March 10, 2010 – 10nt. Southern Caribbean Cruise
We have taken one of the best 2010 Southern Caribbean Itineraries and made it the ultimate cruise for Bridge Players! 3 Days at Sea with Duplicate Bridge Games, and 2 optional days of playing bridge while at Port. Sail 10 nights on the highly-rated Ruby Princess roundtrip Fort Lauderdale, FL. Spend a once-in-a-life-time experience with others who love to play bridge and travel…make new friends, or bring old ones with you! The Bridge Games are accredited and you will get Master Points!
Marilyn Arnold of the Turtle Creek Bridge Club will be running the Duplicate Bridge Games. Rates start at only $999 per person. Reserve your spot now with a $400 deposit. Call Stacy 9 – 5 ET M -F 800.668.6414 ext. 123 or Gayle from 11 – 8 PM ET at 800.668.6414 ext. 131.
2009 CruiseSource Bridge Cruise
Date Port Arrive Depart
10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – board Ruby Princess 5pm
11 Princess Cays, Bahamas 9am 4pm
12 At Sea – Full Bridge Play ~ ~
13 St. Thomas, USVI 7am 6pm
14 St. Kitts 7am 4pm
15 Barbados 9am 6pm
16 St. Lucia 8am 6pm
17 Antigua 8am 5pm
18 At Sea – Full Bridge Play ~ ~
19 At Sea – Full Bridge Play ~ ~
20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7am
I just set up an account on Flickr to upload the rest of our photos from the 9 nt. Southern Caribbean Cruise on the NCL Pearl. I still have more photos to upload to Flickr from the trip. Most of them are out there, but it took awhile to get it all set up. Just click on the pics on the right side of the blog to pull up all of the photos.
On my NCL cruise, I did pre-cruise research to find out how much it would cost to use my cell phone to call home. This was a major concern for us because we left behind a 6 year old with a very busy schedule and our 5 month old baby girl.
We did not want to spend too much money calling home, but we could not go too long without hearing that everything was going fine. So, I called Sprint prior to leaving for the cruise. I could not get anyone who could give me a straight answer on how to minimize my costs calling home on my cell phone. I was told by one agent at Sprint that if I call from the Cruise Ship and my phone was roaming that I would get charged $2.49 per minute on my cell phone bill by the cruise line.
On the cruise we kept the talking to a minimum. This made my wife fairly miserable. I got my cell phone bill today, and it looks like all of the Roaming was included in my Plan. While in Antigua and Tortola, we were able to make the calls without roaming….so we did not think those calls would be charged. We have the Sprint Fair and Flexible Plan and it has America Roaming – Included. The phone calls we made from the ship do appear to be getting charged for roaming. So instead of paying $25 for the calls we made, I have no additional charges. We could have called home alot more….
This is just my experience with Sprint on my cruise. If you are cruising, I would try calling sprint and asking for yourself. We were very conservative with our calls and now wish we would have used the phone more. If any of you who visit have similar or different experiences with your cell phone company while cruising please share with comments. ~Happy Sailing
Today was our final port call…St. Lucia. Jess had been upset that we had not goteen very much “color” from the sun. Well, she got what she wished for today. After a rain shower, we layed out in Rodney’s bay. A $6 per person taxi ride from the cruise ship. After a couple of hours in the hot sun, we both are very sunburn. Outside of fairly constant salesmen, it was a nice beach. Crystal Blue Waters and almost white sands. If I was going to come back and do a full week at one of the Islands we have been to; St. Lucia would be the pick. It is one of the largest islands in the caribbean and it offered the most variety. There are lots of resorts and even some Burger Kings and Dominos.
It is dinner time and then we will catch the Thursday Night Football game. Only two days left and we are looking forward to getting back to the kids. Happy Sailing!