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"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page." -- St. Augustine
   

 SCHOOL AT SEA - The World is Our Classroom
Cruise events for families and friends who share a love of learning
or join us for "Land Cruises" to Washington D.C., Canadian Rail, New Zealand, Holy Land, & more

In addition to an exciting vacation onboard a luxurious cruise ship, School at Sea cruise events will provide unique programs of special interest to families and friends who share a love of learning by experiencing the world.  Along the way we will be visiting exciting ports.  Our Group Cruise Specialist will be onboard to help ensure your family has a wonderful vacation experience. 

Passports are recommended, but not required for cruise events starting/ending in same US Port.
Birth Certificates and Photo ID are all you need.  Some optional shore excursions require passports.

The School at Sea program is appropriate for all learning styles and all families.

Our Pre-cruise Activities Packets are filled with daily doses of Critical Thinking, Geography, Science, Literature - plus Puzzles, Recipes, Crafts and more, designed to help you learn about the region you will soon be visiting.  Onboard surprises include in-room gifts and daily goodie bags for children 2-17.  Special venues have been reserved for families to participate in exclusive activities.  Students are encouraged to personalize their onboard experience - whether they
choose to follow each project step-by-step or to use our materials as a starting-point for their own creativity.  Escorted groups include
teacher-led activities such as Science Lab, Art Class, Writing Workshop and/or Scrapbooking Class.  Unescorted groups include all materials for self-led activities, private venues reserved for participating families, and special onboard gifts.

Space may still be available for our sailings to Alaska (Aug 16-23) or the Caribbean (Sep 10-17).  Contact Karen for pricing and details.



School At Sea 2011-2012 - Our Fully Escorted Program
 

In addition to our onboard program of classes and activities, each of our cruise events has a special theme:
 

Have a "WONDER"ful
 time in the Mexican Riviera tracking the
Explorers as they discover the New World
onboard the Disney Wonder

It will take us 15days
 to fully experience
 the magnificence of
 Hawaii onboard the
 Carnival Spirit. We
 will visit exotic ports
 and sail past volcanos.
Invite the whole family to join us ... or keep Mom to yourself.  Show your appreciation and let
Mom take the week off - no cooking, no cleaning, just a wonderful family vacation.
Have a "DREAM"-filled
time in the Bahamas
enjoying "The Magic of ...
Science, Art, Numbers"
onboard the Disney Dream.  With two stops at Disney's private island, you can relax and enjoy all the Bahamas have to offer
 We have designed
a great new program
"The Magic of ...
Science, Art, Numbers"
onboard the newest
(and largest) FUNship,
 the Carnival Magic
For our West Coast
 families, we will offer
 
"The Magic of ...
Science, Art, Numbers"
 program onboard the
beatiful and elegant
Carnival Splendor
          
The Explorers
6-day
Escorted
Cruise Event
      
Hawaiian
Islands
15-day
Escorted
Cruise Event

Mother's Day
Special
7-day
Escorted
Cruise Event
      
The Magic of ...
Science, Art & Numbers
Bahamas
5-day
Unescorted *
Cruise Event
       
The Magic of ...
Science, Art & Numbers
South Caribbean
7-day
Escorted
 Cruise Event

      
The Magic of ...
Science, Art & Numbers
Mexican Riviera 
7-day
Escorted
Cruise Event  

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Jan 2012
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Apr 2012
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May 2012
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Jul 2012
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Jul 2012
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Oct 2012

Puerto Vallarta
Mazatlan
Cabo San Lucas

 Hilo, HI
Maui, HI
Honolulu, HI
Kona, HI
Kauai, HI

Puerto Vallarta
Mazatlan
Cabo San Lucas

 Castaway Cay
Nassau
Castaway Cay

Isla Roatan
Belize
Cozumel

Puerto Vallarta
Mazatlan
Cabo San Lucas

Jan 2-8
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 13-28
San Diego, CA
May 13-20
Long Beach, CA
 Jul 8-13
Port Canaveral, FL
Jul 15-22
Galveston, TX
Oct 14-21
Long Beach, CA
Disney
Wonder
Carnival
Spirit
Carnival
Splendor
Disney
Dream
Carnival
 Magic
Carnival
Splendor
 For a current pricing,
 please contact Karen
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Offering not only a magical family vacation experience, Disney Cruise Line also offers what many consider the #1 adult vacation experience.  While children are enjoying the world-class youth program, adults have access to a wide variety of lounges, pools, spa, and entertainment venues.
  


 
Additional Vacation Options
 
We have booked several families and groups on specialty vacations ...

- Disney Adventures    - European Tours    - Canadian Rail Tours   - Galapagos Islands Exporation

If you would like to join a specialty group, of if you have a different vacation in mind for your family, please contact
karen@worldwidefamilyvacations.com for help planning your next vacation.

Where we will be
in 2011


* Summer Cruise *
Alaska
Carnival Spirit

* Fall Cruise*
Southern Caribbean
Carnival Triumph


Where we will be
in 2012

* Winter Cruise *
Mexican Riviera
Disney Wonder

* Mother's Day *
Mexican Riviera
Carnival Splendor

* Spring Cruise *
Hawaii
Carnival Spirit

* Summer Cruise *
Bahamas
Disney Dream

* Summer Cruise *
Exotic Caribbean
Carnival Magic

* Winter Cruise *
Mexican Riviera
Carnival Splendor

What you can expect from School at Sea - Fully Escorted Program ...    

