2015 Hall Of Fame Caribbean Sunshine Cruise In January

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WDCHOF_100X100You can escape at least one week of winter weather next January by embarking on the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame’s seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, departing Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

The ports of call will be Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk before returning to Port Canaveral. Pre- and post-cruise travel packages in the Orlando, Florida area are available for anyone who would like to visit Disney World or Universal Studios.

Window and balcony staterooms are available aboard the Carnival Sunshine. Other room categories and rooms to accommodate three or four people are available on a request basis. Each room will receive a bottle of champagne, deluxe chocolates and a $100 on-board room credit that can be used for purchases on the ship.

Room prices vary from $837.13 person for Deck 2 window staterooms up to $1,087.13 per person balcony staterooms on Deck 8 or 9. Prices include all port charges and taxes. Airfare is not included. All prices include a $30 per person donation to the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame.

To hold a spot on the cruise a fully refundable deposit of $250 per person is required and due on or before August 10 with the final payment due October 27, 2014. Room numbers will be assigned when the deposit is made.

The Cardaneo Crew at Cruise One Vacations is organizing the cruise for the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Information is available by telephone at (302) 945-4620 or (800) 519-0050 and by email at: rcardaneo [at] cruiseone [dot] com

Bob Cardaneo was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 for his lifetime achievement. He has judged with the National Judges Association and both Drum Corps International (DCI) and Drum Corps Associates (DCA). He judged his first DCA contest in 1978. He has also served as brass caption head for DCA. His company has been the booking agency for Hall of Fame cruises since 2001, helping to raise more than $40,000 for the organization.

Carnival Sunshine, transformed from the ship previously known as Carnival Destiny, has the capacity for about 3,000 passengers, served by more than 1,000 onboard crew members. The ship’s Serenity area offers three decks with plenty of reclining chairs and even a waterfall. The onboard water park features many favorite slides and the slick new Speedway Splash.

Athletic and fitness facilities include a jogging track and the opportunity for one on one matches in games ranging from ping pong to foosball to giant chess.

Dining options will tempt the taste buds at outlets like Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and a new on board choice Ji Ji Asian Kitchen.

Carnival bars include Red Frog Pub, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, EA Sports Bar and Alchemy Bar, plus the already-classic Havana Bar. You can sit in the audience to enjoy musical revues on stage presented by Playlist Productions, or participate when Hasbro, The Game Show gets passengers up on stage to compete in larger-than-life family favorite games come to life.

Since its founding in 1976 by the late Vince Bruni of Rochester, membership in the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame has grown from six charter members to 473 regular and associate members from the United States and Canada, who have contributed to the activity around the world.

The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization honoring those individuals who have contributed significantly over many years to the development and continuing excellence in drum and bugle corps activity. The organization also seeks to preserve the history of the drum and bugle corps movement in North America by selecting a noteworthy junior and all age (senior) corps of the decade.

For more information about the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, including the 2014 induction ceremony to be held in Rochester, New York, visit the Web site at: http://www.worlddrumcorpshof.org

Posted by on Thursday, June 12th, 2014. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.