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Purchase a Vacation for BC Scholarships

Through a special vacation package service, Bluefield College is offering alumni and friends the opportunity to purchase their next family trip through the school, while also supporting the BC Fund for Scholarships.

Chris Shoemaker

October 26, 2012

Take a trip for two to New Orleans and help provide vital financial aid to a Bluefield College student. Cruise the Caribbean and make it possible for a student, who might not otherwise, attend BC. Scout out Scotland and increase the scholarship assistance made available to BC students. Or, enjoy a professional sports package and boost the BC Fund for Scholarships.


Gators, Cajuns and Creole

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

A Trip for Two to New Orleans, Louisiana for Four Days & Three Nights at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel with Economy Class Air, Including a Cajun Swamp Tour, and the Oak Alley Plantation Tour

New OrleansNew Orleans is a city that only can be described with a paletteof the most vibrant colors, and this is your chance to taste the flavors of the Big Easy! Your tour of the Oak Alley Plantation will mermerize you with complex history of this plantation and historic landscape. Then take a unique journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou with a swamp exploration! 

A historic hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana orginially built in 1925, the Renaissance Pere Marquette is one of the most luxurous hotels in the New Orleans French Quarter. Minutes from numerous Riverfront attractions and the Louisiana Superdome, this New Orleans hotel near Bourbon Street is located in the heart of it all. With an air of southern hospitality, the Renaissance immerses guests in a true New Orleans, Louisiana hotel expereince. 

Explore two of New Orleans’ distinct landscapes. Located on the Mississippi river between the historic Louisiana citites of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the “Grande Dame of the Great River Road.” Then, as your boat drifts through the swamplands and waterways, you’ll learn about the life and habits of the wildlife, including the American alligator, bears, owls, raccoons, and many other creatures!

Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel
• Daily complimentary American breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• Oak Alley Plantation Tour
• Cajun Swamp Tour
• Free concierge reservation service


First Class air available upon request.

Cost: $2,400

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Airport taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Black out dates: Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival. A 30 day advance reservation is required. Package originates from the Contiguous US. (Trip insurance is available & strongly recommended. To purchase, simply call 1-800-348-9505 and reference Code 83502694.)

 


Carefree Days in the Caribbean

Bahamas

A Cruise Vacation for Two Aboard Royal Caribbean International to the Bahamas for Three Nights in an Ocean View Stateroom

Cruise VacationYour onboard expereince will take you to explore the islands of the Bahamas, surrounded by the gentle, translucent waters of the Caribbean. With its white-sand beaches and spectatular scenery, the secluded island of CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure, and it’s reserved exclusively for Royal Carribean guests! Your Bahamian adventure continues in Nassau, where you can take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with a dolphin, go on a glass-bottom boar tour for a glimpse into the underwarer world of the Bahamas, or snorkel with stingrays at Blue Lagoon Island. 

CocoCay is a tropical paradise featuring aquatic facilties, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink. Take a trip down the coast of CocoCay aboard a waverunner, which is one of the most popular pasttimes. Or you can spend your time flying past Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse, Slaughter Harbor and Starfish Alley. Enjoy Caylanas Aqua Park, a fun-filled floating playground, or spend the day relaxing in a hammock on the beach where you can enjoy island-style seaside barbecue.

But your vacation begins long before you even step foot aboard the cruise ship! Whether you depart out of Port Canaveral or Miami, you’ll have the chance to experience exciting Southern Florida. The gateway to Central Florida, Port Canaveral provides access to the wonderful theme parks and entertainment complexes of Orlando, the amazing enhibits and inspiring shows at the Kennedy Space Center and the natural habitats of the alligator and Florida manatee. Down the coast a bit, the inertnational city of Miami is much more than the gateway to Latin America. It’s one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. With its world-renowned beaches, unrivaled nightlife, unique culinary experiences and Latin flavor, this is one place you’ll want to check out. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this vivacious city. 

Sample Itinerary:  Miami, Floridal CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida.

