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The Amazing 18th Annual Marketers Cruise: January 2025

January 11th – 19th, 2025—Port Canaveral FL | Amber Cove | San Juan, PR| St. Maarten | St. Thomas | Port Canaveral, FL

SET SAIL FOR A MASTERMIND IN PARADISE!

Unleash Your Marketing Potential with Top Industry Leaders on a Luxury Cruise Where Profitable Deals Are Done While On Vacation And Having Fun!

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Sailing from Port Canaveral, FL on:

Sat. January 11th, 2025

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Just the facts:

What is The Marketers Cruise...

The Marketers Cruise is an annual must-attend Mastermind-event that brings together all levels of marketers, entrepreneurs, and business owners from around the world for a unique networking experience aboard a luxury cruise ship.


Participants have the opportunity to learn from one another, share ideas, and build lasting relationships while enjoying a fun and relaxing vacation.


The cruise features various no-pitch speakers, workshops, and mastermind sessions led by Mike Filsaime and the leading industry experts. It also features casual networking opportunities during dinners, parties, private beach parties, and exciting excursions. The Marketers Cruise event provides a perfect balance of work and play, making it an ideal destination for entrepreneurs, looking to expand their network, learn from successful marketers, and take their business to the next level.

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Connect & Grow

Meet like-minded marketers, entrepreneurs, and influencers on board.

Learn & Inspire

Gain insights from experts through workshops and masterminds.

Luxury Escape

Experience top-notch accommodations, dining, and entertainment.

Exotic Destinations

Explore breathtaking ports of call and create unforgettable memories.

Your Hosts

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Chief Fun Organizer

Captain Lou

Special Events At Sea

Captain Lou and his team of experts (the angels)  are dedicated to ensuring a fantastic Marketers Cruise experience for all guests. With their tireless efforts, not only will this be the best vacation of your life, but you will also have the opportunity to reap substantial benefits. The success of the cruise is attributed to the tireless work of Lou and his team.

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Your Host

Mike Filsaime

CEO Groove Digital LLC

Mike, Co-Founder of Groove.cm and GroovePay.com, boasts an impressive track record of launching and selling successful brands, resulting in over $175 million in revenue for the companies he has founded. His vision, in collaboration with Captain Lou, led to the creation of the Marketers Cruise 16 years ago.

Event Emcee

St. Thomas Beal

Chief Inspiration Officer

Are you eager to streamline your path to success with ease? Tom, with his distinct viewpoints, expertise, resources, and strategies, has aided countless individuals. He, along with Lou, oversee and lead all of the Business Building Masterminds and facilitated Networking sessions.

70 Percent Fun In The Sun!

Networking and Schmoozing while Caribbean cruising. Let's face it, being a marketer can be a grind, so why not mix in some fun while making valuable connections? That's why we've made sure that over 70% of the Marketers Cruise is all about having a blast! And the best part? You'll be surrounded by successful entrepreneurs and millionaires. What better way to make new friends, bring the family, and have a memorable time exploring the world? We can't think of anything better!

30 Percent Business Building!

They didn't know it would change their life and business when booking. It was only after living the dream that these friends could make the impact on their business. It will cost you too much NOT to sail with over 400 of the worlds top marketers.These marketers had no idea how much their lives and businesses would be transformed when they first booked their trip. It wasn't until they lived the dream that they realized the true impact it would have on their careers. Don't miss out on the opportunity to sail with over 400 of the world's top marketers - it will cost you more not to join us.

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30 Seconds of Fame, Lifetime of Profits

Introduce Yourself to 400 Entrepreneurs

On the first day at sea and during the first session, it's your turn to shine! Step up to the microphone and introduce yourself to the group by sharing your area of expertise andwhat kind of help you're seeking. Don't forget to mention your name, business, website URL, and where you can be found in the directory.

Your fellow marketers will take note of the 25-30 people they want to connect with throughout the cruise. And with a whole week ahead of you, the opportunities for networking and making new connections are endless! So go ahead and make the most of it!


