2019 New Years Eve Family Book of Mormon Caribbean Cruise with Anthony Sweat

Dates Dec 27, 2019-Jan 2, 2020
Destination Galveston, TX Day at Sea - Western Caribbean Costa Maya Cozumel, Mexico; Pregreso, MX
Duration 7 days 6 nights
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Come join renowned author, artist and BYU Profession Anthony Sweat and his family on an Western Caribbean cruise to the Western Caribbean on the Royal Caribbean Ship, The Enchantment of Seas.

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Day 1: Friday, Dec 27, 2019

Home Cities - Houston, TX (Depart 4:00pm)

If traveling to Houston today, arrival into the Houston airport must be before 12 Noon to have the necessary time to travel to the Post of Galveston and check into the cruise. 

**Our recommendation is to arrive the night before to ensure you don’t miss the boat!

It really doesn’t get any more Texan than Galveston. It's a place that's brimming with proud historical significance and has many stories to tell about the Texan and Mexican revolutions. Galveston was originally founded by the newly formed Mexican congress. Then it was used as the primary naval base by Texan revolutionaries. Later, it eventually went on to become the capital of the Republic of Texas. Visitors can explore up to six historical districts, boasting some of the best preserved and historically relevant 19th century architecture in the U.S. Museums of all kinds are also available to provide ample context.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Saturday, Dec 28, 2019

Fun Day at Sea

Today is a fun day to explore the ship and find the pools, kids clubs, games rooms, rock climbing wall, restaurants, and on and on!  

GROUP SEMINAR: This afternoon Dr. Anthony Sweat is presenting a Book of Mormon seminar for those who’d like to join. It is easy to associate the ancient culture of the Mayans with those we learn from the Book of Mormon. It is a wonderful way to personalize the many stories we gain strength from as we study the scriptures.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Sunday, Dec 29, 2019

Costa Maya, Mexico (12noon-7:00pm)

Today, welcome the Sabbath morning in a private devotional before the first stop in Mexico.

Past meets present in Costa Maya today as you find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants — all in one place. It is 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. Just off the coast is the Great Mayan Reef, second largest in the world, and a ‘must snorkel’ spot! 

PRIVATE GROUP SHORE EXCURSION #1: Snorkeling and beach excursion in Costa Maya. While gliding atop the waters, you enjoy spectacular marine life and the vibrant coral reef before returning to shore for a relaxing stroll along the beach. The snorkel tour is conducted inside the reef lagoon; the portion of the sea between the reef crest and the beach. Thanks to the government making a point to protect the reef and the small amount of tourism compared to other destinations like Cancun, snorkeling in Costa Maya is ideal.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Monday, Dec 30, 2019

Cozumel, Mexico (7:00am-5:00pm)

With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters, and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. From snorkeling, to traveling back in time on an adventure through the towering Mayan ruins of Tulum, there is a lot of exploring you can do. If exploring is not your inclination, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia and enjoy the surrounding culture while soaking up sunshine. You find a world of adventure waiting in Cozumel.

PRIVATE GROUP SHORE EXCURSION #2:  The Amazing Cozumel Scavenger Hunt Race - a live-action mystery adventure like nothing else in the Caribbean. This fabulous team experience is great for any size or age group of people. The extravaganza starts late in the morning upon meeting and you get the first clue. Once you figure out the answer to your clue, you are sent on your way to the next destination and clue. Winners are based on which group solves the clues and gets to the finish line first. Don't forget, this is a mystery scavenger hunt so you need your wits about you! Time is of the essence; energy and a sense of adventure will serve you well. During the hunt, stop for a snorkeling adventure and see a side of Cozumel most tourists never visit.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019

Yucatan, Mexico - New Years Eve Party

With its laid-back beach-town vibe and one of the world’s longest piers, Progreso is the gateway to adventure on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Malecón Beach is a hub for sun seekers looking to lounge on long stretches of sand. Explore shipwrecks at Alacranes Reef and swim with sea turtles in the clear waters off Perez Island. Or travel inland to stroll around Merida’s bustling old world squares. Yucatan cruises offer access to a treasure trove of Mayan archaeological sites digging deep into Mexico’s fascinating ancient past.

Tonight you celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another with your family back onboard the ship!  Get dressed up and join a ship-wide party to count down the New Year with confetti and party favors at hosted events in every venue – big and small. From parties in your favorite clubs to the big Balloon Drop in the Promenade, Esplanade, and Centrum, this is one New Year’s spectacular you will remember for years to come.

PRIVATE GROUP SHORE EXCURSION #3:  Today visit the famous Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza that takes you to the ancient city for a fun history lesson full of great photo ops. Chichen Itza, one of Mexico's most visited sites, was once one of the most important cities in Mayan civilization and among the most powerful. As other city centers declined, Chichen Itza ascended and enjoyed unquestionable regional reign until the city saw its own decline starting around 900 A.D. During its prominence, Chichen Itza served as a prominent regional capital that centralized and dominated many political, ideological, and economical aspects of the area.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020

Fun Day at Sea

Today you are able to relax and rest up onboard from your exciting night. Take in one of the special craft classes, pool fun and games, spa services, or just sit in your favorite new spot to enjoy the atmosphere.

GROUP SEMINAR: This afternoon is a presentation from Dr. Sweat and final group activity.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Thursday, Jan 2, 2020

Galveston, TX - Home

After disembarking, you travel home with memories and friends to last a lifetime!

Meals : Breakfast

Included (based on double occupancy):

  • 6 day cruise Inside cabin on-board Royal Caribbeans, Enchantment of the Seas
  • Group Leaders Anthony and Cindy Sweat
  • Group activities on-board
  • Book of Mormon seminars
  • On board tour representative to assist group members

Not Included:

  • Government fees & taxes = $82.30 pp
  • Flights to/from Houston, TX
  • Airport to ship round trip transfers 
  • Optional Excursions in ports *Private Group Excursions will be available
  • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance
  • On board ship gratuities

Optional Pricing:

  • Inside cabin - $629 per person
  • Balcony cabin - $869 per person & subject to availability at booking
  • 3rd and 4th passenger discounts available, but limited. Call for details

Payment Terms:

  • $250.00pp deposit at time of booking
  • Final Payment due September 20, 2019
  • Terms & Conditions