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12 May 2016: Change to Itinerary for Cruise 1: Due to a U.S. State Department request, USTS Golden Bear will not be visiting Santo Domingo, DR at this time. The ship will sail to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands as an alternative port.
11 April 2016: Change to Itinerary for Cruise 2: Arrival into Charleston, SC is now July 10 and departure is July 13
Cadets will not be allowed off the ship in Long Beach, CA. The ship will be anchored about 4 miles from the Long Beach, CA shoreline.
Dear Cadets, Families, Friends, Faculty and Staff:
This year the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR will head to the Caribbean and U.S. East Coast. Cruise 1 begins on Wednesday, April 20 (1600) with the ship departing on Sunday, April 24 at 0800.
Our first stop will be Long Beach, CA for a propeller and hull cleaning. We will transit through the Panama Canal on Monday, May 9. Our first port-of-call is Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic before heading to Baltimore, Maryland. The next ports are Fort Lauderdale, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and our change out will be held in Galveston, Texas. Cruise 1 ends on Wednesday, June 22 at 1200.
Cruise 2 begins on Wednesday, June 22 at 1600. The ports-of-call for Cruise 2 are San Juan, Puerto Rico-Charleston, South Carolina-New York City, New York-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We will transit through the Panama Canal on Thursday, August 4 and our last port call will be Long Beach, CA on Thursday, August 18 before heading home to Vallejo, CA on Sunday, August 21. Cruise 2 will end at 1200 on Monday, August 22.
More information about TSGB Cruise 2016, along with the other International Experience trips, will be posted on our website. Stay tuned!
Should you have any questions regarding cruise, please contact Susan Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 707-654-1211.
Let the adventure begin!
Captain Harry Bolton
Commanding Officer, Training Ship
Director, Marine Programs