Landlocked for Labor Day? As the last days of summer sail into the sunset, stay-cationers can say bon voyage on the S.S. Princess, a.k.a. the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The resort’s 5th Annual Labor Day Dream-cation sets sail September 4–7, 2015, with South Seas cruise ship themed activities, limbo contests on the lido deck, fire dancers and fireworks.

The Dream-cation begins as landlubbers are greeted with leis at the porte cochere by the valet in sailor hats. Guests then embark the gangway to the lobby, where they can take a complimentary photo with a life buoy and a digitally super-imposed cruise ship in the background.

Outside, the Fairmont Fun Team has a full itinerary of shore excursions for the whole family to enjoy including zip-lining over the lagoons, fishing derbies with Ranger Rick, watermelon eating contests, lei and grass skirt making, hula lessons and t-shirt tie-dying. For the adults, the Bora Bora banana hurricane cocktails add to the tropical paradise, with a steel drummer, poolside. iAloha radio will also broadcast live from the South Pool playing island music.

As night falls, the Sonoran Splash pool complex takes a twist with the Techno Glo Party, a thrill ride down the water slides with lasers, fog and the hottest hits played by DJ Splash, along with LED hula hoopers and the Splash Rider X-treme water ride. Another favorite is the Dive-In movies at the South Pool, where the intermission will feature Polynesian fire dancers.

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Then there’s The Love Boat! Vacationers can renew their vows with the resort’s very own Captain

Stubing, a.k.a. Thomas Williams, the resort’s Director of Guest Services who also is an ordained minister. After the ceremony, the couple is toasted with champagne and then whisked away on a golf cart cruise around the resort. Overnight guests who would like to reserve a complimentary vow renewal ceremony should contact the Princess’ Concierge Desk at 480-585-4848, Ext. 7244.

As the final farewell to a spectacular summer, fireworks light up the sky over the TPC Scottsdale at 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday nights, September 5 & 6, 2015.

Labor Day Dream-cation Weekend rates start at $199 per night for the Sip, Savor & Splash package which includes a $50 daily credit for dining, spa or the Trailblazers Kids Club. As an added bonus, guests may lounge a little longer with a complimentary late check-out of 4 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2015. (A Saturday night stay may require a two-night minimum.) For guests wanting to cruise for another day, a special room rate of $99 is available on Monday, September 7.