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A big congratulations to the Class of 2017! This day marks the flip of the page to the next chapter of your life. Just for you I have written three pieces; the first for the Graduates who have worked so hard to get to where they are, the second to the parents who can give a collective sigh of relief that they will never write another tuition check again, and the third for all the above.

Dear parents,
Amidst the pomp and circumstance and caps being flung into the air, there is that feeling of great accomplishment. They worked hard. They earned this. And you were there to guide them along the way. You stayed up with them at two in the morning as they rallied to finish a project. You sat through every play, every recital, every game, every presentation to give them the confidence they feel today. After your graduate walks across the stage on that special day, make it a day to remember for friends and family by joining us on one of our dining cruises where you can celebrate their success with stunning views of Seattle, a gourmet meal, and a captain’s narration of the sights.

To our esteemed graduates, 
On behalf of all those on the other side of the stage, welcome. It may come as a shock to you, but there is life after graduation. It can be scary, you may need to find yourself again, but know that you have a good head on your shoulders and a good heart in your chest. No matter if times are good or bad, you have the tools you learned to make the best of any situation. Have no doubts in your decisions, for if you stay true to yourself, there are no mistakes. Here at Waterways, we believe that no matter where the wind blows, we stay true to our course to give the gift of Unforgettable.

To graduates and parents alike, 
We invite you to join Waterways Cruises where we have a degree in customer service with a major in fun! Whether you have a GED, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate, you have plenty of reason to enjoy the moment before you take the big step to the next chapter in your life. Come join us and raise a complimentary champagne toast on our renowned Weekend Brunch Cruises; or take in the flavors of classic Pacific Northwest brewing with our Fremont Beer tasting dinner cruise; or celebrate your scholarship with our gourmet cuisine on our Sunset Dinner cruise or Sunday Supper cruise! With options to book private events or join us on a public cruise, you are sure to give your Waterways Cruise experience an A+.

To the class of 2017, set your compass, raise your sails, and come cruise with Waterways!

–Blog post written by A.K. Rembold

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