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Wayland Union High School
Class Of 1969
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69ers "50th" Celebration Trip

To secure Breathless Riviera Cancun room reservations at our special group rates listed below, our travel agent MUST receive your $125 per person deposit by August 29, 2018. If you make a deposit, but cancel your trip before August 29th, then all but $25 per person will be returned to you. Full trip payments are due November 5, 2018. For more information, please contact Cathy Bancino of Witte Travel and Tours at 1-800-469-4883.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible! Currently, our special "group rate" block of rooms is set aside ONLY for Wayland High's Class of 69. But since not all classmates have current email addresses or use computers, we need your help to spread the word about our 50th Reunion trip.

Any rooms still available on August 15th, 2018 MAY be offered to  other Wayland High alumni. This is meant to be a special trip for 69ers. But since group discounts apply, the more the merrier! If the Reunion Committee decides to make remaining rooms available to other WHS Alumni, an announcement will be posted here so you can extend the invitation to your brothers, sisters and other WHS friends. 

The following '69ers (plus assorted spouses & spices) are confirmed for the trip: Sue (TerAvest) McGraw), Karen (Fifelski) Slater, Anna (Niemchick) Spray, Mike Nardin, Rita (Belka) Martin, Jerry LaValley, Sue (Stein) Sebright, Christina (Cook) Lee, Bob Bezemek, Ed Bergeron and Ruby (Burchett) Thomas. Others who've advised that they're still working out some details or are still thinking about it include: Mary (Tobolic) Straub, Reggie (Hines) Medendorp, Mary (Braendle) Swanson, Mary (Torrey) DeVitto, Roy Whittoff, Deb (Ward) Drohlshagen and more.

Breathless Riviera Cancun!

Over the years, we've kept our reunions low cost & simple. The Class of '69 has dined & raised our glasses together at the Wayland VFW. We congregated in an old church. We camped at Chief Noonday. We celebrated at the MidVilla. We golfed at Yankee Springs. We danced & remembered our Wonder Years at The Note. We even tailgated for Wayland's Homecoming Game in the dentist office parking lot across from the "new to us" high school! And several times, our classmates generously opened their homes to us.

But this next one is going to be different. It's been 50 YEARS since we graduated from high school! So, in January 2019, as requested by a majority of classmates surveyed at our 2014 Wayland VFW Reunion, we are going to travel together. And we will party like it's 1969 at the new Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort, located on the beautiful Caribbean shores of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula just south of Cancun.

All prices below are per person, and include flight, all-inclusive accommodations, taxes and roundtrip transfers to and from the airport to the resort. Prices are also based on double occupancy in the room, the area of accommodations, and the type of room chosen. Lansing charters depart on Thursday and Sunday for seven nights. A four night option is available departing on Sunday if some don’t want to or can’t travel for the full seven nights. Here's a link to the resort web site:

http://www.breathlessresorts.com/en_us/resorts/mexico/riviera-cancun.html

There are three areas of accommodations at Breathless: Xhale, Allure, and Xcelerate. Unless specified otherwise, prices quoted are in the lead in category in the Allure section of the resort. However if you’d like a higher category or room location, please let our travel agent know and she'll price that out individually for you. They have many room categories to consider. The category rooms will be near the pool according to the category.There are also three pool areas: Xhale, Allure and Excelerate

Allure has the lead in room categories and the middle pool. This pool area is considered middle ground; sometimes crazy, loud and busy, however it depends on the crowd. 

Xcelerate will be the next room categories and if standing on the beach looking at the resort, it will be the one on the far right hand side of the resort. This pool is where all the noise and action will be. Booming music from noon to 9pm with DJ and dancers. Rooms around this area will be considered the Xcelerate rooms.

Xhale will be the pool on the far left when facing the resort from the beach area. This will be your quiet pool, and it is also considered "preferred club" with a higher level of luxury and service.  All rooms in that area will be the in the Xhale category. 

