August 5, 2020
Ahoy Mates. It’s your Captain Tom Joyner.
First, I know some of you have heard that I had a health issue and I want to thank everyone for all the incredible support. All those years of being the hardest working man in radio caught up with me and I had to take some time to rest as I had been keeping busy in retirement with the Tom Joyner Foundation working to keep kids in school during this pandemic and trying to work out this cruise. But I’m all better now and back on my feet.
Speaking of the cruise, I know it’s been a while and we want to first thank you for holding on with us. We’ve been busy monitoring developments, including the CDC’s extension of the No Sail Order and Carnival’s suspension of cruising through September 2020, and talking with the cruise lines about when the Fantastic Voyage can safely set sail again.
But that time is finally here and I am glad to finally announce that the 2020 Fantastic Voyage will now be sailing in Fall 2021!
So hold on to your Represent Night outfits as your reservation will automatically be converted over to 2021 and we will be sending you all the details once everything is finalized. For those who can’t sail with us, we will also be modifying our cancellation policy. More details about the process will be forthcoming in an email.
To all of you that have supported us in so many ways, please know that you are now more important than ever to the Tom Joyner Foundation’s mission. During this pandemic, we are working harder than ever to continue to support the objectives of helping to ensure the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through scholarships and programs.
But that not’s all. The ”Party with a Purpose” doesn’t stop in 2020! While we are sad we can’t all be together physically until 2021, we are bringing the cruise to you in your living room with our virtual Fantastic Voyage House Party featuring DJs, performances and more!
So pull out your cruise t-shirts, Mardi Gras night costumes, 70s night costumes or any other cruise theme night attire from past voyages (except for Toga Night as what goes on the ship stays on the ship!) and come join us for a virtual celebration of over $55 Million Dollars that has gone to helping kids stay in school as you continue to help us support the mission.
Talk to you soon!
The Tom Joyner Foundation is dedicated to education and supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Donate at any time or participate in our largest annual fundraiser, the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage® cruise.
Take a cruise aboard the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage® to help support students attending HBCUs. On the Fantastic Voyage, you sail with the stars and make memories of a lifetime! Added bonus: A portion of your purchase may qualify as a charitable contribution.*
WHAT YOU GET
The value of the Fantastic Voyage experience is unmatched and priceless!
- Amazing performers, R&B, Soul, Classic Hip-Hop, Funk, Crunk, Gospel, comedians and more.
- Your chance to meet and party with your favorite celebs and personalities
- The excitement never stops – events, activities, entertainment and more created with YOU in mind
- Show out for theme nights, find daily inspiration, and join a very special community of like-minded new friends and extended family
- A portion of your cabin purchase may qualify as a charitable contribution. While having an unforgettable time, you’re helping keep students in school at HBCUs.
- EIGHT days of accommodations with amenities like 9 restaurants, lounges and nightclubs, indoor and outdoor fitness spaces, water slide, spa, hot tubs, basketball court and a serenity deck for relaxation
- Day parties, pool parties, beach parties, and after-parties with music, celeb guests and nationally known DJs.
- Exclusive activities to satisfy ALL interests – live demonstrations, autograph sessions, dance lessons, basketball tournament, shopping, island excursions and much more!
*consult with your tax advisor for eligibility.