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The Who’s Who

Curious about who you'll be mingling with on the cruise? Every year, we release our exclusive "Million-Dollar VIP Directory" complete with bios and full contact information. And the best part? By booking your cruise and attending, you'll not only receive a full-page listing of your own but also a complimentary printed version of the directory. So, if you want to be included in this prestigious list of top marketers, all you have to do is book your spot on the cruise!

Not Just Pizza And Profits

We Mean Networking 24/7

On the initial day at sea and during the inaugural session, it's your chance to showcase your skills! Get in line to approach the microphone and share with the group your area of expertise and the kind of support you're looking for. Don't forget to mention your name, business, website URL, and where you can be located in the directory.

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Leading Industry Experts and Honored Guests

Our speakers are Group Leaders who have joined forces with us to promote the Marketers Cruise. And we're thrilled to have some legendary figures in the industry as our honored guests! On this page, we want to give you a sneak peek of some of the incredible individuals you'll have the chance to meet and forge lifelong personal and professional relationships with.

America's Mastery Mentor

Jen Du Plessis

Speaker - Author - Podcast Host

The Maverick Millionaire ®

Paul Finck

Scalability Expert
Event Monitization Strategist

The Rainmaker

Bill Walsh

iPowerTeam

Publishing Powerhouse

Suzy Prudden

Itty Bitty Publishing

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Entrepreneur

Baron James Dentley

JD3TV

Mystery Speaker

The Lady In Red


Virginia Muzquiz

THE REFERRAL DIVA®

Virginia Muzquiz

MasterConnectors.com

Business Growth Strategist

Alina Vincent

Business Success Edge

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Leaders Mentor

Iman Aghay

Success Road Academy

Event Producer and Speaker Strategist

Dannella Burnett

Encore Elite Events

Word Genius

David Fagen

   Authority Marketing

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Our Next Group Leader

YOUR NAME HERE

Make sure to learn about our Group Leader program by clicking here.

Make The Best of The Sea Days

Learn From The Legends

Get ready to rub shoulders with some of the brightest legends and experts in the industry, but the real highlight will be the underground entrepreneurs who are making millions and are eager to share their knowledge while they learn. From marketing to B2B, software to health and wellness, personal development to real estate, and beyond - every niche will be represented.

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Just Ask and You Shall Receive

Expert Panels

Every year, we host a special session filled with valuable insights and tips on a range of topics, from generating leads to driving traffic on Facebook, to filling a room for your event and automating your webinars. We bring together a panel of 6-8 experts and provide you with a unique opportunity to ask any question you have and receive life-changing coaching - all for free!

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A Few Hours To Learn While We Sail

Group Leaders Share, Not Sell

Your group leaders are at the top of their game when it comes to driving traffic and converting leads into buyers. These experts have personally invited their own students to join the cruise, giving you the chance to learn from the best for free!

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highlights from the MarketersCruise event

Everyone’s Favorite Session

Cool Tools, Tips and Resources

Get ready for an unforgettable experience! During this highly-anticipated event, everyone takes turns sharing a tip, resource, website, iPhone app, or hack that they've recently discovered and now can't live without.

Picture yourself having 250 "Aha!" moments in a single session! And don't worry, you won't miss a thing - we have someone taking notes that will be posted later in our exclusive Marketers Cruise Friends Facebook group. Get ready to be blown away!

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Win The Annual Heart of Gold

Every year you and your peers vote for the fellow cruise guest who shares the best information.​

Annual Costume Party + Networking!

Happy Times

Get ready for the wildest party at sea! Our costume bash usually takes place towards the end of the cruise, and here's why: after 7 days of networking, partying, and making unforgettable memories, something magical happens - we become a family.

It's time to let your hair down and have some fun! You've made new friends, so why not embrace your playful side? Whether it's a "white hot" party, "red hot" celebration, superhero extravaganza, or a Mexican fiesta, we're just here to have a blast! And who knows, some of the best deals might be made on this day. And if your significant other is worried about not knowing anyone, don't fret - there will be plenty of other spouses (and families) to make friends with.

Just a heads up, this day might bring a few tears as we'll soon have to say farewell to our newfound family. But let's make the most of it and have the time of our lives!


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highlights from the MarketersCruise event

Don’t Forget The Group Photo!

