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Maureen Moran

Age: 28

Occupation:Travel Agent

Number of Cruises: n/a

Cruise Line: Costa

Ship: Costa Atlantica

Sailing Date: January 28th, 2001

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

Maureen Moran

When my husband and I were looking to go on a cruise sometime at the beginning of the year, his friend recommended a Super Bowl Cruise!  Now I am not a sports nuts and thought I am not going on a cruise with a bunch of hooting and hollering men!  They tried to reassure me but I wouldn't budge.  I researched this Super Bowl Cruise myself and found that in fact it is not at all what I was picturing.  Not only did Cruises Etc. have a detailed brochure but a fabulous web site as well!  It was easy to make a decision that this is what we wanted!

We couldn't have made a better decision!  The ship departed Fort Lauderdale on Super Bowl Sunday.  The game was shown on a big screen in the huge theater!  Now we know I am not the football screaming type but this was a great way to watch the big game!  Especially when money is involved!  Cruises Etc. gives away over $100,000 in cash and prizes!  Talk about getting into the game!  Well, we only walked away with a couple t-shirts and a sore throat but it was definatley worth it!

The next day we stopped at Key West.  What excitement!  After a few hours of shopping we ate lunch at Sloppy Joe's and hit a few bars!  Their was an Irish Pipes and Drums Band marching down the street playing the Irish tunes!  I almost started to jig when I noticed it was time to go back to the ship and get ready for dinner!  Believe it or not but the band marched us right on the ship!  They were sailing with Cruises Etc. and the Super Bowl gang! 

Throughout the week we visited beaches, more shops, golf courses, we did it all!  All the mean while we met wonderful friends and won money!  Cruises Etc. gave away a ton of money daily!  They had a cocktail party with a game they called "The Chip Dip"!  They gave away more than $10,000 that night!  And daily they had the "$5.00 Ding Dong"!  Whoever wants to play, they just put their name on a five dollar bill and throw it in the hopper.  Amazing!  They gave away $9,500 one day!

We had a great week!  The ship is endless with such beauty!  The food delicious!  The staff friendly and polite!  Not to mention very helpful!  I was so happy to find out that Cruises Etc. puts on this great theme cruise every year!  Coincidently they have planned the 2002 Super Bowl Party on the Atlantica again and we are already signed up and ready to go!  I would recommend to anyone! 

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