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#1 Major Tallon

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Orlandobond and Mrs. Orlandobond, who organized last year's remarkable Operation Euro(07) tour of James Bond locations in Europe, have now designed yet another fabulous tour. This year it's Villains and Voodoo 2011, a tour that includes locations from five Bond movies in New Orleans, Key West, and Nassau.

The tour begins on August 19 in New Orleans, one of America's most atmospheric cities, where we'll follow in Bond's footsteps from "Live and Let Die," as he investigates the sinister Mr. Big and his connections to the world of voodoo. On August 20, we board the beautiful Carnival Triumph for a seven night cruise to Key West, Freeport, and Nassau. In Key West, we'll take in locations from "Licence to Kill," including the Hemingway House, Felix Leiter's home, and the Leiter wedding church. Nassau, of course, is one of the heartlands of Bond film activity. We'll see several locations from "Thunderball," including Palmyra, Largo's villa. We'll also see the Straw Market and the British Colonial Hilton from "Never Say Never Again." The tour also includes access to the Ocean Club from "Casino Royale," including a visit to Daniel Craig's oceanfront villa. The trip also includes shipboard activities, including a Texas Hold'em tournament, trivia contest, and Bond costume party, plus an opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the finest Bond fans you could want to meet.

The tour is close to capacity, so don't delay. You can find further information and book the tour on http://www.themepartypeople.com/site, or you can contact Orlandobond via PM.

I hope you'll join us for what promises to be another fantastic James Bond tour.

Edited by Major Tallon, 26 February 2011 - 10:28 PM.


#2 orlandobond

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:00 PM

Thank you Major Tallon for posting this, as befits Commander Bond agents and readers, they have 95% of the spots taken on the tour- we're looking to close the bookings and if anyone wishes to go, we have room and we have some single men/lady who need roomates.

This year we will return to the 070707 access to Nassau sites, including a tour of the Palymyra home (very rare indeed), the One and Only Club (and if we are lucky like last time, the Bond Suite), we will have Vespers there, we will also visit the TBall Breakwater- note that there are also some surprise stops as well.

Key West, we will see all the LTK sites including a Vesper party at the Hemingway House and a chance to meet some of the crew that worked on the film.

New Orleans will be over the top as we will be not only seeing the LALD sites but recreate several sequences and have our usual welcome party madness.

On the ship, there will be the Texas HoldEm Tournament for large $$ and the annual BOND JEOPARDY pitting the best vs the best in Bond trivia.

Looking forward to another year with good friends and making new ones.

Make smoke!

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#3 Major Tallon

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

For fans of the literary Bond, I'll also have a list of sites from Fleming, Gardner, and Benson for investigation on your own.

#4 trs007

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:18 PM

I am in, booked and ready to go.....

#5 volante

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:21 PM

I'm all in; and counting the days

#6 volante

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:11 AM

I make that 97 days 'till we cruise

#7 orlandobond

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

Now closer than you think 007. So relax James and enjoy yourself. We have a few more cabins to finalize- pass the word to your fellow agents- plus we have some new surprises in the mix....
Villains and Voodoo

Here's the mission, 007:

•Tour of New Orleans Historical & Film Sites
•New Orleans Fillet of Soul location
•San Monique Island Party
•Baron Samedi Voodoo Rites
•Tour of Nassau Film & Historical Sites
•Exclusive Tour of Largo's Palmyra Estate
•The Casino Royale "Embassy" site
•Martini's at the One & Only Club
•Tour of Atlantis & Thunderball Sites
•British Colonial- Site of Never Say Never Again
•Private Party at the Hemingway House
•Licence to Kill & Historical Key West sites
•Casino Royale Texas Hold'em Tournament
•Vesper Martini Costume Party
•A free day in Freeport, Bahamas

#8 trs007

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:19 PM

Already booked, Number 2. Ready and waiting for the fun in a few short months.

BTW: fix your link in your post, you have a comma instead of a period after the www

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:14 AM

Already booked, Number 2. Ready and waiting for the fun in a few short months.

BTW: fix your link in your post, you have a comma instead of a period after the www

Agent 7E

Good seeing you last week, TRS. Looking forward to the V&V Tour in 2 months. The correct link is http://www.themepartypeople.com

#10 orlandobond

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:48 PM

http://www.themepartypeople.com

http://www.themepart...tours&Itemid=54

Our James Bond Cruise Tour has TWO cabins left, if you are still considering coming on this exciting adventure, please contact Theme Party People, as we are ready to close out the registrations.


Here's the mission, 007:
•Tour of New Orleans Historical & Film Sites
•New Orleans Fillet of Soul location
•San Monique Island Party
•Baron Samedi Voodoo Rites
•Tour of Nassau Film & Historical Sites
•Exclusive Tour of Largo's Palmyra Estate
•The Casino Royale "Embassy" site
•Martini's at the One & Only Club
•Tour of Atlantis & Thunderball Sites
•British Colonial- Site of Never Say Never Again
•Private Party at the Hemingway House
•Licence to Kill & Historical Key West sites
•Casino Royale Texas Hold'em Tournament
•Vesper Martini Costume Party
•A free day in Freeport, Bahamas

If you love all things Bond films, cruising, fun people,food and cocktails, this is your special vacation week in the sun.

Created by Themepartypeople, who led 2010's most extensive spy event of the year, OPERATION EURO: Bond, Bourne & Beyond, JAMES BOND's VILLAINS AND VOODOO TOUR 2011 will include many in the know film people, Bond writers and photographers, Bond fans and general traveling ner' do wells. There are plenty of shipboard 007 activities as well as free time to enjoy your vacation as you wish.



