Caribbean Baseball Adventure

March 17-24, 2018

    Imagine waking up each morning in a new port, playing a new team on a different island and then exploring the island the rest of the day.  Well, there's no need to imagine as we have finalized plans for our Royal Caribbean International's Adventure Of The Seas baseball cruise. We will start in San Juan and play 5 games on 5 islands against local teams. We plan on taking two teams.  The first will be  playing the full rules of baseball with everyone batting each game and the second team an invitation only team playing goodwill rules.

 

Who has made the team so far? 1. Nikita Gilmore 2. Johnny O'Rourke 3. Billy Ramsey 4. Joel Fealk 5. Tim Sara 6. Santo Attinello 7.Stephan Malinowski 8.Alex Vlielander 9. Andrew Cohen 10. Phillip Benezra 11. A Pitcher 12. A Catcher 13. Pitcher/SS

Who are the lucky fans? 1. John Gilmore 2. Judy Ramsey 3. Teresa Attinelllo 4. Ms Glasser 5.Jean Maliinski 6. Azzah Vlielander 7.Your Wife/Girlfriend/Partner?

Who are players on Team Ihrig? 1. John Ihrig 2. Joe Maiden 3. Don Cole 4. Tony Sanchez 5. Dave Harvill 6. Bob Leech 7. Ken Combs 8. Meilisa Knudsen

Who are the lucky Team Ihrig fans? 1. Diane Cole 2. Susanne Combs 3. De Anne Harvill 4. Marilyn Leech 5. Toni Demaine

      

     On day one you will travel to San Juan, check into the team hotel and join us for a team dinner to kick off our trip,  The next day, we'll meet in the lobby dressed in full uniform where our team bus will pick you (and your luggage) up and take us to our first game.  After the game, you'll be whisked to our cruise ship for early check in and lunch.  That evening we set sail to visit four more islands playing baseball along the way.

 

Game action from our previous cruise with fans watching the game from their balconies.

 

      Our home for this eight day adventure will be the Adventure of the Seas, the pride of Royal Caribbean International's fleet.  Onboard activities include amazing cruise features including an ice skating rink, a street fair and a rock-climbing wall Ė among others. The Adventure of the Seas is one of the world's largest cruise ships has one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the cruise industry.  Onboard amenities include enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options, fitness center and spa, five story theater,  exceptional recreational facilities, and 15 bars/lounges.

 

 

 

Our Tentative Caribbean Baseball Cruise Schedule

 

Date Day Port and Games Ship Arrives Ship Departs
March 16 Friday Leave the USA on the airline of your choice for San Juan, Puerto Rico and transfer to our hotel. Then enjoy a day on the beach or take in some sightseeing.
March 17 Saturday Morning game #1 against a local San Juan team, then off to the ship for early check in, lunch and our bon voyage sail away party.   8:30pm
March 18 Sunday Arise to sunshine in paradise as we arrive in St Thomas for  game #2.  After the game you'll have time to explore Charlotte Amalie before our evening departure. 8am 5pm
March 19 Monday Arrive in St Kitts for an off day to explore Basseterre, take a snorkeling excursion, enjoy a city tour, have a zip line adventure or partake of any dozen of RCI's excursions. 8am 5pm
March 20 Tuesday Enjoy a day at sea in the pool, hot tub, spa or bars onboard the Adventure Of The Seas as we head to Curacao.    
March 21 Wednesday Arrive in Curacao for a morning doubleheader (games #3 and #4).  Afterwards explore Willemstad before our 8pm departure for nearby Aruba. 8am 8pm
March 22 Thursday Arrive in Aruba for a morning game #5, then party hardy Garth as the ship doesn't leave Oranjestad until 11pm! 8am 11pm
March 23 Friday Enjoy a day at sea signing autographs in the pool and at the bars as we sail to Puerto Rico with thousands of your groupies.    
March 24 Saturday Dock in San Juan and fly home as true international Caribbean baseball superstars! 6am  

   

 

    The cost per player for this Caribbean baseball adventure is $1095 while the fee for each accompanying fan is $495.  For players the registration fee  includes a welcome dinner in San Juan, a night at our San Juan team hotel, transportation to our San Juan game, transportation directly to the ship after the game, early cruise check in and onboard lunch, nightly team dinners, transportation to/from all the baseball fields, field rentals, umpires, games and a souvenir polo shirt.  Plus a highlight of our adventure will be the donation of baseball equipment to the baseball federation on each island we play.

 

    Due to the unique nature of this event,  we will not have separate sightseeing excursions for our group after the games.  Instead, fans will be able to explore the islands on your own or join any of the dozen different excursions offered on each island by the cruise staff.  Information on the available excursions will be provided once you have registered for the cruise.

 

 

     What isnít included in this wonderful invitation? Just a few basic things. First, you are responsible for making your own airfare reservations to San Juan (air fare sales should start in October) and taking a cab to our hotel ($15).  Second, you must have a valid passport with at least six months until it expires to board the cruise ship. Third, each player will be responsible for bringing their own uniforms, bat, batting helmet, and a dozen leather baseballs   Finally,  you must book the category of cabin that you desire for the cruise as the cruise cost is NOT included in the baseball registration fee.  Adventure Of The Seas offers several cabin categories ranging from $600 to $1500 per person including:

 

Interior Stateroom

Oceanview Staterooms

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Interior accommodations are comfortable rooms furnished with standard amenities including two twin beds or one queen-size bed, private bathroom, television, radio and phone.
 

Two twin beds or one queen-size bed, mini bar, private bathroom, vanity area, television, radio and phone. The kind of room you deserve when you're on  a baseball vacation.

Two twin beds or one queen-size bed, sitting area, private balcony, refrigerator, mini bar, private bathroom, vanity area, television, radio and phone. Relax and cruise in major league luxury.

 

     You may book through any travel agent, store (e.g.; Costco), organization (e.g.; AARP, AAA) or website you like, but once booked please email us your cabin number so we can make arrangements for the nightly group dinners.  Please also request normal dinning at 6pm to assure we will all be at the same dinner table for our group dinners. A $250 deposit secures your cabin and guarantees you'll be joining us for the evening group dinners.  The balance is due October 31st.

 

     A recommendation: try out the website www.cruisecompete.com to have several travel agents bid on your cruise.  This will provide you a range of prices and onboard credit offers to chose from, but also give you an idea of your options when you deal with any of the previously mentioned cruise reservation sources. 

 

    If you are interested, please email me directly as we only plan to take only 12/13 players on this sea "road" trip so everyone plays as much as possible.   Going single and looking for a cabin mate?  Let us know and we'll try to connect you with fellow players who are also looking for a great cabin mate.  Please do not make airline reservations until the team is full.

 

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against any unforeseen medical or unexpected personal problems that may arise.  Please note the cancellation fees are as follows.

 

The Baseball Program - cancellations for any reason received prior to January 1st are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after January 1st.

 

The Cruise - you can cancel the cruise reservation directly through our travel agent up to 90 days before the trip for a full refund less $50 per person penalty.

 

Please don't make your airplane reservations or cruise reservations until  we are confirm the trip is full and we and going.

 

 

2018 Caribbean Baseball Cruise


Caribbean Cruise

 

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Our San Juan Hotel

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Registration Form For The 2018 Baseball Cruise

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Optional Travel Insurance

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Photos From Our Last Baseball Cruise

 

   

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