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Title: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise 4/10/22
Post by: Karl Helweg on May 13, 2015, 11:06:50 PM
The 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise will apparently be in 2022 now......

April 10, 2022 Miami to Los Angeles through the historic Panama Canal!

For more information join:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/189772278077087/

The  cruise theme is time travel to help more reenactors attend who do not have 13+ days or SteamPunk clothes. 

Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on May 18, 2015, 12:33:00 PM
To help folks visualize what this cruise might look like here are some photographs and videos from the 1st and 2nd Annual SteamPunk Cruises:
http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/photo/albums/cruise
http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/photo/albums/2nd-annual-steampunk-cruise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uiu31rM7TFk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yczAnXbsh_U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHRY21KX0rA

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The 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise will probably have more time periods represented.  I understand that some returning cruisers (it is a very good sign when so many of us return) are working on Regency and DieselPunk among other things.   Western, ACW, Boer, and Edwardian folks barely have to try. 

Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on May 27, 2015, 03:16:39 PM
Although some details of the 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise have not been finalized this far out there are tentative plans for a "military uniform day" and the Hugo authoress http://maryrobinettekowal.com/  offered to host two costume competitions.  One for linen (Regency?) and one for costumes made for curtains.
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Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on September 29, 2015, 04:53:45 PM
One of the high points of the SteamPunk Cruise will be the high tea at the 18th century Good Hope plantation:  http://insidejourneys.com/good-hope-great-house-plantation/  As an 18th century reenactor I have seen some marvelous period houses but this is unique and ingenious.  There is also a zipline for those less tea inclined. 

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Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on October 09, 2015, 02:55:29 PM
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The Elissa in Galveston harbor. 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on January 26, 2016, 01:12:48 AM
Even if you cannot make the SteamPunk Cruise but live near Galveston - Houston you are welcome to dress out and join us for a Bon Voyage party:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1529864734010037/ 

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Title: Re: SteamPunk Naval Expedition aka 5th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on March 26, 2016, 10:52:55 PM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/189772278077087/

March 19, 2017 leaving out of Galveston, TX for Honduras, Belize, and Mexico.  PM for event code before booking. 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on January 01, 2017, 08:00:15 PM
XOCOLATI - THE CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE
ROATAN, HONDURAS
Make chocolate the way the Mayans did centuries ago. Your adventure begins with a guided island tour and sightseeing highlights on your drive to a cacao plantation. There, you’ll have a chance to learn how cacao trees are planted and cared for as well as how cacao pods are harvested. Get a close look at the complete lifecycle of this amazing tree. See how cacao seeds are fermented and dried by natural sunlight. Then roast, grind and make your own exquisite chocolate bars to take home. While waiting for your chocolate bars to set, join your guide for a tour through the botanical gardens, where you will see the famous Honduran mahogany, plus coffee trees, orchids, a variety of herbs and spices, tropical plants and fruit trees. After, enjoy a tropical fruit tasting in the garden in a palapa, a thatched shelter made from palm tree leaves. Plus savor a delicious traditional lunch featuring chicken, rice beans and fried plantains. RTB5
Title: SteamPunk Naval Expedition aka 6th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on April 01, 2017, 06:16:48 PM
The "holding cruise" to allow early discounted reservations will Be March 2018 to St Kitts and St Thomas but when available we hope to change to Havana, CUBA out of Florida. 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 4th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on September 06, 2017, 12:26:14 AM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/189772278077087/

We appear to have found our Cuba cruise.  We depart out of Fort Lauderdale, FL on March 12th for Key West, Havana, and Nassau, Bahamas.  Fares start at just $519.00 each. 
Title: Re: The SteamPunk Naval Expedition aka 7th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on June 01, 2018, 08:08:30 PM
Our next SP Cruise will depart New Orleans on 2/2/19 for a 7 night cruise to:

