2019 Fleet Review Update

The Fleet Review for 2019 will be held from October 1 -6, 2019 in Louisville KY. 

 

The next Fleet Review will be in Louisville, Kentucky, a place we have not had a Fleet review before.  Plan to arrive October 1 and depart October 6.   PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDER. We will be staying in the Crown Plaza Louisville Airport .

CROWNE PLAZA LOUISVILLE AIRPORT – LOUISVILLE, KY (800) 633-8723 or (502) 367-2251 www.cplouisville.com Location 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209 Located close to the Louisville International Airport and just minutes from some of Louisville’s major attractions Reservation Information Please call the number above and reference the U.S. Seagoing Marines or please go to https://book.passkey.com/e/49874516 Group Name: U.S. Seagoing Marines Reunion Dates: October 1 – 5, 2019 Rate: $119 + tax (currently 16.07%). Base on availability, the rate will be honored two (3) days prior and two (3) days after the reunion dates. Room rate includes breakfast. Guests will receive breakfast vouchers for the hotel’s daily breakfast buffet in their Blue Horse Restaurant. Cut off Date: 9/5/19 Late reservations will be processed based on space availability at a higher rate. Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be accompanied by a credit card guarantee. Reservations can be cancelled up to 6pm on the day of arrival. No shows and late cancellations will be charged. Parking & Shuttle Information The Crowne Plaza provides complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the Louisville International Airport (SDF). Located on the lower level next to the Information Booth is the Reservation Center calling board. Please contact the hotel upon your arrival and the shuttle will pick you up at the right of the taxi stand on the green curb. For further information, please inquire about the airport shuttle when making reservations. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to the local area within 3 miles. The hotel also provides complimentary parking for all guests staying at the hotel.

 

Wheelchair Rental ScootAround rents both manual and power wheelchairs by the day and week. Please call (888) 441-7575 or visit www.scootaround for details or to make reservations.

 U.S. Seagoing Marine Association
      October 1-6, 2019
               Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 

Tuesday, October 1
6:00am  -  10:00 am        Daily breakfast buffet included in Room Rate    Blue Horse Restaurant
1:00am  -   6:00  pm        Reunion Registration                                           

 

Hospitality Room Open Hours to be posted
 

6:00am  -  7:00 pm        Cash Bar
7:00am  -  9:00 pm        Welcome Dinner Buffet

 

Wednesday, October 2
6:00am  -  10:00am        Daily Breakfast Buffet Included in Room Rate     Blue Horse Restaurant
11:00am -  6:00pm          Reunion Registration Open            
12:00pm - 5:00pm          Fort Knox & Patton Museum Tour

 

Thursday, October 3
6:00am - 10:00am          Daily Breakfast Buffet Included in Room Rate    Blue Horse Restaurant
8:00am - 9:00pm           Reunion Registration Open            
9:30am - 3:30pm            Kentucky Derby Museum Louisville Slugger Museum Tour
               

Friday, October 4        
6:00am - 10:00am          Daily Breakfast Buffet Included in Room Rate    Blue Horse Restaurant
9:45am - 2:15pm             Louisville City Tour & Lunch Cruise        
6:00pm - 11:00pm           Derby Dinner Playhouse

Saturday, October 5
6:00am - 10:00am          Daily Breakfast Buffet Included in Room Rate    Blue Horse Restaurant
9:00am - 11:00am           Morning Colors/Business Meeting            
              

Free Day to Explore the area on your own
 

6:00pm - 7:00pm           Cash Bar Reception
7:00pm - 11:00pm           Banquet Dinner

Sunday, October 6
6:00am - 10:00 am        Daily Breakfast Buffet Included in Room Rate    Blue Horse Restaurant
                Farewells and departures   

            

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR ARMED FORCES REUNION
For attendees cancelling reunion activities prior to the cut-off date, Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFR) shall process a full refund less the non-refundable AFR registration fee ($15 per person). Attendees cancelling reunion activities after the cut-off date (September 5, 2019) will be refunded to the fullest extent that AFR’s vendor commitments and guarantees will allow, less the non-refundable AFR registration fee. Cancellations will only be taken Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, excluding holidays. Please call (757) 625-6401 to cancel reunion activities and obtain a cancellation code. Refunds processed 4-6 weeks after reunion. Cancelling your hotel reservation does not cancel your reunion activities. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/armedforcesreunions
Register online at www.afr-reg.com/seagoing2019

 

TOUR DESCRIPTIONS
 

FORT KNOX & PATTON MUSEUM TOUR
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
After an early lunch on your own at the hotel, we’ll head to Ft. Knox for a driving tour of this historic base. Originally created in1918 during WWI, the base was closed in the late 1920’s, only to be re-opened later. In 1932 the 1st Cavalry Regiment, the Army’s oldest mounted unit, arrived at Fort Knox and exchanged its horses for armored combat cars. Then it’s on to the General George S. Patton Museum and Center of Leadership, dedicated to one of the most colorful of all twentieth century military leaders. Come explore the history of the United States Army through personal stories, artifacts and film while viewing the foremost collection of Patton material in the world. The exhibits depict the history of Fort Knox, where the Armored Force was formed in 1940, and the development of cavalry and armored weapons, equipment, and uniforms from the Revolutionary War to the present. The Patton Gallery contains many of the General’s personal items, including his famous ivory-handled pistols. Outside, you will see many historically significant vehicles and equipment.
12:00pm board bus, 5:00pm back at hotel
$37/Person includes bus and guide.

