Still thinking about joining the 4th annual Publishing at Sea Cruise for authors? We added 6 cabins – will one be yours?
- The Publishing at Sea Cruise qualifies as educational … meaning that it is tax deductible. Your travel expenses, your cruise costs, your workshop costs–all will be declared on your tax return as a business expense. When was the last time you did a true working vacation that was fully tax-deductible?
- Will you have FUN? Absolutely–when in Port, you enjoy the country. Whether it’s enjoying the beaches; learning how cook the cuisine; zip lining through the tree tops; touring islands; visiting museums and other unique attractions.
- Will you learn a lot? Are you kidding …you will come away with so many ideas, new strategies and the connections to assist you in implementing them. Your speakers–your faculty are all seasoned pros who are exceptional in their expertise and communication skills. All sessions are held during “At Sea” days. You will be in your “floating classroom” from 8 a.m. to noon and 3 – 5 p.m. Otherwise–your time is yours.
- Are the speakers good? Does it snow in Alaska? … of course, they are good. In fact, they are sensational. Combined, your presenters have made over 1,000 presentations; been featured on over 2,000 radio, TV and print media spots; have hundreds of thousands of Fans and Followers. And you will be up front and close with them.
- Will you get one-on-one time with speakers? Yes indeed–in fact, we build it in that each participant gets 30 minutes time–you can take advantage of it during the cruise or post.
- What is covered in the cruise costs? Your cruise package includes: all meals, your port taxes, your gratuities, entertainment on board for shows, your “berth” in your cabin (all cabins are priced per person with two in a cabin–see ‘pricing’ for have a ‘solo’ cabin versus a shared–ideally, you have a cabin mate for best pricing).
- What is not included? Adult beverages, sodas, specialty restaurants—meaning not in the main dining rooms or the many ‘free eating spots around the ship’; wi-fi packages; any ship photos that you have taken and want by on-board photographers; anything that you buy within the many shops on board or when on shore; or any shore excursions. And, if you hit the gaming tables, you are on your own. You are responsible for ALL travel necessary to get to the Everglades Port in Fort Lauderdale, FL–your departure site.
- What about wi-fi? Royal Caribbean has done a great job when it comes to wi-fi throughout the ship. For approximately $100, it’s yours 24/7 for the week for one device; for two around $40 more. This changes and we’ve seen prices drop over the last two years. When you are on land, you revert to whatever mobile plan you have in place.
- What is you get sick or have an accident? Great question–your ship has an excellent medical facility on the second level. If fact, it’s not uncommon to discover passengers having dialysis, stitches or a variety of situations. Ships routinely handle a variety of routine and emergency situations. If you need any special medical support while a guest, please let us know so we can notify them of your needs.
- What should you bring? Cruises are casual. Classes will be that way. During the week, there will be two “dress up” dinners. Judith’s idea of dressing up is adding a blingie top and flashy earrings. In other words, it’s your choice. As a group, we will have special tables for dinner.
Make sure you have a current Passport; bring a colored copy of it separate in your suitcase in case you lose yours (it does happen); bring any medications you need; bring a couple of credit cards and leave the rest at home (always a good idea to call your credit card company and let them know you are traveling); bring your medical information for insurance purposes if needed; make sure you check out your mobile contract -what it covers and doesn’t–call your provider and let them know you are on a cruise (Royal Caribbean, Freedom of the Seas — St. Kits, Puerto Rico, Haiti, St. Maarten’s.
ARE YOU READY? ... call Judith Briles to secure your spot–303-885-2207 or email, [email protected] … you don’t want to miss the publishing ship!