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Curating an Unforgettable BANA 2024!

Welcome to BANA 2024 - All Aboard!

Dear Family,

The entire Texas Bunt community and I are super excited that you are joining the extended BANA family for a week of fun, laughter, and great memories aboard the Mariner of the Seas, starting Saturday, June 29th, 2024 through Thursday, July 4th 2024. 

Come and enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and fantastic company as we celebrate our community. There will be music, games, casino, shows, and plenty of opportunities to mingle and catch up with old friends and make new ones.

We can't wait to host you and make this a week to remember!

Warmest regards,

Your President 
Mahesh Shetty

Cruise Ship

We Would Like to Thank our Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

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Wine Tasting Sponsor

Veena & Dr. Ravi Shetty, NYC

Gold Sponsor

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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our Platinum, Silver & Bronze sponsors, as well as all donors and well-wishers.

See Ya'll on Deck!

Cruise to the Western Caribbean onboard the majestic Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas and Let your adventure begin.

Enjoy the Mariner of the Seas!

Cruise Agenda (Time and Locations TBA)

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Day 0 - June 28

Arrivals & overnight stay in Houston or Galveston

Day 1 - June 29

All Aboard! 

  • Join us to register

  • Explore the Cruise Ship

  • Enjoy time with Family

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Summer Vacation

Day 2 - June 30

Cruising Day!

AM Events

  • BANA Board Meeting

  • Youth Meetups

PM Events

  •  Texas Welcome Cocktail Soire’e Ya’ll!

  • Family photos

  • Enjoy time with family

Day 3 - July 1

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

  • Arrive 11:59 AM

  • Explore Puerto Costa Maya & enjoy excursions

  • Depart 7:00 PM

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Day 4 - July 2

Cozumel, Mexico

  • Arrive 7:00 AM

  • Explore Cozumel

  • Enjoy excursions

  • Depart 5:00 PM

Day 5 - July 3

Cruising Day!

  • BANA Fest! ..fun filled nite of entertainment and Bunt talents.🕺🏻💃

  • BANA Close

  • Enjoy the last night with family and friends

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Day 6 - July 4

Arrive in Galveston

  • Arrive at 7 AM

  • Departures between 10 AM & 11 AM

Arrivals & Departures

June 28 - You have the option of staying in either Houston or Galveston

June 29 - Transfer to Cruise Terminals.

Houston - 9:30 AM CT

Galveston - 11:00 AM CT

July 4 - Transfer to Houston Airports - 9:00 AM CT. Please ensure you book flights departing after 1:00 PM CT

Check-in & onboard Activities

June 29

  • Please pick a check in time for 12:00 PM or later.

  • Enjoy lunch on board while you wait for your rooms

  • Join us to register for BANA anytime between 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Join us on deck as we set sail from Galveston port

other announcements

Ensure you have downloaded the Royal Caribbean App for quick checkin, and access to onboard engagements/activities

If driving to Galveston, please ensure you have booked your parking

To avoid non-availability, please ensure you have booked your excursions in advance

For on-board dinners, you have two options for your preferred time. Please ensure you have selected you dining preference at the earliest to avoid the time being sold out 

Dress Codes

Please follow our general dress code guidelines for all official BANA events on board

June 29

Sunset on Deck - Casual

June 30

BANA Board Meeting - Casual

Fireside Chats - Casual

Welcome Reception - Western Cocktail/Semi formal

July 3

BANA Fest! - Western Formal or Traditional attire

Royal Caribbean's Formal Night - Smart Casual, Cocktail dresses or Evening Gowns

Main Dining Room/Specialty Dining Venues

Smart Casuals (Bare feet are not allowed at any time in any venue and tank tops are not permitted in the Main Dining Room or Specialty Dining venues for dinner).

Explore Excursion Options

Take the Logistics Survey!

This survey will help us ensure we curate a seamless experience on your arrival to Houston and on disembarking the Cruise ship.

(* Please restrict the poll responses to 1 response per family)

Dress Code

Smart/Chic Casual or Semi Formal for all official BANA events. Learn more about cruise dress codes in this blog.

Daytime Party

Souvenir & Donations

YOU are the lifeblood of BANA! We need your support. Empower our cause with your sponsorship and together, let's make a difference in our community and beyond.
 

Thank you for your continued support.🙏


Please send all donations by May 15th (we have extended the timeline). 

Bana Souvenir & Fundraising team 
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All Donations will be acknowledged in writing and are tax-deductible since BANA is a charitable (501 (c)(3)) organization.

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Sandya Shetty

Souvenir Committee

Important Topics

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For questions regarding reservations or payments, please contact TSI. 

Phone: 972-231-5624 (M-F 9 am - 6 pm CST)
Email: shettyenterprises@tsiusa.com

BANA 2024  

Meeting Archives - April 6, 2024

Meet the Team

Please don't hesitate to connect with us on social media or reach out to us for any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you and your families onboard. 

For general inquiries, please email us at banaship@gmail.com

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