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#1
Atascocita, Texas
4,808 Posts
Joined May 2003
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/042...boatsinks.html

I have to re-read this because it says..

Harbourside TX,...maybe thats because she is atually in the Harbour,but it definitly says.
The lovely Stacia Leigh is under water.

RCI-Rhapsody- 2003
RCI-Rhapsody- 2004
until the return to the Rhapsody of the Seas



[This message was edited by brn2crz on 04-25-04 at 10:52 AM.]
#2
Louisiana
239 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
Too bad about that!!! It was just featured in the latest edition of Discover Magazine... Bummer!

Article didn't say if anyone was aboard when it sank... Anybody know???
#3
Atascocita, Texas
4,808 Posts
Joined May 2003
My quess is being a Sat,before 2 ships sailing on Sunday,there was someone on board.
I remember reading a post last week about someone who had stayed there,who had water seeping into there room.I cant remember who,or when it was.

RCI-Rhapsody- 2003
RCI-Rhapsody- 2004
until the return to the Rhapsody of the Seas


#4
Simpsonville, South Carolina
8,815 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
brn2crz - Hi. We may be sailing on the Rhapsody in May, and was wondering if you could recommend a city to stay in outside of Galveston. I would probably book through priceline. Thanks. On our last 2 sailings out of Galveston we stayed in Clearwater(priceline) one time, and at the Hotel Galvez the other time. The Hotel Galvez(website booking) is showing no rooms available for my time frame. Thanks again.

Marie


Marie

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#5
Atascocita, Texas
4,808 Posts
Joined May 2003
I am not sure where Clearwater is..
Do you mean ClearLAke??
There are severa on Bay Area blvd that give you easy I-45 access.I will have to get back to you on their names,one is Hampton Inn..You could do a CLearLAke Area search...
I am currently recommemding the Days Inn & SUites IN Dickinson,it is right on 45,20 min from the port,has a JAck in the Box,McDonalds,
BK Sonic right there for breakdfast..
I am running out the door,but I will sending some links this evening....
Also,for a very expensive,but great place

RCI-Rhapsody- 2003
RCI-Rhapsody- 2004
until the return to the Rhapsody of the Seas


#6
Simpsonville, South Carolina
8,815 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Yes, it was Clearlake..sorry, guess I was thinking of Clearwater, Florida, LOL .

I appreciate the information. If we book the cruise, I am "thinking" we will priceline a room for Houston North. It's a long drive from OKC, so we will be ready to stop, and won't mind the hour and a half the next day. Thanks again!

Marie

HAL - MAASDAM - June 2004/Canada/New England
RCI - Mariner of the Seas,
Sept 2004(CC Group Cruise)

Carnival Miracle -February 2005
RCI Majesty of the Seas - Spring Break, March 2005
Celebrity Mercury, April 2005
#7
Corsicana, Texas USA
27 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
If you're going to be staying on the North side of Houston, you might try stopping in Huntsville or Conroe since I'm guessing you're coming down I-45. Huntsville should have some decent hotels because Sam Houston State U. is there (and also the prison but somehow I doubt you'll be interested in touring that). Huntsville has a couple of Mexican Restaurants and a Chili's, and the usual fast food joints.

If you want to be in a little closer to town. There are plenty of hotels along 45 and any and every kind of eatery you can imagine.
#8
Liberty, Texas
1,075 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
This story is on the news this morning in Houston. Pretty sad.

Sophie
Counting down the days till we sail the Rhapsody! 12-5-04
#10
Atascocita, Texas
4,808 Posts
Joined May 2003
I would too caitlin,but most are not willing to spend 200 pre-cruise,for a room...Nor would I..
I wonder if you get amuesment passes or anything??I know they provide parking to cruisers out of the POH,wonder about Galveston?

RCI-Rhapsody- 2003
RCI-Rhapsody- 2004
until the return to the Rhapsody of the Seas


#11
San Antonio, Texas
1,542 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
OH MY GOSH!!!
We stayed on the Stacia-Leigh last weekend, before our cruise on Rhapsody!

It was really nice actually. We had a small but comfortable room. The housekeeper showed us all of the rooms and I didn't see any problems with them.

Ann

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