Caribbean room – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:41:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-89.png Caribbean room – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ 32 32 The 2022 holiday season is expected to be one of the busiest on record https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-2022-holiday-season-is-expected-to-be-one-of-the-busiest-on-record/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:18:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-2022-holiday-season-is-expected-to-be-one-of-the-busiest-on-record/ Husband and wife Kevin Telly and Becky Kylie join the estimated 49 million Americans who will hit the road this week. Thanksgiving. We’re driving to Minneapolis from Chicago triple*** says 4.5 million people will fly to their Thanksgiving destination despite higher ticket prices. Priceline estimates. Domestic flights this holiday season are 15% more expensive than […]]]>

Husband and wife Kevin Telly and Becky Kylie join the estimated 49 million Americans who will hit the road this week. Thanksgiving. We’re driving to Minneapolis from Chicago triple*** says 4.5 million people will fly to their Thanksgiving destination despite higher ticket prices. Priceline estimates. Domestic flights this holiday season are 15% more expensive than last year. International air tickets are 20% off here. It is clear that fuel prices are up more than 50% compared to even *** year ago and, of course, inflation in general. The cost for staff, airlines costing aircraft service, etc. all drive up airline prices, but that doesn’t stop travelers from taking the vacation they want. Hot. Vacation destinations include new york, atlanta, las vegas, orlando and internationally europe tokyo dubai and the caribbean. In Aruba, the number of arrivals is setting records above pre-pandemic levels. According to the Tourism Authority here at the Wind Creek Revival, which has a ***private island where flamingos roam freely. More than 80% of rooms are already booked for the holidays, with most ocean suites sold out. This is *** a situation similar to the Marriott Resort and Solaris Casino where we stayed for a special *** rate. It’s almost 95% full for the holidays. There were *** a lot of requests for pandas, people waited to travel for about two years. We have ***lots of regular guests who have been coming to Aruba for many years. Hotel rates for international destinations are *** better than those closer to home according to Priceline. Vacation prices have risen 7% in the United States since last year, but have remained stable abroad.

This holiday season is expected to be one of the busiest on record

This holiday season is expected to be one of the busiest on record and one of the most expensive. AAA predicts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving, the third-busiest time since the agency began tracking data in 2000. Husband and wife Kevin Tellie and Becky Kiley join the An estimated 49 million Americans hit the road this week. “Thanksgiving we’re driving to Minneapolis from Chicago,” Tellie said. If you’re driving this week, traffic analysis firm Inrix recommends leaving early in the morning on Wednesday, before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and do not drive between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. AAA says 4.5 million people will fly to their Thanksgiving destination, despite higher ticket prices. Priceline estimates that domestic flights this holiday season are 15% more expensive than last year and international airfares are 20% more expensive. “It is clear that fuel prices are up more than 50% compared to even a year ago. And of course, inflation in general, the cost of airline staff, the cost of aircraft maintenance, all of this drives up airline prices,” says Priceline CEO Brett Keller. But that doesn’t stop travelers from taking the vacation they want. According to Priceline, hot vacation destinations include New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando. Internationally, Europe, Tokyo, Dubai and the Caribbean are on the list. In Aruba, the number of arrivals is setting records above pre-pandemic levels, according to the Tourism Authority. At Renaissance Wind Creek, which has a private island where flamingo rooms are free, more than 80 percent of rooms are already booked for the vacation, with most ocean suites sold out. It’s a similar situation at the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino where CBS News correspondent Wendy Gillette stayed at a discounted rate. It’s almost 95% full for the holidays. “There was a lot of pent-up demand,” says Raoul Lemmerling, resort general manager of Aruba Marriotts. “People had to wait about two years to travel. We have many regular guests who have been coming to Aruba for many years.” Hotel rates for international destinations are a better bet than those closer to home. According to Priceline, vacation prices rose 7% in the United States from a year ago, but remained stable abroad.

This holiday season is expected to be one of the busiest on record and one of the most expensive. AAA predicts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving, the third-busiest time since the agency began tracking data in 2000.

Husband and wife Kevin Tellie and Becky Kiley join the estimated 49 million Americans who will hit the road this week. “Thanksgiving we’re driving to Minneapolis from Chicago,” Tellie said. If you’re driving this week, traffic analysis firm Inrix recommends leaving early in the morning on Wednesday, before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and do not drive between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

AAA says 4.5 million people will fly to their Thanksgiving destination, despite higher ticket prices. Priceline estimates that domestic flights this holiday season are 15% more expensive than last year and international airfares are 20% more expensive. “It is clear that fuel prices are up more than 50% compared to even a year ago. And of course, just inflation in general, the cost of airline staff, the cost of aircraft maintenance, all of that drives up airline prices,” Priceline CEO Brett Keller said.

But that doesn’t stop travelers from taking the vacation they want. According to Priceline, hot vacation destinations include New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando. Internationally, Europe, Tokyo, Dubai and the Caribbean are on the list.

