80th Birthday Reunion Cruise of 2016


This cruise was planned to observe the fact that most of the survivors of the SPHS Class of 1954  were having their 80th birthday this year! The cruise ship selected was Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. It sails from Tampa, principally on four-day cruises to Cozumel, Mexico. This particular sailing, April 22 - April 26, was the last Caribbean cruise of the winter season from Tampa. The ship has since transitioned to Europe for the summer cruise season, returning to Tampa in late October.

Capacity of the ship is 2500 passengers, with a crew of about 900. Our class obtained a group rate, as we had 30 people.  Here is a group photo taken at a private cocktail party given by the ship in honor of our group.

Group Crop

First Row, L to R: Phyllis Reichelderfer Doescher, Myrtle Siemers Larson, Barbara Reed Thompson, Bette Ann Jackman LoBue, Sandra Collins Stevens, Susanne Provo, Patricia Maurer Sehner; Second Row, L to R: Sherry Nichols Rasmussen, June Ward Fleisher, Helen Kaniss, Mary Fricke Walton, Shirley Beaupre Michaud, Ginny Bogue, Lil Classen,  Dolores Carr Dewitt, Barbara Volley Bowen, Gloria Fernald Flad, Marie Cowart, Vicki  Yurkovich, Dorothy Eron; Third Row, L to R: Bonnie Larson Maxie, Ron Rasmussen, Bob Kaniss, Bob Walton, Kenneth Michaud, Don Bogue,   Bill Classen, James Lyn Provo, Joe Flad and Jack Goodin.



    L to R are Bill Classen, Lil Classen, Jack Goodin and Marie Cowart in the Mistral Dining Room on the ship.



L to R are Phyllis Doescher, June Ward Fleisher, Bonnie Larson Maxie and Myrtle Siemers Larson getting ready for the evening meal.



Don and Ginny Bogue shared a table with others at the second dinner seating.