Monday, October 6, 2014

Activities Announcement

Cruisers received an exciting email today with 3 new activities announced as well as info about cabana rentals. In case you missed it....


Q & A:  Got a question for the Backstreet Boys, here is your chance.  We will be selecting randomly among your questions to ask the boys during the event.

(You should have a unique link to submit a question in your email)

AJ McLean Poker Tournament

AJ McLean Poker Tournament:  AJ will be having a Poker Tournament in the Casino(Promenade deck 9,mid ship). Details will be announced with your cruise itinerary.90 Players will be randomly selected to participate. 45 from early dining (Group A) and 45 from late dining (Group B). Players selected will pay $30 entrance fee to the casino the day of the tournament.

Only one entry per person. Winners will be notified via email. A complete list will be posted in the Casino and at the Rose Tours Hospitality desk

Sign up for your chance to play here

Howie Dorough Black Jack Tournament

Howie Dorough Black Jack  Tournament:  Ever dream of playing blackjack on the High Seas? Ever dream of playing blackjack on the high seas with one Mr. Howie D?  Well, here is your chance. Howie is hosting his first ever Backstreet Boys Cruise - Blackjack Tournament.  For just $25 dollars (payable to the casino host on-board), you can have a chance to play in the grand finale with Howie. The top six chip winners from the qualifying rounds will test their skills against Howie himself.

The three players with the most chips will win cash prizes.
Submit your name, email address and dining time here.

Cabana Rentals

Cabana Rentals: We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to rent private cabanas in Half Moon Cay during our beach party.  You can read all about the different cabanas available, pricing and sign up for the Cabana Lottery here.

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to rent private cabanas in Half Moon Cay. In addition to the below amenities, all paid Cabana guests will receive priority departure to Half Moon Cay.
The standard Cabana is available for $500. You can have a max of 4 guests. Your cabana will be outfitted with a refrigerator, ceiling fan, air conditioner, table and chairs inside, as well as deck chairs and misting shower on the private terrace. You will be provided snacks and an assortment of soft drinks and bottled water to quench your thirst. Snorkel fins will also be available.

Beach Villas available for $1000. You can have a max of 8 guests. Enjoy the ultimate in luxury during your stay on Half Moon Cay with the use of your own deluxe two-story beach villa. For your comfort, you will find your villa outfitted with air-conditioning, a 5 person capacity hot tub, refrigerator, ceiling fan, dining area with table and chairs inside, misting shower, and private sun deck. You will be provided with fresh fruit, vegetables with dip, and chips and salsa to snack on as well as an assortment of soft drinks and bottled water to quench your thirst. Floating mats and snorkel gear are also included for your use throughout the day.”

The Private Oasis is available for up to 12 guests for $2200. In the exclusive 1,620 square foot grand cabana you can enjoy the following: full wet bar and refrigerator, indoor teak dining table seating six people, outdoor teak lounges and bar stools 2, iPod music system, multi-colored Bahamian tapestries, men’s and women’s changing rooms, indoor and outdoor showers with heated fresh water, 100-foot walkway with misting stations and privacy gate. Your package includes the services of a butler, personal chef, bartender, cabana Steward, and lifeguard along with the following:
• Whole fresh fruits, chips & salsa.
• Beverage package with Domestic and Imported beers; house pouring 'wine by the glass' (Red, White and White Zinfandel); Cocktails (Bahama Mama, Rum Punch, and Yellow Bird); frozen tropical classics (Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Banana Colada, Margarita); mocktails (Virgin Pina Colada, Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri, Virgin Banana Colada).
• BBQ Lunch Buffet with selection of two salads, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh island fish, barbecued chicken, brownies and cookies.

Please submit your Cabana Request below no later than Monday, Oct 13th.

Since there are only a limited number of cabanas available, we have decided to randomly select passengers for the rentals. If you are selected, you will be contacted via email.
At that time, we will need the 4 , 8 or 12 names , fin sizes and soda selections for each Cabana.
The Cabana rental fees will be collected at the Cruise terminal prior to boarding the ship at the Customer Service Counter paid in cash only. 

Well I'm super excited for all of the announcements. I already signed up for both of the tournaments. I better brush up on my card skills. I'm also excited to see Howie get in on the betting action this year and AJ doing a poker tournament this year. Double the chances to hopefully get a chance to play cards with a Backstreet Boy.

Meanwhile I was starting to get worried that they wouldn't have a Q&A this year, but I was happily proven wrong.

Can't believe we're just 18 days away!!


  1. Hey Laura! I'm so glad I read your blog - I didn't receive this e-mail! (Strangely my other 2 friends who are coming didn't receive it either!) but now that I have seen the info I have signed us up using the links on your blog. Woo! See you soon :D

    1. Geez, sounds like a lot of people didn't get the email. Glad you were able to use the links!

  2. I didn't receive the email, and neither did the other girl in my cabin and I spoke to another girl I know who is going and she didn;t receive it either. Not good. Maybe it'll up my chances in getting chosen to play blackjack and poker though haha