Why does this cruise seem to cost more than ones I can find online? Remember the total fee covers not just the cruise, but also all of the Meditations, Workshops and Events for the Retreat which are not available to other passengers. The cost also includes fees for meditation spaces, instructors, materials and all costs associated with the events we have scheduled.
Can I just purchase the cruise through another agent or online and still attend the Retreat? No, as stated above the costs for the retreat are built in to all of the fees. You must register through our agent, Expedia CruiseShip Centers in order to participate in any of our events.
Do the Fees include meals? Yes, the cruise is all inclusive and covers costs of all meals in the regular dining areas. There are extra fees should you choose to dine in a specialty restaurant.
Are there options for Vegan, Gluten Free, or other special needs? The cruise ship offers a new expanded vegan menu as well as many options that are gluten free and more. With over a dozen restaurant options on board they can meet any nearly dietary requests.
Do I have to attend all of the meditations, workshops, and events? No, this is your retreat you can attend as many or as few as you desire. We have scheduled the cruise to be filled with opportunities to practice meditation and mindfulness but you choose the ones you are interested in.
Do I have to sit on the floor? No, while we invite those who would like to bring a meditation cushion or mat to do so, most of our guests will be using chairs.
Do I need to wear or bring any special clothing? No, Just be comfortable. We suggest loose fitting clothes. Bathing suits or other swimwear will not be allowed in the meditation space however.
Can I make payments? At this late of a date the Cruise Fare is due at time of purchase, we can arrange the $300 retreat fee to be made in payments, just place a note in the comments section of form.
Can my cabinmate and I pay separately? Yes there is space on the registration form for two payment types.
I really want to go but my friend/family member is still considering, what can I do? Go ahead and book the cabin for yourself and put HOLD as the cabinmante option. If your cabinmate does not eventually book we can match you with a roommate or you can pay the extra fee to have a cabin by yourself.
I've never meditated before, will I be lost or confused? Will I feel left behind? Not at all, in fact we will be holding a beginners workshop on the first day of the cruise that will get you all set up to participate.
Can I book airfare, hotels, transfers, and excursions at the time of my registration? It is recommended that you use our Cruise Consultant Scott Etheredge as he is able to combine your travel into packages with the cruise line and his Expedia CruiseShip Center. Should you wish you can contact Scott directly at (954) 695-0313