get sea sick easily...rut roe. The ocean turns in a washing machine quite a bit during August.

Marie said...

So this even isn't until August? Gee...I sure hope Kate still is as relavent as she was at the Australia Zoo.

If she is all about her kids, why is it she is the one going and experencing? Why isn't she running these kids to sports or going to games, family bowling night? (One idea TLC never did). You know, ride bikes as a family?

Kate just strikes me as one weird parent to say the least. In all these years of filming I never once saw her sing songs with or to the kids, no reading to the kids nothing but yelling, going on trips, freaking out and blaming Jon or others. Just so strange.

chefsummer said...

Can't forget the purse..

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Ok, I changed the photoshop to add purse boy.

Man he makes one sad Leo.

url said...

Funny! I'm agreeing with others regarding photoshopping Steve's head for Leonardo's. Sheeple can pay double for this cruise. They can join Kart and Steve on deck to experience sea sickness. Kart will greet them with paper towels while Steve holds their vomit buckets.

url said...

LOL, I just saw ratclaw's head! This will increase the sheeple cruise rate to $5,000/per sheep.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I read one of Paige's tweets where she is being told to get a job, do whatever it takes to make this cruise. She replies like a very mature person at this point: I have to save for college.

&&&&&&&

Thank goodness the young sheeple is maturing and realizing how silly this is.

F-you Kate for not supporting this young woman in saving money for worthy causes like her education. Kate told her to try her "hardest" to come. F-you again.

Grifter Overboard said...

I don't know when I have been as furious at Kate as I was when I found out about this cruise. I really do feel sorry for these sheeple because they think that she's doing this because she loves them. They cannot comprehend that she's making money off each and every one of them. Come on, fans, she's using you. You might see her for a total of three hours (if you're lucky) during a seven day cruise. That's it. You can figure on spending at least $3,800 to $4,000 on this trip and that's for the cheap cabin. Is it really worth it?

Grifter Overboard said...

Shouldn't it say "Steven Neild" instead of Leonardo? Good job, Admin. This rates right up there with the saloon girl photoshop!

Ellie said...

You've outdone yourself on this one Admin!

On another note-yes it's truly horrifying to witness her devouring the weak(minded). It's like watching a cat play a mouse to their death. A narcissist certainly has no boundaries.

chefsummer said...

KG begging and grifting never ends does it not even with teenagers.

Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic said...

Could someone please explain to me how this Cruise with Khate thing came about? Did someone from Royal Caribbean call her up and say, "We will give you a free cruise if you get your fans to buy spots on the cruise" ? Again, it is similar to my question of how the she-witch got the money for the Mercedes BBB, I don't understand either of these came about. I would love some help from some of you.

Bill's Mom said...

It's mind boggling. Kate can't send the sheep thank you notes but is "begging" them repeatedly to line her pockets by going on this over priced cruise. Woman, do you have no shame?

Marie said...

I find it really hard to believe Kate says she is a positive person when all she does is walk around with this permanent scowl on her face.

For someone who says she is always happy with her kids, you think she'd show it, huh?

Probably the only time she's smiled today is knowing that come summer she'll be off on a warm cruise without her kids. Either dumping them on Jon or someone else.

You think maybe her kids will ever resent her for it one day? Although she claims they love what she does. As a child my dad was often a way on long business trips, I don't remember feeling happy that he would breeze in and out like he did some times.

How can Kate, with doing this cruise, be relevant to so many other parents/moms with kids and all? She couldn't possibly be. Instead of giving Kate something she thinks she deserves why not give her a taste of real life? Have her, oh, I don't know actually work to earn something?

If she is this entitled I don't know if I want to imagine how entitled her kids will feel in a few years when she refuses them day trips to the spa, expensive clothes, trips to here and there or to go to the movies with friends.

Must bite to hear, "Do as I say, not as I do." in that house.

Anonymous said...

There's a lot here that's really sad, but you know what really sucks? There are going to be kids that COULD have a spring or summer vacation with the family, but mom (probably mom, not dad) is going to waste the money and time on this nonsense.

C (Is for cookie)

Anonymous said...

I admit that I'm surprised that Royal Caribbean is attaching their name to this; I've never been on a cruise, but my cruising friends almost unanimously agree that RC is the classiest of the lot.

I'm with Rearranging the Deck Chairs--does anyone have any idea how a "celeb" cruise like this is planned?

C (Is for cookie)

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of these fans will be "not fans" by the end of the trip. Sure, Kate will be in an overall excellent mood, because it will be all about her, but what happens when something goes wrong--and it will, because that's life--or someone annoys the queen? After witnessing one of her hissy fits, or even being on the receiving end of her nastiness, how many of them will still be able to blame stress, editing, meanie-pants babysitters, Jon, exhaustion, or low blood sugar? Will the "She has eight kids!!!" battle cry be meaningful to them when she's obviously been away from the count 'em, eight, for several days?

I think it's going to be very interesting to watch this unfold.

C (Is for cookie)

Jennifer said...

"Kate's too dazzled by the idea of a free trip that she hasn't yet figured out that she will be TRAPPED on this floating petri dish with people, some of whom will demand her attention."

Don't worry. That's what Steve is for, remember? He'll make sure they don't get too close.

Also, this is clearly Kate's way of grifting a free cruise, and none of this is surprising. She's a sociopath, remember? Manipulating and using people to advance their own agenda is what they do.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

GREAT job on the photo shopped pic Admin! The best one yet, lol. It seems I got here too late to have to see Leo DiCaprio in the photo, thankfully.

Well, I have just caught up on all of today's news in the last post and this one, and everyone has already made such great points! So, I'll just add my two cents to what I think is the biggest problem with this Khate Kruise to Hell (I copied part of Layla's comments from the last post and then I got to this one and saw that Admin also focused on it in her comment #3):
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Layla said... 187

Orbitz has that cruise listed for $1065. No wonder she's pushing so hard for her fans to go--she will be making money off of them. No wonder she's "tearing up at the thought"--the thought of the money! I would be insulted if I were one of them--she says they are her friends, yet she's scheming ways to take their cash, and grifting stuff from them, too. Maybe that's where the recent talk of "true friends" comes from--she was just buttering them up so they feel like she is really their friend, and this is a way for all of them to spend time together--when actually she is using them to make a buck. Just when we thought she couldn't be more repulsive.

Will any of them actually go? You would have to have two to share each room, and it doesn't sound like any of them know each other outside of Twitter. THen each would have to cough up a minimum of $1900 for the trip, plus airfare, hotel, gratuities, and possibly a huge fuel charge. At least $3K per person, and just so they can meet Kate.??? Insane!

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Layla, I think you really nailed it. Not just in her tweet today about "true friends", but in quite a few tweets recently, Khate has been telling her small group of devoted sheeple that she really considers them her "friends". I've seen her do it repeatedly in the last few weeks. So, now we know that she indeed was buttering them up to get them to go on this cruise.

I really hope that even the sheeple will not be dumb enough to fail to realize that there is a PREMIUM charged on the cruise if they book it through that travel agency, just for the "experience" of seeing Khate. Sheesh, do you think that MAYBE at least some of them are waking up now and realizing that this has nothing to do with Khate wanting to meet her fans? If she wanted to do that, it would be closer to home and at little to no cost. They MUST realize by now that Khate is USING her fans to make money. Shilling cruises to them is all she's got left. So pathetic.

What I would REALLY like to know is how these cruises work if not enough people sign up. I know this really isn't a "Kate Gosselin Cruise", it's just a small part of the cruise, something a travel agency has arranged to book more passengers. There are thousands of passengers who will probably not even be aware of this little Khate-fest. For the Khate sheeple that book through that travel agency specifically for this bullcrap Khate package, there's definitely a premium (about $1,000), and Khate probably gets half of that from the travel agency. BUT, I would love to know if the contract with Khate requires a minimum number of bookings through the agency. So, if only ten people book it, let's say the agency makes $10,000 for that premium charged for Khate. Then, they split it with her and they only have made $5,000. So, are they going to want to provide Khate with a freebie cruise for her and her boyfriend, plus airfare (and probably hotels), if they only make $5,000? You see where I'm going here - there MUST be a provision in the contract that they will only be sending Khate on the cruise if a certain minimum number of bookings are made through this travel agency, for this Khate package. If not, it gets canceled. That must be why Khate is pushing it so hard, and I expect she will be pimping it out even more in the coming weeks and months.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

(Sorry, but since I missed all this yesterday, I kind of have a lot to say right now, lol.)


I love the way this dumb bitch tweeted out her news as if she was announcing a book tour in various US cities that some of them could come to, oh what fun, we can all meet Khate. She is SO out of touch that she really did not realize that this wasn't such super fantastic news to her fans because the FIRST question everyone would have is "What will this cost"? Of course, Khate has no idea what that's like because she simply does not travel on her own dime ever.

I see that the final payment is due by May 15th. She has NO clue that most of her sheeple will not be able to come up with $3,000 - $4,000 (per person) in the next four months. That's quite a bit, even when times are good. Also, many people have higher than normal bills this month just paying off all the Christmas charges. So, they already planned on extra money going towards that in January. The last thing they're thinking about right now is shelling out thousands of dollars per person for a vacation.

It would be very expensive for sheeple to go with their spouse and kids. I can't even see anyone doing that. Some might go alone, like mumbear in Australia left her husband and nine kids to travel across Australia to see Khate at the Steve Irwin gala dinner and the zoo event. But really, can you see any decent mother leaving her husband and kids home for a week in August, and spending at least $3,000 to $4,000 on a vacation like this for just herself? For that kind of money, the whole family could go on a vacation closer to home. Wouldn't any good parent provide a FAMILY vacation if they could, rather than indulge her Khate obsession? Plus, as many said, in some parts of the country, the kids will be going back to school at that time, so the sheeple wouldn't be able to leave. Or, school would start the following week and how could moms be away alone the very last week of summer?

Oh, that's right! That is EXACTLY what Khate is doing! She will be leaving her kids on their very last week of summer break so she can go have a freebie vacation with her boyfriend. What a great mom. Hey, she probably thinks this will be a reward for her having to be "stuck" home with the kids all summer. Hmm, doesn't Khate usually go get the kids' haircuts, backpacks, clothes and shoes that week? Also, what about having to adjust their sleep schedules and get them ready for the school routine again? Most moms I know start getting the kids to bed a little earlier every night for about a week to ten days before school starts.

Whatever happens, I think Khate will absolutely HATE this trip. I've been on a cruise before, many years ago, and it's just not my thing. I don't plan on ever taking another one, just not into being stuck in a massive floating hotel with tons of annoying people. We know how Khate hates being around people and large crowds (as in the Philly episode last year), so she will never be able to handle this cruise. I really think she might have some fantasy of what it's like to be on a cruise ("Love Boat", anyone?) but when she gets there, it will be horrible for her. Then, there's always the problem with the weather that time of year. Good luck, Khate, you are certainly going to need it!

She's such a c word said...

I agree that Leo's name needs to be edited to Steven 'Purse Boy' Neild. :-)

She's such a c word said...

