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21 Tips For Smooth Sailing On
The Marketers Cruise
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To Enhance Your “VIP” Experience…
“Vacation Integrated w/Profit”
Prior to the Cruise …
Have You Reserved Your Flights Yet?
Go to http://SideStep.com to compare fares from multiple search engines. You will need to fly in and out of Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). Please schedule your arriving flights for prior to NOON on Thurs. Jan. 6th (or a day or two earlier) and return flights for after NOON on Friday, January 14th.
Pre-Register Online For Your Carnival Boarding FUN-Pass!
Go to http://Carnival.com/MyCruise to save time and print out your expedited boarding pass. You will need your reservation / confirmation number (located on the invoice you received), the ship and sailing date (Carnival Miracle - January 6th) and your passport information.
All guests, please print out your FUN-Pass for boarding and your e-docs, if you wish. Only the FUN-Pass is necessary to board the ship.
If you run into a glitch or techical difficulty, please call Carnival's FUN-Pass support desk at 1-866-236-6670.
If for some reason, you are still unable to access, complete or print your boarding passes, or e-docs, then just bring a copy of your PAID IN FULL invoice previously sent to you by email. Can't locate your invoice? Just contact Support@MarketersCruise.com and we will email you another copy.
Participate In Our Private Cruise Community!
Plan What You’d Like To Do At Each Island!
At http://MarketersPortTrips.com ... you will be able to choose from some special private group excursions we’ve arranged in Grand Turk, Aruba and Curacao. TIP: If you only do ONE port trip, don’t miss the Jeep Safari in Aruba! For more FUN in the SUN, join our private BEACH PARTY in Grand Turk!
Fly In Early And Stay At The Sheraton!
Go to: http://MarketersCruiseHotel.com to reserve a night or two (or even 3) before we set sail. Our specially negotiated group rates (available until Dec. 1st) include complimentary internet access, and a private reception on the evening of January 5th. Transfers from the hotel to Port Everglades (cruise pier) are included at no extra charge.
The shuttle buses from our hotels over to Port Everglades will leave between NOON and 12:30 PM on January 6th.
TIP: Returning flights should be scheduled for after NOON on Friday, January 14th.
Contact Your Cell Phone Provider…
Tell them to turn on International or World Calling and advise that you will be cruising aboard Carnival Miracle to Grand Turk, La Romana, Aruba and Curacao from January 6th to 14th. Then you’ll be able to receive or make calls via the ship’s satellite system and on the islands at a discounted rate. TIP: Ask about text messaging rates, which should run approx 10 to 20 cents each to receive, and around 50 cents to send.
Join Our Countdown To The Cruise Call Dec. 15th
For last minute updates, information and Q&A, login or call in on Wednesday, Dec. 15th at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 11 PM Europe. (Australia Thurs. Dec. 16th 8 or 9 AM depends on region) Go to: http://MarketersCruisePreview.com
Use Conference ID: 3831880#
Primary Number: (718) 290-9983
Backup Number: (248) 464-6062
Local Numbers: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/Local/
Preview & Print Your Marketers Cruise Event Materials...
Don’t Forget To Pack SUNSCREEN, and...
Temperatures should be in the 80's and above and you will be able to use the pool(s) on ship and also get in the water and engage in water sports at the beaches. Evenings will be a little cooler but you will not need a sweater or jacket unless it gets windy. Here's what we suggest that you consider taking.
Always pack your passport and cruise documents in your carry on bag ONLY.
The dress on ship is casual all day until 6:00PM, so take:
-swim wear (at least 2),
-shorts, tank tops and "T's"
-your snorkel equipment if you have it,
-sun glasses and sun screen,
-a cap or big hat for the sun,
-a book if you are a reader,
-your music player,
-sneakers and clothes to workout in if you like to use the gym,
-good walking shoes,
-your camera, and
-other personal toiletries including tooth paste, mouth wash or lotions.
Your cabin will have towels and soap provided, including pool and beach towels, and a hair dryer. It will also have a generic hair shampoo so you do not need to bring that unless you like a specific brand.
After 6:00 PM they request that you wear "sports or resort casual" attire. That's attire that you would expect a person to wear in a business setting, shirt with a collar, slacks, skirt, blouse, etc. You can still wear shorts and swim wear in the pools and spas but not in public areas like dining rooms and restaurants, show rooms, bars, casino, etc. Don't over pack , take clothes that you can mix and match tops and bottoms and plan to wear each piece twice. Since we are going to the Caribbean you will likely be in shorts and/or swim wear most of every day so evening clothes don't usually get much wear.
Our cruise will have two "Elegant Evenings" when you can wear your best stuff and get pictures taken, and maybe meet the ship’s Captain. The formal nights are REQUESTED not required attire. You will not be denied entry to the main dining room if you decide not to dress up, as long as you are at least sports casual. But most people do dress up. A gown or party dress for women and a suit or tux for men. Some people dress up both elegant evenings, some don't.
- Its best to pack using soft-sided luggage because with space limited in your cabin it fits under the beds better if its not hard sided luggage.
-Take a small carry-on bag for the first day and last night of the cruise. On the last evening you will be required to put your luggage outside your cabin by midnight so that they can start taking it down to the lower deck for offloading the next morning. So you will need a small bag for your toiletries and your clothes that you sleep in.
- If you plan to get into the pools or hot tub as soon as you get on ship (they will be open), bring those clothes in your carry on bag; you other luggage may not get to your cabin until much later in the afternoon.
- If you are taking your cell phone, MP3 player or other item that needs to be plugged in take an extension cord as the plugs in the cabin are generally not in the best places and there are usually only one or two.
- Take a can of air freshener for your cabin bathroom. The bathrooms do not have exhaust fans.