Saturday, February 2    New Orleans, LA       4:30pm
Sunday, February 3    At Sea       
Monday, February 4    At Sea       
Tuesday, February 5    CocoCay, Bahamas    8:00am    6:00pm
Wednesday, February 6    Nassau, Bahamas    7:00am    4:00pm
Thursday, February 7    Key West, FL    10:30am    7:00pm
Friday, February 8    At Sea       
Saturday, February 9    New Orleans, LA    7:00am    

For more information visit:  http://welcometosteampunk.com/events/steampunk-naval-expedition-6th-annual-steampunk-cruise

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Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 7th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on July 24, 2018, 03:48:06 PM
(https://holeinthedonut.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/fort_jefferson_aerial.jpg)

https://www.nps.gov/drto/index.htm

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Taylor

Key West has two forts to visit.
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on January 19, 2019, 02:04:27 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/517586888729872/

The 8th SP Cruise will be March 28th, 2020 out of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  We will be visiting the "ABC Islands."  Curacao had 14 forts although only 8 seem to be standing today:  https://www.curacao.com/en/stories/history-and-heritage/forts/ 

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Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on June 24, 2019, 03:06:43 PM
I have some good news for any one interested in joining this SP cruise - after a spell of very high booking fares there has been a significant improvement in sale prices on https://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=13069  back down to $719./pp (from over a thousand) so there must have been some cancellations on this popular cruise. 
Of course always check directly with Royal Caribbean for prices https://www.royalcaribbean.com/  especially if you can use the "50% off second guest" sale or you qualify for the "over 55", veteran, or returning cruiser discounts. 

Again this is on the Adventure of the Seas departing from Ft Lauderdale March 28th, 2020.  By linking reservations we can receive preferred dining seats, meeting rooms, lounges, and even discounts or on board credit. 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on November 05, 2019, 12:47:58 PM
It is getting to be time to start planning the 9th Annual SP Cruise for 2021.  We are considering this one mostly because it is on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, has a new stop for us, and is returning to St Kitts, which we enjoyed.

https://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=43274

If you are understandably hesitant to log in to this discount site:

"FastDeal       #43274
7 nights departing March 7, 2021 on
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

Brochure Inside    $640
Our Inside    $640
You Save    0%
   
Brochure Oceanview    $699
Our Oceanview    $699
You Save    0%
Brochure Balcony    $816
Our Balcony    $816
You Save    0%
   
Brochure Suite    $1,818
Our Suite    $1,818
You Save    0%
Click for additional rates: Singles Rates
Inside Offer! Book select categories and receive a FREE $50 per cabin onboard credit.

Oceanview Offer! Book select categories and receive a FREE $50 per cabin onboard credit.

Balcony Offer! Book select categories and receive a FREE $50 per cabin onboard credit.

Suite Offer! Book select categories and receive a FREE $50 per cabin onboard credit.
Promotions may not be combinable with all fares.
Prices are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change without notice by cruise lines until a deposit has been made, and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Prices include port charges but do not include airfare or (where applicable) airport or government taxes or fees. Prices and promotions are for new bookings only, in accordance with cruise line policies. Click any price to convert to other currencies.
Itinerary Ship Photos Cabins Deck Plans Weather Ports Dining Wifi Special Needs

Date    Port    Arrive    Depart
Sunday, March 7    Fort Lauderdale, FL       4:30pm
Monday, March 8    At Sea       
Tuesday, March 9    At Sea       
Wednesday, March 10    St. Kitts    8:00am    5:00pm
Thursday, March 11    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands    7:00am    4:00pm
Friday, March 12    At Sea       
Saturday, March 13    CocoCay, Bahamas    10:00am    7:00pm
Sunday, March 14    Fort Lauderdale, FL    6:15am "

As we get closer to the dates we hope to see some sales on these already not bad prices.  We are a little surprised to find that we have enjoyed the giant ships even more than the smaller cruise ships. 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on December 02, 2019, 04:13:08 PM
We are also considering the same (HUGE) ship and itinerary for the first weeks of March & April 2021.  The rooms may be slightly higher prices though.  We are hoping to receive more input from past and new cruisers.

