Rates: $119 with breakfast for two (2) for single or double occupancy plus tax. (Ask for USS Ajax Reunion Rates). Free parking is offered to all guests. FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE IS AVAILABLE. Airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes between 5 am and 11 pm and on demand from 11 pm until 5am. If you need a handicapped wheelchair accessible room please specify when booking room
Directions: Exit airport onto I-40 West, take exit 215 B onto Briley Parkway (155 N), take exit 7 onto Elm Hill Pike, at the light take a right, hotel is on the left.
CUTOFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS NEED TO BE MADE BY MAY 22, 2015. USS AJAX RATES AND ROOMS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 22, 2015
SHIPMATES! REMEMBER TO DONATE AN ITEM FOR THE ASSOCIATION RAFFLE WHICH WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 AFTER OUR DINNER BUFFET. THESE ITEMS COULD INCLUDE AJAX MEMORABILIA, BOOKS, NAVY AND MILITARY ITEMS, GIFT BASKETS, HOMEMADE CRAFTS AND OTHER ITEMS. ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED.
Below is a tentative itinerary for the USS Ajax Reunion Association 2015 reunion in Nashville, Tennessee. Rates include roundtrip motor coach transportation from Holiday Inn to the tour destination, admissions where necessary. WE WILL HAVE ONE MOTOR COACH WITH A WHEELCHAIR LIFT.
EXPERIENCE MUSIC CITY TOUR
Monday, June 22, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$86.00 per person (minimum 30 paying passengers) 2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)
This 6 hour “experience” features some of the best highlights of Music City including a driving tour of the historic downtown area, Ryman Auditorium, State Capitol, Bi-Centennial Park with WWII Memorial, the Parthenon and more.
You’ll visit world-famous Music Row, the heartbeat of the music industry where hearts are broken & dreams come true. You’ll stop and tour Historic RCA Studio B – Home of 1000 Hits; one of Nashville’s first & oldest surviving recording studios. Legends such as Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers, Charley Pride, Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold all recorded their hits at Studio B. The most famous to record at Studio B was Elvis Presley who recorded over 260 songs in 50 Master Sessions from 1958-1971. Learn the true secret to how Elvis created the melancholy lonely feeling in his recording of “Are You Lonesome Tonight”.
You enjoy a self-guided tour of the state-of-the-art Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum & a limited engagement exhibit. “Family Tradition: The Hank Williams Legacy” explores the connections between country music’s most iconic figure & his creative heirs showcasing family personal items never before seen by the public.
You’ll enjoy Lunch at the world famous Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville located downtown on Honky Tonk Row.
THE HERMITAGE TOUR with LUNCH
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
$59 per person (minimum 30 paying passengers) 2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)
Visit the home of the 7th President of the United States – Andrew Jackson. Guides in period costume welcome you to the 1837 mansion. See how Jackson lived & hear behind the scenes stories of Jackson’s road to the White House. Tour the Mansion, heirloom garden, slave quarters and the tomb of the President and his beloved wife, Rachel. After the tour, you’ll enjoy a delicious southern buffet lunch at Hermitage House Smorgasbord – Home of the Fritter, a location Nashville favorite.
GRAND OLE OPRY TOUR
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:00pm-10:00pm
$77.00 per person (minimum 30 paying passengers) 2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)
Dinner included tonight at the Santa Fe Cattleman’s Club where it is okay to throw your peanut shells on the floor. Then, you have reserved seats for the world famous Grand Ole Opry –the longest running radio show in radio history. The #1 reason folks have been coming to Music City for six decades. From today’s contemporary artists to legends of tomorrow, you’ll see & hear a host of entertainers this evening.
GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT LUNCH CRUISE TOUR
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
$76 per person (minimum 30 paying passengers) 2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)
Cruise the scenic Cumberland River on the 300 ft paddlewheel General Jackson Showboat where you will enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in the beautiful Victorian Theatre and spectacular entertainment during your cruise.
Mixed Field of Greens Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots with Assorted Dressings Seared Chicken Breast with White Wine Veloute Chef’s Choice of Starch Chef’s Choice of Dessert $38.00 per person
Mixed Field of Greens Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots with Assorted Dressings Flamed Grilled New York Strip with Garlic and Herb Butter Chef’s Choice of Starch Chef’s Choice of Dessert $45.00 per person
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - BANQUET
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad Fresh Garden Greens with Assorted Dressings Herb Roast Chicken with Pan Gravy Rosemary Pork Loin with Apple Bourbon Sauce Garden Blend Wild Rice Medley Steamed Vegetable Medley $38.00 per person
Thursday – June 25, 2015
Farewell Breakfast – $24.00 per person Assorted Fruit Juices Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruit Tray Selection of Breakfast Breads Fresh Scrambled Eggs Crispy Bacon Strips Home Style Country Potatoes with Onions and Peppers Fresh Brewed Coffee and Tea
Registration @ $10.00 per person ____ X $10.00 = $______
*2015 Association Dues ____ X $10.00 = $_____
June 22, 2015 - Tour @ $86.00 per person _____ X $86.00 = $______
PLEASE PICK CHOICE FOR DINNER:
- Dinner Grilled Chicken $38.00 per person ______ X $38.00 = $______
- Dinner NY Strip $45.00 per person ______X $45.00 = $______
June 23, 2015 - Tour @ $59.00 per person ______ X $59.00 = $______
Tour @ $77.00 per person _______X $77.00 = $______
June 24, 2015 - Tour @ $76.00 per person ______ X $76.00 = $______
- Banquet Buffet @ $38.00 per person _______ X $38.00 = $______
June 25, 2015 - Breakfast @ $24.00 per person _______ X $24.00 = $______
** Preorder 2015 Reunion Cap @ $15.00 each _______ X $15.00 = $_______
*Reminder: Dues are for members only who:
Are NOT Life members
Are UNDER the age of 80
** Available only through preorder
We are implementing permanent name tags with a magnetic backing. The name tags will be patriot blue and engraved with the Ajax’s original logo. Each member who attends the reunion will receive two (2) name tags free of charge. These name tags will then be brought to all future reunions. Additional and/or replacement name tags will be available for $15.00 each.