"There's an ice cream machine!" On our first cruise, the Lad was 14 years old. And I don't know what he liked more - the water slides or the ice cream machine. Every time I turned around, he and grandma had an ice cream cone in their hand. Imagine, having a soft serve ice cream any time of the day, without asking permission. It was a young boy's dream come true. In fact, we laughed as we left the ship five days later, that we'd probably all go through ice cream withdrawals. (And we did!) The Lad's girlfriend is on a spring break cruise this week. And yes, she'd already texted him that she'd found the ice cream machine before they even set sail.
Having all-you-can-eat ice cream is just one of the many reasons I love cruising. And being creative and sharing my love of stamping with others is why I love teaching card making classes. Being able to combine cruising and stamping is like a dream vacation for me. And I invite you all to join me on the 2017 Stamping Cruise. Visiting exotic ports, eating ice cream, sitting by the pool, watching a show, and crafting for a week while all the cooking and cleaning are taken care of for you sounds like my idea of paradise.
News from the Cruise Crew:
For those of who have cruised and know that getting online can be frustrating, you'll be happy to know this news.
Royal Caribbean International is making VOOM, its exclusive, high-speed internet service – the fastest at sea – available fleetwide on its 24 innovative ships sailing to the most popular destinations around the world. VOOM allows guests vacationing with Royal Caribbean to always stay connected and to stream their favorite music, movies and TV shows to stay up to date on the latest happenings. Whether you are posting envy-inducing vacation photos on Instagram or Snapchat, or video-chatting with loved ones back home using FaceTime or Skype, travelers can share their adventures in real-time with family and friends. Guests can even relax or chill poolside while catching up on their favorite TV show or the newest movie.
Travelers sailing on all Royal Caribbean ships can enjoy the fastest internet at sea at a flat price with guests choosing from two packages:
• Surf, which provides guests the opportunity to surf the web, stay in touch via email, and share their vacation photos on social media. Surf packages start at $12.99 per device per day with additional devices added at a discounted cost. Family packages – 5 devices or more – start as low as $8.99 per device per day.
• Surf and Stream, which is ideal for guests looking to do more than connect via email or social channels, but also want the capability to stream movies and music from Netflix or Spotify, and to connect using video chat apps such as Skype. This package is available for $17.99 per device per day. Additional devices can be connected at a discount and family packages – 5 devices or more – start as low as $11.99 per device per day. This pricing is a significant improvement from the standard programs currently offered throughout the industry, many of which charge on a per-minute basis.
Have questions about the 2017 Stamping Cruise? Ready to make your reservation? Contact Lorelle from the Cruise Crew for all your travel needs.