It is getting to be time to start planning the 9th Annual SP Cruise for 2021.  We are considering this one mostly because it is on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, has a new stop for us, and is returning to St Kitts, which we enjoyed.


7 nights departing February 7, 2021 on
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

Date    Port    Arrive    Depart
Sunday, February 7    Fort Lauderdale, FL       4:30pm
Monday, February 8    At Sea       
Tuesday, February 9    At Sea       
Wednesday, February 10    St. Kitts    8:00am    5:00pm
Thursday, February 11    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands    7:00am    4:00pm
Friday, February 12    At Sea       
Saturday, February 13    Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas    10:00am    7:00pm
Sunday, February 14    Fort Lauderdale, FL    6:15am    "

Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 9th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on December 05, 2019, 03:58:55 PM
Some of our returning SP cruisers are more interested in the same cruise but in March 2021 due to work schedules.

FastDeal       43278    https://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=43278
7 nights departing March 7, 2021 on
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

Brochure Inside    $759
Our Inside    $759
You Save    0%
   
Brochure Oceanview    $803
Our Oceanview    $803
You Save    0%
Brochure Balcony    $942
Our Balcony    $942
You Save    0%
   
Brochure Suite    $1,932
Our Suite    $1,932


Date    Port    Arrive    Depart
Sunday, March 7    Fort Lauderdale, FL       4:30pm
Monday, March 8    At Sea       
Tuesday, March 9    At Sea       
Wednesday, March 10    St. Kitts    8:00am    5:00pm
Thursday, March 11    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands    7:00am    4:00pm
Friday, March 12    At Sea       
Saturday, March 13    CocoCay, Bahamas    10:00am    7:00pm
Sunday, March 14    Fort Lauderdale, FL    6:15am    

Basically the thought for 2021 is that Oasis of the Seas is one of the maybe four largest cruise ships in the world and as a group that has cruised together we have come to enjoy the amenities available on these city-like cruise ships a little more than the smaller ships.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwLOG87OOGA

While SteamPunk overlaps with Victorian & Western reenactors, we welcome anyone wearing similar.  We enjoy being seated for formal supper together (a lot more fun than it sounds) and the more linked reservations that we get the larger the shared discounts and onboard credits.  If you have never taken a cruise having a group of interesting like minded people to hang out with makes a world of difference.  Also see: http://welcometosteampunk.com/events/steampunk-naval-expedition-8th-annual-steampunk-cruise-ft 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on February 20, 2020, 03:58:54 PM
There seems to have been a significant price drop on the less expensive birth on this upcoming March 28th, 2020 SP Cruise:

Brochure Inside $881
Our Inside $631
You Save 28%
Brochure Oceanview $1,214
Our Oceanview $781
You Save 36%
For more information see: https://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=13069&sp=y  (Yes, you probably have to log in but they are mostly harmless.....)

This is the SP cruise leaving out of Miami/Ft Lauderdale for the ABC islands. 

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JoNCCpZnVtPyI5fhJSm5Fp5U3vEH7c2QwSFD7WRqTwhZqSQcfaxoMb604vDY46UvcFB-6-3cYQoL8_VHIEXISEC87DnDQpONnnNqoiM-l18_FPx8H-ABBbex727f472gorM20lgxRRXvbhGSRZ63gESWQ7SFzKuDhBvJdqzmDT8dG1187PsmcNdwTuClqg)  "Mayor" Mike
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on March 04, 2020, 03:05:56 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GuMExzW.jpg)

So far so good and the cruise is still on.  Royal Caribbean seems to be taking the most successful precautions:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/03/06/coronavirus-royal-caribbean-carnival-celebrity-cruises-guidelines-precautions/4973806002/ 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on March 13, 2020, 07:38:23 PM
Royal Caribbean cancelled all cruises for the next 30 days......      oo-P


https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/13/21179109/royal-caribbean-cruise-suspension-coronavirus-covid-19 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise (2021)
Post by: Karl Helweg on June 29, 2020, 01:02:27 PM
Royal Caribbean has cancelled all cruises through April 2021.  We are planning for a cruise between February and April 2022 now. 



