Info on Norwegian Gem
 
Please see information attached. Thanks to Jennifer Chang for compiling the useful notes.
 
                                       
                                       
2017 NTUG reunion - Booking Form etc.
 
< Group Cabin Fares & Inventory for NTUEG >
 
Inside cabin starts from: $849..........per person included all taxes ( room size 143sq for deck 4,5,8,9,10,11 )
Gategory: IC,ID & IF for total 50 cabins
Port-hole or obstructive outside cabin: $1049..........per person with all taxes ( room size 161sq for deck 4.5.8 )
Gategory: OK total 20 cabins
Picture-window outside cabin: $1099...........per person with all taxes ( room size 161sq on deck 5 )
Group hold category OB, OC 12 cabins
Standard balcony cabin: $1429........per person with all taxes ( room size 162sq plus verandah 38sq on deck 8, 10 )
Group hold category BB, BD 15 cabins
 
*** Above fares reflect $20 discount per person for all group members.
*** Above fares include $220 port charges & $219.81 government tax already
*** Some lower individual fares may combine with group but not for categories IX, OX BX
*** Some individual pick promo are not combined with group.
*** No past guest , senior, resident or AARP discount applicable to this sailing.
 
< Group Amenities only for NTUEG members >
1. Free cabin service charges for $13.50x7(night)=$94.50 per person saving, No tipping inquires.
2. Bonus Amenity: If book by 4/25, all members are eligible to pick one more item for B, I, D, O ( see listed in below )
3. Every 7 cabins sailed may earn $450 ( T/C based on 1 free cruise net net for every 7 cabins )
4. Guarantee group dinning time & space plus group meetings on board free of charges.
< bonus amenity list >
 
B-Ultimate Beverage Package* - 1st and 2nd guests only
I-Internet Package - per cabin 250 minutes
D-Dining Package - 1st and 2nd guests only
O-$75 On Board Credit - per cabin
 
< Payment schedule >
1. $500 per cabin deposit inquires at the time of booking.
2. Final payment due date: 6/30/2017. All members reserve the right to cancel it before 6/30 to get the deposit 100% refundable.
3. Group deposit $11,000 before 4/25 to secure the fare and space. The best way to save this group deal is have group members to book and pay deposit by 4/25.
< Transfer Info & flight guide lines >
 
NCL transfer service: only for La Guardia Airport $40 per person per way.
Flight guideline: before 1pm on 10/14 & no earlier than 1pm on 10/21.
 
Attachments for cruise Chinese itinerary, ultimate beverage description, Latitude member benefit, ship details and booking register form.
 
93,530 Tons/ Built in 2007, R2015
 
< Halifax, NS, Canada > Language: English Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
This city's seafaring roots run deep. Displays at the Maritime Museum include models of vessels and a Titanic exhibit. Excursions visit the Citadel National Historic Park, the Nova Scotia Museum, St. Paul's Anglican Church and the Historic Properties. Many tourists make the short trip to the Bay of Fundy or Peggy's Cove.
 
< Saint John, NB, Canada > Language: English Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Saint John is located in the southern portion of this Canadian coastal province, where the Saint John River meets the Bay of Fundy. Historically, the city has been a hub of commercial port activity, and attractions like Old City Market, Market Square and an abundance of museums pay tribute to that tradition. The outstanding New Brunswick Museum is the oldest continuously operating museum in Canada. Rockwood Park, in the heart of the city, houses a zoo, a golf course, freshwater lakes and hiking trails. Look for the famous Reversing Falls, a phenomenon caused by the enormous rise and fall of the tides in the Bay of Fundy.
 
< Bar Harbor, ME > Language: English Currency: US dollar (US$)
Bar Harbor sits on Mount Desert Island, just off the rugged coast of Maine. It is surrounded by Acadia National Park, where beaches, forests and granite cliffs make up some of the country's most beautiful scenery. Visitors can cruise Frenchman's Bay, join a whale-watching adventure or enjoy a New England lobster bake. In town, there are shops, museums and art galleries to explore.
 
< Portland, ME > Language: English Currency: US dollar (US$)
Portland offers eclectic sights and soothing sounds. It has all the amenities of the big city, including an active arts district, museums, a vital waterfront and diverse shopping opportunities. Or explore the cozier side of Maine life with a walk through the woods, a canoe ride or skiing on some of the best mountains in New England. The booking form is a Microsoft word file. We recommend that you fill it on-line. Save it in your computer then eMail it to Jennifer as an attachment.
 
Jennifer Chang
Head of San Diego Cruise Center
America Asia Travel Center, Inc.
 
