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NEXT JHS All-Classes Reunion will be a Bahama Cruise, set to sail out of Port Canaveral on 22 April 2018. - - - - >>>>>

Next Reunion Cruise 2018

 

 

Detailed Cruise Sheets

(Prices are Double Occupancy)

 

Port Canaveral

  • 5-day cruise starting 22 Apr 2018
    (Sunday - Thursday) 26 Apr 2018
  • Ports of Call: Nassau, Freeport
  • Carnival Cruise Line

 

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  • Itinerary
  • Ship Details
  • Ports of Call

 

 

 

 

Cruise Pricing
(per person)

  • Balcony Stateroom

  • Oceanview Stateroom with Windows

  • Inside Cabin (no windows)

 

 

Reunion Cruise Flyer

This link contains lots of infromation on our cruise.

  • Actual Costs
  • Deposits
  • Dates
  • Contact Info

 

 

 

Who's Coming?

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Who's Coming

 

When Booking your Cruise . . .

Kay Weaver, our host - Our travel agent Don Cook from Cook’s Travel has negotiated a very good deal with Carnival on the ship Carnival Liberty (110,000 gross tonnage) going to the Bahamas (voted by JHS members as our destination) departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Many cruise ships were reviewed, which departed from Port Canaveral. We wanted to make sure the ship we picked not only had the best pricing, but also offered all three cabin categories – interior, ocean view and balcony – on a large nice ship, recently refurbished.

The cruise we selected is a 5-day cruise for the same price as a 4-day cruise! We are going to two ports of call – Nassau and Freeport – with one day at sea! By booking now, everyone will have plenty of time to save their money for the Final Payment on February 6, 2018. It is important to remember that these prices, which include taxes and port charges may not last unless we book our cabin as soon as possible. If you wait until cruise time, there will be fewer cabins and higher prices. (See Cruise Flyer)

Everyone -- This is the "You snooze, you loose" moment in your JHS reunion adventure.

Early Cancellation: If you book early, but later find you cannot go, you can cancel your trip up to 31 DEC 17 and still get a refund of your deposit, but fees may apply. See Carnival’s rules for cancellation and check with Don Cook, our travel agent for more information.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

Please Review your confirmation, which you receive from Cook's Travel for accuracy. Also, if you complete the Cook's Flyer Back Page, it will help you to make your reservation with Cook's Travel.

  • Cancellations made 30 days after booking will be assessed appropriate cancellation penalties.
  • All staterooms, inclusive of the balconies, are an entirely smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms and balconies. Guests who smoke in these areas will be assessed a $250 USD cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account.
  • Service charges will be applied for changes made within 60 days of sailing.
  • Carnival Cruise Lines must be advised of any guests medical or physical requirement at least 14 days prior to departure by contacting Carnival's Guest Access Services desk at specialneeds@carnival.com.
  • Your booking is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in Carnival's Cruise Ticket Contract. You can access the Cruise Ticket Contract through www.carnival.com/bookedguest. It is important for you to read the Cruise Ticket Contract and become acquainted with the specific conditions and limitations of your cruise, including time limitations and the proper venue in which to file suit. You can also view a copy of the Cruise Ticket Contract in Carnival's website (www.carnival.com) under the Customer Service section.
  • If you wish to review the Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights, you may do so by clicking on the following hyperlink or by going to http://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/legal-notice/passenger-bill-of-rights.aspx.
  • If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, please visit the FAQ section of carnival.com to learn more about the mosquito-borne Zika virus as well as visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website for important information. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

 

 

GUEST NOTES

A $50 fee per guest will be assessed for ship/sail date changes made prior to final payment date. Cancellations prior to final payment due date will be assessed a $50 pp service fee. Contact your Travel Agent or www.Carnival.com for specific terms & conditions. Price protection doesn’t apply to group rates, membership programs, charters, select promotional fares, travel agent rebates, or other travel agent promotions not offered by Carnival to the general public.

 

So come go on a cruise with me on April 22, 2018 and have the time of your life at sea with your fellow classmates from Johnson High School Japan Alumni Association.

We are planning a JHS Meet & Greet onboard the first day, as well as more Meet & Greet times on the following days with a Cocktail Party the afternoon of the last day when we will find out the next reunion destination!

Don’t miss out, book now!

Cook's Travel: (407) 239-1477

Concerns about Sea Sickness

Kay Weaver, our Host -- Since this is a larger ship, there will be little to no rocking motion. It is due to the large stabilizers built into the ship, which produces a very smooth sailing vessel, especially since we will be sailing in the month of April -- a beautiful time of year in Florida. Typically, we do not have the storms that we have in late August, September and October.

I know we have those who have concerns about sea sickness, which I can personally understand their fears. I have had severe car sickness, air sickness and sea sickness, but have learned to overcome by preparing for my trip.

  • I DO NOT immediately go out on deck and watch the water go by. Not a good idea!

  • I also never face the window in the dining room when the ship is under way.

  • Also using your thumb to put pressure on a spot on your wrist, which is located on the inner arm about 1.5 inches above the crease of the wrist, between the two tendons there. We call it the "Falcon Pressure Point."

Medication -- On the first day of the cruise before the ship departs, I take my sea sickness medication. Normally, by the time I get up the next morning at sea, I have my sea legs. But, if I am not sure, I take another dose of my sea sickness medication at the prescribed interval and I will be fine the rest of the trip. I also put getting sick out of my mind and I am lucky to say that I have not had a problem in years.



 

Transportation

 

Cook's Travel - If Cook's Travel does air, it is done by Carnival and you fly in day of departure and fly out day you get back from cruise. Also they use standard rate. You can do better making your own reservation and flying into Orlando the day prior to the cruise and out whenever you want. You also get to stay at the Cape Canaveral hotel where lots of others will stay. Some driving and some flying. You can extend your trip a few days with a trip to Disney.

The hotel we are looking into may offer to arrange shuttle service (for a fee) from the airport to the hotel. All of this will need to be done closer to cruise time.

Airline Transportation - The best airport to fly into is Orlando since more airlines are available. Melbourne is closer but the smaller airlines with few larger ones use this airport. It is up to each individual to choose the airport and airline they desire to use.

Classmates should arrive early, spend time with friends before the cruise ship leaves, and have a worry-free arrival at the cruise terminal on the day of the cruise. They should book their your own air and use Orlando, FL code MCO when making reservations. They should stay at the local hotel where we will be reserving rooms at a special rate and stay one or more nights before the cruise. The package deal offered by Carnival Cruise Line and arranged by Cook Travel uses standard airline rates and do not look for the cheapest airfare. They have more options when booking their own air.

Worldwide and domestic airline tickets from major airlines are available 320 days prior to travel (approx. March 1, 2017). Airfare for April 2018 is not open for sale at this time. Budget airlines (SW, JetBlue, Spirit, Allegiance, Etc.) are available 6 months prior to travel (approx. Nov 2017). Use caution when choosing these airlines, which are notorious for not being on-time or trustworthy and not open for sale at this time.


Hotel information is coming soon.

(Watch this space.)

 

 
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