Where: Our 26th Anniversary Cruise! Sailing from Miami to St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk
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The Festival At Sea is the longest running African-American Themed Charter Cruise in the World!
Blue World Travel's "Festival at Sea" and "Friends of Festival at Sea" programs have hosted over 40,000 guests over the past 20 years. Experience what everyone loves about the #1 African-American Cruise
We begin our 26th sailing of Festival at Sea with a beach day at Half Moon Cay. This private island has some of the best sand and surf in the Bahamas. Choose from a number of different water sports and activities or just enjoy the beach and BBQ … either way it’s a great way to start your cruise! Next up is the port of Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas … the undisputed capitol of duty free shopping in the Caribbean. St. Thomas is also home to Coral World Ocean Park where you can experience the thrill of exploring the ocean like a diver including hands-on interactions with sharks, turtles and sea lions without the need for specialized training.
Old San Juan … our favorite “city” in the Caribbean is our third stop. We port a few short blocks from the center of this lively and historic hub of Puerto Rico where you can soak in the beautiful views, architecture, art, music, dance and the popular artisan craft market … a great place to pick up souvenirs. Next we’re off to the Turks and Caicos islands where the 14 acre Grand Turk Cruise Center offers a beachfront, cabanas, swimming pools and the world’s largest Margaritaville … a tropical spot for food and adult beverages.
In between ports however, is when Festival at Sea really comes to life! Top name entertainers grace the showroom stage. Our own DJ's bring the party to a variety of clubs and decks onboard. Activities such as Speed Dating, Renewal of Vows and our Bid Whist Tournament of Champions are just waiting for you to sign up. We have dance classes galore plus performances by our very own passengers in our African-American Idol Show. Theme nights such as our African Attire evening and costume deck party keep the camaraderie flowing throughout the week.
Once on the ship, you'll notice there’s fun everywhere you look ... the dance clubs are delicious, the show lounges spectacular, and each bar makes even a simple drink a chance to chill in a setting less ordinary. Our Festival at Sea staff plans events for cruisers young and old alike, including our top name entertainment ... old school and new school clubs (with the music you wanna listen to) ... family friendly activities ... games for singles and couples ... theme nights ... costume parties ... there's a reason we call it FESTIVAL at SEA!
"The camaraderie of cruising with over 2000 other black folks from all around the country is what truly makes Festival at Sea the special event that it is."
There's also Love Connection and Speed Dating games for singles, plus Funk Aerobics and African Dance Aerobics classes. Join the Ahneva Ahneva Fashion Show, the Spoken Word Poetry Cafe or participate in a Bid Whist, Dominoes, Golf or Tennis tournament. And that's just the beginning.
Festival at Sea brings it's own DJ teams to rock the clubs on board all week long. Our professional MC's and DJ's play the music you wanna hear whether you're Old School, New School or anywhere in between.
And with several clubs to choose from each night, you can change it up anytime. We also have a deck party under the stars, and party theme nights like Wild Wild West and our Cool White Night.
Plus, you have access to everything else you normally would on a Carnival Cruise. 3 swimming pools. A spa and health club with massages, steam rooms and saunas. A full casino featuring slots and tables.
Shore excursions. A shopping promenade. And when you're hungry, there are full service restaurants for fine dining as well as casual eateries including Pizza, Asian, Rotisserie and an International Deli.
Since all meals are included, you may want to leave a little room for dessert. Additionally, for a special evening, there is a private supper club that carries a nominal surcharge.
Perhaps the best thing about a Festival at Sea cruise however, is YOU. You make the experience possible. The camaraderie of cruising with over 2000 other black folks from all around the country is what truly makes Festival at Sea the special event that it is.