Aerial Rocket Artillery Association

ONLY ONE from the list below
All documents must be original – no photocopies. 

Your name must match across ALL documents.


SEPTEMBER 7 - 12, 2024




It is recommended you and your party arrive on September 6, 2024 OR in the early morning hours of September 7, 2024. Galveston is south of Houston and there are major airports to fly into.

Willian P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is SOUTH of Houston and is the closest airport to Galveston. It is serviced by Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, and Southwest Airlines (a major hub for Southwest).
George Bush Intercontinental International Airport (IAH) is NORTH of Houston and is requires more travel time to Galveston.

Terminal A is the smallest and least crowded terminal for arrivals and departures. It is serviced by Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, and WestJet.
All other terminals are serviced by United Airlines or are international.

Learn more about air travel using HOU and IAH here:


Royal Caribbean has a shuttle bus to assist with getting anyone arriving by air to the ship. Details of this will be arranged when your travel is arranged. Please discuss with Hasmita (number above). 


Houston and Galveston are easily accessible by car. Please note – much of Houston is serviced by toll-roads. If you are arriving by car, please contact Jesse Hobby for tips on driving - including how to register your car’s tag (license plate) to use the toll roads in Texas.

There is parking at the Port of Galveston and you can reserve parking there – click here to learn more.

During our annual 2023 reunion in St. Louis, our members decided to take our 2024 reunion where we’ve never been before – the high seas! Join your fellow ARA members as we set sail on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas on a 5-night cruise through the Western Caribbean.

Your cruise committee – AKA your cruise directors, Jesse Hobby, Cecil Hengeveld, and James Flemming – are hard at work to make this cruise our most memorable reunion yet! We also have the services of a dedicated cruise planner through AAA. Read on to learn more and begin planning your travel!

Dates:             September 7 – 12, 2024

Cruise Line:   Royal Caribbean

Ship:                 Mariner of the Seas

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Depart Galveston at 4:00 PM CST

  • Day 2 - Cruising Day at sea

  • Day 3 - Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

  • Day 4 - Cozumel, Mexico

  • Day 5 - Cruising Day at sea

  • Day 6 - Arrive Galveston, TX (Morning of)

Read on to learn more about costs, how to book, travel to Galveston, and required documentation for cruising!


Also, to make this a seamless and easy booking experience, the board has added the services of a dedicated AAA Cruise AND Travel Planner, that you may contact directly to help you with all of your travel plans – including air and hotel in the Houston/Galveston area.  (Costs are outlined below as well)

Ms. Hasmita Babulal, Travel Counselor, The Auto Club Group (AAA)
407-638-2041 or 407-444-4240
(Please note, AAA membership is not required)


Interior Stateroom:            $1005.84
Oceanview Stateroom:      $1273.84
Balcony Stateroom:           $1587.84

The rates for these categories are for two (2) passengers per stateroom, prices are subject to change, and number of rooms of each type is subject to availability.

A $100.00 per person deposit is required, remainder may be paid in full or installments with PIF due no later than 5:00 PM June 9, 2024. At least eight (8) reservations are required to get group rates. There is also a $90.00 gratuity payment per person due upon booking or as part of instalment payment(s) or will be added as final payment prior to leaving ship.

** These are group rates and are refundable. Please contact Hasmita if you have questions about refunds.

IMPORTANT: If you would like a suite or other cabin that is not listed here, Hasmita will help you get the best rate possible. We have not negotiated any rates beyond our stateroom categories. This would NOT be a part of our group rates.

After booking you should establish a Royal Caribbean account directly on  From there, you can then obtain information for Beverage Packages, Excursions, Dining, Entertainment, Spa, etc.



Directly from Royal Caribbean’s Travel Document Page:

In order to sail, you and your guest(s) must meet the requirements of 

U.S. Passport Book OR U.S. Passport Card

Royal Caribbean strongly recommends that all guests travel with a valid passport. Learn why a passport is best.
Passports must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends
Read more about passport requirements.

U.S. Birth Certificate AND Valid Government Issued ID (State ID Card, Driver’s License OR Military ID)

Original U.S. State Certified Birth Certificate or a certified copy; or an original Consular Birth Abroad Certificate from the U.S. State Department.
Read more about birth certificate requirements.
Guests age 15 and under are NOT required to have a photo ID, just the birth certificate.

Permanent Resident Card (Alien Resident Card "ARC" OR Green Card) AND Valid Passport from Country of Citizenship

Guests must bring their physical Permanent Resident Card and it must be original – no photocopies.
Passports must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends.
Read more about passport requirements.
Guests age 16 and older whose ARC has no photo must present a valid government issued photo ID
Barbados & Martinique require ARC guests to provide a valid passport.
Any additional requirements are the responsibility of the guest.

U.S. Naturalization Certificate AND Valid Government Issued ID (State ID Card, Driver’s License OR Military ID)

Original U.S. Naturalization Certificate or a certified copy.
Guests must bring their physical Permanent Resident Card and it must be original – no photocopies.

Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) that is not expired

Enhanced Driver's Licenses are only available from the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Washington State.
An Enhanced Driver’s License is different from a REAL ID compliant id. An EDL will have a flag on the front.