By Times Staff
Published June 20, 2006
APRIL 15, 2007 (DEADLINE JUNE 30): Crystal River Power Squadron will host a seven-day cruise to Bermuda sailing from Fort Lauderdale. Cruise includes all port charges, all government fees and taxes, round trip deluxe motor coach transportation from Crystal River. Cocktail party at sea. Early booking discount and upgrades will be confirmed with $100 deposit. Prices from $899, based on double occupancy. For information, call Tom Davis at 527-2808.
JULY 19: The GFWC Woman's Club of Beverly Hills will host a Sterling Casino cruise at Port Canaveral. The $22 fee includes round trip luxury bus, admission, buffet lunch, Las Vegas-style show, slots and gambling tables. For information, call Rosella Hale, 746-2545.
MAY 6, 2007 (DEADLINE JULY 31): The New Jersey and Friends Club of Citrus County is sponsoring a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas, sailing from Port Canaveral. Price includes round trip bus from Beverly Hills. Ports of call are: Royal Caribbean's private island of Labadee, Hispaniola; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Prices start at $879, double occupancy; a $250 deposit is due by July 31. For information, call Mary Anne Collier, 746-3386.
OCT. 1-3 (DEADLINE AUG. 1): The Beverly Hills Recreation Association will host a trip to the Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga., for members and the public. Helen is a re-creation of an Alpine village. Tickets are $285, double occupancy, and $391 for singles; nonmembers add $4. Call 746-4882.
NOV. 18: The Beverly Hills Recreation Association will host a day trip to Dudley Farms and Retirement Home for Horses. The farm is an early Florida pioneer farm, established before the Civil War. After lunch at Conestoga's Restaurant, the group will visit Mill Creek Farm to view and feed carrots to 80 horses enjoying retirement. Call 746-4882.
DEC. 2: Hospice of Citrus County will sponsor a seven-day fundraising Caribbean cruise aboard the Holland America's Vandeem. Departing from Tampa, the ship will visit George Town, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Costa Maya, Mexico. Cabin fees: $769 for inside stateroom, $869 ocean view and $1039 balcony; includes port charges, all taxes and round trip motor coach transportation from Lecanto. Call Hospice, 527-2020 or Ted, 527-8599.
DEC. 2: Voices for Children, an agency formed to help abused and neglected children, will sponsor a seven-day fundraising Caribbean cruise aboard the Holland America's Vandeem. Departing from Tampa, the ship will visit George Town, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Costa Maya, Mexico. Guests will enjoy Las Vegas-style shows, casino action, pools, hot tubs, music and dancing. Special pricing for early reservations. For information, call Mary Lou Gilman, (352) 622-3408.
DEC. 3: The Homosassa Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a seven-night fundraising cruise to the Western Caribbean departing from Tampa. Package includes Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel. A $250 deposit will hold cabin: $640 for inside cabin, $770 outside cabin, $900 balcony cabin. Space limited. Call Maria Thompson at 628-0922.
MARCH 9-17: Central Florida Community College will host a trip to Italy during spring break 2007. The trip includes three nights in Rome, two nights in Florence and two nights in Venice. The cost is approximately $2,200, based on double occupancy, and includes airfare, hotel, breakfast everyday, two dinners, guided sightseeing tours, and travel to and from airports and between cities. For reservations made after April 15, higher rates may apply. For information, call Michele Wirt at 746-6721, ext. 6131.
MAY 7-12: Citrus United Basket will host a fundraising cruise aboard the Carnival Inspiration to the islands of Grand Cayman and Cozumel out of Tampa. Staterooms begin at $558 and include round trip motor coach to the pier. A $200 deposit is due at registration. For information, call Nola Gravius, 344-2242.