  

Your "floating hotel" provides accommodations, all meals/snacks/drinks, 24/7 room service, 24/7 movies, kids clubs, live entertainment, scheduled onboard activities, pools and hot tubs and more.  School at Sea participants will also have the option of attending exclusive hands-on workshops and exclusive “family friendly” activities such as pizza parties, art shows, trivia contests, and our special School at Sea Scavenger Hunt.  Whether you spend your free time being pampered by the ship's staff, meeting new friends from around the world, and/or participating in a variety of daily activities both onboard and in port … the choice is yours!

 

All families will receive a Welcome Aboard & Travel Information packet at time of registration and enrollment.  Pre-Cruise Activities packets will be mailed prior to cruise for each student 2-17yrs. We offer four levels of activities packets, based on age and critical thinking level: Pre-K/Kinder, Elementary, Jr.High, High School.  These packets include activities based on geography, science, history, social studies and more … all based on the ports/region we will be visiting.  This builds excitement for your vacation plans, and allows your family to “get to know” the part of the world you will soon be exploring. 


Many favorite vendors have chosen to participate in School at Sea.  You may have a chance to test new products, view programs and boxed curriculums, and meet some family learning experts. 

We have a wonderful program to offer you for School at Sea: 

The fun and learning begins with our Pre-Cruise Activities Packets which are filled with activities for families to learn about the areas they will be exploring on the cruise.  Our packets are mailed to each child 45-60days prior to cruise, based on learning/age level (PreK/Kinder, Elementary, JrHigh, or High School), and include worksheets, recipes, craft ideas and much more.

The fun continues onshore prior to cruising with our Afternoon Meet & Greet and group rate at local hotels to ensure safe early arrival of travelers and luggage, plus a good night sleep before embarking on our adventure.

We offer a variety of interactive learning opportunities onboard with classes/workshops such as a Science Labs, Art Explorations, Creative Writing Workshops, and more.

We offer a variety of family fun opportunities onboard with activities/events such as our popular "Adventures at Sea" Scavenger Hunts, Trivia Contests, "Wet&Wild" Splash Contest, Physical Fun&Fit Challenges, Scrapbooking, Jewelry-Making, RiddleMeThis Challenge, and more. 

All travelers (including any family/friends who have chosen to book within our group and join you on vacation) will receive Welcome Gifts including Travel Bags (filled with sport bottles, toys and treats) for all children.  Daily Surprises will be delivered to your room for all children 3-17yrs.  Our youngest travelers will receive special "enhanced" Travel Bags, since many of the Daily Surprises would not be safe/appropriate for 2yrs and younger.

We will provide travel tips, guidance, and assistance at all stages of your planning and travel: 

After Program Enrollment has been received and Cruise Deposit has processed, you will receive a Welcome Packet in the mail - which includes a booking confirmation with itinerary, plus information about each port and worksheets/activities based on each port.
 
Approximately 6 months prior to cruise, you will receive a Travel Packet by e-mail (can also be mailed if you prefer) - which includes your Travel Form (to be completed and returned by mail or scanned and returned by e-mail), and information on our Group Hotel, Transfers, Insurance, Gratuities, Parking, and more.

Approximately 4 months prior to cruise, you will receive Packing/Travel Tips and information, plus Shore Excursion details and additional Port Adventures options you may want to consider.

Approximately 2 months prior to cruise, we will schedule a "Cruise Check-up", to ensure all aspects of your travel planning have been completed - including online registration.

For all of our escorted cruise events, our Group Cruise Specialist will arrive at the departure city one or more days prior to cruising, and will be onboard during the cruise to assist with any challenges that may arise.


If your family would enjoy a vacation at sea, participating in our School at Sea program ... I look forward to hearing from you!  Our special group pricing for School at Sea families will help you enjoy more, but spend less.    

All family and friends who would like to join us onboard are welcome to book within our group and take advantage of our special group rate pricing. 

Grandparents and Friends/Family travelling without children (2-17), are not required to enroll in the School at Sea program.  Persons not enrolled in the program will not receive the Pre-Cruise Activities, however if Worldwide Family Vacations handles their stateroom booking, they will receive many onboard surprises and are welcome to join us at our exclusive onboard activities.   

Program Enrollment: $80/family. 
We understand families come in all shapes and sizes.  Typically adults and their children, living at same address.  Friends, cousins, etc. - even if traveling together in same room - will each need to complete separate family registrations.

Complete Cruise Event Pricing:  Determined based on number of persons per room and room category.  
Many cruise lines and travel companies quote "cruise fare only" pricing, which can lead to surprise and disappointment when final balance is due.  Our pricing information is "complete" (including cruise fare, taxes and port fees). 

Please contact Karen at Worldwide Family Vacations for a current pricing quote.  Prices subject to change until deposit is received.  
 

 

For more details on School at Sea, or for help planning your family or group vacations, please contact:  

 

Karen Hall - School at Sea
part of 
Worldwide Family Vacations
(949) 466-3571 - cell  or  (866) 746-5712 - message line
14 Via Arribo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
karen@worldwidefamilyvacations.com

visit my website:
www.worldwidefamilyvacations.com  or www.school-at-sea.com  
join me on FaceBook:
www.facebook.com/schoolatsea 
 

 

Worldwide Family Vacations is affiliated with Ticket To Travel - CST #1010000-40, FST #ST37394, WST #603002661. Reservations are backed by IATAN (International Association of Travel Agents Network), and CLIA (Cruise Line International Association).

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