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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
5-day New York Dance Cruise
July 1-6, 2018
Sail round-trip from New York (Brooklyn), New York
**ADDITIONAL PRICING DETAILS:
How to Register for Cruise |
Complete Registration Form and return
to Travel Agent, Michelle Kinkaid.
You may open and type directly in the Excel version, save the file and return as an email attachment.
Registration Form (Excel)
You may print the PDF version, write in the blanks and either scan and email as an attachment
OR send in the regular mail.
Registration Form (PDF)
Have Questions? ... contact Michelle
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What to expect on a Sea Magic Cruise ...
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 will be presented as the ship schedule and space allows. 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.
There are a variety of dining options onboard the ship. Our group typically selects the same "Traditional 2nd Seating" dining so we can all dine together. Dining selections are on a first come, first booked basis so register early to get your preference! You may also choose from a variety of other dining options.
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!
The Ship: " Cunard Queen Mary 2
Luxury 6-star ship features:
-Many Dining Options
-24-hr Room Service
-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.
Please note that if your travel documents are not in order, you may be denied boarding.
*NOTE: Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) took effect on 6/1/09.
Passport & Visa Information
Passports are required for ALL international air travel and most sea and ground travel. On this cruise, US citizens are permitted to travel with a Government issued photo ID + certified copy of Birth Certificate + Married persons who have changed their name from maiden name must also present certified copy of Marriage Certificate verifying the name change, however a Passport is always strongly recommended. All non-US citizens require a Passport for this cruise.
All Passports 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 or 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).
(TSA) Transportation Security Administration
TSA Pre Check is an expedited security screening program connecting travelers departing from airports within the United States with smarter security and a better air travel experience. Passengers considered low-risk who qualify for the program can receive expedited screening either as a member of the program or another specific trusted traveler group. Application & fees are involved. Please see TSA website for details.
BOARDING/DISEMBARKING THE SHIP
Ship is scheduled to be docked at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (subject to change)
You may typically board the ship after 1pm on embarkation day.
Disembarkation typically takes place between 7am-9:30am
Check with Michelle or the cruise line for return home flight time requirements.
You can make your own air arrangements or purchase round trip airfare along with your cruise from the Cruise Line.
Cruise Departure City: (Brooklyn) New York, NY
Cruise Ending City: (Brooklyn) New York, NY
Closest Aiport to Brooklyn Cruise Pier: New York airports: LaGuardia & JFK and Newark, New Jersey airport
1. Your Own Air
If you are making airline reservations on your own, give yourself plenty of time to get to and from the ship.
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- check with the cruise line for time 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 flights are typically recommended to be after 12pm.
Domestic flights typically require at least a 90 minute 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.
Cruise Line air fares are currently very competive in price and flexibility.
**Please be aware that there may be some restrictions on Cruise Booked Air.
PRE/POST CRUISE TOURS & HOTEL
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/Post Cruise Hotel (booked on your own)
You may book a hotel on your own giving you time to explore the area, go sightseeing, attend a Broadway Show, etc.
2. Pre/Post-Cruise Hotel Packages (available from Cruise Line)
The cruise line offers pre and post-cruise hotel packages for purchase in association with your cruise booking.
All pricing quoted is per person/double occupancy (2 people in a room) + tax and are subject to availability.
1. Cunard Bus Transfers ... From Airport to Cruise Ship ... $40pp one-way
Cunard Ground Transfers are only available on the day of embarkation and debarkation.
If you are traveling on other dates, you should plan for your own ground transportation (e.g. taxi, bus)
2. Taxi, Private Shuttle Bus or Car ... pricing varies
OTHER NEW YORK AREA ADVENTURES
Plan for some extra time in New York.
-Liberty Swing Dance Convention is taking place June 28-July 1 in New Jersey Web:http://www.libertyswing.com
If you are planning on attending the Liberty Swing Dance Championships (June 28-July 1) in Newark, NJ, you may want to visit their website for details. (Hotel: Hyatt New Brunswick, NJ; 888-421-1442)
-New York Sightseeing (Expedia) click here
-Broadway Theater Shows
We strongly recommend the purchase of a vacation protection
program. For your convenience, the cruise lines offers a Vacation
Protection plan. These plans provide an attractive combination of
protection and flexibility covering a variety of items.
Vacation Protection includes Trip Cancellation and Interruption Protection,
which provides up to full reimbursement for the otherwise non-refundable
cancellation fees if you must cancel or curtail your trip due to eligible medical
conditions or other specified causes affecting you, your immediate family
members or your traveling companions. Please see cruise website for complete details.
NOTE: Cunard Care Cruise Vacation Protection is recommended to be purchased before cancellation penalties begin (3/3/18).
See the cruise line website for complete details.
1. Cunard Care (travel insurance) click here
2. Travel Insurance is available from other companies as well.
Some examples are: Insure My Trip, Compare Insurance, Travel Guard
- Compare Insurance
- Travel Guard
Also see Insurance News Aritcle
TIPS & GRATUITIES: (on board the ship)
For your convenience, the cruise lines will automatically add gratuities for your restaurant and stateroom services to your onboard account on a daily basis in the following amounts: Standard cabins $12.95 per person/per day; Suites $13.95 per person/per day. Standard industry range is $12-$15 per person per day. 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. (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.
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All details are Subject to Change!
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