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Michelle Kinkaid, agent with Paradise Travel, presents
Sea Magic Dance Cruise
Swing and Social Dance Cruise Adventure
for dancers, friends and family
7-day Western Caribbean Cruise
April 24 - May 1, 2016
(Sunday to Sunday)
Sail round-trip from Port Canaveral, Florida
Aboard the "5-star" Royal Caribbean "Freedom of the Seas"
Come and join our fun, relaxed Sea Magic Group as we sail to many
great ports with friends and family on this exquisite 5-star Royal Caribbean
cruise ship. Let's go cruising with dancing as a bonus ... and everyone is welcome!
Sailing from Port Canaveral you will experience the relaxing Florida
coast and enjoy the fun in the sun in the warm, inviting Caribbean visiting
the ports of Labadee, Haiti (RCCL Private Resort); Falmouth, Jamaica;
George Town, Grand Cayman and Coxumel, Mexico. Don't miss this
wonderful cruise vacation with dancing as bonus! Cruises are also a great
way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or any special occasion so join the fun!
7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise Details - Ports & Activities
Cruise Group Prices starting from: (subject to change)
Cabin space is limited to available inventory in group
(after 2/1/16 pricing is at current prevailing rates)
$1061* pp, double occupancy for Inside cabin
$1215* pp, double occupancy for Outside cabin
$1975* pp, double occupancy for Balcony cabin
$2694* pp, double occupancy for Jr. Suite cabin
5-day WOW Sale** ... Special Limited Time Offer
February 20-24, 2016
**5-day WOW Sale offers consists of 30% off every guest and onboard
credit money. Restrictions apply and specials can change anytime.
Some optional additional things to do
Pre-Cruise Dance Option
Attend the SOS Spring Safari Shag Dance Event in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A unique dance event like you've never seen. Runs from April 15-24, 2016
Web: SOS Shag Dance Convention
Contact Michelle for more info.
Visit Disney World in Orlando, FL
Web: Disney World
Visit Universal Studios in Orlando, FL
Web: Universal Studios (Florida)
Visit Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL
Web: Kennedy Space Center
Cruise Registration |
Complete Registration Form and return to Travel Agent, Michelle Kinkaid.
1. You may open and type directly in the Excel version, save
the file and return as an email attachment.
2. You may print the PDF version, fill in the blanks and
either scan and email as an attachment OR send in the regular mail.
Registration Form (Excel)
Registration Form (PDF)
Also visit our Facebook page: Sea Magic Dance Cruise
ADDITIONAL PRICING DETAILS:
-Government Taxes & Fees have changed from $127.08 per person to $128.83 (as of 1/20/16) (subject to change)
-Single and Third person rates available ... contact Michelle for pricing.
**Please let Michelle know if you are a past passenger with Royal Caribbean Cruises
as at times the cruise line does offer special amenities to past passengers.
Additional amenities may apply to past passengers of Celebrity and Azamara Cruises.
Cruise Rates do not include items such as:
Airfare, any transportation costs to and from the ship, tips & gratuities, sodas,
alcoholic beverages, shore excursions/tours, and optional on-board services.
CRUISE DEPOSIT: After 2/1/16 ... total cruise balance is due upon booking into group.
FINAL PAYMENT is due by 2/1/16
Booking is still available after final payment date on a space available basis.
After 2/1/16 full payment is due upon booking and pricing is at current prevailing rates.
Cancellation fee is $100pp to Travel Agency after booking ... in addition to any
Cruise Line Penalties. Cruise line penalties begin 74 days prior to sailing as follows:
74-57 days = $250 per Passenger
56-29 days = 50% per Passenger
28-15 days = 75% per Passenger
within 14 days = 100% per Passenger
Change fees @ $25 per change are charged by Travel Agency after booking.
RCCL Vacation Protection Insurance: Click Here for more details
Base Cruise Rate Insurance Cost (per person)
$0 - $500 ... $29
$501-$1000 ... $59
$1001-$1500 ... $89
$1501-$2000 ... $119
RCCL Ground Transfers (Orlando to Port Canaveral): Click Here for more details
$37.50 one way
What to expect on a Sea Magic Cruise ...
Get ready for a fun vacation and dance
Start planning now for a fun-filled vacation of cruising & dancing with friends as the Sea Magic
Dance Cruises are a Total Dance Vacation Experience. Your group cruise
price includes the standard cruise amenities of onboard gourmet meals,
outstanding service, a wide variety of entertainment & activities
"PLUS" dance classes, group parties and social dancing for our group only
- must be booked with our group (Sea Magic via Paradise Travel Service) to
participate. The emphasis of our group is on enjoying a relaxed and fun cruise vacation with friends and
family with dancing as a bonus!
