2016 Eastern Caribbean

 

WebWhispers & Friends

is sponsoring a

7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

on the magnificent

Royal Carribean Freedom Of The Seas

Sailing from Port Canaveral, FL on October 2, 2016

 

 

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 and decorated 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

 

 

Oct
 
Arrive
Depart
2 Sun
Port Canaveral, FL
 
4:30 PM
3
CocoCay, Bahamas
   7.:00 AM    4:00 PM
4
Cruising
 
 
5
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands - US
11:00 AM
7:00 PM
6
Philipsburg, St Maarten
Netherlands - Antilles
 8:00 AM
5:00 PM
7
Cruising
 
 
8
Cruising
   
9 Sun
Port Canaveral, FL
6:00 AM
 

 

 

DINING FOR OUR GROUP

 

 

 

We plan to have early Dinner in the Dining Room as a group for those who wish to join us.  The other meals are not assigned seating choices and you may get together with others if you would like ina number of venue. I prefer a leisurely breakfast in the Windjammer and take my time for extra coffee and conversation after having a custom built omelet

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 but Peggy always plans a jewelry shopping trip for those interested.  They tell me the prices are right.

 

pricing

 

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

NEW RATES - Per person/double occupancy:

$ 708.16 pp    Inside Stateroom                                          Single Inside

$ 727.16 pp    Promenade (Atrium Window)        $1348.16  Single Promenade

$ 1012.16/1019.16 pp   Balcony Stateroom

CHECK WITH PEGGY

$   Oceanview - Window

$   Balcony Stateroom

$   Junior Suites

$   Grand Suites

 

We will post additional information as we get it.  Everyone who reserved a cabin have had their contracts changed and copies will be sent with new pricing specials if reduced and if you are eligible.

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

Look below at Reservations for deposit refund information.

 

Reservations

 

Reservations currently available through our Travel Agent:

Peggy Byron, Cruise Vacations
100 Swan Lake Circle
Birmingham, AL 35242
1-205-995-0036
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, which will be July 18, 2016.

Be sure to let Peggy know as you make your reservation if you have traveled on Royal Caribbean before this cruise. Sometimes Crown & Anchor offer benefits for previous RC traveler

 

Getting There

Travel suggestion for Flying is SouthWest into Orlando and plan for shuttle to Cape Canaveral round trip. Can get it arranged in advance.

Parking is available at and near the pier for $6 to $7 a day if you drive. Several to choose from.

 

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

Fun to look at all decks to see where everything is located and gives you a head start on getting around on the ship. If you enter your stateroom number, you get to see it!

 

Great Photo Tour on Youtube

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

 

Centrum & Promenade on the

Freedom of the Seas

 

 

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

NEW New R-bar
Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
Complimentary ice-skating shows in Studio B
10,258 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale® with 19 tables and 301 slots
22 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover, including Boleros Latin-themed lounge and Bull & Bear English Pub
Enhanced, more-intimate Vintages wine bar
Variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping on the Royal Promenade including jewelry, perfumes, apparel and shopping for teens and kids


 

 

VEGAS-STYLE OPTIONS THROUGHOUT OUR GAME FLOORS

Try your luck on with a wide variety of slot machines, ranging from penny slots to more lucrative machines. Plus join one of many table games and see what the cards have in store while you play.

 

 


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.

 

 

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.

RC is in process of setting up with a different Internet on some ships. Will add cost and choices here later.


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. The Internet Home is on Deck 8

 

Gratuity

 
Freedom of the Seas Gratuity
 
A $12.95 per person per day gratuity will be automatically added to each guest’s SeaPass® account on a daily basis to be shared by Dining & Culinary Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants and Other Housekeeping Services Personnel as well as staff from other departments who work behind the scenes to enhance the cruise experience. Suite guests will see a $15.95 daily gratuity. Guests who prepaid gratuities prior to boarding their cruise will not see a daily charge onboard.
An 18% gratuity is also automatically added to beverages and the mini bar. Beverage gratuities are pooled and shared by various dining and beverage service staff. An 18% gratuity is added to spa and salon purchases.