TAPS 8 Night Caribbean Cruise

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts
Registration Close Date: December 31, 2021

IMPORTANT: Registering by October 29 reserves your cabin at the group discounted price. After October 29, please contact cruise@taps.org for price and cabin availability. Final payment due date is October 29, 2021. 

All participants will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination(s).

All survivors and their guests are invited to join us on our TAPS Caribbean Cruise.

Set sail with your TAPS family for a mid-year break. This self-funded cruise will be a chance to relax, heal and creating lasting friendships with fellow survivors.

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The cruise is eight-nights starting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and stopping in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Check out photos from a TAPS cruise to see what our TAPS cruises are like. 


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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 will have the conference space that we like to refer to as our “TAPS Helm” a place that will serve as our home base where you can always connect with your TAPS family.

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


The cruise takes place from Friday, January 8 to 16, 2022, beginning and ending at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). 

Day 1: Set sail from Fort Lauderdale, FLL at 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: Cruising
Day 3: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Day 4: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Day 5: Phillipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Day 6: Basseterre, St. Kitts 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 7: Cruising
Day 8: Cruising
Day 9: Fort Lauderdale, FLL 6:15 a.m.


CRUISE ONLY 8 nights

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

  • Inside Cabin $782.00 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Ocean View Cabin (window only) $898.00 per person based on double occupancy.
  • Balcony Cabin $1,094.00 per person based on double occupancy. 

The prices above do NOT include taxes/government fees of $129.79 and gratuities of $116.00 per person. 


You’ll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you are planning to travel the day of departure, please plan to arrive in Fort Lauderdale no later than 11:00 a.m. the day the ship departs to arrive to the ship.

If you plan to travel the day before we will have an optional group hotel that you will be able to join us at. More information about a hotel will be sent out after final payments have been made.

All staterooms come with two twins that can be converted to a queen bed, private bathroom, phone, closed-circuit television, mini fridge and a hair dryer.


  • First deposit due at registration of $250 per person, based on double occupancy.
  • The final payment is due on October 29, 2021 or sooner.


To reserve your cabin, please submit a registration form by December 31, 2021. 

Please contact cruise@taps.org for any additional questions.