TAPS Western Caribbean Reunion Cruise

January 12 - 18, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Cayman, Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel
Registration Close Date: October 1, 2019
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All survivors are invited to join us on our TAPS Western Caribbean Cruises. 

Set sail with your TAPS family to kick off the new year. This self-funded cruise will be a chance to relax, heal and creating lasting friendships with fellow survivors. 

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OVERVIEW

This six-night trip cruises to Georgetown in the Grand Cayman and to Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas ship.  

Check out photos from the 2019 TAPS cruise to see what this trip is like. 

THE SHIP

The Adventure of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's game-changing Voyager-class vessels with a range of the most uncruise-like venues at sea, such as an ice-skating rink, rock climbing wall, miniature golf course, water slides, surfrider -- not to mention the Royal Promenade, a shopping mall-esque boulevard of retail stores, bars and cafes. Visit the Royal Caribbean's website to learn more about the ship. 

TAPS ON BOARD

We know that healing is found when surrounded by peers who understand. While on board, TAPS will have a variety of programs and activities available for you based on relationship or loss, and we'll gather as a group each evening for a TAPS family dinner. We'll also have a survivor sanctuary that will serve as our home base where you can always connect with TAPS staff should you need any emotional support.

When we reach each port, you'll be able to explore the islands. TAPS will also offer organized group shore excursions that will be announced closer to the cruise.

 

SCHEDULE

The cruise takes place from Sunday, January 12 to Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Day 1: We'll set sail from Fort Lauderdale at 5:30 p.m. and cruise to our first destination.
Day 2: We'll spend the day at sea, and you'll get to explore the cruise ship's many features.
Day 3: The ship will dock at George Town, Grand Cayman, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Day 4: The ship will dock at Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Day 5: The ship will dock at Cozumel, Mexico, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Day 6: As the ship heads back to Florida, you'll once again get to enjoy time onboard.
Day 7: We'll disembark in Fort Lauderdale at 5:30 a.m. and say our goodbyes.

 

TRIP FEES

Self-funded trips are fully funded by survivors themselves and not covered by TAPS.

  • Inside Cabin is $722.13 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Ocean View Cabin (window only) is $842.13 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Balcony Cabin is $1,022.13 per person based on double occupancy. 

The prices above include all taxes/government fees of $116.13 and gratuities of $87.00 per person.

PAYMENT DEADLINES

  • The first deposit is due at registration in the amount of $250 per person per cruise.
  • The final payment is due on October 2, 2019.

CANCELLATION INFORMATION

  • 4 months prior to the cruise you can cancel your reservation with no penalties or charge and receive a full refund of any deposits previously made.
  • 60-90 days prior to the sailing date there will be a 50% charge for cancellation.
  • 30-59 days prior to the sailing date there will be a 75% charge for cancellation.
  • 29 days prior to the sailing date there are no refunds.

 

LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION

You’ll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Please plan to arrive in Fort Lauderdale before 4 p.m. the day the ship departs.

We'll have lodging on the ship for each night.  All staterooms come with two twins that can be converted to a queen bed, private bathroom, phone, closed-circuit television, mini bar and hair dryers.

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

To reserve your spot on this trip, please submit a registration form by October 1, 2019. Spots for the trip will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 


Please contact the TAPS travel consultant, Tamra Sipes, at 360-914-0800 or tamra.sipes@taps.org for any additional questions.