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Freeps Ahoy 3
the Free Republic Network Cruise Committee | 12/22/2003 | DoughtyOne

Posted on 12/22/2003 8:52:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne

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KEYWORDS: caribbean; cruise; freepsahoy3; freerepublic; frn
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Hello fellow Freepers. We'll be posting quite a bit of information on the links provided.

Some of them are not working at this time. We wanted to get this thread up in time so that freepers can take advantage of the limited-time-only discount on balcoy cabins. So please be sure to check back in.

Doughty One, Cruise Webmaster

1 posted on 12/22/2003 8:52:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
What is the discount and for how long is it in place?
2 posted on 12/22/2003 8:53:54 PM PST by eyespysomething (Another American optimist!)
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To: eyespysomething
Please address all your questions to Bahama Mama on her thread. This thread is just for talking to other Freepers about the trip.

Take care.

D1
3 posted on 12/22/2003 8:58:19 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
WOOO-HOOO!!!
My husband and our friends have been bugging me about when I would know where/when the next FReeper cruise was, and lo-and-behold, here it is!! Leni, I assume that as long as we give our deposit, we still are in line for any discounts that get added, since the price kept going lower and lower last year. There's no need to wait to reserve your spot waiting for a lower price, we all get the same discounts, right??

Anyway, looking forward to more specifics as they are posted. Going off to look at the calendar right now!
4 posted on 12/22/2003 9:00:02 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Now EX-democrat!!)
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To: All
Please click on the "Announcement" link above for a synopsis of the cruise.

In a few minutes, and on this thread, I'll post the fares, the itinerary and the details of a nice early-bird registration incentive deal.

Please hold your questions and comments till this info is posted.

After that, please go to the Bahama Mama thread for answers to any specific questions you may have.

Thanks,

Leni, Cruise Chair

5 posted on 12/22/2003 9:07:04 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: DoughtyOne
uhm, not to get too tin foil hat at people, but these folks do provide proper security don't they? Condition Orange plus a very large group of known conservative activists in one place under the usual cruise ship rules (no personal weapons, etc) sure sounds like big time Al Q target to me...
6 posted on 12/22/2003 9:21:44 PM PST by ahadams2
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To: DoughtyOne

7 posted on 12/22/2003 9:27:39 PM PST by lowbridge ("Is it just me, or is Kwanzaa becoming way too commercialized?" -Ann Coulter)
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To: All
FARES FOR "FREEPS AHOY 3" ZUIDERDAM CRUISE, MAY 22, 2004

Cabin fares for inside cabins range from $619 to $742 per person. Port charges of $124 and tax of $58 per person not included.

Fares for outside ocean view cabins range from $822 to $1072 per person. Port charges of $124 and tax of $58 per person not included.

For cruisers who want balconys, we recommend you book an ocean view cabin immediately. There's a limited-time-only discount offer by Holland/America which began Monday, Dec.15. If you book an ocean view cabin during this discount offer, you'll automatically be upgraded to an ocean view cabin/balcony at no extra cost.

There are other fares and cabin categories offered by H/A that are too numerous to be listed here. There are fares for passengers on a budget as well as for those who need or want larger accomodations.

Rates for third and fourth persons in any cabin are $799 per person including port fees. Tax of $58 per person is additional.

For one person in a cabin, fare is 150% of the rate of any cabin. (All cruise lines work on the basis of double-occupany). As usual, we'll help find cabin-mates for freepers who want to split the cabin fare.

The Cruise Committee cannot and does not handle booking and is unable to answer questions regarding individual cabin fares and accomodations needs. This is handled every year by Wanda, our freeper cruise travel agent. She'll answer all your queries and patiently work with you to secure fares and accomodations comfortable for you and appropriate to your budgetary needs.

To book a cabin, or to get information on rates and cabins, please phone Wanda at toll-free 1-800-890-7583. She is on Pacific time, so judge accordingly. She can be reached during normal week-day working hours.

Again, if you want a balcony cabin, we urge you to contact Wanda immediately. There are a little over 400 of these cabins on this ship. The discount is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is not limited to our Freeper group, but to all Holland America potential cruisers anywhere and everywhere.

There is quite a demand for balcony cabins. This means the discount promotion can end at any time. Therefore, we encourage you to book right away.

When you register with Wanda, the deposit is $350 per person. The remainder is due March 1. Credit card transactions are acceptable.

To make life easier, Wanda will also handle your airline reservations to and from the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Please ask her about this. Since air fares to the Ft. Lauderdale airport are lower than flying into Miami as we did last cruise, travelers can save up to a couple hundred dollars on air fares this time around.

