2017 San Diego Reunion

NAFTS 2017 REUNION
September 21-25, 2017 @ San Diego, CA

Hotel Information

We will be staying at the Crowne Plaza San Diego – Mission Valley, located at 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108. We are holding space from Thursday, September 21nd until Monday, September 25th.  Early birds can arrive up to three days prior to our Reunion and stay up to three days post Reunion at our contracted rate, based on availability.  The hotel rate is

$119.00 plus tax/fee per night, based on single or double occupancy. A full buffet breakfast is included each morning during the Reunion for guests staying at the hotel.

Complimentary shuttle service to Old Town, San Diego Zoo, and Sea World.

  • 24-Hour Fitness room
  • Outdoor Pool and Patio
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • IHG Rewards

Make your reservations by calling the hotel, toll free, at 1-888-233-9527 and ask for the “National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors Reunion” rate or book online @

https://aws.passkey.com/go/fe3f658a.

Make sure you mention you are with the NAFTS Reunion to assure you are associated with our group. This is important that we get credit for all nights stayed as we are obligated to pay for a certain number of rooms during our time in San Diego. This is how we get certain perks like the free breakfast buffet, free use of the hospitality room/ship store, and other discounts. The published hotel check-in is 3:00pm. Make your reservations EARLY; you can cancel up to 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty. The hotel is holding a limited number of rooms until the group block is full or August 31, 2017, whichever comes first. DON’T DELAY!! If you have any trouble getting rooms at the group rate, even if they say the hotel is sold out, or you have questions on the program call me @ 803-847-9154 of email me: prolow@alionscience.com.

Tour and Ticket Information

We have arranged for Goldfield Stage Company to provide bus services for our events at the Miramar Air Show / Dinner, the Embarcadero, and Mount Soledad / Cabrillo National Monument. For those members choosing to tour the city on their own (Events B and G), a bus operated by Old Town Trolleys will pick up and return you to the hotel on their regular schedule.

In addition to the “Planned” tours/events, any member who wishes to go out on their own and would like to obtain discounted tickets to other attractions in the San Diego/LA area can contact me at prolow@alionscience.com or call me at 803-847-9154 and I will see what I can do. Some of the other attractions in the area where discounted tickets may be available include:

  • Scripts Aquarium
  • Belmont Park
  • Disneyland
  • Magic Mountain Medieval Times Dinner & Show
  • SeaWorld
  • Movie Theaters Knott’s Berry Farm Ghost Tour
  • Seal Tour
  • Legoland

Individual Ship Gathering / Dinner

On Saturday evening, pending on the number of people attending the tour to the Embarcadero, we will have either one or two buses available to take our members to the Gaslamp District and/or back to Old Town so that individual ship groups can hold their own gathering at any restaurant/bar/pub/cantina of your choice. The bus(s) will depart the hotel around 6:15 pm and drop everyone off at a central location and then pick everyone back up around 8:15 for the hotel. A sign-up sheet will be available during check-in to coordinate the evening.

Everyone is invited to attend!!

You may also download the 2017 NAFTS reunion documents - use the links below:

San Diego Towline Article

NAFTS 2017 Reunion Event Form

NAFTS 2017 Reunion Events

 

“PJ” Rolow

NAFTS Treasurer and VP for Reunions

 

 

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