In Aruba, the number of arrivals is setting records above pre-pandemic levels, according to the Tourism Authority. At Renaissance Wind Creek, which has a private island where flamingo rooms are free, more than 80 percent of rooms are already booked for the vacation, with most ocean suites sold out.

It’s a similar situation at the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino where CBS News correspondent Wendy Gillette stayed at a discounted rate. It’s almost 95% full for the holidays. “There was a lot of pent-up demand,” says Raoul Lemmerling, resort general manager of Aruba Marriotts. “People had to wait about two years to travel. We have many regular guests who have been coming to Aruba for many years.”

Hotel rates for international destinations are a better bet than those closer to home. According to Priceline, vacation prices rose 7% in the United States from a year ago, but remained stable abroad.

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Vogue Williams shares stunning snaps from five-star Caribbean vacation https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/vogue-williams-shares-stunning-snaps-from-five-star-caribbean-vacation/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 08:28:46 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/vogue-williams-shares-stunning-snaps-from-five-star-caribbean-vacation/ Vogue Williams has shared a series of snaps from her lavish Caribbean vacation with her family. Vogue, her husband Spencer Matthews and their three children Theodore, Gigi and Otto are currently vacationing at the Eden Rock Hotel – owned by Spencer’s parents – in St Barths in the Caribbean. Vogue showed off the sensational hotel, […]]]>

Vogue Williams has shared a series of snaps from her lavish Caribbean vacation with her family.

Vogue, her husband Spencer Matthews and their three children Theodore, Gigi and Otto are currently vacationing at the Eden Rock Hotel – owned by Spencer’s parents – in St Barths in the Caribbean.

Vogue showed off the sensational hotel, with a photo showing their incredible poolside hotel room with stunning views of the water and surrounding mountains.

Vogue Williams has shared a series of snaps from her lavish Caribbean vacation with her family. Photo: Vogue Williams

Posting from her pool, Vogue simply captioned the photo “paradise”, before enjoying a “cold night” with Spencer while watching horror film The Conjuring.

“We’re having a relaxing night together…,” Vogue wrote, “face mask and The Conjuring in bed.” It’s only 5 p.m.! (Get Otto back in an hour, I miss him already!)

The five-star resort has already hosted a string of famous faces, including Brad Pitt, Elton John and Beyonce, with their most expensive room – a massive villa – costing over £15,000 a night.

Vogue shared photos of the lavish Eden Rock Hotel in St Barths, where she posted spending a relaxing night with Spencer while watching The Conjuring. Photo: Vogue Williams/Instagram

The luxurious vacation comes as Vogue horrified Spencer after revealing an unfortunate nickname given to her by her siblings.

Speaking on her podcast with Spencer, Vogue revealed her siblings gave her the nickname ‘spot bot’ after she got spots on her bum.

“I was called spot bot before when I was younger,” Vogue told Spencer, who immediately tried to shut her down – saying “I mean honestly, you just don’t learn, don’t is this not?” You wonder why I’m not contributing to the podcast and it’s because we’re talking about ass stains and all that. I just have no interest.

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Vogue recently explained that she was given a rather unfortunate nickname as a child, horrifying her husband Spencer in the process. Photo: Vogue Williams/Instagram

Vogue defended itself by saying “I’m talking about me”, to which Spencer said he had “no interest in discussing stains on your anus – you know what I mean?”

Vogue then clarified that she wasn’t talking about spots there but rather on the cheeks, saying “Not on my anus for God’s sake, it was on the cheek.”

“Amber and Fredrick, I was walking around in a bathing suit and one of them was on my cheek – I had two spots on my cheek when I was younger and they had called me spot bot for years.

“Not on my anus and you said anus you’re sick,” she continued, to which Spencer cheekily replied, “Anus is a proper word, spot bot is no good.”

Elsewhere, Vogue shared adorable photos of her kids on Halloween – joking that Gigi “wasn’t mad” about the wig she had to wear for her Ariel costume.

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Former Disney Ranch Lists $61 Million, NYC Sales Slump and More Real Estate Info https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/former-disney-ranch-lists-61-million-nyc-sales-slump-and-more-real-estate-info/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 22:49:19 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/former-disney-ranch-lists-61-million-nyc-sales-slump-and-more-real-estate-info/ Related continues Tribeca takeover with 450 Washington Related has kicked off sales at 450 Washington Street, a sprawling residential conversion in Tribeca that takes up a full city block. When complete, 450 Washington will feature 176 residences, ranging from studios to four-bedroom units, and will offer stunning views of the Hudson River. It is New […]]]>

Related continues Tribeca takeover with 450 Washington

Related has kicked off sales at 450 Washington Street, a sprawling residential conversion in Tribeca that takes up a full city block. When complete, 450 Washington will feature 176 residences, ranging from studios to four-bedroom units, and will offer stunning views of the Hudson River.