Itinerary will be posted next.

Leni, Cruise Chair

8 posted on 12/22/2003 9:31:42 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: ahadams2
We appreciate your concern, but cruise ships are probably the most secure places to be, anywhere, any time. The security is fantastic, yet virtually unnoticeable.

Every year, we get dire predictions of doom the moment the cruise announcement thread goes up. Hopefully, that will not be the case this time.

Leni

9 posted on 12/22/2003 9:36:37 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: MinuteGal
I'm waiting for a cruise ship that allows me to bring my riot shotgun, .45, my wife's .357, and four or five hundred rounds of ammo.

Arlin
10 posted on 12/22/2003 9:38:31 PM PST by ahadams2
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To: MinuteGal
Thank you for the Fares Leni. Nice post.
11 posted on 12/22/2003 9:39:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: All
ITINERARY FOR ZUIDERDAM - MAY 22, 2004

Saturday, May 22 - Depart Ft. Lauderdale port 5:00 (all times are Eastern)
Sunday - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday - At Sea
Tuesday - St. Thomas (U.S.Virgin Islands) - 8 :00 AM to 12 Midnight
Wednesday - Tortola (British Virgin Islands) - 7:00 AM to 8 PM
Thursday - At Sea
Friday - Nassau, Bahamas - 12:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday - Return to Ft. Lauderdale port terminal - 8:00 AM

There will be an FRN activism program on one of the "At Sea" days.

Leni

12 posted on 12/22/2003 9:45:22 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION - WIN A PRIZE !

If you're one of the first 50 persons to register, your name will be put into a freeper hat. Four names will be drawn by our Admiral of the Fleet, JimRob.

Each winner will receive a $50 Holland/America gift certificate good at any of the shops aboard the Zuiderdam. There are jewelry shops, apparel shops, gift shops, etc. on the ship which carry a variety of very fine and unusual items. Right down to imported Dutch cheeses and chocolate! They have sales and bargains, and many items are less expensive than in port shops.

Winners will be announced on this thread. Gift certificates will be distributed on board ship. Members and families of the FRN board of directors not eligible. Our travel agent, Wanda, will date/time stamp each registration as they come in. One certificate per family only.

Good luck to all you early birds!

Leni

13 posted on 12/22/2003 10:00:00 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: DoughtyOne
I want to thank Doughty One, our cruise webmaster, who puts together the announcement and the Bahama Mama layouts for our annual cruises. He always does a masterful job with graphics, colors and links.

It wasn't an easy job this time. We were under pressure to get the announcement out because of the limited-time-only discount on balcony fares.

Some links still have to be added, but Doughty rose to the occasion and we're viewing the splendid results of his work right now!

Leni

14 posted on 12/22/2003 10:09:29 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: Bush_Democrat
Much as I hate to say it, don't look for the discount like we had last time. If you go back in your time machine to the time of our last cruise, the bad economy, layoffs, the fear of layoffs, SARS, the Norfolk Virus and other downers just about crippled the travel, tourist and resort industries.

This coming year, with the rebounding economy, the cruise lines just will not be offering such discounts again. The old law of supply and demand, to be sure.

Just start saving your pesos in the sugar bowl, there's lots of time till embarkation day.

Plus, for air travelers, the savings flying into Ft. Lauderdale airport instead of Miami, as we did last time, will save you the equivalent of the discount our group received on FReeps Ahoy 2.

Leni

15 posted on 12/22/2003 10:21:07 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: DoughtyOne; martin_fierro
Aww, you guys don' want me on this ting. Lets be series . . .
16 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:52 PM PST by BraveMan (Isaiah 9:6)
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To: MinuteGal
FYI I just looked at jet blue's fares into Ft. Lauderdale, they're still offering their $194 round trip Coast-to-Coast fare, even from San Diego. They have great fares, and I've spoken to some people who have flown on them, and said they were great. It looks like you can only book ahead to April 04 right now, but maybe in January they will release farther ahead. I've seen that fare alot, and it seems to be readily available. www.jetblue.com

Note to self: CALL WANDA ASAP!!
17 posted on 12/22/2003 10:30:22 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Now EX-democrat!!)
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To: BraveMan; DoughtyOne

BraveMan very charitably decides to feed the fish on the Freeps Ahoy Cruise.

18 posted on 12/22/2003 11:13:24 PM PST by martin_fierro (Holder of an M.A. degree in The Obvious)
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To: All
Our first port is Half Moon Cay, Holland America's private island in the Bahamas. It's as beautiful a tropical island as you're ever likely to see.

