We are thrilled to offer our very first winter cruise. We’ve heard your request and we have reserved cabins on the Celebrity Silhouette, one of the most elegant ships afloat. For five consecutive years, Celebrity has been voted number one premier cruise line by Travel & Leisure magazine. Once onboard you will see why.
The ship’s décor is has a European chic feel. The cuisine is outstanding in both the main restaurant and several specialty restaurants. Service is professional and seamless. Enjoy the amenities of your extremely comfortable and well appointed cabins. Room service is complimentary in your cabin or balcony. You will be dazzled by the professionally produced shows.
During our seven day sailing we will explore four ports and two relaxing days at sea. We stop in Key West where we can enjoy many sights including Ernest Hemmingway’s home and Duval Street. In Costa Maya, Mexico visit ancient Mayan ruins like Tulum or spend time at some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. Cozumel is known for amazing snorkel & scuba. With the Peso recently being devalued, Mexico is now a shoppers delight. Our final stop will be Grand Cayman with it’s pristine beaches and clear turquoise hewed sea. You will even have a chance to go to Hell, a cute little town known for a group of short, black limestone formations.
This sailing will be hosted by my friend, Laz Cabrera, of Adventure Bears.
Sun. Feb. 18
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon. Feb. 19
Key West, Florida
Tues. Feb. 20
Wed. Feb. 21
Costa Maya, Mexico
Thurs. Feb. 22
Fri. Feb. 23
George Town, Grand Cayman
Sat. Feb. 24
Sun. Feb. 25
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Key West, Florida
Ernest Hemingway made wild, colorful Key West his home, and you will want to do the same. Home to modern-day adventurers, artists and poets, the island’s charming Old Town teems with restaurants, bars and unique shops. Add pristine coral reefs, coconut palms and a laid-back attitude that’s truly contagious, and it’s easy to see why so many visitors to Key West never leave.
Costa Maya boasts beautiful beaches on the Caribbean Sea, which is ideal for divers and snorkelers alike who enjoy exploring the beautiful Banco Chinchorro coral reef that lies just off the coast. History buffs will surely love exploring the lesser-known Mayan ruins, Cacchoben and Kohunlich; meanwhile there’s something for everyone at the new shopping mall, which, while great for shopping, also features a central plaza with saltwater pools and ‘swim-up’ bars.
The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel’s sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman is one of a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called “Las Tortugas” (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. The designation did not endure, however, for on later maps the islands were labeled the Caimanau, the Carib Indian word for “crocodile.” The name “Caimanas” refers inaccurately to the iguanas native to the islands, which were perhaps at one point mistaken for crocodiles. Among other attractions, visitors to the island will enjoy learning about the turtles, visiting the town of Hell, exploring Seven-Mile Beach and enjoying the undersea world.
Decks 7-9, Category 11
Decks 9 & 10 midship, Category 9
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Decks 6 & 7 midship, Category 2B
Decks 9 & 10 aft, Category C3
Deck 10 midship, Category C2
Any other cabin categories are available by request.
Rates quoted are per person based upon two people sharing the cabin. Single occupancy rates are double the quoted rate. Rates for suites and triple/quad occupancy cabins are on request. Need a roommate? We will assist in finding roommates for the $849 interior and $1,379 balcony cabins only. Although it has never been a problem, finding you a roommate is not guaranteed.
Please add $131 per person port tax.
Place your deposit by September 5 for any cabin type and receive a discount (varies from $50 for an inside up to $150 for concierge balcony. In addition if you reserve a window or balcony, you may choose one complimentary perk (complimentary beverage package, $300 per cabin shipboard credit or prepaid gratuities).
Please contact our travel agent Paul Stalbaum at 1-954-566-3377 or email Paul@cruisedesignstravel.com with any additional questions you might have regarding your booking.
1. Payments: Celebrity Cruises will require a deposit of $250.00. Final payment will be due November 10, 2017 and will be automatically charged to your credit card unless you notify me in advance to use a different form of payment. Any and all check payments should be made payable to Cruise Designs.
2. Documents: Each person must have a valid U.S. passport, a passport card or an enhanced driver’s license. Canadian and residents of other countries will need to check with their consulates to see if a visa will be required.
3. Pre-cruise hotel: We have a limited number of rooms set aside at the Embassy Suite Hotel located at 1100 SE 17 Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316. Phone is 954 – 315 – 1320. The rate extended to us is $289.00 per night which includes breakfast and Happy Hour. The rate is valid for up to three nights before sailing. To place a reservation, please click here.
4. Cashless Society: When checking 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.
5. Ship Board Activities: 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.
6. Dining: We have confirmed a block of tables together at 8:30PM each evening. 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. There are two formal nights which means sport coat and tie. Dining the rest of the evenings is casual such as slacks and shirt or polo type shirt. All 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 if the entire group dines together.
7. Room Mates: If you need a roommate you may choose either the least expensive inside or balcony cabins. We match people up based upon cabin type requested. You will be given the opportunity to find a roommate on your own up until November 1, 2017. After that roommates will be assigned. Roommate shares are offered but not guaranteed for this sailing.
8. Shore Excursions: The ship will offer many excursions to purchase. We however, will offer at least two or three of our own including a chartered catamaran for swimming, snorkeling and fun. Our trips are usually lower priced and include more than what the ship will offer. Information regarding our excursions will be sent to you about 60 days prior to sailing.
9. Gratuities: A daily charge of $129.50 per person will be added to your cabin account to serve as tips to porters, waiters, cabins stewards, and pool boys.
10. Getting to the Ship: Fly into Ft Lauderdale airport and try to arrive before 12 PM. It is quickest and least expensive to take a taxi to the pier. Cost is about $12 and is a ten minute drive. If you stay at our host hotel we will offer transfer service to the pier for a nominal fee. When flying home try to find a flight around 11AM.