This is a women's retreat at sea, over 4 nights (Thursday afternoon to Monday morning, July 19-23).
We'll have a total of 3 meetings together, plus small group discussions.
We will begin each session with worship. We will hear testimonies from different women, and I'll be giving 3 message.

The ship is the Carnival Valor, sailing from Galveston. You can drive down Wednesday afternoon or evening and stay in a Galveston hotel to decrease your travel stress, or leave early early on Thursday and drive down to arrive around noon or early afternoon. Incidentally, my favorite Galveston hotel is the Quality Inn on the Seawall.(We have to be on board by 3:00 at the latest.)

You don't need a passport for this "closed loop" cruise, where we start and end at the same port. Just a copy of your birth certificate.

Here's the schedule:
Thursday — group picture right after mandatory safety drill, followed by Session 1 before dinner. Small groups meet after dinner at 7:30.
Friday — Sea Day — Session 2 11:00 a.m., small groups meet in the afternoon. Elegant (dress up) night.
Saturday — 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Cozumel, Mexico (your choice of activities or excursions during the day, your choice of entertainment at night)
Sunday — Sea Day — Session 3 1:30 p.m., small groups before dinner.
Monday — Arrive Galveston 7:00 a.m. We'll probably be off the ship and on our way home by 10:30 at the latest.

Here are the per-person double-occupancy prices as of July 27: This includes your room, food and beverage (excluding alcohol), and entertainment. And the retreat sessions!

  • Inside $609, plus $61.63 port taxes and fees
  • Oceanview $699, plus $61.63 port taxes and fees
  • Balcony $809, plus $61.63 port taxes and fees

At the end of the cruise (or in advance, if you prefer), each person pays $12.95 per day gratuity for our cabin steward and dining wait staff.

I'm also asking everyone to send me $50 by June 5, along with your t-shirt size, for retreat expenses.

When you're ready to book:

Call the Groups Department at 866-721-3225
Tell them you want to make a booking with the "Women's Retreat at Sea" group.
on the Valor, sailing July 19, 2018
Our Group Booking # is 8FG4Z1
You also need to give them my name (Sue Bohlin) and phone number: 972-977-8301.

They will ask what dinner seating you want; tell them early dining (6:00).
They will ask both people's full legal names and birthdates.

Any questions? Feel free to ask! or 972-977-8301.


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