TAPS Caribbean Cruise

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Orlando, Florida
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All survivors and their guests are invited to join us on our TAPS 7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Cruise. 

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

TAPS cruise

TAPS cruise


This seven-night trip cruise to the Eastern Caribbean and Perfect Day at CocoCay Private Island aboard Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas.  

Check out photos from a 2022 TAPS cruise to see what a trip is like. 


From endless onboard thrills to gourmet globetrotting and top-notch shows, Wonder of the Seas℠ surprises with thrills and wow-worthy experiences at every turn. Like The Perfect Storm℠ waterslide trio and a zip line 10 decks high. Or SplashawayBay℠ aqua park, where kids have gallons of fun. And with over 20 mouthwatering dining options, it's easy to treat yourself to a delicious globetrotting adventure. Plus when it comes to showstopping entertainment, the world's biggest ship dazzles with shows that transcend air and water. Take a peek at our guides to discover all the adventures that await you onboard Wonder of the Seas℠.


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, we liken her to  “THE HELM.” It 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.



The cruise takes place from Sunday, January 7 to Sunday, January 14, 2024.

  • Day 1: Port Canaveral all aboard by 2:00 p.m. for TAPS ice cream social meet and greet
  • Day 2: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
  • Day 3: Day at sea with TAPS workshop opportunities and ship activities
  • Day 4: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, optional shore excursion available
  • Day 5: Philipsburg, St. Maarten, option shore excursions available
  • Days 6-7: Day at sea with TAPS workshop opportunities and ship activities
  • Day 8: Return to Port Canaveral, say our goodbyes



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

Please contact cruise@taps.org for pricing and any questions.



You'll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Orlando, Florida. If flying in the day of departure please plan to arrive at the airport by 12 p.m. and schedule your departure flight after 12 p.m. the day the ship returns. We highly encourage arrival the night before and will have a hotel option at a group rate if you would like to join TAPS staff. Any flight delays could mean missing the ship.

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.



To reserve your spot on this trip at our group rates, please submit a registration form by October 2, 2023. Group cabins are filled on a first come, first served basis. Cabins can be added to the group up until December 29, 2023 (based on availability), but may be at higher rates. Please contact cruise@taps.org any additional questions.