- Take a few zip lock bags of various sizes; they always come in handy.
- Take some one dollar bills (also maybe a few $5's) for tipping the porters in the airport, at the pier (they do not work for the ship), and they will come in handy in port stops for buying small items in the markets and at vendor stands; especially bartering places.
- Bring business cards for networking .
Be Sure To Bring Your Passport!
Go to http://www.Travel.State.Gov for more information on Passport requirements and possible additional Visa requirements for some International guests.
On Embarkation Day, January 6th, ’10 …
How Will We Know It’s YOU?
Each guest will be receiving a Bon Voyage Event Bag with personal identifying items delivered to your stateroom after coming aboard.. Guests staying at the Sheraton will receive an identifying "Marketers Cruise button" prior to the cruise. Please wear your ID Name Badge to all of our private events.. As a group of 400+ out of over 2,000 cruise guests, it’s how you’ll be recognized by each other, the group hosts and our staff.
When You Check In With Carnival At The Pier…
Please have your Passport, credit card and printed out Fun-Pass ready. You will be given a “Sail & Sign” card which functions as your name ID, room key and onboard credit account.
After You Make Your Way To Your Stateroom…
Stash your valuables in the cabin’s safe, then please join everyone for a welcome aboard buffet lunch up at "The Gathering" on the Lido deck. Don’t worry about the luggage you just checked. It will get to your cabin eventually!
? Join Us For Our Bon Voyage Open Bar Cocktail Party
Pre-dinner, from 7 to 8 PM at the Phantom Lounge located all the way forward on Deck 2. Please wear your ID Name Badge for admittance to this and all other private group events. Dinner is at 8:15 PM in the Bacchus Restaurant dining room at the ship’s stern (aft). On this night only, please sit at the table designated on your “Sail & Sign” card.
During the Cruise …
Dine Around At Any Of Your Groups‘ Tables…
Your gratuities have been pre-paid in order to facilitate these networking dinners. For an optimized VIP experience, make an effort to break bread with different people each night. Someone you meet at dinner just might become a JV partner or life-long friend!
Make The Most Out Of The Mastermind Meetings and Optional Special Sessions...
Profit by being prepared and participating with questions of your own and help for others.
|Marketers Cruise Itinerary
||Thurs, Jan 06
||1 to 3 PM
||Bon Voyage Open Bar Networking Party - Phantom Lounge
||Sat, Jan 7
||Enjoy Your First Morning At Sea
||Sat, Jan 07
||Mastermind Session - Mad Hatter's Lounge
||Mon, Jan 11
||Mon, Jan 11
||Panel Discussion: "Give More, Play More, Make More" - Burgandy Lounge
||Tue, Jan 12
||Tues, Jan 12
Music Of The 80's Pre-Dinner Karaoke Party - Burgandy Lounge
||Wed, Jan 13
||Weds, Jan 13
||Special Pre-Dinner Networking Event - Burgandy Lounge
||Thu, Jan 14
||Mastermind Session - Chambers Conference Room
||Fri, Jan 15
||Group Leader Showcase - Burgandy Lounge
||Farewell Open Bar Networking Party
||Sat, Jan 16
? Parents Register Your Children For Camp Carnival…
It’s INCLUDED, and Carnival offers so many educational and fun activities for all age groups. For more info, go to: http://www.carnival.com/cms/fun/obx/youth_experience/campcarnival.aspx
? Get The Best Rates On Internet Access…Save money by visiting the Internet Cafes at each port, where you’ll pay approx 10 to 20 cents per minute. Onboard, you can buy blocks of time at the ship’s Internet Café for 40 to 75 cents per minute. There are also Wi-Fi hot spots onboard for those with their own laptops. Same rates apply. Access is slower via the ship’s satellite system.
? Reserve Onboard For The Chef's Art Steakhouse Supper Club…There will be a special section put aside each evening just for members of the Marketers Cruise, and this incredible gourmet feast would easily cost $100 to $150 pp in New York City. It’s well worth paying the small $30 pp service for the entire evening. TIP: Information on making reservations will be posted on Carnival's FUN-Hub Group Messaging System.
? Post Your Profile On The Carnival FUN-HUB Group Messaging System…
Locations throughout the ship and in cabin on your personal laptops, netbooks or iphones. Post messages, invitations or Meet Up notices for other guests.
? Hook Up With Fellow Marketers At These Hot Spots…
If all the parties, dinners and mastermind meetings aren’t enough for you, just look for each other at one of our “Marketers’ Hot Spots” each day:
· Wasabi Sushi (from 5 to 7 PM on Promenade deck 5)
· Sam’s Piano Bar (pre-dinner) or Karaoke at Burgany Aft Lounge (after dinner)
· Informal “Pizza and Profits” Midnight Mastermind (back of the ship, outdoors, at the Sunset Bar behind "The Gathering" on Lido deck aft)
? Check Out Your “Carnival Capers“ Each Day…
For all the other fun activities and entertainment provided by our cruise ship director and staff. There’s a lot more going on, and you can do it all, or just relax, read a good book or work on your tan.
After the Cruise...(Bonus TIPS)
? Keep The Memories Alive By Sharing Your Experience...
By posting photos, videos and cruise reviews of all the fun on our private members only community site: http://MarketersCruiseCommunity.com It’s also a great way to keep in touch with all of your new friends, and old ones as well.
? Consider Hosting Your Own Group Next Year…
With as few as 10 guests joining you, you can cruise for free in 2011...
Go to: http://I-Wanna-Go.com/AffiliateGroups.html for more details.
Note: Even though the Marketers Cruise is a Mastermind “Vacation Integrated w/Profit”, the keyword here is VACATION. All of the above suggestions, activities and events are entirely OPTIONAL. The only thing “required” is that you have FUN!