PS-I think the Kateanic only won 8, count em 8, Academy Awards.

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JudyK said...

When this ship goes down like the Titanic...and it will...it will be Steve and Kate first, leaving the fans behind to go down w/ the ship.

JudyK said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 24
Ok, I changed the photoshop to add purse boy.

Man he makes one sad Leo.
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Great job, but you forgot the rat claw (as someone else suggested).

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Excellent photoshopping, Administrator :o)

F-U Kate!

You piece of sh*t.

I hope someone throws her overboard, and the ship keeps going.

I pray that this money making stunt backfires, and finally opens her sheeple's eyes.

Damn greedy she-devil/vampire. Pick pocketing people as she goes along in life.
F-U again.

Molly12 said...

My guess would be that she has to have a certain amount of sheeple bookings or the event gets canceled. That would explain her frantic “I love every one of you so much it brings tears to my eyes” tweeting. If the trip gets canceled, I wonder what her excuse will be? When singers/bands can’t sell enough tickets, they always use some lame excuse as they would never admit to low ticket sales. The only excuse I think Kate could use would be something like a personal commitment unexpectedly came up and she regrets that she can’t make the trip. This will be interesting to see how this plays out in the next couple of months.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

I just read TwitIQ to see what the sheeple tweeted Khate and what her responses were. It was very interesting because I then clicked on a few of the sheeple's names and went to their TwitIQ's to see what they were saying to each other all day. The small group of regular tweetie sheeple were all talking about how expensive this cruise is, and they're very disappointed. Great way to tease the VERY few fans you have left, Khate! They are all really pushing for that St. Louis "meet and greet" again, and it's going to be hard for her to keep avoiding it now. You know, because she loves her Twitter "friends" so much it brings her to tears, and she just can't wait to meet them all. Ha, time to put your effing money where your mouth is Khate!

As so many of you have already said, it really is sad how she begged and pleaded with them to go, telling them to "do it", it will be so much fun, I'll die if you go, yes, cancel that family cruise to Disney (that sheeple's kids are going to be so NOT thrilled). I also saw that tweet that someone referred to in the last post - one of the first tweets Khate replied to was from the sheeple mom who said she's been out of work for two years. It looked like that sheeple was implying "Really Khate, are you kidding me? Do you have any idea what people are going through in this economy as you start hawking a CRUISE that will cost several thousand dollars a person?!" I saw another mom say she was looking for a job too.

Khate really is THAT out of touch! I wonder if she even knew what the actual cost for this cruise would be. Probably not, as she really doesn't give a crap. This is from the bitch who tweeted last summer that she couldn't go somewhere "on my dime". After all this time on Twitter, doesn't she know who her fan base is (however tiny that group is)? Most of her tweetie "friends" are delusional teens and tweens, (some are in Canada, England, Ireland). Then, she has several retired old ladies who constantly tweet about their medical issues, surgeries, and mobility problems. The rest are mothers who are home with their young children full time and living on one salary, or are employed outside the home and killing themselves just to make ends meet, while Khate lies around all day tweeting.

I saw Paige tweeted that her parents said she could go, but she would have to come up with the money on her own. Of course, she said she has no job and even if she got one, she'd never come up with $3,500 in that amount of time. Thankfully, she realizes that saving for college is a bigger priority right now. Also she told Austin that she'd rather go to St. Louis if he ever gets that "meet and greet" with Khate set up there. Austin told her that HE has the money for this cruise trip, he could "write a check for it today", but he doesn't know if his parents will let him go. He's 18 and a freshman in college, btw. Being tweet buddies with moms and grannies is one thing, but why on earth he'd want to go on a cruise with them is just beyond me.

(cont'd)

Pity Party said...

And the crazy part - she is telling some of them to bring their kids (more money) when she makes no mention that she is bringing her own. How many times is the word family mentioned in the schedule. Telling MJ she will push her around in the wheelchair. Don't let the fact that you are in a wheelchair stop you. This from a woman who watched from afar while Steve and the crew took care of her kids when they were puking their guts out and begging to turn around on their deep sea excursion. No we have to go further, to get more fish.

I foresee a deep depression ensuing for a few of them. She says "there are so many" of the virtual fans when only a handful interact with her as full-fledged sheeple. Many of the people there just follow celebrities and/or are die-hard haters. I can see a few them going as well.

So far only two have said they can make it - Iwana and another lady that she has never really engaged. I can see her pushing the sheeple out of the picture that are not going, and embracing the ones that are on board.

Some may turn on her when they find out they are paying an additional $900, plus more just to see her. I think they actually see themselves hanging out with her and Steve the entire time. They will only see her during the scheduled events (about an hour a day) and will have a lot of downtime in the interim knowing they are breathing the same air as their beloved mummy of the year, but can't get to her.

On another note, I can't believe her kids will soon be 8 and 12 and are just now going through a car wash with their mom. Just shows how cut off they are from the real world.

Never has she been more transparent. She is truly despicable and delusional.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

Austin also said he emailed Khate yesterday morning about setting up the meet and greet in St. Louis. Some of Khate's biggest sheeple tweeters said they would go to that, as it was so much closer, so much cheaper, and not as many days away. Leigh and Barb aren't going on the cruise, but would try to go to St. Louis. Paige said she'd go to St. Louis also. That other teen fan, Emily, is only 15 and she was hoping she could go on this cruise as it's her 16th birthday in August. Of course she probably had no idea how expensive it was when she was excitedly tweeting that to Paige. Later on, when she learned the price, she said even a Disney cruise is so much cheaper. She also tweeted that her mom is a single mom and that her dad "pays the lowest amount of child support", so she can't go on this cruise. Plus, it wouldn't be safe for her to go on a cruise alone. I saw several non-fans tweeting her that she shouldn't talk about her family's private and financial business on Twitter, and they also sympathized with her that this event really was not a fair move by Khate.

The only person that I saw say she is definitely going is that mom ("gypsi") who said she would cancel the family's plans to go on a Disney cruise this summer. She has five kids and she actually said she was going to call and get prices for eight people to go (I guess her and her husband, five kids, plus someone else). Then she said she'd need airfare too. Really, did she think that a cruise for eight plus airfare would be doable? She later tweeted that it was $14,000 PLUS airfare (and the cruise doesn't include drinks, btw). So, she said she's going to go alone with just her daughter! Hey kids, you know that Disney cruise we were going to take, well, forget it, Mom's going on a cruise with one kid instead just to meet Khate! Oh, and she even tweeted that her daughter and her mother went to Cozumel for five days for $300 per person. Yet, she's stupid enough to pay $3,000 to $4,000 per person for her and her daughter????

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

Austin also said he emailed Khate yesterday morning about setting up the meet and greet in St. Louis. Some of Khate's biggest sheeple tweeters said they would go to that, as it was so much closer, so much cheaper, and not as many days away. Leigh and Barb aren't going on the cruise, but would try to go to St. Louis. Paige said she'd go to St. Louis also. That other teen fan, Emily, is only 15 and she was hoping she could go on this cruise as it's her 16th birthday in August. Of course she probably had no idea how expensive it was when she was excitedly tweeting that to Paige. Later on, when she learned the price, she said even a Disney cruise is so much cheaper. She also tweeted that her mom is a single mom and that her dad "pays the lowest amount of child support", so she can't go on this cruise. Plus, it wouldn't be safe for her to go on a cruise alone. I saw several non-fans tweeting her that she shouldn't talk about her family's private and financial business on Twitter, and they also sympathized with her that this event really was not a fair move by Khate.

The only person that I saw say she is definitely going is that mom ("gypsi") who said she would cancel the family's plans to go on a Disney cruise this summer. She has five kids and she actually said she was going to call and get prices for eight people to go (I guess her and her husband, five kids, plus someone else). Then she said she'd need airfare too. Really, did she think that a cruise for eight plus airfare would be doable? She later tweeted that it was $14,000 PLUS airfare (and the cruise doesn't include drinks, btw). So, she said she's going to go alone with just her daughter! Hey kids, you know that Disney cruise we were going to take, well, forget it, Mom's going on a cruise with one kid instead just to meet Khate! Oh, and she even tweeted that her daughter and her mother went to Cozumel for five days for $300 per person. Yet, she's stupid enough to pay $3,000 to $4,000 per person for her and her daughter????

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

Pity Party said... 50

So far only two have said they can make it - Iwana and another lady that she has never really engaged. I can see her pushing the sheeple out of the picture that are not going, and embracing the ones that are on board.

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Actually, Iwana only said two things:

@CJWhodunit @BHappyLoveLaugh LOL..out of town right now, but will be in August too if @kateplusmy8 doesn't mind me showing up?


in reply to a non-fan's tweet:

@hockeymom9598 @SuzeW718 @acemme @hgraymommy @PimpMyKids @Quiltpeach @Kateplusmy8 Where did you see that Iwana said Yes? No facts as usual.

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I don't think that sounds like he's going. After the way Khate has treated him all these months he'd be insane to waste his time and money like that. Khate would only ignore him in person, and the whole thing would make him look like such a fool. I really hope he doesn't embarrass himself like that.

So, all I saw was that one mom (with five kids), "gypsi". You're right, I never really saw Khate tweet with her before, but I guess if she books the trip, she'll be Khate's new Twitter BFF.

Kat said...

This is a typical "con". They prey on the weak and the stupid. She's just interested in lining her pockets You dumbasses (SHEEPLE)------- GET A JOB, YOU LOW LIFE PIECE OF SHIT!! This woman should rot in hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boston Bonnie said...

I doubt this is Royal Caribbean sponsored. I have sailed 15 times (no I'm not rich - just frugal) with lots of different "group". The travel agent will work with RC to make some space available for the events that she has on the schedule. The cruise people will accommodate most groups if they have enough notice.

My fear is that with final payment due in May some of these people will plop down the credit card and then when her majesty cancels they will be stuck and either take the cruise regardless of her attendance or take a percentage loss depending on when they cancel. Lousy thing to do to your fans!

As for the premium rate, if they want to do this they can book directly with RC, be on the ship and hope for a KG sighting. The ordinary passenger will probably see her as much as the ones that are paying close to a $1000 more to book with her group.

Hurricane season runs May to October so lots of people cruise during that timeframe, particularly families, because of school schedules. Most of my cruises have been during that time and the cruise lines want to protect not just their passengers but their multi-million dollar investment in the ships so they steer clear of the nasty weather.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

Ugh, sorry that I have a double post at #51 and #52. I got a "server error" and my comment didn't post, so I hit submit again.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

Boston Bonnie said... 55
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I agree with you, this is just some package this particular travel agency is offering to book some passengers and make money.

About the cancellation fees, I hope the sheeple saw this on the website:

Cancellation Fee per person:
Feb. 1 - April 25, 2012 - $200
April 26 - June 10, 2012 - $400
June 11 - July 10, 2012 - 50%
July 11 - Aug 12, 2012 - 100%

Final Payment: May 15, 2012

daughter of a narcissist said...

