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Re: [HoustonPhotowalks-com] Fwd: Alaska Photo Cruise - Informational Message

From: Tatiana
Sent on: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:58 PM
I am interested in 2 tickets for this trip. Just let me know who to
contact for further information.

Thank you,
Tatiana Y.

On 6/12/12, Joe Lippeatt <[address removed]> wrote:
> We haven't done a Alaska trip update in a while, so sharing the following
> information.
> There is still some room left, but the clock is ticking.  If you're
> interested, shoot me an email and we can get the ball rolling.  You can also
> join us for our upcoming Alaskan Cruise dinner discussion, even if you don't
> plan to attend THIS trip.
> Joe
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Dancing Moon Travel <[address removed]>
>> Subject: Alaska Photo Cruise - Informational Message
>> Date: June 12,[masked]:59:27 AM CDT
>> To: Joe <[address removed]>
>> Reply-To: Dancing Moon Travel <[address removed]>
>> Use this area to offer a short teaser of your email's content. Text here
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>> Your September 1 cruise date is fast approaching!  I know we have some
>> first-time cruisers, so I wanted to give you a quick overview of what you
>> can expect on your cruise -- besides a beautiful ship, amazing scenery,
>> fabulous excursions,  food and camaraderie.  Just a couple of quick
>> essential reminders before we proceed:   If you are planning to book into
>> the group's pre-cruise hotel and have not yet advised us and received your
>> confirmation, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make
>> arrangements for you.  If you have not yet booked your air or do not have
>> your passport or passport card in hand or applied for, it is absolutely
>> essential that you make application immediately.  You will be denied
>> boarding at the pier if you do not have the required travel documents at
>> the time of departure and no refunds will be issued.    Now,  on to other
>> things!
>> Hotel to Pier:  Our group pre-cruise hotel stay includes breakfast and a
>> shuttle to the pier at a cost of an additional $14 per person.  The hotel
>> will advise you what time to be in the lobby for your transfer. Please ask
>> them about time when you check in.   Upon arrival at the port, a porter
>> will take your luggage (a $2 - $5 tip is appropriate and it will appear
>> sometime between 4 and 7 pm at the door to your stateroom).  Please do not
>> check your travel documents, valuables or medications with this luggage --
>> you should keep those in your possession. You will proceed through
>> security screening, after which they will direct you to the check-in desk.
>>   There may be a line but the cruise line is quite efficient at processing
>> these embarkations and they generally move surprisingly fast.  After
>> check-in you may be able to board immediately or possibly may be asked to
>> remain seated in a waiting area until you are cleared for boarding.
>> Your stateroom will not be ready for occupancy until 1:30 or 2 pm.  After
>> boarding, you may proceed to the lido deck to enjoy a buffet lunch and
>> explore the ship, or perhaps enjoy a dip in the pool.  Please be aware
>> that it is likely to be rather crowded at the buffet and pool deck until
>> staterooms are ready for occupancy -- at which point the crowds evaporate
>> as if by magic.  I would encourage you to make your way to your stateroom
>> early in the afternoon -- unpack (empty luggage fits perfectly under the
>> beds), settle in -- and be sure to attend the mandatory and very important
>> muster drill that will occur prior to sailing.  After that ... find a
>> great vantage point from which to enjoy sailaway!   Dinner is at 8:15 --
>> those who would like to get together for a pre-dinner cash bar cocktail
>> can meet up most evenings beginning Day 2 at SkyWalker's Lounge to mix &
>> mingle and share experiences of the day.  A complete schedule of our group
>> events and meeting places will be provided onboard.
>> Attire & Packing:  Daytime attire onboard and in port is very casual with
>> jeans being the most popular choice.   Dressing in layers is something of
>> an essential for comfort in adapting to changing conditions throughout
>> your day.  A combination of t-shirt or turtleneck, sweatshirt or flannel
>> shirt, medium weight waterproof jacket, hat & scarf will be comfortable
>> for most.  Tuck in rain poncho as you are all but certain to encounter
>> showers occasionally.  Conditions can vary --  as well as individual cold
>> tolerance -- so take circumstances and your preferences into account when
>> heading out for an excursion. Average overnight lows are in the mid/low
>> 40's, daytime highs in the mid/upper 50's.  Comfortable footwear is a
>> given, with lightweight hikers being more practical than stiff hiking
>> boots!  Appropriate evening attire for the dining room includes slacks &
>> polo or sports shirts for the gentlemen -- slacks or dresses for the
>> ladies.  No jeans, shorts, bare feet or swimwear are permitted in the
>> dining room at dinner.    There will be two "elegant" nights during the
>> cruise where you will see everything from sports jackets with open collar
>> shirts to a smattering of tuxedos for men -- and dressy pants outfits and
>> cocktail dresses on ladies.  (This is a great night to have a portrait
>> made!)   I have found that the formal nights in Alaska tend to be slightly
>> less "formal" than many Caribbean cruises and you will see everything from
>> dress shirts with ties, to sport coats, to traditional formalwear.  A
>> Dancing Moon Special Packing Tip:  we suggest tucking a power
>> strip/extension cord in your luggage -- we have yet to be on a cruise ship
>> with adequate outlets for plugging in/charging all our "stuff."
>> Onboard:  The cruise ship is basically a cash free society.  During your
>> online check-in, you will post a credit or debit card -- or specify a cash
>> deposit --  to secure your onboard account. At check-in, Princess will
>> give each passenger a card similar to a credit card which will act as your
>> room key and onboard charge card.  It will also be scanned when you leave
>> & return to the ship in port.  Your gratuities for your waiter and room
>> steward have been prepaid - 15% gratuities for bar staff are automatically
>> added to your tab and it is good form to provide a dollar or two to room
>> service personnel if you take advantage of that amenity.
>> Online Check-in:  Amazing as it seems, it's almost time to start pulling
>> that luggage out!   As your departure date is approaching, it is also time
>> to take care of your online check-in and print your travel documents.
>> This is a very simple and intuitive process that will take approximately
>> 10 minutes.   Boarding passes and luggage tags are available to be printed
>> from the Princess website at 75 days of embarkation -- and we are almost
>> at that point.  To handle this process, simply log onto  Princess Booked
>> Passengers, Cruise Personalizer    You will need to enter your name, date
>> of birth and booking number (which is reflected on the Booking
>> Confirmation, Receipt & Invoice I provided to you by email at the time you
>> booked), your name, date of birth, name of your ship (Golden Princess),
>> and sail date (September 1).  You will want to have your passport
>> documents and credit card handy.  Just click through the simple online
>> form providing the requested information, print your documents, and VOILA!
>>  you are ready to go!
>> Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you need
>> any assistance with this process.   Thanks everybody!
>> Pat Hand, Owner -- Dancing Moon Travel
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>> You have registered for the My NE Cruise on July 5.
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>> Kennesaw, GA 30144
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