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Welcome to BANA 2024

Have ya'll planned your Summer 2024 family vacation? We have you covered

See Ya'll on Deck!

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

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June 29 - July 4, 2024

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Why Attend BANA 2024!

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Network

Meet Bunts from across North America and beyond. Make new friends!

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Family Get-Together

Spend quality time with family on the Cruise. Bring your parents, siblings, cousins and distant relatives.

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Cultural Carnival

We have plenty of fun events and cultural activities planned for you and your family. Embrace Bunt culture and roots.

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Discover

There are numerous fun networking activities planned on board for all age groups.

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Memories

Capture memorable moments exploring Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel. Tour the cities or enjoy excursions. Plenty to do for all age groups

Our Pricing

  • Our negotiated discounted pricing is all-inclusive and for the total duration of your cruise.

  • It includes taxes, fees, port expenses, and gratuities.

  • It includes F&B including alcohol for official BANA events. (Official BANA events exclude optional breakouts, ice breakers, and other sessions that happen concurrently on different days).

  • It does not include special packages such as internet, excursions or drinks packages. These are available for purchase before departure or on the cruise.

  • If the cruise is booked through BANA, the price includes the convention registration fees. Please note, if you book through third-party sites, an additional cost towards registration fees will apply. 

Please ensure you review the FAQ section on this page!

Double Occupancy Rooms - J4 Junior Suite

$2104.48 per person

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  • Where is BANA 2024
    On behalf of Texas Bunts, we, Dallas Bunts are extremely delighted to host the BANA 2024. Cruise to the Western Caribbean onboard the majestic Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas. We will depart from Galveston, TX port which is approximately 40 miles from Houston.
  • When & Where
    BANA 2024, is going to be a 5 night, fun filled event. The cruise departs from Galveston, TX on June 29 at 4PM CT. The cruise will conclude on July 4 at 7:00 AM CT.
  • Who attends BANA 2024
    BANA 2024 is open to all Bunts (members and non-members). We encourage you to bring your family to join us for the event. This event will be restricted to Bunts and immediate family members.
  • When Should I Book?
    The answer is as soon as possible. There are a couple of things you should consider. First, if you need an accessible room, book as early as possible. These adapted rooms are extremely limited and sell out quickly on popular itineraries. Second, if you have a preference for the type of cabin or its location, you should also book early for the best selection. Finally, we have secured a limited number of rooms at special discounted rates. If we sell out, we cannot guarantee you rooms or rates at this discounted price.
  • I don’t remember my member login/password?
    For login, your login is the email id where you receive BANA updates. For password, Click on request password and you will receive a password to your email account. You can use that password to sign in to your Bana account.
  • For those signing up to become a BANA member using the special price, Is the discounted BANA membership fees for the family or per person?
    BANA membership is for the entire family.
  • What does the end-to-end registration process look like?
    Step 1: Click on ‘Register Now’. Step 2: Log into your BANA account Step 3: Choose your room configuration and complete registration Step 4: TSI representative will contact you for deposit Step 5: Confirmation email from Royal Caribbean with travel details
  • How do I book more than 1 room in a single transaction?
    Once you complete/submit a room registration, you can click on ‘Edit’ and the form clears allowing you to enter your next room choice.
  • Whom can I contact for travel/payment/room configuration questions?
    Please contact Reservations: shettyenterprises@tsiusa.com, Phone: 972-231-5624
  • Are there any convention registration fees for Bana’24?
    No, as long as you book through www.bana.org. The cruise company has provided these competitive room rates based on us booking a certain number of rooms. Additionally, this will help the BANA’24 team negotiate good prices for the alcohol & excursion packages (which costs extra). The price includes booking fee for the event spaces and cocktail party for the guests. Bunts who do not book the cruise through www.bana.org will have to pay a Bana’24 convention/registration fee of Adult $250/ person, Child $125/person.
  • Is it cheaper to book 2 rooms for 4 people OR pay for the additional 3rd & 4th person?
    Please refer to the pricing options while booking. Prices for the 3rd & 4th occupant is approximately 50% off if added to the same room.
  • What is the bed size in the room?
    Standard stateroom beds are pillow-top twin size, and can be configured together for a Royal King bed measuring 72" x 82". All stateroom upper berths have bed rails. The length of the bed in the upper berth is 76" (1.98 m), with a weight limit of 300 pounds.
  • Getting to BANA 2024
    If flying in, please plan to arrive at either of these airports - George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) We encourage you to arrive on June 28 (day prior to departure). We will be arranging a hotel closer to Galveston for all BANA 2024 guests. This will ensure you do not have to deal with travel delays on the day of departure. A shuttle will be arranged for all guests arriving the night before to Galveston cruise port. If arriving the day of departure, please plan on arriving in Houston no later than 10:00 AM CT. It's important to plan ahead and allow enough time for travel, traffic, and parking (if renting a car). There are several ways to get from a Houston airport to the Galveston cruise port. Some options include: Shuttle: There are several shuttle services that operate between Houston airports and the Galveston cruise port. These shuttles are usually operated by the cruise lines or by third-party companies. Taxi or ride-sharing service: Taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft are also available from Houston airports to the Galveston cruise port. Rental car: You can also rent a car from one of the major car rental companies at the airport and drive to the Galveston cruise port. Fo additional questions, please email us at banaship@gmail.com
  • What is Included in the Price?
    Our special discounted rates are all inclusive. All prices are per-person, based on a double occupancy of the stateroom and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. They will cover: Ship accommodations Ocean transportation Most meals onboard Some beverages onboard Most entertainment onboard Gratuities Government taxes, fees, or surcharges that may be assessed by any governmental agencies F&B for all official BANA events (excludes F&B costs for networking and other events outside of BANA functions) Transfers form hotel to cruise terminal on day of departure and from the cruise terminal to airport on the day of arrival The following services are not included in the cruise price: Dining in Specialty Restaurants Dining in Johnny Rockets (Where applicable) Spa and Salon services Gambling (Including Bingo) Art Auction Any purchases made in the gift shops onboard Shore excursions Photographs Video Arcade\ Medical Services Internet Access (Can be purchased directly with the cruise) Transfers if arriving the day of departure Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services Ship to Shore Telephone calls Alcoholic Beverages (Can be purchased directly with the cruise) Non-Alcoholic Beverages (excluding water, lemonade and iced tea) We understand that you may want to look for a deal and may refer to other booking sites. Those prices may not reflect the exclusive discounted rates and do not include gratuities, government taxes, fees, or surcharges that may be assessed by any governmental agencies. If comparing, please compare the price at checkout. If you have any additional questions or would like to connect with us, please email us at banaship@gmail.com
  • Required Travel Documents to get Onboard
    ensure you have all the proper documentation to board the ship and enter each of the countries your cruise visits. We’ll require government-issued identification to board. And government authorities may require you to have a visa or meet other requirements. US Citizens: Royal Caribbean strongly recommends that all guests travel with a valid US passport with atleast six months validity. US Permanent Resident Card Holders: Guests must bring their physical Permanent Resident Card and it must be original – no photocopies. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends. Canadian Citizens: Required if traveling to the U.S. by air Royal Caribbean strongly recommends that all guests travel with a valid passport. Learn why a passport is best. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends Other Nationalities: Required if traveling to the U.S. by air Valid passport from country of citizenship. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends. Valid US visa If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at banaship@gmail.com
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On Behalf of Texas Bunts, we invite you to enjoy your summer 2024 cruise curated for you to spend quality time with your family.

While you enjoy your vacation, stay connected to your roots by joining us for BANA.

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