All disgusting aspects of this aside, I hope one of the twitter haters does book this cruise and lets everyone know how it is. I can't stop giggling thinking about craft time with Kate or the fisticuffs over who gets to sit at Kate's table at dinner. I've taken my family of 4 to Disney for a week- including transportation and all other expenses- for around $3000 total. If I'm going to spend ~$14,000 for a family vacation, I want to do something AMAZING, not have Kate teach me to finger paint with pudding!

TLC stinks said...

Sounds to me that she and Stevie wanted to take a cruise and are scamming folks so they can write the cruise off as a business expense. I doubt she is getting any kickback from RC, but if she is, RC should be ashamed of themselves. Remember, TLC was thinking about doing a Gosselin family Disney cruise and that fell through with the divorce ( or that may have been something on her wish list). Regardless, she and Steve are always looking for ways to keep her relevant. Besides, she can afford to book their room(s?) because she just got herself that new Mercedes van. She's got cash to spend.

cathy518 said...

Great job on the Photoshop admin, I think thatthis is the funniest one yet. I don't think there is one thing funny about this cruise though. Kate is exploiting her fans, asking them to financially sacrifice so that she is able to go on this cruise, be the star draw, and profit from it as well. She probably gets a commission for every sheeple who will buy a ticket. I don't think there is anyway she would cancel this, it is ideal for her. She will be away from her kids, with Steve, be the center of attention and be able to tan every day. Just perfect for her!
Speaking of the kids, how can she justify not taking them? They will be out of school, probably not going to North Carolina for a beach week or anywhere else for summer vacation and she is encouraging everyone else to bring their children. Have the 8 gone anywhere for a vacation since TLC pulled the plug? (more children, more tickets sold for everyone else of course) Kate would not want her rambunctious 8 kids there spoiling her adult fun but what gall she has. She will stop at nothing to fulfill her agenda.

TLC stinks said...

Ok, I read on the other thread that you can work out a deal with a cruise line that if you bring in enough folks to sign up, you get your room comped. Now that makes sense. Shame on RC.

pay to play said...

Hey fellow bloggers, I haven't been on in a few days due to having a sick child, which resulted in another sick child, backed-up housework, laundry, well you know the drill. Anyway, I have been thinking about the wording on the Bermuda post and several things just keep coming back up. Please forgive me if this becomes redundant, as I haven't read back through all of the other comments yet.
The phrases "support celebration of giving back", "spreading awareness", and then there is the "luxury experience...connects the finer things with realities of shared sacrifice", "use event to network, exchange ideas..." This makes me wonder if somehow her cruise money-grubbing experience is connected to this Bermuda charity.
The list of invitees does seem to contain mostly has-beens and little-knowns and I am just curious as to whether the Bermuda Gala is encouraging them to set up their own money raising event to raise for this charity in exchange for a $1,000 dinner of fish eggs piled upon a plate of gen-u-wine (sorry, couldn't resist :)) man-made glassy shiny thingies. It would also benefit the "celeb" in that it would get their name/face back out there. Granted, I don't know who half of those people are, but that doesn't mean that other people don't and may actually pay to dine, converse, and be allowed to fawn over them. It's just a thought I had and wonder what you guy think about this or am I over thinking it waaayy too much.
And for what it's worth, my two cents on Kate's cruise experience is how ironic that it is billed somewhat as a family cruise/experience, but yet we all know that her own tykes will likely be excluded once again so the focus will be on her-all her while gushing about all of the sacrifices that she made and continues to make for the 8 that really matter and what this cruise should really be focused on, because without them nobody would know or even give a RAT'S ASS about poor miss me, Katie I. G.
Jeez, when will she LET IT GO, ALREADY???

Once a Viewer said...

Admin, that is SO funny! Thanks for giving us a chuckle and a new place to post....I hope Steve does not wax artistic and sketch a picture of Kate in the buff!!! ( to be auctioned of course) Ugh.

TLC stinks said...

And she's not taking the kids, it sounds like, because she'd have to for extra rooms and the nanny. Just an excuse to be alone with rat claws. He'll be snapping photos the whole time. Talk about manufacturing news and digging deep. Disgusting and deceitful.

pay to play said...

Kate's tweet word: fantabulous...my tweet word for Kate: craptastic, as in what you think you are, with more emphasis on the crap, please! You are so transparent, fake, and false acting like you actually care about meeting all of the handful of fans of yours. It's all about Show me the money!!! I bet a $2 bill that when you twat something nice to someone on your twatter that you do with clenched teeth and have to make yourself think of collecting their $$$ in order to do it. To me, you really do act no different than a middle school 13 year old girl. UGH, just remembering the drama of that time of my life.

jillyg said...

the other blogger scammer extraordinaire known as "McKMama" did something similar w the cruise. Don't know if any of you have heard of her, but McKmama has used her blog to scam her readers for years, she has foreclosed on numerous homes, not paid taxes, and even uses her sick child to lure readers into clicking on her site ($) I wonder if Katie is trying to follow in her footsteps . It is truly gross.

http://mwopblog.com/

Jillyg said...

Meant to add..the mwop site I linked is actually the second site the mod made due to death threats from Mckmamas crazed sheeple. It's all so very strange.

Pity Party said...

NLAN - I took the statement if KT doesn't mind as a given I guess. I think to Iw. no never means no. He sent her a gift card and specified what he would have bought her with it but didn't say what. She didn't reply when he asked her if she did. I am thinking she will start being nicer to him if he throws down the money, or she finds out that he has that much money.

I hope the sheeple keep pushing for the St. Louis thing. She really owes that to them as she has been leading them on the whole time she has been working on this. She stole the idea from AMartin and made it into something huge that is not realistic for anyone but herself.

Twitter right now is the only thing that is keeping her afloat. They are the ones that are giving her ideas of how to stay relevant. Website master (not), fitness guru (not), mummy of the year (not), cookbook queen - how can they not know that she already tried that.

Maggie said...

I have never been or a cruise or really traveled much, so bear with me. Everyone is stating that the minimum is $1,900. But if a person gets someone to share the room with them wouldn't it be $950. Of course, the person would have to add flight, hotel room for a night, drinks, tips, and spending money.

But again, isn't it possible for someone to go for $950 and not the $1,900? I would be interested in the answer as I have no idea about cruising? Thanks!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate's tweet word: fantabulous...my tweet word for Kate: craptastic, as in what you think you are, with more emphasis on the crap, please! You are so transparent, fake, and false acting like you actually care about meeting all of the handful of fans of yours.


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Her sheeple talk so much about her book, did they actually read it? Did they read the part where she calls her fans ANNOYING??? You see that was before she realized she could make boatloads of money off them. My prayer for the next six months is they see that and don't fall for this snake oil salesman.

And by the way, I'm impressed with the folks here. People here genuinely care about her fans getting scammed, even though some of them have been really cruel to us. That doesn't matter to the folks here, when someone is getting scammed and used and chewed up it's not right. The moral compass here is something to be proud of.

Molly12 said...

Maggie said... 69
Everyone is stating that the minimum is $1,900. But if a person gets someone to share the room with them wouldn't it be $950.


Maggie: That $1900 is per person as long as you have a second person share your cabin. The price is even higher if you have the cabin to yourself. On the website, it states to call for single occupancy rates and you can be sure it is much more expensive.

chefsummer said...

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Just told Alexis 'I'm an old lady!' she said 'no you're not; you don't have wrinkles yet!' she rubbed my arm and said 'c ur really smooth!'
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I guess they give botox in the arms as well.

Gabby2 said...

I sure hope she's on birth control!!

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

What happened with the coupon convention? Didn't CC confirm that Kate would be there?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not just in her tweet today about "true friends", but in quite a few tweets recently, Khate has been telling her small group of devoted sheeple that she really considers them her "friends". I've seen her do it repeatedly in the last few weeks. So, now we know that she indeed was buttering them up to get them to go on this cruise.

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She has been blurring the boundaries more than ever these past few weeks. It was so bad we even had to do a post reminding Kate of the many celebs killed, injured or stalked by their fans. And all along she was just doing it to suck up and get them to come on a cruise with her. What a diabolic user and abuser.

bearswife said...

I woke up this morning still thinking about yesterdays tweets between m/j and kHatie. Is kHatie really so desperate for friends that she would offer her services to m/j? It seems so sad for both of them!
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MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 I did a cruise in 2011 January....6 months b4 all my troubles began!
20 hours ago from web

@MiloandJack wow. So maybe this one will reverse what that one did? Just saying...
20 hours ago - Twitterrific

MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 I would so love 2meet U! I've done many cruises in the past....:(
20 hours ago from web

@MiloandJack well, whatcha waiting for? :)
20 hours ago - Twitterrific

MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 Kate...would U wheel around in wheelchair? LOL
20 hours ago from web

@MiloandJack I'll wheel you anywhere u want to go... I'll give the lights out man a break, no problem! Don't let wheels stop u! Please?!
20 hours ago - Twitterrific
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This is just so sad, I think. And then poor m/j keeps bugging kHatie - of course kHatie doesn't respond anymore to her...
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@Kateplusmy8 Really? I'm dead serious...I maybe in worse shape then...things R degressing here bad!
@Kateplusmy8 I can be a good tour guide...have done Western Cruise several times!
@Kateplusmy8 Warm weather is good for me...getting there would be a problem because I so DARN helpless rt now!
@Kateplusmy8 I drop things...hands are bad...can't carry my luggage...sigh what a problem I'd be....
@Kateplusmy8 I need ur ok on something...sending e-mail again.
@Kateplusmy8 Hey Kate...who are U charing a cabin with????? :)
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ugh. This is just so cruel of kHate - I know I said it last night, but it is still true.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I almost can't watch this anymore. This is like watching someone poking a little puppy or something. You just want it to stop!

chefsummer said...

Why are ya'll so shocked KG is using teens other people kids she used her kids from the day they were born.

So why should any one else be different than her own blood she has no shame at all that's showing more and more.

LisaNH said...

Seriously? This whole cruise project is really pathetic. Does Royal Cruise Lines really think Kate is that relevent? Did they really think they would make some serious money having a cruise with her?

I guess they didn't realize that every thing Kate touches turns to crap. Nothing she does is successful because she is so awful, puts no effort into any project. She just sits on her white lawn chair and expects every one else to do her bidding. It will be no different on the cruise. She will most likely be surly, unfriendly, bored and ungracious.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 75

She has been blurring the boundaries more than ever these past few weeks. It was so bad we even had to do a post reminding Kate of the many celebs killed, injured or stalked by their fans. And all along she was just doing it to suck up and get them to come on a cruise with her. What a diabolic user and abuser.

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Kate IS a diabolic user and abuser.

She's a deep, black hole- lacking class, a heart & a conscience.

So this is how important her sheeple/tweeple are to Kate-- they're only important as long as they handover money, gifts, and adulation to her.

I thought her church grifting tour was low, but this really takes the cake.

Her greed is going to land her in jail.

