Jolly Roger Hash House Harriers
Home Port: Tampa – St Petersburg
But, leaving out of Miami for this cruise!
7th Annual Pirate Invasion Hash Cruise
(11th Anniversary Celebration)
Considerations for packing:
•You may carry on one bottle of wine or champagne in your carry-on luggage when you first board, but not when you re-board from Grand Cayman or Cozumel.
•There is a corkage fee at dinner to open wine, so bring your opener to avoid that charge. - You will receive two bottles of red or white wine as gifts from the Jolly Roger H3. There is no corkage fee for these two gift bottles you’ll either find in your cabin. Make sure you bring your “gift letter” provided with your bottles in order to have the corkage fee waived at dinner.
Pack for the climates
•Temperature - Nassau late Jan/early Feb – TBD low / TBD high and water temps are generally around TBD
•Temperature - St Thomas, late Jan/early Feb – TBD /TBD high and water temps are generally around TBD
•Temperature - Grand Turk, late Jan/early Feb – TBD F low / TBD high and water temps are generally around TBD
•Temperatures inside ship can be very cool as the air conditioner works to fight humidity.
Frequently uttered queries or (F.U.Q.) ‘n Traditions
When will my checked back get to my room?
there by the time safety drill is done. Your luggage may be delivered later but
we’ve never had a problem. If you are concerned, pack anything you might need
before then, in your carry-on luggage.
What if I get seasick?
If you tend
to get seasick bring BONNIE which you can take even after you feel a bit queasy.
Dramamine will only work if you take it BEFORE. You might also consider the
prescription Scopolamine patch.
What type of clothes should I pack?
pack casual clothes for the day, and nicer outfits for the bar or disco at
night. Pack comfortable walking shoes, a bathing suit, a sun hat, 1 nice outfits
for the formal night. You might want to pack a light sweater or shawl, in case
the air conditioning is chilly.
Is there a dress code for meals?
dinner. At dinner, you may not wear shorts. Women can wear a skort, a scooter,
capris, a skirt, a dress, pants or jeans. Men need to wear pants, jeans or male
capris. This is true for all nights.
When is formal night?
will be on Tuesday night, January 28th, 2014.
What do I wear for formal night?
Women can wear a gown, a cocktail dress, or a dressy pants suit. Men can wear a
tux, a suit with tie, or a sport coat with dress pants. You will wear this
outfit to the Captains Cocktail party and dinner, but you may change into your
regular clothes afterwards.
What items should I not forget to pack?
sun block, a hat, a camera, plenty of film, any medications that you might
need, condoms, cash in small denominations for the baggage guy and for
bargaining at the markets, an insulated mug with a lid or a sports bottle for
mixing your own drinks, a soft sided cooler for keeping beer cold in your room.
Don’t forget your passport (recommended, but not required).
What is a Repeater’s Party?
Party is an hour long party that is for past Carnival Cruise Line customers.
What about tips?
not included in the total price of your cruise unless you asked our agent
to include them for you.
To what time zone do we set our watches?
Standard Time. This will stay the ship's time and is used for arrivals and
What food and drinks are provided?
All food in
the dining room, at the buffets, at the pizzeria, and food ordered through room
service is included. If you use room service, they will expect to be tipped. It
is all you can eat. You may order two entrees at dinner, it is perfectly
acceptable! Iced tea, milk, juices, lemonade, punch, coffee, tea, and hot
chocolate are included, also.
Are sodas not included? Sodas costs extra. If you drink soda with your meals, or plan on using soda as a mixer (ex: rum & coke), buying a soda card can save you money. It’s good for unlimited soda during the cruise. Unofficially, you could buy one card and split it between roommates/friends, but only one person will be able to use it in the dining room. Soda cards are usually for sale at the pool bar or one of the main bars. Ask where you can buy one, once you board. If you drink 3 or more glasses of soda a day, it will probably be worth it to buy an "all you can drink Soda Card". You can buy it using your Sign & Sail card immediately after boarding .
Can I carry booze onboard the cruise ship?
"carry-on" baggage you may bring one regular size (750 ml) bottle of fine wine or champagne per person.
