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< < SOLD OUT FOR 2015

41st Annual Singing at Sea, February 16 - 21, 2015

Click on Ship for more information

For a free brochure, please call us ~ 828.497.2060
(Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern)

Please, please, please, NO CALLS AFTER 5 p.m. (Eastern)

2015 Performers Expected- Over 25 of your favorite groups - Lineup subject to change
The Perrys  ~ Kingdom Heirs ~ Primitive Quartet ~ Greater Vision ~ The Inspirations
Tribute Quartet ~ The Bowlings ~ Jeff & Sheri Easter ~ Gold City ~ Karen Peck & New River
Brian Free & Assurance ~ Soul'd Out ~ The Taylors ~ Mark Trammell Quartet ~ The Kingsmen
New Desire ~ Rochesters ~ The Browders ~ The Whisnants ~ LeFevre Quartet
Squire Parsons ~ The Browns ~ The Pfeifers ~ The Royalaires ~ Geraldine & Ricky
 Jerry Goff & Little Jan ~ Aaron Wilburn ~ Mark Bishop

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When Templeton Tours takes over a ship, they take over a ship.
The casinos and bars are closed;  the food is top of the line; the showroom entertainers are replaced
by some of the finest groups in Southern Gospel Music; and the Spirit is sweet.
No photos can capture the experience, but hopefully these will give you a little taste.
To really understand why we always look forward to the next year's cruise, join us on the

40th Annual Singing at Sea, February 16 - 21, 2015
Make your plans now to join all your favorite Southern Gospel Music groups
on February 16, 2015, at the port of Tampa, Florida.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

The following pics are from a previous Singing At Sea Cruise
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A View From The Stage
The Inspirations Sing
Finale: Gold City, Squire Parsons,
Inspirations & Dr. Jerry Goff
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Casino: 51 weeks a year
SGM: 1 Special Week!
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Did we mention laughter?
Tim Lovelace & Geraldine
Sheer entertainment!
(Itsa bird, itsa ???) LOL!
At the talent show on the way home. From the 'big band' era (Harry James)
to the Lord's master musician
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Our young friend sings
"It's Still The Blood"
A Pirate Galleon
Our ship at sea
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An Eco-safari jeep sidetrip
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Fellow Eco-safarians (that's Bill Nelson of the legendary Swanee River Boys & his wife on the second row)

Mariachi musicians
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the FOOD?!!!
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The Grand Gala
Midnight Buffet
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*Special thanks to my Eco-safari jeep buddy, and table mate, Ms. Lorelei Dekker of Fed-Ex in Memphis, Tennessee,
for many of the photos on this page. That's why you see only guys in the table photo above.
Gentlemen were seated on one side, and the ladies on the other.

 I got to drive the 4-wheel ragtop jeep, (in other words, play! LOL), and she was gracious enough to share copies
of her photos. Lorelei, hopefully I didn't scare you too badly with my driving.

    Imagine the luxury and comfort of vacationing on a leading resort, while at the same time enjoying great Southern Gospel music. Templeton Tours has chartered the entire Carnival Cruise Line Ship, ms Fascination, for this Christian cruise. The bars, casinos and slot machines are closed, and the ship's entertainers are replaced by THE BEST IN SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC. 

    The ms Paradise features beautiful lounges, spacious dining rooms, swimming pools, duty free shop, beauty salon and comfortable staterooms with onboard cable TV. Cruises are famous for spectacular meals, and the fare onboard the ms Fascination is no exception with full five-course dinners each evening plus a nightly midnight buffet. There are also daily buffets, room service, and 24-hour Pizza and ice cream. The ms Fascination offers a complete children's program with supervised activities for ages 2 - 15 each day. Kids enjoy treasure hunts, movies, video games, ice cream parties and even their own slide and wading pool.
    All this plus . . . Christian fellowship and Great Southern Gospel Music every day.

   The week is an invigorating way to relax and enjoy vacationing in a Christian atmosphere. Make your plans now to sail with us in 2015, as the Singing At Sea departs the port of Tampa, Florida on February 16, 2015.