It is New York’s first residential development by Roger Ferris + Partners, who also worked on the 70 Hudson Yards and the Equinox Hotel in Chicago. “Our design strategy was to widen all views with the aim of opening up vistas, in all directions, towards this incredible waterfront amenity,” architect Roger Ferris said in a statement.

Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group handles sales of the condominiums, which range in price from approximately $1 million to $12 million.

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Tal Aventura lands in South Florida

2151 Development Group has kicked off sales of Tal Aventura, a 26-story waterfront condo in a planned community about 20 miles north of Miami. Designed by Idea Architects, Tal Aventura is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2023. The focus is on indoor and outdoor living, epitomized by expansive terraces that span 3,000 square feet, as well as amenities like a outdoor theater and a pickleball court.

When completed in 2025, the 86-unit building will bring a new level of luxury to Miami, said 2151’s Matthew Rosenblatt. an incredible location, while offering active amenities that cater to a lifestyle rooted in community and convenience,” Rosenblatt said in a statement.

Tal Aventura residences range from two to five bedrooms, and penthouses are also available. Prices start at $1.4 million.

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A sluggish week for real estate in New York

Manhattan’s luxury real estate market continues to ride a roller coaster, according to the latest data from Olshan Realty. For the week ending November 6, only 14 contracts were signed for $4 million or more. That’s down from 18 the previous week and a significant drop from the 30 signed in the week ending October 23.

Last week’s biggest sale was a four-bed, five-and-a-half-bath condo in the Gramercy Square tower at 215 East 19th Street. Listed at $15.3 million, the nearly 5,000-square-foot unit boasts 14-foot ceilings, city views, and access to luxe amenities like a screening room, private lounge, and a 75 foot swimming pool with skylight.

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The Daily Herald – $250 million, 5-star, 250-room condominium resort in Indigo Bay https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-daily-herald-250-million-5-star-250-room-condominium-resort-in-indigo-bay/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 02:40:03 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-daily-herald-250-million-5-star-250-room-condominium-resort-in-indigo-bay/ Left to right: Troy D’Ambrosio (Head of Construction Management for Altree Developments); Natalie Leibowitz (Senior Director of Finance and Developments for Altree Developments); Acting TEATT Minister Omar Ottley; Zev Mandelbaum (President and CEO of Altree Developments) and Marc van de Bilt (Director Indigo Shores Development). PHILIPSBURG — Indigo Shores Development will open a five-star, 250-room […]]]>

Left to right: Troy D’Ambrosio (Head of Construction Management for Altree Developments); Natalie Leibowitz (Senior Director of Finance and Developments for Altree Developments); Acting TEATT Minister Omar Ottley; Zev Mandelbaum (President and CEO of Altree Developments) and Marc van de Bilt (Director Indigo Shores Development).

PHILIPSBURG — Indigo Shores Development will open a five-star, 250-room resort and condominium complex this month.

The luxury boutique hotel “Vie L’Ven” is located a few steps from the beach of Indigo Bay. It covers approximately 21 acres of beachfront land and when completed will include a luxury spa and fine dining. According to the developers, construction of the sales center will begin this month, with full completion of the hotel scheduled for 2027.

With an investment expected to exceed US$250 million and a mix of hotel rooms and condominiums for private ownership, the new five-star boutique hotel aims to be the region’s premier luxury hotel, it said. he said in a press release issued by the acting minister. of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) Omar Ottley.

According to the statement, the developers have confirmed that they will work with as many local contractors as possible to complete their project. They also intend to work with the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) on sales and marketing of the facility. They have already committed to bringing in a professional film crew in January to generate content from the island and screen for their global marketing and promotion of the island and resort in conjunction with STB.

On Wednesday, Altree Developments and Indigo Shores, based in Toronto and St. Maarten, respectively, met with Ottley.

Ottley welcomed the developers and thanked them for their initiative. “St. Maarten has been a favorite tourist destination for decades. With tourism being our number one economic pillar, we welcome developments like this new resort. It will stimulate economic activity and increase job opportunities on the island. The goal is to provide employment opportunities in all sectors, from groundbreaking to opening and to deliver world-class hospitality through our local hospitality workers,” said Ottley.

“We intend to restore St. Maarten to its rightful place as the premier tourist destination in the Caribbean. The construction of the five-star boutique hotel Vie L’Ven will play a major role in the destination’s rapid return to the number one spot in the region,” said Ottley.

Ottley met with Altree Developments President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Zev Mandelbaum, as well as Chief Construction Management Officer, Troy D’Ambrosio and Senior Director of Financial Developments for Altree Developments, Natalie Leibowitz.

Marc van de Bilt, director of Indigo Shores Development, says a progressive press release is planned internationally, which will be rolled out over the next few months regarding the project.

Altree Developments, based in Toronto, Canada, has consistently developed high-end projects for many years, with a focus on providing a turnkey solution to its clients.

