On Friday, January 29th, there will be
pre-registration for the hash cruise, in Tampa, FL, in the
hospitality suite, room #606, at the hash hotel (Bay
Harbor Hotel, formerly the Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel), followed by a Cruise Pre-Lube Hash. This will also be the 13th
birthday of the Jolly Roger
H3 (born Jan 29th, 2003). Then on
Saturday, January, 30th the ship sets sail out of the Port of Tampa. Shortly after sailing,
and a safety briefing, there will be the regular hash registration,
followed by a hash social ending in an on-board ship photo
shoot Pirate Costume
hash. Then off to our first dinner wearing the same. On
Sunday, January 31st we will be in Key West where we will dress like
pirates once again for a hash trail, followed by a pay-as-you go mini-pub crawl. On Monday, February
1st we will spend a full day at sea when there
will be a Hash Challenge, followed by another on-board-ship hash trail.
Then go dress up in your best formal attire for a group photo
followed by dinner in your
formal attire. On Tuesday, February 2nd we will invade Cozumel, Mexico
and do a hash trail there. On
Wednesday, February 3rd, our final full day at
sea, we will be conducting hash games, a
cabin-to-cabin crawl and hash raffle, followed by a "Swing Low" Farewell Dinner in
kilts in our
dinning room. On
Thursday, morning, February 4th, we disembark back at Tampa.
Time: Please note, all of the
above times are in the local port's time.
There are 2 costs associated with the
"hash" cruise. There's the hash registration (rego) fee that is paid
to the JRH3 and then there's the cruise cost that is paid to our
travel agent and cruise line. To view the cost chart scroll down near the bottom of
this site, or click
Hash Rego Fee:
The hash rego fee pays for
5 hashes (3
on board ship and 2 at the destinations), pirate booty (gimmies) and
the prizes for the treasure hunt, hash challenges, hash games and other
miscellaneous expenses. You may need to bring some beer to the on
board ship events to defray the cost. The hash rego fee, is currently
at $99 and will remain there until 69 regos are sold. Then it will
go up $10 per month, on the first day of each month,
until we sail.
The hash rego fee
is non-refundable, but it is transferable, meaning you can
sell it to someone else if you need to cancel. Click
to download a rego form, fill it out, sign it and send it along with
the applicable rego fee to the
JRH3, payable to RICHARD GEERS, 7007 Orvicti Ct, Wesley Chapel, FL
33544. Or, if you want do everything online, you can send a
signed photo copy of the rego form to
email@example.com and you can use your bank's on line bill pay
system to send a check to the above address.
This pays for your cabin only, not the
hashes, parties, etc. You must book your cruise with our chosen travel
agent or else you will not be authorized to attend the on-board-ship parties.
See the below table for the approximate cost for cabins. Contact our travel agent, Kathy Yacone, at
727-797-5730, by telephone, or at
by email, to reserve a cabin. To pay by credit card, click
to download the credit card authorization form, fill it out, sign
it, and send it along with a photo copy of your drivers license, or state ID, to
Dunedin Travel, at 5002 Parrish Lane, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. If
you booked through Kathy in the past, she probably still has a copy
of your ID. The signature on the ID needs to be from the same
person who signs the credit card authorization form. If you do not want travel insurance, click
to down load the travel insurance waiver form, fill it out, sign it
and send it to Dunedin Travel as well. If you want fax these forms
you may do so by sending them by fax to 727-726-6386.
Airfare, all ground
transportation, excursions, travel insurance, tips, pre-lube and
post-lube hashes will be optional additional
expenses. In addition, you may be asked to provide "some" of your own
beverages for down downs at the circle at the end of some trails.
The Hash Hotel will
be the Bay Harbor Hotel (formerly the
Best Western Bay Harbor),
located at 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607,
where we've stayed in the past. Our group rates for rooms are $89 for doubles facing east and
$99 for doubles facing west. Call
813-281-8900 to make your reservation, NLT January
7th for group rates.
Our rates are good for about 3 days prior and 3 days after our
cruise. Tell them you are with Jolly Roger Group to be sure you get
in on our group rates.
Shuttles Between the Tampa
International Airport (TPA) & the Ship:
Going directly to the ship from the
airport? The cost for a transfer directly from the
Tampa International Airport to the ship is about $25 dollars each
Shuttles from TPA, and the Hash Hotel: Hash hotel runs a FREE
shuttle to and from the TPA.
Shuttles between the Hash
Hotel and the Ship: The hash hotel has a contracted shuttle that
runs between the hash hotel and the port, with optional drop off at
TPA on the return trip for $10 per seat, each way. Be sure to
reserve your seat with the hash hotel when you make your room
Shuttles from the Ship to TPA. Unless you booked this along
with your cruise, or you are going back to the the hash hotel, you are
on your own for this shuttle.
Parking is FREE for one vehicle per room while you while you staying at the hash hotel. It
will cost $5 per day to park there while you are on the cruise (even
if you never stay at the hotel). A
parking pass can be obtained from the front desk of the hash hotel.
Pre-Check In For the Hash Cruise: Come
by the hash hotel, hospitality suite, room #606 between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM, on
29th, to do a pre-check
in for the hash cruise and get your Pirate invation Booty (goody bag).
Cruise Pre-lube Hash: Meet for the Cruise Pre-Lube
Friday night, January
29h, at 6:30 PM, chalk talk at 7:30 PM. This
hash is in addition to the hash cruise, meaning you will be expected you
to make an "additional donation" to hash cash of about $10 for drinkers and
$5 for non-drinkers. Meet in the Ben T Davis Beach's south parking
lot, located at 7650 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607,
Its the parking area just west of Whiskey Joes on the Causeway,
which is just west of the hash hotel and within easy walking
Checking In With Royal
Caribbean Lines: To
board the ship you will need your booking
number, a boarding pass, obtained thru Dunedin Travel, a current passport, OR a
certified copy of your birth certificate and a picture ID such as
your driver's license or state ID or equivalent. If you had your name changed, do to
marriage or other reasons, make sure you have a certified document trail with
you that links the IDs to the name change(s). You do not have to have a passport
to go on the cruise!
Regular Hash Check In:
The regular check in will be in cabin 9066
aboard ship, immediately following the safety drill until about 4:45 PM.
Post-Cruise Hash back in
There will a post cruise hash on Thursday, Feberuary 4th starting at
or near the hash hotel for
those of you still hanging around. Details will be given at a later
date as to when and where.
If you would like to join the Yahoo Group for this cruise, go to
and click on "Join This Group" and you will be approved.
If you have any questions please fee free to contact me at
813-943-4855 by telephone, or at
firstname.lastname@example.org by email.