張詠慈 聖地牙哥分公司及遊輪中心負責人
 
(619) 400-4827 (office)
(310) 561-6657 (cellular)
 
San Diego Cruise Center
501 W. Broadway #857
San Diego, CA 92101
 
WeChat: JenniferCh0721
Line: 3105616657
QQ: 2963929981
 
                                       
                                       
2017 NTUG reunion
 
Dear NTU Alumni and Friends:
 
At long last we are ready to welcome you all to join our NTUG 2017 Reunion. The Reunion will be held in a beautiful cruise to the U.S. Northeast Coast and Canada on a NCL Gem. The path to reach this decision has not been straightforward. We started out with Las Vegas in mind. But we soon found out that the profit oriented LV commercial establishment was not suitable for our type of activity. It would have been costly and short on return. We would be saying hello on day one and saying goodbye the next. Then everyone would go separate ways. When we first proposed this idea, some members asked: where was the reunion? That question triggered our soul searching and eventually forced us to admit mistake and dropped the idea. After much search and discussion, this cruise gradually emerged clearly as the venue of choice for our reunion. So here it is: The NTUG 2017 Reunion Cruise to U.S. Northeast Coast and Canada. We call it the beautiful foliage cruise for the right time and at the right place.
 
We have changed our group name from NTUEG to NTUG. We deliberately remove the borderline to embrace broader participation of all alumni. We want younger generations of NTU graduates to join us. We want to inject new blood to NTUG because we want to keep it forever young.
 
We are fortunate to be working with an able travel agent, Jennifer Chang, with whom we have many years of experience. She will mange the details of our cruise and will ensure that we will get the best value for our investment.
 
We want everyone coming to this cruise to have a good time and will enjoy the reunion greatly. They will go home happy and remember this cruise for a long time to come. That is our mission statement
 
We look forward to this reunion with great excitement and much enthusiasm. We hope you do too.
See you all on the cruise ship NCL Gem.
 
There will be several additional eMails coming your way with detailed itinerary, registration form, cabin pricing information, description about the ship. If you do not receive them timely or if you have additional questions, please contact the hosting chair, Hank Lo (hanghlo@verizon.net) or our travel agent JENNIFER YT Chang (jenniferchang4u@gmail.com).
 
Hank Lo, Ch E 1959
Your NTUG 2017 Reunion Host
hanghlo@verizon.net
                                       
                                       
NTUEG is becoming NTUG and 2017 reunion
 
NTUEG name is being changed to NTUG in order to embrace a broader spectrum of participants. The new name stands for National Taiwan University Graduates. The contact person is
George T. Tsao (ChE 1953, 曹祖寧)
 
The 2017 reunion, originally planned for Las Vegas is being revised to a cruise. The hosting chair is still
 
羅漢新 Hank Lo (ChE 59)
 
Details will be forthcoming.
                                       
                                       
The annual reunion is under the hosting chair of Hank Lo 羅漢新 Hank Lo (ChE 59). Most likely it would be held in Las Vegas. We shall bring you more exciting details as the plan develops.
The reunion will take place in Las Vegas on October 10 and 11 (Tue & Wed). The hotel selection has not yet been made.
Your hosting chair: Hank Lo.
                                       
                                       
同學是沒有血緣的親情

 
同學是沒有血緣的親情,到底什麼是同學?
為什麼它會叫我們一生牽掛,三世相親?
為什麼我們能夠風雨同舟,甘苦與共?
為什麼同學相聚,就像一道軍令?
無論你在天涯海角,都能夠赴湯蹈火,義無反顧。
 
其實,同學就是同「學」,一旦同了「學」,就是永遠的「同學」。
可是,在學校時,並沒有人互相稱呼同學,畢業以後, 我們卻擁有了一個共同的名字……「同學」。
這個抽象的、侵入血液的、 融入生命的名字要比每個人的名字更重要、更溫馨、更具魅力。
 
同學,就是親愛的兄弟姐妹,是精神上的血親。
同學是一種別樣的情,有永遠說不完的話、敘不完的舊、 道不盡的喜悅、訴不完的憂愁。
就算有一天滄海變成桑田,那些笑或淚、共同的畫面, 也會永遠留在我們心裡,不會改變。
當全世界目光,都關心你飛得高不高時,真的想知道你有沒有煩惱、 你過得好不好、你是否快樂的那個人,就是同學。
同學它是存在於我們心中最珍貴的記憶或真諦。
 
在你失意或悲傷的時候,它給你以撫慰。
在挫折的時候,它給你提供價值感和方向感。
在你老去時,可以回味、品味,使你重溫年少,重度青春。
 
看完這篇短文後,想想哪些同學久未問候了?
快傳出去跟他們分享,感謝他們一路的陪伴……
想想真的好同學,永遠是最美好最幸福的同伴。
珍惜所擁有的!