Royal Caribbean made a generous offer of 125% credit on our cancelled cruises.  By dumb luck we had splurged on a suite which turned into a "winning lottery ticket" of sorts.  Since the credit expired 12/31/2021 and it is significantly more than the cruise that our regulars have chosen (and we have to fly from Alaska) we are staying on the ship for a back-to-back cruise to Mexico and Honduras.

Sunday, March 14    Fort Lauderdale, FL       4:30pm
Monday, March 15    At Sea       
Tuesday, March 16    Cozumel, Mexico    7:00am    6:00pm
Wednesday, March 17    Roatan, Honduras    8:00am    5:00pm
Thursday, March 18    Costa Maya, Mexico    7:00am    5:00pm
Friday, March 19    At Sea       
Saturday, March 20    CocoCay, Bahamas    9:00am    6:00pm
Sunday, March 21    Fort Lauderdale, FL    6:15am    

An invitation for folks who cannot make the prior week's cruise:

Date    Port    Arrive    Depart
Sunday, March 7    Fort Lauderdale, FL       4:30pm
Monday, March 8    At Sea       
Tuesday, March 9    At Sea       
Wednesday, March 10    St. Kitts    8:00am    5:00pm
Thursday, March 11    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands    7:00am    4:00pm
Friday, March 12    At Sea       
Saturday, March 13    CocoCay, Bahamas    10:00am    7:00pm
Sunday, March 14    Fort Lauderdale, FL    6:15am   

Basically the thought for 2021 is that Oasis of the Seas is one of the maybe four largest cruise ships in the world and as a group that has cruised together we have come to enjoy the amenities available on these city-like cruise ships a little more than the smaller ships.

(https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/sites/default/files/styles/500px/public/blog-images/oasis-aerial-02.jpg?itok=KJ1Bh79R)
(https://images.r.cruisecritic.com/features/2015-q4/rewrite_oasis-faq-hero.jpg)
(https://www.traveller.com.au/content/dam/images/g/4/9/g/image.gallery.articleLeadwide.620x349.g48b.png/1259242878443.jpg)
 
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
Post by: Karl Helweg on March 28, 2021, 07:19:05 PM
After yet a 2nd annual SteamPunk Cruise being cancelled we are making plans for the 2022 cruise.

There have been several cruises proposed but the front runner is a repositioning cruise aboard the Radiance of the Seas through the Panama Canal in April 2022.  This is a 13 night cruise departing Miami and ending in Los Angeles. 

For more information please see https://www.facebook.com/groups/189772278077087 or PM me.

France started the canal in 1881 and Teddy Roosevelt finished it in 1904 so there will be a little history in addition to some other interesting ports. 

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/69/6d/66/696d669e2c3e9d4cef8a608f22d6024a.jpg)

It looks like this cruise won the polling since folks have started making reservations.  After two cancellations we are jonesing for a long cruise and are a little worried that these will be sold out early. 
Sunday, April 10 2022    Miami, FL       4:00pm
Monday, April 11    At Sea       
Tuesday, April 12    At Sea       
Wednesday, April 13    Cartagena, Colombia    7:00am    3:00pm
Thursday, April 14    Panama Canal (Full Transit) (Cruising)       
Friday, April 15    At Sea       
Saturday, April 16    Puntarenas, Costa Rica    8:00am    6:00pm
Sunday, April 17    San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua    7:00am    4:00pm
Monday, April 18    Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala    11:00am    6:00pm
Tuesday, April 19    At Sea       
Wednesday, April 20    At Sea       
Thursday, April 21    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico    9:00am    4:00pm
Friday, April 22    At Sea       
Saturday, April 23    Los Angeles (San Pedro), CA    7:00am    
Title: Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise 4/10/22
Post by: Karl Helweg on June 26, 2021, 03:19:52 PM
A little Cartagena history:  http://www.cartagenacaribe.com/en/history/colony/baal.htm