Horselovers Cruise 2024
Sailing Date: February 4, 2024
Ship: Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas (Oasis Class – Big Ass Ship!)
Port: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Horse Radio Network presents the 4th Horselovers Cruise in 2024: Six nights of vacationing with fellow horselovers from around the world. This is not a learning cruise filled with boring lectures. This is a party–vacationing with old and new friends who have the same passion for horses that you do! And, we have mixed in some group fun, too:
- For those getting in early, Fort Lauderdale in the winter is not a bad place to be!
- Welcome pizza party the night before the cruise.
- Welcome meet-up on board after the ship sails, before we head to dinner.
- Special Horse Husbands meet-up.
- Special Ladies Horsey Game Night.
- Our own game of trivia – horsey style.
- Group dinners nightly.
Ship Info – Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas:
Symphony of the Seas is the fourth Oasis-class cruise ship built for Royal Caribbean International. The cruise ship features a distinctive seven-neighborhood concept, which includes imaginative and sophisticated dining, Bionic Bar robot bartenders, the iconic waterfront Aqua Theater, the Perfect Storm waterslides, and Ultimate Abyss slide at sea.
Entertainment facilities for guests include pools, an ice-skating rink, a mini-golf course, a nine-deck-high zip line, two rock-climbing walls, a full-size basketball court, and a tennis court.
The cruise ship offers one of the tallest slides at sea, as well as two FlowRider surf simulators, a Splashaway Bay water park for kids and toddlers, and other waterslides.
On a typical 7-night cruise, an average of 32,000 lbs. of tortillas 15,000 lbs. of beef, 9,700 lbs. of chicken, 5,000 dozen fresh eggs, 100 gallons of ice cream, 2,100 lbs. of lobster tail and 2,500 lbs. of fresh salmon are used on board
1,500 lbs. of coffee are made weekly – that’s 6 million coffee beans.
More details: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/press-kit/101/symphony-of-the-seas-by-the-numbers/
- 18 Decks
- 25 pools, whirlpools, FlowRider surf simulators and waterslides are on board
- 23 Restaurants
- 42 Bars and Lounges
- 2,759 Staterooms
- 5,518 Guests
We will have a group hotel for cruisers for the night before the cruise. IT IS HIGHLY recommended you get in the day before your cruise.
Fly into Fort Lauderdale or Miami and Uber to the hotel.
Day Before Cruise Feb 3, 2022:
Pizza party at the hotel. We have secured a Group rate for the evening of February 3, 2024 at Marriott Courtyard in Ft. Lauderdale. (Not included in cruise faire.)
Day 1: Board Symphony of the Seas and Depart Fort Lauderdale:
HRN welcome meet-up to review HRN Activities and meet everyone before dinner (includes swag bags).
Day 2: Cruising Day to enjoy this amazing large ship!
Dozens of pools, water slides, sports, restaurants, bars and hundreds of entertainers will entertain you. You will not get bored on this ship!
Day 3: Port Call in Labadee, Haiti
Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean® private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.
Day 4: Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 5: Cruising
Another day aboard the Symphony!
Day 6: Nassau, Bahamas
Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Nassau and swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat. And just across the bridge is beautiful Paradise Island, home to world-famous luxury hotels and resorts. Spend the day at the famous Atlantis and splash your way through its expansive water park, grab a piña colada at the Marina Village, and spot the hammerhead sharks in Predator Lagoon.
Day 7: Disembark at Fort Lauderdale
Off the ship and back home to see your horses!
Cabin Rates: (Price per cabin based on double occupancy. Individuals or any other cabin categories should call Vicky for rates.)
Rates Include: 6 Night Cruise Accommodations, Port Fees and Taxes and Meals and Entertainment. Gratuities and insurance are additional.
Inside Stateroom – As of 03-01-23 – $1,262.00 per cabin of two
Ocean View Staterooms – As of 03-01-23 – $1,336.00 per cabin of two
Ocean View Balcony Staterooms – As of 03-01-23 – $1,836.00 per cabin of two
*Prices quoted and cabin categories are subject to change until deposited
Once a deposit is applied, your booking will be subject to any change and cancellation penalty that may apply from the supplier.
It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure that they travel with proper documentation, visas and identification
Email or call Vicky Narde at Beyond Imagination Vacations for final rates. [email protected] or 864-214-5073
Insurance: Not included in rates; but, Vicky can price out rates for you or you can get your own 3rd party travel insurance.
Airfare: Not included in rates. We recommend flying in the day before to be safe. Please plan accordingly.
Group Hotel for Feb 3, 2024:
We have secured a Group rate for the evening of February 3, 2024 at Marriott Courtyard in Ft. Lauderdale.
Book your group rate for HORSE LOVERS
Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port for 257 USD – 287 USD per night
Book your group rate for HORSE LOVERS
The hotel offers complimentary transportation from the Fort Lauderdale airport 5:00 AM – 12 AM.
Self Parking at the hotel is $5 per night.
Deposit due is $500 per room of two.
ONLY rooms with 2 people in them, qualify for refundable group rates listed.
Gratuities and insurance can be added at booking.
Email or call Vicky Narde at Beyond Imagination Vacations for rates. [email protected] or 864-214-5073 with the following:
- Legal Name exactly as it appears on Passport
- Confirm citizenship
- Dates of birth for each person
- Home address and cell phone contact information
- Any dietary or medical notes to make?
- Have you sailed with Royal Caribbean before? If so please send Crown and Anchor numbers.
Type of cabin?
Do they want to include gratuities?
Do they want to include insurance?
NOTE: Once your deposit is applied, you will be subject to any cancellation penalty that may apply from the supplier. See the supplier’s brochure or reservation confirmation or ask your consultant for specific cancellation penalties. Unless otherwise stated, the price quoted is in US dollars and does not include the suppliers travel protection waiver. It is not required, but is highly recommended. Cruise lines reserve the right to modify their itinerary at any time. The prices listed are based on double occupancy, subject to availability, and subject to change at any time. Other restrictions may apply.