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Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 Singing at Sea in Review!





Have you noticed that the Singing at Sea Cruise changed cruise lines?  After sailing under Carnival for many years, Templeton Tours booked their February cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship…and we want to tell you all about it!  

Over Valentines week, we climbed aboard the Enchantment of the Seas and headed to the Bahamas with 2,458 Gospel Music Fans.  Though we enjoyed new experiences on Royal Caribbean, the main aspects of Singing at Sea that fans have grown to love over the past 40+ years have remained unchanged.  The bars and casinos were closed, twenty-four hour ice cream was available on the Lido Deck along with midnight buffets and Gospel Music all day long! 

Here are a few of the things that were unique to the Royal Caribbean line that we feel you and your family would enjoy…

Rock Climbing Wall – If you’re traveling with your kids or grandchildren, they may like to take a climb on the rock wall on the back of the ship.  As you can see from the photo, Nick enjoyed a climb himself!  (Remember that kids 15 years and younger sail free, when rooming with two full-paying adults.  Port fees do apply.)



Movie Theater on the Pool Deck – Tuesday night, folks on the Pool Deck sat under the stars and watched the new Christian film “Risen,” on the movie theater screen.



Comfortable Seating in the Large Theater – We heard from folks like you that the seating in the large auditorium, Orphium Theater, was more comfortable than on previous ships.  This made it possible for you to enjoy more groups in the same theater longer!   


         
Now, you may be wondering…what about next year’s cruise?  Good news!  Templeton Tours has reserved Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas for February 12-17, 2018…and the ship’s accommodations and itinerary will be even more enjoyable!  We’ll be departing from Tampa, Florida on a five night cruise to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.  Cozumel is a cruiser favorite among Gospel Music Fans.  With great Mexican food, beaches and shopping – everyone will find something they enjoy on Mexico’s largest island.  In addition, our stop in Key West has special significance.  After 43 years of sailing the seas, this cruise will be the first time Singing at Sea has ever stopped in Key West!  After asking around the bus, we’ve discovered that Nick, Randy, Blake nor I have been to Key West either…which is going to make this an extra special trip!  If you’ve not been to this Florida Key, or would like to return, we want to be the first to invite you on the 2018 Singing at Sea – MTQ would be honored to be your host group.    
           
There’s no substitute for an all-Christian cruise!  If you’re wondering if you could afford a cruise like this, I invite you to look at our cruise page and take a look at the suggested savings it would require per week to make budget for this cruise.  

A few items of interest...
  
On our cruise page, you will find information about the ports of call, itinerary, the ship we’ll be sailing on and a list of the sights you can see during our cruise.  View our cruise page here ---> 2018 Cruise Page
         
Browse through our photo album from this year’s Singing at Sea Cruise here ---> Photo Album

 

Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Singing News Fan Awards - Voting Begins Today!


Are you a subscriber to the Singing News Magazine?  Then you might have been looking for this announcement - voting begins online today for the 2017 Fan Awards! 

To vote online, click the link below to sign in to the Singing News Website.  To sign in, look at the address sticker on your current issue of the magazine for your customer number.  Your number will be on the right side of the sticker on the same line as your name and will read "CUST #."  Enter that number on the website and you're good to go!

To vote, click here ---> http://singingnews.com/fanawards/ 

If you prefer to fill out the ballot and send it through the mail, just keep an eye on your mailbox for the March issue...it will be coming soon!   

We would be honored if you would consider MTQ in the following categories...





Favorite Album - Full Sail
Favorite Song - Already In Canaanland
Favorite Artist - Mark Trammell Qt.
Favorite Traditional Quartet - Mark Trammell Qt.
Favorite Tenor - Blake Buffin
Favorite Lead - Nick Trammell
Favorite Baritone - Mark Trammell
Favorite Bass - Randy Byrd