Below are per person prices and room options based on four, seven or ten nights, all from Lansing. Flights depart Lansing at 10:30 AM and arrive in Cancun at 2:15 PM. Return flights leave Cancun at 3:15 PM and arrive at 7 PM in Lansing. 

Lansing to Cancun/Riviera Maya Departing January 20 - 4 nights Allure lead in room category $1200 
 

Lansing to Cancun/Riviera Maya Departing January 20 - 7 nights
Allure ocean view $1792
Xcelerate tropical view $1912
Allure swimup suite $1942
Xcelerate ocean view $1982
Xhale ocean view $2112
Xhale swimup suite $2182
Xhale ocean front $2242
Allure ocean front $2032
Xcelerate swimup suite $2052
Xcelerate ocean front $2082

Lansing to Cancun/Riviera Maya Departing January 17 - 7 nights
Allure ocean view $1732
Xcelerate tropical view $1852
Allure swimup suite $1882
Xcelerate ocean view $1922
Xhale ocean view $2052
Xhale swimup suite $2122
Xhale ocean front $2182
Allure ocean front $1972
Xcelerate swimup suite $1992
Xcelerate ocean front $2022

Lansing to Cancun/Riviera Maya Departing January 17 - 10 nights
Allure ocean view $2549
Xcelerate tropical view $2699
Allure swimup suite $2739
Xcelerate ocean view $2799
Xhale ocean view $2999
Xhale swimup suite $3099
Xhale ocean front $3209
Allure ocean front $2879
Xcelerate swimup suite $2919
Xcelerate ocean front $2959

 

Allure lead in room category example prices from other cities:

Fort Meyers to Riviera Maya:

Connecting flights (Delta was the least expensive connecting in Atlanta)

January 20 – 27, 2019 seven nights or January 17 – 24, 2019 seven nights: $1918 per person

Orlando to Riviera Maya Direct flights:

January 20 – 27, 2019 seven nights or January 17 – 24, 2019 seven nights: $1728 per person

Fort Lauderdale  to Riviera Maya Direct flights:

January 20 – 27, 2019 seven nights or January 17 – 24, 2019 seven nights: $1714 per person

Miami to Riviera Maya Direct flights:

January 20 – 27, 2019 seven nights or January 17 – 24, 2019 seven nights: $1748 per person

Grand Rapids to Riviera Maya January 19 – 26, 2019 seven nights: $2008 per person 

All prices are based on availability and subject to change. Availability looks good currently. Prices on the charters flights shouldn’t change however your flights from Grand Rapids and Florida will; and typically go up as space sells. If you want to hold space to secure the price and space, our travel agent can make the reservations with a deposit. Flights from Lansing will require a deposit of $125 per person. Flights from Grand Rapids would be $200 per person as should the flights from Florida. The deposit on the flights from Florida will depend on the rules of the airline therefore those deposit amounts may vary. The least amount would be $200 per person on up. Contact our agent directly on which departure city and she'll look at those flights at that time and give you the exact deposit amount; again as prices on those FL will vary. In general the sooner you book your flight, the cheaper the cost as the plane fills up.

To hold a reservation she will need your full names as they appear on your passport – first middle and last name. Also your birthdate. Please verify everyone has a valid passport.

Travel insurance is optional however it is recommend. The cost is $135 per person, and only the insurance cost is not refundable. This will protect you if you have to cancel for any reason you’ll receive a full refund back except for the cost of the travel insurance. It’s also medical reimbursement during travel. 

If you have questions please let our travel agent know. She's happy to help you, we've already made her an honorary member of our Class of '69, and she's looking forward to working with you all. This will be a great trip for everyone, and she's confident you’ll love this resort and all it has to offer. Our Travel Agent is: Cathy Bancino, DS, Witte Travel and Tours (An Apple Vacation Crystal Level Agency), 3250 28th St. SE,Grand Rapids, MI 49512 Phone 616-942-5112 ext. 684, or 1-800-469-4883 

Email: cbancino@wittetravel.com  Web Site: www.wittetravel.com

Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5pm

 

 

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