LDS Couples Cruise

“Traveling together is not just about exploring new destinations, it’s about discovering each other all over again in every place we go.”

Get ready to Set sail on Norwegian Encore

Dates: January 26- February 2, 2025

Departure & Ending Port: Miami, Florida

Visit: Puerto Plata, St Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay

Ship: NCL Encore

LDS Couples: All Ages Welcome

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Get To Know Norwegian “Encore”

The Norwegian Encore, epitomizes modern luxury. From the moment passengers step on board, they’re greeted with a world of possibilities. Accommodations range from lavish suites to cozy staterooms, ensuring every traveler finds their perfect retreat. Dining on the Norwegian Encore is a culinary delight, from fine dining establishments to casual eateries. Entertainment on board is nothing short of spectacular, with Broadway-style shows, live music, and comedy acts the Norwegian Encore promises unforgettable evenings filled with laughter and song. For those seeking adventure, the ship offers a two-level race track, waterslides, laser tag, and virtual reality experiences. The Norwegian Encore also offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Guests can unwind by the pool, indulge in pampering spa treatments, or simply soak in the stunning ocean views. Get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, relaxation, and discovery for couples.

It’s more than just a cruise…

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Cheri’s Travel Spot aboard the Norwegian Encore for an exhilarating 7-night couples getaway! As our special guest, you’ll receive exclusive private activities onboard, adding an extra layer of excitement to your journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make new friends, unforgettable memories, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Every cruise with us is a unique experience, tailored to create lasting memories! While the specifics may vary, here’s a glimpse of what awaits:

 

  • Welcome Party
  • – Group Dining
  • – Costume/Theme Nights
  • – Group Meetups at the race track, waterslides, laser tag, virtual reality experience and more…
  • – Group Shore excursions (optional – additional charges may apply)
  • – Amazing stage shows, live musical performances, stand-up comedy and more
  • – Clubs and lounges featuring DJs spinning, karaoke, piano sing-alongs
  • – Deck parties, game shows, trivia contests and more 
  • – A fully-stocked fitness center, plus outdoor sports activities

Staterooms and Pricing

Our exclusive group rate is available only until September 1st or until our cabins are sold out! Secure your spot now before rates increase!

Pricing:

  • Prices are per person and include all taxes, government, and port fees.
  • Rates may change based on availability at the time of booking.
  • You will be booked at the best available rate, including any online promotions, past guest, or other applicable rates.

Deposit (Due At time of booking):

  • $250 per person or $500 per cabin

Final Payment:

  • Due before September 18, 2024
  • Reservations Made on or after September 18, 2024 full payemnt is due at time of booking

Gratuities:

  • $140.00 per person (will be charged to your card at the end of the cruise)

All reservation are non refundable.

Inside Stateroom

Experience the ultimate balance of affordability and comfort with our interior staterooms. Perfect for unwinding after a day of adventure, these cozy retreats offer peaceful rest without windows for uninterrupted sleep anytime.

Total Cabin Cost: $1943.64 (Per person cost: $971.82)

Balcony Stateroom

A Balcony Stateroom on the Norwegian Encore offers a comfortable retreat with a private balcony, perfect for enjoying ocean views and fresh air. These staterooms feature modern amenities, including a cozy sleeping area and a sitting space with a flat-screen TV. The balcony provides an extra touch of luxury, ideal for relaxing or watching the sunset.

Total Cabin Cost: $2823.64 (Per Person Cost: $1411.82)

Club Balcony Suite Stateroom

The Club Balcony Suite Cabin on the Norwegian Encore offers guests a luxurious experience with private balconies for stunning ocean views. These cabins feature upscale amenities perfect for relaxation and romance, they provide a serene retreat for an unforgettable cruise.

Total Cabin Cost: $2,923.64 (Per Person Cost: $1461.82)

Know before you go

Airport:

  • Fly into and out of either Miami (MIA) or Ft Lauderdale (FLL)

Arrival Date and Time:

    • flights need to arrive before 12pm on Sunday January 26, 2025
    • transfers from MIA are $20.00 per person
    • transfers form FLL are $29.95 per person

Departure Date and Time:

    • Schedule Departure Flights after 12pm on Sunday February 2, 2025

Additional Consideration:

    • It’s recommended to Arrive the day before to account for any potential flight delays or cancellations. However, this will involve an extra hotel stay and cost.

