Hall Of Fame Winter Cruise In February 2008

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Free yourself from the worst of next year’s winter weather, by reserving your room now for the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame Caribbean cruise aboard the New Carnival Liberty, in February, 2008.

Everyone in the drum and bugle corps community is welcome aboard: Hall of Fame membership is not a requirement.

A deposit of just $25 per person now will reserve your room aboard the Liberty, for an eight-night cruise of the western Caribbean. The Liberty will sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 16, 2008 and circle the Caribbean on a cruise including visits ashore in Costa Maya, Mexico; Limon, Costa Rica and Colon, Panama.

Per person room rates, based on double occupancy, vary from $973 for an oceanview room to $1,153 for a balcony room. To reserve rooms now, contact Bob or Cathy Cardaneo of CruiseOne, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey by calling (732) 438-1139, or toll-free 800 519-0050. The e-mail address is cr1rlc [at] comcast [dot] net.

The Liberty leaves Fort Lauderdale at 4 pm on February 16, 2008 and spends a day at sea before arriving at Costa Maya for a day on shore. After another day at sea, the Liberty arrives in Limon for a day on shore. After a short overnight cruise, passengers will spend another day ashore, this time in Colon, Panama. The return voyage includes two more fun days at sea before the Liberty docks in Fort Lauderdale again at 8 am February 25.

Costa Maya is one of Mexico’s most popular seaside resorts, offering activities ranging from water sports to horseback riding. Costa Rica is a popular Latin American destination because of the dense rain forests which offer spectacular hiking and bird watching opportunities, golden sandy beaches and scenic oceanfront vistas. Excursion choices in Panama including visiting the Panama Canal, golfing on one of many world-class courses and touring historic Panama City.

The Carnival Liberty is itself a floating resort, featuring duty-free shops, wide dining options, bars, clubs, and the Carnival Seaside Theatre, a 12-foot-high by 22-foot-wide LED screen located poolside on the Lido deck showing movies, sporting events, concerts, and various other programming.

A number of onboard formal dining rooms offer a first-class dining experience, including: fresh lobster, an extensive wine list and attentive service. More intimate dining spots feature a reservations-only supper club with a Manhattan-chic setting and a menu that includes steakhouse favorites. Every meal is a celebration in the Liberty’s reservations-only Supper Club.

There’s also plenty for pint-size cruisers to choose from at the dinner table. The children’s menus feature plenty of kid-pleasing favorites including spaghetti and meatballs, hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, assorted desserts and more.

The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization honoring those individuals who have, over a number of years, contributed significantly to the development and continuing excellence of the activity through individual or collective effort. The organization also seeks to preserve the history of the drum and bugle corps movement in North America by selecting a noteworthy junior and senior “corps of the decade.”

Since its founding in 1976 by the late Vince Bruni, of Rochester, NY, membership in the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame has grown from six charter members to more than 420 regular and associate members from the United States and Canada, who have contributed to the activity across North America, Europe, Africa and Japan.

An important part of the Hall of Fame’s purpose is to enhance a feeling of good fellowship among the many individuals and organizations involved with drum and bugle corps activity, thereby enhancing constructive contributions in all areas. More information about the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is available at www.worlddrumcorpshof.org//

Posted by on Tuesday, January 30th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.