We have been working on the 2024 Reunion in Duluth, Minnesota for the better part of a year now.   The Reunion Organizing Committee has been searching the Duluth area for hotel pricing and event locations.    As we have experienced in the past, the waterfront area of Duluth is a vacation destination, attracting over 3.5 million visitors per year.    We continue our goal of keeping costs down to the lowest possible, as our former shipmates are in various financial states – we wanted to make sure that it is as affordable for everyone as possible.

     We have again negotiated very favorable rates with The Suites Hotel at the Waterfront (800.794.1716).   The hotel’s website is:  www.thesuitesduluth.com   (Do not reserve your room online – you need to call the hotel and mention the ship’s name to be included in our group, at our group rates.)   They are graciously holding 50 rooms for us (more if we need them) and are including a full breakfast and a meeting room for the duration of our reunion. Mentioning our ship’s name when making your reservations.   The group rates are as follows: 

    Weekday (M-Th)  /  Weekend (F-S-S) Rates

                       $139 / $199   Studio Rooms

                       $159 / $219   One Bedroom King Suites

                       $184 / $244   Two Bedroom King Suites

                       $224 / $284   Two Bedroom Condos

     All rooms are suites, and some people do share a 2-bedroom suite and splitting the cost.   The reunion is scheduled for September 25th – September 29th, 2024.

    There will be an “All Hands” meeting on Thursday evening, 6pm – 8pm.   Because people attending are from different periods of time during the ship’s service period, we are allowing a substantial amount of time for people to break out into groups of friends, according to the years they served aboard.   

    The Duluth Chamber of Commerce will have someone in attendance at our “All Hands” Meeting on Thursday, September 26th, to point out the various attractions & points of interest that are available in the area, arrange for any transportation that might be necessary and answer any questions you might have.

     As of January 2024, we have not finalized a schedule, but will have it completed by June or July 2024.   We will then publish it for everyone to assist in scheduling your time in Duluth.