Sponsored by TEMPLETON TOURS "The Leader in Christian Travel"

Gross Tonnage: 70,367 Length: 855 Feet Beam: 103 Feet Cruising Speed: 21 Knots
Guest Capacity: 2,052 (Double Occupancy) ~ Total Staff: 920 ~ Registry: Panama

   The main galley (that's kitchen to us landlubbers) is the very nerve-center of the food department. In this ship alone, over 1 1/2 (that's one and one half) million meals are prepared annually.
    Remember, passengers can literally get food 24/7. Catering on this grand scale requires a great deal of planning, preparation, man hours, and food.
    The provisions are purchased in the United States and are inspected and approved by the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
    The last photo (on the bottom right) was taken during a special tour of the truly  immaculate galley, where it seemed the floors were so clean, we could have literally eaten off them. In a printed handout supplied by Carnival Cruise Lines, we discovered some very interesting and amazing facts about the ship's Food Department.

8,000 pounds of beef (and that does include wonderful, perfectly prepared prime rib!)
5,000 pounds of poultry
5,000 pounds of fish and seafood (including lobster & caviar, no less)
3,000 pounds of pork
7,500 pounds of fruits and vegetables
4,500 pounds of flour
1,400 pounds of sugar
600 gallons of ice cream (not including the dairy mix for soft serve)
900 gallons of juices
1,200 gallons of milk
36,000 eggs

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2015 SINGING AT SEA  Feb. 16 - 21, 2015 ~ Tour# 50200

For more information or free Official Brochure & Registration Form, call 1.828.497.2060
Monday - Friday  10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Eastern)
Please ~ No calls after 5 p.m.





Upper Deck. Balcony, Whirlpool Tub.
SUITE with Balcony:
Verandah Deck. Queen Bed, Sofa Bed.
6D - SOLD OUT  . 
Empress Deck. Square Window
6C - SOLD OUT   
Upper Deck. Square Window
Main Deck. Square Window
Riviera Deck. Square Window
Upper, Main or Riviera Deck. Portholes
4E  - SOLD OUT .    
Verandah Deck.
Empress Deck.
4C - SOLD OUT   
Upper Deck.
Main Deck.
4A  - SOLD OUT  
Riviera Deck.
1A - SOLD OUT   
Upper, Empress Decks.
Upper/Lower beds.


     Third or fourth adult in a cabin  $395* per person.
     Children 15 years and younger  $0* per person
     (* When rooming with two full-paying adults.)
     Gratuities, Port and Fuel Charges of $195 per person will be added to your statement.

        (Category 6A - 6D) (Category 4A - 4D)
Note: Cabins in categories 4A-8D have two twin beds that can be combined to form a king-size bed.
         Some cabins can accommodate third & fourth passengers.
         Cruises are priced per person, cruise only, from Tampa, FL.
         Templeton Tours can arrange round-trip airfare, hotel rooms in Jacksonville, as well as round trip bus transportation
         from the hotel or airport to the ship.
         Additional charge for single occupancy in category 1A - 6D cabins is $795.

Immigration: All U.S. passengers are required to present proof of citizenship in the form of a valid passport, or a certified copy of a birth certificate along with a government issued photo ID such as a driver's license. For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov. Passengers denied boarding are not eligible for a refund. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details

Deposit Requirements: A Deposit of $200 per person is required to reserve your category. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure (December 5, 2013). Payment can be made by personal check or money order. Credit card payments will only be accepted for the full price of the cruise fare at the time of booking. Cabin number will be assigned when full payment is received.

Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellation requests must be addressed to Templeton Tours in writing. Cancellation fees will be charged as follows:
- $95 per person administrative fee when canceled more than 60 days before sailing.
- 25% of cruise fare when canceled 60-30 days before sailing.
- 50% of cruise fare when canceled 29-15 days before sailing.
- No refund for no-shows or when canceled within 14 days before sailing.
Airline ticket cancellation is subject to the cancellation policy of the specific airline.
In most cases tickets are non-refundable.
Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.
A Cancellation Waiver from TTI will be offered with the confirmation of your booking.

