Bon Voyage Party -- Saturday Night
A party is being planned in the evening for Saturday, February 19th. Any BHS alumni can attend, even if you're not cruising! More details to come later.
On one of the formal evenings (Tuesday or Friday), we'll meet before dinner for a group picture.
I'm aiming to do this Tuesday evening. More details to come later.
There will be a Carnival Group Coordinator that will work with
us, and I'll try to work with her/him ahead of time to see what all we
can do together as a group. More details to come later.
To begin, this cruise can be what YOU want your vacation to be. Do you
want a vacation where you do nothing but relax, reading a
book, or working on your tan? Or do you want a vacation
where you go from one "fun" activity to the next? Or do you
want a vacation that's a mix of relaxing and doing some of the
During the three days that say "Fun Day at Sea," you can do any of
these options. What's nice is these days are the first two full
days at sea and the last full day at sea. So you go into
your vacation with time to relax and end the trip with one last
relaxation day before going back to the "real world"!
The three days in the middle are "port" days -- Puerto Vallarta,
Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. You can see these ports by doing
excursions or you can explore them on your own. Or you
don't have to get off the ship at all!
Now as far as "day" activities with your classmates, you can
either do things on your own and not plan to see us until the evening.
Or we can plan things to do together during the day -- like meeting up
in a certain pool area or going to watch the "Men's Hairy Chest
Contest" together. We'll have to devise a plan on how to share this
I definitely think we should exchange information on what
excursions you're planning to take. I think that would be a neat
experience to share together! But
overall, the day is for you and however you want to spend it.
Now the whole point of taking a cruise with your classmates is to
spend time with your classmates -- and that's what the evenings
are all about!
To begin, I've picked the 6:00pm dining option. I've found that
we were starving by the later dining option (8:15pm), and we ended up
eating a "snack" at one of the other restaurants to tie us over --
this ruined our appetite for these wonderful dinners! The only day
that this could pose a problem is Wednesday when we're in Puerto
Vallarta until 10pm. So let's plan that on Wednesday that it's not a
big deal to not meet up for dinner!
Because we're booking our cruise as a "group," we'll be able to sit
together as a group. I would like to rotate dinner partners
so you end up having dinner with everyone in our group by the end of the
cruise. I'll work with Carnival to make this happen.
After dinner, I would strongly suggest seeing together that
evening's entertainment in the Spectacular Spectacular Show
Lounge. These shows start at 8:30pm/8:45pm, and they are awesome!
From there, we can hit the dance club or go to one of the
many bars on the ship. There's often late night
comedians at 11pm or 12am. We could also see a late night
movie for a more relaxing evening. The options are endless, and we
can figure it out together each evening at dinner!