Skip to comments.FReeps Ahoy 4 - Caribbean Cruise - Thread II
Posted on 03/05/2006 8:33:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne
I'm on board - for whatever that's worth.
Glad to hear it. Folks are going to have a great time.
I am one of the $50 prize winners you know.
You won't catch me putting on airs though, I'll just be my usual charming self.
She's deciding what to take on the cruise. She'll be a long in a minute.
Congrats for scoring the $50 prize btw. Some people have all the luck...
I've been here all along, lurking in the torments of panic as my balky computer wouldn't connect me with this new thread. I see you all carried on admirably in my absence.
Thanks, DoughtyOne, for the smooth segue into Thread Two.
Segue-ing right along, I want to announce to any newcomers to this cruise thread as well as those still undecided about our maritime freeper adventure to make that quantum leap and sign on.
There's still almost two months till embarkation, but the ship is filling up rapidly. You must get your oar in pretty quick....like this coming week....or you may be left standing forlornly at the dock while your dream ships sails away without you.
Phone our mermaid travel agent, Wanda, at 1-800-266-1167 (PST) Monday. Tell her you're with the Free Republic group. She'll arrange everything hassle-free for you as she has been doing these past two month for our very satisfied and delighted freeper cruisers. She'll find a nice sunny cabin with picture window overlooking the sea just for you.
Itinerary - # 9
Fares - 23
Booking - 23
St. Thomas - 84
St. Maarten - 159
Princess Cay, Nassau (freeper beach party) - 201, 203
Freeper Raves - 223
Required ID - 24
Comfort Inn - 249, 486
Sample Ships Menu - 114
Cabin Photos - 392
Movies Under the Stars (Wow!) - 394, 395, 396
Famous Havensight Mall, St. Thomas - 477, 483
James Bond Casino Royale - 488
Ship's Public Rooms and Salons - 522
From DoughtyOne, our masterful, artistically and technically superior Cruise Webmaster, a $50 gift certificate for Home Depot where you can find everything for all those cruddy jobs you're forced to do yourself. Also great home decorating stuff at Home Depot. What a verrrrry desirable prize to bring back with you from the cruise, guys and gals.
From our Alabama belle, Bizzy Bugz, we have a donation of two spectacular Swarovsky American Flag jewelry pins. Quality items, the pieces are in gold tone with red, white and blue Austrian crystals.
Bizzy ordered these from freeper Gene McDonald's (Seeking the Truth) great collection of freep stuff which can be linked from the FR home page.
Which reminds me, every cruiser will need a tight cap on this cruise, believe me. Why not look at Gene's freepstuff caps and order one? I'm going to be wearing my FR cap when walking on the very windy deck. Mine is navy with an American flag on it and "Free Republic" in reds and whites. You may want one in white for the tropics. Great for the beach, also. Everyone needs an FR cap on this cruise, yah, yah!
This cruise is shaping up to be gobs of fun. Thanks to involved and enthusiastic freepers like Bizzy Bugz and DoughtyOne it's going to be even more fun.
Love ya both....throwing kisses your way!
Marigot is the capital of the French side of St. Maarten. The architecture of the tiny city is a mixture of part French colonial, part gingerbread houses and part colorful Creole buildings.
It's elegant, it's Mediterranean, and it's lively with a tropical touch. It's got sidewalk cafes, open-air restaurants and chic boutiques. It's fun just to stroll around and breath in the European atmosphere on the main boulevard.
Marigot's beautiful little port is right there. "Heaven" is sitting at a little waterfront French cafe with a demitasse or a glass of wine and take in the vies. Magnifique!
Wednesday is market day in Marigot with displays of colorful wares......fruits, flowers, tropical clothes flapping on lines from the sea breeze, cool refreshements, and, of course, native crafts.
And....voila, we'll be pulling into St. Maarten on market day! Great luck.
There are good bargains to be found here to take home for yourself or for souvenirs. Things are actually less expensive on St. Maarten than in St. Thomas. This island is the last stop we make for shopping opportunities, so early on Wednesday morning get ready, get set.....and......CHARGE!
(.......yes, credit cards are accepted everywhere we go on this cruise).
I couldn't resist posting the photo of the liberal Robert (Woodward) Redford's house on a mountain side in Marigot. I'll leave the comments to you, LOL.
I gotta find that place!
Anyone want to join me there for a white wine cooler and a fresh-baked chocolate-filled croissant?
C'est la vie, mon amis.
I am working on a couple of friends to get them to sign up. They are not members here but just nice people.
She wants to go but he doesn't - claims he gets sea sick.
Two years ago, some freepers came with friends who were staunch Democrats. They were the nicest folks in the world. They had a ball and we loved their company. Maybe we converted them a little as a sidebar, who knows, heheh.
Actually, it's amazing how little politics are involved in our cruises.....there's just too many thing to see and do and talk about. A lot of folks want to get away from politics for a while.
We've also had a lady or two whose husbands can't get off work, or they get seasick, or whatever. These fine fellows encouraged their wives to go anyhow. It's only for a week, plus.....how can anyone be in more secure company than with our fine freeper family?
Tell your lady friend to start shopping for cruise clothes and join the party!
BTW, We had another freeper couple sign on today.....and we'll wait for them to chime in here.
Those cruise ships are so big and have stabalizers to dampen any motion,
Even when we hit real heavy seas 2 years ago , they were coming over the bow, the ship didn't pitch very much.
Usually this time of year the sea is so flat that that there isn't any motion at all.
For some unknown reason I haven't had a problem with sea sickness on smaller boats in swells or choppy water but it's hard for me to even look at carnival rides without getting queasy.
A larger ship with a cabin near mid ship will be even easier.
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