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PostSubject: CELEBRITY SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeSun Aug 31, 2008 3:11 pm

lol!
I will be posting information on the Ports of call, Restaurants, Air Ports, Cuban Cigars, Shopping, Bus Service, Taxi service, Tours, History of the Caribbean Islands, ect.

I always try to keep all information accurate, if you find anything that requires correction, place your post here.

Please post any threads and or commets on the thread.


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PostSubject: Hotel for $75.99 + tax FREE shuttle   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeTue Sep 16, 2008 11:15 am

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Extended StayAmerica Fort Lauderdale
Convention Center
Marina Hotel 1450 SE 17th Street Cswy.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/minisite/?HotelID=618
Phone: (954) 761-9055
Fax: (954) 761-8820

Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop
Workspace with computer dataport
Free local phone calls
Personalized voice mail
Iron and full size ironing board
On site guest laundry
Dining and cooking utensils provided
Wireless Internet - one time fee of $4.99 per stay

FREE Airport and Cruise Port Shuttle service (7 am - 10 pm) WooHoo

Studios provide kitchens with full-size appliances, computer data ports and separate sleeping, living and working areas.

Check-in time for arriving guests begins at 3 p.m. Check-out time for departing guests is 11 a.m.

RESERVATION
Check-In Date: 11/29/2008
Check-Out Date: 11/30/2008
# Rooms: 1
# Adults: 2


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PostSubject: Taxi charge as of July 2008   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeMon Sep 29, 2008 6:14 am

Taxi Fares in Fort Lauderdale as of July 2008

Fuel Surcharge Add $1.00 per passenger
The fees for metered fares are as follows: $4.50 for the first 1/6 mile, (includes the $2.00 airport origination fee) and $.40 each additional 1/6 mile which equals $6.90 for the first mile and $2.40 for each additional mile. Waiting time is $.40 per minute. TwoCents

Remember
The Sun Trolley for cruising around Port Everglades. They stop at Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Day Spa's, Bars.
Just wave to the Sun Trolley driver, they will stop for you, $1.25 per person per ride or day pass $3.25

Note: The private shuttle vans at the Airport and Port Everglades charge approximatly the same as taxi's, avoid them, you'll wait while they fill the entire van and load everybodys luggage, same when they unload, if your luggage is buried in the back of the shuttle van, you'll wait again for them to retrive your bags.
If your flight is in the last terminal, you'll wait again while they drop off everybody at the closer terminals.

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PostSubject: NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 13   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeMon Sep 29, 2008 6:18 am

NFL SCHEDULE

:arrow: (NFL Week 13) All Games Eastern Time

FOX and ESPN International will be the only broadcast received on the Solstice for NFL games.

(Sun) Nov. 30 Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. CBS

(Sun) Nov. 30 Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. CBS

(Sun) Nov. 30 Denver Broncos at New York Jets 1 p.m. CBS

(Sun) Nov. 30 Miami Dolphins at St. Louis Rams 1 p.m. CBS

(Sun) Nov. 30 San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills 1 p.m. FOX

(Sun) Nov. 30 Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m. FOX

(Sun) Nov. 30 New Orleans Saints at Buccaneers 1 p.m. FOX

(Sun) Nov. 30 New York Giants at Washington Redskins 1 p.m. FOX

(Sun) Nov. 30 Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers 4:05 p.m. FOX

(Sun) Nov. 30 Steelers at New England Patriots 4:15 p.m. CBS

(Sun) Nov. 30 Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders 4:15 p.m. CBS

(Sun) Nov. 30 Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings 8:15 p.m. NBC

(Mon) Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans 8:30 p.m. ESPN Drinks [/size]


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PostSubject: Solstice Eastern Caribbean Ports of Call   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeMon Sep 29, 2008 6:21 am

Solstice Ports of Call
Nov. 30, 2008 Sailing


San Juan Puerto Rico
History, Weather, Public Metro, Bus System and Culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan,_Puerto_Rico

Attractions and Entertainment
http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/
http://www.gotopuertorico.com/puerto-rico-attractions.php

Main Attractions and museums around the Port in San Juan
http://www.gotopuertorico.com/cruiseweb/san-juan-main-attractions.php



