Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ship Facts:

Monarch of the Seas

Maiden Voyage: November 17, 1991
Passenger Capacity: 2,744
Godmother: Lauren Bacall
Gross Tonnage: 73,941
Length: 880'
Beam: 106'
Draft: 25'
Cruising Speed: 19 knots

Ship Highlights:
Rock-climbing wall
Jade sushi bar and Asian-fusion restaurant
LattĂ©-tudesSM coffee house featuring Seattle's Best Coffee®
Ben & Jerry's® ice cream
Casino RoyaleSM
Themed bars and lounges, including Boleros Latin lounge
2 outdoor pools
2 whirlpools
Adventure Ocean® youth facilities, including teen-only areas, Fuel and Living Room
Day Spa and Fitness Center
Open-air basketball court

Our worship leader

Jenifer Smith, Worship Leader
Through the years, Jenifer has had unique opportunities with various musical groups at churches leading praise and worship, singing the National Anthem at the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Games, being invited by the mayor of Clearwater to sing for the city’s “Relay for Life”, singing in many churches, schools and venues . Her performances have been aired on the Hallmark Channel and other television and radio markets including Nashville, Arizona and Tampa. Jenifer was a soloist for 7 years in the Calvary Christmas Festival, attended by approximately 16,000 people each year. In addition to singing and songwriting, Jenifer has been involved in several studio recordings. She also produced, choreographed and performed several full-length Christian Hip-Hop concerts with a live band, dancers, backup singers and a rap artist.
Jenifer’s musical accomplishments have included making the top 5 in the City Jam Vocal Competition in Florida, winning the Gospel Music Channel’s Orlando Gospel Dream auditions and making top 4 at the Atlanta Gospel Dream auditions.
Jenifer not only believes the truth that she sings, but sincerely desires to lay her gift as a sacrifice of love before the Lord.

Worship with Jenifer on GodTube

About the speaker

Shelley Hendrix is a wife, mother, teacher, speaker, author, and most recently, television talk show host --but more important than any role she fills, she is most grateful to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she belongs to and matters to God. Recognizing her value, worth, significance, and security come directly as a gift of God’s grace, and not of her own striving or self-effort, has dramatically changed her life.

Shelley desires to pour her life into others that she might be used of God to create hunger for God and His Word in as many lives as possible.

Shelley has taught Bible Studies and classes at FBC, Woodstock, GA since 1997 under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Johnny Hunt. She is a host of Atlanta Live!-A Christian Talk Show on Atlanta's WATC TV 57. Shelley is a CLASS Certified Speaker and has spoken at various events nationwide, including the Timothy-Barnabas Pastor’s School, the WILD Women of God Conference, Heart & Soul Ministry Wives' Conference, and was also a contributing writer to “Secrets of Confidence”- a devotional book for women published by Barbour Publishing. Shelley's first published book is entitled "On Purpose For A Purpose", and is based upon the lives of Esther and Mordecai from the book of Esther. (This is a book that can be used as a Bible Study along with accompinament DVD's of Shelley teaching each chapter as an individual lesson.)

Shelley is available for conferences, retreats, banquets, special events, and more.

Shelley is honored to be married to her best friend, Stephen Hendrix, CADC, Associate Executive Director of HopeQuest Ministries Group, Inc.; A counseling ministry to men and women struggling with life dominating issues such as drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and sexual brokenness. They have three amazing children (whom God uses to teach them much!) and travel from Atlanta, Georgia.

Things to Bring

1. Camera
2. Video camera
3. sunscreen
4. Bible
5.Pj's for the PJ Party
7. Work out clothes
8. Cocktail dress or dressy outfit for Formal night
10.Casual clothes for the day
11. Resort wear at night

2009 Theme

P.S. I Love You
" There is only one thing worth being concerned about"
Luke 10:42

Top Ten Insider Cruise Tips

1. Online Check-In - Speed up the boarding process by completing the Online Check-In process online after reserving your cruise, instead of at the port prior to departure.
2. Shore & Land Excursions are fun, full of adventure and very popular, so they book up fast. You have 3 options: reserve them online (up to 10 days before departure), reserve them onboard the first day at the Explorations Desk or on your TV in your stateroom using your remote control. Reserve early so you won't miss out on any of the fun.
3. For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, maybe workout clothes, and any medications you may need. This will allow you to begin enjoying your vacation immediately, because you won't have to wait for your bags to arrive at your stateroom.
4. If the spa is your thing, try to make your appointments on the first day, as the most popular treatments and times fill up fast.
5. If you want to grab a bite to eat when you first get onboard, head up to the Windjammer Café; they'll be serving.
6. Every ship has two seatings for dinner in the main dining room - 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. When you book your cruise you can select what time works best for you and we'll assign you a table. Also, some of our ships have specialty restaurants (i.e., Italian, steak, etc.) we highly recommend you try. (A nominal fee applies.)
7. To make your cruise even more enjoyable, we offer soda/juice drink packages that entitle you to unlimited beverages at our bars and lounges. It's a great idea for families! 8. What's the SeaPassSM? For your convenience, our ships use the SeaPass signing system. This system allows you to charge all onboard purchases by presenting the Cruise Card that is issued to you upon boarding. On the last morning of your cruise vacation, an itemized statement will be delivered to your stateroom for verification. Your SeaPass charges will be billed automatically to the credit card you selected upon check-in.
9. Getting on and off the ship - Depending on the port, there are two ways to get on and off the ship. In some ports, we dock right in the port so you can get on and off whenever you want via the gangplank. And in other ports, we use tenders (small ferry-like boats) that will take you to the port; tenders run frequently between the ship and the port. But remember to ALWAYS bring your SeaPass with you, as you will need it to get off and get back on the ship.

Envelopes for gratuities will be provided in your stateroom on the last night of the cruise. Gratuities may be paid in the following ways:
· Added to your onboard Sea Pass account
Paid in cash at the end of the cruise
10. Tipping - So that you can thank those who have made your cruise vacation better than you could have imagined, we've developed these gratuity guidelines:

Stateroom attendant:
$3.50 USD
a day per guest
Dining Room Waiter:
$3.50 USD
a day per guest
Assistant Waiter:
$2.00 USD
a day per guest
$.75 USD
a day per guest

Envelopes for gratuities will be provided in your stateroom on the last night of the cruise. Gratuities may be paid in the following ways:
1.Added to your onboard Sea Pass account or
2.Paid in cash at the end of the cruise

Online Check-in

Completing the Online Check-In process for all guests in your reservation will save you from having to fill out forms at the pier, which means your cruise vacation adventure can start right away. When you arrive at the pier, you'll just need your SetSail Pass, credit card for your onboard purchases and appropriate proof of citizenship and identification documentation to board and begin your adventure.

Log onto :

Click on before you go then online checkin.
Fill in all the inforamtion on your self.
You will need your reservation number and identification handy.

Save gas...Carpool!

If you are looking to carpool down to Port Canaveral, post your request here. Most people are driving.
Parking at the pier:
Parking is available in the garage or open lot across from Cruise Terminal #10 for $15 USD per day (subject to change). Payment is made as you enter the facility in cash or Visa or Mastercard credit card.
Directions to the Port:
I-75 South
To slight left onto Flordia turnpike
Take SR 528 Beach Line Expressway East to Port Canaveral
Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral "A" Cruise Terminals.