Our Sea Magic cruise format is very "relaxed" where the days are yours to go ashore and explore the ports of call or simply remain onboard and enjoy the ship. This cruise is not just for dancers - we welcome and encourage friends and family to join our fun group as we dine together, gather for group parties and experience a wonderful cruise vacation. Our group focus is to experience the cruise and our fabulous destinations with dancing as a bonus! Our on board classes, taught by Michelle Kinkaid, will be presented as the ship schedule and space allows ... typically on the days at sea. The actual dances taught will be decided by those that are sailing on this voyage via the "Dance Survey" that is distributed prior to sailing (dances with the most votes in the past have been west coast swing and night club two step with country two step, salsa, cha cha, waltz, rumba and others also rating). We will have special gatherings, parties, and dances for “our group only” in addition to the general pre-dinner and after-dinner dancing available in the open ship lounges. Remember, It is your vacation and it is your choice to do as much or as little as you wish! Our actual group schedule is finalized by the ship just prior to sailing and the schedule is subject to change.
Our group evening dining is typically the Traditional-2nd seating @ approx 8pm due to the late port departure times and our dance schedule.
Dining options are on a first come, first booked basis so register early
to get your preference. You may also choose other dining options outside the group such as: Traditional 1st Seating (space permitting), the Anytime Dining Room (walk in basis from 5:30-9:30pm, this option may have a waiting list just like in a restaurant), casual dining in the Horizon Court Buffet, Poolside Grill, Poolside Princess
Pizzaria and 24-hr room service.
There are also two "Specialty" Restaurants available: The Steakhouse/Crown Grille and Sabatini's which charge an additional fee and require reservations.
There are many activity and entertainment choices available
onboard the ship. You can dance to the live bands in the lounges, see a variety of
shows, relax in a lounge, stroll on the deck, see a movie, read a book or
enjoy the many other options the ship has to offer. Reminder: This cruise is not
just for dancers -- so, go ahead and bring your family and friends
along as there is something for everyone on a cruise!
All cabins have two twin beds
(most convert to queen), TV, bathroom w/shower (tub/shower in suites), hair
dryer, thermostat controlled heat/air conditioning, safe, direct dial
telephone w/voice mail, desk/vanity, plentiful closet space, and
complimentary 24-hr room service. (balcony cabin pictured)
Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas-Photos
Luxury 5-star ship features:
-Many Dining Options
-24-hr International Cafe
-Many Lounges & Bars
-First Run Movies
-Teen & child programs
… and much more!
Some General Information:
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Please read the
requirements for Travel Documents and Ticket purchase.
that if your travel documents are not in order, you may be denied
*NOTE: Western Hemisphere
Travel Initiative (WHTI) took effect on 6/1/09.
Passport & Visa Information
(a) - Passport and must be valid at least 6 months past the cruise return date (no exceptions)
For Passport information, Click here
- On the Cruise Registration Form - Your registered name (first & last names) and the name
on your Passport ID
must match exactly -- No exceptions ... this is a US Law.
- For non-U.S. citizens, please verify with your Consulate any additional
documents that may be required such as a Visa or Alien ID
Card (aka: Green Card).
BOARDING/DISEMBARKING THE SHIP
You may typically board the ship after 1pm on embarkation day.
Disembarkation typically takes place between 7am-9:30am
You can make your own air arrangements or purchase round trip airfare along with your cruise from the Cruise Line.
Cruise Departure City: Port Canaveral, FL - approx 48 miles from Airport: Orlando, Florida (MCO)
Cruise Ending City: Port Canaveral, FL - approx 48 miles from Airport: Orlando, Florida (MCO)
1. Your Own Air
If you are making airline
reservations on your own, give yourself plenty of time to get to and from
If you are travelling from a different time zone or great distance, you will definitely want to arrive a day or
so early to allow for any unexpected travel delays and travel fatigue. You will want to be fresh so that you
can fully enjoy your cruise vacation.
Return flight guidelines
Ships generally disembark in the morning however it takes several hours to complete
the process, go through customs and travel to the airport.
Return home flights should typically be booked after 12 noon. Please consult cruise line for guidelines.
Domestic flights typically require at least a 1-hour airport check-in time prior to your departing flight.
International flights typically require at least a 2-hour airport checkin time prior to your departing flight.
Plan your time carefully and please don't miss the boat!
2. Cruise Line Booked Air**
You can purchase round-trip airfare along with your cruise from the Cruise Line.
