Hello everyone, it's me, Rachel Hershkowitz Franchi....yep, it's that time!
THE DBHS CLASS OF 1987, 30TH YEAR REUNION INFORMATION IS OFFICIALLY HERE!
The votes are in!!!! WE ARE CRUISING!!!
First, please help me thank the following DBHS 1987 Classmates! When I contacted each of them, they were more than willing to help! They committed to attend on the spot, they took action by immediately booking their rooms, and they provided the cruise line with required deposit amounts! They did this to ensure our group would lock in up to 50 reserved cabins, and oh, all within a 24 hour time period! Incredible! Do me a favor, please be sure to thank them!
Special thank you to:
Shantel Benner Bolton
Dayna Howard Huisken
Serena Edwards Gray
Angela Taylor Baldwin
Here's the deal!
You MUST provide ALL of the following details to the group booking agent when you call to book.
PLEASE CALL Group Booking #: 1-866-721-3225. DO NOT try to book online!
Group Name: DBHS 30th Year Reunion.
Group Booking #: 5DV3N1
Sailing To: Ensenada, Mexico
Sailing Dates: 3 Nights/4 Days. Friday, August 18, 2017 - Monday, August 21, 2017.
Sailing From: Los Angeles/Long Beach Pier.
Ship Name: Carnival Inspiration.
Deposit Amount: $100.00 per person. Minimum deposit amount $200.00 based on double occupancy.
Dinner Seating: 6:00pm.
Book by: January 30, 2017 to obtain group rates and to be sure a room will be made available for you.
Final Payment Due Date: June 19, 2017.
Here's what else you need to know:
Who Can Go?:
ANYONE can go! Husbands, wives, partners, girlfriends, boyfriends, BFF, FWB, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, another couple you enjoy traveling with, siblings from other DBHS years, friends from other DBHS years. You make this what you want!
Yes, you can book your room now and change the room type from "inside" or "ocean view" and visa versa, at the same group rates listed prior to June 19th, if your new room type is still available.
Number of People in Room:
Yes, you can change how many people are in your room from 2, 3 or 4 prior to June 19th if your new room type is still available. Go higher number to start verses lower is there recommendation.
Names of People in Room:
Yes, you can change your mind and not bring your mate, or kids or add them later or just go with the girls or the guys. If you aren't sure who you want to sail with but want to make certain you have a room, simply tell the agent your name only and TBD on other names. Much easier than replacing names apparently!
Group Room Rates:
No window-but dark for day sleeping with a hang over! And you aren't there to hide out in your room anyways!
4 people occupancy - $185.00 pp
3 people occupancy - $207.00 pp
2 people occupancy - $250.00 pp
No portholes on this ship.
4 people occupancy - $223.00 pp
3 people occupancy - $250.00 pp
2 people occupancy - $305.00 pp
Prices DO NOT include: Port fees, taxes etc. add $169.00 per person.
Balcony and Suites:
Ask for group rates upon booking.
What are some of the other expenses when booking?:
The group booking agent may ask you the following:
Do you wish to leave a gratuity?
Yes, you can waive this at the time of booking and give anything you'd like after sailing and to who you'd like. It's $39.00 per person, per day for gratuity.
Do you wish to purchase vacation protection?
Yes, you can waive it. Be sure you know exactly what it covers by reading it, not just what the agent tells you verbally. You truly may not want or need it. It's $49.99 per person.
What time can I board Friday?
As early as 11:00am on sail date.
What's the latest I can board Friday?
They suggest to board between 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the very latest, as the ship sails at 5:30pm.
What's the earliest I can debark Monday?:
7:30am ish IF you carry your own luggage off the ship and do not leave it outside your room the night before.
Yes, you can leave your car at the cruise ship terminal or Queen Mary parking lot.
Yes, you can also have a limo, taxi, uber, lift etc drop you off.
Daily rate - $19.00
5-Story, 1450 space parking garage.
Full payment due upon exiting the parking garage.
Accepted forms of payment: U.S Dollars; major credit cards.
No advance reservations required.
Yes, you can arrive early Friday to check out the ship museums for free when you show your cruise ticket.
Do you need to book Kids club?:
Yes, it's free during the day. Call for grouping of ages together. They also offer Night Owl from 10:00am - 1:00am for $6.75 per child, per hour Friday and / or Saturday. See carnival agent or website for more details.
Future reunion cruise announcements:
Yes, from time to time I will send out an update as to who else has booked.
Can you find out who is bringing whom?
Yes, you can reach out to me privately to find out who is bringing who or to obtain contact information on old classmates. Happy to put you in touch!
Can I share this with classmates not on social media?:
Yes, I fact, I'm begging and pleading with you to help spread the word ASAP!
Anyone need a roommate?:
Yes, I will have names of classmates wanting to bunk up with old pals and can put you in touch with each other to try and coordinate. Call me.
Who is bringing their kids?:
Yes, I will have the names of those bringing their kids. Call me.
Can you bring old memorabilia?:
Yes, bring old photo albums to share! Your letterman's jacket! What ever you want!
Have a fun pool side idea or want to sponsor an event or just want to help?
Yes, you can put things together for the group. Call me.
All other questions:
Yes, you can ask the group agent when you call or check the carnival website or read the emails they send you after booking.
After you book your room:
Please text Rachel Hershkowitz Franchi your full name, phone number and room number!
How to Reach Organizer:
Rachel Hershkowitz Franchi