Still time to join WND’s next Caribbean adventure

By WND Staff

Good news! There’s still time to sign up for WorldNetDaily’s upcoming January 2009 cruise adventure through the Western Caribbean!

If you like the idea of getting a break from January’s cold, wintry weather, and would prefer the 80-something tropical wonderland of the Western Caribbean, considering joining Joseph and Elizabeth Farah, Jerome Corsi, Aaron Klein, David Kupelian and other key members of the WorldNetDaily team on a spectacular and memorable cruise adventure this January.

Not only will you have one of the most amazing and stimulating vacations of your life, you’ll also enjoy hanging out with and getting to know some of your favorite WorldNetDaily personalities, as well as other like-minded WND cruisers. Fortunately, going on a cruise with WND is surprisingly affordable – something we’ve taken pains to ensure. And as a special thank-you for joining us, we’ll be sending three awesome gifts, worth $250.00, to all who “come on board” during this special limited-time offer. (Details below.)

First WND cruise declared ‘splashing success’

Our first cruise, this past January, was by all accounts a truly wonderful experience for everyone involved. WND readers came from every corner of America (and our Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein flew in from Israel!) to cruise together in the warm Eastern Caribbean for seven days. While exploring exotic islands, boating, swimming and snorkeling in pristine waters, enjoying gorgeous weather, and five-star service and food throughout – you get the picture – we also made lasting friendships, shared knowledge and insight, and strategized together how best to make America once again a “shining city on a hill.”

That cruise drew a total of 108 participants who sailed together more than 2,200 nautical miles through the blue and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, with additional stops at Grand Turk, Tortola and St. Maarten.

Bernie Schultz of Annapolis, Md., takes a break from her cycling and snorkeling excursions to sample the powdery sand at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas

One of those WND cruisers was Bernie Schultz, a realtor from Annapolis, Md., who exclaimed, “This is just absolutely gorgeous!” as she scoped out the land and seascapes during a bike tour of the Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay.

The week was filled with numerous surprises, including an on-the-beach marriage proposal and acceptance on the island of St. Maarten. WND fan Christopher Montesano, 34, of Parsippany, N.J., popped the question to his girlfriend, 25-year-old Renelita Castillo of Newburgh, N.Y., who said she had no idea she’d get engaged during the trip.

Christopher Montesano, 34, of Parsippany, N.J., became engaged to Renelita Castillo, 25, aboard the WND cruise

“I was hoping that he’d ask me at some point,” she later indicated.

Another WND reader, Mike Baugher of Yakima, Wash., stunned hundreds of fellow cruisers on Holland America’s M.S. Westerdam ship by trouncing all contestants to win the on-board “American Idol”-style singing competition.

Baugher, 66, went head to head against half a dozen much younger pop-star wannabes as he sang a karaoke version of Jim Reeves’ 1960s-era hit, “Put Your Sweet Lips.”

What appeared to clinch the competition for Baugher was his strange use of his own bare hand as sort of a singing sock puppet, as he opened and closed his fingers in a rapid-fire motion.

Mike Baugher and his wife, Judy, laugh about how he used his hand as a prop to win the ‘American Idol’-style singing competion at sea

The hand gesture perplexed the judges, one of whom was a British sound-alike of Fox TV’s own Simon Cowell. The audience, however, laughed in delight, with many mimicking the hand chatter every time Baugher began flapping his fingers.

Meanwhile, WND’s Aaron Klein nearly won a push-up contest on Grand Turk. The interesting part of the event was that a buxom woman was riding the back of each contestant to make the push-ups more difficult.

WND’s Aaron Klein finished in 2nd place in a not-so-traditional push-up contest on the island of Grand Turk

Klein was able to do 10 push-ups with his female passenger, and was leading the competition until the second-to-last participant was able to do 15.

Throughout the cruise, many WND readers explained how the news site has had profound impacts on their personal lives since its inception a decade ago.

For instance, Robert and Jennifer Blount of Skaneateles, N.Y., said they pulled all three of their children out of government schools and opted to homeschool them based directly on WND news stories and commentaries.

Jennifer and Robert Blount of Skaneateles, N.Y.

“Joseph Farah and David Kupelian really convicted us when we started reading WND,” Robert Blount said. “It was the positiveness of, ‘You can do this.’ I was afraid I was going to screw up my kids. But it changed our lives.”

Readers were treated to several broadcasts of the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show, which was recorded and edited aboard the Westerdam. Cruisers were able to participate by posing questions to Liddy and his panel of guests.

G. Gordon Liddy hosting his radio program from the Caribbean Sea aboard Holland America’s M.S. Westerdam

Dick and Madge Fritzler of Las Vegas enjoy dessert with G. Gordon Liddy

They also heard formal speeches and informal discussions with WND’s news staff, who proffered their own ideas on how to help “take America back” in the coming decade.

