|Amherst Class of 1977 - Adventure in 2019|
Yes ... Truly unbelievable … Within the next 15 months …
We’ll all be turning the … BIG 60.
Frank, Ona, Jann/Todd & myself … Look forward in you joining us … For something special … Together !
And encourage you to invite … Family/Friends to join …
Our ‘Memory Milestone’ !
October 6 … 2019 ! Right …
Once we’re all 60 !
See 3 deadlines sign-up deadlines below, in red … One is this week (sorry).
Links of pictures below too !
20 years ago … Several classmates ventured to the W.Caribbean. This time …
A closer to home cruise …
Where we can stay in one beautiful location, almost 3 days …
With something for everyone !
Beach, golf, shopping, history, lighthouses, nightlife … And gorgeous waters ! At a lower cost than flying/staying/eating there !
A specific cruise that will help us all keep more $ in our pocket … While onboard !
FREE unlimited drinks** onboard ($1250 cabin value*) …
With 13 bars/lounges.
Whether it’s soda, regular juices, alcohol & non-alcohol cocktails, wine, & beer (there’s even a brewery onboard).
So when we meet up & socialize around the ship … And love to have something to drink … No bar bill (soda is a bar drink) ! (Not interested in drinks nor soda ? Scroll down & see other options below).
Also … Our Class will receive ...
No … 20% drink gratuities charge ($284 cabin value*). (If you prefer the 3Night Specialty Dining Pkgs – No … 20% gratuities charge). Not offered to consumers calling & buying at the cruise line.
Also … Our Class will receive …
No … Regular Gratuities charge ($202 cabin value*). Not offered to consumers calling & buying at the cruise line.
Besides the Drink package value ($1250 per cabin) ...
Another $486 per cabin ... Not charged to our cabin cost !
If you’ve yet to cruise before …
Know, these are included in the cabin cost …
1)5 unlimited dining option venues (Pub is open 24 hours). My last 3 cruises, one night, unlimited FREE lobster in the Garden Café and another night with unlimited FREE Prime Rib in O’Sheehan’s. 10 additional dining venues, for those who want a specialty ‘cuisine’ night out, for additional cost.
2)Night Time Entertainment: Broadway Show (currently, tony award-winning, ‘After Diner’ musical), Brat Pack, Headliners Comedy, Howl at the Moon (rock-n-roll duel piano show).
Other options available at additional cost (Ex. Dinner/Show & Wine Lover Musical, etc)
3)Daytime activities: Sports Complex, Ropes Course, Aqua Park, 9 hole mini-golf, Fitness Cnt, and their famous … Waterfront (outside wrap around deck)!
Other options, with additional cost, Casino, Video Arcade, Snow Room, Spa Thermal Suite & Salt Room.
Why we must plan early ?
*Cruise lines limit how many groups are allowed onboard. Available space for groups, is quickly taken. Must reserve, year to 15months out We already had to change our dates once, for better cabin locations.
*Wanted the best possible early saver rates today … Over a year ahead ! *Provide 12 months before final payment due.
7 Nights out of New York … To Bermuda
October 6, 2019
As low as $ 849* ...
Includes Unlimited Drink Pkg ($1250 cabin value) or choose your own amenity below.
Currently our class cost & drink pkg is the same offered at Norwegian. Our Class Exclusive advantage is our paid-for-drink & regular gratuities ($486 savings, per cabin – we wo for each cabin) (Includes cruise ship amenities & paid-for-you amenities, cabin value listed above, $1736*) *Price based on where you want to be on the ship, per person, based on 2 in a room; Govt fees additional, $253. See type of cabin pricing below*.
Why Bermuda ?
Go here, pictures of me & Ona ...
Few of the train, pictures along the way, Baltimore, and Bermuda.
*Lowest vacation cost to Bermuda is by cruise ship *Closest foreign port to the US (est 700 miles from VA Beach *One of the most cleanliest islands cruise ships sail to (owned by the British) *One port – 3 days – Great option for folks who have never cruised before. *Island only 21 miles long – 3 basic sections (Wharf, Hamilton, & St George); 65,000 people (smaller than LYH) *Pink Sand Beaches *Golfing *2 Lighthouses (near the Wharf & near St George) *Name Brand shopping *Ship docks at the Naval Dock Yard (Wharf) – Beach, Brewery/Restaurants, Shopping, & Sightseeing/History within walking distance. *Option to dine/nightlife off ship (2 nights) *Great bus & ferry transportation - Reasonable *Newly available – Rent small car for transportation (see picture) *Several of us going, have been several times *If concerned about sea-sickness, that’s why we’ve chosen an option, where we’ll stay docked for almost 3 days. (FYI, the ship is 164,000 tons – Large)
Why from New York ?
Go here, I was there, just this past March, again.
Few of the train, on the way, Baltimore, and NY.
