During our last General Meeting at the Washington, DC Navy Photographer’s Reunion, there was a motion put forward to cancel next year’s San Diego reunion and replace it with cruise out of Port Canaveral, Florida.  Reasons cited were the current state of the economy, the high expense for travel and lodging for attendees, the anticipated low turnout due to those expenses, and the high costs associated with the NANP putting on the event. An online vote of the membership was created, and the majority approved holding a Navy Photographer’s Reunion Cruise in lieu of the San Diego Reunion.

Past President and current Awards Chairperson, Sammy Solt, has taken the lead on the cruise and done the research. This is what he has put together.

Carnival Cruise Lines has made us a handsome offer for a 4 day, 3 night cruise out of Port Canaveral, Florida, October 18 -21, 2024, with a day stop in Nassau, Bahamas. For those who have never pulled liberty in Nassau, you are in for a big surprise. It offers great shopping, great food, and tropical weather.

Interior cabins for the cruise cost $243 per night, per couple. The includes a floor show each night, the comedy club, bingo games, and ALL of your meals. Meal options while on the cruise include the dining room, an all-you-can-eat buffet, a sandwich bar open 20-hours a day, pizza bar also open 20-hours a day, and room service.

The rates below are for double occupancy. It is possible for one person to occupy a room, but the cost would be roughly the same. So, those of us who are single may want to buddy up with a shipmate and split the cost.

Please, if you decide you want to attend the Navy Photographer’s Cruise, call the point of contact below and put down your $50 (per person) deposit ASAP. Carnival is also making reservations with the general public and as the rooms dwindle the rates will go up. It’s our advice to book your cabin now so you can lock in these good rates.


Friday 10/18/2024 – Depart Port Canaveral, Florida at 3:30 PM
Saturday 10/19/2024 – Day in Nassau, The Bahamas (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Sunday 10/20/2024 – Fun day at sea
Monday 10/21/2024 – Return to Port Canaveral, Florida at 8:00 AM

Cost (rates shown are for double occupancy):

Interior Cabin – $731.30
Ocean View Cabin – $795.30
Cabin with Balcony – $1011.30
Suite – $1445.30

Deposit only 50.00 per person. 
Each cabin will get 25.00 on board credit.
Final payment is due no later than August 4th, 2024.

Point of Contact:

Raul Lorie
Personal Vacation Planner
Carnival Cruise Line
(305) 599-2600 ext. 85772