Your trip for two includes:
• 3 Night Bahamas Cruise on Royal Caribbean International
• Miami, FL and Port Canaveral, FL embark ports
• Cruise fare for two as well as existing government fees and taxes (guests are responsible for incidentals they may wish to purchase while on the ship)
• Stanard recommended gratuities

• Exciting destinations
• Gourmet meals including 24-hour room service

• Absolutely amazing entertainment daily

• Luxurious spas at sea
• A world of shipboard activities

• Well-appointed accomodations in an ocean view stateroom

• State of the art health & fitness facilties
• Cruise has no expiration date

• Round trip air and pre-hotel and post-hotel may be available for additional charge, please inquire at 800-574-9991


Cost: $1,600

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Price garanteed when purchased by April 30, 2013. You may choose to pay a fee to add a 3rd or 4th guest to your stateroom. You can also apply the award value towards any other Royal Caribbean cruise by simply paying the difference between award value and lowest fare at redemption time (not applicable to any other promo code or promotion). Blackout dates are last 2 weeks of December including Christmas and New Year sailings. Itineraries are current at time of caralog issue and subject to change without notice. (Trip insurance is available & strongly recommended. To purchase, simply call 1-800-348-9505 and reference Code 83502694.) No expiration date.



 

Medieval and Modern Scottish Retreat

Edinburgh, Scotland

A Trip for Two to Edinburgh, Scotland (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights at Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club (Land Only)

ScotlandEdinburgh is a beautiful city that offers a charming destination for every season of the year! Its diverse range of features mean that tradition and modernity, city life and wide open spaces, coast and countryside come together in this distinctive region. With its breathtaking scenery, Baronial Manor, incredible sunsets and views of Edinburgh Castle, Dalmahoy, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club, is the perfect retreat.

Home to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh explodes with festivity during Hogmanay in the winter and the legendary Edinburgh Festival in the summer. It’s an enchanging wonderland come winter, when the holiday celebrations brighten the streets. Warm your soul with a visit to the Scotch Whisky Experience or Edinburgh’s lowland malt distillery. The Scottish capital’s long and rich history is brought to life by its majestic cliff-top castle.

The Marriott is set within 1,000 acres of parkland, making it hard to believe that you are just 7 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, the lively capital. The resort – a retreat for leisure and rejuvenation – has two 18-hole golf courses (one championship course), a PGA-approved golf academy, gym, indoor swimming pool, spa and tennis.

Your trip for two includes:
• 7 days/6 nights accommodations at Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
• Daily complimentary American breakfast
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)


Air available upon request.

Cost: $1,540

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. A 30 day advance reservation is required. 



 

Go To Any Game in 50 Markets

Contiguous United States

Any Game in 50 Markets, 122 Teams - A Trip for Two to Your Choice of an Exciting NFL, NHL, NBA or MLB Regular Season Game with Premium Tickets for Three Days & Two Nights with Economy Class Air

Sports VacationHow would you like to experience one of the shrines of the game, or take a road trip with the home team or just getaway for a fan-tastic family sports adventure? This Getaway Award can be redeemed for an amazing sports vacation for two to your choice of any regular season NFL Football, NHL Hockey, NBA Basketball game – that’s up to 5,000 games a year to choose from! Your lower level seats assure that you will be part of the excitement.

Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Ecomony Class air
• 3 days/n nights Premier accommodations at your chosen destination
• 2 Premium Tickets to your chosen game

• Daily complimentary breakfast
• Expert ttravel and concierge services
• Hotel taxes and service charges

 

First Class Air available upon request.

Cost: $3,000

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Airport taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. Reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance of travel. (Trip insurance is available & strongly recommended. To purchase, simply call 1-800-348-9505 and reference Code 83502694.) Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Package orginates from the Contigous US.


BC Fund Vacation Campaign
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Payment information will be requested by phone or e-mail later in the purchase process. For more information, contact Betty Carroll in the Bluefield College Advancement Office by e-mail at or by phone at 276-326-4458.


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