Caribbean Cruise

God's Glamorous Girls presents Plugged: The Caribbean Cruise with Dr. DeeDee Freeman

DAYS

5

EXPERIENCE

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DATES

Jul 13 - 18, 2024

STARTING AT

$998

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Join this spectacular Christian Cruise to the Caribbean with Spirit of Faith and Dr. DeeDee

A Note From Dr. DeeDee

Hello Beautiful!

We are super excited because the moment has finally come! Are you ready to get “Plugged”?!

Join a host of my family, friends and me as we get “Plugged” at our God’s Glamorous Girls Conference on the Independence of the Seas cruise ship.

Yes! That’s right. We are cruising the Caribbean on July 13th – 18th, 2024.

Join us to create memories as we sail to CocoCay, Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico, during this 5-day power-packed cruise.

Each day and night, there is something new to explore and experience while on board. We will receive the Word of God, sing, relax and enjoy places like Thrill Island, outdoor movie nights, the tallest slide at sea, dining rooms, shows and entertainment, pool parties, youth and teen programs, game shows and so much more.

You will be personally and spiritually enriched during this life-changing conference to the Caribbean. I encourage you to hurry and reserve your space! We are about to get “Plugged”!

Blessings!

Dr. DeeDee

Featuring

The World’s Best Beaches

On a Caribbean cruise, lush landscapes rise from turquoise waters and palm trees sway in tropical breezes. Amid shimmering seas, your Christian travel experience combines uplifting music, biblical teaching and spiritual inspiration with the world’s most spectacular vistas. Explore the color and culture of the world’s best beaches each day. After relaxing in a tropical oasis, your evenings will overflow with Christian fellowship and worship.

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Accommodations

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

Exciting and state-of-the-art, Royal Caribbean International is a favorite among families and thrill-seekers alike. Consistently voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” by the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards, RCI is known for industry-leading innovation.

Step aboard for plenty of high-energy recreation, such as a surf simulator, glow-in-the-dark laser tag, mini golf courses and unusual features like three-story waterslides. (Not to mention their stellar selection of Broadway shows!) Be sure to stop by the many onboard restaurants, including Chef’s Table, for an exquisite five-course dining experience, or Windjammer, where you can taste your way worldwide.

Your exceptional experience is anchored in excellence by the service-oriented crew.

Ship's Registry: The Bahamas

DECK PLANS

  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 11
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 13
  • Deck 14
  • Deck 15

Deck 2

  • Whether you’re looking to inspire ideas or instill focus, bring your team together or break out to brainstorm, the Conference Center provides a venue for your group’s every need.
  • A variety of cabins are available on this deck plan; see accommodation descriptions for details.

Deck 3

  • Prepare to be amazed by incredible vocalists and dancers, as well as stunning sets and transcendent multimedia productions on the main stage of the Royal Theater.
  • Studio B's Ice Rink: Lace up your skates and take a spin on the only ice rink on the seas. Children and adults, from beginners to masters, are invited to strap on a pair of skates and show off their moves.
  • Park West Art Gallery, the largest art dealer in the world, brings you unparalleled arts programming during your vacation. Browse the ship’s gallery to find the perfect work of art to take home.
  • In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multilevel restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime, transforms into a world-class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.

Deck 4

  • Prepare to be amazed by incredible vocalists and dancers, as well as stunning sets and transcendent multimedia productions on the main stage of the Royal Theater.
  • From fresh sushi to delicious teppanyaki prepared tableside, Izumi Hibachi & Sushi offers a dialed-up Asian-inspired dining experience. Savor a wide variety of hot and cold appetizers, entrees and desserts—and watch each course come together as an expert chef works right at your table.
  • In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multilevel restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime, transforms into a world-class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.

Deck 5

  • The Library offers seating for 25 guests and a selection of books from adult fiction and children’s to reference books and guide books.
  • Enjoy a great slice of pizza at Sorrento’s. Whether you’re into classics, like cheese and Margherita, or specialty pies, like the meat-loaded Carnivore or the pineapple, bacon and BBQ-infused Caribbean Dream, they serve up perfection in every slice.
  • Shop the biggest designer names and onboard exclusives at prices you won’t find on land at the Promenade Shops. Swiss timepieces, liquor, fine jewelry, beauty and high fashion are all here, tax- and duty-free, plus special sale savings and our price match guarantee.
  • Treat yourself to a cone of Vermont’s Finest Ice Cream, or indulge in a smoothie, sundae or shake for a special treat at Ben & Jerry's.
  • In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multilevel restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime, transforms into a world-class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.

Deck 6

  • A variety of cabins are available on this deck plan; see accommodation descriptions for details.
  • There are no amenities or public spaces on this deck.

Deck 7

  • A variety of cabins are available on this deck plan; see accommodation descriptions for details.
  • There are no amenities or public spaces on this deck.

Deck 8

  • A variety of cabins are available on this deck plan; see accommodation descriptions for details.
  • There are no amenities or public spaces on this deck.

Deck 9

  • A variety of cabins are available on this deck plan; see accommodation descriptions for details.
  • There are no amenities or public spaces on this deck.

Deck 10

  • A variety of cabins are available on this deck plan; see accommodation descriptions for details.
  • There are no amenities or public spaces on this deck.

Deck 11

  • Bask in the sun or relax in the shade at the pool deck while you sip a cool beverage and enjoy the complimentary live music.
  • Discover the Solarium, a relaxing indoor-outdoor retreat just for our adult guests. The crystal canopy area presents fantastic views and stays warm while you enjoy swimming pools, whirlpools and a lounge area.
  • Splashway Bay is a bigger, better kids aqua park that features colorful waterslides, water cannons, pools, whirlpools and more.
  • Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old World classics on the menu here.
  • Chops Grille is a classic American steakhouse where every dish is prime perfection.
  • Windjammer is your go-to restaurant for global flavors served complimentary. No matter what kind of dish you're in the mood for, you'll find something tasty worth trying.

Deck 12

  • Emerge renewed, relaxed and rejuvenated at the Vitality℠ Spa in the Spa & Fitness Center. Massages, wraps, facials, acupuncture and Medispa treatments are available.
  • Lounge on the pool deck with an ocean breeze and the 220-square-foot movie screen presents first-run movies, live sporting events and more.
  • Get an exhilarating workout on the Running Track with unbeatable surrounding views of the sea.
  • Fuel Teen Club offers activities including games, sports, parties and competitions for teens. It also has a teen-only club for dancing, listening to music or just chilling out.
  • Johnny Rockets is a ''50s-style American burger joint which features red booths, Formica counters, a jukebox and a menu serving burgers, fries and old-fashioned malted milkshakes.
  • Adventure Ocean is the ship's play area featuring specially designed activities for kids guided and supervised by a fully trained staff.

Deck 13

  • Independence Dunes is the ship's 24-hour outdoor nine-hole miniature golf course.
  • Grab a buddy and plunge through three stories of twisting, turning thrills to the bottom of the dual racer slides Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠ at The Perfect Storm℠.
  • Experience the thrilling 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator where the waves are always high. Whether you ride like a pro or just try to maintain your balance, your friends can cheer you on from comfortable stadium seating.
  • Climb 40 feet above deck on the signature Rock Climbing Wall, where everyone from beginners to speed climbers can strap in and go vertical. The view alone is worth every step.
  • Whether it’s a pickup game or one-on-one, go all in for basketball and volleyball action at sea and get an awesome energizing ocean view at the Sports Court.

Deck 14

  • Welcome to the most elevated spot for indulging in your favorite eats and libations. Reserved exclusively for guests of Grand Suite-level accommodations and above, the Suite Lounge serves complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks. From croissants to your favorite drink, we’ve got your cravings covered.
  • Diamond Club is the exclusive lounge to thank the Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members for their continued loyalty. From concierge access to complimentary continental breakfast and even complimentary cocktails at happy hour, loyal guests enjoy special perks in a space reserved just for them.

Deck 15

Work together with your team to uncover hidden clues, solve mind-bending teasers and work out bewildering puzzles at the Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium.

ROOM OPTIONS

Independence interior
Independence
Balcony
Independence
Independence
Independence

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE

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Enjoy these exclusive amenities on this amazing Christian Cruise
  • Hear powerful “Plugged” teachings and insights with Dr. DeeDee and special guests Nona Jones, Shun Strickland, Real Talk Kim and more.
  • Be inspired by uplifting worship sessions with Maranda Curtis
  • Enjoy delicious cuisine abroad our luxurious vessel
  • Island-hop through the gorgeous Caribbean
  • Relax and soak up the tropical sun by the pool deck as you bond with new friends

Additional Options

Signature Service Option

Travel in an exclusive class of luxury. Enjoy an exceptional experience with our Signature Service option of unique privileges and amenities. Curate your perfect Christian cruise by adding services that suit your travel style. A simple click ensures your comfort so you can completely relax while enjoying these first-class benefits.

  • Personal Transfer to and from Airport or Hotel to Pier – Your driver meets you curbside at the airport, or at your hotel, for your personal luxury sedan transfer to the pier.
  • Cruise Embarkation Assistance - An Inspiration travel coordinator greets you at the pier, arranges for stevedore (porter) assistance and guides you through the entire embarkation process.
  • Expedited Luggage Service - Your luggage is marked for special delivery and is among the first bags on the ship.
Signature Service

Inspiration Branded Travel Gifts

  • Exclusive Luggage Tag
  • Tote Bag
  • Beach Towel

Business Class Air - We can assist you in researching flight options and purchasing a business class air ticket from your home city to the port of embarkation.

STARTING AT

$798

PER TRAVELER
Miami
Miami, Florida

Discover the colorful streets of Little Havana, indulge in the art deco wonders of South Beach and savor the tapestry of flavors of its many culinary delights.

Coco Cay
CoCo Cay, Bahamas

Bask in the beauty of this private island oasis known for its sunny skies and pristine beaches. For a glimpse of Bahamian culture, shop for artisanal treasures.

Cozumel
Cozumel, Mexico

This port boasts reliable sunshine plus attractions like underwater sculpture gardens and sailboat races. Explore ancient Mayan sites and shop for local crafts

Remarkable Sites

Come to where green islands rise out of turquoise waters and palm trees sway in tropical breezes. Make unforgettable memories as you draw closer to God in this bucket list destination.

Book with Confidence

Our attention to detail and dedication to excellence have set us apart as the foremost Christian travel management company since 1981.

As Christians we care that your travels are spiritually significant.

Top-ranked service with leading industry awards and accolades.

Over 1,500+ ministries have trusted us to manage their group events.

Every detail is triple-checked so you can enjoy every moment abroad.

Caribbean Cruise FAQs

Please carefully review the details of the Cancellation Policy below, as well as the full Terms & Conditions prior to booking your travel event.

All prices, penalties and change fees are quoted per passenger based on selected occupancy.

Payments

$600 deposit with reservation Credit card, personal check, cashiers check, or money order. Must be in U.S. funds.
March 14, 2024 Final Payment due
On or after March 14, 2024 Full Payment required

Reservation Change Fees

Today - April 24, 2024 $100
On or after April 25, 2024 No Changes Allowed
Additional fees may be assessed by suppliers for connections booked from your home city, as well as forced single occupancy due to roommate cancellation. Those fees charged will be passed to the passenger. 

Cancellation Fees

Today - November 9, 2023 $100 administration fee
November 10, 2023 - January 10, 2024 Deposit amount
January 11, - March 7, 2024 50% of the total package
On or after March 8, 2024 No Refunds
Cancellations must be confirmed in the Inspiration office during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Cancellation fees apply regardless of the reason for cancellation, including medical and family matters.
It is the personal responsibility of each passenger to fully comply with all Immigration and documentation requirements.

 

Most islands of the Caribbean possess a subtropical climate, with both wet and less wet seasons. During the wetter season—generally July to December—rainfall will vary from one island to another, depending on elevation, size and water currents. Common ports like the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, St. Martin and Jamaica typically feature subtropical and tropical climates in which warm trade winds from the east and northeast bring occasional rainfall, with precipitation heaviest from May through October.

 

Packing Checklist

  • Casual clothes including pants, jeans, shorts, T-shirts, collared shirts or blouses
  • Light sweater or jacket
  • Semi-formal clothes or dress clothes for 1-2 evenings, depending on the length of your cruise
  • Bathing suit and a cover-up or wrap
  • Light raincoat or compact umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sandals with rubber soles
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Toiletries, in a sealed, clear bag inside your luggage
  • Minor First Aid care items such as Band-Aids, aspirin, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Medications in their original containers
  • Hair care appliances (see information on Using Electronics)
  • Small bag or backpack for port days; large enough to carry your camera and other personal items
  • Passport with separate photocopy

 

Dining Dress Code

Depending on the cruise line, there will be one to two nights of dressing up for dinner or other special events. We suggest a semi-formal dress or skirt and blouse for women and a dark suit for men. The remaining dinners on the cruise are informal—blouse and pants for women; and collared shirt with trousers for men. Remember that T-shirts, shorts or tank tops are not permitted in the dining room.

 

Packing Tips

Make certain your suitcase closes and fastens securely. Mark your luggage and carry-on bag with your name and address so you can distinguish them easily. We also recommend you put identification information—name, address and phone number—INSIDE your luggage in case the luggage tags are lost in transit. We also suggest keeping your essential toiletries and a one-day change of clothes in your carry-on. Do not pack your passport or travel documents in your luggage. It is suggested that you keep a color copy of the information page of your passport inside your luggage if your passport is lost.

For more information, please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am – 5:30pm, Pacific Time.

We know how nice it is to have the convenience of home when traveling on a cruise. Bringing your electronics and hair appliances can enhance your overall travel experience. Every cruise ship has plugs that accept U.S. and Continental European devices, and you do not need to bring plug adaptors. Here are some things to know about your electronics before you pack them:

 

Phones, MP3 Players, Laptops, Cameras & Video Cameras

Most small digital devices have chargers that will fit in the plugs on a cruise ship. One thing to be mindful of is the limited plugs in each cabin; you may want to bring a multi-plug extension cord.

 

Blow Dryers, Curling Irons & Straighteners

Each stateroom has a hair dryer for your personal convenience. If you prefer your hair appliances, you may want to consider purchasing or borrowing compact and travel-friendly appliances.

For more information, please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm, Pacific Time.

The scenic beauty of Caribbean can be enjoyed from onboard the ship and to make the most of your cruise vacation, you can also get out into the local ports. Shore excursions offer something for everyone. Choose from city tours, culinary explorations, shopping outings, cultural activities and more.

Because shore excursions have limited capacity and fill up quickly, we recommend you book early for the best selection on your cruise. Once you’ve booked your Inspiration cruise, check out the customized cruise line excursion list based on your itinerary. Using your cruise booking number, you can easily book shore excursions online as early as 60 days before your trip and up to 3 days before departure, depending on the cruise line.

Visit the cruise line’s website to find information on specific excursions:

You may also register for your Shore Excursions once onboard the ship. All shore excursion requests are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Waitlisted requests for sold-out shore excursions will be processed before requests made onboard.

For more information please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm, Pacific Time.

Transfers

We want to help make your trip as smooth and as enjoyable as possible. We can book motorcoach transfers for you from the airport to your cruise departure port and on your return trip.

 

Hotel Stays

Remember that you always have the option of arriving earlier or staying later. For example, hotel reservations may be available if you want to arrive a few days early before boarding your cruise or stay a few days after the cruise returns.

For more information please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm, Pacific Time.

As you plan for your upcoming Christian cruise with Inspiration, you may wonder about using money and credit cards during your travels. We’ve made the following recommendations to help you save money, avoid unnecessary fees and focus on an exceptional travel experience.

  • Consider leaving all unnecessary credit cards at home.
  • Once you determine which cards you’ll bring, remember to notify each credit card company of your intended travel dates and locations to ensure fraud alerts and holds are not placed on your accounts.
  • For each card, you’ll want to store the bank’s contact information in a separate, secure location in the unlikely event your wallet or purse is lost or stolen.

 

Almost all Caribbean destinations accept U.S. credit or debit cards. If you plan to use your credit cards, you’ll want to check with each credit card company to determine the international exchange fee for each card. Because the difference of a few percentage points could cost you more (depending on your purchases), we recommend using cards with lower international exchange fees. Using your credit card for large purchases gives you more protection for the items you buy on your trip. You can review your credit card statement to verify all of your purchases.

The Bahamian dollar equals the U.S. dollar, and both are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. The U.S. dollar is the official currency of Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. dollar is widely accepted in the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras and St. Maarten. If traveling with currency other than the U.S. dollar you may exchange money on board the ship, although we always recommend checking the exchange rate before traveling to a foreign country.

For more information please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm, Pacific Time.

Today’s technology allows you to stay connected while traveling—ensuring you get that memorable photo or message from your loved ones. On most ships, you should be able to use your cell phone or smartphone to do everything you’re used to doing at home. In addition, mobile phones provide convenient access for emergencies and confirming travel plans. Some basic guidelines and tips will help you save money, keep your phone working effectively and stay in touch.

 

Before you leave

Spending some time contacting your cell phone carrier before your trip will help ensure you can call friends and family back home and eliminate any surprises on your phone bill when you return. Let your phone carrier know your travel plans, including how you plan to use your phone on your cruise. You’ll want to make sure you understand all of the potential charges. Contact your carrier for specific information.

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

 

Check with your carrier for international dialing access

You will want to make sure international and cruise package dialing is active on your mobile phone plan so that you can use it in Caribbean ports, and remember that international and maritime roaming rates will apply to calls placed onboard the ship (charges will appear on your phone bill). Because roaming rates can be high on cruises, checking with your carrier for specific cost details before you leave is a good idea.

 

Aboard your flight and cruise

Your cell phone’s battery life is the key to keeping you connected. Below are some tips for staying powered up on your trip:

  • Remember to set your phone to Airplane Mode when you board your flight. You can also do this aboard the cruise when sailing to avoid roaming charges unless you have the cruise ship package with your carrier. This suspends all calling and texting functions but still allows you to play games, use your camera and listen to music, etc.
  • On the cruise, you’ll want to charge your phone every night to ensure enough battery life for the next day.
  • Try to turn off your phone when you’re not using it. Leaving your phone on all day drains the battery, so it’s a good idea to turn it off while you’re on a shore excursion, eating or reading.

 

Smartphone tips

As one of the most popular communication devices today, smartphones have revolutionized how we connect and the world. We know leaving your smartphone behind for an hour, much less multiple days is difficult. The following tips will help you save your phone’s battery life and get the most out of your smartphone while on the cruise:

  • Before your cruise, you’ll want to disable any applications that give you regular updates, such as sports reports and weather updates.
  • Disable the Data Enabled or Data Roaming option on your phone and keep it off until you reach your destination. Turn off the function for “Automatic” checking of emails and change the email settings to “Manual” to reduce data roaming charges. During your trip, you can check for email messages when connected to a free, wireless Internet connection, such as in a hotel lobby or Internet cafe while in port.

 

In-room phones and phone cards

If you choose to not bring your mobile phone, you can stay in touch with others while on your cruise using the in-room phones. Please make sure you understand all of the charges associated with this before you place your call, as the rates can be expensive.

For more information, please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm, Pacific Time.

Your cruise vacation allows you to travel without the hassle of checking in and out of hotels, packing and unpacking, and spending valuable time trying to find quality restaurants–all with excellent service dedicated to enhancing your exceptional travel experience.

Each cruise line makes rewarding the excellent service you’ll receive onboard easy. A gratuity of $16-$19 per day (depending on the cruise line and cabin category), per guest for dining and stateroom services will be automatically added daily to your shipboard account. The cruise line also will automatically add an 18% service charge to beverages purchased through your onboard account. Before the end of the cruise, the Cruise Director will address more specific questions regarding tipping procedures.

If you take a taxi to the pier, it’s common to simply round up to the next dollar when paying your tab. The cab drivers appreciate this, and it is considered part of their income. When you arrive at the ship on embarkation day, we suggest tipping the porters at the pier $1.25 per bag when they take your luggage to place it on the ship.

A 15-20% tip for restaurant service workers is appreciated when visiting restaurants off the ship and during shore excursions.

Depending on your itinerary, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the cities, beaches and attractions of each island on your route. Most ports will have shopping districts within an easily walkable distance from the cruise ship. You’ll also want to spend time in the sun since the Caribbean is home to some of the best beaches in the world. Other adventurous activities, from snorkeling to rainforest ziplining, are available at many ports.

Here are a few articles with the top experiences we recommend:

 

Articles on how to pack and prepare for your Caribbean Cruise

 

Articles with cruising advice

We hope these suggestions and tips help answer your questions! If you have any other inquiries, please don’t hesitate to call our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899 Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.

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Traveler Experiences

“We've been on many cruises, but this one was by far the best ever. It was the music that drew us. And you could feel the Spirit when they were up on stage. An exceptional time!”

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Tampa, FL

“This was one of the greatest times I had to cruise to this beautiful region on a Christian cruise with people of like mind.”

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Detroit, MI

“If I had a chance to do this cruise all over again, I MOST definitely would. Inspiration, you did a wonderful job coordinating this event.”

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Chicago, IL

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