St. Kitts
History, Weather, Public BUS System and Culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basseterre

Shopping and Dining
http://www.stkittstourism.kn
http://www.stkittsnevis.com/

Most Popular Beaches Cool (Frigate Bay) in St. Kitts
http://www.stkittstourism.kn/EnjoyStKitts/Beaches.asp

All bus fees are $2.50 EC for a trip 5 miles and under, $3.00 EC for a trip 5 to 10 miles, and $3.75 EC for a trip over 10 miles. Rates from Nov. 2005. ($1 US = $2.7 EC) Eastern Caribbean $
No public buses travel southwards to the main resort areas in Frigate Bay and the South East Peninsula.

Taxi's on St. Kitts
http://www.stkittstourism.kn/DiscoverStKitts/GettingAround_Taxi.asp
(Note: Rates on Web-site from Nov. 2005)

Most popular BEACH BARS on St. Kitts
http://www.stkittstourism.kn/EnjoyStKitts/strip.asp

St. Maarten (Dutch)
History, Geography, Culture and Tourism, Weather, & Shopping.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin


Taxis:
Taxis are widely available on the island. They have no meters, but all carry government-issued rate sheets with the prices for destinations throughout the island, based on two passengers per trip. The minimum rate is US$4 for one or two persons. An extra charge of US$2 will be added for each additional passenger. Rates rise 25 percent after 10pm and 50 percent after midnight. It is customary to tip drivers 10 to 15 percent. There are taxi stations at Wathey Square and Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side, and near the tourist information bureau on the French side.
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Buses:
Regular public transportation runs between the island's two capitals and minibuses serve some of the more popular island routes--Mullet Bay, Simpson Bay, Cole Bay, and Grand Case--from 7 am to midnight. Fares range from US $1.00 to $2.00

BEACHES
http://www.geographia.com/st-maarten/anmbea01.htm

Philipsburg, NA (Dutch Port) (Port of Call for Solstice)
http://www.sint-maarten.net/

St. Martin (French side) DoggieBreak
http://www.st-martin.org/
When you open web-page, go to ENTER under photo on right hand side for English.
You can navigate the LINKS then on.





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PostSubject: Getting around Fort Lauderdale   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeMon Sep 29, 2008 6:36 am

AIRPORT BUS SERVICE TwoCents
http://www.broward.org/
Broward County Transit = (BCT)
Links to interactive maps/schedules, fares and routs..
FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(BCT) Route # 1 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The bus stops on the ground level at Arrival Terminal #1, 2 and 3. Service is available 7 days a week including holidays

Sun Trolley does not operate at the airport. When you get to the route of operation for Sun Trolleys, Just wave to the Sun Trolley Driver, they will stop for you.
The Sun Trolley has a stop 1-block from Port Everglades North enterance, Celebrity Solstice is Mid Port about 3-blocks from Sun Trolley Stop at Convention Center.......
http://www.suntrolley.com/
Regular One-Way Fare $1.25
All day pass $3.25
10-ride pass $11.50 (expires on 10th ride).

WATER TAXI SERVICE
http://www.watertaxi.com/FortLauderdale/FLLHome.Asp
(Effective May 5, 2008)
Family All-Day Pass $48.00
Includes 2 regular fares and up to 3 youth/senior tickets.
Regular All-Day Pass $13.00 Unlimited rides all day.
Senior/Youth/Disabled All-Day Pass $ 10.00
Seniors 65 and over, Youth 12 and under.
Proof of age / disability is required.
After 7pm Pass $ 7.00 Must be purchased on board after 7pm.
Web Site has complete datails on operations including Maps and stops.
1. Shooter's Waterfront Cafe,Taverna Opa, La Playa Intracoastal Beach Drinks
Club & Restaurant, Charley's Crab
2. Gallery One Galleria Mall
3. Seville Street (Beach Access) Sheraton Yankee Trader , Shula's On The Beach
4. Beach Place (Beach Access), Las Olas Marina , Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Marriott's Beach Place Towers & Beach Place Entertainment Complex.
5. Bahia Mar (Beach Access),Oasis Cafe, Bahia Cabana.
6. Hyatt Pier 66, & Grille 66 (Five star Restaurant)
7. Convention Center Campus, Broward County Convention Center,
Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club and Renaissance Hotel.
NOTE: This is about four or five blocks from Solstice Pier. DocDance
8. 15th Street Fisheries, Lauderdale Marina.
9. SE 9th Ave., Mango's Restaurant, Shops of Las Olas.
10. Downtowner Saloon .
11. Las Olas Riverfront, River House, SW 2nd St Bars & Clubs


