The 2015 Reunion

Cruise to Bahamas

23-27 February 2015

Blue Gray Line

Enchantment of the Seas

The Bigelow Society 

is pleased to announce… 

We’re going on a cruise!


To All Members and Friends of The Bigelow Society:                                                                                                                                                                                            February 15, 2014

A number of your officers and directors met in Melbourne, Florida the evening of February 12, 2014 to share ideas for the society and plan an activity to attract as many members and friends of the society as possible.  It was decided that we should plan a mid-winter cruise.  We hope you will make every effort to join us for what we expect will be a delightful and memorable experience for The Bigelow Society.

Your newest Director, Barbara Sharp-Bond of Ottawa, Canada, has spearheaded the effort to bring us together on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas for a 4 night Bahamas cruise sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida on Monday, February 23, 2015 and returning Friday, February 27, 2015.  Think no snow, warmth, sunshine, fun, good food, and good company!  A synopsis of Barb’s planning follows:

Hello All,

I have contacted Royal Caribbean (RC) and have booked/confirmed the following particulars for our 4 night Bahamas cruise sailing out of Port Canaveral on Monday, February 23, 2015 and returning on Friday February 27, 2015:

 1.  Our Bigelow Society Group ID# is 2510747.  This number must be given when you book your room in order to obtain the quoted rate as well as the room and group credits noted below.

 2.  The phone number to call RC for booking a room is 1-800-465-3595.  Tell them you are with The Bigelow Society Group.

 3.  We need 8 rooms booked to get a $50 per room credit. And that means 2 people per room. If there is only one person for a room that person will need to pay the costs for two people.  If you are by yourself and wish to share a room please let us know.  We will try to connect you with a person of the same gender who is looking to share a room.

 4.  On February 13th I reserved 4 large ocean view G1 category rooms (room numbers are (4044, 4046 taken), 4068, 4070) and 5 inside L category rooms (room numbers 4051, 4053, 4055, 4057, 4059) all on deck 4 and in the middle of the ship for The Bigelow Society.  Note that these 9 rooms on are deck 4 and are reserved only until March 14, 2014 at the following prices:

 Inside (L) rooms are $309 + $74.72 taxes and fees = $382.72 per person (which is $767.44 per room for two people. Note that even if only one person per room you still need to pay $767.44.)

 Ocean view (G1) rooms are $349 + $74.72 taxes and fees = $423.72 per person ($847.44 per room).

After March 14, 2014 people can still book those rooms, or any other available rooms, but the price will be the going rate at the time you book.  RC has guaranteed this rate to us until March 14, 2014 which is only 30 days from now.  EVERYONE INTERESTED SHOULD BOOK ASAP.  Just phone RC and state The Bigelow Society group ID number, and you will get the quoted rate and a $50 per room credit.  You may view the ship layout to check room location at the following site:

 5.  The $50 room credit can be used for purchases on board the ship on any room that we book, either within this 30 day booking period or after it.  The credit will be granted for any booking, not necessarily the rooms that I have reserved.  I thought that I would lock in some rooms in the middle of the ship and at a good price, but you have to book and pay the $200 deposit per room before March 14, 2014 to get the prices and credits noted.

 6.  The ship is the Enchantment of the Seas, sailing out of Port Canaveral.  The nearest major airport is Orlando, and there are shuttles from Orlando to Port Canaveral.  Rental cars are also available at both locations.  Vehicle parking is available at Port Canaveral for very reasonable rates.

 7.  I have given RC my name as the primary contact, and Don Bigelow as the secondary contact.  I can be reached via email at or 613-599-4344.  Don can be reached at or 941-761-9240.

 8.  For every 8 rooms that are booked (and paid for) the group will receive a $199 credit or discount to be shared however we wish. 
Maybe we could donate this to The Bigelow Society.

 9.  The website for RC is

 10.  They have meeting rooms that we can use for free.

 Hope we will be able to have lots of bookings and a great annual meeting in February 2015.

Please book soon.  Cheers


  23 Feb             Port Canaveral, Florida
24 Feb             Coco Cay, Bahamas
25 Feb             Nassau, Bahamas
26 Feb             At sea

27 Feb             Port Canaveral, Florida

Blue Gray Line

Rod Bigelow
Box 13  Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y.  12929
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