For 17 years, we've captured a group photo every year to commemorate the Marketers Cruise. You'll find many of these memories scattered throughout our website and in our videos. The final shot is a close-up zoom that captures everyone, providing you with a keepsake - a gift from us - to remind you of the event that brought your dreams to life.

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100 Percent Dream Lifestyle

Ports of Call

2025 Caribbean Itinerary - Amber Cove, San Juan, Phillipsburg St. Maarten & St Thomas

Offering Private Shore Excursions Just For Group Of Marketers

Set Sail From Port Canaveral, FL

Buckle up for big adventure on the Space Coast when you book a Carnival cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida. Fun in the sun is a mission easily accomplished in Port Canaveral: before or after your cruise, take time to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center, hug the turns in a stock car at the world famous speedway, and zoom through the screaming roller coasters of Orlando's theme parks. In addition to all these man-made thrills, cruises from Port Canaveral depart from a coastline of sugary sand beaches and protected islands for native wildlife.

Amber Cove, Domenican Republic

Discovering new sights is one of the beauties of travel, and that couldn't be more true when it comes to Amber Cove®, Dominican Republic. In this world full of information on just about everything, Amber Cove is a throwback — it’s the kind of quiet little spot you won’t find on most maps. But you will find it — brimming with bars and pools, plus opportunities for lounging and shopping — to be the gateway to island paradise, Dominican-style. Beyond Amber Cove is Puerto Plata, a town that began life as the first European settlement in the Americas. Its founder? Oh, just a guy named Christopher Columbus… so you know that arriving by sea is the ultimate way to get here. Whether you're looking for a day at the beach, some Dominican Republic adventure or just a little poolside me-time, Amber Cove is just the ticket. 

 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico offer a magical blend of natural island charm and man-made wonders. Historic San Juan, once nothing more than cobblestone streets and the distinctive architecture of the Spanish who founded it, is now a modern world capital. And, as you’ll see on Carnival’s cruises from Puerto Rico, it’s kept these classical features! Among the peaceful shaded courtyards and commanding colonial fortresses of El Morro and San Cristobal, urban explorers will find a cosmopolitan city of wide boulevards, lively cafés, highly-regarded galleries and designer boutiques… not to mention gold-sand beaches and nearby rainforest jungles. San Juan, Puerto Rico is where the old world meets the new — and you can enjoy them both when you choose one of our cruises from San Juan.

 St Thomas, USVI

Cruises that visit St. Thomas offer some of the best photo opportunities in the Caribbean. That’s why a Carnival cruise to the Virgin Islands tops many folk’s vacation wish lists. Seafarers from around the globe have flocked to the sheltered harbors of St. Thomas since pirates sailed these seas. Today, cruises to St. Thomas dock in one of the busiest and most developed ports in the West Indies: Charlotte Amalie, the island’s historic capital. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the market bustle, and swing to the beat of scratch bands. Or plant yourself on a beautiful beach and relax the day away. The choice is yours when you cruise to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

Explore two colorful nations on one exotic island on one vacation. Split down the middle centuries ago by two European powers, this 37-mile isle offers cosmopolitan culture, international shopping, and world-class cuisine with a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Cruise to St. Maarten and you’ll find the island’s natural attributes are equally fine: the rugged coastline shelters silky crescents of sand framed by green undulating hills. Enjoy the laidback vibe of the beach or put on your hiking shoes and explore ruins of historic forts. One thing’s for sure — when you cruise to St. Maarten you’ll come home with amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Explore two colorful nations on one exotic island on one vacation. Split down the middle centuries ago by two European powers, this 37-mile isle offers cosmopolitan culture, international shopping, and world-class cuisine with a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Cruise to St. Maarten and you’ll find the island’s natural attributes are equally fine: the rugged coastline shelters silky crescents of sand framed by green undulating hills. Enjoy the laidback vibe of the beach or put on your hiking shoes and explore ruins of historic forts. One thing’s for sure — when you cruise to St. Maarten you’ll come home with amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary

(tentative)

January 10th, 2025 - Friday - Pre Cruise Hotel in Cocoa Beach

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM: Sunset Welcome Networking Party

