Date: October 19 – 26, 2003
Ship: The Carnival Cruise Ship “ELATION”
Ports: Galveston, TX – Progresso/Merida, Yucatan, Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico

Bottom of Stairs to Top -Jetola Anderson Blair, Evelyn Palfrey, Sara Freeman Smith, Nina Foxx, Travis Hunter, Jenoyne Adams, Michael Datcher, Kathy Mitchell Thomas, Vincent Alexandria, and Eric Jerome Dickey


The Best AABCS Souvenir

We met you on last year’s (2002) AABCS cruise. I just wanted to say Hello and share a picture of our best ‘souvenir’ from the cruise!

– Kysha & Eric Mitchell (Proud Parents)



Angela and Jamell Shields – Winners of Black Expressions Cruise Give-a-way

Dear Black Expressions and AABCS Members,

My husband and I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to your staff for a wonderful experience on this years cruise. We were overwhelmed by the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. We were fortunate enough to meet many exciting authors and book club members. This was by far the best vacation we have experienced in a long time.

The workshops and author readings were very informative and enjoyable. My husband has found a new love for reading after attending the workshops. Once again, thank you and your staff for giving us the opportunity to attend this years Summit at Sea Cruise. We look forward to returning in the future.

Angela Shields
Moore, Oklahoma

Contest Winners Jamell and Angela with Author Eric Jerome Dickey