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Skip to comments.Freeper Caribbean Cruise May 31-June 6, Staterooms As Low As $610 Per Person For Entire Week!
Posted on 01/06/2003 7:42:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne
Free Republic Network
a Freeper Cruise to the Caribbean
A sunset photo of Carnival's cruise ship Triumph.
Cruise Line: Carnival
Length: Seven Nights
Departure Date: Saturday, May 31, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Return Date: Saturday, June 7, 2003, 8:00 a.m.
Port: Miami Port Terminal
Ports of Call: Cozumel, Mexico - Grand Cayman Islands - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Cabin Rates: Start at only $660 per person plus tax, port fees and tips for entire week
Includes: All meals and entertainment
In Addition: There will be FRN Activism meetings aboard ship
Stateroom Availability is Limited
Don't delay! Register today!
Presented to you by the FRN Cruise Committee
Seeking the Truth
More Crew to come...
Carnival's cruise ship Triumph docked at St. Thomas.
Ahoy, Freepers! Why not make your next year's vacation a FREEPER CRUISE? Can't think of a better idea!
United we stand for conservative activism AND some good old-fashioned fun, too!
This cruise thread will be running right up until embarkation day. It'll be packed with lots of information.
Post your enthusiastic comments here. Links are provided below for stateroom/fares information, registration form and
the Bahama Mama Q&A thread devoted solely to answers for all your cruise questions and to provide you with smooth sailing.
We strongly urge you to register ASAP. We need a certain number of registrations by a mid-January cutoff date
to ensure our reserved block of cabins with Carnival. From many communications we've received since last year's terrific cruise,
we're certain the interest is out there. We don't want to have to deep-six this event if we don't get enough registrations in a timely manner.
PLEASE NOTE to hold off on making your air tickets reservations until we give you the go-ahead.
We have more than ample lead-time for this cruise and you'll be able to get good air-fare bargains in plenty of time!
Since some air-transportation tickets are non-refundable, we don't want anyone to be left holding the ditty-bag.
As an incentive for early registration, the first 20 Freepers to get their reservations into the travel agency
will win their choice of five (5) sheets of Ocents.com stamp sheets (go to that website for Seeking the Truth's array of terrific stamps!)
They will also receive a usflagballoon.com pin courtesy of Abner (check out Abner's usflagballoon website
to view the colorful pin and some excellent pictures of the US Flag Balloon!) Registrations will be dated and time-stamped by the agency.
Winners will be notified and they'll receive their gift stamps and pins via mail.
We've got a great contest planned for later. A lucky winner will receive a FREE cabin for two!
Last year, the contest was won by our Freeper pal, Taxman. This time it may be you!
Bookmark this thread. We'll keep you posted as plans evolve. Register now for this fun-filled getaway in the sun!
Informal FRN meetings will be held on board which will be full of information and idea-sharing for effective conservative activism.
Rock the boat with your fellow Freepers! Climb aboard today!
This page is for about the cruise.
If you have questions, do not post them here.
Use the Bahama Mama link and ask them there.
Freeps Ahoy Links
Ask Bahama Mama - Please, questions only here
Cruise Staterooms, Categories and Rates
The Carnival ship Triumph
More about Cruise Staterooms
Deck Floor Plans
More about Triumph
Cruise Announcement Thread Two - Please read only and make comments back here. Thank you.
Cruise Announcement Thread One - Please read only and make comments back here. Thank you.
I'm going out now to knock over a few poorly-guarded convenience stores by way of financing.
LOL. Do like I do and sell plasma. Twice a week payments, and they give you free orange juice ;)
I tried that once, but I gave it up because my donors were making such pathetic whimpering sounds when they saw the syringe.
Even duct tape didn't do much to muffle the sounds.
(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ON)
"Cor, I miss the screams ..."
(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone OFF)
And not one crumb of Cap'n Crunch in the house either (cringe) ...
