Welcome to the Annual Poz Cruise Retreat! It is hard to believe that this will be sailing number twelve!
With 300+ guests expected, we will have a fun-filled week, which includes private events such as cocktail parties, disco nights, exclusive shore excursions plus much more. We will offer informative workshops; however, it’s a vacation – so participation is up to each cruiser. Join us in our own dining room section for dinner or enjoy complimentary room service, or the specialty upscale restaurant. People of all sexualities are encouraged to join us for our bonding and camaraderie; family, friends, partners/spouses regardless of sero-status are also welcomed.
The refurbished Carnival Conquest will be our home away from home for this eight night sailing. Known as the Fun Ships, Carnival offers international cuisine, gracious service, and very comfortable cabins. Lay poolside with a favorite beverage, exercise in the gym followed by a relaxing sauna, enjoy Las Vegas style revue shows, and too much more to list here.
Our sailing will visit four ports: Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic), plus the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao!
Grand Turk offers an enchanted island outpost dotted with old windmills, grassy trails and picture-perfect beaches. While there are many landside attractions to explore such as the Old Prison, Lighthouse Park, the real beauty of the island lies underwater. Grand Turk is world-famous for its healthy and beautiful coral reefs that surround the island, stretching almost from the coastline to the 7,000-foot vertical wall just offshore.
We cruise to La Romana to play on some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches and lush terrain. This captivating slice of Dominican Republic tropics is found on the island’s southeast coast. Walk the cobblestoned streets of a re-created medieval village, hunt for craft treasures, or soak in the pampered luxury of Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre resort conveniently located next door.
Lying some 40 miles off Venezuela, Curaçao boasts a landscape that is dramatic, stark, and volcanic. In contrast, Willemstad, the capital, seems a cozy Dutch haven with its neat row houses. And while those gabled and tiled roofs illustrate the island’s heritage, the bright, pastel houses speak pure Caribbean. Islanders themselves reflect this same colorful contrast. Coincidentally Curacao has become an extremely gay friendly island.
Dutch influence still lingers on in Aruba.Part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986. Aruba is a contrast: the island’s arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches make up its coast. Aruba’s long and colorful heritage is reflected in its dialect. Called Papiamento, it is a tongue that combines elements of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, African and English.
A highlight of the cruise for many, are the three wonderful days at sea!!
Rates begin at only $629 plus $115 per person port tax for an inside cabin, essentially eight nights for the price of seven. Window, balcony and suites are also available. Your Cruise Retreat rate includes all your meals, basic beverages and entertainment as well as our private events.
Traveling solo, fear not. Our cruise attracts a very large number of other single travelers. In fact, if you need a roommate, we do provide a roommate match program. However, if you prefer a single occupancy cabin, there will be a single supplement.
It is most gratifying to see the large number of strong long lasting friendships that develop each year. Find your new extended family. We are privileged to have many, many cruisers join us for three, five and ten years. These repeat guests give you an inkling of a new extended family waiting to meet you. Although we can not guarantee it, dozens of people have met their partner on our cruises.
“Three years ago, I discovered the Cruise Retreat and it has become my not to be missed vacation experience ever since. Join a group of 300+ on a sailing carefully selected for us, with exclusive shore excursions, and private onboard events. But best of all, feel the warmth and camaraderie of a community of amazing people from all walks of life, who will soon become lasting friends.”
- Patrick, Canada
“Thank you so much for this year’s cruise. I went through a lot last year, I was on the verge of cancelling my trip at the last minute and loose the money I paid for it. Honestly, No Dr. prescription could do what this year cruise did for me. I came back with a new, realistic perspective on the issues ahead of me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
- AM, Southern California