Reel Stuff sets sail with Cruise Flight in 2018

7-day aviation themed cruise custom-created for fans of flight

(July 17, 2017 – DAYTON, Ohio)   Reel Stuff Aviation Resources founder and CEO, Ron Kaplan, is pleased to announce Cruise Flight as a new client.  Reel Stuff will provide programming and business development services for Cruise Flight, a first-of-its-kind aviation themed Caribbean cruise charter on Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam taking place from January 7 through January 14, 2018.   Aviation fans, adults and children alike, will travel to exotic ports-of-call and aviation destinations in the tropics while engaging with legends of air and space, enjoying unique aviation excursions, and participating in educational programs and film screenings led by a variety of guest speakers.

In his new role, Kaplan will assist Cruise Flight founder and director Mike McCabe and his team by securing noted presenters and scheduling theatre programming for the maiden voyage, as well as developing marketing ties to industry and media as Cruise Flight eyes expansion.

“Ron adds to Cruise Flight his energy, passion and a 25-year history of bringing exceptional aviation experiences to life,” said McCabe of Kaplan, who founded several acclaimed aviation film festivals and authors a magazine column about developing aviation film and broadcast projects.  “It’s no surprise that his addition to Cruise Flight means more big news will follow as we look forward to exhibiting at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh next week.”

Each port-of-call on the cruise will bring guests to ‘bucket list’ vacation destinations such as Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, Saint Maarten; and Holland America’s exclusive Bahamas Island, Half Moon Cay.  “We’ll check out the island aviation scene with some phenomenal people while having fun in and out of the water at some amazing places, as well,” said McCabe, adding that the trip presents a one-of-kind opportunity for networking among its like-minded guests.

Kaplan said, “I am delighted to share Mike’s and his crew’s vision of making this innovative Cruise Flight concept a ‘can’t miss’ travel experience for cruise enthusiasts and fans of flight.  The opportunity to bring aviation education and entertainment together with a winter vacation in the tropics is a winning combination.  Book a cabin, bring your sunblock, and don’t forget to pack your favorite airplane aloha shirts! ”

About Reel Stuff:
Reel Stuff Aviation Resources LLC was founded by Ron Kaplan in 2012.  In addition to producing world-class film festival and screening events for non-profit organizations, Kaplan provides aviation production, fundraising, script review, event planning, talent, and media relations services.  Clients have included the Army Aviation Association of America, Columbus COSI, Aviation Community Foundation, National Aviation Hall of Fame, Bremont Watch Co., and the Air Force Museum Foundation.

About Cruise Flight:
Cruise Flight, the first of its kind aviation-themed cruise adventure, makes history in 2018 with the first charter of Holland America’s Signature Class cruise ship, the ms Eurodam, sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 7, 2018.  The legendary voyage allows aviation enthusiasts an intimate atmosphere in which to converse with aviation experts and others who share their passion for flight.  Cruise Flight provides an exceptional vacation travel experience for aviators and enthusiasts through elite education opportunities, memorable camaraderie, and unforgettable destinations.

Media Contact:
Ron Kaplan
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