If I didn't have sugar and caffeine, I am quite sure I would simply melt into a puddle like the Wicked Witch of the West.
Rhetorical questions: Will there be coffee available 24/7 on the ship? Or will I have to smuggle my trusty, unbreakable 4-cup travel coffee maker deep within my grip, carefully wrapped in my socks and underpants like the most precious of jewels? Will I ever sleep again after I acquire several pounds of genuine Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee from its native land while on this cruise, then tap a vein with an IV needle to ingest it on the trip back? These and other questions will be answered at about 4 PM on 31 May, aboard the good ship Carnival Triumph.
Cor blimey, the mind boggles ...
Welcome back to the land of the FReepin'!!
Most of you freepers are familiar with "Tom Swifties", a one-line word game where the adverb is king! Here are some examples of Tom Swifties:
"I think my foot is broken", said the dancer defeatedly
"Darn, I dropped my toothpaste", said Tom crestfallenly
"I can't find my seat belt", said Tom without restraint.
You get the drift, folks. So welcome to our cruise contest which we have more aptly named "The Tom Freepie Contest".
Rules for the contest are posted below this announcement. Please read them carefully.
Your Tom Freepies MUST be connected to three topics: the Freeps Ahoy cruise, politics or foreign affairs. Quite a range for you to choose from. You may mix or match your Freepies.
Here are some examples to start your creative juices:
"I must find some sea shells in Grand Cayman", Tom clamored
"This cruise ship is leaking", said Tom balefully
"Who is the most wooden man alive?", asked Tom allegorically
"Senator Miller would make a good Republican", said Tom zellously
"I can't believe I ate the whole pineapple", said Tom dolefully
"The Iraq situation is very grave", said the undertaker cryptically
"Egypt is our friend", said Tom, deep in denial
"Arafat looks like a goat", said Ariel Sharon kiddingly
Have at it, Freepers. You all have an equal opportunity to win the big seafaring prize!
"I know you Freeper contestants will come up with flashes of brilliance", sez Dittomom lightheartedly.
Chair, Cruise Contest Committee
Contest opens January 14, 2003 and ends at midnight, January 28, 2003.
To be eligible, participants must submit two Tom Freepies at any time in the first week of the contest and two Tom Freepies at any time in the second week of the contest.
Contest begins NOW with this posting! Submit your first two Tom Freepies during the next seven days. Then two more in the next seven days.
Tom Freepies submitted must stick to the three topics listed: The Freeps Ahoy cruise, politics or foreign affairs. Entries must be one sentence only.
The Cruise Contest committee will be the final judge for adherence to the rules as posted.
At contest close, the committee will enter all screen names of qualified contestants into a pool. Our Freeper-in-Chief, Mr. Jim Robinson will select the winner in a blind drawing.
Winner will receive the prize of a free cabin for two on the Freeps Ahoy one-week cruise to the Caribbean sponsored by the Free Republic Network (FRN). Tax and port fees are included in the prize.
Winner is responsible for transportation to and from port plus personal expenses and tips on the cruise.
Prize is not transferable. If winner is unable to make the cruise, there'll be another drawing for a new winner. Winner must inform the cruise committee within one week of drawing if he/she is available for the event.
The following persons and their immediate family members are not eligible for the prize: Directors and officers of the Free Republic Network; the winner of previous cruise prize; members of the Cruise Contest Committee. All other contest participants who are registered Freepers PRIOR to midnight, January 13, 2003 may enter this contest.
Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.
The Cruise Contest committee will soley judge all entries for adherence to the topics and rules posted.
Any Freeper who has already signed up for the cruise and sent in a deposit is eligible to participate. The deposit will be refunded if he/she is the lucky winner.
Winner will be announced on this cruise thread as quickly as possible after the drawing for the prize. Void where prohibited.
"Good luck to all with your Tom Freepies", sez Dittomom charmingly.
Chair, Cruise Contest Committee
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