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Time Periods => 1870-1900 => 1870-1900 Events => Topic started by: Karl Helweg on May 13, 2015, 11:06:50 PM
2020 will depart Ft Lauderdale, FL for Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao!
2019 will depart New Orleans February 2nd! See: http://welcometosteampunk.com/events/steampunk-naval-expedition-6th-annual-steampunk-cruise
The March 2016 cruise theme is time travel to help more reenactors attend who do not have 7+ days or SteamPunk clothes.
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To help folks visualize what this cruise might look like here are some photographs from the 1st and 2nd Annual SteamPunk Cruises:
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.
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.
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.
The Elissa in Galveston harbor.
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/
March 19, 2017 leaving out of Galveston, TX for Honduras, Belize, and Mexico. PM for event code before booking.
XOCOLATI - THE CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE
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
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.
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.
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
Key West has two forts to visit.
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/
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.