Embarkation: The Fascination sails from Jacksonville, Florida at 4:00 PM on Monday, February 3, 2014. Embarkation begins at 12:30PM. Passengers must be on board no later than 90 minutes before sailing. Disembarkation: The Fascination returns to Jacksonville, Florida at 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Passengers must be on board no later than 90 minutes before sailing.

Disembarkation: The Fascination returns to Jacksonville, Florida at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Allow 1 - 2 hours for disembarkation, customs and immigration formalities

Passage Contract: The attention of the passengers is specifically directed to conditions of transportation set forth in the passage contract of the ticket of Carnival Cruise Line General Sales Agents and Operators.

Accommodations: Prices are from Jacksonville, FL based on two full-paying passengers per cabin.
Third and/or Fourth adults in a cabin with two full-paying passengers pay $695 each.
Children (through age 15) in a cabin with two full-paying passengers pay $285 each.
Additional charge for single occupancy in category 1A - 6D cabins is $795.
Balcony cabins in categories 8B - 12 is 200% of the brochure price

Fare Inclusive: Your cruise rate includes ocean transportation, accommodations, service and meals, using the ship as your hotel. It does not include optional shore excursions, nor port charges and gratuities.
Gratuities, Port & Fuel Charges: All passengers must pay $195.00 gratuities, port charges, and fuel charges regardless of age. Gratuities are prepaid to your cabin steward, waiter, busboy, and Maitre'd. Port Charges are comprised of U.S. Customs Fees, International Departure Taxes, and Non-Commissionable cruise line charges. Fuel surcharges are subject to change, and Templeton Tours reserves the right to pass along increases in fuel surcharges imposed by the cruise line. This charge will be included on your statement from Templeton Tours.
Advanced or Delayed Sailings: In the event of strike, lockouts, riots or stoppage of labor from whatever causes, or for any other reason whatsoever beyond the control of the cruise line, the cruise line in its sole discretion may cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled sailing or call at any port and may, but is not obligated to, substitute another vessel, and shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to passengers by reason of such cancellation, advancement, postponement, or substitution.
Medical Needs/Pregnancy/Infants: Any passenger with a medical condition requiring special equipment (CPAP, oxygen, wheelchairs, scooters, etc..) or assistance on board must notify Templeton Tours at the time of booking in order to determine whether or not the cruise line can accommodate your needs. Passengers requiring the use of a wheelchair must be accommodated in staterooms designated as handicapped accessible. Call 1-800-334-2630 to request a Special Requirements Form at least 30 days prior to the cruise. Carnival Cruise Lines will not accept reservations for infants less than 6 months on the date of sailing, or women who will be 24 or more weeks pregnant prior to the conclusion of the cruise.

Baggage Allowance: 200 pounds of personal baggage per person.

Baggage Liability: Liability for loss or damage to personal baggage in connection with the vessel shall be limited according to the Cruise Ticket Provisions. Liability for loss or damage to baggage in connection with air, rental car, motorcoach, hotel and ground transfers shall be the responsibility of the provider of such services and in accordance with applicable limitations.

Responsibility: Carnival Cruise Line and Templeton Tours Inc. expressly disclaim any responsibility for personal injury or property damage arising out of the acts or negligence of any air carrier, hotel, or any other person rendering any of the services offered in addition to the ship's cruise and shall not be responsible for any damage or inconvenience caused by late air, car or motorcoach arrivals nor for loss or damage to baggage, automobiles or other property of the passenger occurring off the vessel. Carnival Cruise Line and Templeton Tours, Inc will not be responsible for any damages occasioned from any cause whatsoever other than responsibilities arising out of being the wholesaler, nor for any damage or inconvenience caused by late air, car, or motorcoach arrivals, cruise cancellations or delays in departure or return, nor for loss or damage to baggage or any article belonging to the passenger occurring other than by reason of negligence on our part. Loss or damage to baggage while boarding or disembarking must be reported to either the Purser's Office or to Carnival Cruise Line personnel prior to leaving the U.S. Customs area. Passengers must file an Irregularity Report prior to leaving these areas. Carnival Cruise Line and Templeton Tours, Inc will not be responsible for any damage or loss which is not duly reported as stated above. Templeton Tours reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to refuse passage to any passenger who may require assistance beyond that which they are able to provide.


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