Farm Bureau cruise scheduled for next year

The Fifth Annual Ohio Farm Bureau South Region Member Only Cruise will take place Dec. 9-15, 2012. Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Freedom” will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and head toward the beautiful Western Caribbean.

On this six-day cruise, guests can enjoy three distinctly different island experiences – Key West, Florida; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica – each of which offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities, along with a variety of “fun in the sun” activities, including magnificent beaches and water sports.

Spanning a length of 952 feet, Carnival Freedom offers a variety of on-board amenities and facilities: a 14,500-square-foot health and wellness facility, a jogging track, a duty-free shopping mall, full casino gambling, a 12’x22′ jumbo-sized LED screen with a crystal-clear picture and a 70,000-watt, easy-to-hear sound system and 22 lounges and bars, including a multi-level theater showcasing lavish revues.

Dining options include two two-level main dining rooms offering extensive menus and wine lists, a 1,200-seat poolside eatery with full breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and a 24-hour pizzeria, and an elegant reservations-only supper club.

Family friendly amenities include children’s programs for three different age groups – “Camp Carnival” for kids ages 2-11, “Circle C” for ’tweens, and “Club O2” for older teens – with facilities and activities for each.

The price of the cruise is as low as $472 per person and includes all fees and taxes. Onboard gratuities will be an additional $60 per person. Book your cabin by Jan. 1, 2012 and receive a 475 onboard credit per stateroom.

Contact Clermont Cruise and Travel (Dan and Kim Horgan) at (513) 826-1949, (toll free 1-888-49-CRUISE), or to book or if you need more information.

This cruise is for Farm Bureau members only and the members will be responsible for all costs of the cruise. Not a member? No, problem, Farm Bureau membership is open to everyone. You don’t have to be a farmer to join Farm Bureau. To join contact your local Farm Bureau at (937) 378-2212 or (888) 378-2212 or visit to join online.