THE ‘LAND’ REUNION WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 19-23 (SUN-THU)
The Staybridge Suites Baltimore – Inner Harbor at 17 Commerce Street has been contracted for the 2021 USS U.S. Grant ‘LAND’ reunion. However, the hotel CANNOT accept reservations until later this month (September 19, 2020). The reservation process will be posted on the website as soon as the hotel provides the information.
THE HOTEL: The 101-unit non-smoking all-suites daily hotel rate is $115 (plus taxes) which includes a daily hot breakfast buffet for two, complimentary self-serve laundry onsite, free WIFI and fitness center. This rate also applies to the three pre and post-reunion days and the final day of the cruise (10/2/2021). Each suite includes a fully-equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator and a microwave along with pots, pans, utensils and dishes. An iron/ironing board, in-room safe and coffee/tea service are also provided. When requested at the front desk, daily room clean-up will be provided. The hotel does NOT have a shuttle to/from the airport. The hotel is ranked #7 of 73 Baltimore hotels by TripAdvisor.
PARKING and CRUISE TRANSPORTATION: The hotel has arranged daily parking nearby for $10/day on weekdays and $5/day on weekends. Valet parking is also available for $15/day. The hotel has arranged for guest parking during the cruise for a single fee of $40. Cruiser transportation to/from the hotel and cruise ship has also been arranged for $5/per person each-way. We are working to get group transportation from the cruise to the airport, as a one-way taxi fare for three is about $30-$50.
LOCATION & RATING: The hotel is within three blocks of all sites/activities at the famous Baltimore Inner Harbor and is within four blocks of at least twenty ‘eateries’. The six-story hotel was last renovated in 2017 and has ratings of 4.5/5.0 and 9.0/10.0 on TripAdvisor and other sites. (There are more than 150 photos of the hotel posted on TripAdvisor.)
THE ‘CRUISE” REUNION WILL BE HELD 9/23/21 (THURSDAY) TO 10/2/21 (SATURDAY)
CRUISE LINE: Royal Caribbean
CRUISE SHIP: Enchantment of the Seas
ITINERARY: 9-Nights to New England and Canada
PORTS-of-CALL: Baltimore, MD/Boston, MA/ Portland, ME/Bar Harbor, ME/ St. John, New Brunswick/Halifax, Nova Scotia/Baltimore, MD
RATES & REQUIREMENTS:
Our contracted ‘Group Rates’ for Interior staterooms start at $837 per person and the Ocean View staterooms start at $1099. These rates include all taxes and fees and are guaranteed until 9/26/20. Rates for the Balcony staterooms and Suites will be the ‘best available’ from the cruise line at the time of booking. A $250 per person deposit is required at the time of booking. The final payment OR full refund, without penalty, date is 6/25/2021.
BOOKING YOUR CRUISE:
1. Booking can be made NOW. Our Group Coordinator is William Saunders, whose office hours are 0900-1800 EST every day except Sunday and Wednesday.
2. Call 1-800-465-3595, then choose OPTION #4 to get to the Group Sales people.
3. Ask to be transferred to X131417 (William) OR book your cruise with the person who answered the call.
4. You MUST tell the booking agent that you want to book with GROUP 5915171 or the USS Grant Group.
5. If booking a Balcony or Suite – remember that they will be at the ‘prevailing rate’. However, ask if there is a ‘promotion of the day’.
NOTE: Because most cruise lines, beginning in May 2020, cancelled their cruises for 2020, many of the cruisers have rolled their bookings over to 2021. This has resulted in limited available ‘new’ bookings aboard many cruise ships. Because of this, we recommend early booking to insure availability. Remember, you have until 6/25/2021 to get a FULL refund.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS BOOKING YOUR CRUISE, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT RUTH AT 1-940-569-8145 OR [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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