Thursday, April 11, 2013

Red Herring - superspy mystery weekend

Cold War - Hot Spies

Something's fishy in the world of international espionage

Intrigue abounds when the world's top spies converge aboard a luxury oceanliner in search of microfilm stolen from the UN. Join the super sophisticated set Aug 9-11 on the opulent Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA in the race to solve this case riddled with double agents, double talk and the occasional double entendre. You're sure to be stirred and possibly shaken

Our weekend includes 3 options for participation: 
  • 3rd class - Play it cool as a casual observe at our dangerous dinner on Saturday night - price starts at $60
  • 2nd class - Go deeper into the story with opportunities to drop & divulge clues. This level includes a clue & cocktail party before Saturday's dinner, accommodations Saturday night, and the ship's internationally famous brunch with backstory resolution Sunday morning - price starts at $265
  • 1st class - Go deeper undercover with additional clues and character interaction. Includes 2nd degree activities plus opportunities to play key parts in the story's unfoldment, an hors d'oeuvres & scandals reception Friday night, accommodations Friday night, and a backstory breakfast Saturday morning - price starts at $380
Optional extras in pale italics, *indicates additional fee. (See cost breakdown near bottom of page.)

Fri 08/09 (1st class guests welcome)
  • 3pm - Check-in at our floating resort for the weekend, The Queen Mary 
  • 8pm - Who's who & what do they want - Get acquainted with your fellow upper crust passengers, over hearty hor s'oeuvres on deck. Here you'll get your first taste, not only of luxury, but of what goes on behind the scenes and where personal loyalties lay. Not everyone is as they seem
  • 9pm - On the QT - Be the first to intercept secret communiques from the opposing super powers vying for control of the microfilm

Sat 08/10 
  • 9am - They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Join us at the Promenade Cafe for a repast that may prove very enlightening. (1st class guests welcome)
  • 10am-6pm - Free time Options - While away your day with any number of activities. We've suggested an option or two for those 1st class guests determined to stay a step ahead of the cutthroat competition  
    • Self-guided audio tours available 10am-5:30pm 
    • Tour the adjoining *Scorpion Submarine... if you dare $12 (See welcome packet for details)
    • 3-4:30pm - In the tradition of MI6, join us for *afternoon tea in the ship's elegant new tea room
    • Avail yourself of the ship's spa services,  fitness center and boutique shopping
    • Or just enjoy some relaxing quiet time    
  • 5-5:30pm - Crack the Code - Learn the basics of Morse Code, once the standard of stealthy communication
  • 6-7pm - Poker Face - What would a sophisticated spy story be without a high stakes poker game? Test your coolness and composure as you bet obscene amounts of cash and possessions in the most ridiculous card game afloat
  • 6:30-7:30pm - Killer cocktails, conversation.. and clues on deck (1st & 2nd class guests welcome)
  • 7:30pm - Double-edged dining - the weekend's main event. It's spy versus spy when all involved face off in a last ditch effort to procure the microfilm.  Identities and motives are revealed, for better or worse. (All event guests welcome)
  • 9:30pm - Top off the evening with a nightcap at the ship's historic *Observation Bar

Sun 08/11
  • 9:30am - Final resolution to the weekend's affairs while relishing the ship's resplendent brunch buffet (1st & 2nd class guests welcome.)

Costs based on rates as of 04-01-13, *indicates an additional optional cost 
  • Siren School activities - $30-100, depending on level of participation 
  • Accommodations - $150 starting price per night
  • Onsite meals - $30-100, included depending on level of participation
  • Tours - included depending on level of participation
  • *Tours
  • *Additional meals - market price
  • Spa services - market price
  • *Transportation to and from town, including air fare, if applicable

Dutiful Details
  • A deposit of $60 holds your spot with Siren School. It is refundable within 72 hours of purchase or if the event is cancelled. If for any reason you are unable to participate in the event after the 3 day cancellation period, you may transfer the deposit to another party who would like to participate, or you may consider the deposit as a gracious donation to Siren School's scholarship fund
  • A minimum of 10 participants is needed to ensure event fulfillment. Alas, events with fewer than 10 guests will be cancelled or postponed, and deposists refunded
  • Rates may increase between the time this was written and the time you decide to book. Be prepared, lest you be disappointed
  • Itinerary may change slightly based on weather & availability, but is not likely
  • Accommodation costs are based on double occupancy
  • Neither Siren School, its principals nor affiliates shall be held responsible for any damage or loss of property, funds paid to 3rd parties, life, pride, nor any ickiness of any kind that participant may have experienced or will ever experience -- period

Take a risk, make your non-refundable deposit today 

A Matter of Class

Note, this is a family program, best enjoyed by those ages 12 and up. $40 for children (age 11 & under)

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