*New York is one of the most beautiful US ports to sail from ! *Easy to get to by train (4 miles from train station to port of NY) *Whether train or drive, Baltimore is a great mid-point/reasonable hotel costs, to plan & stop overnight, prior to cruise. *Passport not required however, truly highly recommended, in case you must unexpectedly fly home for you or family
Why Norwegian ?
Go here, Pictures of the Nowegian Escape.
Jann & I sailed her in 2015.
*Offered best value for our bucks ! *Planned evening socials require no extra party cost or bill for drinks** ! *Open dining – dine when you want (planning a breakfast/lunch/dinner together – 3-4 times) *No dress up nights required (minimal dress code) – Optional, 1-2 nights dress up. *Wrap around Waterfront outside deck to enjoy Bermuda during the evenings. *Optional pay-for restaurants pkg onboard (for those who want something different/special).
Ok … Get ready to sail on one of the most exciting ships on the seas! Norwegian Escape is ready to whisk you away to the Bahamas and The Caribbean from Miami. Indulging in every whim is what unforgettable vacations are made of. Get ready to chase sunsets on The Waterfront. Get closer to paradise with two quintessential Jimmy Buffett venues: Margaritaville at Sea and the 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar. Sip on some of Napa’s best blends at The cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Or try our unique specialty cocktails, hand-crafted by Bar Lab. Be dazzled by Broadway hits like After Midnight. Discover a new world of Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Escape, voted 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News.
I will help you determine …
Which deck location/pricing is best for you.
Current pricing, as of 6/14/2018 … Pricing can change daily … I have guaranteed rates in select categories only (see below). Govt fees additional, $253*.
Deadline #1: If you act quickly … Balconies are being offered $100 per cabin* lower than stated below !
Inside ranges, $849-919*
Oceanview ranges, $1099-1299*
Balcony ranges, $1299-1549*
Mini-Suites range, $1499-1699*
Haven Suites ...
Do not fall under this same offer/required deposit. Receive more/different amenities … Call me ! There are only a few left. Haven Suites range, $3199-5649
Single rate ... Please scroll down below.
Deposit only $525 per cabin* ...
To guarantee your rate/cabin location.
Final payment not till … May 13, 2019.
Or make payments … Along the way !
Deadline #2: Norwegian has an offer …
Only till this Thurs, June 21 …
Deposit only $125 per cabin*.
On reserve ... Only ... 20 inside ($889-899)…
And 20 balconies ($1329-1349)… Guaranteed rates till ...
Deadline #3: Only till July 18.
After this date …. New cabin purchase (up till 2 weeks from sailing) will only be guaranteed drinks/gratuities ($1736 cabin value*) … Sorry >>>No guarantee per person cabin rates after July 18.
If thinking of inviting family & friends ... 40 is not a whole lot of cabins reserved ...
My suggestion, call them today ...
& see if they want ’in’ too !
2019 is a ways away ... What if you had to cancel ?
Ready to guarantee your rate/cabin location for 3 days without deposit ?
(need legal names & birthdates/with year)
Once Norwegian regular rates increase, I will not longer be able to hold any of these reserved 20inside/20balcony cabins stated above, without a deposit ... Sorry !
Call me ! (434) 237-3832
It is a voip machine ... I’m on the phone 24/7, M-F. Return unscheduled calls, M-F, noon till 5pm.
Single Rate: If only one person in room, the cost is double for the cruise, yet not double on the govt fees. You can hold a room now, as ’one’, and person added will pay additional $35, to be added later >>> You can do this up till at least final payment date - If you don’t find a roommate, cancel****. It’s important to ’lock into’ the rate ! And there may be another classmate needing a roommate too.
*Rates are per person, based on 2 in a room.
**Norwegian’s Ultimate Beverage Package: Drink Gratuities are additional, $ 17.80 per person per day – This will be paid Includes a variety of spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to and including $15 USD and unlimited fountain soda and juices at all bars, lounges, & restaurants. Only (2) beverage packages per room. Must be 21 (if under 21, receive the soda package). Not included: Room service, package sales, ship specific promotions or beer buckets, designated Super Premium brands (subject to change), bottled wine, mini bar purchases, bottled water, fresh squeezed juices, select Lavazza coffee beverages, energy drinks, vending machines, wine stations or spirits, cocktails, draft or bottled beer and glasses of wine over $15 USD. Available: 1)Any items over $15 USD will receive a $15 USD discount and the guest will be charged the difference to their account + 20% gratuities. 2)20% discount on bottles of wine & will be charged to the guest onboard + 20% gratuities. Please note, changes to the Ultimate Drink Pkg, gratuity %, & drink cost are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Norwegian Cruise Line.
***After 3 days without deposit, NCL will automatically cancel reserved cabin. The added value amenities above will not be added to reservation, till deposit made.
**** $35pp cancel fees if cancel. If you have Trip Cancellation Insurance & must cancel for covered reason, you claim this money too.