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    Default 2009 Dressage Cruise-Price Drop ! (see page 2)

    Anyone going ? I thought it sounded fun, so I'm booked.
    Last edited by Mardi; Aug. 24, 2009 at 03:07 PM.
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    more details????????
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    oh sorry ! Here we go.....

    Dates are October 10-17 (Saturday to Saturday)
    Roundtrip from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
    Cruise line is Holland America Line

    Private Welcome Aboard Party and Ask the Pro's Forum

    Pro's onboard are Steffen Peters, Jeremy Steinberg and Willy Arts

    Price starts at $847 per person (includes food, entertainment, etc. )

    There's an ad on www.exhibitorfriendly.com

    It might be fun to have COTH group.... we can sip drinks by the pool
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    We have done this cruise twice. It is lots of fun without the dressage. Sounds fun.
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton



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    Somebody should do one from FL at the end of the winter shows -That would be alot of fun~



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    From what I heard from the organizer (they had a booth at the Del Mar Classic), the dressage cruise will be an annual trip if all goes well this first time around.

    Going from FL is a good idea; just have to plan it so it's not during hurricane season in the Carib.
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    a friend of mine at my barn talked to the cruise agent a few days ago about going on this trip.

    The agent told her that she's had a few calls about the cruise from people who read about it on the COTH bb. Agent is not a horsey person, so she had to ask what it was....

    Anyway, maybe we'll have a COTH group after all
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    Default I can't go but. . .

    someone should contact the organizer about what it would take to put together a COTH group. Whoever does this will probably get a free trip and the COTH group will get some extra perks like free drinks at a special cocktail party or whatever. . .and the group will get lower prices.
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton



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    That sounds amazing!!
    can anyone go then...? I'm not totally clear on this.
    Could myself and my entire family go?
    I think I would be absolutely elated to meet Steffen Peters!
    Chelsea.



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    Yes, the cruise is open to anyone who wants to come. Friends, family, husbands, kids, non-dressage people, dressage people, barn buddies, etc.
    -Amor vincit omnia-



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    Oh, I'd totally go, but I'd have to find a roommate I think... my BF couldn't take that much time off...
    Lark B
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    Smile Roommate ?

    Hmmmm...just thinking...since there may be others like you who need a roomie, maybe we could set up a roommate match making system here ?

    Anyone else want to go but need a roommate ?

    By the way, the cruise agent told me a few weeks ago that the cruiseline (Holland America) has lowered the deposit amount to just $175 per person. That's if you book between now and February. After that, the deposit goes back to $350. It's a good deal either way, because the deposit is fully refundable until July.
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    by the way, I've pm'd the moderator and asked if we can use this thread to get a COTH group together.

    Waiting to hear back.

    Stay tuned.
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    Hello...
    My name is Alice and I'm the organizer/group coordinator of this cruise.

    The Chronicle has graciously agreed to allow us to use this forum to
    get a group together for the trip.

    It's a great opportunity to relax and meet top riders in a fun and casual setting.

    So let's get a group together. Who wants to go ?



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    bump



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    Default dressage cruise

    Well....... Never been on a cruise. Never been on 'vacation' in my adult working life either. I'm tempted. Very.



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    Default What can I say ?

    Cruising is a wonderful way to see the world, and also a great value for your money. Take the cruise fare, and divide by the number of days in the cruise (7). That per day amount can't be duplicated if you were to do the same trip by air and land because the cruise fare includes your room, food and entertainment, and travel between places.

    And you'll have access to Steffen Peters, Jeremy Steinberg and Willy Arts. No extra charge for that.

    It's also very relaxing, because you can do as much or as little as you want.

    Take a nap in the afternoon, or swim in the pools (there are two).

    There's also the spa (have a massage) ....and the jacuzzi is hot and bubbling....and there's 24 hour room service (free)...and a room steward who cleans your room and makes your bed for you every day.....and if you want to order two desserts at dinner, be my guest.

    And on this cruise, you can talk horses to your heart's content !

    Please email me at alice@exhibitorfriendly.com if you have any questions.
    We'd love to have you join us.



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    Hmmm, I would be interested in going. I've never been on a cruise before!

    Sounds fun!



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    Quote Originally Posted by DressageCruise View Post
    And you'll have access to Steffen Peters, Jeremy Steinberg and Willy Arts. No extra charge for that.
    Oh, man. Knowing all three of these guys, whoever is on that cruise is in for some rowdy times. I don't think I have been with the three of them in the same room at the same time, so someone has to let me know how that goes!

    I am sure there will be some good stories to tell
    Nothing worth having comes easily.



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    Default OK, here's what you do....

    .... if you're thinking of going. Even if you're not 100% sure, but you're considering it.

    First, please email or PM me, with your name and contact info (email or phone #) so I can start a roster of COTH people. Email is alice@exhibitorfriendy.com Once we start to get some names, I'll post them here.

    Next, get your room deposit in. This will hold a room for you on the ship.
    The deposit is just $175 per person. The deposit is fully refundable until July. Please contact our cruise agent, Barb Seidel, to do that. bseidel@cruiseplanners.com

    Gucci Cowgirl is right...with those boys onboard, it should be a really fun cruise !



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