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Everything you need to know about Royal Caribbean’s Deluxe Drinks Package https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-royal-caribbeans-deluxe-drinks-package/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 14:40:20 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-royal-caribbeans-deluxe-drinks-package/ You’ve paid the deposit and are officially in countdown mode! Just a few more days until you’re lounging by the pool with a cocktail in hand, cooling off with a soda after an adventurous day in port, and sipping wine while enjoying mouth-watering cuisine. You can’t imagine the perfect cruise vacation without drinks, alcoholic and […]]]>

You’ve paid the deposit and are officially in countdown mode! Just a few more days until you’re lounging by the pool with a cocktail in hand, cooling off with a soda after an adventurous day in port, and sipping wine while enjoying mouth-watering cuisine.

You can’t imagine the perfect cruise vacation without drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, crossing your mind.

How much are the a la carte drinks? What are your Royal Caribbean beverage package options? Do they have any restrictions? Will you actually save money if you choose to splurge on a plan?

Unlike other cruise lines, Royal Caribbean does not offer different levels of liquor packages for guests to choose from. Since there’s only one package, you can expect plenty of high-quality liquors — think Gray Goose Vodka, Patron Tequila, Hennessy, and Dewar’s 12 Year Scotch, among other offerings.

Top tier booze comes at a price, so I bet you’re wondering if this package is worth it or not.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Deluxe Drinks Package to help you decide if it’s the right decision for your vacation.

Pricing

As there’s only one package, expect pricing to reflect the premium offerings. As of October 2022, the Deluxe Beverage Package ranges from $63.00 to $89.00 per person per day. Price varies by ship, route and departure date.

Below are the prices you can expect to find if you choose to pay for your drinks à la carte:

  • Most cocktails are between $13.00 and $14.00, excluding the drink of the day. Each day a new drink will be discounted, usually around 20%.
  • The majority of spirits range from $9.99 to $13.99. New Amsterdam vodka, for example, costs $9.99, while Gray Goose costs $13.99.
  • Beer ranges from $7.49 to $7.99.
  • Hard ciders, like Angry Orchard and Strongbow, are $7.99.
  • Really $7.49 each. Flavors available may change, but we often saw lemonade and wild berries.
  • Wine glasses vary widely; however, most are in the $8.00 to $14.00 per glass window.
  • Much like wine glasses, expect there to be a wide range of prices for the bottles. Most cost between $29.00 and $58.00 each.
  • Zero-proof cocktails are $7.00.
  • Specialty coffees at Café Promenade and Café Latte-tudes cost between $4.00 and $5.50.
  • Sodas are $3.50 each.

All gratuities must be prepaid when purchasing the beverage package. You won’t have to worry about leaving extra tips unless you think the service warrants it. When purchasing a la carte drinks, expect an 18% gratuity to be added to each.

What is included with the Deluxe Beverage Package?

The answer is pretty much everything!

The Deluxe Beverage Package includes all cocktails, beers, and wines by the glass valued up to $13.00, plus sodas, mocktails, still and sparkling bottled water, teas and specialty coffees, Johnny Rockets shakes and freshly squeezed juices. Plus, you’ll get 40% off bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles over $100 at bars and dining rooms.

Please note that this package does not include beverages served in souvenir cups.

It’s tempting to drink more than you normally would to feel like you’re getting your money’s worth, and there’s no limit to how many drinks you can buy per day, including alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic. That being said, remember that if you seem too drunk, the bartenders have the right to refuse you service.

What is not included in the Deluxe Beverage Package?

Beverages over $13 are not included in the package price and you will be responsible for paying the difference. So, for example, if you order a glass of wine that costs $16.00, you will be charged $3.00.

Additionally, the package does not include beverages from Starbucks kiosks, as well as those ordered through room service or other mini-bar purchases.

The catch with the Deluxe Beverage Package

Several members of your group are over 21 years old. You’re probably tempted to buy a package or two and try to share them with the group, right? Unfortunately, every adult over 21 in a cabin must purchase the package. If you get caught, you could potentially have it revoked without a refund.

You cannot order more than one drink at a time unless you present a second SeaPass to the bartender and be prepared to wait approximately 15 minutes between orders. This prevents customers with a package from ordering a drink, handing it to someone, and being able to immediately order another drink for themselves.

There are a few exceptions to this rule, however, such as traveling in the same cabin as someone who is pregnant or non-drinking for personal or religious reasons. You will need to call Royal Caribbean directly to get an exception to the rule and purchase a soft drink package for the other person. This cannot be done online through the cruise planner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy the pass for a few days during my navigation?

No, all packages must be purchased for the entire duration of the trip, whether it is a 3-night Bahamas getaway or a 10-night European adventure.

How to buy a package?

You can purchase a package up to 48 hours before your departure date by logging into your cruise planner; there is a tab dedicated only to drinks packages. If you buy one in advance but find a cheaper price later, you can cancel and rebook at no additional cost.

Tip: Sometimes you can bundle a drinks package with internet to get a discount.

We stop at CocoCay. Can I use my package there?