Fort Lauderdale Information and Planner
http://www.sunny.org/static/index.cfm?contentID=3
Get your FREE vacation planner, Go to above link for
Hotels, Restaurants, Tours, Entertainment, Maps and more.
Note:Go online and order the coolest map around!

Port Everglades
http://www.broward.org/port/cruise.htm
Quick Links to Passenger Info, Ship Schedule, Parking at the Port, Security and Maps.





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PostSubject: SHOPPING around FORT LAUDERDALE   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeMon Sep 29, 2008 6:44 am

Sawgrass Mills Mall In Sun Rise. Around 40 Minutes from Port Everglades
(Over 350 Stores under one roof) Idea
http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1262

To name a few women's outlet stores at Sawgrass Mills:

Ann Taylor Factory Store, Anne Klein, Barneys New York Outlet, BCBGMAXAZRIA, bebe, Bon Worth (VF Outlet), Caché Outlet, Charlotte Russe, Erdos Cashmere, Escada Company Store, Feraud/Rosch, Juicy Couture, Kasper, Kenneth Cole Outlet Store, Nordstrom Rack, Lane Bryant Outlet, (VF Outlet)Liz Claiborne Outlet, Max Mara Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call,Ralph Lauren, St. John Company Store, United Colors of Benetton Factory Outlet, Valentino, Vertigo, Victoria's Secret & Lily of France

Public Transportation to Saw Grass Mill
(Broward County Transit)
http://www.broward.org/bct/riderinfo.htm Yay
From Broward Central Terminal, take Routes # 22 to Route # 88 to Sawgrass Mills Mall


THE GALLERIA AT FORT LAUDERDALE
Around 15 minutes from Port Ever Glades
Easy access using the Sun Trolley
Welcome to The Galleria, two levels of shopping & restaurants in a mall setting.
http://www.galleriamall-fl.com/
Go to the TOURISM link:
Galleria Welcome Card -- it's worth a free gift! Print the page on web site and present it at Galleria Guest Services located on the upper level near Dillard's to receive a coupon book with offers from many great Galleria stores.
Phone : (954) 564-1015
Shop & Play Package Includes:
1) Signature Galleria tote bag.
2) Complimentary Signature “Blue Martini” at the Galleria Blue Martini.
3) Complimentary Galleria’s $$$ Coupon Book TwoCents filled with special offers.


The Rodeo Drive of Fort Lauderdale
(Las Olas Boulevard) Some of the best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale :eat:
Around 10-minutes from Port Everglades.
http://www.lasolasboulevard.com/new/dining.htm

Getting around Las Olas Blvd. is easy and cheap.
Sun Trolley-Las Olas Blvd. (Route #11)
http://www.suntrolley.com/maps/pdf/lasolas.pdf

Sun Trolley-Beaches and 17th Street (Route #40)
The Convention Center stop (Eisenhower Dr.) is about 3-blocks from Mid Port, The pier for Celebrity Solstice
http://www.suntrolley.com/maps/convention.html





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PostSubject: Restaurants = Wallking distance of Hotels posted on thread   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeMon Sep 29, 2008 6:53 am

Restaurants & Pubs around 17th street in Fort Lauderdale :eat:

Chuck's Steak House
1207 SE 17th St. FT. Lauderdale FL 33316
Phone (954) 764-3333
http://www.chucksflorida.com/

Out Back Steak House
1801 SE 10th Ave. FT Lauderdale FL 33316
Phone (954) 523-5600, Call in reservation :phone: this place gets packed.
http://www.outback.com/

Tokyo Sushi
1499 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone (954) 767-9922
http://www.southflorida.com/dining/22368,0,4009531.venue

Quarter Deck Sports Bar
1541 Cordova Road FT. Lauderdale FL. 33316
Phone (954) 524-6163
http://www.quarterdeckrestaurant.com/