Anyone want to predict just how long it will be before we see photos of Kate, walking handcuffed into a police car?...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Like others have alluded to I don't think Royal Caribbean really sought out Kate. Anyone could come up with a package of a few mindless ship activities with a "star" and promises to get 100 plus fans to come and I think Royal Caribbean will let you have at it as long as you deliver. Like someone mentioned even a local newscaster did something like this. It's just a way for RC to fill up spots on a ship and they're happy to lend you a few rooms at odd times of the day to do your meet and greets in return.

Bigger stars actually have an entire cruise dedicated to them, but most of them just sort of block out a portion of the spots for their event.

In return, they can up sell them $500 bucks or so and the celeb makes bank. RC may not even have a very high minimum required spots before they let you do this.

TravelKate said...

55 Boston Bonnie said.. As for the premium rate, if they want to do this they can book directly with RC, be on the ship and hope for a KG sighting. The ordinary passenger will probably see her as much as the ones that are paying close to a $1000 more to book with her group.
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Just curious, does this mean that both the Travel Agency and Kate split the extra fees attached to those booking with the travel agency, as opposed to the cruise line?

Might explain why Kate is telling people to, "Just do it! Do it!," with no regard to the fans' ability to do so. If not, why not tell them to book directly with the cruise line? Or does she need a certain number of fans booked through the travel agency in order to pay for HER travel costs?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh, would anyone be interested in a realitytvkids.com cruise for charity??? Tee-hee!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

bearswife said... 76

I woke up this morning still thinking about yesterdays tweets between m/j and kHatie. Is kHatie really so desperate for friends that she would offer her services to m/j? It seems so sad for both of them!
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MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 I did a cruise in 2011 January....6 months b4 all my troubles began!
20 hours ago from web

@MiloandJack wow. So maybe this one will reverse what that one did? Just saying...
20 hours ago - Twitterrific

MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 I would so love 2meet U! I've done many cruises in the past....:(
20 hours ago from web

@MiloandJack well, whatcha waiting for? :)
20 hours ago - Twitterrific

MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 Kate...would U wheel around in wheelchair? LOL
20 hours ago from web

@MiloandJack I'll wheel you anywhere u want to go... I'll give the lights out man a break, no problem! Don't let wheels stop u! Please?!
20 hours ago - Twitterrific
~~~~

This is just so sad, I think. And then poor m/j keeps bugging kHatie - of course kHatie doesn't respond anymore to her...
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@Kateplusmy8 Really? I'm dead serious...I maybe in worse shape then...things R degressing here bad!
@Kateplusmy8 I can be a good tour guide...have done Western Cruise several times!
@Kateplusmy8 Warm weather is good for me...getting there would be a problem because I so DARN helpless rt now!
@Kateplusmy8 I drop things...hands are bad...can't carry my luggage...sigh what a problem I'd be....
@Kateplusmy8 I need ur ok on something...sending e-mail again.
@Kateplusmy8 Hey Kate...who are U charing a cabin with????? :)
~~~~~

ugh. This is just so cruel of kHate - I know I said it last night, but it is still true.

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bearswife, apparently M&J is useless to Kate right now.

I hope M&J wakes up, and realizes that her obsession/love affair with Kate is toxic, and going nowhere. Kate is only interested in herself.

chefsummer said...

KG is a cult and all her poor fans are sad follower's.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Just curious, does this mean that both the Travel Agency and Kate split the extra fees attached to those booking with the travel agency, as opposed to the cruise line?

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I think this is exactly right. It's probably a three way split actually. Say the same cruise without the celeb meet and greet costs $1500. Kate sells it for $2500. Kate gets $500 extra for every person that books, the agency gets $250 and RC gets $250 (compensation for letting her take over a portion of the ship). And it's "okay" to rob people like this because they are paying extra to spend time with Kate. And if Kate sells X amount of spots on the ship (hence, sell your first board to cruise PLEASE!!!) then she gets a swanky presidential suite for free.

Dmasy said...

Bearswife -- thank you for the re-print of the twitters. I don't read any twits unless they are here. That exchange is totally frightening. No way would Kate take the responsibility for an invalid. MJ sounds like she is in medical trouble.

Really. What is Kate thinking? She is encouraging a collection of delusional or juvenile followers to join her for some private and confined time. Should they manage to fund this expensive trip and then have Kate disappoint them (which I am sure is a distinct possibility), who could predict the outcome?

I hope the 8 are not on this ship. They can be home (safe?) and getting ready for school.

What an upside-down world she lives in.

TravelKate said...

Sorry Admin- Missed your post. Must have been posting at the same time.

Look like this explains Kate's "love to see you," as it guarantees her paid expenses on the ship, as well as a fee split with the Travel Agency and Kate at a higher rate than they could do by booking on their own through RC. I hope those comtemplating these added fees read here. It is disgusting how she uses her fans time and time again to benefit/pay for her own travel, as well as collect a percentage of booking fees from her BFFs.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

When she's actually on the ship and realizes in person how weird and obsessed these fans are, she is going to immediately want nothing to do with this. It will be torture for her. There is a real disconnect between these frilly little chit chats she is having with these people through email and twitter, and who these people actually ARE.

As for the kids coming along, I'm not sure she's said either way. But I'm torn about this. On the one hand, f-u Kate taking all the vacations for yourself and leaving the kids at home all the time, your plan finally worked now you have all the trips without even the hassle of the kids. On the other hand, if she brings the kids, I don't think they should spend one second with any of her creepy fans. It's so weird and gross. They are CHILDREN. They shouldn't have to spend one second appeasing their fans. They owe them nothing. They don't even owe them a GLIMPSE at them. If they go, I hope a nanny keeps them very well protected from any ogling fans just wanting to brush shoulders with them.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

TravelKate I don't know for sure how these fees would work, I'm just making an educated guess based on what others have said here, Kate's behavior, and common sense. :)

Giving the price is significantly higher than the regular rate, the money must go SOMEWHERE.

Dmasy said...

Administrator - 83...I would be 10 times more inclined to book at RealityKids cruise. Meeting some of the regulars here -- Dallas Lady, NLAN, bears wife, and the absent Hippie Chick, Pink straightjacket, to name a few -- would be a stimulating and interesting cruise. Being near Kate would be just downright horrible!

chefsummer said...

KG would bring the8 so she could sell more tickets instead of meeting Kate by her alone some you can meet. Kate and her 8 the parents can meet Kate and they kids can meet the 8.

AuntieAnn said...

Haha! Great job admin. . . you have Kate looking like she's about to heave ho her cookies... lol! How "nauti" of you.
I'm sure none of us are surprised that she's sunk to a new low. Grifting off the young, the vulnerable AND the sick gives a whole new meaning to ignonimous. It's a given this will not end well just like everything else the poisonous woman touches.

NJGal51 said...

Maybe she is dumb enough to believe that she actually has 69k+ fans and that they will all be willing to shell out the money to bask in her greatness. So what if the weather is bad they will be kept warm by the radiant glow coming off their queen.

bearswife said...

Admin, I agree about the kids - I don't think they should go and be exposed to those crazy fans. They may be used to having a camera crew around them, but I think having fans trying to touch them and engage them would be frightening for them.

Anonymous said...

Admin. - Great photoshop. IF this cruise with Kate actually comes to be, am I the only one who wishes TLC films it (without the children of course)?? Her Alaska and RV trips got a lot of adverse attention so I'm sure they won't. I still think it would be a great show.

bm

mim said...

Of course she has a financial stake in this cruise. No doubt at all; the only question is how much she nets.

If the fans can afford it, anchors aweigh! Make a craft, have a cocktail and hope that the Kate facade you've created doesn't wash away when exposed to direct sunlight.

I think this is great: It looks like a giant misstep, an over-calculation by Kate and her team. If not, no harm, no foul. But if so, it's exactly what the rest of us have been waiting and watching for all along.

Ingrid said...

I went to http://www.kategosselincruise.com/ and clicked on the Itinerary tab. The way it reads to me all "Kate's exclusive events" are on Aug. 18th so maybe she will avoid the fans at all costs until that one day (whoopee one day) and then allow them to fawn and drool at her feet. They will be so intent on finding her through the trip and tagging along with her that they won't truly enjoy what the cruise has to offer.

TravelKate said...

90 and 93- She is a vile disgusting person for pushing less fortunate people to "DO IT, DO IT" for her own benefit. Words defy me with regard to what a selfish, immoral person she is. it will always be all about her, and her chronic tweets to book through the Travel Agency, as opposed to the cruise line are simply disgusting.

AuntieAnn said...

It's creepy to think that those kids should have to be exposed to any of Kate's fans. They've been forced to give up enough of their lives to feed that greedy pig of a mother. Now they should be put on display on a cruiseship? No way.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Kate deals with magical thinking. She heard "Free trip" and then no more. Remember how unhappy she was in Alaska? Yet she knew she was going to camp with the palins months ahead of time. She was still shocked and pissed off when she'd arrived at the campsite. Same thing here. When she realizes she is surrounded by the mediocre and creepy on this boat, and she signed up to hang out with them...I think she'll be throwing food on the floor and scaring young kids (like she did to poor piper). Nasty velociraptor bitch

Maggie said...

Two articles stated that Kate was taking 2 of her children on the cruise. I assume it will be the twins. And notice Kate's annoucement on her site said, "Kate and her staff". She is taking a "staff" with her. Wow, I guess so they can do all the organizing and all the work so her lazy butt doesn't have to do any of it. And, of course, her staff can protect her from all her paid, invited guests that she is begging to cruise with her. What a lazy, crazy louse she is!

AuntieAnn said...

Staff? Code for Steve.

TravelKate said...

100 - I agree- let Kate sink solo( leave the kids out of this.) And I hope she gets as seasick as the kids did when she insisted they not turn back to shore, after they were puking, as SHE HAD to catch fish for dinner, or whatever. What a selfish phony desperate, need-to-travel "MOTHA" she has been has become. No conscience whatsover.

Knows Quality said...

Maggie said... 102
....And notice Kate's annoucement on her site said, "Kate and her staff". She is taking a "staff" with her.
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Isn't "staff" another word for Steve? The woman can't fart without Steve by her side, let alone manage a week-long cruise.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think it's gross all Kate does is take swanky vacations without the kids. But I'm leaning towards the kids should NOT go on this trip, period. It may be a huge ship, but I've been on a huge RC ship and you can find people on it. It didn't feel any more "huge" to me than a big hotel. Besides, the kids are usually to be found by the pool or in the kids' areas, not too many other places. The fans will find these kids, they will take pictures of them (creepy!), try to talk to them (double creepy!), expect them to interact with them because after all they are paying big bucks to brush shoulders (creep-a-licious) they will make them feel like animals on display, and it's sick, disgusting, rude, uncalled for, makes me want to vomit. Leave them the F alone, they didn't ask for this, they were born into it. Leave the kids home.

Now, do I think Kate should quietly book a private cruise with all eight to do after this stupid one is over?? Absolutely. In a perfect world, maybe even Jon could come. They wouldn't have to see each other and could share time with the kids. Sigh.

Knows Quality said...

AuntieAnn 103

Hee...we posted at the exact same time...with the same thought. :)

TLC stinks said...