Yes! You can use Royal Caribbean’s Deluxe Private Island Beverage Package. This includes both Perfect Day in CocoCay and Labadee, Haiti.

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How WI cricketers were overwhelmed | Letters to the Editor https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/how-wi-cricketers-were-overwhelmed-letters-to-the-editor/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 00:25:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/how-wi-cricketers-were-overwhelmed-letters-to-the-editor/ As a lifelong cricketer who played almost every ground in the country and read every public library cricket book in the 60s, I would like to say a few words about the failure of the team Caribbean this year. ICC T20 competition in Australia. Cricket today is played on two grounds, unlike years ago. One […]]]>

As a lifelong cricketer who played almost every ground in the country and read every public library cricket book in the 60s, I would like to say a few words about the failure of the team Caribbean this year. ICC T20 competition in Australia.

Cricket today is played on two grounds, unlike years ago. One of these grounds is the cricket pitch or grassy oval itself, and the other is the brain room where tactics and strategies are discussed.

I feel like the pitches in Australia are wider than what we have here, about 130 to 140 meters in diameter. And when the pitch is moved, one side may be 80 yards from the boundary and the other just 50-60 yards.

I wondered why there were so many hook catches on the long limits. The answer is clear. Most of the big hookers on the WI team got caught on the long boundary because the bowlers were educated in the brain room to get them to hang on to the long boundary by some balls thrown from the outside. And they fell for this scheme all the time.

One last item. I bowled with Sir Learie Constantine in my final year at Fatima College when I was a member of the college team. Sir Learie showed me how to hit six going forward, getting behind the ball, going under the ball and holding your head up high when performing a vertical shot.

That night Learie hit more six on fair balls than I have ever seen in my life.

As for the WI team, except for a few like Brandon Smith, the rest are all voopers beating up and down trying for a six, and it’s worse when the hit is aiming for the long boundary . Most of them got caught easily.

Russell, for example, has now become a victim of the Brain Room and is now incapacitated.

The talent is there, but not the brains. The team was overtaken by other clever cricket coaches.

Pierre Morales

Cascade

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The Ritz-Carlton’s Evrima, the luxury hotel company’s first mega yacht https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-ritz-carltons-evrima-the-luxury-hotel-companys-first-mega-yacht/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 11:42:27 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-ritz-carltons-evrima-the-luxury-hotel-companys-first-mega-yacht/ After multiple delays and much anticipation, the Ritz-Carlton’s Evrima finally set sail on Saturday, October 15.e from Barcelona, ​​Spain to Nice with its first paying customers. The luxury yacht represents the hospitality company’s first time entering the cruise space – and while it’s not yet a well-oiled machine, it has proven it has the substance […]]]>

After multiple delays and much anticipation, the Ritz-Carlton’s Evrima finally set sail on Saturday, October 15.e from Barcelona, ​​Spain to Nice with its first paying customers. The luxury yacht represents the hospitality company’s first time entering the cruise space – and while it’s not yet a well-oiled machine, it has proven it has the substance to deliver a innovative experience like no other on the market.

It’s obvious that Evrima’s clean design, soothing, neutral hues and contemporary layout have been carefully crafted to appeal to a clientele seeking the relaxation, serenity and service they expect from the Ritz hotel brand. Carlton. First and foremost, guests have been more than pleased with the ample amount of space both in their suites (intentionally not called staterooms) as well as in the vast and plentiful common areas of this 190 meter vessel. The company promised more square feet per passenger and with just 149 suites and a passenger count of less than 300, guests aboard the first sailboat were pleasantly surprised at the space to stretch out.

The mega yacht is magnificent, a true floating work of art, with spacious suites that all offer balconies and high ceilings, 5 dining rooms, various welcoming common areas, several swimming pools (including an infinity one), a handful of hot tubs, spa, fitness center, cigar lounge and marina.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and open an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand,” said Chris Gabaldon, senior vice president for luxury brands, Marriott International. “The Ritz-Carlton has long been rooted in innovation and service excellence, guided by a commitment to be at the forefront of delivering transformative travel experiences. As we continue to evolve our legendary brand, we couldn’t be more excited to give our guests the opportunity to experience The Ritz-Carlton in a new way.

The Pool House – Located on Deck 5, this is the busiest area of ​​the yacht, with indoor and outdoor seating around the main pool for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Gastronomy
Second only to Evrima’s design is the delicious food, which is fully included in the rate (except for SEA, the Michelin-inspired restaurant). All meals on Evrima reflect the finest in fine dining, making it a true highlight of the sailing experience. From delicious snacks and casual fare at Pool House and Mediterranean-style cuisine at Mistral, to Asian fusion and sushi at Talaat Nam and traditional fare at The Evrima Room, every meal is something to savor – and the portions are also abundant. (Don’t expect buffets on board, as that’s not the vibe here, but room service is available 24 hours a day).

