Hello everyone. LOOK is planning another get together in FL sometime in May.
This is not to compete with that. But there are some who would like to escape Winter climates during January/February and a cruise has been suggested a few times. It is unfortunate that not everyone would be able to afford this, but if given the time to start saving now, who knows?
If a cruise is an option, it should be organized very soon. Therefore, if there is significant interest, please post here to let us know. I think it's apparent that MM will not take the initiative. I'm not even sure at this point I can go, but I will do my best! And if I have help, I'll look into what steps we need to take to organize it. Obviously no one is going to book and pay for a bunch of cabins/suites...so it would have to be arranged so that people booked & paid directly themselves with the selected cruiseline. If enough interest is shown on this thread, possibly we can have the selected cruiseline designate a block of bookings for us, which would give us a group discount. I researched a few cruiselines last Winter, and did not find I was impressed with Carnival. I liked Royal Caribbean, which is what I went with, and it was fabulous! Can't remember anything about Princess lines.
Anyways, if interested, please post as soon as possible. I've emailed Butter for her input.
I just wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting everyone on the cruise. There were 5 of us. I thought by initiating this back in April that it would give people enough time to plan and save for this cruise. Unfortunately, not the interest. But HEY...those of us that went had a blast!
Killian entered the Karaoke contest Monday night and won first place that night, which qualified her for the finals on Friday night. There were 6 contestants in the finals, and Killian did excellent again! Although a gal singing the Titanic song won the contest.
I think a few sunburns were sustained, nothing to serious.
Steve ended up changing his late dinner seating to join the rest of us at the early seating. We were seated with none other than Tye Detmer, his wife, brother-in-law & his wife. We couldn't have asked for a better group to share dinner with.
For those who might not know who Tye is (like me...lol), he is one of only 30 football stars to win the Heizmer (sp?) award. I guess he was a great player in his day...nearing retirement now. Bill could tell you more about him, and spell the award correctly too, as being Canadian I've never heard of it and therefore have never seen it spelled.
My fishing rod wont fit,the dry cleaners lost my best shirt, I cant see my bed, the phones a ringing, my camera is ready, brushed the snow off my sandals, they're in shock,put the snowmobile away, I'm out of here real soon! Oh ya, socks! lol. Thanks for the good wishes all. Hope everything goes well for everyone.
I love February Steve
beautiful pic Gem
I got everything laid out and ready to go. My scuba gear seems to leak. Is it suppose to do that? My suit is clashing with my jeans and the ties refuse to be rolled up and placed in the suitcases. I am not going to bring socks at all. My shorts and T shirts seem eager to go. Maybe it is a SIGN. Take the path of least resistance and bring the stuff thats most comfortable to wear. See you all on board Everyone have a safe trip down there. Anyone over 50 who is bringing socks should remember to stop by a pharmacy on their way to the airport. LOL.
Hey Bob thanks...I'm bringing 2 pair socks...one to wear there, and one to wear back...no spares for doors! lol
You should have booked to come. You need a break from all that snow you got in Toronto.
I'm leaving at the right time. We got dumped on last night, and all day today. I shovelled my driveway and walkway 3 times! In an hour it would have another 3 inches of snow cover! I'm not used to this...we've had no snow for so long and warm temps. Actually it's not really cold, just lots of snow, and it is still falling.
See you there Steve. I've been to St. Thomas many times, and I know it's a good deal for any jewelery.
Good to see Feb 25 nearly here. Busy, busy. Sent Sharp some more specific info. Will try to meet at Promenade 6:30p. Should be toasty in P.R.
Will be happy to just get on ship on time! Should be a great time for all. steve
Sharp asked me to post this: Anyone going on the 2/25 cruise should try and arrange to be in the PROMENADE LOUNGE, which is located just to the right of the elevators on the Promenade Deck. Saturday evening at about 6:30. See you then. There is still space available. Talk about doing something spontaneous. Now is your chance.
I guess I'll just try to get a deal (alcohol)once on board the ship. Thanks for the thermos or bag idea anyway. I recall St Thomas is great for shopping for jewelery. I seem to recall there are really good prices on quality emeralds too! I'm going to see what the ship offers or who is going in groups to islands. Apparently one should not be alone in some of these places. Life is a little busy lately, but will look into things to do and places to see while there. Did the catamaran in St. Thomas on I think it was 80 ft spirit of St. Christopher or something like that. It was great and the water is so nice and blue there. I remember thinking I have to spend six months of my life on at least a 35-40 ft sailboat down there. Maybe I was dreaming or maybe one day I'll just do it when I retire! The temperatures were constantly 87-89F with a terrific cool sea breeze. Can't wait Steve
Thanks for dinner advice, I changed my booking to late dinner. I think it will give me a better chance of getting back on ship when in port and still making it for dinner. I do have a late eating schedule usually.
To book the Princess Cruise you will need the following information:
Group #: TSQ
Ship: Golden Princess
Itinerary #: 5609
Date: February 25, 2006
Prices: Including $46.00 taxes
NOTE: Prices are based on double occupancy.
Inside Cabin: $795.00 USD; $993.75 Cdn
Outside Cabin:$1025.00USD; $1281.25 Cdn
Balcony: $1145.00; $1431.25 Cdn
US & Canadian citizens: Require certified birth certificate and one government issued photo ID such as driver's licence; or passport (preferred now)
UK & Europeans: Require Passport and Visas for each country. Con*tact consulate of each country or con*tact ...
Destinations: San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Grenada, isla Margarita, Aruba, Sea, San Juan
If you want to bring alcohol, do it from home, and change containers to a nylagene water container that won't leak...put in plastic bag just in case.
You can buy liquor in ports, but your packages are all scanned when you come back on board at every port. They don't want you bringing alcohol aboard to drink, so they take it and hold it for you till end of trip. That's what Royal Caribbean did...I'm assuming Princess will be the same.
I want to shop in St. Thomas for a birthday gift for my daughter. Emerald is her birthstone.
stevey4u write: Hey Billzeke Sounds like a good trip and I'm sure we'll be mixing quickly amongst all. I booked early dining at a large table, so to meet more folks. Is the TSQ booking seated at the same table?
Just from past experience, I recommend the late dining. Early dining is for the older people who want to go to bed early. The staff gets you out early to accommodate the next seating. There is a time difference anyway, so it isn't as if you would be eating really late your time. Just a suggestion.