Browse the sections below to find answers to some common questions regarding our trips.
The cruise line will require a deposit upon booking. The amount may vary based upon special promotions and the date you make your reservation. Final payment will be due before July 27, 2023 and, until that date, all deposits are 100% refundable. On July 27, 2023, the balance due will be automatically charged to your credit card unless we are notified in advance to use a different form of payment. Check payments should be made payable to Cruise Designs.
Each person must have a valid passport. Non-U.S. citizens will need to check with their consulates for visa or other requirements to enter the U.S. and our ports of call.
Start your vacation off right by adding a few nights prior, or after, the cruise at our host hotel, the Courtyard by Marriot in Ft. Lauderdale. Our special group rate is just $229 per night plus tax. You can choose from one king bed or two doubles.
When checking in at the pier you will need to leave a credit card imprint. Anything you purchase on the ship will be charged to your cabin account. Cash is not accepted anywhere except the casino. Should you not have a credit card, you will need to leave cash deposit from which you may draw.
The first night of every cruise we host a welcome cocktail party exclusively for our guests. This is the first time the entire group will have a chance to meet and mingle. We will make many useful announcements. Other private events are also planned for the week. Full details of our daily itinerary will be made available to you upon check in on the ship.
Cancellation prior to sailing will be subject to the following penalties. If you cancel….
- 180+ days prior to sailing –> No charge
- before May 2 (179 to 120 days) –> $200 per guest
- before July 1 (119 to 60 days –> $400 per guest
- before August 30 (59 to 30 days) –> 50% of the total price
- before September 29 (29 to 0 days) –> NO refund, 100% of the total price
We have confirmed a block of tables together each evening for dinner. Since the tables are ours, you may feel free to move from table to table each evening. We encourage this so that you get the chance to get to know as many people as possible. Evenings are casual such as slacks and shirt or polo type shirt. Meals in the buffet are always casual. You may request other dining times if you wish but you will not be with the rest of the group. We find it a great bonding experience when the entire group dines together.
If you choose either an inside, ocean view, or balcony stateroom, we will offer to find you a cabinmate. You may choose to find your own traveling partner up until July 27, 2023. After that date, cabinmates will be assigned. Unfortunately you will not have a chance to interview prospective cabinmates. Assignments are made right before final payment is due.
In each port, we will offer our own group excursion. The ship also offers many others from which you can choose.
For those opting out of Celebrity’s Perks package (Includes drinks, Wi-Fi and Gratuities), the cost of the gratuities is $17.50 a day per person and will automatically be added to your cabin bill.
Fort Lauderdale is the closest airport to the pier. Fort Lauderdale airport is about 15 minutes away, as is the pre-cruise hotel – the Courtyard by Marriott.