2013 Eastern Caribbean

 

WebWhispers & Friends

is sponsoring a

7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

on the magnificent

Freedom Of The Seas

Sailing from Port Canaveral, FL on October 6, 2013

 

 

We invite you, your family and friends for a fabulous cruise!

 

ship information

 

Freedom of the Seas launched in May 2006 as the world's biggest cruise ship. The vessel introduced a new class of ship for Royal Caribbean, measuring just shy of 155,000 tons with a double occupancy capacity of 3,634 passengers. It surpassed Cunard's gargantuan Queen Mary 2 by 7,000 tons and carried 1,014 more passengers.

The newly enhanced Freedom of the Seas® is a marvel of maritime engineering, packed with awesome innovations to stir your imagination. Catch a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside under the stars on the outdoor movie screen. Infuse color into your cruise with the artworks of the BRITTO Gallery or with the frosted confections of the Cupcake Cupboard. And finish the evening with a selection of reds or whites at the renovated, now-more-intimate Vintages wine bar.

Plus, enjoy all the revolutionary features Freedom of the Seas has always been known for – FlowRider® surf simulator, rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, mini golf course, H2O Zone water park, and much more.

 


Ships Highlights

    

  • Ice-skating rink
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • FlowRider Surf Simulator
  • Royal Promenade (open 24 hours)
  • Johnny Rockets® '50s-style restaurant
  • Portofino Italian  or Chaps Grille (cover charge)
  • Windjammer Cafe, Sorrento's Pizza, Cafe Promenade
  • Casino RoyaleSM, 19 tables and 301 slots
  • Cupcake Cupboard
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  • Adventure Ocean® youth facilities
  • Day Spa and Fitness Center
  • Full-size basketball court, Full-sized boxing ring
  • 4 pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • 6 whirlpools, two are cantilevered and overlooking the ocean
  • Spa with an extensive treatment menu including medi-spa treatments and acupuncture
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, with classes like yoga and tai chi
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • Complimentary ice-skating shows in Studio B
  • 22 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover



 

itinerary

 

 

Day
 
Arrive
Depart
1 Sun
Port Canaveral, FL
 
4:00 PM
2
CocoCay, Bahamas
   7.:00 AM    4:00 PM
3
At Sea
 
 
4
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands - US
11:00 AM
7:00 PM
5
Philipsburg, St Maartens
Netherlands - Antilles
 8:00 AM
5:00 PM
6
At Sea
 
 
7
At Sea
   
8 Sun
Port Canaveral, FL
6:00 AM
 

 

 

DINING FOR OUR GROUP

 

 

 

We plan to have Dinner in the Dining Room as a group for those who wish to join us.  The other meals are choices and you may get together with others if you would like. I prefer a leisurely breakfast in the buffet and take my time for extra coffee and conversation...

There are always the cafe's along the Promenade ready for a lunch and crowd watching; also Sorrentos Pizza, Windjammer Buffet, Johnny Rockets, the Main Dining Room, Ben and Jerry's, Starbucks, Vintages Wine, Coffee Shop and the specialty restaurants ( an extra fee)

 

 

 

shore excursions

 

Information will be available later

 

pricing

 

Cruise prices are listed below. These include port charges and taxes.

NEW SENIOR RATES - Per person/double occupancy rounded to nearest $:

$  634 Inside Stateroom                                 $1008 Single Inside Stateroom

$  694 Promenade (Atrium Window)              $1128 Single Promenade

 

SOME SENIOR RATES ARE AVAILBLE ON THESE.  CHECK WITH PEGGY

$  784 Oceanview Stateroom                         $1308 Single Oceanview

$1084 Balcony Stateroom

$1514 Junior Suites

$1984 Grand Suites

RC has been running short term specials with a few discounts and, if you qualify and have already signed up, we will be sure you get those prices.  Right now, they have lower prices on some of the staterooms with single occupancy but we do not know how long that will last.

We will post additional information as we get it.  Everyone,eligible for these rates, who reserved a cabin have had their contracts changed and copies will be sent with new pricing.

Prices are subject to change
Ask for pricing for a 3rd and/or 4th sharing any cabin

 

 

LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:

Just click on links below to be connected to the Royal Caribbean site:

 

Stateroom information on Royal Caribbean

 

Deck Plans for Freedom of the Seas

 

Freedom of the Seas Photo Gallery

 

Great Photo Tour on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNl_b5zD3Bc

 

 

Centrum & Promenade on the Explorer of the Seas

Took these pictures on our 2011 cruise

Freedom is bigger than this ship

 

 

 


what's included

 

 

What's Included in Your Cruise?


Almost everything is taken care of on this cruise ship with the original payment. Your stateroom accommodations, fantastic meals in the restaurants or cafés, snacks throughout the day, and even 24-hour room service is included. (A few of the special restaurants have an extra charge.) Entertainment and most other activities are part of your fare. (Tours are your choice and you pay for the ones you pick.)

The daily newsletter is your daily schedule of ship activities and entertainment events. It's also your guide to shipboard services with hours of operation. It is delivered nightly to your stateroom. Keep it close at hand, so you'll always know what's happening and where.

On the other hand, you may want to spend every day in a deck chair reading a book from the onboard Library or sitting in the Promenade at one of the shops, watching the people stroll by. You can also find a choice seat for the climbing wall and the surf simulator.

 


 

Reservations

 

 

Reservations currently available through our Travel Agent:

Peggy Byron, Cruise Vacations
100 Swan Lake Circle
Birmingham, AL 35242
1-205-995-0036, 1-800-844-5785, FAX 1-205-995-2063
Email: Cruise Vacations <peggybyron@bellsouth.net>
Credit Cards or Checks are welcome

 

Deposits: Suite deposits of $500 per cabin are to be paid within 2 weeks of the cabin assignment or it will be cancelled.
All deposits are fully refundable until final payment time.
 
If you order drinks from the bar, gratuities are included in the tab and will be added to your shipboard account. Just sign and go.

Be sure to let Peggy know as you make your reservation if you have traveled on Royal Caribbean before this cruise.

 

Information and details for extras

 

You can access the internet on the Freedom of the Seas -- there is WiFi on the entire ship. There is also an internet cafe on the Freedom of the Seas.


The Freedom of the Seas is WiFi enabled throughout the ship including cabins. The Freedom of the Seas does provide PC's in an internet cafe on Deck 8. However, if you want to bring your own, the entire ship is WiFi enabled. You can choose from the Freedom of the Seas "pay-as-you-go" rate with your own laptop or at the various kiosks throughout the ship is a base rate is $.55 per minute or one of the following prepaid packages:


$28.00 for 60 minutes
$38.00 for 90 minutes
$55.00 for 150 minutes


These rates are subject to change without notice. If you need to get some work done in a quiet area other than your room, check out the Business Center on Deck 6. Another quiet place is the Library on Deck 7.

 

Gratuity

Freedom of the Seas Gratuity
Royal Caribbean recommends $3.75 per person, per day to the dining room waiter; $5 per person, per day to the cabin steward (or $7.25 if you're in a suite); $0.75 per person, per day to the headwaiter; and $2.15 per person, per day to the assistant waiter. This totals $11.65 for those in standard cabins and $13.90 for those in suites.

Gratuities can be pre-paid in advance (and must be if you opt for flexible dining), added to your onboard bill or paid in cash at the end of the cruise. A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs.