Below are common Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does this cruise cost?
Pricing Info is on the following page: Package/Pricing
Can I make payments or do I have to pay it all at once?
You can do either. $250 reserves your cabin (of which $99 is non-refundable) and full balance has to be paid off by November 10, 2018.
Click Pricing for details
Is flight included in the cost?
As with most cruise packages, flight is not included. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements to and from Miami, Florida where we dock from. Join our email list to be made aware of special flight deals, also join our cruise Facebook page to connect with other Abundant Life Singles Cruisers and share flight deals as well.
Any flight suggestions?
Abundant Life Singles Cruise endorses http://www.tanishaallen.inteletravel.com to find great deals on flights. Go to the website and click on "Book Travel" in the upper right, complete the information then click 'Register Now', and it's going to prompt you to re-enter your info then you will be automatically logged in then click on flights to search available flights through multiple carriers at a discounted rate. Any questions regarding using this site, or if you'd like Tia Allen to search and book it for you then call her at 214-810-6193
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for flight rates and availability.
This is my first cruise, besides paying for the cruise package,
what other expenses am I expected to pay?
In addition to the cruise package (which includes the cruise, taxes and port fees) you are expected to cover the cost to make it to Miami, FL (whether you fly or drive), $64.75 in gratuities and $34 transfer fee, which is total cost to and from the airport to the ship docking port (gratuities and transfer fee can be paid with final payment - gratuities can also be paid once you aboard the cruiese in January)
Do I need a passport?
Carnival Cruise lines recommends all guests travel with a valid passport, however, as of June 1, 2009, U.S. Citizens embarking on a cruise that both originates and terminates at the same U.S. port are not required to have a passport for a cruise, but will need proof of citizenship such as an original certified copy of birth certificate, OR a certificate of naturalization, a passport card, an enhanced driver's license as well as a government-issued photo ID. (To make it simpler, bring an original certified copy of your birth certificate and your driver's license and you'll be fine) The name on your photo ID, or driver's license, has to be the same name registered on your cruise. Children are required to bring proof of citizenship, and if 16 and over, a Photo ID is also required. (Source: https://www.passportsandvisas.com/cruise/lines/carnival-cruises)
If you choose to still get a passport (which is not necessary) know that it could take 4-8 weeks to receive it upon application submission so apply as soon as possible. To apply for a passport online please click here or you can apply in person at your local USPS post office.
How do I secure a cabin on the cruise?
Click here to reserve your cabin. $250 is required to do so (of which $99 is non-refundable). There are only a limited number of cabins left for our group so reserve yours here today
What are the actual cruise dates?
Departing Miami, FL on Monday, January 14th 2019 – returning to Miami, FL Saturday, January 19th 2019
What islands are we visiting and for how long?
Ocho Rios, Jamaica for one day and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands for one other day as well. Rest of the trip will be on the boat with Abundant Life Singles Cruise activities as well as Carnival Cruise Line's activities.
View Itinerary for details.
Which Carnival Cruise Ship are we sailing on?
Carnival Sensation cruise ship
Does the deposit amount go toward the cruise package cost, or is it separate?
Yes, the deposit amount does go toward paying off the cruise package cost and is deducted from the total.
What's your refund policy?
$99 deposit which secures your cabin with the group is non-refundable. You can receive a refund of all payments made, with the exception of the $99, if you cancel before November 17th 2018. Cancellations made after November 17th may result in additional penalties in which you will not receive the full balance. Contact travel agent, Tia Allen, for specific details regarding cancellation and refund policy.
I'm in need of a roommate, can I reserve a double and be assigned a roommate?
Yes, it is possible to pay your deposit while requesting a double cabin.
Tia Allen and Kim Brooks will do their best to find you a roommate (as requests for roommates do happen), however the ultimate responsibility is on you to find one. Feel free to reach out in search for a roommate on the official singles cruise group page on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/groups/AbundantLifeSinglesCruisers
If you don't have a roommate by its deadline, you will then have to pay the difference for a single room.
Can there be more than 2 people to a cabin and if so what's the price difference?
Yes, up to 4 people can share one cabin and experience savings of up to $100 off per person for doing so. Call travel agent, Tia Allen, for details at 214-810-6193 or email email@example.com Connect with other cruisers in our Facebook Group
Is this cruise for women only, or can men come too?
This cruise is open to both men and women.
Can I book through Carnival?
To be a part of this singles group cruise and to be able to participate in all of the activities that go along with it (concert, workshops, group activities and events, etc), the only acceptable booking arrangements would be through the Abundant Life Singles Cruise Official travel agent, Tia Allen of TnT Travel (who is certified to handle Carnival private group bookings). Any individual bookings through carnival will automatically cause one to not be able to partake of all the singles cruise activities including concerts and the like.
Tia can be reached at 1-214-810-6193 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will we be the only ones on the entire cruise?
Carnival's Sensation Cruise Ship holds over 2,000 people, and there is a special block of cabins reserved for our private group for Abundant Life Singles Cruisers. While on the cruise ship and the islands, you will be with other cruisers as well, however for activities and events specific to the Abundant Life Singles Cruise (such as relationship workshops, concert, fitness sessions, worship services, meet and greet, publishing workshop, booksignings ... every thing pertaining to the Abundant Life Singles Cruise - which you'll see on the printed itinerary once you arrive) these events and activities will be closed off and private and for registered guests of this singles cruise group only.
How much time do I have to book my cabin before they're sold out?
There are only a limited number of cabins for this group cruise, so even if you don't have the full details of all who are attending and sharing the room with you, still reserve your cabin now for $250 so you will definitely have a cabin on the cruise because once they're gone, they're gone.
Reserve your cabin today.