The WWF Wrestle Vessel
The WWF Wrestle Vessel
Claudia Reiff, a realtor from Florida, sent me an e-mail and mentioned that she was a guest on the WWF's Wrestle Vessel. I was curious as to what it was all about so I sent her a couple questions for her to answer and she said I could post her answers here. As a way to thank her for taking the time to do this, if you are in the market for real estate in the Aventura, FL area and need an agent, please check out her web page and give her a call.
- What were the basics, i.e. the price, length of cruise, and where it went? I won the cruise courtesy of the WWF sponsored Cable T.V. Pay-Per-View Watchers, so I cannot give you an exact price, but a cruise like this usually runs in the area of $1000.00 per person (not including airfare). It was five day cruise, left on a Monday afternoon, returning Friday Morning. It went to Key West, FL, and Cozumel, Mexico.
- How many people were guests on the cruise? The boat was a sell out at 2200 people, however, only 300 of those were the "elite group of the WWF Wrestle Vessel Party". 98% of the 300 were paying customers, a couple people like myself did win it from a contest.
- Which wrestlers were there? Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Chyna, Bret and Owen Hart, Marc Mero and Sable, Golddust and Marlena, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross, Sunny and Chris Candido, Stu and Helen Hart.
- Did the wrestlers do excursions with the regular people? Did they blend in with everyone else? Yes, the wrestlers did do shore excursions with the regular people, but kept to their own group/families....yes, they did blend in with everyone else...they were almost like one of us.
- What formal events were there? Autograph signing session, volleyball game, group photo session, private cocktail party with the wrestlers, watching the taped video of Monday Night Raw from San Antonio.
- Were the wrestlers out of character the entire cruise, i.e. did Steve Austin drop his Stone Cold persona? Yes, the wrestlers were mostly out of character, they were just normal everyday people, but did drop back into character for the photo session....yes, Steve Austin did drop his persona and was as friendly as could be, but during the photo session, he was STONE COLD!
- Did the wrestlers keep to themselves, or did they sit with the fans for meals? The wrestlers did keep to themselves and with their families, but never turned down an autograph seeker or a picture taker. They were more than willing to do both when asked. They enjoyed being with their fans, but people knew when to leave them alone.
The wrestlers did not sit with fans at their tables, the wrestlers tables were made up of all wrestlers, wifes, kids, family, WWF staff members, but their tables were next to regular tables of cruisegoers, so fans were sitting at the next table. My table was next to where Marc Mero, Sable, their daughter, Sunny, Chris Candido, Jim Ross, and his wife were sitting.
- The big question...was it fun? The cruise was great, the people were great, it was just one big five day party and you can bet your bottom dollar that I will book the cruise for next year I had so much fun. The WWF knows how to show their fans a good time!
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