**Please be aware that there may be some restrictions on Cruise Booked Air.
Click Here for RCCL Air2Sea Flight Options
Most travellers will need some form of ground transfer from the airport to the ship.
The Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Terminal is located roughly an hour's drive away from
the Orlando airport (MCO). Before you arrive, you should have a transportation plan in place.
In addition to the ground transfers available from Royal Caribbean there are many
transportation companies that offer shuttle service from various areas in Florida to
Port Canaveral. You can Google "Ground Transfer from Orlando Aiprort to Port
Canaveral Cruise Terminal" for several options. Rental cars are also another option.
RCCL Ground Transportation*
$75 round-trip from Orlando Airport to Ship and return
$37.50 one-way from Orlando Airport to Ship -OR- Ship to Orlando Airport
*Please note that RCCL Ground Transfers only operate on embarkation and debarkation days.
PRE-/POST CRUISE TOURS & HOTEL
Pre-Cruise Event Option:
Some of the Sea Magic Cruise Group will be attending the SOS Shag Dance Convention
in North Myrtle Beach, SC for a few days before the cruise. Contact Michelle for details.
Arriving to the cruise departure city a day or so early is recommended to ensure being on
time to board the ship and being settled from any time zone changes that might be present.
Arriving early would also require booking a pre-cruise hotel stay. The same would be true
for post-cruise tour and hotels.
1. Pre-Cruise Hotel (Port Canaveral/Cocoa Beach)
Some Sea Magic group members will be staying in Cocoa Beach, near the ship in Port Canaveral,
on Saturday, April 23 2016. The hotel we are booked at, Comfort Inn & Suites, is currently sold out.
You can Google hotels in the Cocoa Beach area for some options. Many hotels in the area have shuttle
service to the cruise terminal for a fee. Check with each hotel for details. Taxi service is another option.
2. Pre/Post-Cruise Hotel Packages available from RCCL
The cruise line offers pre and post-cruise hotel packages (Orlando) in association with your cruise booking.These
packages include ground transfers from the hotel to the ship on day of embarkation. All pricing quoted on the RCCL
website is per person/double occupancy (2 people in a room) + tax. (subject to availability)
TRAVEL INSURANCE ... I highly recommend having some form of travel insurance.
You may wish to compare the cruise line insurance with other companies that offer travel insurance.
RCCL Vacation Protection Insurance Info
This plan covers a variety of items. This insurance can be purchased anytime from the time of your
deposit until final payment. Coverage begins only upon payment and some exclusions apply.
Base Cruise Rate Insurance Cost (per person)
$0 - $500 ... $29
$501-$1000 ... $59
$1001-$1500 ... $89
$1501-$2000 ... $119
TIPS & GRATUITIES: (on board the ship)
For your convenience, Most cruise lines will automatically add
gratuities for your restaurant and stateroom services to your onboard
account on a daily basis in the following amounts, which may be
adjusted at your discretion: $12.95 per person, per day for most staterooms.
These service gratuities are the recommended amounts and may be adjusted
at your discretion onboard at the Purser's Desk. Envelopes are also typically
available for you to personally deliver the gratuities to dining and
stateroom personnel should you prefer this method. (subject to change)
CLOTHING/DRESS CODE Descriptions
You should dress for cruising the same way you would for a land based resort. Daywear suggestions include casual sportswear,
jogging suits, pants, sweaters, windbreaker/jacket both on board and ashore.
Keep in mind that the weather at sea can be unpredictable. You may want to bring a hat, jacket and sweater
as well as swim suit, shorts, visor and sunglasses.
Evening - The Cruise Line dress code categories refer to the classification of attire
requested for that particular evening.
The ship asks that all passengers follow the suggested attire while in the public areas.
1. Casual - pant, slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters for women; pants, sport shirts/open neck
shirts and sweaters for men
2. Formal - cocktail dresses, evening gowns, or dressy pant suit for women; sport jacket
& slacks, suit or tuxedo for men
Daytime - During the day there is no specified dress code, however there
are some attire restrictions.
Swim suits, cut off T-shirts, halter tops, and torn jeans are not permitted in the main dining rooms.
While swim suits are appropriate attire for the pool and spa areas, coverups are
requested for other areas of the ship.
SOME USEFUL LINKS TO REVIEW
RCCL Online Check-In
What to Pack
RCCL Ground Transportation
RCCL Onboard Experience
RCCL Before You Go
RCCL All About Cruising
Map-Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal
Hotels - Port Canaveral Area (Trip Advisor)
Ground Transportation Orlando to Port Canaveral