Carlo's and Pepe's
1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
Phone: (954) 467-7192
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34227-d474045-Reviews-Carlos_Pepe_s_17th_St-Fort_Lauderdale_Florida.html

Bistro Mezzaluna
741 SE 17th Street | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone (954) 522-9191 $$$$
http://bistromezzaluna.com/

South Port Raw Bar
1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale (Download 10% discount online) TwoCents
Phone (954) 525-CLAM
http://www.southportrawbar.com/index.phtml

R J Gators Bistro, Note: Restaurant may have changed names, same owner and menu.
1901 Cordova Rd. FT. Lauderdale, FL. 33316
Phone (954)524-1458 (Seafood, chicken, pasta)
http://www.rjgators.com/ :arrow: Complementary mimosa’s on Sunday's before noon with breakfast. Drinks


Tara Steak & Lobster House
1430 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-6202
http://fort.lauderdale.diningguide.com/data/d101596.htm
Hours: Sunday-Thursday (5 PM - 11 PM) , Friday & Saturday (5 PM - Midnight)

Giorgio's (Italian / Brick Oven), with delivery available to the hotel Laughing
1499 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone (954) 767-8300‎ Most pasta dishes around $11
http://www.allmenus.com/menus/16044/Giorgio's

Einstein Brother's
1499 SE 17th St. Causeway Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33316
Phone (954) 463-1717
Hours: M - F 5 AM - 4 PM, Sat. 6 AM - 4 PM & Sun. 6 AM - 3 PM
http://www.einsteinbros.com/#/food/agels

Kelly's Landing
1305 SE 17th St. Causeway (Map) Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cordova Road and 17th Street Causeway
(954)760-7009 Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-10 p.m. Sunday
http://www.southflorida.com/dining/1...,6172228.venue

Waxy O’Connor’s
1095 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 525-WAXY view map
http://www.waxys.com/menu.html

Ship Wrecked Bar and Grill
1368 SE 17th St. Causeway FT. Lauderdale FL 33316
Phone (954) 524-7263 ($1 domestic drafts $2 imports/micro, All day every day) Cool
http://shipwreckedinftlaud.com/menu/

Siam House
1392 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 763-1701
http://www.allmenus.com/menus/37887/Siam-House

Lenny's Subs
1331 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone (954) 764-7827
http://local.botw.org/Florida/Fort_L...p/8011310.html


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PostSubject: Pic's of the Solstice   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeMon Sep 29, 2008 6:57 am

There are 42 pictures of the Solstice on three pages.
Try and find your cabin

Double click on the picture to enlarge.



http://web8.506.bces.de/cruise_xxl/thumbnails.php?album=48

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PostSubject: Cuban Cigar & Counterfeits   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeFri Oct 10, 2008 8:38 am

Cuban cigars are illegal in the United States
If U.S. citizens attempt to buy, own or bring any Cuban cigars into the U.S., they may be subject to fines and other penalties, depending on the particular circumstances.

On a Caribbean cruise you will find Cuban cigars for sale at all the Ports of Call in the Caribbean, except the American Virgin Islands.
Cruise passengers fill there shops most every day.
To improve the chances of getting the real thing, make your purchase from a reputable cigar store, the many street vendors that you'll see near the port sell nothing but counterfeit cigars.

Know the Risks
Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515, (Revised September 30, 2004) are administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Criminal penalties for violation of the Regulations can go as high as $1 million for corporations, and $250,000 for individuals plus up to 10 years in prison. In addition, civil penalties of up to $65,000 per violation can be imposed by OFAC.

In general, Cuban cigars are the finest in the world. However, some Dominican, Honduran or Nicaraguan cigar can taste and burn as well as a top Cuban cigar and therefore, desirable to some connoisseurs.
CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_arrow Cigars just as Expensive and that are legal in the US are the Dominican and Nicaraguan cigars.
The finest hand rolled Dominican cigar available (although very expensive and extremely rare) is arguably the Fuente Fuente Opus X.
The Padron 1926
could be the finest hand rolled cigar from Nicaragua. Depending on your individual taste, these cigars will produce a flavor as well as most Cuban hand rolled cigars.

