Air & Hotel Information for Kenda Cruise
We encourage everyone to fly to Los Angeles on or before Sunday, October 21, 2018 to make sure you do not miss the ship's departure. In order to attend any of the pre-cruise events taking place at the hotel on Sunday night, you MUST book your hotel room through VIP Cruises, Tours & Events. We have a discounted group rate at the at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott located at 5855 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM, CALL MICHELLE FROM VIP CRUISES, TOURS & EVENTS AT 845-341-6776. Do NOT call the hotel directly because you will not get this rate, nor will you be allowed to participate in our group activities taking place at the hotel Sunday night and Monday morning, and you will not be able to take our shuttle service from the hotel to the cruise ship.
$229/room Sunday night includes all taxes, their hotel fee and 2 passes for the shuttle bus to the ship leaving Monday October 22, 2018. Hotel policy is a maximum of two beds per room (no roll-away beds or sofa beds).
If you want to come in early to enjoy the full weekend in Los Angeles, you can stay Friday and/or Saturday night for $200/room, which also includes all taxes and their hotel fee. This special rate applies to people staying after the cruise as well.
The rates include complimentary ground transportation from Los Angeles Airport to the hotel, pre-registering of guests for speedy check-in, and complimentary ground transportation from the hotel to the ship on Monday, October 22, 2018.
We have been organizing cruises for 20+ years and we highly recommend booking a pre-cruise hotel for several reasons:
1.) If you try to fly in on the same day as the cruise, your flight could be delayed due to weather or mechanical reasons. Despite what you may have seen in an episode of 'I Love Lucy' you cannot be helicoptered onto the ship after it has departed. Don't miss the boat!
2.) If your luggage is temporarily lost or delayed, flying in the day before gives the airlines time to deliver it to you before you board the ship.
3.) It gives you another full day of 'fun in the sun' lounging by the pool and meeting fellow members of our group.
4.) We'll begin to distribute our complimentary souvenir Kenda Cruise T-shirts at the hotel, so you won't have to stand in line on the ship to get it - and you'll get to board ship while wearing it!
5.) In the spirit of 'Lead by Example' Joe Kenda, Carl Marino (and their wonderful wives) as well as me and my team will all be arriving in Los Angeles at least one day prior to the cruise.
We have a limited block of hotel rooms so CALL US AT: 845-341-6776
Kenda Cruise Flight Information
While we recommend that you book flights on Southwest because they usually have the best fares and they allow you to check two bags for free, you can book any airline that works best for you.