SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE #395 – FEBRUARY 19, 2017
----- DARK SHADOWS (DS) NEW ENGLAND / CANADA CRUISE WITH DS STARS --- OCTOBER 1-8, 2017
SPECIAL ADVANCE BOOKING OPPORTUNITY NOW UNTIL MARCH 31
---- SHADOWGRAM PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT:
SPECIAL PRE-CRUISE OPPORTUNITY: GROUP DAY TRIP WITH DS STARS TO SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
SHADOWGRAM OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE # 395
February 19, 2017
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Update Number 395
February 19, 2017
Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,
ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), provides the following news in this ShadowGram Official Dark Shadows News Online Update "Bulletin."
**** SHADOWGRAM REPORTS:
DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL AT SEA #3 – NEW ENGLAND / CANADA CRUISE –
SAILING FROM BOSTON WITH DS GUESTS, OCT. 1-8, 2017
---- ADVANCE REDUCED RATES CABIN RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 31, 2017
----- OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE OPPORTUNITY SEPT. 30, 2017: ONE-DAY TRIP TO SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
SHADOWGRAM shares about this special DS excursion to visit the coastline of Maine, where DS’ “Collinsport” and “Collinwood” would have been located.
**** DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL AT SEA CRUISE #3 –
NEW ENGLAND & CANADA – OCT. 1-8, 2017
SHADOWGRAM thanks CruiseGourmet.com Magazine, Vacations by Design, and their personnel for providing the following definite information.
Fans can join LARA PARKER (Angelique) and KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (Maggie) to sail to/from Boston on the Royal Caribbean Line’s Serenade of the Seas. DS cast member guests are subject to availability and more guests may be added.
SHADOWGRAM Updates will announce and report news as we confirm it.
The ship sails during the peak “Autumn Colors Viewing” period with spectacular onshore fall foliage. Outbound port stops: Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick. Along its return trip to Boston are port stops in Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine.
Though an exact physical location was never specifically given on DS, “Collinsport” was clearly described as being on the Maine coast.
**** Following are specific details about the cruise, including itinerary, rates, a special optional trip to Salem, Massachusetts, before the cruise departs, and more.
“DSF Cruise: Call 800-828-4813 to hold a cabin with a fully-refundable deposit! This reservation must be received by MARCH 31, 2017.” http://www.vbdusa.com/darkshadowscruise2017.html
ShadowGram Official DS News Online Updates will announce and report further definite Cruise news and plans as they develop.
**** CRUISE DETAILS:
DSF at Sea: New England/Canada Oct 1-8, 2017 RT BOS (via Boston):
The cruise departs Boston at 4:30pm on Sun. 10-1 and stops in Halifax Tues. 10-3. The ship then continues to Saint John on Thur. 10-5. Next is Portland on Fri 10-6 and Bar Harbor on Sat. 10-7. The ship returns to Boston at 7:00am on Sun. 10-8.
---- ONBOARD DS ACTIVITIES: Free autographs and photo opportunities with the guests – In-person guest Q&As and interviews– Special DS screenings and surprises – DS Costume Party with our guests (bring your costume!) – DS books and merchandise for purchase – And more!
----- Valid United States passport & photo ID required
---- “A $350 per person deposit is required at the time of booking.”
This is a special “Early Bird” offer for a limited time, until March 31:
Fans can make this “fully-refundable” $350 per person deposit now to reserve a shipboard cabin. This would “avoid any price increase” that could occur as the cruise dates draw closer.
---- Descriptive flyer with itinerary at:http://www.vbdusa.com/darkshadowscruise2017.html
“A minimum number of (fan) participants is required in order to operate (the DS activities).”
“Onboard cabin rates (following) are per person based on double occupancy and include cruise fare, port charges, and DS Festival registration fee.”
--- Inside & ocean view cabins from -$1209 per person
--- Veranda staterooms from $1556 per person
--- Suites from $3162 per person
“Government taxes of $159 per person are additional.”
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Please indicate your interest in a pre-cruise Boston to/from Salem group tour, combined with the cruise, when you “request to make a fully refundable deposit by March 31 to hold a cabin and thus avoid any price increase” closer to cruise departure.
“A limited number of fans who make early cabin reservation deposits will be eligible to take a one-day, pre-cruise Boston to Salem tour on Wed., Sept. 30 – probably by bus. This is an optional extra-curricular activity with an additional fee (to be announced) for those who are interested.
Salem, on the coast a few miles northeast of Boston, is known for the Salem Witch Trials during America’s early colonial period. In 1692-93, residents of the Puritan village and surrounding area were rocked by numerous accusations and persecutions of people suspected of malicious witchcraft (cruel spells and curses, strange abilities, unexplained maladies, etc.). In the widespread hysteria and paranoia, men and women were subjected to horrifying imprisonment, often-biased “guilty or innocent” trials, and severe physical tests to “prove” witchcraft. Twenty people – 14 of them women – received death sentences by hanging; 1 man was crushed by heavy stones. Additionally, 5 others (including 2 infants) died in prison.
LARA PARKER’s 2nd novel – “DS: The Salem Branch” – explores the chaotic and terrifying events through the eyes and life of “Miranda Duval,” LARA’s DS character as an early incarnation of Angelique in the 1692 flashback sequence. Lara extensively researched late 17th century life in the area and traveled to Salem in the course of writing the book.
Personally-autographed copies of the novel (and her other 3 DS novels – “Angelique’s Descent” (#1), “Wolf Moon Rising” (#2), and the latest and final book, “Heiress of Collinwood” (#4) – are now available directly from Lara:
Lara’s official website: laraparker.com
Or send a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to:
Lara Parker, P.O. Box 1254, Topanga, CA 90290
/**** BEFORE MARCH 31, 2017
To place your special rate deposit reservation for DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL AT SEA CRUISE – CANADA & NEW ENGLAND – OCT. 1-8, 201:7
PLEASE DIRECTLY CONTACT:
“DSF Cruise: Call 800-828-4813 to hold a cabin with a fully refundable deposit!”http://www.vbdusa.com/darkshadowscruise2017.html
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