KWC plans to offer first-ever alumni cruise in June 2018

By Bobbie Hayse Messenger-Inquirer

Kentucky Wesleyan College will offer a KWC-themed crusie for alumni and friends that will set sail June 3, 2018 from Port Canaveral in Florida.

The cruise will then head on a seven-night journey to Philipsburg, St. Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Labadee, Haiti, according to information provided by the college.

This is the first event of this kind KWC has offered in regards to hosting reunions for alumni, said Eddie Kenny, senior director of alumni relations.

“While specific Wesleyan-focused events will be offered onboard, families and friends will be able to travel at their leisure and make this a vacation to remember,” Kenny said.

Guests will spend seven nights aboard the Oasis of the Seas, and a $50 onboard credit per guest and exclusive events while at sea for guests traveling with Kentucky Wesleyan will be offered. The Oasis of the Seas has 25 dining options and seven neighborhoods built for the ultimate cruise experience.

Events include zipline thrills and FlowRider® surfing, a spa at sea, four pools, 10 whirlpools, a 3-D movie theater, Sports Zone, and Casino Royale.

Barton D. Darrell, KWC president, said this cruise will “bring together alumni from across the years, and across the country, along with their families, to create a first-of-its-kind Kentucky Wesleyan travel experience.”

“Kentucky Wesleyan College is pleased to continue building its outreach to alumni and our Wesleyan on the Waves cruise is another outstanding opportunity to do just that,” Darrell said.

AAA Exclusive Vacations is the official travel partner for the Wesleyan on the Waves cruise, managing all bookings and additional travel needs for the Kentucky Wesleyan group. Cruise reservations and any additional travel needs like air travel, ground transfers, hotel accommodations, and theme park tickets, can be made by calling 844-205-6226 or visiting any local AAA branch.

Guests need to reference Wesleyan on the Waves to secure special group pricing and amenities when booking.

A $250 deposit per guest is due at the time of booking and final payment must be made by March 1, 2018. In order to secure the Wesleyan on the Waves group pricing and amenities, deposits must be received prior to Feb. 23, 2018.

Cruise rates per person in a double occupancy room $1,099.72; $1,129.72; $1,199.72; $1,229.72; $1,359.72; $1,429.72.

For more information on the cruise visit and for full KWC Alumni Association event schedules and registration, email or visit or contact the KWC Office of Alumni Relations at 270-852-3146.

Stay up to date on the KWC Alumni Association by following @kwcalumni on Twitter and Instagram, and by liking the “Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni” Facebook page,

Bobbie Hayse,, 270-691-7315, Twitter: @BobbieHayseMI