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Thundercruise is a once-in-a-lifetime
Thunderbird alumni reunion at sea
February 14-19, 2015

It’s all about networking and FUN!

Alumni, families, faculty and friends will embark on an unforgettable 5-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico on Royal Caribbean’s world class Liberty of the Seas.

The event is a school sponsored “off-shore home coming” organized by a group of alumni that is vowing to create an extraordinary experience for the school’s biggest asset – the alumni community. The organizers are going out of their way to maximize the ”T-bird bonding factor.”

We have an excellent t-bird package lined up replete with fun activities like mixers, meals, on shore excursions and more.  To participate, you must book travel through TGW Travel. 

                          Questions or to book now: info@thundercruise.com

Welcome Reception

The school will host a welcoming reception and orientation once we board the ship.

The date falls on Valentine’s Day, so get your red out. Plan a romantic dinner afterwards.

 Enjoy the ship amenities and shore excursions

T-bird networking events

check_smWe have five closed events to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. On our cruising days, T-birds will convene at designated spots on the ship to relax and network by the six whirlpools and four pools.

Choose your own adventures

check_smWe’ll offer group on shore excursions, but you are welcome to choose whichever of many excursions offered

Catamaran adventure

check_smLet’s fill the boat with T-birds and take a lazy sail to a prime snorkeling spot (first come, first serve).

Stingray Beach

check_smOne of our classmates owns Stingray Beach in Cozumel.  Enjoy the day wading in the sea with friendly stingrays.  All T-birds will converge after their shore excursions for fun local BBQ

Swim with the wildlife

check_smThere are options to swim with the dolphins, turtles and manatees in a closed environment

We’ll be in Cozumel on Fat Tuesday.

check_smIt just so happens that they celebrate Mardi Gras there.  We’ll have a taste of their local cuisine as well as evening party on board with masks, hats and horns.

Wellness Spa

check_smTake advantage of the vitality wellness program that will rejuvenate your body and soul with soothing spa treatments, healthy menus, and acupuncture.  Join a yoga or tai chi class

Bring your loved ones

check_smIt’s a special trip for all.   All friends of T-birds also welcome. You’ll find a surf park and the kids’ water park.

Prime cruise season


While chilly winter conditions nip most of the northern hemisphere, the beckoning, calm Caribbean seas will be mostly hot and sunny.


Fun Facts about Thundercruise

Ship Capacity
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Prices start from $999 for T-bird Cruise Package

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Pricing is per person (not per stateroom) based on either Single, Double, Triple or Quad occupancy

Interior Cabin
$1029 per person - based on 3 or 4 people per cabin
$1159 per person - (2 people per cabin)
$1699 per person - (your own cabin)

Ocean View Cabin (no balcony)
$1199 per person (2 people per cabin)
$1849 per person - (your own cabin)
** only double or single cabins available

Ocean View - With Balcony
$1,455 per person (2 people per cabin)
$2,299 per person (your own cabin)
* only double and single cabins available.


* Payment Terms $250 deposit required (non refundable) per person,
Final payment due 11/20/2014 . Please note that Gratuities of $12 per person/day will be charged directly by cruise-line at end of cruise.

* Child Pricing: $75 off adult rates (up to 12 years old) (12 years pays adult rate) * For further questions or exact pricing, please fill out our contact form.

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For further questions, call JP Driessen at 623 293 8397

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So far we’ve received hundreds of inquiries from students, faculty and alumni and we’ve just begun to get the word out, so the indications are we’ll have a solid quorum of people from all over, even some folks from overseas. Yes, bring your family members and friends of T-birds.  Remember, it’s quality, not quantity.
The effort is supported by the school Office of Alumni Relations and six alumni thus far – J.P. Driessen ’99 (Organizer of past T-bird reunions), Carol Ann Schuster ’82 (VP of Mktg at Royal Caribbean), Santiago Mejia ’04, and Arturo Perchemlian ’04 (Owners of TGW Travel), Heidi Saunders ’99 and Khatchig Jingirian ’97 (Past organizers of Global Sounds). If you’d like to be a part of the event organization, please let us know.
For many reasons. They were the best choice for price, itinerary, options available on- and off-shore, world class service, and their excellent track record of success. Royal Caribbean International was awarded the 2013 winner for World’s Leading Cruise Line by World Travel Awards, the Oscar’s of the cruise line industry
Basic rates posted above starting at $999.  Please keep in mind that our prices include the T-bird package with tons of events.  You are getting a discount on regular cruise rates incorporated into the total price.  Remember, you must book through TGW Travel.
All cruise reservations are to be made through TGW Travel. E-mail Arturo at info@thundercruise.com.  They can also assist you with hotel rooms and flights to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.  Space is limited, so don’t wait till the last minute.
It’s first come, first serve, so the sooner you book, the better. Today, if possible. Otherwise you’ll be put on the waiting list.  Payments can be made in increments.  Arturo at TGW has the payment schedule. Do not wait to the last minute.
Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most on-board entertainment AND the T-bird Package of separate meals, parties, cocktail receptions, BBQ, on shore excursion, lots of open bar and other surprises.
Transportation to/from Port Ft. Lauderdale, hotels, shore excursions(other than group excursion in Mexico), sightseeing, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc.
Yes, we highly recommend you purchase any extras before you commence your trip. Some activities and services sell out, so it’s better to have everything already planned before your trip. Book activities directly with TGW Travel.
TGW Travel and the organizers will do their best to pair you up with a roommate.
Check-in time will be specified in your travel documents once you’ve booked. Sailing is on Sat. Feb. 14 at 4:30pm. We sail the first day, then arrive at Belize City on day two. The following day we visit Cozumel, Mexico (Fat Tuesday). The last day we spend cruising towards home. We return Thursday, Feb. 19th at approximately 7:00am. Note that Monday Feb. 16th is President’s Day.
We recommend arriving Friday, February 13 and staying at a preferred hotel with other T-birds arranged by TGW Travel. We’ll have special rates and something to do when you get there. Arrive early and take a sightseeing tour of Miami.
U.S. Citizens and Non U.S. citizens will need valid passports in order to leave and enter the United States. Non U.S. Citizens will sometimes need visas, as well as any other travel documentation required by the governments of Belize and Mexico. For visas/inoculations, please check with TGW Travel to determine travel and health documentary requirements.
Yes, many options are offered depending on availability.  Basically it’s Interior, Oceanview, Balcony, and the Suites. Ask TGW Travel for pricing.
Yes. The initial deposit is non-refundable, but you will receive a refund on additional payments depending on how soon you cancel. Ask TGW Travel for details.
It’s up to you, but we recommend it. Get the details at TGW Travel.
Contact us at info@thundercruise.com or call Arturo @ (305) 428-3836.

All Thundercruise reservations should be made through TGW Travel, a Miami-based global travel company owned by alumni Santiago Mejia and Arturo Perchemlian.The duo leads customized trips around the world for events such as Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. In the recent past, they organized Thunderbird groups to Iceland, Montenegro and Croatia.

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