Cruising on the Caribbean Princess

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, FL – Bound for the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Jamaica!

281 days, 14 hours, 10 minutes, 14 seconds ago

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Adventure Bears, is perhaps, the friendliest group of Bear, Cubs & Friends at sea. For several years in a row, we have hosted an amazing group of guys who embrace each other. First time sailors to our group immediately feel welcomed. We do not strive to be the biggest, rather we are the most attentive. Adventure Bears is more about being an intimate group with the goal of creating life long friends.

In 2018 we will be sailing October 8 – 18, 2018 on the Caribbean Princess as we enjoy a ten day sailing to Panama, Costa Rica and Cartagena, Columbia. We will also visit Grand Cayman Island and Falmouth, Jamaica. Princess is renowned for excellent international cuisine, great service, very comfortable cabins, and some of the best entertainment at sea.

DAY/NIGHT PORT/CITY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
Mon. Oct. 8
Fort Lauderdale, Florida   4:00 PM
Tues. Oct. 9
At Sea    
Wed. Oct. 10 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(Tender Required, Wheelchair Access Limited)
 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
Thurs. Oct. 11 At Sea    
Fri. Oct. 12 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
Sat. Oct. 13 Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising), Panama 6:00 AM 3:30 PM
Sat. Oct. 13 Colon, Panama 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. Oct. 14 Limon, Costa Rica 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Mon. Oct. 15 At Sea    
Tues. Oct. 16 Falmouth, Jamaica 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
Wed. Oct. 17 At Sea    
Thurs. Oct. 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM  

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Columbus made his landfall in the Caymans in 1503.The islands are named from the Carib word “Caimanas.” Fitting, since the caiman is a New World crocodilian and the islands were long the lair of pirates, buccaneers, and assorted freebooters. Despite their past, the Caymans are a Caribbean paradise of white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and offshore waters harboring spectacular shipwrecks. Grand Cayman boasts the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean. This union of natural beauty and cosmopolitan style makes Grand Cayman a spectacular port of call for today’s adventurers.

Cartagena, Columbia

One of the more interesting cities on our itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous “Old City” is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants.

Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire’s influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain’s hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena’s well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years. Today this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still boasts much of its original colonial architecture. Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region’s grand past.

Panama Canal/Colon, Panama

The narrow isthmus separating the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean had a colorful and turbulent history long before Ferdinand de Lesseps first dreamed of building a transcontinental canal.

Spanish conquistadors hauled Incan gold through the dense rainforest to ports on the Atlantic. English freebooters sought to ransack those ports and attack the treasure ships that sailed from Portobelo. And 49ers braved mosquitoes and yellow fever to get to the California gold fields. While the Panama Canal remains one of the great American engineering feats of the 20th century, visitors to Panama will discover a whole range of scenic wonders. Hike into the dense rainforest, home to over 1,000 species of animals. Or pay a visit to an Embera Indian village in the heart of Chagres National Park.

Limon, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Limon Province boasts pristine beaches, sprawling banana plantations and dense rainforest.

These Caribbean lowlands are still sparsely populated–nearly a third of the province’s population lives around Puerto Limon–and conservation efforts have led to growing eco-tourism. Limon Province offers other charms as well. Afro-Caribbean influences abound, from the lilting speech and reggae rhythms brought by Jamaican settlers to the colorful bungalows lining small fishing villages. Limon is a zesty little slice of heaven.

Falmouth, Jamaica

Falmouth is the chief town and capital of the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica. It is situated on Jamaica’s north coast 18 miles east of Montego Bay. It is noted for being one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved Georgian towns. Founded by Thomas Reid in 1769, Falmouth flourished as a market centre and port for forty years at a time when Jamaica was the world’s leading sugar producer. It was named after Falmouth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom, the birthplace of Sir William Trelawny, the Governor of Jamaica.

Pricing

Cabin Location Group Rate Promo Rate
Inside Cabin (ID) Decks 9 – 11, aft $1315 $1018
Inside Cabin (IB) Decks 10 – 12, midship $1372 $1056
Window Cabin (OF) Decks 5 or 8, forward $1739 $1349
Window Cabin (OC) Deck 5, mid forward $1899 $1495
Balcony Cabin (BD) Decks 10 – 12 aft $2025 $1752
Balcony Cabin (BB) Decks 11,12 midship $2279 $1912
Mini Suite (MD) Emerald deck, aft $2404 $2245
Mini Suite (MB) Dolphin deck, mid aft $2828 $2576

Any other cabin categories are available by request.

Current Promo: The current promo which ends November 11, offers all cabin types pre-paid gratuities (about $95 per person). In addition, inside cabins with receive $100 per cabin shipboard credit while balcony and mini suites will receive $200 cabin shipboard credit.

In order to participate in our events you must make reservations directly with us. Unfortunately people booked through a different source cannot be included as part of our group.

Port tax is $300.00 per person.

Please note that we do offer a roommate share program. Only the least expensive interior and standard balcony cabins are available for a share. For any other category, you will need to find your own roommate or pay the single occupancy rate. Single cabins are offered at double the above rates. Roommate shares are not guaranteed on this sailing.

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. You may contact us as well at Laz@adventurebears.com.

FAQ

  • 1. Payments: Princess Cruises will require a deposit of $250.00 or 20% per person at the time of reservations (depending on type of cabin). Some promo rates may only require $100 per person deposits. Final payment will be due June 5, 2018 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: Adventure Bears has secured a block of rooms at the Embassy Suite Hotel located at 1100 SE 17 Street in Ft Lauderdale. You may arrive October 5 – 8. The hotel is close to the pier and many restaurants. They also provide transportation to the pier at a nominal cost. The rate we have secured is $159 per night which includes breakfast & Happy Hour. Reserve your room via this link: Adventure Bears ~ October 5-8, 2018 Or call 954–315–1321 and be sure to ask for the Adventure Bears rate.
  • 4. Princess Promos: Often the cruise line will offer “promotions” that could give you an extra perk. If the promo being offered at the time that you sign up is attractive enough, you will automatically be enrolled. However, sometimes our group rate is better than some promos the cruise line offers. The truth is some Princess promos can be misleading.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Dining: We have confirmed a block of tables together at 8:15PM 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.
  • 8. 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 May15, 2018. After that roommates will be assigned. Roommate shares are offered but not guaranteed for this sailing.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. Gratuities: A daily charge of $13.50 per person will be added to your cabin account to serve as tips to porters, waiters, cabins stewards, and pool boys.
  • 11. 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.
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