All survivors and their loved ones are cordially invited to join us on an unforgettable journey aboard the TAPS 7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Cruise. This unique and self-funded cruise provides a rare opportunity to unwind, find solace, and forge lifelong connections with fellow survivors.
Embark on a magnificent seven-night voyage to the Eastern Caribbean and experience the wonders of the Perfect Day at CocoCay Private Island aboard Royal Caribbean’s marvelous Wonder of the Seas. To get a taste of this incredible adventure, take a glimpse at the captivating photos from a previous TAPS cruise in 2022.
Prepare to be enthralled by the boundless thrills, delectable cuisine, and sensational shows offered by Wonder of the Seas. This magnificent vessel offers a myriad of extraordinary experiences at every turn. Brace yourself for the exhilarating Perfect Storm waterslide trio and a heart-pounding zip line that spans ten decks. Kids will delight in the SplashawayBay aqua park, ensuring gallons of fun. With over 20 tantalizing dining options, you can embark on a mouthwatering culinary adventure around the globe. And when it comes to entertainment, the world’s largest ship dazzles with shows that transcend the boundaries of air and water. Explore our comprehensive guides to uncover the endless adventures that await you on board the Wonder of the Seas.
TAPS On Board
We understand that healing occurs in the presence of those who truly comprehend. During the cruise, TAPS will provide an array of programs and activities tailored to your relationships and experiences. Gather with us each evening for a heartwarming TAPS family dinner. Rest assured that our survivor sanctuary, affectionately referred to as “THE HELM,” will serve as a comforting haven where you can always find emotional support from our dedicated TAPS staff.
Upon reaching each captivating port, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the stunning islands. TAPS will also organize group shore excursions, which will be announced closer to the cruise.
Mark your calendars as this spectacular cruise spans from Sunday, January 7 to Sunday, January 14, 2024. Here’s a breakdown of the itinerary:
- Day 1: Port Canaveral – All aboard by 2:00 p.m. for a delightful TAPS ice cream social meet and greet.
- Day 2: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
- Day 3: Day at sea with TAPS workshop opportunities and exciting ship activities
- Day 4: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas – Optional shore excursion available
- Day 5: Philipsburg, St. Maarten – Optional shore excursions available
- Days 6-7: Days at sea with TAPS workshop opportunities and thrilling ship activities
- Day 8: Return to Port Canaveral – Time to bid farewell and part ways
Please note that self-funded trips are fully funded by the participants themselves and are not covered by TAPS. Here are the cruise pricing details per person, based on double occupancy and inclusive of all fees (taxes $141.77; gratuities $112.00; insurance $79.00-$119.00):
- Option 1 – $1,738.77 – Balcony Cabin
- Option 2 – $1,532.77 – Ocean View Cabin (window only)
- Option 3 – $1,227.77 – Inside Cabin
For single, triple, or quad cabin rates, please reach out to us at [email protected].
The provided prices do not include the following optional items:
- Orlando International Airport (MCO) Transfers – $34.95 one-way
- Pre-Cruise Hotel Accommodations – Price to be announced
- Shore Excursions – Price to be determined
A deposit of $250.00 per person is required, with a minimum of $500.00 per cabin. This deposit is fully refundable until the final payment is due on October 2, 2023.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Lodging and Transportation
Please make your own arrangements for transportation to and from Orlando, Florida. If you choose to fly in on the day of departure, we recommend arriving at the airport by 12 p.m. and scheduling your departure flight after 12 p.m. on the day the ship returns. We strongly encourage arriving the night before and offer a group rate for a hotel stay if you’d like to join TAPS staff. It’s crucial to plan accordingly to avoid any potential delays that may result in missing the ship.
All staterooms are equipped with two twin beds that can be converted into a queen bed, a private bathroom, phone, closed-circuit television, mini-bar, and hairdryers.
To secure your spot on this remarkable journey at our group rates, please submit a registration form no later than October 2, 2023. Cabin assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional cabins can be added to the group until December 29, 2023, subject to availability but potentially at higher rates. For any additional inquiries, kindly contact us at [email protected].