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Booking Information

Approximate Cost of Cruise

These numbers are constantly changing based on reservation date and cabin category.  Our travel agent, Maxine, will work with you on this:

 Inside (no window):  $500s - $600 
Ocean view (window): $650 - $800 
Veranda (balcony):  $800 - $900+ 
Concierge Veranda:  $800 - $1000+ 
Suite: (talk with Maxine)


We are currently holding a block of cabins (and will add more as they fill up).  The cabins we are holding may (or may not) be the least expensive available at the time of booking.  When you book and speak with Maxine, she will ask your cabin preference, and she will find you the best price available.  
 

Conference Fee

FREE through April 30th, 2018  BOOK EARLY!
            $250:  May – June
            $350:  July – August
            $450:  Sept – Oct (space is not guaranteed)
*The conference fee is non-refundable.   

How To Book Your Trip

Register for the conference on the Matchmakers Alliance registration page*.  You will pay your MMA membership fee and the conference fee using our online form.  Your credit card will not be charged for the cruise (see #2 below). 
 
Our travel agent, Maxine, will contact you right away to select your cabin and finalize your booking.  Maxine will discuss travel insurance and pricing options (for both single and double occupancy) with you.  At the time of booking, you will be charged a $100 deposit (of more if you choose a suite).  The deposit is refundable until Aug. 1st, 2018.  

 

Final payment will be due on Aug. 1st, 2018.  Your credit card will not be charged until you speak with Maxine and finalize your booking.  

*You must book your trip through our travel agent to be part of our group.

Flight Booking Instructions

You must arrive at the ship by 1PM on October 24th. Don’t miss the boat!

Please arrive at the Ft. Lauderdale airport no later than 12 PM (take into consideration possible flight delays and cancellations).  We suggest you arrive in Ft. Lauderdale one day in advance.  There are many affordable hotels in the area, and Maxine can book accommodations for you if you wish.  You may book your own flights or Maxine will book them for you for a $50 fee.

For your return flight, do not book a flight that departs before 11:30 AM on October 28th.  

During registration, provide your full name as it appears on your passport. 
 

Trip Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended and will cover most of the usual reasons for cancellation.  It will not cover every possible scenario (please read terms before purchasing).


Hurricane season lasts for 6 months throughout the Caribbean, and October is within this period.  Travel insurance does offer some protection against storms, but to be covered it must be purchased before the storm is officially named.  We strongly suggest you buy travel insurance at the time of deposit.

 
We recommend you purchase travel insurance directly from our travel agent, Maxxe Travel.  The cruise line's insurance coverage is inferior and requires both people in a cabin to purchase insurance at the same time.  In addition, airfare with cruise insurance will only be covered if purchased through Celebrity (choiceair.com). The insurance that Maxxe Travel offers is more comprehensive and will likely be less expensive.  It can be purchased without your cabin mate and will cover whatever amount you opt to cover. 

Conference Expenses

(Including Optional Expenses)

  • Conference fee and MMA membership fee ($50)

  • Cost of the cruise

  • Gratuities on the ship ($14.50 pp per day – suites additional)

  • Alcoholic beverages (except at the welcome cocktail party) and any additional on-ship spending (optional)

  • Shore excursions in Key West and Nassau (optional)

  • Transportation to and from airport/ship (15 minute drive)

  • Any pre or post cruise stay in FL (optional)

  • Insurance (optional but recommended)