Man, oh man. I hope someone tweets about her and Stevie on the cruise.

AuntieAnn said...

Knows Quality - Ha! We are no ship of fools are we. Where Kate goes Steve is sure to follow.

Maggie said...

Oh by the way, in my post #102, Alice Travel was quoted as saying that two of her kids are coming along. Here is the article; I read it on Pocono Record.

By NewsCore
January 06, 2012
WERNERSVILLE, Penn. -- With her reality TV career behind her, Kate Gosselin is getting into the cruise business.
Gosselin will host a seven-day cruise this summer, where fans can join the famous mom and two of her children on a voyage to the Caribbean.
The reality star tweeted Friday "Here's a big announcement that will have an Allure for you and your kids ... Come hang out! Can't wait to meet you!"
With Gosselin's name attached, the travel agency organizing the trip -- to take place on the Royal Caribbean ship "Allure of the Seas" - said it expects families and adult admirers of Kate to flock to the cruise that runs from August 12-19, 2012.
"We hope the cruise is a reflection of her personality," Cindy Cardella, from Alice Travel, told NewsCore about the itinerary that will include at least one daily interaction with the 36-year-old reality star.
"Going to dinners, talking to her, seeing her on a beach playing with her kids, that's what people want to see," Cardella added.
Since her TLC reality show "Kate Plus 8" was canceled in August, Gosselin has found work as the head blogger for the website Couponcabin.com.
The reality series about her hectic life caring for her twins and sextuplets was originally called "Jon & Kate Plus 8" but changed its name after her messy 2009 divorce from her husband Jon Gosselin after 10 years of marriage.
The reality show launched the couple and their family into stardom in 2007.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm sure Kate demanded to be put up in the Royal Loft Suite.

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/cabinclass/cabinTypes/cabinType/home.do?br=R&cabincls=D&cabinType=RL&shipCode=AL

Mel said...

She sure doesn't say anything about the fact that SHE is making money off this cruise thing. Maybe she's donating her share of the profits to charity....like that preemie fund raiser thing. Hahahahaha.

Ellie said...

Dhefsummer said......Why are ya'll so shocked KG is using teens other people kids she used her kids from the day they were born.

So why should any one else be different than her own blood she has no shame at all that's showing more and more.
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People are 'shocked' because just when you think Khate has finally reached HER all time low, she manages to take it to a whole other level.

AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 106

Now, do I think Kate should quietly book a private cruise with all eight to do after this stupid one is over?? Absolutely. In a perfect world, maybe even Jon could come. They wouldn't have to see each other and could share time with the kids. Sigh.
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I think the kids going on a nice trip anywhere with Jon would be a great idea, but they have to leave the dog at home.

And dog is code for Kate.

TravelKate said...

106 - A non-advisertised vacation for the kids would be great. That's what mothers do.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

"And if Kate sells X amount of spots on the ship (hence, sell your first board to cruise PLEASE!!!) then she gets a swanky presidential suite for free."

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I'd be very surprised if they gave her a Presidential Suite. The Royal Suites, Presidential Suites and Aquatheater Suites are usually sold out at least a year in advance. They are not going to hold one of those open for her in the chance that ex-reality star Kate Gosselin sells x amount of cabins. There are wealthy travelers who book those suites as soon as the itinerary is announced. Those suites on that new ship go for anywhere from $6,500 to more than $12,000 per person.

They might stick her in a Royal Family Suite that has an extra bedroom for Steve and the twins (are they going?). But it's more likely she'll be in one of the Owner's Suites, which runs "only" $3,500 or more per person.

I just checked the list of prices on the "package deal" and the only upgraded cabin available is the JS, which is $3175 per person. I can book that cabin on that cruise for $1999. It's unbelievable what they are doing to these sheeple. I honestly feel sorry for them because so many of them are totally clueless about this, never having cruised. They have no idea that they are paying for her cruise. Maybe they wouldn't care even if they did know. After all, she's their Kate.

Kate knows that these fans are teens and older women who most likely can't afford this trip. There are so many discount cruises out there on other cruise lines that they just MIGHT be able to afford. Why pick a brand new ship on one of the more expensive cruise lines? It could be, though, that the travel agency has a deal going with that cruise line and that's the only one they use.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I said I'm sure Kate DEMANDED it, not that RC actually made it available to her.

I also think she's probably in just one of the nicer suites. If it's free, she'll deal.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

"Going to dinners, talking to her, seeing her on a beach playing with her kids, that's what people want to see," Cardella added.

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Forgive me but, what the f$%&? Seeing (stalking) her on a beach playing with her kids? It's not a peep show you creep! Leave a mother alone to play with her kids on the beach. Good Lord.

Localyocul said...

@Paige_Kate8fan
Paige_Kate8fan @Kateplusmy8 well I sure hope you do something that the rest of us can afford lol, have fun on your cruise!:)

@TheAustinMartin
@Paige_Kate8fan @Kateplusmy8 lol... Paige, if we know kate... she will! :) #SaintLouis lol
10 mins ago - web

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

TravelKate said... 99

90 and 93- She is a vile disgusting person for pushing less fortunate people to "DO IT, DO IT" for her own benefit. Words defy me with regard to what a selfish, immoral person she is. it will always be all about her, and her chronic tweets to book through the Travel Agency, as opposed to the cruise line are simply disgusting.

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Of course Kate wants her sheeple/tweeple to book their trips through the travel agency.
How else is she going to get her own trip for free?

So basically, she wants her drooling STUPID fans to pay an unreasonable amount of money so that she, and her man-servant, can have a vacation for free. How duckie-doo!

Sheeple/Tweeple! Why on God's green earth would you want to spend your hard earned money, stuck on a boat- no less in the hottest month, with a moody, bitchy d-lister?
She's not even a star. She's only infamous for
having a litter, and for being a grifter.

Why, why, why would you do such a foolish thing?

PLEASE THINK LOGICALLY!!

Maggie said...

I think staff means Steve plus many more. Look at all the people she had in Las Vegas. She will need plenty of her "staff" around so she won't have to be around. The notion that Kate has a staff is ludircrous. The woman is not employed so she should not have a staff.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

"Going to dinners, talking to her, seeing her on a beach playing with her kids, that's what people want to see," Cardella added.

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I don't think the sheeple care one iota if the kids go or not. It's Kate who they seek out. It's Kate who they have the crush on. It's Kate who is their best friend forever. The kids, bless their hearts, are just icing on the Kate. She needs to leave them at home and take all of them on a private vacation earlier in the summer. It will be too late to take them on a cruise after this one ends. School begins the next week.

Gift of grab said...

Her Twitter feed today is so full of sweetness and light, it is vomit-inducing. She has really crossed a line here, in my view. The fact of the matter is, Kate DOESN'T LIKE PEOPLE, and this has been demonstrated on her show time and time again. So the whole idea of her on a ship for days and OBLIGATED to interact with fans is ridiculous. I would bet that, assuming she actually shows up, the amount of time she spends with her fans will be hours in the single digits.

I wonder what happens if she doesn't fulfill her obligations. I am curious whether she has a contract with the travel agent (doubt it is with the cruise line) and what, if any, consequences there are for her if she doesn't "perform."

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Whenever they do it, just take the kids on a private vacation away from creepy fans.

I think we're going to see a fleecing on the order of the Sarah Palin camping trip. It's coming. It will take the sheep a few days or weeks to really reflect on what's happening here. Then many will realize that they have been buttered up and used all along. We're going to see many quietly disappear into the night.

I called this. So did many others. That Kate would feed on her fans until she got what she wanted out of them (forking over several thousand dollars for a cruise) and then promptly discard them. The fans, too, will be victims of a narcissist just like everyone else in Kate's life.

And here it is, it's happening. Now.

AuntieAnn said...

"We hope the cruise is a reflection of her personality," Cindy Cardella, from Alice Travel, told NewsCore..."
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Oh you do, do ya? Are you sure? Do you actually KNOW what Kate Gosselin is? Careful what you wish for, Ms Cardella. You'd better also hope there are enough lifeboats on that ship. Some of your passengers may want to make a quick getaway with that thing onboard.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Let me dig up her book, if I remember correctly, there is a whole story about how a fan approached them in a parking lot or whatever. She goes on and on about how annoying it was how she couldn't stand the idea of fans coming up to them. I should really find that and post it here. That's when she called the fans ANNOYING. ANNOYING!

What changed??? Oh right, if you fork over a couple grand she'll let you approach.

Why in the world she would write down and publish such an insulting story, especially when I'm sure that fan could identify herself because of all the details Kate gave about the incident, is beyond me.

Look, Kate is right. It probably is annoying and creepy to have a fan approach. But don't be such a two-faced hypocrite about it and act like you love your fans. We know you don't. You love the money they bring, that's IT.

Parent and Alumna said...

@TheAustinMartin
@Paige_Kate8fan @Kateplusmy8 lol... Paige, if we know kate... she will! :) #SaintLouis lol

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Pathetic. They DON'T know Kate. If they did, they'd drop this Kate fetish like the proverbial hot potato.

Pink@120 - totally agree. It's enough to make you want to pull your hair out. They don't get it. They just don't get it. You want to slap them silly because they are so stupid. She's using them and they are too blind to see it. They think that she's doing this out of the goodness of her heart because she loves her fans. Nothing could be further from the truth. Good grief, WHY can't they see that?

She is a Cow said...

* Doesn't Kate always have the best ideas! Learn a new craft from the professional herself.
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Excuse me.... When did Kate become a professional crafter?? For that matter, when did Kate have a good idea, much less the best ideas? Crickets

In all her years on TV, I don't recall one time when she crafted with her kids or came up with any good, fun ideas. She did a lot of yelling and flailing about. Had a bunch of spazzes, and immature melt downs, but crafting....not much.

Now I do remember Aund Jodi crafting with the kids......yeah, I went there Kate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If Kate goes to St. Louis, I will personally pay for you all to go on a cruise.

Anonymous said...

She started "loving" her fans when her show started tanking. That's pretty obvious.

Fahnette said...

Speaking on behalf of St. Louis, the only way we'd take her is if someone dropped her off Downtown after a Cards/Cubs game and filmed the results.

amyf said...

Completely OT, but I think some people here would like this site (you have to be patient with it, though).

http://www.wildearth.tv/petes-pond-mashatu-botswana-africa-waterhole-wildlive-webcam-live

Localyocul said...

@r3boz
rhonda
@gypsi001 I was just trying to book to see how much $$$ & approx $9k! 4 the 5 of us. OUCH! @Kateplusmy8 may have to rethink this:-(

Dmasy said...

Administrator, 129....very funny! You are a gambler! (With the odds in your favor.)

JoannaNY said...

@gypsi001 I was just trying to book to see how much $$$ & approx $9k! 4 the 5 of us. OUCH! @Kateplusmy8 may have to rethink this:-(

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Anyone want to venture a guess as to how many confirmed bookings there will be? I bet there will be quite a few "may have to rethink this..."

AuntieAnn said...

@Suga533 happy 4th! When I turned 4, I asked my mom all day 'can't u believe I'm 4 mom?' I guess I couldn't believe it, lol!

