100 Marine Vets, Their Families… Plus YOU…
Setting Sail On The First Annual USMC Vets “Ooh Rah” Liberty Cruise!

You’re Invited To This SPECIAL EVENT At Sea
October 26 – November 1 – 2014

Departing From Port Everglades – Ft Lauderdale Florida

When I created the Facebook Group – USMCVets – just over a year ago, it was to connect with Marines & Marine Vets whom I’ve known and served with over the years.  I wanted to stay in touch and meet new friends who live by the creed of Semper Fidelis!

What started as a small group, has grown to over 6000 members as I write this and is growing in numbers each day.  Just a small seed of members has grown from a few friends, to friends of friends, to friends of their friends… All Marines!  Now, we’re highly active and very tight.

If you’re a member of the Group, you know what I’m talking about when I say it’s like family in there.  If you’re a Marine, even if you’re not a member of our Group, you understand the sentiment.  – – Ooh Rah! – –

So, like any family would do, I’m organizing a “family reunion”.  A SPECIAL event just for our family of Marine Vets, their friends and family, and of course – – You Devil Doc’s are invited too!

You DON’T have to be a member of our USMC Vets Facebook Group to attend.  In fact, ALL Marines, Marine Vets, and their friends & family are invited!

Best of all, rather than holding this reunion event in a hotel or conference center, we’re having OUR reunion at SEA!

YES!!  We’ve made special arrangements with Carnival Cruise Lines on board the cruise ship “FREEDOM” to host this VERY SPECIAL EVENT.  We’re calling… it the 1st Annual “Ooh Rah” Cruise.

I’ve teamed up with “Capt Lou” Edwards of Special Events At Sea to help coordinate because of his experience in handling this type of event.  In fact, I first met Lou on a similar cruise which inspired this gathering.  Last year, I was on a cruise event for business owners and there were over 400 in our group!  It wasn’t — just a cruise — It was a full blown event with EXCLUSIVE activities for our group ONLY.  In fact, large sections of the ship was assigned JUST for our group activities.  Needless to say, it was spectacular!


I wanted to put something like that together for MARINE Vets – – –  And I have – – –

You are OFFICIALLY invited to the First Annual USMC Vets “Ooh Rah” Cruise!

Put Your Deposit In TODAY Marine!

    During Our 6 Day Western Caribbean “Ooh Rah” Cruise, You’ll…

    • Celebrate with fellow Marines at our private, – OPEN BAR – “Bon Voyage” party.
    • Enjoy delicious gourmet meals…24 hours a day.
    • Relax by the pool or in a hot tub with your spouse, kids, and friends
    • Hang out with friends while drinking a Margarita and listening to sensuous salsa music .
    • Enjoy the glitter and excitement of a Broadway-style show after dinner.
    • Treat yourself to a 5-star meal at the ship’s specialty restaurant (you’ll enjoy this so much, you should plan to do it TWICE!)…the food will just melt in your mouth.
    • Explore exotic ports of call — Nassau, Bahamas, san Juan Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Grand Turk Island!
    • Shop duty-free stores onboard ship and at the many ports of call.
    • Gaze at the beautiful seascape from atop the cruiseliner’s deck.
    • Try your hand at the slot machines or the blackjack table.
    • Dance the night away at one of the ship’s hot nightclubs.
    • Pamper yourself with a luxurious full-body massage.
    • Participate in onboard games and contests like “Bingo” and “The Newlywed/Not So Newlywed Game.”
    • Reminisce with friends about all the fun you had on the cruise during our farewell breakfast.

      Anybody can book any ole’ cruse… But the ONLY place you can attend the “Ooh Rah Liberty Cruise” is through this page.  We have special arrangements booked for this group.  Daily, PRIVATE group activities.  Private OPEN BAR parties.  Designated, private group dining area.  You’ll have access to EXCLUSIVE activities offered ONLY to our group.

      When Do We Set Sail?


      Ports Of Call


      Your Entire Family Is Invited!

      YES, the whole family is invited. Families are a major market for Carnival with a minimum passenger age of 4 months. The kids will be kept busy and entertained with the ship’s fully staffed “Camp Carnival”. Their team of incredible counselors offer free supervised play for the kids from 9 AM till 10 PM and paid babysitting till 3 AM if needed.

      Most children just can’t WAIT to get to Camp Carnival each morning. They usually have a total blast and the parents get lots of much needed alone time for themselves. Camp Carnival is always one of the top highlights for families cruising together.

      Don’t think there are just activities for the younger kids though. There are plenty of things to do for pre-teens and teens alike including a separate teen disco, arcade and a large swimming pool.

      Again though, this is not just a cruise for families and couples. Don’t miss out because you think there is no room for a single person. All are welcome and all will have the time of their lives.


      More Than Just A “Cruise” – It’s An Event At Sea

      Exclusive Group Halloween Costume Contest

      $500 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs at our private Halloween costume party!  Bring your best costume so you can compete and WIN!

      A section of the ship has been reserved ONLY for the members of the “Ooh Rah” cruise where we’ll have a family friendly halloween party on Oct 31st.  As the night progresses, remember, child care services will be available for those with children.

