Hotel & Air

Official Discounted Hotel

The official group hotel we secured for the best rates is the Marriott Residence Inn Coconut Grove. It's accross the street from the Ritz Carlton and the beach, has all the amenities nearby but at a fraction of the price.

All rooms are SUITES, and include breakfast for guests as well as an evening Social Hour (Happy Hour), and included WIFI. The hotel is walking distance to the Coco Walk with entertainment and restaurants.

Terms - cancel 48 hours in advance to avoid penalty of 1 night.

FOR BEFORE THE CRUISE YOU MUST USE THIS LINK to get the discounted price and included freebies:
**For pre Cruise, you are able to book several nights before arrival at your option. Make sure to correctly select the DATES.

******For post Cruise, please note the default is automatically set to one night BEFORE our disembarkation... this is to allow you the OPTION of checking in very early by booking the night of the 13th, so you may check in the moment you leave the ship the morning of the 14th. HOWEVER, this is only for those who want to pay for that option; most of our guests will book their hotel after their cruise, if they need one or wish to have one from 3/14 onwards, so make sure to select the correct dates.

Please make sure to use the above links; the hotel reservations staff cannot make changes if you book the wrong rate, and you would be bound by those cancelation terms.

Air Transportation

We HIGHLY recommend you arrive *at least one night* prior to embarkation. Book your flights to arrive on or before March 8, 2020. You can book your return after 12:00 noon on the same day, or any day after the disembarkation March 14, 2020.

DO NOT try to arrive on the day of embarkation of the ship!!!

This is because if your flight is delayed for any reason, YOU are responsible to catch up to the ship per the cruise line. Remember, just because the ship LEAVES at 4pm, does NOT mean you have until then to get onboard. The cruise lines and the port security require all guests to have traveled to the port, gone through security (think airport), checked in, and boarded 2 hours prior to the published ship departure time.

Trust us, Marc & Nathan have missed two ships, both times because the airlines canceled a flight, or a connection was missed. It is NOT FUN to try to catch up to a cruise ship and will cost hundreds of dollars/euros more than planning in advance and spending at least 1 night before in Miami.

***Updated 11/2019 - there are great rates now available directly from many airlines. The holidays between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of the best time to book for the new year.*** Consier using Google flights to search and TRACK pricing.
The below is the "average" rates in our experience.... if your airfare is lower, you should consider immediately booking it to Miami MIA or Fort Lauderdale FLL airports :
USA east coast - $375
USA west coast - $550
USA anywhere else - $650
Canada West - $700 CAD
Canada East - $625 CAD

Consider using Google flights to track your pricing if you haven't purchased already.

Tip - MIA = Miami, and should be your primary search. However, try FLL = Fort Lauderdale. If the savings for all travelers total $200 USD or more into FLL over the price into MIA, you might consider flying in to FLL Fort Lauderdale, then taking an uber or taxi to the hotel even for the increased costs. FLL is only about ~$30-40 USD Uber ride to the Port of Miami, or Miami beach, so if you will save more than $100 it is a worthwhile option to fly into.
Kelly Schmidt