Standards:

    • This Cruise is not a church-sponsored event, but LDS standards are expected to be maintained.

Not Included in Cruise Cost:

  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended since life happens, you will be covered if you happen to miss boarding the ship from flight delays/cancelations, lose luggage, or have a medical emergency expense. (Contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing)
  • Transportation to/from the ship to the airport.
  • Shore Excursions
  • Beverages.  If you drink lots of soda or bottled water, purchase the beverage package before you board the ship for extra savings.
  • Specialty Dining.  There are several specialty dining restaurants on the ship that are not included in the cruise rate.
  • Spa treatments
  • Gratuities
  • Photo packages

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1:  Sunday, January 26, 2025 – Day at Sea

Departs at 4:00pm (Must be on board by 3pm)

Get ready to set sail!  Were sailing out of Miami Florida. Boarding times are between 11am and 3pm.  When you do your online check in you’ll pick the time that works for you.  

Arriving early… You can drop your bag off at the ship and explore the area or grab a bite to eat near by.

We will have our Welcome meeting tonight about 6pm.  Exact time and location will be sent out before the cruise.  

Day 2:  Monday, January 27, 2025 – Day at Sea

There’s so much to do together on this ship. Plus we’ll have fun meet ups and activites for the group. Here are a few examples of things you’ll find aboard:

 

    • The largest race track at sea: Whether you’re a seasoned racer or a novice driver, the race track offers a fun and competitive atmosphere for participants of all skill levels. The race track spans two levels and covers approximately 1,100 feet, featuring twists, turns; reaching speeds upto 30mph!
    • An exhilarating aqua park: Feel the rush of adrenaline with tandem waterslides, an ocean loops slide that extends over the side of the ship and a free fall slide with an electrifying vertical drop!
    • The Waterfront: Prefer something a bit more mellow? Take a stroll along the Waterfront promenade, offering stunning ocean views and outdoor dining options.
    • Sunset Views: Don’t miss the breathtaking sunset each night from the deck, a perfect backdrop for memorable moments and photos.

Day 3:  Tuesday, January 28, 2025 – Puerto Plata

From 7:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Today we are in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic located on the northern coast. Purto Plata is a vibrant destination known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and natural beauty.

Feel free to explore the town on your own or join us on one of the exciting Optional Shore Excursions.  Additional Fees apply.  After booking your cruise you will receive an email to sign up for excursions. Option 1: Explore Purto Plata

  • Enjoy a day of discovery and fun exploring from the highest point to the Victorian era district in the heart of the city.

Option 2: Damajagua Waterfall Adventure

  • The adventure of a lifetime and experience the waterfalls of Damajagua, Mother Nature has crafted 27 awe-inspiring pools, etched out of limestone for you to enjoy!

Option 3: Puerta Plata Hightlights & Golden Beach Escape

  • Escape to Golden Beach where you will find a collection of options that makes it a destination of excellence.

Day 4:  Wednesday, January 29, 2025 – St Thomas

From 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Today we are in St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, renowned for stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs, making it a paradise for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Explore historic sites such as Blackbeard’s Castle, a colonial-era fortress offering panoramic views. Blending natural beauty, rich history, and modern amenities, St. Thomas offers an unforgettable getaway for travelers.

Feel free to explore on your own or join us on one of the exciting Optional Shore Excursions.  Additional Fees apply.  After booking your cruise you will receive an email to sign up for excursions.

Option 1: Half Day Snorkle With Turtles

  • Sail to a marine sanctuary, where you will snorkel among an abundance of sea life, including sea turtles!

Option 2: Shoping Sightseeing and Beach Combo

  • Enjoy duty-free shopping, breathtaking sights, and one of the world’s best beaches on this combination tour around St. Thomas.