As rates are about to change, contact us TODAY for our reserved low TOUR rate!



Our Itinerary
7-Night Cruise/Tour on the Carnival Triumph
Departs New Orleans, LA
August 19 - 27th, 2011

August 19th- New Orleans LALD Tour, Welcome Party and Special Event (requires overnight hotel stay, not included)
August 20th- New Orleans. Board the Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph for a 4pm departure.
August 21st- Sea Day- Casino Royale Texas Hold 'em Tourney
August 22nd- Key West Licence To Kill Tour
August 23rd- Freeport, Bahamas
August 24th- Nassau Thunderball Adventure
August 25th- Sea Day- Vesper Costume Party
August 26th- Sea Day
August 27th- Arrive New Orleans

#11 Major Tallon

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:58 PM

With a little more than a month to go, it's time for me to make good on my promise of posting literary Bond sites for our Villains and Voodoo tour. These are for "on your own" exploration for anyone interested and are in addition to the wonderful locales that are scheduled as part of the official program.

NEW ORLEANS
Bond has a balcony room at the Maison de Ville in the French Quarter and, perhaps not surprisingly, can be found checking out the bar (Gardner, For Special Services, chapter 22).

KEY WEST
Bond stays at the Pier House Hotel ("the only place to stay in Key West"); quite a bit of the hotel is described in Gardner's Nobody Lives Forever, chapter 14. He sees other sights of the city, including the Conch Train, Fast Buck Freddie's, Sloppy Joe's Bar, and Antonia's Italian Restaurant (NLF, chapter 16).

NASSAU
The easiest literary location of the trip is Prince George Wharf, where Bond boards the USS Manta (Fleming, Thunderball, chapter 19). Our cruise ship will dock there.

Nassau has a wealth of Bond locations, including a rare double location that featured both in a film and a novel. The British Colonial Hotel was Bond's base of operations in "Never Say Never Again" and was the hotel where Bond was staying at the time he was treated to the governor's story in "Quantum of Solace" (Fleming). Speaking of QOS literary locations, Government House is within easy walking distance of the dock and was the location where Bond briefed the Governor on Largo's activities (Fleming, Thunderball, chapter 12). It was also where the Governor related the story of the Quantum of Solace. After telling Bond the story, the Governor bade him good night at the gate (Fleming, QOS).

Other Fleming locations include the Nassau Police headquarers (Fleming, TB, chapter 14) and the "Domino trail" (my title for this little trek) (Fleming, TB, chapter 11). Domino encounters Bond when she drives down Parliament Steet onto Bay Street, meets Bond at the Pipe of Peace tobacconist (now sadly gone), drives him up Frederick Street to Shirley Street, and heads out past Fort Montagu onto the Eastern Road, where she relates the story of the Hero on the Player's cigarette packet. Alas, I can find no indication of the spot at Gunpowder Wharf where they talked.

There's also a Benson location in Nassau. The Governor of the Bahamas has retired and has a home out beyond the College of the Bahamas, on Thompson Boulevard. He's assassinated, and Bond chases the killer down Thompson, across Meadows Street, around St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Benson inadvertently calls it a Baptist church), into St. Bernard's Park. The killer escapes the park across a residential street and shoots himself when Bond corners him (Benson, High Time To Kill, chapter 1).

All of the foregoing locations, except Fort Montagu, are in reasonable walking distance of downtown Nassau.

In addition to this list, Orlandobond has a fabulous collection of other locales lined up on the trip's offical program. Mrs. Tallon and I are looking forward to it.

#12 Jeff007

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:58 PM

Great post, Major Tallon. Used your info in Nassau back in March and it made for a great adventure day.

Have fun, gang. Wish I could make it.

#13 Major Tallon

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:37 PM

Thanks, Jeff007. For this year, we'll say "Another time, another place," but we'll look forward to seeing you again!

#14 volante

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:15 PM

Visa - Obtained
Dollars - Obtained
Fun Pass - Obtained
Balcony - Obtained
Best friends from the best BOND site in the World - Obtained.

New Orleans; get ready, BOND is back.

#15 Major Tallon

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:56 PM

Glad to hear it, Volante. With just eleven days to go, Mrs. Tallon and I will see you there!

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:16 AM

Good to hear everything is in order for your trip across the pond, volante. Double-O-7 & I arrive on Thursday. Let us know if you guys are getting in early too so we can meet up.

#17 orlandobond

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:19 AM

all is in readiness, fellow operatives of Spectre. Domino and I arrive Thursday and will be meeting with the Mr. Big's staff at the Fillet of Soul late afternoon. We will look for you at the Sheraton. The Disco Volante has received its stores of supplies, and is ready for boarding. We have an excellent crew this year, representing many countries, we are lookinf forward to the adventure. To the next Vesper then..
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#18 volante

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:58 PM

Hey guys I had a Tarot card reading the other day, here's what it revealed.

The silver haired one known as Volante, will arrive Thursday after the sun has dropped behind the New Orleans skyline.
He will be carrying the small package entrusted to him by Jeffery Deaver.
Although jet lagged, he will seek those that also reside in the 'Tall' building.
Alcohol will be consumed.

#19 trs007

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 05:11 PM

Arriving Friday---look forward to regrouping with old friends and making new ones.

#20 orlandobond

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:42 PM

Excellent, you do not disappoint. You know my name, you have my number, use it when you arrive, I have your dossiers .
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#21 volante

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:27 PM

Has started to increase the intake of alcohol, in readiness for the cruise.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:13 PM

Has started to increase the intake of alcohol, in readiness for the cruise.

Well, we all get "in shape" for our missions in our own ways. :D




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