"I am so glad i decided to come to the reunion, it has become a memory that i will treasure forever and cant wait til the next one. You all have done something remarkable and many may not have realized it. You all have given at least me a part of something that i have missed and that was shipmates. I cant thank you enough." Betty L.


REUNION DATES TUES 10/4/2022  -  SUN 10/9/2022

HOTEL HOLIDAY INN ORLANDO SW (CELEBRATION

ADDRESS 5711 IRLO BRONSON MEM HWY, KISSIMMEE, FL

MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS Call hotel directly at 321-401-1020 and ask for the RTC group (code RT1). Rooms are $74 per night + $6 resort fee for king or two-queen. Please note that any cancellations must be done 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a one-night charge.

REGISTER FOR REUNION LINK 

(If you have problems with either link from your phone, make sure your phone is on auto-rotate, turn phone and retry link)

PURCHASE REGISTRATION FEE LINK

(Registration fees can be purchased now. Tickets for events will be available after February 1)

REUNION SCHEDULE
 

TUESDAY 10-4-22

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN 1600-1800

EVENING EVENT: WELCOME DINNER 1800 - 2100. Tonight we are excited to welcome new and returning veterans to the RTC Orlando Navy Boot Camp Reunion! Cost is $32 per person

WEDNESDAY 10-5-22

REUNION OFFICE & STORE (hours to be poste)

RTC/NTC HISTORY & GARDENS TOUR 0845- 1445 Today we will return to the site of our former base to tour the history wall and memorial in Blue Jacket Park We will have lunch with views of Lake Baldwin and the former NTC base hospital across the lake. We will then make the short ride to Leu Gardens right around the corner from the old base entrance where we will spend some time enjoying the renowned botanical gardens and remembering our time in Orlando in days past. Cost: $47 per person includes transportation, lunch, admission to gardens, and gratuities (meal & driver).

EVENING EVENT: PIRATES DINNER THEATER  1730- 2230. Cost with bus transportation is $67. Driving yourself? Cost of show only is $52.  Both prices include dinner, show, and gratuities.  Join us this evening at the world's most interactive dinner theater experience as we dine among the spectacle of pirates and acrobatics on an 18th century replica ship. Wear your Navy gear!

THURSDAY 10-6-22

REUNION OFFICE & STORE hours to be posted

FULL DAY CRYSTAL RIVER, MANATEES & BOAT TOUR 0730-1630 Cost for this all day adventure is $132 per person and includes hotel pickup, cold breakfast, lunch, boat ride to view and swim with the manatees, visit to Homosassa State Park, and a 30 minute airboat ride in a flora and fauna rich area. Minimum 30 guests, maximum 54. If you are going to swim, there is an additional $10 charge for wetsuit rental. 

LOCAL TOUR to be determined

EVENING EVENT: SURVEY SAYS GAME NIGHT 1945 A fun, casual evening where tables of friends will compete against other tables

If you venture out on your own:

SEAWORLD ORLANDO frequently offers free tickets for veterans and up to 3 guests through their Waves of Honor program. We will email you if the program becomes available again in 2022. This could be a great outing to take advantage of while in Orlando. Visit SEA WORLD for current offers.

GATORLAND offers free admission for active duty and retired military with government issued ID. Their guests also get 20% off their admission. 

INTERNATIONAL DRIVE & ICON PARK offers a wide range of activities, restaurants, and entertainment. The Ripley Believe It or Not museum offers veterans a 30% discount off admission.

FRIDAY 10-7-22

REUNION OFFICE & STORE (hours to be posted)

BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE 3.O 1030 Laugh and challenge yourself with boot camp and Navy games and activities (all accessible) with prizes awarded on the spot!

COMPANY COMMANDERS PANEL 1230 CC's share stories and answer questions from the audience. Crowd favorite!

EVENING EVENT: FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER! 1900-2230 Step into the 70's as we raise funds for the RTC memorial upkeep fund with fast paced and multi-prize Bingo Blitz followed by disco karaoke and dancing. This is a 70's dress event (hats, wigs, clothes, what can you come up with?!). Lots of prizes for bingo winners, best 70s outfits, and door prizes. Don't miss this event! Cost is $26 per person. 

SATURDAY 10-8-22

REUNION OFFICE & STORE (final hours 1000-1200) 

Free day to relax by the pool or explore Orlando on your own

EVENING EVENT: BLUEJACKET BANQUET 1800 Tonight is our final event of the reunion as we celebrate our bonds, remember our past, and look to our future. Semi-formal, dress your best, dinner, keynote speaker and dancing. $68 per person. 

SUNDAY 10-9-2022

SAFE JOURNEYS HOME!

FOR THOSE GOING ON THE ANCHORS AWEIGH CRUISE ON THE ALLURE OF THE SEAS, WE WILL BE DEPARTING AT 0800 FOR FORT LAUDERDALE.