Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Exclusive Goodies - Sailing with Scissors Group

I was speaking with Jessie today and she asked me to blog about some of the exclusive goodies participants of our group will enjoy:

-a daily newsletter written by me focusing on different cardmaking techniques.

-dinner seating with the group. Lots of laughs to be had.

-a password for a special Photobucket account so that you can download your cruise pics and share all the other pics from the other guests in the group who have also downloaded pics. In this way, you can get pics of scenes or people that you may have missed.

-take the onboard cardmaking classes

-Donna Athey our travel agent, is available at all times to help with your booking or if you have any questions. She co-ordinates with me and Jessie on all aspects of the group. We couldn't have done it without her for our Alaska cruise in 2010.

-qualify to take classes, participate in fun events such as the card swap and games.

I hate to be the heavy on this but please keep in mind:

If you wish to be part of the group, and be able to participate in the fun cardmaking activities, you must book your cruise with Donna only!!!
Sorry, but if you book your cruise with another travel agent, then you will not be permitted to be a participant in this group or take classes or join in any other fun cardmaking activties.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book 'em Donna!

Quoting a famous saying from Hawaii 5-O, the first television show filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, Donna has already been booking Sailing with Scissors guests.

One of the sister pairs, from Alaska, was the first to book this cruise. Annette and Karen are soooo much fun. You will love these gals. Yay Annette and Karen!

We have a new sister pair joining us this time. Welcome Trisha and Jane who have also booked the cruise. You will have a fabulous time.

Also, yours truly, Celina, has booked the cruise. I promise I will not wear plaid everyday - what was I thinking in Alaska!

I know you're reading this and saying "what are these people doing?...this is 17 months away...we have plenty of time to book". I wish this were true.

The problem is that this is a repositioning cruise and it is the one and only sailing doing this run. Several years ago I had done this sailing with another cruise line and asked Donna about it.
She said that the two other cruise lines that are doing this one sailing each, are closed.
We are not too sure what this means, except that the public can not book this repositioning sailing on these other lines.

This just leaves our ship, Carnival Spirit, on our sailing, available for the whole world.
We want this ship filled with stampers, not other people...just kidding, of course.

Hopefully this makes sense.

Donna can give you all the information about deposits, and timeframes...etc. Call her at 604-644-5562 or 604-464-7447. Her email address is

Book 'em Donna!

Itinerary - September 18 to September 30, 2012

We now have an itinerary for the Hawaiian Sailing with Scissors Cruise:
Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012 -- Leave Vancouver
Wednesday, Sept 19, 2012 -- Fun Day at Sea
Thursday, Sept 20, 2012 -- Fun Day at Sea
Friday, Sept 21, 2012 -- Fun Day at Sea
Saturday, Sept 22, 2012 -- Fun Day at Sea
Sunday, Sept 23, 2012 -- Fun Day at Sea
Monday, Sept 24, 2012 -- Kona Hawaii -- 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012 -- Kaui (Nawiliwili) -- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Sept 26, 2012 -- Hilo -- 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, Sept 27, 2012 -- Maui (Kahului) -- 8:00 AM to overnight
Friday, Sept 28, 2012 -- Maui (Kahului) -- all day to 6:00 PM
Saturday, Sept 29, 2012 -- Honolulu -- 8:00 AM to overnight
Sunday, Sept 30, 2012 -- 8:00 AM disembark

We will have one class per day at `Fun Day at Sea`days. This will give you time to enjoy the rest of your afternoons and early evenings.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Carnival Spirit - September 18 to 30th 2012

Oh Wow!!! We have a details on our second Sailing with Scissors cruise.
Here is the scoop:
This time we will be sailing on the Carnival Spirit. The cruise leaves the port in Vancouver and cruises the various Hawaiian islands. Then, you fly back home.

The date is September 18th to the 30th 2012. Yes, this is next year. However, this is a one time sailing and sells out quickly.
All pricing is in US DOLLARS.

Inside Cabin is $1092 per person includes port taxes and govt fees
Outside Cabin is $1382 per person includes port taxes and govt fees
Oceanview Cabin is $1562 per person includes port taxes and govt fees
These prices are subject to change (meaning increase) at anytime.
Additional costs would be classes, air fare, extended stays in Honolulu. If you have travel points, this is a good time to use them.
The deposit is $500 per person and cabins will be based on double occupancy.
Another cruise adventure awaits us cardmakers.


If you are interested in joining the fun aboard the Carnival Spirit, Donna needs $500 per person deposit as soon as possible.

Donna is not allowed to book the conference room for our stamping classes without booking TWENTY CABINS.

We need to book the conference room otherwise sharing classroom space with looky-loos at the bar.

Please call Donna at 604-644-5562

Don't delay.