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And there you go, Kate makes it about herself again. Good lord she'll even make a four-year-old's birthday about her. She absolutely epitomizes narcissism.

Moose Mania said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 129

If Kate goes to St. Louis, I will personally pay for you all to go on a cruise.

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On what cruise line? "Yousinkitships.com"? or "Barnacle Bills Bottom of the Sea Boats?" :)

Is there something in the works for St. Louis?

Layla said...

I used to work as a travel agent (long ago), but what we would do for something like this is, we would reserve a block of rooms from the cruise line, then plan an itinerary for "our" group. We would plan a short-term booking/pay date (in this case, May 15th) so that if all the rooms didn't sell, we could return the rest to the cruise line and they could offer the rest for sale. We would get a commission on the rooms/tickets we did sell, which was anywhere from 7% to 15%, depending on how much work it was to put together the itinerary.The cruise line would get whatever the standard fare for the cruise was. So she's probably keeping almost all of the extra money that's being charged for the "Kate cruise". Royal Caribbean would get their $1065 per ticket, and the travel agency would get a small percentage (small because they wouldn't have to put any major effort into that pathetic itinerary) and she'd get the rest. So when she says, "Do it, do it, do it", what she's really saying is "Give me your money! I don't care if you can afford it, just give it to me!"

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait for Sue Buddy's take on all this.

bm

Moose Mania said...

She is a Cow said... 128

* Doesn't Kate always have the best ideas! Learn a new craft from the professional herself.

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Isn't Iwana going? Is he a glutton for punishment? Somehow I can't see him stringing beads on a necklace or making a decoupage trinket box.

chefsummer said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 129
If Kate goes to St. Louis, I will personally pay for you all to go on a cruise.
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If Kate stops thinking of her self and puts her kids first and stop taking advantage of people . I will pay for you to go on the cruises.

Moose Mania said...

So she's probably keeping almost all of the extra money that's being charged for the "Kate cruise". Royal Caribbean would get their $1065 per ticket, and the travel agency would get a small percentage (small because they wouldn't have to put any major effort into that pathetic itinerary) and she'd get the rest.

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But wouldn't the cruise line itself get a cut because they have to have an activities director coordinate all of this (family fun games, crafts, etc), plus reserving a room for the private meet and greet, questions and answers? Or does the travel agency send along a director to make sure that everything goes as planned? I can't imagine RC employing an activities director just to take care of Kate Gosselin and her 12 fans. Or does Kate's "staff" take care of this? Still, RC would have to set aside rooms in which to do this. Wouldn't they charge for that?

Berks Neighbor said...

Layla,
With your formula (let's be generous and give the Travel agency 15%
This is how it would break down for a $1900 fare (cheapest one) on the cruise.
Royal Carribean receives regular rate of $1065
Travel Agency Receives $285
Kate receives the remainder of the money: $550.

Sheeple please understand. Kate will be making at least $550 a ticket from YOU! (that's half the price of the original ticket had you bought it directly from Orbitz or the cruiseline.)

Please RETHINK this. If you want to go, then purchase your ticket the conventional way. Kate should not be taking YOUR hard earned money while she sits on her A$$ and tweets away. In this economy you would be foolish to purchase from the travel agency. KATE BLOGS for a coupon blog, even she should say SAVE MONEY by purchasing the ticket directly.

I will guarantee the access to Kate will be the same whether you purchase it from the Travel Agency or Orbitz. (you will have NO access to Kate other than a picture and a meal in her presence.) Is that really worth and extra $900?

Layla said...

One thing that really gets my blood boiling is that she's been so awful about that ZiggyFlo woman. I mean, come on, this is one of her biggest supporters, and I have heard that she is a single mom with a disabled son to take care of. She tweeted that she wished she could go, and Kate tweeted back that she should come and bring Minnie, her daughter. WTH?? A single mom with a disabled child to care for is obviously not in any position to take off and go on some cruise, leaving her son behind and spending $6,000+ on tickets for herself and her daughter, to hang out with Kate. What is wrong with her? Is she so self-absorbed that she doesn't even bother to pay attention to the financial and personal hardships of her "friends"? I would never pressure a friend--especially one who put herself out there every day to defend me--to make such sacrifices just to line my pocket. How about this--since this Ziggy person works hard to maintain a website and defend Kate, why doesn't Kate reward her efforts by treating her to a nice, relaxing cruise. It's the least she could do to thank Ziggy for all her hard work and support. But she looks at these people and all she sees are dollar signs. Unbelievable! And I'm guessing Ziggy is so far into the cult of Kate that she won't even stop for a moment to realize how she's being used.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

Admin said: I called this. So did many others. That Kate would feed on her fans until she got what she wanted out of them (forking over several thousand dollars for a cruise) and then promptly discard them. The fans, too, will be victims of a narcissist just like everyone else in Kate's life.

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Bingo. We thought that the tweeting thing was one of her worst mistakes. This takes it to a whole new level. What in heaven's name is wrong with her? We said that she would dig her own hole. She's doing it, one layer of dirt at a time.

Gift of grab said...

And here come the sheeple floggers, trying to rationalize why the cost for Kate's cruise is almost DOUBLE what it would be if booked directly with the line:

bhappylovelaugh
@emilykateplus8 Kateplusmy8 I want to go real bad Em but it's a wait & see because I'm having a number surgeries this year. Would love to go
12 min ago from web
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realziggyflo
@Kateplusmy8 Understand concern of expense esp. if taking more than 1 fam. mem. but, as I said, it's a luxury ship.
37 sec ago from web

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bhappylovelaugh
@RealZiggyFlo @CJWhodunit @kateplusmy8 Very high end luxury ship. One of the best ships ever designed. Top quality & luxury.
1 min ago from web

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realziggyflo
@CJWhodunit @kateplusmy8 It's not a bargin basement ship, it's a high end cruise ship.
3 min ago from web

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bhappylovelaugh
@CJWhodunit @RealZiggyFlo kateplusmy8 I doubt Kate is getting paid for it 2. It's not the way travel agencies work. They might pay for trip
3 min ago from web

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bhappylovelaugh
@CJWhodunit @RealZiggyFlo @kateplusmy8 Hubby & I were partners in a travel agency & I can assure you it's a great price for the trip. Lucky
7 min ago from web

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cjwhodunit
@RealZiggyFlo @kateplusmy8 :-) Someone else mentioned that for a cruise of that length, it's got some great prices/events/stops!
9 min ago from Twitter for iPhone

They DOUBT Kate is getting paid anything? I really hope the sheep do their homework on this one.

Dulcina said...

Honestly, I can't imaging that Kate knows the first thing about decoupage.

silimom said...

But Admin, I went to both Orbitz and Expedia, picked the same dates and the same ship in the RC fleet - the exact same cruise - and it was actually a few hundred dollars more for double occupancy. I want to make sure I'm reading the pricing on the Alice travel site correctly. $1900 double occupancy means that is the price for two people or are they saying it's $1900 per person? The price on Expedia, Orbitz and the RC site came out to $2130 double occupancy or $1,065 per person.

In the end it doesn't matter because I wouldn't go even if I could afford it. I am sickened that she is encouraging people who truly can't afford it to go. The woman either has no clue, no shame or both.

Layla said...

Moose Mania,

The money that was charged by the cruise line (RC in this case) would include their fee for any extra staff or arrangements. Sorry, I forgot about that--RC would probably charge a little more for each ticket/room to cover the additional expense, and then the travel agency would get their commission. We never had to arrange any outside staff to come in and work on the cruise, so that would be something the cruise line took care of. We'd just plan the itinerary, forward it to the cruise line, and they'd give us a quote for each ticket. Then we'd figure in our commission, and that's what we'd sell the ticket for. In this case, the final cost per ticket is still far higher than the expenses would be, so the rest must be going into Kate's pocket. She's still making a bundle off each ticket sold.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So it's a high end luxury ship (it's not really THAT high end, no more than a three-four star hotel, none of these commercial ones are though they certainly love to convince the crusies (cruiseple?) they are), that's really not the POINT. The point is she wants fans to throw down thousands of dollars just to line her pockets and feed her narcissism.

Katie Cry-duh said...

It's $1900 PER PERSON if two people share the room, so $3800 per double occupancy room.

Anonymous said...

Love the photoshop, Admin. I'm glad you gave us fair warning, or I'd still be snorting tea!

This whole cruise set-up sounds like a royal rip-off to me. When has Kate EVER been comfortable interacting with other people? We've all seen the way she behaves when confronted with crowds, or even a few strangers. She'll do the bare minimun to get by, maybe, but mostly those Sheeple will only be seeing her backside. Save your money for something important, Sheeple!

I should say here, I've never been on an ocean cruise. I've taken a couple of riverboat cruises, and they were a blast, but those are a whole different animal. One we took several years ago, down the Ohio to the Mississippi to visit Mark Twain country was fun and educational. I'd love to take an ocean cruise, but I can't think of any celebrity I'd pay an extra $900 bucks to see. I say again, Save your money, Sheeple!

readerlady

Berks Neighbor said...

Sillimom:
Double Occupancy could mean price FOR two people in the room or price PER person (2 or more in a room) the fine print varies. In Kate's Cruise case, it's PER person. So if you and your spouse went on the cruise it would cost $3600 plus fees and hotel and airfare.

AuntieAnn said...

Dulcina said... 147

Honestly, I can't imaging that Kate knows the first thing about decoupage.
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Yeah but the woman IS talented. On Rachel Ray's show she made a sailboat out of a popsicle stick and piece of paper. Geez.

Once a Viewer said...

Yes, crafts are 'icky." Remember her freak-out at Crayola? The pumpkins? Wouldn't let the kids use markers or scissors?

Berks Neighbor said...

*oops $3800 per person see post 153

Twittering and a Twattering said...

Berks commented: I will guarantee the access to Kate will be the same whether you purchase it from the Travel Agency or Orbitz. (you will have NO access to Kate other than a picture and a meal in her presence.) Is that really worth and extra $900?

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Excellent post, Berks. These fans are foolish enough to think that since they are so loved, that Kate will take the time to interact on a one-on-one basis with them, sitting down with them, chatting with them like each of them is an old friend. It's not going to happen. They will not have private time with her. Her "staff" will make sure of that, and Ratclaws will move them along rather quickly. They will not sit next to her at dinner, and hopefully they will not have access to the twins.

Here's the thing, though. It's the "I am not going to be ignored." Kate has led them on for such a long time, making sure they know that they are her extended family. What happens when one obsessive fan IS ignored on a trip like this?

Layla said: "ZiggyFlo woman. I mean, come on, this is one of her biggest supporters, and I have heard that she is a single mom with a disabled son to take care of. She tweeted that she wished she could go, and Kate tweeted back that she should come and bring Minnie, her daughter."

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The non-fans on Twitter seem to think that Minnie is one of Ziggy's socks, that there is no daughter. From what I've read of Ziggy's antics, I'd be scared to death to meet her.