January 11th, 2025 - Saturday - Day 1 - We Set Sail

• 12PM — 2PM: Embarkation

• 12PM — 3PM: Welcome Buffet Lunch On The Lido Deck

• 5:00PM— 7:00 PM : Orientation Meeting and Bon Voyage Party (Location TBA)

• 8:15PM: Assigned Seating Dinner Tonight at Main Aft Dining Room

• Followed each night by fabulous Entertainment throughout the ship

January 12th, 2025 - Sunday - Day 2 - Day At Sea

• 7:30AM — 9:30AM : Breakfast on the Lido Deck or at Main Dining Room

• 10AM — 1:00PM: 30 Second Intros at the Limelight Lounge

• 2:30PM - 5:00PM:  Group Leaders Showcase - Part 1

• 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Sunset Networking @ The Serenity Deck and other Marketers Cruise "hot-spots"

• 8:15PM: ELEGANT EVENING - Open Seating Dinner Tonight at Main Aft Dining Room

• 11PM — xxAM: Late Night Pizza & Profits on the Lido Deck

January 13th, 2025 - Monday -Day 3 - Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

• 7:30AM — 9:30AM: Buffet Breakfast on the Lido Deck or at Main Dining Room

• Marketers Cruise POOL PARTY

• 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Sunset Networking @ The Serenity Deck and other Marketers Cruise "hot-spots"

• 8:15PM: - Open Seating Dinner Tonight at Main Aft Dining Room

•11PM — xxAM: Late Night Pizza & Profits on the Lido Deck

January 14th, 2025 - Tuesday - Day 4 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

• Enjoy your day in San Juan

• Private Island Excursions will be available in fall of 2024 via: http://marketerscruise.com/excursions

• 8:15PM: OPTIONAL - Open Seating Dinner Tonight at Main Aft Dining Room 

• 11PM — xxAM: Late Night Pizza & Profits on the Lido Deck

January 15th, 2025 - Wednesday, Day 5 - Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

• Enjoy your day in St. Marten

• Private Island Excursions will be available in fall of 2024 via: http://marketerscruise.com/excursions

• 8:15PM: Open Seating Dinner Tonight at Main Aft Dining Room

• 11PM — xxAM: Late Night Pizza & Profits on the Lido Deck

January 16th, 2025 - Thursday - Day 6 - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

• Enjoy your day in St. Thomas

• Private Island Excursions will be available in fall of 2024 via http://marketerscruise/excursions.com

• 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Group Leaders Showcase - Part 2

• 8:15PM: - Open Seating Dinner Tonight at Main Aft Dining Room

• 11PM — Marketers Cruise Costume Karaoke Party - This Year's Theme is "T/B/A"

January 17th, 2025 - Friday - Day 7 - Day At Sea

• 7:30AM — 9:30 AM: Breakfast on the Lido Deck or Main aft Dining Room

• 10AM — 1:00PM: Burning Questions and Business Building Breakthroughs + Panel of Experts Q&A at the Limelight Lounge

• 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM: NEW! Breakout Sessions: Amazon eCommerce / Podcasting Profits / Real Estate Investing / Social Media Monetization

• 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Sunset Networking @ The Serenity Deck and other Marketers Cruise "hot-spots"

• 8:15: Open Seating Dinner Tonight at The Main Aft Dining Room

• 11PM — — xxAM: Late Night Pizza & Profits on the Lido

January 18th, 2025 - Saturday - Day 8 - Day At Sea

• 7:30AM — 9:30AM: Breakfast on the Lido Deck or Open Seating in Main aft Dining Room

• 10AM — 1:00PM: Mastermind Session – Cool Tools, Hot Links and Profitable Resources + Keynote by Mike Filsaime, Limelight Lounge

• Enjoy Your Last FUN Afternoon At Sea

• 5PM — 7:00 PM: Farewell Party and Awards Grand Finale (Liquid Lounge)

• 8:15: Open Seating Dinner Tonight at The Main Aft Dining Room

• 11PM — xxAM: Time To Pack - Goodbye Hugs - Until Next Year!

January 19th, 2025 - Sunday - Day 9 - Return to Port Canaveral

• 7:30AM — 8:30 AM:  (Optional Farewell Breakfast) Buffet on the Lido or Open Seating in Main Aft Dining Room

• 8:30AM — 9:30 AM: Disembarkation. See You Next Year, or Stay On In South Florida For Optional Post-Cruise Plans

• Fly out after 1 PM EST or Later.

Come Sail Away

With These Specially Negotiated Early Booking Rates,

It Might Cost You More Just to Stay Home

INCLUDES All Cruise Fees! That means, all port charges, government fees and taxes are included in the price.

What ELSE is included?

ALL of our business building mastermind sessions, private parties, networking events and dinners!

​Value: PRICELESS!

We set sail on Sat. Jan. 11th, returning Sun. Jan. 19th, 2025

Note: Carnival’s online rates do NOT include gov. fees and taxes, but our group rates do!

OCEAN SUITE

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$2,498

per person

Based on Double Occupancy

For all 8 days and nights.

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BALCONY OCEANVIEW

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$1,598

per person

Based on Double Occupancy

For all 8 days and nights.

3rd and 4th guest pay just $599.00 each.

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INTERIOR CABIN

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$1,198

per person

Based on Double Occupancy

For all 8 days and nights.

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FAQs

Is there a COST to come on the Marketers Cruise? Do you mark it up?

Our goal was this. You work hard and you are entitled to a vacation. You are going to take a vacation anyway. So why not take a vacation with like minded people. That was our vision. And why not make some use of SEA days to network and learn from each other. From the start, Mike Filsaime and Captain Lou Edwards, your hosts and Co-founders always felt that for THIS project, we would rather make a friend than a profit. We do this as ambassadors of our industry. We mark up a small amount to provide some open bar parties, your shirts, directory, name tags, etc. All close to our costs. But we also get volume discounts. So basically you pay for a cruise and get to come to a workshop and networking event for free. With NO SELLING from the stage. That has been our vision for 17 years.

If I was referred to the Marketers Cruise by word of mouth or friend or marketer but not given a link, should you be aware?

The Marketers Cruise is "By Invitation Only" . So when you book, please let us know who referred you. If you already booked and have not done that please contact us. We have a group leader program and sometimes with word of mouth and people booking months later the person that referred you does not always get the credit. We like to make sure they do.

What's is included in the price?

Includes ALL of our business building mastermind sessions, private parties, networking events and dinners!

 

INCLUDES All Cruise Fees! That means, all port charges, government fees and taxes are included in the price. 

Note: Carnival’s online rates do NOT include gov. fees and taxes, but our group rates do!

 

Also includes all meals, most soft drinks, all buffets, 24 hour pizza and more, like nightly entertainment,

Broadway and Vegas style shows, pools, fitness center, water park, and Camp Carnival for your children.

What is NOT included in the price?

Not included in your price is your airfare or travel to Port of Embarkation to get onto the ship. You pre-cruise hotel stay, pre-cruise drinks and pre-cruise meals are not included. (All your meals On-Ship ARE included.) Optional shore excursions are not included. Things like the SPA are extra. Hard alcohol drinks from the bar and wine are not included and you can put these on your sign-n-sail card.

 

The excellent dining room is free but the ship does have various upscale Asian, Italian Restaurants and one of the best steak houses you can eat at. That is $48 a person and optional. It is something you'll want to do at least once. 

Is this a pitch fest?

No. No selling allowed. While we are not fans of that phrase because there is a place for selling on stage, you won't find that on the cruise. The cruise is all PEER to PEER networking and learning. We are all peers. There will be no one there lecturing you. We come to learn and ask questions and help each other. The crowd on the ship is of high caliber character. That means even if you are a newbie or making 6, 7, 8, or even 9 figures, we have a no a**hole rule. Everyone we allow on is just good people., and agree to check their egos at the door. So we welcome you if you are new and you can meet the legends on the industry.

Who are the speakers?

As you can see in the itinerary, most of the sessions is masterminds and workshops. How ever we do have speakers that are group leaders. They are there to provide content. No selling allowed. Also Mike Filsaime will always do a special session or an expert panel.

How do I get stage time?

Everyone gets a chance to introduce themselves, come back later to ask questions and contribute in the sessions. 30 Minutes of Stage time to present on a topic of your expertise is awarded to our group leaders. You become a group leader when you refer 10 or more cabins with our affiliate program.

How do I become a group leader?

Simple. With our affiliate program we set up a special link for you. When you refer 10 cabins, you get $2000 plus 30 minutes of stage time. This is one of the best things you can do for your business. (Just 7 cabins referred still earns a "15 Minutes Of fame" slot)

How does your affiliate program work?

Who else do you know who deserves to go?  With our partner program, we will set you up with an affiliate link and even speak at your events or host a webinar with you. If you are an influencer this is for you. It's like almost being able to cruise for free because we award you $2000 60 days after sailing or just apply it towards your next year's cruise.  Plus you get all the benefits of being a group leader like the stage time and branding. For everyone else we pay $1000 on 8 Cabins, and "15 Minutes Of Fame" on stage for 7 cabins. 

 

To sign up for our affiliate page click here.7

How do I get myself known to the 400 marketers?

We will list you in our printed directory, distributed on-board. You and everyone will have a chance to queue up and get 30 seconds to talk about yourself and say what you can help with and what you need help with and your page in the directory. Guests listen to everyone over this 3 hour session and mark off on the book who they want to meet. Maybe 10, 20 or 30 people in your niche you can help, need help from, or want to partner or JV with. Don't bring flyers (we hate that) and put them on seats. Over the 8 days you will find everyone you want. More importantly, the right people will find YOU. What most people discover is it was not who the wanted to meet that had the greatest impact. In fact many have created 7 figure businesses together simply because they met at Pizza and Profits or at the networking dinners. Let it come to you, don't be pushy, and this will be the best thing that has ever happened to your business.

How do I get in the cruise directory?

After you place your deposit , we'll send you a link to upload your bio and picture and we'll publish it in alphabetical order. Everyone gets the Million-Dollar Directory when they board the ship.

How do I get in access to the Private facebook group?

After you place your deposit you get access. Over 2000 VIP members are in that group. Meet your shipmates before we set sail.  It is worth the price alone.

Can I book separate with Carnival and attend the Marketers Cruise Events?

Short answer. No. Anyone publicly can book the same cruise. But without a Marketer's Cruise Name Badge or VIP Wristband you will not be allowed in our networking events, mastermind sessions, pre-cruise party at the hotel, private dinners in main dining room, cocktail parties, private excursions, beach or pool party, Pizza and Profits networking, costume party, the Million-Dollar directory, or private facebook group. So if you want to grow your business, book with us. We make a small profit per cabin and most of that goes to Captain Lou 's company for facilitating this great cruise. Like any travel planner, that's how Captain Lou earns a living and he is the best in the business to make this special event at sea the best vacation you ever had.  

Can I bring my spouse, significant other, kids, parents, family, or friends?

Yes! This is your vacation. Spend it with with the people you care about most. 

Can friends or family that book through marketers cruise attend all of the networking events and fun-time activities?

Yes. We welcome them in fact. We love to share the entrepreneurial spirt with everyone. Some events are no-kids allowed. Like rated R comedians etc. As well as even some of our evening or late night events. Your kids will be happy at Camp Carnival (included) and won't ever want to leave there.

Who will watch my kids while I am at the events?

Camp Carnival will. Your kids will love the fun and will want to be there 24/7. It is safe and fun and the kids love it.    


From Carnival's site. "On their Carnival cruise, kids can enjoy all the best parts of summer camp and family vacation, all in one! At Camp Carnival, they'll start by splitting up into three different age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8, and 9 to 11. Our experienced counselors are there to make sure everyone in these small groups has an amazing time. And they do, with tons of fun-filled, age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, songs, games, dancing, movies, video games… and of course plenty of toys! When it’s mealtime, kids get their own menus, with faves like mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and more. And when the sun goes down, we offer Night Owls (fees apply) so kids get to stay up late having fun, while their parents also enjoy themselves well into the night."

 

For more information about Camp Carnival click here. 

Do I have to attend all of the events on the itinerary?

That is entirely up to you. While we do recommend attending all the events, it is your vacation and if you want to miss a session and go to the SPA with the spouse, or just sleep in that's O.K. We just know once you come to one session you will want to come to all. If your spouse or family do not want to join sessions and enjoy the ship they are more than welcome to do so.