The full-day stop is a delight for swimmers, waders, sun-bathers, loungers, yakkers, beach bums, water sports enthusiasts, bird watchers, hikers and joggers. The only other folks on the cay are your Zuiderdam fellow passengers.

Once a refuge for pirates, H/A purchased the island in 1997, and has developed only 45 acres of the 2400 acres. As much habitat as possible is maintained for wildlife, and the island is a significant nesting area for waterfowl.

While Half Moon Cay's name could be derived from its gorgeous, white sand crescent-shaped beach, it really comes from the explorer Henry Hudson's ship, the "Half Moon".

We'll enjoy all kinds of water sports, volley ball, hiking through the wildlife preserve on marked trails, and much more. Or just lay back under a palm and read, snooze or have lively gab fests with your new freeper friends.

There's a West Indies village with shops and lots of open-air cocktail bars with luscious frozen tropical rum creations.

The ship's staff comes ashore also, to provide a fabulous open-air tropical buffet (so delicious!) plus entertainment from the ship's terrific steel band.

A highlight of our last cruise was our freeper beach party on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. The paradise that is Half Moon Key promises to top even that fun day!

Leni

19 posted on 12/23/2003 5:30:05 AM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: MinuteGal
Bump!!!!
20 posted on 12/23/2003 10:44:49 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (What am I rebelling against? Well, what do ya got?)
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To: MinuteGal
Sounds good! Merry Christmas.....bump for later~
21 posted on 12/23/2003 10:46:14 AM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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To: ahadams2
May I suggest a houseboat on Lake Powell?
22 posted on 12/23/2003 3:47:33 PM PST by snopercod (CAUTION: Do not operate heavy equipment while reading this post.)
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To: MinuteGal
Hi Leni--Keep us posted!! We will be there again!

BobfromNJ
23 posted on 12/23/2003 3:56:54 PM PST by BobFromNJ
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To: BobFromNJ
Yipee! It'll be great seeing you and Mrs. Bob again.

Bring the Klinton voodoo doll you won as a freeper door prize last time (plus bring some extra pins!). That was fun. In fact, why not post that pic here again????

Freepers, be sure to call Wanda Monday morning and get your deposit down. This is a popular cruise with great ports-of-call, and the Zuiderdam will fill up quickly.....especially the balcony cabins which are discounted for a limited time.

Merry Christmas to all and a FReepin' New Year.

Leni

24 posted on 12/23/2003 4:50:36 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: MinuteGal
Bookmark
25 posted on 12/24/2003 6:46:14 PM PST by varina davis
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Holland America is a good line. Been on two of theirs.
26 posted on 12/25/2003 9:30:09 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: All
A port-of-call for us on this cruise will be one of nature's gorgeous little secret places, the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

It's endowed with Caribbean charm, beautiful beaches and dramatic mountain peaks.

We'll debark in the BVI's capital city, Road Town, which is built around a deep U-shaped harbor fringed with hotels, restaurants, marinas and a number of quaint West Indian shops where native crafts can be purchased.

Situated on a small bluff overlooking the harbor is the residence of the BVI's British Governor and the stately Old Government House Museum.

The island's north shore contains several beautiful white sand beaches. Ridge Road runs along Tortola's spine and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Caribbean Sea and many of the other islands in the BVI chain. Local homes dot the ridge, many built in traditional West Indian fashion with large verandahs, colorful hip roofs and gingerbread trim.

Scattered along the island's steep hillsides are banana groves. The ruins of plantation era buildings can also be seen throughout the island, remnants from the 18th and 19th century when sugar and rum were the basis of the islands' economy.

A contrast of the old and the new, the rural and the urban, Tortola is a place where a farmer can be seen riding a donkey to his vegetable plot and a cyber cafe is just around the corner.

As usual, as in all our stops, you can sign up for leisurely shore excursion trips to tour the island, the mountains, the beaches and the countryside areas.

You'll find brochures outlining shore excursions for all the islands we're visiting inside your cabin upon embarkation in Ft. Lauderdale.

Leni

27 posted on 12/26/2003 3:06:44 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: All
Here's some comments from Freeper cruisers that were posted after last year's "FReeps Ahoy 2":

"After two cruises with Freepers, I don't even want to consider going on one with just the two of us. It wouldn't be near as much fun. You don't know what you're missing".

"WOW! Great people. Freepers Rule!"

"Is it me, or was one week just not enough?"

(reply)....."It's absolutely not just you. I was having thoughts of hopping right back on and doing it all over again. What a fabulous time!"

(reply)....."What great fun! Do wish I could horseback ride through the waves every day. I agree it was much too short!"

