Posted by: arbeam | July 12, 2014

Ride the Seafair Parade of Ships


The Navy League Councils have been offered the opportunity to ride the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) during the Seattle Seafair as part of the festival’s Fleet Week Parade of Ships.


Indications are we will be riding the USS Essex (LHD 2)

“This Seafair, be our special guest and ride aboard a United States Navy or a United States Coast Guard vessel on Wednesday, July 30. Walk through passageways, climb ladders, tour the different decks and get a real taste of life at sea. Experience the thrill of riding a military vessel as it cruises the Puget Sound. All cruises depart and return to the Port of Seattle and include lunch aboard the ship. Cruises depart from the Port of Seattle and may last from six to eight hours, including boarding and disembarking. “

The Third Fleet Challenge to the Navy League is ”  that each NL person that rides the ship, brings with him / her a guest that needs to be educated on how great our Navy is and how much we need a strong sea power.”

It was presented that as Navy Leaguers, we all love the Sea Services…  they would like our help to bring someone who is a “community influencer” and needs to learn to love the Sea Services…  C3F “knows that as Navy Leaguers, we all know Community Influencers”.
If you are interested, Please contact Byron Faber as As Soon as possible. Our registration deadline is July 17 Email:, Cell: 360-434-1144
Policies & Procedures 


1. This event is open only to US Citizens that are 8 years of age or older. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to participate, NO EXCEPTIONS! Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

2. All applications received by the deadline will be processed by a random selection. Application MUST be received by July 17, 2014. All applications must be accompanied with full payment. The U.S. Navy and its agents are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

3. This application is for up to six persons only. Complete full name and date of birth are required for applicants. NO RIDER MAY BE SUBSTITUTED IN THE EVENT THEY ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND. Your ticket is non-transferable.

4. You will receive your ship assignment, credentials and cruise information packet approximately one week prior to the cruise date. This will include information on parking, clothing recommendations and other pertinent information.

5. NOTE: These ships are working military vessels and are not designed as passenger ships or configured for persons with ambulatory disabilities. Seating is often limited. The following physical requirements must be enforced for your safety.

Physical requirements include:

a. Ability to walk or stand on steel decks for 4 to 8 hours.

b. Climb steep and narrow steel ladders.

c. Non-dependence on such items as canes, walkers or casts.

Any person failing to meet the physical requirements at the time of boarding will be refused access to the ship; no refunds will be given under this circumstance.

6. A $10 fee will be assessed for cancellations PER RIDER, prior to July 17, 2014. No refunds will be given after this date. This includes cancellations due to inclement weather. Purchaser of ticket must be in possession of ticket when boarding the ship and/or bus.

7. Last minute changes may occur and we will give our best efforts to communicate these changes to participants. The Cruise Coordinator determines all ship assignments and all assignments are final.

8. Final approval authority for all ship riders remains with the ship’s commanding officer.


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