Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 95
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 95

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 2, 1974
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.^ about food aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. In addition to the three main meals, there's an earlybird breakfast, snacks throughout the day. and a gourmet spread at "the midnight buffet. »· There was a time when cruising was just for the idle rich. Not so today. I said cruising is the best vacation bargain available -- and it is. For $50-75 per day per person you buy the whole package. That includes transportation, accommodations, all meals, and all the activities and entertainment the cruise ship offers. The difference in cost is only for your type of stateroom. They range from a suite to an inside cabin on the lower deck with .four in a stateroom. Other than your stateroom, it's a-cine-class cruise ship. ·;" .rj,-- As a suggestion, you might consider an outside cabin in the middle of the ship. The overall atmosphere is that of a vacation resort. Everything is relaxed and casual. You do dress for dinner, but some evenings are casual dress, some are party- time, and some are the cap- Directly on Waterfront THE TIDES All Varieties Fishing Near 1362 West Ocean View Avenue NORFOLK, VA. 23503 Phone 804/588-0443 Motel Apts 4 Persons $110.00 Weekly; Rooms 1 Double :Bed, Double $14.00 Air Conditioned, Swimming Pool, Private Beach tain's evenings. »· Meeting people is effortless. Just say "Hi," and you're into a friendly conversation. Aboard ship it seems all the barriers disappear. Everyone is delighted to be here, and there's no stuffiness or put ons. The great equalizer is the swimming pool. When everyone is r u n n i n g a r o u n d i n swim suits, there's not a bit of difference between anyone. There is plenty to keep passengers occupied. During a day at sea there are more activities than anyone could handle. Although the activities slow down when the ship is in port, there is still something happening for those who d o n ' t choose to go ashore and visit one of the ports of call. Every evening there are entertainment, movies, and dancing till the wee hours for the late-night set. In the dining room you can have seconds, thirds, and fourths. If you don't like a particular meal you've ordered, it will immediately be replaced with another dish of your choosing. For those who don't take to sun bathing, there are first-rate movies, informative lectures on the upcoming ports of c a l l , deck games, skeet shooting off the bow. card games, a lending library with best sellers, music and cocktails, horse racing (shipboard style), and sack time for those who want to rest up. There are those slot machines too. and even shipboard romances. And if anyone gets tired of what's happening aboard ship, that's about the time another series of ports are in the offing. And by the time one might be tiring of the ports of call every day, it's back to sea again for a long haul to the next Caribbean island. After more than a week on a cruise ship the nautical language becomes commonplace. Through the daily information sheets passed out to all the passengers there's also an acquaintance with many of the key people aboard ship. So at this p o i n t in the cruise, there's a friendly familiarity not only among the passengers, but also with the men and women running the ship and the activities. And the cabin stewards, the waiters, and the bus boys are relaxed and casual by now, too. In fact, if you're a good listener, they'll probably pour out their dreams, their hopes, and even their disappointments. But there is a point beyond which the chumminess does not extend. Regardless of the passing air of intimacy, everyone who works aboard a cruise ship-is happily or painfully aware that the · cruise always ends, and the whole process begins anew with another load of passengers. For anyone considering a Caribbean cruise, there are a number of things to keep in mind. The longer the cruise, the less expensive it's going to be on a per day basis. If you're t h i n k i n g a b o u t a week-long cruise, it- just might pay you to look closer at a two-weeker if you have the time available. Everyone has his likes and dislikes. Making arrangements for your cruise shouldn't be an impulse thing. Shop around, get as much i n f o r m a t i o n as is available, and make sure the people you listen to are authorities on cruising. One item too many passengers forget is a sweater. Sound unlikely? With the ship breezing along at 20 knots, it definitely gets breezy on deck--and in the evenings a little chilly, too. But the major reason is that your cabir and all the public rooms are fully air conditioned. So if you've been toasting in 85 degree sunshine, the 68 degree indoor temperature can be a little frosting. For all your preparations for a cruise, however, you'll still find it all a heady experience. There's nothing quite like the sea. ********************* HAVEN INN MOTEL and RESTAURANT 3812 E. Ocean View. Ave. NORFOLK, VA. 23518 Phone 703/583-4S66 T.S. KT. fill. On rhps.ipp.