How to spot a counterfeit Cuban cigar
http://www.cigarnexus.com/counsel/counterfeit/index.html

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar/CA_Counterfeits/Counterfeit_Gallery/0,3390,,00.html#content

http://www.dutyfreecubancigars.com/fakes.htm


NOTE: If you print any of these pages for review, it is advisable not to contain any documents on banned items during re-entry into the US.

Celebrity Cruise lines Smoking Policy

For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, our ships are designated as non-smoking, however, we recognize that some of our guests smoke. Therefore, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have designated certain areas of the ship as "smoking areas." Generally, smoking is not permitted except in designated areas. (Contact the Guest Relations Desk for additional details).

Smoking is permitted in many of our lounges and on open air decks on the port side of the ship.

The port side is the left side of the ship, Looking forward to the front of the ship. Here's a simple rule for remembering this: Left has four letters, and port has four letters. The right side of the ship is the starboard side.

Celebrity Cruises kindly asks all guests to please observe the non-smoking areas and to refrain from smoking pipes or cigar in any of the public areas. These requests are made to provide a comfortable shipboard environment for everyone.

Where permitted, cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must always be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco.




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PostSubject: Houston International Airport (George Bush)   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeFri Oct 10, 2008 8:48 am

Houston International Airport

http://www.fly2houston.com/iahTerminalMaps

For the quickest transport from terminal B to E and reverse.

If your going to PAPPADEAUX Sea Food Kitchen, call in for a table when your jet lands, use the Underground inter-terminal train if your on a Continental Flight, most of the West Coast flights arrive in Terminal B bound to Fort Lauderdale, and PAPPADEAUX is on the other side of the airport at Terminal E Gate 2 upstairs.

Continental is changing some of the aircraft and reducing flights, Continental has several notification services you can register to receive flight updates and or changes.
https://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/travel/wireless/default.aspx?SID=D4A96583A39D4C808947A8931F38FA74



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PostSubject: Re: CELEBRITY SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeFri Oct 10, 2008 8:54 am

Bocce ball is played with eight large balls and one smaller ball (called the pallino). The game can be played with 2, 4, or 8 players.
Divide the bocce balls evenly between the number of players. You will notice that your bocce ball set has balls with several different colors or designs.
This is helpful in distinguishing your bocce balls from those of another player.

Choose a player to throw the pallino. After the pallino is thrown, the same player will throw his first bocce ball. The purpose of the game is to get your bocce balls as close as possible to the pallino.
After the first player has thrown his first bocce ball, he is considered "inside" because his ball is closer to the pallino than any of the competitors balls. All other players are considered "outside." Whenever a player is considered "inside," he will forfeit his turn throwing bocce balls.

All "outside" players will take turns throwing their bocce balls until one of theirs balls gets closer to the pallino than the "inside" player.
After all players have thrown their bocce balls, the player that is "inside" will be awarded points. One point will be awarded to this player for every ball that is closer to the pallino than his closest competitor's ball. After the points are awarded, the frame is completed. Start a new frame by electing a new person to throw the pallino and to throw the first bocce ball. A game is won when a player reaches 16 points.

Step 1 Head to the top deck on Solstice. A regulation bocce court is 76 feet long and 10 feet wide.

Step 2 Divide players into two teams of one, two or four players each. Each team gets four balls, divided equally among the players.

Step 3 Have a player from the starting team stand behind the foul line (which is 10 feet from the throwing end of the court) and throw the small ball, or "pallina," toward the opposite end of the playing surface.

Step 4 Let the player then throw one of the larger balls, or "boccia," trying to get it as close to the pallina as possible without touching it.

Step 5 Have players from the opposing team take turns throwing their balls until one of the balls stops closer to the pallina than the starting player's ball. If they fail to do so, the starting team tries to outdo its first attempt.

Step 6 Let the starting players take their second turn if the opposing team gets closer to the pallina than the starting team without using all of their balls.

Step 7 Continue in this fashion until all eight balls have been thrown. The team with the closest ball gets one point for each of its balls that are closer to the pallina than the other team's closest ball.

Step 8 Keep in mind that if the two teams' closest balls are an equal distance from the pallina, no points are awarded.