PJ's momma said...

silimom, it's $1900 per person, based on double occupancy - two people sharing a room. That's how those things work. It would be almost four grand for two people to stay in the room together. That's not counting end-of-cruise tips, booze, excursions, possible fuel charge, and airfare/lodging to get there and back. It's a lot.

bearswife said...

Layla @ 144,
I completely agree. I went over to Z's blog (which I very rarely do because it makes me nauseous) to see what she and her sheep were saying. One of her followers said it was too bad Z couldn't go, but how honored she must have been to have received a personal invite from kHate. Yes, what an honor. *puke*

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

amyf said... 132

Completely OT, but I think some people here would like this site (you have to be patient with it, though).

http://www.wildearth.tv/petes-pond-mashatu-botswana-africa-waterhole-wildlive-webcam-live
++++++++++++

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Dulcina said...

Thew her children's Sunday School art away on the way out of church...........

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I even feel bad for Ziggy.

But yes she is one of the more unstable. She above all has continued to perpetuate lies about me like saying I begged for donations, and she makes up lies about Jon and then when we try to find proof says that Radaronline swiffered articles about Jon so the proof is no longer there, etc.

Her staff I'm guessing is hopefully massive security. She attracts an unstable lot.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

As long as cruises are on topic, another thing I really didn't like about it was the food. The ship's food is loaded onto the ship at port. So, depending on your port, by the end of the trip you're eating food that is seven or eight days old. "Fresh" fruit is not fresh, just refrigerated for days. I'm guessing they probably freeze various cuts of meat, veggies, etc. There is nothing wrong or unsafe about the food, but most good restaurants buy their food EVERY DAY. The quality will never, ever be as good as fresh food.

And, you're visiting places with amazing and unique food, but you have to shell out money to buy food on shore when your food on the ship is included-so naturally the budget wise thing to do is just eat on the ship. Thus, you miss out on authentic food. For me, half the fun of going to new places is eating local. I even considered an organized "food tour" of Italy when I was planning to visit.

Not only do you not get a chance to have any real authentic food from the areas you are visiting, but the food you are eating is, well, old.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

Double Occupancy could mean price FOR two people in the room or price PER person (2 or more in a room) the fine print varies.

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Double occupancy on a ship isn't like a hotel room. In a hotel room, the ROOM is x amount of dollars for two people. On a ship, when the price is quoted as double occupancy, it means that EACH person pays the quoted price. Two people in a $1900 cabin would EACH pay $1900. Total cabin cost would be $3800. If the cabin sleeps four, then each additional person pays a certain amount, but that amount is not the cost quoted for the first two people. It is less.

If there is only one person in a cabin, the cost is more than the double occupancy rate. If these fans aren't going to be sharing a room, and a single fan is going, she/he needs to find out the cost of that cabin without another person.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Also if you get a regular room on the lowest end, you won't even want more than two people in there. They are tiny and some don't even have windows!

Here's the thing, you can do a cruise for a discount price, but it's not going to feel all that luxurious. You do have to fork over a certain amount, even if that's discounted too, to get a luxury experience. It can cost several hundred dollars more just to get a tiny porthole window so you can tell whether it's light or dark.

I'll take a regular hotel room that comes with a window standard any day!

Great Expectations said...

Not only do you not get a chance to have any real authentic food from the areas you are visiting, but the food you are eating is, well, old.

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Have you ever watched Kitchen Nightmares? Gordon uncovered four-month old slimy fish that was being served as "fresh catch." You never know what you are getting anywhere. He closed down the restaurant.

My son got deathly ill from eating fish in Italy at an upscale restaurant. Their refrigeration unit went out and nobody bothered to check. They served the fish anyway.

bearswife said...

Things don't look good for the tweeple:


IwanaInspireU GM/afternoon @CJWhodunit @BHappyLoveLaugh @BarbGilmer . Have U asked your DH yet about cruise, CJ? Not looking like many, if any, will go.

Layla said...

"We hope the cruise is a reflection of her personality,"
Sooo, the cruise is going to be cheap and tacky???

That Sheeple who tweeted that she and her hubby are partners in a travel agency apparently have no idea how these things are arranged. If the cruise line gets paid for the ticket plus a little more for special arrangements, the travel agency takes their percentage (once again, the place I worked would probably have only charged the rock-bottom 7% because there's really nothing special planned), then why is the Kate cruise still so much higher? There's still several hundred dollars per ticket being overcharged, and if that money is not going to Kate, then where is it going?
Please, Sheeple, your warped logic only works if none of the non-Sheeple have any idea how these things work.
Disclaimer: I never arranged a cruise itinerary with a "personality" on board, so I don't know for sure how that person is compensated. But I do know that anyone who books Kate's cruise is paying at least $500 per ticket more than the cruise line and travel agency would charge. That money is going somewhere, and Kate doesn't do anything for free.

Anonymous said...

Another extra the fans should factor in are the 'shore excursions with Kate'. There appears to be only three ports of call but the land excursion prices can be an additional expense and very pricey for families.

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PatK said...

Since so many of her fans seem to adore the sextuplets, you'd think they'd be a bit miffed that Kate's not taking them on the cruise, but rather just the twins. Personally, I don't think ANY of the children should be taken, but why would she choose to have the twins accompany her and not the rest?

If I were a devoted follower of her family, I wouldn't pay that kind of money to see just Kate and her twins.

I hope this is a huge bust.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh certainly you can get bad food anywhere. I got salmonella poisoning at a restaurant.

It's still a fact that cruise ship food is old. It's impossible to get fresh food.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I've been surprised by this I guess, but you all are right, her fans really don't care that much about the kids. They just flatter the kids to suck up to Kate. There is hardly any questions about the kids and if they're coming. They could care less. They probably don't want them to come because they might take up Kate's time away from the fans.

I originally thought the fans just wanted to be around the cute little kids. They don't. They just care about Kate.

fidosmommy said...

Nobody loves a Narcissist...40
I see that the final payment is due by May 15th. She has NO clue that most of her sheeple will not be able to come up with $3,000 - $4,000 (per person) in the next four months. That's quite a bit, even when times are good. Also, many people have higher than normal bills this month just paying off all the Christmas charges. So, they already planned on extra money going towards that in January. The last thing they're thinking about right now is shelling out thousands of dollars per person for a vacation.

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Tax Refund checks. What better purpose to use them but a KatieCruise? (Oh No! We have a Katie Holmes Cruise and a KatieCruise. Now what?) What do you want to bet that this will become one of Kate's arguments for people to go?
"You're getting a tax refund, aren't you?"

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

There won't be much of a tax refund if her sheeple aren't working. A full time job defending Kate by the way, is not something the government taxes.

New York State of Mind said...

PJ @158 --That's not counting end-of-cruise tips, booze, excursions, possible fuel charge, and airfare/lodging to get there and back. It's a lot

$$$$$

I just checked to see what's included in the cruise, and it says that gratuities ARE included, but doesn't say what gratuities. Are they waiving the 20 percent per person per day onboard tips, or are the included tips the ones that a passenger would normally give the drivers for transportation to the pier, shore excursions, baggage handling, etc? They need to check this out and make sure that ALL tips are included.

Shore excursions can be very expensive. They can be glad that they are only going to two ports. For a family of three, they might run $250 for a trip to the ruins in Mexico, or the Mexican folk show. According to the website, there is a shore excursion with Kate, but it does not say if the cost is included.

With 6,000 passengers on board, how do they make sure that a barbecue on deck with Kate is private unless they block off part of a deck and have security stationed there? Will she grill her famous chicken?

DebbieDowner4 said...

IMO this is the year that we will say goodbye to Kate's days in the media.

I think that her true colors are coming out right now. She tells her fans how she really really really reeeaaallllyyyy wants to see them (does any other REAL celeb do that? Rosie O'D? Oprah? REALLY?) and is being so obvious with begging for the bookings she has stooped to an all new low. One twt fan said that she has to save for college...Kate's response - "its a luxury cruise"...another can't go because of medical problems...Kate's response....(who the fuck cares....but we all know what its like)

The sheep will really see that all Kate wants from them is money. Might as well just stay home and send Grifty Gosselin a check for 600 bucks. And as the previous stalker thread stated....pissing off the wrong person won't have a happy ending.

As I mentioned on twt earlier....Kate said that nursing will take too much of her time away from the kids...(working 12 hours a day, every day, etc..) but yet she takes a "job" which is based in another state, and just in the past few month she has gone to the other side of the world, without the kids, ran a marathon on LV, without the kids, may be in LV agin this weekend (if she can get Steve's cock out of her hand long enough to let the sheep know via twt that she's there) trips to NY, etc....and that's not time away from the kids?

Thank GAWD for my mediocre life - money is very tight, I have one pair of tennis shoes that are 3 years old, no high heels, fancy car, purse or designer clothes. My house needs some minor repairs, but that has to wait. Dinner out is 2 times a month if we're lucky. BUT...my kids are happy and healthy. I'm lucky enough to be a stay at home mom, and I'm with my kids all the time. AND I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING.

Just sit back and enjoy the show.....I predict this is the beginning of the end for Kate's popularity.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 106

I think it's gross all Kate does is take swanky vacations without the kids. But I'm leaning towards the kids should NOT go on this trip, period. It may be a huge ship, but I've been on a huge RC ship and you can find people on it. It didn't feel any more "huge" to me than a big hotel. Besides, the kids are usually to be found by the pool or in the kids' areas, not too many other places. The fans will find these kids, they will take pictures of them (creepy!), try to talk to them (double creepy!), expect them to interact with them because after all they are paying big bucks to brush shoulders (creep-a-licious) they will make them feel like animals on display, and it's sick, disgusting, rude, uncalled for, makes me want to vomit. Leave them the F alone, they didn't ask for this, they were born into it. Leave the kids home.
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Maggie said... 110

Oh by the way, in my post #102, Alice Travel was quoted as saying that two of her kids are coming along. Here is the article; I read it on Pocono Record.

By NewsCore
January 06, 2012

WERNERSVILLE, Penn. -- With her reality TV career behind her, Kate Gosselin is getting into the cruise business.
Gosselin will host a seven-day cruise this summer, where fans can join the famous mom and two of her children on a voyage to the Caribbean.
(snip)
"Going to dinners, talking to her, seeing her on a beach playing with her kids, that's what people want to see," Cardella added.
(snip)
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This is where Khate once again puts Jon in an impossible situation. He should speak to his attorney about this and provide that article, together with the travel agency's website.

That article is a press release by the travel agency and they are clearly USING the kids (on Khate's behalf) to entice people to book this trip. That, together with the comments about watching Khate play on the beach with her kids, is just SO INAPPROPRIATE.

Unfortunately, Jon's going to be out some more money here, yet again, because of this stupid, greedy, narcissistic monster. But, he really should NOT allow this to happen! The kids shouldn't be forced to spend the last week of their summer vacation as "bait" for sheeple fans to gawk at. It's disgusting. The evidence is right there; the kids are part of the draw. This isn't just a simple case of mom going on a business trip and the kids get to go for a free vacation with her. No, they are being USED and EXPLOITED. Also, if Khate gets away with it, don't think it won't become a regular thing. She needs to be stopped NOW.

