Sea History 117 - Winter 2006-2007

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A tropical paradise awaits you aboard the legendary Queen Mary 2. Explore the sunny islands in unparalleled style. Calypso across the grandest ballroom afloat. Stroll white sandy beaches under the shade of swaying palms.

After strolling the charming colonial streets and shops of Basseterre, St. Kitts , take a drive to Brimstone Hill Fort. Its impressive co lonial construction is truly one of the wonders of the Caribbean.

NMHS members are eligible for special group rates starting at $1,471 on her 10 April 2007 8-day cruise , round trip from New York to the Caribbean .

Ivory sands, aquamarine seas , and a gracious welcome await you on Tortola. Road Town , the capital of the British Virgin Islands , will put you at ease with its genteel atmosphere.

We sail from New York for the beautiful islands of St. Thomas , St. Kitts and Tortola , with four full days at sea , returning to New York on Wednesday, 18 April. With its sparkling beach resorts and bustling duty-free treasure shops , Charlotte Amalie , St. Thomas , is a picture-perfect paradise. For quieter pleasures , take the ferry to the neighboring island of St. John .

Special events we have planned for NMHS members include a presentation on "Tall Ships into the Twenty-First Century" by Burchenal Green, President of NMHS , and a showing and discussion of "Ghosts of Cape Horn ," a film Walter Cronkite calls "... the true wine from man 's greatest sea adventure, the endeavor to get round Cape Horn under sail. "

Above all you can enjoy the special magic of the Caribbean , the ports of St. Thomas, St. Kitts and Tortola. You can join us as we explore our maritime heritage together , or relax in the splendor of this great ship. You can do it all or do nothing . Don 't miss the boat. Reserve early to receive the accommodation of your choice. ITINERARY DAY 1 2-3 4 5 6 7-8 9

PORT New York, New York Cruising the Atlantic Ocean Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Basseterre, St. Kitts Road Town, Tortola Cruising the Atlantic Ocean New York, New York

To find out more about our special discounted rates for NMHS members, call Pauline Power at Pisa Brothers Travel, (212) 265-8420 or (800) 729-7472, or e-mail

Celebrate our maritime heritage this holiday season with NMHS greeting cards Created by distinguished marine artist William G. Muller, these three greeting cards capture the romance of a bygone era- and help support the work ofNMHS. Greeting on CD l-CD2 reads "With every good wish for peace and good will for the Holidays and throughout the coming year." CD3 reads "Merry Christmas and best wishes for the coming New Year." Also available as blank note cards. Box of 10: $14.95, or $13.46 for NMHS members. Add $4 s/h for one box and $2 for each additional box. Please indicate your choice of card and specify holiday greeting or blank cards.

NEW for 2006: CD I- The 142' Kaleen steam rugboar works through squall-roughened seas off Montauk Paine in 1948.

coz___.on the Rondour Creek on a winter night in 1923, the

C03-The Alex Gibson leaves New York for Sa n Francisco

shifter tugboat Rob chuffi our with a canal barge of Christmas trees.

on a winter's day in the 1890s.

Order by calling 1-800-221-NMHS (6647), ext. 0 or mail in your order to NMHS, PO Box 68, Peekskill, NY 10566 and enclose your check made out to "NMHS." Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.