Don’t forget a corkscrew. There is a $10-15 corkage fee in the dining room. You
may also bring a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages onboard in your
carry-on baggage. You may bring one 12 pack of soda or bottled water per
person, or one case per cabin. Excessive quantities will be confiscated by
security and returned to you at the end of the trip. You may nor bring beer or
liquor onboard in your carry-on baggage. It will confiscated. Hint, hint,
put it in your checked baggage.
Can I pack beer/liquor in my suitcase?
Officially, no. Un-officially, it’s a great idea! Shhh!! Try to pack at
least a 12 pack of canned beer, and a bottle of liquor. Put vodka in an empty
water bottle. Put rum in an empty iced tea bottle. You get the idea. Bring
powdered mixers like Crystal light. Evenly distribute the beer around in
more than one suitcase. with some beer/liquor and some clothes. It’s best
to bring a common brand like Bud Light, or Miller Light, which is what they sell
onboard. If you want to conceal further, buy a twelve pack of a soft drink and
empty out the cans. Replace the soda cans with beer cans and reseal the box with
something like Gorilla Glue the night before so it has time to dry. Then just
pack, sandwiched in you clothes. We aren’t saying you should do any of this,
though. It IS against policy though and you are on your own if your stuff gets
confiscated. However, in all the years we've been cruising there's only been a
few cases where liquor was confiscated. However, in recent years they have been
cracking down harder.
How will I keep the beer cold in my cabin?
cabins have a small dorm sized refrigerator. They suck. You should also bring a
soft sided cooler with you in your suitcase or as a carry-on. Give your room
steward $10 and ask him to keep it filled with ice for you. You may have to ask
twice, but it usually works well. Keep it in your bathroom on the tile floor,
because the cooler will sweat, and your rug will smell moldy. Or, you can use
your garbage can as a cooler, but the ice will melt faster, cause there is no
What time can I board the ship?
will begin around noonish on Sunday, January 26th, 2014. The latest you can board
will be 3:00 PM. Do not be late!!
Is there an ATM machine on board the ship? Yes, but there is a hefty service charge. It is better to charge things to your credit card, or bring plenty of cash with you.
Are there movies/music/TV in the cabins? Yes, there is a TV. One channel is a movie channel, one shows the bow of the ship, one shows videos of onboard games and entertainment, one advertises, one shows the current position of the ship, and one has mellow music. If you want to have music in your cabin , suggest bringing a boom box, a personal CD player or Ipod. But, you need to play the music at a reasonable level. The walls are thin.
Good to know info:
Call your credit card company
and let them
know you will be traveling abroad. If all of a sudden you have several
international charges show up, your card might be flagged and blocked before you
return. Better yet, bring cash, US dollars are readily accepted
Bring an insulated mug
person for use on board. They generally just have the plastic restaurant style
cups around that don't stay cold very long outside. A large capacity mug would
be good to hold juices, soft drinks, etc. Don't depend on the hash to
provide you with one. Some times we do and some time we don't.
Carry some cash, and or a credit card
ashore. If anything happens, at least you will not be completely SOL should the
Be on time (or early) for our shipboard parties.
The free drinks only last for the time scheduled. Carnival is really precise.
So, be on time so you can take full advantage of these drinking opportunities!!
Loading your insulated mugs up just before the bar closes might be a good idea.
Pack a LARGE bottle of water.
Refill it before you go ashore, put it in your backpack, and you won’t need to
stop to buy one. Stay hydrated, or plan to spend entire next morning either
hung-over or tired.
Buy a couple of bottles of duty free liquor
or a gift. Price your favorite bottles of liquor here in the U.S., then you
will be able to tell which ones will save you the most money. Each adult may
bring back 2 bottles each, duty free.
As soon as you get into the room,
take the canned soft drinks/liquor bottles, and other such items and put them
somewhere out of sight/reach. These are not free and Carnival will charge you
huge fees to replace them.
Carnival also charges a hefty fee if you keep to take home or “lose” the towels that you will find in the room. A lot of people take the towels out to use on lounge chairs and forget them since they are the same towels used by the towel service at the pool and later get charged. You may want to bring your own large towel for ship use so they do not get lost among the others.