"It was GREAT fun having a group. Always someone to join if you wanted to do something, but plenty of time for yourself".

"I had such a great time. I really didn't want it to end!"

(Upon the occasion of freeper Diotima having her hair braided on one of our island stops)...."You were so cute on the cruise with your corn rows, Dio. You nearly went native on us. Ya mon!"

Ya mon is right! We have a ball on these cruises. C"mon", join the fun for the Caribbean vacation freep of your life!

Leni

28 posted on 12/26/2003 3:46:15 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: MinuteGal
Once again, I am chicken to fly across the country darn it! Hopefully some day we will have a cruise from the West Coast! Sounds lovely, and I understand Holland America is a terrific line.
29 posted on 12/26/2003 3:58:57 PM PST by ladyinred (What the heck is Boxerday?)
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To: MinuteGal

Here's that photo of Half Moon Cay Leni. It's a beaut. I think I could find a spot for my chase (?) lounge and chest of refreshments.

30 posted on 12/26/2003 8:11:03 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Oh, my! What a stunning photograph of a stunning tropical beach. This private island marks the first stop of our freeper cruise ship, the Zuiderdam. Only our fellow passengers on this ship will be here with us for a full day of fun in the sun and crystal-clear blue waters.

Since tiny Half Moon Cay has no deep port, the ship's tenders (which come and go all day) will take us from the ship to the dock pictured above. You can come and go as you wish.

The structures you see are administrative buildings, otherwise the island is largely uninhabited except for tropical birds and wildlife which you can see by hiking in the preserve on safe, marked trails.

All facilities on Half Moon are designed with folks who are physically handicapped in mind. The same goes for all facilities on the ship itself. Wheel chairs are provided for all areas, including the beach which has special wheelchairs with umbrellas and balloon treads.

This is an example of the Holland/America line's efforts to make the day at Half Moon Cay the highlight of a Caribbean cruise for all its guests.

There are covered outdoor tropical drink bars here and really great live steel band music.

There's even a massage station........or if you have any, you can get your hair braided, LOL.

Leni

31 posted on 12/26/2003 8:56:20 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: MinuteGal
Here's that stateroom you were mentioning earlier Leni.  If people want to see a better picture of it, they can click on this graphic and be taken to the Stateroom page, where this and other staterooms are described in detail.

There are a variety of staterooms to fit just about any budget.



I hope people will nose around on the Freeps Ahoy 3 links.  They find lots of information and graphics to depict what type of experience to expect on our trip.

I might add, on any page people can click on the Freeps Ahoy 3 logo, to return to this page.

Of course, clicking on the Freeps Ahoy 3 logo on this page does nothing.  You're already here!


32 posted on 12/26/2003 10:10:12 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: All
TIP:

Folks, when you make your reservations with Wanda, please tell her you want a cabin midship, not stern. Especially if you are selecting a verandah cabin. While the stern verandah cabins are a little more spacious, your balcony is in view of the outside Lido deck below. So if privacy is an issue with you, ask for a midship cabin.

Again, I urge you to register and put down your deposit ASAP so that you have the best choices of cabins. The ship will fill up rapidly due to the rebounding economy and the security of a cruise vacation.

Remember, the first 50 freepers to sign up will be eligible for a drawing for $50 gift certificates for shopping in the fine on-board shops. Thanks to a generous freeper for donating these gift certificates!

Leni

33 posted on 12/28/2003 6:32:32 AM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: All
Freepers, when you register with Wanda, don't forget to give her your freeper handle. If you registered already and forgot, phone her at toll-free 1-800-890-7583 and let her know your FR screen name. It's very important that you do so.

Leni

34 posted on 12/28/2003 2:57:42 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: MinuteGal

Here are a couple of photos of Tortola showing the area near Road Town and Brewer's Beach.


35 posted on 12/28/2003 4:02:00 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne; MinuteGal
The pictures you are posting are sooo beautiful. Especially tempting since Utah has many feet of snow on the ground and it won't get out of the teens and twenties here for the next while. Brrrr.
36 posted on 12/28/2003 9:24:00 PM PST by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
Yes I'll bet those pictures do look enticing to you right now. Quick, in your moment of weakness, phone Wanda. Heh heh heh...
38 posted on 12/29/2003 4:02:03 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: MinuteGal
We're signed up, see you in May!
39 posted on 12/29/2003 9:48:27 AM PST by dalereed (,)
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To: DoughtyOne; All
Another of our ports-of-call is St. Thomas, the most popular destination in the Caribbean. It's in the U.S. Virgin Islands chain whose main islands are St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.