Joseph Farah introducing guest speakers

This January’s WND Western Caribbean adventure


This coming January, while cruising through the Western Caribbean (with stops in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and the Florida keys), WND’s theme will be “America: The Next Four Years” – since it will take place just a couple of weeks before the 42nd president of the United States is inaugurated. Whoever wins, January 2009 will usher in a new era in American history – a time of great danger, but also incredible opportunity.

Clearly we’re facing tumultuous times, with multiple threats to our security, our culture, our sovereignty and our economy – all of which will affect each and every American family.

Yet troubled times always create opportunities as well – and the next four years will unquestionably present many ways individuals and families can grow and thrive, just as it will suggest new, creative and powerful ways to restore freedom to a nation God has so richly blessed in the past. We plan to peer into the future – “The Next Four Years” – and to thoroughly explore the opportunities to fight and win the battles for America’s soul and security.

Amazing destinations

In the run-up to WND’s last cruise, we ran out of cabins and some people unfortunately had to be turned away. To avoid a recurrence, why not make your reservations now? If you do so before Thursday, you’ll not only get the best selection of cabins, but also some very valuable bonuses as a thank-you from WND. And we think you’ll be surprised to see how affordable our cruise is, in this era of high gas and food and travel prices.

On WND’s January 2009 seven-day adventure, cruisers will board Holland America Lines’ luxury cruise ship the M.S. Veendam for a memorable trip to key western Caribbean destinations, with another island hop to Key West. Specifically, we’ll start out in:

  • Tampa, Fla. – A university town at heart, Tampa has myriad attractions: the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus, John Ringling; the king of the jungle at Busch Gardens; the antique village of Ybor Square; the enchanting Sunken Gardens and much more. Next, a seafaring jaunt down to:

    Key West
  • Key West, Fla. – Climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of Key West – a distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean. In town, you’ll see Ernest Hemingway’s home, Audubon House, and the “Little White House” where President Truman took his working vacations. Then it’s full steam toward the equator, stopping first at:
  • Belize: The capital city of a nation that has devoted 40 percent of its land to parks and natural reserves, Belize brings a gorgeous landscape and friendly people to the Caribbean coast. The land boasts a spectacular variety of natural features, from wildlife-packed tropical forests to a coastline teeming with fish sure to delight anglers and snorkelers. The next day, we’ll anchor on the gorgeous coast of:
  • Guatemala – Not to be missed is Quirigua National Park, where intricately carved stellae and zoomorphisms conceal the mysteries of a lost world. Santo Tomas de Castilla is your portal to fabulous Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Honduras. In Tikal, the plaza with seven great stone temples is hidden in the jungle; and at Copan you can see the “Paris of the Mayan world. Next day, we head north for:

    Costa Maya
  • Costa Maya, Mexico – The port near Costa Maya is one of the newest jewels of the Mexican Caribbean. This recently developed and unspoiled land is a wonderful starting point to explore the white beaches of Mayan Coast, the incredible, warm Caribbean waters of the Great Maya Reef, and the mysterious, surrounding sacred cities featuring ancient ruins.

As all of these exotic locales are in tropical latitudes, and their climate tempered by the Gulf Stream and trade winds, they tend to stay between the 70s and 80s all year long.

Join us – and receive these awesome gifts

If all this sounds like the makings of a great vacation – combining fun, relaxation and the pursuit of truth – please register now to claim the best accommodations as well as some fantastic bonuses.

To say “thank-you” for joining us on the WND cruise, for a limited time we’ll send every new cruiser the following FREE gifts:

1. A one-year subscription to our elite monthly Whistleblower magazine, a $49.95 value! Many readers consider Whistleblower simply the world’s best news magazine. (If you already subscribe, we’ll extend your current subscription by an extra year.)

2. A one-year subscription to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, our acclaimed online intelligence newsletter, a $99 value! When it comes to danger in the world’s hot spots, count on G2 to be well ahead of the mainstream news curve. (Already subscribe? We’ll extend your G2 sub by an extra year.)

3. A one-year subscription to Jerome Corsi’s RED ALERT, aimed at providing global economic insight, with focus on U.S. economic markets. RED ALERT presents information and basic guidance to subscribers who are seeking not only to survive economically the next four years, but hopefully to come out ahead. (Already subscribe? We’ll extend your RED ALERT sub by an extra year.)

By the way, besides being the author of the hottest book in the country right now, “The Obama Nation,” Jerome Corsi is also an expert on economics and personal finance, and will freely share his insights – both in group sessions and one-on-one – with cruisers in January.

Together, Whistleblower, G2 and RED ALERT will keep you powerfully informed during turbulent times – and getting all three FREE will save you $247.95! (One set of these three gifts per cruise family.)

Need more information about WND’s 2009 Caribbean Excursion? Get answers to all your questions from our partners at Sovereign Cruises. Or call them toll-free at 1-877-768-2784, ext. 105. But do it soon, because time is running out.

So join WND this coming January for the time of your life. You’ll be glad you did.