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM & LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM TOUR
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thundering Thoroughbred hooves, rolling hills of bluegrass, visit Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Enjoy a 360-degree multi-media show that surrounds you with the images and sounds unique to Derby Day, “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” Take a tour of historic Churchill Downs (weather permitting). Weigh in on a jockey scale and test your betting skills with their computer. Then make a final stop in the Finish Line Gift Shop for Derby memorabilia and souvenirs. After the Derby Museum we’ll head to Fourth Street LIVE!, Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment spot right in the heart of downtown. Choose from a variety of restaurants or pubs for lunch on your own. Then we’ll head to the Louisville Slugger Museum, another famous landmark in Lousiville! After watching a short film, walk through the full-size dugout and onto the museum’s playing field. See rare baseball equipment and memorabilia. Complete the tour with a walk through the Louisville Slugger manufacturing facility and see bats being turned for today’s baseball stars and tomorrow’s major leagues.Your tour includes a miniature bat.
9:30am board bus, 3:30pm back at hotel
$64/Person includes bus, escort, and admissions 

LOUISVILLE CITY TOUR & LUNCH CRUISE 
Friday, October 4, 2019 
Louisville’s Main Street has the second largest collection of cast-iron storefronts facades, only New York City has more. Enjoy the morning with a scenic driving tour of Louisville. See the Humana Building, the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, and the Fall’s Fountain. View the historic areas of West Main Street and St. James Court, as you take in the beauty of many of the nation’s finest Victorian mansions. Afterwards, board the Spirit of Jefferson, a modern steamboat with two decks. Enjoy a scenic cruise up the Ohio River with a lavish luncheon buffet. 
9:45am board bus, 2:15pm back at hotel 
$73/person includes bus, guide, and lunch cruise. 


DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE 
Friday, October 4, 2019 
An entertainment tradition for thirty years, Derby Dinner Playhouse offers live-stage productions, a plentiful buffet, and desserts that are so big you’ll need two spoons. Derby Dinner’s lavish buffet features Classic American Cuisine. Selections include a full salad bar, a variety of vegetables, fish, beef or turkey, hot rolls, and beverage (dessert not included). Take your time as the “Footnotes”, Derby Dinner’s own talented vocal ensemble, entertain you just prior to the stage production. After dinner, you will be treated to live theater in the round. Shows vary based on season. 
6:00pm board bus, 11:00pm back at hotel. 
$75/Person includes bus, escort, and dinner show. 

 

All Trips require a minimum of 35 people, unless otherwise noted. Please be at the bus boarding area at least five minutes prior to the published time. Driver and Guide Gratuities are not included in the tour prices.

US SEAGOING MARINE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM –

October 1 – 6, 2019

Listed below are all registration, tour, and meal costs for the reunion. Please enter how many people will be participating in each event and total the amount. Send that amount payable to ARMED FORCES REUNIONS, INC. in the form of check or money order. Your cancelled check will serve as your confirmation. Returned checks will be charged a $20 fee. You may also register online and pay by credit card at www.afr-reg.com/seagoing2019 (3.5% will be added to credit card charges). All registration forms and payments must be received by mail on or before September 5, 2019. After that date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. We suggest you make a copy of this form before mailing. Please do not staple or tape your payment to this form.

 

Armed Forces Reunions, Inc.                                                                   OFFICE USE ONLY

322 Madison Mews                                                         Check # _________ Date Received _________

Norfolk, VA 23510                                                          Inputted _________ Nametag Completed _____

ATTN: US Seagoing Marine

 

CUT-OFF DATE IS 9/5/19

 

                                                                                                             Price Per            # of People        Total

TOURS

10/2: Fort Knox & Patton Museum Tour                                              $  37                   #                            $

10/3: Kentucky Derby Museum & Louisville Slugger Museum Tour $  64                   #                            $

10/4: Louisville City Tour & Lunch Cruise                                            $  73                  #                            $

10/4: Derby Dinner Playhouse                                                             $   75                 #                             $

 

HOTEL MEALS

10/1: Welcome Dinner Buffet Dinner                                                     $ 54                 #                            $

10/5, Banquet Dinner Buffet Dinner                                                      $ 54                #                             $

MANDATORY PER PERSON REGISTRATION FEE

Includes administrative and other reunion expenses.                        $ 25                 #                            $

 

Total Amount Payable to Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. $

 

PLEASE PRINT YOUR INFORMATION AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR ON YOUR NAMETAG

 

FIRST __________________________LAST ___________________________________________

 

SHIPS SERVED ON ____________________________________________________________________________

 

SPOUSE NAME ________________________________

OTHER GUEST NAMES __________________________

 

STREET ADDRESS_______________________________________________________________________

 

CITY___________________________ STATE ________________ ZIP____________________________________

 

PH. NUMBER (________)_________-_________

EMAIL ADDRESS ______________________@_____________

 

DISABILITY/DIETARY RESTRICTIONS_____________________________________________________________

(Sleeping room requirements must be conveyed by attendee directly with hotel)

 

MUST YOU BE LIFTED HYDRAULICALLY ONTO THE BUS WHILE SEATED IN YOUR WHEELCHAIR IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN BUS TRIPS? q YES q NO (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AVAILABILITY).

 

ARRIVAL DATE ______________________________

DEPARTURE DATE_________________________________

 

For refunds and cancellations please refer to our policies outlined at the bottom of the reunion program. CANCELLATIONS WILL ONLY BE TAKEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00am-5:00pm EASTERN TIME (excluding holidays). Call (757) 625-6401 to cancel reunion activities and obtain a cancellation code. Refunds processed 4-6 weeks after reunion.

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