To complement the delicious cuisine and further enhance the ambience on board, special touches like Moët Champagne which is offered throughout the cruise – everywhere from the spa and pool to the tender meeting areas at the end of a long day on land. Additionally, guests will find a bottle in their room and can request that their suites be stocked with specific libations. To complete the first-class ambience, chocolates and a bottle of wine are also delivered mid-week to the suites.

Sequels
Speaking of suites, guests can choose from Terrace Suites, Signature Suites, Grand Suites, Two-Story Loft Suites, View Suites, and Owner’s Suite. All have private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as king-size beds, double-sink bathrooms, luxury linens, and Ritz-Carlton bathrobes and slippers. Each suite also has its own personal concierge. Concierges can assist with meal reservations, shore excursions, stocking suites with beverages and more, as well as any specific needs of their guests. Concierges can be contacted by phone through the suite, though many guests have suggested an improvement would be to add a texting option to the onboard app (which required some tweaking when browsing).

To complement Evrima’s many strengths, the staff are almost as numerous as the passengers. Their courteous smiles and willingness to help guests with any task was apparent. From suite stewards and wait staff to personal concierges and guest services, the crew of Evrima are full of pride in this beautiful vessel and they have sought to please guests at every turn. This attention to service and detail reflected the brand, even when there were elements beyond its control that needed tweaking.

The Ritz Carton Evrima Lounge
The Living Room – this location on Deck 4 has the cozy feel of a library and features a bar for cocktails and a piano and cello for entertainment.

On board and ashore
There is no theater on board the Evrima, but there is still enough entertainment to keep passengers entertained and entertained. Guests can relax poolside on comfortable loungers while a live guitarist provided background tunes. In the evening, they can head to the Living Room for a piano serenade or, for a bit more excitement, dance on the observation deck or Marina Lounge with a live DJ. In fact, on the last night of sailing, guests were treated to a performance in The Observation Lounge reminiscent of a live concert.

Several shore excursions are offered in the intimate and exclusive ports of call and it is recommended to book these before sailing, due to space limitations. Options ranged from horseback riding and mountain hikes to city tours and food tastings, among others. Excursion prices ranged from $100 to $500 per person, depending on the activity. Some guests commented that the shore excursions were not worth the price and that the yacht company might want to review and modify some of the experiences.

Despite the many favorable sides of Evrima, the yacht had a lot of hiccups during her first sail. Guests on board have complained of leaky showers, TVs and phones that didn’t work, inconsistent use of the online app, delayed laundry service, air conditioning issues, and more. While these inconveniences are frustrating, they haven’t stopped most passengers from raving about the overall experience and even booking on board again.

A passenger on board for the first sailing, who asked to remain anonymous, shared her comments. “The yacht is beautiful, the staff are extremely nice and helpful and the food is amazing. Yes, there have been a few glitches but nothing that I don’t see being resolved over time. I have sailed a lot and this was not a typical cruise. There were very few announcements over the PA system, the crew went out of their way to accommodate us, and it truly is a refined first class experience all around.

Ritz Carlton Evrima Pool
The Spa Deck – Plenty of lounge chairs and beds surround a hot tub that overlooks the water on this cozy and relaxing spot on Deck 9.

Evrima is the first of three custom-built yachts in the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection set to debut over the next three years. She will call at a number of destinations around the world, starting in the Mediterranean and passing through the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

All the glitz and glamor of sailing on Evrima does not come without a hefty price tag. The Medium Terrace Suite costs around $7,000 per person for sailing, which includes all meals and beverages and access to the thermal suites and spa salon. Extras include shore excursions, spa treatments, salon services, meals at SEA, and premium wines.

That being said, Evrima’s unveiling asserted that there is a clientele that seeks the blend of resort relaxation and the intimate feeling of a yacht vacation with service excellence. Once they iron out the issues, the potential to attract a high-end passenger who seeks the Ritz-Carlton experience on the water is unquestionable.

The Observation Lounge – a guest favorite by far, this indoor/outdoor space is located on Deck 10 and offers plenty of space to enjoy cocktails, listen to music and dance the night away (if you wish) .

The Marina – located on the lowest deck, this laid-back space offers outdoor seating that extends to either side of the yacht as well as an opening deck for water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding.

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Top 10 Hotels in the Caribbean and Central America https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/top-10-hotels-in-the-caribbean-and-central-america/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 20:34:24 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/top-10-hotels-in-the-caribbean-and-central-america/ Conde Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with S Hotel Jamaica being recognized as the Top 10 Hotels in the Caribbean & central America Category. Jamaica also ranked seventh among the islands of Caribbean and the Atlantic. Over 240,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences around […]]]>

Conde Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with S Hotel Jamaica being recognized as the Top 10 Hotels in the Caribbean & central America Category. Jamaica also ranked seventh among the islands of Caribbean and the Atlantic.

Over 240,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences around the world to provide a comprehensive overview of the best places they’ve enjoyed this year and can’t wait to return to next time. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the oldest and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and the full list of winners can be found here.

