The official newsletter for the 2013 Riley Family Reunion
Welcome to the first issue of the “Riley Review”
W elcome to the first issue
of the Riley Review,
the official newsletter of the
What is the most
2013 Riley Family Reunion.
popular time of the
year to host a I’m very excited about the reun-
family reunion? ion and hope you are too. The
Summer - 65.8% purpose of this newsletter is to
Fall - 12.6%
keep you informed about up-
Winter - 11.2%
Spring - 10.4% coming dates, things you need The Visit That Started It All!
Riley Cousins in Baltimore — Descendants of Annie, David,
to know and things you just Prince and Johnny Riley.
might want to know.
will have important dates, a request for family
At a reunion workshop I at-
information, tips and photos. Future issues will
tended it said that communica-
cover such topics as passport/passport card in-
Inside this tions was the best way to keep
issue: formation, travel insurance, a packing check-
the interest going. With that in
Welcome 1 mind I hope to publish this
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Cruise Cost 1 newsletter monthly. Each issue
Trivia The Rileys are cruising to Mexico!
Cruise Costs: Prices include cabin and most on-board food and activities, taxes, gratui-
Understanding 2 ties, port fees and insurance. (See page 2 about what’s included in Cruise fees)
Cruise Costs (per person)
“Elation” Ocean View Inside Cabin
$ 911.00 (Single) $ 841.00 (Single)
$ 532.00 pp (Double) $ 497.00 pp (Double)
$ 452.00 pp (Triple) $ 422.00 pp (Triple)
$ 412.00 pp (Quad) $ 385.00 pp (Quad)
$ 388.00 pp (Quent) $ 362.00 pp (Quent)
Reminder: a $25 per person deposit is due by January 25th
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Understanding Cruise Costs
So the cost of the cruise on the internet ship if you will. And certain govern-
is different from the price you were ment authorities impose a "head tax" on
given. Let’s look at the added costs as- cruise passengers, which is used to
sociated with a cruise. maintain and improve the ports infra-
Basic Cruise Costs
The "base" cost of your cruise will in-
clude your accommodations as chosen Your medical insurance probably will
Carnival “Elation” for the length of the cruise, onboard not cover you on the cruise ship be-
entertainment and activities, meals and cause the ship is registered in the Baha-
use of the facilities aboard the ship. mas or some other port of convenience.
Elation's But cancellation insurance will cover
Port Taxes and Fees most penalties incurred for canceling
These are the taxes and fees charged by due to illness or death before the cruise.
the various government and port au- But, please note that all cruise insurance
2052 PASSENGER thorities at the ports where your ship policies are different, and you must read
CAPACITY calls, the cruise line passes these fees them to assure you are covered for
920 ONBOARD along to the passengers. These typically every contingency.
CREW cover the cost of docking and use of the (Reprinted from CruiseMates.com)
855 LENGTH IN port facilities; "parking fees" for your
Welcome to the “Riley Review”
(Continued from page 1) gelo. On the phone we had Joyce, Aud-
rey and Ronee. That conversation con-
list, cruise safety and a sample letter for tinued about a month later when Joyce,
parents to give to the teachers Tanya and Skye came up from New Or-
leans and we visited Calvin, Kathy and
of their children. This is your newslet-
Dominique. But it didn’t stop there. In
ter. Please feel free to submit any ideas
the spring of this year, Audrey was vis-
you have on how to
iting Calvin and Charles, Chippy and I
make it better. This is your newsletter. stopped in to surprise her. And that’s
Please feel free to submit any ideas you when the ball started rolling.
have on how to make it better.
Our last reunion was in 2000 — 12
Some of you may wonder how this re- years years ago! How many little and
union came about. It started in August not so little Rileys are out there that you
2010. Clotiel was visiting me here in have never met? We need to be intro-
Philadelphia when we decided to visit duced to these bearers of the Riley leg-
Shirl in Baltimore. While there we en- acy. And that’s what this Reunion can
joyed the company of Jada, Calvin, do. In fact, this reunion could be a time
Tomar and Kathy and her husband An- to celebrate our youth.