      What better Halloween party can you think of?  Friends, family, Marine brothers and sisters….in the Caribbean!!  This is going to be one fun party!

      Who will you be in the Halloween Costume Party?

      Private OPEN BAR Bon Voyage Kick-Off Party

      Leave your wallet and drink tickets in your stateroom for this!  Captain Lou and I are picking this tab up for you!  Just after we set sail, our entire group will meet in the ship theatre for a “meet & greet” kick-off party.  Meet your fellow Marines and their families over hor dourves and your choice of alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages.

      Discounted Shore Tours

      As an “Ooh Rah” cruiser, you’re part of a LARGE group and entitled to discounts NOT AVAILABLE to ordinary cruisers. In addition, these shore tours will be PRIVATE for our group!  All tours and activities will be offered to us as a group.  It’s totally optional.  If you prefer, while in port, simply relax by the pool and enjoy your day.  It’s YOUR vacation.

      Exclusive Private Dinning

      We have made special arrangements for OUR GROUP ONLY to be seated in our own private dining hall.  Each evening we’ll meet for dinner as a group so you can get to know your fellow Marines…not other guests of the ship.  This is OUR event with very special privileges!

      Daily “Ooh Rah” Cruise Events While Away From Port At Sea

      Because of the size of our group, we have negotiated “OFF LIMITS” parts of the ship for exclusive at sea meetups.  You won’t want to miss these fun, interactive engagement mini-parties.  We’ll have Marine Corps Trivia for awards and prizes as well as other fun planned activities which we’ll announce in your welcome packet upon boarding the ship!


      Until Departure

      Be sure to put your deposit in NOW as the event price will increase as we get closer to the departure date.  Remember, just your deposit is required to lock in this event.  Your total cost will be spread over several months.

      Look At All That’s INCLUDED In This Unbelievable Event At Sea.  Your 2014 Amazing USMC Vets “Ooh Rah” Cruise Registration Covers ALL Of The Following:

      • 6 days and 6 nights in a luxurious stateroom. (We suggest upgrading to an Oceanview w/Private Balcony if still available).

      NOTE: Please do not compare our UPGRADED “best available” cabins to low-ball lead-in rates on other sites, including Carnival. Your stateroom has been hand picked will be unobstructed and in preferred categories.  Additionally, scheduled group only activities and special events are all inclusive in this offer ONLY.

      • Up to 8 gourmet meals per day plus complimentary 24-hour room service,even breakfast in bed if you want
      • Daily professional live entertainment, and Broadway and Vegas styled shows nightly
      • Roundtrip cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West – Florida, Grand Cayman Islands, and Cozumel Mexico

      INCLUDES All Cruise Fees! That means, all port charges, government fees and taxes are included in the price.
      Note:  Carnival’s online rates do NOT include gov. fees and taxes, but our group rates DO!

      Three Cabins To Choose From

      Put Your Deposit In TODAY Marine!

      Deluxe Ocean Suite With Private Balcony

      Book Now and pay just $1249.00*
      for all 6 days and nights

      * Per Person Based on Double Occupancy - 3rd / 4th Guests Pay Just $399.00 each (if still available)

      Book My Ocean Suite NOW!Deposit ONLY - Full Amount Not Yet Due

      Oceanview Stateroom With Balcony

      Book Now and pay just $898.00*
      for all 6 days and nights

      * Per Person Based on Double Occupancy - 3rd / 4th Guests Pay Just $399.00 each (if still available)

      Book My Balcony Stateroom NOW!Deposit ONLY - Full Amount Not Yet Due

      Interior Cabin

      Book Now and pay just $698.00*
      for all 6 days and nights

      * Per Person Based on Double Occupancy - 3rd / 4th Guests Pay Just $399.00 each (if still available)

      Book My Interior Cabin NOW!Deposit ONLY - Full Amount Not Yet Due

      It’s ALL Included!  Port Fees, Taxes, And  Exclusive Events & Parties.

      On behalf of 'Capt Lou' Edwards and myself, Jason Anderson, I hope to see you on our FIRST EVER annual USMC Vets 'Ooh Rah' Cruise. This event will be the vacation of a lifetime! I couldn't think of who I'd rather spend it with than with my brothers and sisters in the Marine Corps.

      What a fitting ship - Carnival 'FREEDOM' to have this family reunion on. I encourage you to invite your friends and family. Your family is OUR family.

      Remember, this event isn't limited to just the members of the USMC Vets Facebook Group. This is an open invitation to ALL MARINES, Marine Vets, and Devil Doc's. If I don't know you personally, I truly look forward to shaking your hand and meeting with you during our vacation come October 2014. And, of course, if I do know you, it wouldn't be the same without you.

      So, go ahead, book your cabin today! I'll see YOU on the 1st Annual 'Ooh Rah' Cruise on October 26th, 2014

      Semper Fi!

      Jason Anderson

      Admin: USMC Vets Group
      Cpl - USMC 1988 - 1992


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