There are numerous things to see and do in beautiful St. Thomas, including white sandy beaches, a breathtaking aerial tram ride up a mountain overlooking the scenic port, the famous Trunk Bay snorkling, terrific restaurants, and outdoor cafes/bars along the waterfront and elsewhere.

But shopping till you're dropping is THE thing in S.T. One of the most famous malls in the world, "Havensight" is right where our ship docks. Chock full of the finest international jewelry, perfume, clothing stores, native craft shops, outdoor kiosks with snacks/tropical rum drinks, plus everything else imagineable, it's literally a shopper's paradise and hubby's worst nightmare!

You'll find plenty of intriguing, reasonably-priced items to take home for yourself or for gifts and souvenirs. ST is duty-free, so there's nice bargains to be found.

The shore tours brochure you'll find in your cabin is loaded with wonderful St. Thomas excursions you can sign up for beforehand at the ship's excursion desk.

Or you can make your own deal with a cab driver for even less money. The drivers are knowledgeable, articulate and voluble in English, and great "tour" guides". They are regulated, are to be trusted, and will give you an itinerary before you climb in the cab.

A part of the ST countryside looks very much like the tranquil countryside of France, with cattle grazing in green fields. "Drakes Seat" on top a gentle mountain is a scenic lookout point where explorer/navigator Sir Francis Drake used to sit and "count his ships". Just below Drakes Seat is Magen's Bay Beach, said by National Geographic Magazine to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Our ship arrives early AM and departs midnight. Plenty of time to cab or ferry across a channel to nearby St. John if shopping ain't your thang. St. John is one of my all-time favorite tropical paradises. More on St. John later.

Leni

40 posted on 12/29/2003 4:21:18 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: DoughtyOne
You have email.

Leni

41 posted on 12/29/2003 5:00:23 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: Bush_Democrat; dalereed; MinuteGal
Called right after you guys did! Looks like it's gonna be a good trip! AGAIN!
42 posted on 12/29/2003 6:20:42 PM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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To: hoosiermama
Hi, Apple Pan Dowdy and I are making our reservations when she gets to my house Monday. It will be good to see you again. So glad that you are going too. I hope that they have those absolutely marvelous chocolate martinis.
43 posted on 12/29/2003 8:18:28 PM PST by Bizzy Bugz
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To: Bizzy Bugz
I'm so glad you are going too. Looks like a great trip! Got a dollar or two to put in the machines......Lucky Lady?
44 posted on 12/29/2003 8:22:30 PM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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To: hoosiermama
OK, the deposit is in for my hubby and I for Freeps Ahoy3. I'm shivering here in California, counting the days till the balmy breezes in the Caribbean!!!
45 posted on 12/29/2003 9:18:55 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Now EX-democrat!!)
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To: MinuteGal

Cruise ships nestle alongside the Havensight Mall in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas


Artist's sketch of world-famous Havensight mall

 
Happy seafaringshoppers rest up and cool off while imbibing tropical adult beverages at the Mall's outdoor Rum Kiosk


46 posted on 12/29/2003 11:09:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Wow! More fantastic photos from Doughty One. Thanks, D1.

Look on the left side of the artist's rendition of the Havensight Mall. You'll see the elevated tram that goes up the mountain, affording a spectacular view of the island, the port, the sea and some neighboring islands. You can get on the tram right where we disembark in Charlotte Amalie.

Welcome aboard to all that have registered the past week. Looking forward to meeting y'all and renewing past cruise acquaintances.

Hoosiermama, you'll be happy to know that H/A has the best-paying slots of all cruise lines....and I'm not kidding. This is a well-known fact in cruise circles.

Bizzy Bugz, I keep hearing about those chocolate martinis. The Zuiderdam has a "chocolate extravaganza" one special night on board. Chocoholics will go bananas (chocolate-coated, of course).

Maybe we can locate some chocolate martinis that night if we troll the lounges!

And, as an extra added attraction, we get imported Dutch chocolate candies on our pillows every night.

Leni

47 posted on 12/29/2003 11:43:55 PM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: DoughtyOne
Love this picture. Put it on my desktop as inspiration in the cold/snow etc. Warmth is a coming!
48 posted on 12/30/2003 6:47:14 AM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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To: MinuteGal

Found these pictures of Tortola. Inhale. Can't you just smell the sea breeze! Exhale! SOON!

49 posted on 12/30/2003 7:03:54 AM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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To: Bush_Democrat; dalereed; Bizzy Bugz; Apple Pan Dowdy
Meant to include you in the last post.
50 posted on 12/30/2003 7:26:30 AM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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