What I meant by the impossible comment was that the kids (I assume it's the twins) will be told by Khate what a great vacation she has lined up for them, such fun! Then, if Jon tries to stop it, of course he looks like the bad guy, (sound familiar? Haven't they been there before?)

I think Jon has every right, and actually a responsibility, to discuss this with the girls and see how they feel about it. I can't see it sitting very well with them. I think those girls are bright enough to realize that this will not be a nice little vacation at all, but that there will be a schedule of events and fans will want to see them and interact with them. It breaks my heart right now because as I type this, all I can see is that sullen face of poor Cara. I think she would really hate to be gawked at in this setting.

Another thing - doesn't Khate ever think about the issues this will cause between the sextuplets and the twins? No vacations for you "little kids", but Mady and Cara get to go away for about ten days for a cruise! Khate's such a jackass, I hate her.

For F#@K's sake, STOP pimping out your kids!

Charlez said...

Somehow people do manage to get money for the things they think are important. I think a fair number of her blind-followers might just happen to scrape it all together somehow, someway.

Great Expectations said...

"I see that the final payment is due by May 15th. She has NO clue that most of her sheeple will not be able to come up with $3,000 - $4,000 (per person) in the next four months."

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It's $1900 per person for the cheapest cabin. If two are going, then they would have to come up with $3800 by May 15.

Rhymes with Witch said...

NLAN 39

I really hope that even the sheeple will not be dumb enough to fail to realize that there is a PREMIUM charged on the cruise if they book it through that travel agency, just for the "experience" of seeing Khate"...........

"They MUST realize by now that Khate is USING her fans to make money"
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One sheeple's rwsponse: "Of course, Kate will be getting paid to do the cruise. Why trying to make such a big deal about that?"

Guess it's worth it to some.

Linda in Central PA said...

Layla said... 168
"We hope the cruise is a reflection of her personality,"
Sooo, the cruise is going to be cheap and tacky???

That Sheeple who tweeted that she and her hubby are partners in a travel agency apparently have no idea how these things are arranged. If the cruise line gets paid for the ticket plus a little more for special arrangements, the travel agency takes their percentage (once again, the place I worked would probably have only charged the rock-bottom 7% because there's really nothing special planned), then why is the Kate cruise still so much higher? There's still several hundred dollars per ticket being overcharged, and if that money is not going to Kate, then where is it going?
Please, Sheeple, your warped logic only works if none of the non-Sheeple have any idea how these things work.
Disclaimer: I never arranged a cruise itinerary with a "personality" on board, so I don't know for sure how that person is compensated. But I do know that anyone who books Kate's cruise is paying at least $500 per ticket more than the cruise line and travel agency would charge. That money is going somewhere, and Kate doesn't do anything for free.

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I think the extra money that is being charged is to pay for the cabins of her "staff". The cruise lines don't just give away extra cabins and we know Kate won't be paying for them.

KmartSmart said...

Boston Bonnie said... 55



Hurricane season runs May to October so lots of people cruise during that timeframe, particularly families, because of school schedules. Most of my cruises have been during that time and the cruise lines want to protect not just their passengers but their multi-million dollar investment in the ships so they steer clear of the nasty weather.
January 7, 2012 5:52 AM


You can always ALWAYS count on there being some sort of tropical depression/tropical storm/hurricane from mid August through October somewhere along that destination route. Anyone who lives on the coast of Florida knows that August is THE month when the watches and warnings start going out. I have cruised all my life and never book one during August/September for that reason. The sea just gets way too rough and lightening storms pop up almost every afternoon like clockwork ( and the insufferable heat makes excursions just plain miserable ). I guess if people don't mind the rocking and rolling and having to stay indoors a lot due to inclement weather just to get the off season rate, go for it. Knock yourself out. In my opinion, April/May and June are the most beautiful months to cruise and far less risk of mean weather.

I guess I'm really hoping her cruise is ruined by a hurricane. Oh yes I am. I said it.
Hope she knows most of the cabs and buses in those countries ( to get to excursions ) don't have air conditioning, either.




On another note, has anyone else known anyone lately who has gone on a cruise and ends up with a chronic illness when the get back? I have met 6 people in the past 2 years who went on a cruise and came back sick and stay sick with CFS and fibromyalgia-type symptoms. And I noticed that crazy Milo mentioned she went on a cruise and has apparently had health issues ever since she got back.

Beth said...

Grifter Overboard said... 28
I don't know when I have been as furious at Kate as I was when I found out about this cruise. I really do feel sorry for these sheeple because they think that she's doing this because she loves them. They cannot comprehend that she's making money off each and every one of them. Come on, fans, she's using you. You might see her for a total of three hours (if you're lucky) during a seven day cruise. That's it. You can figure on spending at least $3,800 to $4,000 on this trip and that's for the cheap cabin. Is it really worth it?
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She is not only getting an appearance fee but also a commission from everyone that she sucker into going on the cruise. That's why she has been sucking up to these people all along. Why can't they see that? In addition, it states somewhere that she doesn't have to even appear during the entire cruise, just during a very small part of it. The good thing is, if she doesn't get many bookings for this, they will most likely can her ass.

Marie said...

Didn't Kate, the woman who says fans are rude, get to pull up next to a touring bus in one of her shows and ordered the kids to wave back? I wouldn't put it past her to use them as bait she has beore. She will continue to because apparently she feels able to get away with whatever she feels like doing. That is because nobody has done anything to truly stop her.

When that day comes, when she can't get what she wants out of the kids...look out.

Rhymes with Witch said...

O.M.G.

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@Kateplusmy8 OMGosh!!! I cannot believe it. I am so excited and pray I can do this. May have to sell an organ, but by golly I want to go!

The twitter feed is available at Preesi's.

JoannaNY said...

I haven't read the fine print, but is there a quota that has to be filled? If only 12 sheeple show up, does the agency reserve the right to cancel, or will those 12 sheeple have Kate all to themselves on this cruise?

Tamara said...

Two things: First, does Khate have another book coming out this summer to coincide with her own little personal "Deep Rising"? Or "Amistad" if you prefer, as she is bringing to of her slav- oh, I mean children.

Second, anyone ever considered that Khate's less than bright fans, which would be most if not all of them, are on the downside of Darwin? They are adults. If they want to worship a narcassistic maniac, well, that's their right. It doesn't hurt anyone else. And yes, I know she has followers that aren't adults, but I just have to hope that their parents/legal guardians are stupid enough to allow them to spend on somethig like this cruise.

PaMa said...

Beyond belief: A woman too cheap to ever cough up money to pay for her own vacations, though she can well afford it, expects her teen/tween/unemployed/underemployed/single-mother/ill sheeple to pay for a "luxury" (to them) vacation.

Marie said...

What if nobody shows up? Just curious. I mean, on the side that nobody can actually afford to do this does this mean Kate won't be able to go either? Or will she just go alone with Steve? And moan about how important she is anyway?

And, I thought about this last night. Even if they have filmed for 7 years, are Jon and Kate realy going to be able to afford sending 8 kids to a four year college on that alone? I mean thinking about it even if they all go to a state university it is still not cheap.

Now I count myself fortunate that my parents are paying even if I work part-time anyway to save me the trouble of student loans, I just don't see how all the kids are going to be able to go to college without either working or taking student loans. Even if Kate did save all that was earned...I just don't see $25,000 per episode with 15% saved and split 8 ways...but then again I'm not all that great at math.

Localyocul said...

@RealZiggyFlo
RealZiggyFlo
@Kateplusmy8 The Presidential Family Suite can accomodate up to 14 guests. Maybe cheaper if a group went together for this?

Layla said...

Funny how hard she's pushing Roma Downey's tapes. Who else thinks she's just trying to suck up to get Mark Burnett's attention, hoping he'll give her a new reality show?

Speaking of which, I agree with everyone else--7 year olds (almost 8) do not enjoy listening to the ABC's. Oh, please! Last time I put in a kiddie CD, my 3YO said, "That's for babies. I want to hear some Clapton!" Nothing in the world is cuter than that little blond head bobbing in the backseat as he belts out, "I got a rock and roll heaarrttt..." Sigh...Loves!

Get a Grift sheeple said...

Tamara--Yes, Kate has a new book. She has been hinting about needing a new publisher and spent most of her Christmas day doing re-tweets from sheeple that were praising her old books, hinting that she has a new book in the works. Also one of the "perks" for going on this cruise has been announced that you will get a signed copy of her NEW book. I think the title is "Grifting 101"?

Grifter Overboard said...

I hope the cruisers know that they will need a passport card to enter and exit Jamaica and Mexico. They are less expensive than passports, but still, it adds up. The fee is $55 for each person over 16; $40 under 16. For a family of two adults and two kids under 16, that's $190 in addition to the cost of the trip.

I think that the sheeple believe that the $1900 cabin fee is all inclusive and that's what they are looking at. Little do they realize that they will need much more than that.

Kate darn well knows that these fans cannot afford such a trip. She's been on Twitter long enough to know that they are either older folks with health problems who cannot travel; teens who don't have the money; or "mediocre" housewives who are employed outside the home in "mediocre" jobs. Shame on her.

Get a Grift sheeple said...

RE: Roma Downey/Mark Burnett. So far kates recent tweets have been focused on the following:
Tweeting and re-tweeting others about a new book. Result---she announced new book avaiable on cruise.

Tweeting that she loves her fans and considers them friends, and saying that a person only has a few true friends`in life. Result--she announced the cruise and all "friends" need to go.

Tweeting and re-tweeting things to, from, and about Roma Downey. Result--yet to be seen, but reading into how Kate works`I think its safe to say there is something in the works with Roma and Mark and some sort of new show.

Circling the drain like a turd that just won't go down. She amazes me with how she cunt-tinues to stay relevant and seems to get lucky over and over. Cant last forever especially with this latest stunt that is making sheeple turn their heads away.

Pity Party said...

Where does it say that she has a new book? I didn't see that.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist (NLAN) said...

Great Expectations said... 179

"I see that the final payment is due by May 15th. She has NO clue that most of her sheeple will not be able to come up with $3,000 - $4,000 (per person) in the next four months."

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It's $1900 per person for the cheapest cabin. If two are going, then they would have to come up with $3800 by May 15.

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Don't forget about airfare to Ft. Lauderdale, and most likely a hotel the night before the ship leaves. Drinks aren't included, and it's questionable as to what gratuities are included and what fees will be added on later. Plus, the possible fuel surcharge. And finally, add in the price of the excursions.

Get a Grift sheeple said...

Check out Kate's latest book and bring it onboard for a book signing.

It's on the list of all the awesome-ish things that are included in the grifting package.

She is a Cow said...

Maybe a "perk" of going to her crafting session is to have Kate herself throw your work away right before your eyes, before you leave the room.

AHHHH Kate, these lovely little traits of yours are burned into people's memories.

Localyocul said...

I thought by her latest book they just meant the last one she wrote that tanked, what's its name..

TravelKate said...

Latest published book..no new book.

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