How does the open seating work in the dining room?

Simple. Most tables seat 8 to 12 people. When you see someone you want to sit with just grab a seat. Or walk in the dining room with a group and all sit together. You will meet so many amazing new people.

Where can I book excursions?

We at MarketersCruise.com will arrange private shore excursions at each port of call, just for members of our group.   More info and a special link will be sent out as we get closer to the cruise.

What reassurances can you give me about Covid-19, sailing safely and the protection of my payments just in case of any issues?

Carnival and most other major cruise lines are now welcoming ALL guests onboard. Your deposits are protected up until Sept. 5th, 2022 when final payments are due. We recommend adding the suggested cruise cancellation insurance, which also protects your investment AFTER you are paid up, in the event of illness, accident or last minute family emergency. The insurance is approx. 8% of cruise cost and also covers pre-existing medical conditions when added at time of booking. It's best for peace of mind.

When I book NOW, can I still make changes later, such as adding guests, upgrading, downgrading, etc. without incurring change fees?

Absolutely! Up until Sept. 5th 2024. Small change fees apply after that date.

What time do you recommend we book flights?

We highly recommend you book a flight a day or two prior to the cruise. You do not want to miss the ship if your flight is delayed or cancelled. The ship returns on Sunday January 14th in the morning. We recommend that you book a flight anytime after 1 pm.

Only if you don't have PROOF of Covid Vaccination.No,

Visa waivers for international guests

International guests from Visa Waiver nations need to fill out their ESTA forms online at http://www.cbp.gov/esta

What ID is required for US Citizens?

Passports are preferred, however they will still accept the combination of Birth certificate (must be original or have raised seal) & a drivers License.

Pre-registration for the cruise

Please go to http://carnival.com/onlinecheckin to check-in for the cruise and print your boarding passes. Please do this within 14 days of the cruise departure.

What About transportation?

When you fly in to Miami (MIA) there are ample taxi's, Uber, Lyft and shared ride shuttle vans to get you to our pre-cruise host hotel Royal Palm South Beach.

When is the shuttle to the ship?

On Saturday, January 11th starting at 11:00 AM (upon checkout) there may be a complimentary shuttle from our pre-cruise host Hotel to the Carnival Vista at Port Canaveral. Or, for fastest embarkation, just take an Uber, Lyft or Taxi.11

Parking at Port Canaveral

Parking is available at Port Canaveral starting at $12.95 per day. 

What are the best times to board?

The best time to board is between 11AM and 1PM

Where do I book my pre-cruise hotel?
Where can I connect with fellow cruisers before the trip?

Join the private Facebook Marketers Cruise group here.

When is the welcome party for guests?

At the Pre-Cruise host hotel (tba) at 5:00 PM on Friday January 10th. This will be for hotel guests only.

When and Where is the Onboard Orientation Meeting?

Our onboard orientation meeting and bon voyage party will be on Saturday at 5 PM (location TBA)

What Can I do on the Islands?

There are three options. You can:

1) Go on your own and play it by ear

2) You can book a non-private Carnival excursion onboard

3) Pre-reserve PRIVATE excursions with fellow marketers at http://marketerscruise.com/excursions

There are limited spaces to sign up, and these private excursions are NOT available onboard.

Is the Cheers package worth it?

With drinks at $8-15 dollars you’ll need to drink an average of 6-8 alcoholic drinks to make it worthwhile… 

This can be purchased onboard, and if you have onboard credits, you can apply those to the cheers package.

How are gratuities handled this year?

The cost is $16.00 to $18.00 per person per day, which covers the room attendant, wait staff etc. It is auto-billed to your onboard account by Carnival. Also make sure to bring lots of small bills for tipping along the way.

What can I use Onboard Credits for?

Pretty much anywhere on the ship that you can spend money. From the hi-speed wifi package to the drinks package, your onboard credits are good. 

What should I pack?

Take a look at the packing tips here.

What is the Theme of the 2025 Costume Party?

To be determined

Where can I find more details with the itinerary, etc?

Go to http://marketerscruisepreview.com/ after Sept 3rd, 2024.