“It is an honor for our team to have made this prestigious list for the fourth time since we opened in 2019,” said Christopher Issa, owner and general manager of S Hotel Jamaica. “We are so grateful to everyone who has recognized us in this way as we strive to provide the very best in Jamaican hospitality.”

The contemporary 120-room S Hotel, part of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, artfully combines understated urban sophistication and laid-back resort lifestyle with an underlying rootsy vibe. The S Hotel offers guests an authentic Jamaican lifestyle experience, blending local island cuisine, music, art and entertainment into every facet of the guest’s stay. Lively bars, a chic cafe, a peppy pool scene, soaring suites, an international restaurant, an underground spa, a cultural center, a gym, and rooms with relevant design aesthetics combine thoughtfully in a modern sensibility with an effervescent sense of place.

Hotel S Jamaica made its debut in Montego Bay in January 2019 with cutting-edge design and a modern approach to Jamaican hospitality, putting the resort back on the map among international travelers. The S Hotel’s prime location on famous Doctor’s Cave Beach and close to Sangster International Airport, serves as a stylish base camp for exploring new shopping, dining and entertainment in the area. The inspiration for the contemporary 120-room S Hotel, part of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), is as cosmopolitan as it gets, but the feeling is notably Jamaican as the hotel welcomes guests into their home away from home. from home, balancing a warm atmosphere with its purposeful design and sophisticated amenities. Lively bars, a lively pool scene, the exclusive Sky Deck for Concierge Floor guests, international restaurants, a 24-hour cafe, a spa with therapy pools, a gym, and guest rooms modern and spacious, combine thoughtfully to create a modern environment and effervescent sense of place. hoteljamaica.com. Follow S Hotel on Instagram and Facebook @shoteljamaica.

The Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 are published on Conde Nast Traveler’s website at cntraveler.com/RCA and celebrated in the November issue.

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Fine Art Photographer Allyson Monson to Make High Point Furniture Market Debut https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/fine-art-photographer-allyson-monson-to-make-high-point-furniture-market-debut/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 06:02:01 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/fine-art-photographer-allyson-monson-to-make-high-point-furniture-market-debut/ Furniture World News Bureau on 10/19/2022 Glow Words: The glow of the books gives off a sense of tangibility as if the bookcases captured in the photo are actually on the wall and not a flat photograph. Photographer Allyson Monson, known for her fine art photography evoking light, texture, color and movement, […]]]>


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Glow Words: The glow of the books gives off a sense of tangibility as if the bookcases captured in the photo are actually on the wall and not a flat photograph.

Photographer Allyson Monson, known for her fine art photography evoking light, texture, color and movement, will make her fall High Point Furniture Market debut with a dedicated space in the Market Square suites. Showing her photographs at High Point is a natural next step for the photographer, whose career has placed her firmly in the world of interior design where she worked side-by-side with designers and became an integral part of the design process. design.

“Years of exhibiting at traditional art fairs has helped me develop a clientele of primarily interior designers, retailers and commercial showrooms,” said Monson, who holds a degree in textiles, merchandise and design from the University of Rhode Island. “I understand the design process and enjoy being part of it, advising my design partners throughout their journey with a client, my work being the final step in bringing a piece together.”

Monson prides herself on an extensive portfolio that has something for everyone and makes it easy for interior designers to specify her work. His website offers different ways to sort his portfolio, including a search by color. Monson also offers free mockups that allow interior designers to present their clients with a final design with photography included.

Growing up in suburban New York, the people, lights, sound and movement of the city have always fascinated Monson. While the rhythm and energy of metropolitan cities around the world remains one of her favorite subjects, her work also reflects her experiences with nature from the northeast to the west coast and the Caribbean. Monson’s photography is wide-ranging and varied and includes seascapes, abstracts, cityscapes and street art. Some images are crisp and clean while creating depth; others are complex, leaving the guesswork to the observer. The constant of his work is the evocation of light, texture, color and movement, connecting the past to the present.

Monson will debut on the High Point Market with five new selections from its portfolio:

Reality No. 2 – Photographed in Charleston, SC, Monson describes Reality No. 2 as her favorite piece to discuss. The picture features a sign on the side of a dilapidated building with the words ‘thanks but we already know’ written in graffiti underneath. While the graffiti was not visible to the naked eye when Monson took the photo, the words became clearer during the editing process, revealing a second message and changing the meaning of the piece.

“I consider my work as small moments. It’s a world of light and color, and when combined with various textures in a room, it comes to life in so many ways,” Monson said. “I photograph what moves me and makes me happy, and I hope that when someone sees my work, it will make them happy and remind them of their own moments, whether in the past, present or future. “

Allyson Monson Fine Art Photography is located at Suites at Market Square, M-6048.


About Fine Art Photography Allyson Monson

A New York native with a background in interior design, Monson studied at the University of Rhode Island and Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy through the Cleveland Institute of Art. Today she works with interior designers, commercial showrooms and art consultants across the country and her work is featured in a number of local furniture stores on the east coast. Monson has exhibited at the Architectural Digest Design Show, Art Basel, Miami, and Art Market Hamptons, among other art shows. Connect with her via instagram and Facebook.

