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MV IS HEADING TO NEW ORLEANS

July 1-3, 2022

The Essence Festival, known as "the party with a purpose", is an annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women. It became the largest African-American culture and music event in the United States.

To attend Essence Fest 2022, you must be fully vaccinated. Also note, that none of our packages include admission and/or tickets to the Essence Festival 2022. 

Please note, this is a meet-up and NOT an experience.

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NEW ORLEANS

THE
DESTINATION

 

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

 

Essentially an island between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans is a city defined and shaped by waterways. Nicknamed the Crescent City because of its quarter-moon shape, New Orleans was isolated from the mainland for close to 250 years.

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What's INCLUDED

3 Days & 2 Nights in New Orleans, Louisiana

 

4 Star Hotel - Single or Double Occupancy

Hotel Indigo French Quarter

Dedicated Private Chat Group

Add-Ons (Not Included in Package)

Melanin Voyage Essence Weekend Brunch Event 

NOT INCLUDED

Round-Trip Airfare To MSY (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport)

Ground Transfer to accommodations

Transportation To/From Events

Food Outside of Planned Events

Food & Drinks at the Cocktail Hour 

Essence Fest Concert and/or Event Tickets

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ITINERARY

DAY 1.

 

 

Arrival & Chill.  After we arrive at MSY (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport). You get settled into the hotel for your stay. There will be a cocktail hour at a designated bar in New Orleans. During this cocktail hour we get to know each other and learn about your future travel fam. 

This investment does not include Essence Fest tickets. You can purchase tickets to the event HERE. 

Artist of the Night: 

NICKI MINAJ

DAY 2.

 

 

This morning we will be holding our Melanin Voyage Essence Brunch event! You can meet-up with other travelers and strategize together about how you will conquer New Orleans tonight! 

We get together and participate in the many events and seminars that happen during Essence Fest weekend or you can get out and explore on your own. 

Artist of the Night: 

JANET JACKSON

DAY 3.

 

 

Time to depart! We hope you've had an amazing weekend at the annual Essence Fest. See you next year! 

Check-out of your hotel by 11 AM. 

Artist of the Night: 

NEW EDITION

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MEET-UP INVESTMENT

LAND-ONLY

 

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Two Double Beds

DEPOSIT: $150.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$700.00 per person

3 PAYMENTS 


 

PAYMENTS START ON:

April 1, 2022

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

EVENTS NOT INLUDED.

 

This option is for those TRAVELING with a plus one. If another individual does not room with you, you will be charged a single occupancy rate. Two individuals must register for the double occupancy option. 

LAND-ONLY

 

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

King Bed

DEPOSIT: $300.00 per person/couple

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$1,225.00 per person and/or couple

3 PAYMENTS

 

PAYMENTS START ON:

April 1, 2022

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

EVENTS NOT INCLUDED.

All deposits & payments are non-refundable, but all experiences & meet-ups are eligible for purchase protection which can reimburse you should you have to cancel due to medical reasons. Travel insurance is still HIGHLY RECOMMENDED even if you obtain purchase protection for an additional fee. Payments are set to begin on the date listed above. If the date has passed, your deposit or payments may fluctuate to catch up with the payment cycle and may DIFFER from the investment pricing listed above. Payments are due monthly on the 15th and are considered late on the 16th. A travel disclosure and photography release are REQUIRED to be signed to proceed with registration for your experience. If the experience is not open for registration, we have either hit capacity or late registration has closed. To proceed with the registration, click the “register” button below and it will take you to our registration portal. Please read our FAQ for registration HERE if you have any questions or email us!

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