Friday, June 19, 2009

Ghosthunting in swanky style

Ghosthunters often expect to be subject to the vagaries of the elements and the uncertain structure of the sometimes-abandoned buildings that they haunt. Not so those who attend the upcoming New England Ghosthunting Cruise! Sounds like fun, and the pricetag isn't marked too high, for those who have several hundred to throw at a mini-getaway this fall. (Check out the crazy photo of the 10-story Centrum lobby of the Jewel of the Sea, which the cruise is being held aboard!) Read on...
Great Deals on a Ghost Hunter Cruise ... as You Enjoy Spectacular New England Fall Foliage!
By Darlene Perrone

On Oct 17, 2009, through the combined efforts of Mark Nesbitt and The Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours, Travel Virginia Magazine, Cruise Holidays of Alexandria, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, history and paranormal enthusiasts will have the opportunity to embark on a Historic Ghost Hunter Cruise on the Jewel of the Seas, Oct.17-Oct. 22 while enjoying the spectacular New England Fall Foliage!

Mark Nesbitt, one of the nation’s leading paranormal investigators, internationally acclaimed author, historian, and ghost tour expert, will be serving as the Ghost-Host on this voyage. Saturday, Oct 17, guest will depart on a 5 day cruise up the historic, haunted, New England and Canadian coast. Ports of call include Portland, Maine; Halifax, Canada; and Bar Harbor, Maine. At each Port of Call, the group will have the option of taking pre-arranged onshore ghost tours of the local towns, lighthouses, graveyards, etc.

While onboard, they will be thrilled and chilled during presentations and demonstrations as Mark takes them through some of his many encounters and experiences. The group will also have the chance to learn how ghost hunting equipment is used... and try it themselves. For those interested in the Civil War, this cruise will also offer the opportunity to talk with Mark about his years of research, his books, philosophies... and why he thinks some of those who were there, still walk among us!

Once back in Boston, they can extend the trip with an overnight stay at the beautiful historic Park Plaza Hotel. While in Boston, where they will experience a guided Trolley Tour of the historic haunts of Boston, with its legends of Lizzy Borden and the Boston Strangler.

About the Ship
Jewel of the Seas is one of the newer ships on Royal Caribbean. It boasts the 'ultimate' cruise experience, offering incredible ocean views from the 10 story, glass constructed Centrum, and glass elevators facing the sea. It is more spacious. It also boasts highest percentage of outside cabins in the Royal Caribbean fleet. In addition, the ship offers:
Rock-climbing wall
Portofino Italian Restaurant
Chops Grille
LattĂ©-tudes,SM a specialty coffee house featuring Seattle's Best Coffee®
Seaview Café
Themed bars and lounges
Casino RoyaleSM
The Colony Club, a unique British colonial-style lounge with self-leveling pool tables
Beautiful indoor Solarium
Indoor/outdoor country club with golf simulator
Adventure Ocean® youth facilities
Day Spa and Fitness Center
Sports court with basketball/volleyball court

About Mark Nesbitt
Mark Nesbitt is a former National Park Service Ranger/Historian. He started his own research and writing company in 1977. Nesbitt started the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours® in 1994. In addition to his “Ghosts of Gettysburg” book series, his stories have been seen/heard on The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Coast to Coast AM and numerous local television programs and specials. Mark and the Ghosts of Gettysburg Investigative Team were featured in The Travel Channel’s Mysterious Journeys: The Ghosts of Gettysburg. Mark also owns and operates the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours in Fredericksburg, VA.

About the Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located 3 Miles from Logan International Airport with all public transportation at its front door.

This beautiful hotel, built in 1927, is a Member of Historic Hotels of America. At one time, it was called a "city within a city". Now, it boasts some of Boston's most famous restaurants and lounges, including Todd English's Bonfire Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant and Smith & Wollensky's Steakhouse located in The Castle at Park Plaza. Guests who enter this grand hotel step into its palatial lobby and can easily appreciate its historic charm and grandeur.

Prices for this particular cruise are incredibly affordable, starting at a mere $514.39pp for an inside stateroom, $664.39 for an ocean view stateroom and only $794.39 for a stateroom with a balcony!

For more information on how to book this cruise, follow this link -

Photos from Destination Travel Magazine

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