-ike H.-IV. Sale. ('Iran Kamilv He.-u-h. KUJCNSHAU. Mar. llr Hlwlicidl I*********************' TRAVEL BUCKROE BEACH VIRGINIA Family Cottages KITCHEN--TV LINENS--AIR COND 1 2 Bedrooms Block from Fishing Pier Write for Rotes GORDOH'S COTTAGES 301 S. Second St. Buckroe Beach, Va. 23364 Phone 804-851-9131 Economy and Luxury for Your Comfort Pleasure V\l» COFFEE SHOP 7950 Shore Drive NORFOLK, VA. 23518 Phone 804/587-8781 · Color TV · Queen Size Beds 9 Water Beds · Steam Baths 9 Swimming Pool · Phones £ Shopping One Block Economy Rates: From: Efficiencies.. MO for One M 3 for Two Rooms s 9 for One '12 for Two Fishing Swimming Dancing Amusements j Adults'Pool Children's Paul SANS SOUCI MOTEL 312 Resort Blvd. Buckroe Beach. Va. CT64 For RMervations Call PHONE 804/851-9300 '····················I Friendship Inn (plantation WlohL MOTEL AND APTS. OCIAN VIEW (EACH LuxuriouN KonniHand Fur. niched A|Hw. Kamilv units with Kilrhrnrllr*. Glim Dial rhonr*. Air Ooml., Color TV. Pool KrnrliHiHi* I'atio. ulrHrarh. 2090 E. OCEAN VIEW AVE NORFOLK,VA.23503 Phone 804/583-2605 OPEN YEAR-'ROUND · SWIMMING POOL · RESTAURANT * AMPLE PARKING · TEAR 'ROUND HEATING AIR CONDITIONING · CHOICE OF COLOR OR BW TV · TELEPHONE IN EVERY ROOM --57 BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED ROOMS-- Golf Country Club Privi/eges-- An Invitation to Southern Comfort. MASTER CHARGE FOR RESERVATIONS DINERS CLUB AMERICAN EXPRESS Your Norfolk Dollar goes further for vacation fun. MOTEL Apartments On the Waterfront \cation Norfolk. If you don't mind spending a little less. VVheh all you want is a fantastic vacation and you're not embarrassed about how little it'costs. come to Norfolk. You'll love our relaxing waterfront location complete with superb seafood restaurants land luxury accommodations overlooking miles ol beautiful beaches. And all at a'price below that of our higher priced neighbors. Norfolk is an American Revolution Bicentennial j ,--""~ ' ~~~"~~^ City. After you've seen the 9 outstanding attractions on our self-guided tour, go on to explore Colonial Wii- liamsburg and its surrounding villages . . . just minutes away. This year, spend a great vacation in Overlooking Beoulilul Cheloflcake Bay OCEAN VIEW, VIRGINIA MODERN 1 2 AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOM UNITS doll', fiihinf, Sun-BathinB. TV Lounge nnd ' Giimc Room. Playground lor Children. On Route 60 Centrally located Hctwcen Hay Bridge Tunnel nnd Hampton Kiuidn Tunnel. Write or Phone Mrs. Charlotte G. Big'gs 2060 East Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, Virginia--23503 Phone 804-587-0141 DIAL 804428-9186 30th and Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Va. 23451 ^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^»^J^4^^f*4^^^ ··^·^·^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^2^^^^^^^^^^! Winter Rates in Effect Through June 13rh Pay for 6 Days in Advance; Stay 7th Day FREE OCEAN VIEW BEACH Dircttiy on Waterfront on Route 60 IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Minutes from: VIRGINIA BEACH, NAVAL BASES, PORTSMOUTH, WILLIAMSBORG, JAMESTOWN, YORKTOWN, NAGS HEAD. ANCHORAGE BEST WESTERN Motel and Apartments 1020 E. Ocein View Ave. Norfolk Va. 23503 (S04) 583-5814 This Modern, New Waterfront Motel on Chesapeake Bay with Bayside Pool and Private Beaches offers the finest for Family Vacations, Business Trips or Military Stay. Close to Golf Courses, Fishing Piers, Amusement Parks, Azalea Gardens and Shopping Centers. Tastefully appointed Motel rooms and Efficiency Apts. come fully equipped with Elec. Stoves, Refrigerators, Two Double Beds, air cond. heat. Color TV, Carpeted, Drapes, all tableware, dishes, linens furnished, phones and maid service. Credit Cards honored. Free brochures tour info. For Color Brochure Rates write: ANCHORAGE BEST WESTERN MOTEL APTS P.O. Box 8247, Norfolk, Va. 23503 State. .Zip. TheShowPlaceof Buckroe Beach For tfilormahon. X please write 10. ^ Norfolk. The Shore Thing. Depl. P. 0. Box 238/Norfolk. Virginia 23501 NAME Norfolk . . . and spend a l i t t l e hiss. ADDRESS, CITY-"·"'"· GOLDEN SANDS MOTEL-BUCKROE BEACH Rates:-Seven Days Six Nights: ,, . . ... ... . .. Ultra modern 2-room apartment with Modern motel room with kitchen units. kitihen Attomodales up to 6 1 to 4 persons. Sunday $ -- _ ^^ comfortably. Sunday to $ 1 "} C to Saturday noon /D.UU Saturday noon 1 £j NIGHTLY RENTALS ALSO All UniK Hme IV. n. Condition. Room Phones. WdMo-WoH Carpel. Tile Botis LARGE UNDERWATER LIGHTED POOL -zip----. \ Itsoshore thing. Most Major (in-clil.lianls Accrplrd Write for FREE "Brochure ·Sfafe Magazine. June 2. 1974 For lirMTMttiims I'.O. liox 424( I ;K), YIR;JMA 233.6* l'lion.-8(M/85l-855l CHARLESTON. W. VA. 27m

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