Step 9 End the frame after all eight balls have been thrown and appropriate points have been awarded. The scoring team begins the next frame. If no team previously scored, the team that threw the pallina last begins the next frame.

Step 10 Play as many frames as needed until one team has a total score of 16 points.

Additional rules and history of Bocce Ball
http://www.bocce.org/rules.html


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PostSubject: Forget the clip-on   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeFri Oct 10, 2008 8:56 am

How to tie a Bow Tie
(print Illustrations for both Knots)

http://www.folds.net/bowtie/

1. Start with end in right hand, extending 1.5 inch below that in left hand.

2. Cross longer end over shorter and pass up through loop.

3. Form front loop of bow by doubling up shorter end (hanging) end placing across collar points.

4. Hold this front loop with thumb and forefinger of right hand. Drop long end down over front.

5. Place left forefinger pointing up on bottom half of hanging part. Pass up behind front loop. and...

6. Poke resulting loop though knot behind front loop (see illustration). Even ends and tighten

Windsor Knot
The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It would therefore be your knot of choice for the Solstice It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it's actually quite easy to do.
Tie a Windsor

http://www.tie-a-tie.net/windsor.html

1. Start with wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.

2. Cross wide end over narrow and bring up through loop.

3. Cross wide end over narrow and bring up through loop.

4. Then put down through loop and around across narrow as shown.

5. Turn and pass up through loop and...

6. Complete by slipping down through the knot in front. Tighten and draw up snug to collar.
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PostSubject: Booze on board ship   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeFri Oct 10, 2008 9:01 am

Broward County 'blue laws'

Fort Lauderdale, has age-old "blue laws" that ban Sunday alcohol sales before noon.

On Celebrity Cruises, with the exception of embarkation day, Guests are permitted to bring on board with them two (2) bottles of wine (which are subject to a corkage fee), per stateroom, these two bottles can be delivered to the dining room or specialty Restaurants. (Always write your cabin number and table number if applicable on the back label)

Alcoholic beverages that are purchased from onboard shops or in ports of call (which must be presented to security upon re-boarding), will be secured by ship's personnel and delivered to the guest’s stateroom just prior to the conclusion of the cruise.
http://www.celebritycruises.com/beforeyourcruise/heroSingleTxtSub.do;jsessionid=0000J604dwiRM7Orrm838GoOqVe:12hdebcnj?pagename=guest_conduct_policy&cS=SIDENAV

According to current drinking policy on Celebrity, NO SIZE RESTRICTION has been identified on the two bottles permitted to be brought onboard during embarkation.


Traditional 750ml bottle (the standard size to be found @ supermarket, are ¼ the volume as a double magnum bottle (3-Liter) or (3000 ML), in other words a double magnum is 4-times larger for the same corkage charge. You can purchase 3-liter bottles @ TOTAL WINE, Call Store manager to obtain details, he can e-mail you the types of wines or order special wines in advance for pick-up or delivery, see information below.

Wine bottles are named after biblical kings.
The same name may be used to refer to different size bottles in different regions of France.
http://www.mdmwines.com/Bottle_Sizes.htm

For all of you Solstice cruisers coming in late Saturday night.
Double Magnums can be purchased @ The Harbor Shops Plaza

The Harbor Shops Plaza is behind the EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL on 17th Street, Total Wine has a super store in the Center.
The SUN TROLLEY will take you into the shopping center.
http://www.suntrolley.com/maps/convention.html

Total Wine
1906 Cordova Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Open until 11:00 PM on Fri. and Sat. Phone (954) 828-9463 Store Manager - Peggy Dugan, Wine Manager - Jeff Burke
Delivery on orders over $200 of wine within a 20 mile radius of this location including hotels, this is when you need CRUISE FREEKS.
http://www.totalwine.com/StoreList.aspx?state=FL&store=904

Bon Voyage

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PostSubject: Re: CELEBRITY SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale   CELEBRITY  SOLSTICE & Fort Lauderdale Icon_minitimeWed Nov 12, 2008 6:29 pm

Thanks Danny for all of the wonderful information. Our family is on the Solstice 11-30-2008, and all of the links are very helpful. We are really looking forward to our trip.
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