The wait is finally over, and here are the details for the DeafBlind cruise aboard the fabulous Mystic Blue boat. Let’s get to the details:
Cost is only $25 per DeafBlind person. This is a savings from the full price of $44.90. This includes:
- Free Buffet Lunch
- Coffee, Tea, or Soda
- Dancing/DJ Music
- You must pay for alcoholic drinks
- One free SSP
- View the Chicago Skyline at no extra cost. 🙂
- Pre-boarding photographs will be taken by Mystic Blue crew. If you want a copy, you must pay $25.00
You must notify Joan Rushing no later than June 17 to reserve your ticket. You must send your check or money order to arrive no later than June 21. Send check or money order to:Joann Rushing c/o Chicago Lighthouse 1850 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608
When and where is the Cruise?Chicago Navy Pier July 13, 2013 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mystic Blue port (9th boat from the entrance) directly across from the Stained Glass Museum
The Mystic Blue boat is white with BLUE stripes. (See picture above.) There is a large sign in front of the boarding area. As you walk along Navy Pier, the boats are on the right side. Don’t fall in the water!
You must be in front of the boarding area no later than 11:30 a.m.
Everyone can bring ONE SSP free of charge. If you do not have an SSP, and would like one provided, please contact Mindy Joy Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know what time you will arrive and she will send an SSP to meet you at the drop off area on 600 E. Grand Avenue Riva Bus Turnaround area.
If you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer at Navy Pier to tour the area, it is YOUR responsibility to make personal arrangements for an SSP if you need one. There are lots of fun things to see and do and shop at Navy Pier. Maybe you want to ride the giant Ferris Wheel and see Chicago from high up in the sky!
Getting there is easy. If you are driving or taking Paratransit, go to the Riva Bus turnaround area to meet your SSP. If you have SSP, proceed to the Mystic Blue port which is the NINTH boat from the entrance to Navy Pier.
If you are taking public transportation, take any of the elevated subway trains and exit along State Street in the Loop. From there, take the Bus #29 Northbound, which will take you directly to Navy Pier. It is the last stop for #29. It is about 18 minute bus ride from the Loop.
Public parking is also available for a fee, but may cheaper to park elsewhere in Chicago and take public transportation.
Please arrange for pickup after the cruise in the Riva Bus Turnaround at approximately 3:30 p.m.