An e-zine is an online magazine for the Crazy Cruzers. Welcome to those that have sailed with us before and to
those that are joining us for the first time.
Many of us that just came off the Voyager of the Seas to Labadee, Haiti; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Georgetown, Grand
Cayman, have booked passage on the Explorer of the Seas to St. Thomas, St. Martin, San Juan and Labadee for July of 2006.
New news on passport deadlines posted on CruiseCritic.com
September 1, 2005
|U.S. Proposes New Passport Deadlines|
|The Departments of Homeland Security and State have proposed a new timeline for
implementation of restrictions that would require Americans to proffer passports for travel throughout the Western Hemisphere.
For more information click here.|
Our first port of call will be the beautiful port of
New Links Directly From RCCL
cruise PACKING challenge, simplified
many times have you not packed the right items or packed a bunch of stuff you never used? Check out Royal
Caribbean's packing tips for some great pointers.
wonder if you'd make a great performer? Maybe an ice-skater, steel drum player or salsa dancer? On your next cruise vacation,
you can attend the Explorer
Academy where our professional performers will teach you amazing new skills.
A Great Site For Caribbean Port and Cruise Information
MEET & MINGLE
As of June 20, 2006 there are 73 people registered for the Meet & Mingle.
Based on past listings of confirmed M & M's on Explorer, it should be on July 15th at 11:00 AM in Portofino's but we still
have not received official notification. You will find the information regarding this party on the confirmed meeting list and/or in the invitation that you will receive in your stateroom.
If you are not sure if you aahve registered (because you might not have received an
e-mail confirming that fact) try to register again. If you have register before, the system will let you know because
you cannot register twice. If you are still concerned, send an e-mail to
and include your cruise revervation number, date of sailing, ship and your name(s) included
on that reservation and hopefully you can get a response
Article of Interest
Most of you already know that the United States government is introducing new passport rules. I have placed the
information from RCCL regarding this on the Article Page.
Also, I submitted our picture to CruiseCritic.com and it was in the August 2 newsletter:
Mingling Onboard Voyager of the Seas, 7/15/05
Photo submitted by: hac82
"Many of the members of this group had been on Cruise Critic for almost four months prior to the sailing. As a result,
the meeting on board was like a reunion of friends. Some of us managed to meet before the day of our sailing and we also made
plans on how to find each other as we were boarding. On the day of sailing, many of us had already found each other and we
gathered in the Viking Crown after we passed under the Verazzano Narrows Bridge to toast to our cruise and a member of our
group that was not able to make it. We later got together again at our Meet & Mingle. The bar waiter even got into the
act on the first meeting and became a part of our group by keeping some of the beads that we used to identify us and wearing
them every time we came to the Viking Crown. What was wonderful about this group is that one couple renewed their wedding
vows on day 8 and many of us were there to make their day extra special. Even the captain of Voyager came to the reception
to extend his best wishes and meet the group. At this time many from this group have booked for a cruise together next year
on Explorer. Without the Cruise Critic message boards, all of this would not have happened and we would not have found such
wonderful new friends"....hac82
Our Expected Entertainment New
(As I get more information on these acts, I will change them to
links for you to follow)
Billy Fellows - Singer/Impressionist
Don Gavin - Singer
Dale Scott & Ana - Magic
Alex Rizaev Power Acro
Alexi & Olga Ice Act - German Wheel & Flying
Martin Jenkins - Cocktail Pianist
Mark Bolden - Pub Entertainer
Salsa Magic Latin Trio
Royal Caribbean Links
of the Seas Links
Cruise Related Links
The links below are for the Itinerary of the cruise and also the excursions.
The time has come to start the planning...
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fun Stuff and other Important Links
All the other links that give you something that is just
fun to see, or have.
Some of you already know how to do this but for those that don't and want to add a countdown clock to their signature
file in Cruise Critic, I have a link below for you to get to the site. When you do, follow these directions:
- click on the Code Maker link at the bottom left.
- Enter all the relevant information into the template.
- Click on the button that says "Generate UBB Clock code". The code should automatically appear in the box below.
- Bring your cursor to this box and click 3 times to highlight the contents of the box.
- Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and select edit, and then click "copy".
- Return to the Cruise Critic board and click on "User CP" in the top banner.
- Select "Edit Signature" and position your curser in the box.
- Right click on your mouse and select "paste". The raw code should appear in the box.
- Go down and click on "Preview Changes", your countdown clock should now appear.
- Now click on "Save Changes " at the bottom of the box.
For those of you that were on Voyager and thought it was huge, take a look at this shot from Miami with
the Navigator nose to nose with Freedom. (Earlier reports were that this was the Voyager, but she is in Italy as
of June 5, 2006 and could not have made it from Miami when this picture was taken on the 3rd)