Option 3: Dolphin Swim & Coral World

  • The interaction with a dolphin is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed. Take this opportunity to engage with this smart and fascinating mammal in a very special close encounter!

Option 4: Coral World and Coki Beach

  • A full day of beach and Marine Park so you can experience the magic of the Caribbean above and below.

 Option 5: One Tank Certified Beach Dive

  • A great dive for newly certified divers or as a refresher dive in the beauty of St. Thomas’s undersea world.

Day 5:  Thursday, January 30, 2025 – Tortola

From 6:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Today we are in Tortola, the largest island in the British Virgin Islands. Visitors can explore historic sites, enjoy water activities and soak up the island’s relaxed atmosphere, making it a perfect destination.

Feel free to explore the town on your own or join us on one of the exciting Optional Shore Excursions.  Additional Fees apply.  After booking your cruise you will receive an email to sign up for excursions.

Option 1: Unique Treasures of Tortola

  • See a historic century-old prison, catch scenic views from Fahie Hill and Sage Mountain and more on this cultural tour near Romney-Pier Park.

Option 2: Tortola Beach Day

  • Soak up the sun on Cane Garden Bay Beach, get panoramic views of Road Town via hillside, and more on this scenic beach tour near Romney-Pier Park.

Option 3: Baths Discovery

  • Trek to Virgin Gorda to explore the oversized granite boulders of The Baths, its maze-like trail and Devil’s Bay on this Romney-Pier Park tour.

Option 4: Jost Van Dyke Escape

  • Relax at this famous beach on Jost Van Dyke and much more on this beach tour near Romney-Pier Park.

Day 6:  Friday, January 31, 2025 – Day at Sea

Today is our last full day on the ship.  Relax together or join the other couples for fun activities.  There are still so many things to do on this ship in addition to fun group meet ups and activites.

Couples’ Massages: Experience relaxation with side-by-side couples’ massages in private treatment rooms. Thermal Suite: Enhance your spa experience with access to the thermal suite. Enjoy the soothing benefits of heated loungers, aromatic steam rooms, saunas, and therapeutic whirlpools. The thermal suite provides a tranquil space for couples to unwind together. Spa Treatments: Indulge in a variety of spa treatments from facials and body wraps to manicures and pedicures, there’s a range of options available to pamper yourselves from head to toe. Try a romantic couples’ treatment package for a comprehensive spa experience tailored for two. Wellness Workshops: Participate fitness classes together. Join yoga or Pilates sessions overlooking the ocean! Spa Packages: Customize your own experience to suit your preferences. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a luxurious escape, there’s a package to suit every couple’s needs. Spa Amenities: Take advantage of  spa amenities such as relaxation lounges, hydrotherapy pools, and private spa cabanas. Enjoy complimentary access to amenities like robes, slippers, and refreshments. Special Offers: Keep an eye out for special offers and promotions on spa services, especially on port days or during off-peak hours. Booking in advance or purchasing spa packages may also offer savings and added value for couples looking to indulge in spa treatments together.

Day 7:  Saturday, February 1, 2025 – Great Stirup Cay

From 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Great Stirrup Cay is a private island in the Bahamas owned by Norwegian Cruise Line providing a tropical paradise experience, offering a mix of beach activities, water sports, and island relaxation in a stunning natural setting.

  • Beach Paradise: Offering pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters.
  • Water Sports and Activities: The island provides a range of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and parasailing.
  • Lagoon Retreat: A private lagoon area with calm waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling or relax on floating mats while enjoying the tranquil surroundings.
  • Land Adventures:  Such as guided nature walks, beach volleyball, and beachside games, hiking trails or simply relax in shaded hammocks.

Day 8:  Sunday, February 2, 2025- Miami, Florida

Arrives at 7:00 AM

Today we say goodbye. Consider enjoying one last leisurely breakfast onboard before saying goodbye to new friends. As you disembark, reflect on the wonderful memories created and start looking forward to future adventures. Safe travels and until we meet again!   

You can disembark between 8am and 10:30am. If flying out make sure your flight departs after 12pm.

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."

~ W.M. Lewis