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Author Topic: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise {3/19/22}  (Read 45511 times)

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Offline Karl Helweg

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Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
« Reply #15 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    "

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Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 9th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
« Reply #16 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 
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Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
« Reply #17 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. 

  "Mayor" Mike
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Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2020, 03:05:56 PM »


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/ 
« Last Edit: March 12, 2020, 08:22:08 PM by Karl Helweg »
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Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
« Reply #19 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 
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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.




 
« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 12:43:44 AM by Karl Helweg »
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Re: The High Seas Time Travel Cruise aka 8th Annual SteamPunk Cruise
« Reply #21 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. 



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    
« Last Edit: April 01, 2021, 08:15:09 PM by Karl Helweg »
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Our 3rd scheduled cruise for the "8th" Annual SteamPunk Naval Veterans Expedition has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Like the the previous cancelled cruises we were really looking forward to the Panama Canal cruise.

Our new plan is actually two back-to-back sailings on the same giant ship, the Allure of the Seas.  This in not just to hedge our bets but to give cruisers the flexibility of joining either or both cruises.  (We are staying in the same cabin for both.) 

For more information please see:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1422136707978266



BTW - both sailings start at surprisingly good prices but the 2nd 6 day cruise to Mexico & Ruatan is only $501.00 per person for double cabin occupancy. 

SALE:  The 2nd six day sailing is on sale for just $311.00/person  on 0https://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=15462 
« Last Edit: August 28, 2021, 05:53:23 PM by Karl Helweg »
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