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Haitian singer Michael Benjamin, known as Mikaben, is dead https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/haitian-singer-michael-benjamin-known-as-mikaben-is-dead/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/haitian-singer-michael-benjamin-known-as-mikaben-is-dead/ Mikaben’s Facebook page He was one of the most talented musicians of his generation whose ode to his country – Ayti Se (Eastern Haiti) – Two years after its most devastating tragedy, the 2010 earthquake touched the hearts of Haitians around the world. Michael Benjamin, better known by his stage name Mikaben, died Saturday after […]]]>

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He was one of the most talented musicians of his generation whose ode to his country – Ayti Se (Eastern Haiti) – Two years after its most devastating tragedy, the 2010 earthquake touched the hearts of Haitians around the world.

Michael Benjamin, better known by his stage name Mikaben, died Saturday after collapsing on stage in Paris while performing with Haitian konpa band Carimi. He was 41 years old.

“It’s a shock,” Haiti-born, Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Wyclef Jeany told the Miami Herald.

Jean said he and Mikaben were hanging out together in New York with artist Michael Brun in Bayo. Brun had brought Jean as a special guest, and he then brought Mikaben and the other artists for a jam session.

“All I remembered was his smile,” Jean said, recalling how he hugged him and said, “He’s one of the most influential and most influential young artists around. inspiring of our generation.”

Mikaben’s death was first confirmed in a tweet by social media influencer Carel Pedre and Frantz Duval, editor of Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste.

The attempt to revive it went live on Twitter as Duval, tweeting live from the concert, alerted fans that something was wrong and singer Mickael Guirand asked everyone to leave. “End of the concert. We must evacuate the room, announces Mickael Guirand. “It’s very complicated,” he said. “We need prayers” for Mikaben, said singer Carimi. People are passed out in the room.

The artist apparently passed out after finishing performing and left the stage. Later, Pedre, who was at the concert, said he was getting CPR. When he confirmed his passing, the Haitian music world, including his fellow artists and Carimi executives, was in shock.

“I’m in disbelief,” singer Roberto Martino said through tears. “He’s someone I worked with for years and considered a brother, a good friend. We spoke almost every day. We chat together.

Martino told the Herald that he and Mikaben spoke just before going on stage in Paris. “He was so happy. He couldn’t wait to get on stage with Carimi. It was one of his greatest accomplishments in life. It’s a band he idolized. I am at a loss for words. I’m broken.

“Mika was one of the most talented artists I have ever met in my life,” added Martino. “One of the most humble guys; you never heard him be angry or insult anyone. It’s just sad; unbelievable.”

Born in Port-au-Prince to famed singer Lionel Benjamin, Mikaben was one of Haiti’s most talented young singers and songwriters. He started writing at age 15 and continued to hone his skills while attending college in Montreal, Canada. He would later participate in a popular song contest, Christmas Telemax, and won fourth place with his song “Nwel Sad” (Sad Christmas).

Soon he would embark on a solo career, building a fanbase in Haiti, Europe, the French Caribbean and the United States. In 2004, he released his second album, and a year later, he formed the konpa group Krezi Mizik with his cousin, David Dupoux. They would release two albums before Mikaben decided to become a solo artist again in 2009. While he would continue to perform solo, he would also work as a producer with several artists such as T-VIce and Carimi, while touring with this last. and even fill.

After the 2010 earthquake, he recorded “Ayti Se” (Haiti East) and performed it in front of former President Bill Clinton and a crowd of mourners at a commemoration of the disaster that killed over of 300,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. The song and later the video recalled the beauty of the country.

Always approachable and kind, Mikaben drew inspiration for the song from the tragedy itself and a desire to remind Haitians that they were bigger than what had happened. He sang about the different cultural elements that could be found across the country that Haitians could relate to, no matter where they came from or where they lived.

“The song is truly amazing,” his brother Lionel told the Herald in 2012, “a reminder to all Haitians and we want all Haitians to know the song and remember to always support the country!”

In an interview with the Palm Beach Post after the quake, Mikaben said he was in the mountains when the quake hit. He didn’t think it was that bad, but soon realized it was as he drove through the streets of the capital where a billboard bearing his face was sometimes the only thing left. standing in a street.

He will soon found an association, Ti Souf Ayiti, with the support of the Ministry of Culture. Along with other artists who had survived the devastation, he visited refugee camps, hospitals and orphanages to perform.

Saturday’s concert in Paris was one of the biggest events for any Haitian band, drawing thousands of fans who turned on cellphones to energetic performances by Mikaben, Guirand and Richard Cave.

Jacqueline Charles has reported on Haiti and the English-speaking Caribbean for the Miami Herald for over a decade. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for her coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she received the 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the most prestigious award for coverage of the Americas.

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