Discovering the WoW Cruise August 5-9, 2019 Carnival Inspiration
TerryLynn Skelton is the Program Coordinator for the Discovering the WoW Cruise and is excited to join everyone on this first cruise with our guest speaker, Jane Birch. TerryLynn has traveled extensively in the USA, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. With over 50 humanitarian expeditions including Peru, Equador and Colombia on her resume, her experience will be a benefit to all attendees. If you have any question about the program that will be presented on the cruise, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Birch is the author of Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective. Published in 2013, the book has now sold over 10,000 copies around the world. Jane is a passionate advocate for both a whole food, plant-based approach to the Word of Wisdom and also for respecting every person's agency to interpret D&C 89 in a way that feels right to them. Jane regularly speaks on the Word of Wisdom to audiences in Utah and has spoken to groups in Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. She has written well over a hundred articles on the Word of Wisdom for Meridian Magazine. Her website,Discovering the Word of Wisdom, regularly features Latter-day Saints who share their stories of "discovering" the Word of Wisdom and the miracles that have resulted in their lives. Her website also provides support for every topic needed to both get started and be successful on a whole food, plant-based diet. Jane leads Facebook groups on the Word of Wisdom, including the Discovering the Word of Wisdom Support Group. Jane is thrilled to be the guest speaker at the Discovering the Word of Wisdom Cruise in 2019 and is looking forward to getting to know and interact with each participant. She is dedicated to making this an excellent experience where we can all learn from each other and get motivated about taking good care of our "body temples."
Jane Birch graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in History and a PhD in Instructional Science. She currently serves as Assistant Director for Faculty Development at the Faculty Center. She supports the amazing faculty at BYU in their efforts to combine religious faith with their professional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and citizenship.
Possible presentation classes during the cruise: Discovering the Word of Wisdom: How the power of a whole food, plant-based diet can help us to see the Lord's counsel in D&C 89 Practical Steps for Transitioning to a Whole Food, Plant-based Diet Strategies for Long-term Success on a Whole Food, Plant-based Diet Doctrine, Principles, and Applications of the Word of Wisdom A Revelation for our Day: Given in the 19th century for the 21st century Taking Care of our Body Temples
Learning to Eat Whole Food, Plant-based No Oil on a Cruise Ship The ship will of course have many food options, and part of the learning experience of this cruise will be learning to navigate making the best choices possible during the time we are together. The cruise staff are not trained in preparing whole food, plant-based (WFPB) foods, but we will do everything we can before and during the cruise to see that our group has the most WFPB options as possible. We will encourage all group participants to make the best choices, but we will also respect whatever choices participants make during our time together. No pressure (unless you want it)!
The prices quoted are per person, based on two guests per cabin and is total price for all four nights on the cruise, 3 plus meals per day, entertainment on board. Ask Hope for Solo or 3-4 guest per cabin pricing.
Group Rates: Group Rates end on April 6th at noon. You can book after that date, but it will be at the BEST rate at time of booking. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include port taxes, fees, and gratuities, but do not include insurance* ($65 per person for Interior and Ocean View).
Ocean View Current rate + $95.52 port fees and taxes + $55.96 ship crew gratuities = per person based on 2 per cabin
Interior Current rate + $95.52 port fees and taxes + $55.96 ship crew gratuities = per person based on 2 per cabin
Program fee $50, to be paid separately to cover your cost of the WoW program. This will be paid directly to TerryLynn . Please contact her at email@example.com.
These current sale rates are PER PERSON , based on double occupancy without the insurance added. *Other cabin categories are available at the best rate that is available at the time of booking. Ask Hope for more details. *Pre Paid Gratuities: Your $55.96 prepaid gratuities are included in your cruise price. This is for all the staff that work on board for you. Room steward, dining room staff, bar staff as well as the behind the scenes workers that previously were not included in the old "envelope tips" from years ago. You can choose to not pay this in your payments to Hope to Go, and then the Carnival will bill you on your last day on the ship. *Travel Protection: The cruise care covers you in the event you need to cancel.. If it is for a covered reason you could get up to 100% of what you have paid in the same payment method you paid (refund on your credit card). Insurance is to be paid for at the time of booking if you choose to purchase it.
What do I need from you? Fill out registration page. ( Click on Register Now button at the bottom of this page) If you are paying separately, each guest should fill out their own registration page, but include their cabin mate as Guest 2. Travel Protection premium and deposit to be paid at the time of booking. Group Rate Bookings must be made by April 6th 12:00 PM Mountain time. After April 6th contact Hope to get the best available rate at time of booking. Last date to book the Non Group rate is August 3rd. Be aware that cabin availability will be limited the longer you wait. Final Payment is due May 31, 2019. I will be posting payments on Monday, May 27 and Tuesday May 28th
Cancellation Penalties: $150 per guest 1 June 2019 50% per guest 21 June 2019 75% per guest 7 July 2019 100% per guest 22 July 2019
What IS NOT included in your cruise price? You can personalize your cruise experience.
1. Specialty Dining: In addition to the three plus meals that are included, you can also pay a per person fee from $12-$75 per person to dine in one of the specialty restaurants on board. Teppanyaki, Italian, Asian, Steakhouse or experience the Chef's Table. These venues give you a smaller, more intimate experience.
2. Internet: They have internet at sea, but it can be a bit spotty at times. There are three different options available.
1.Social: Allows use of Facebook, Messenger, WhatsAp, Instagram etc. It does not access email or most websites.
2. Value Wi-Fi Plan: Access to popular websites, email and social sites as listed above.
3. Premium WiFi: Access to all the above, plus streaming, Skype and faster service.
3. Cell Phone Use while on board: Please check with your service provider, look up the Carnival Inspiration to determine what packages they have that will fit your needs. Cell phone calls on board can be very costly without a plan.
4. Spa and Fitness: for detailed information follow this link. https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1167 Cloud 9 Sap center passes can be purchased by the day or for the duration of the cruise. Fitness Center is a fully equipped Life Fitness equipment. All fitness classes have an additional fee 5. Salon: All services have an additional fee, including hair, manicures, pedicures, teeth whitening, Medi-spa services and acupuncture. 6. Shore Excursions: You can check out shore excursions for your itinerary here. https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions 7. Travel Protection: Purchasing Travel Protection is a personal choice. Please follow this link to see how the policy works and what it covers. The price for this cruise is $65 per person in an interior or ocean view cabin. If you choose a balcony cabin I can get you the price at that time, as it is based on cabin type. https://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/vacation-protection.aspx 8. Gratuities: The price of gratuities for this cruise is $55.96 per person in standard staterooms and $63.96 in Suites. I have included the price of gratuities in the quoted prices.
The following information is from the Carnival Website. It is customary for our guests to extend gratuities to the shipboard staff in appreciation for their hard work and exceptional service. 100% of your gratuities are distributed to the crew who you interact with, such as your stateroom attendants, dining, bar and culinary services staff, as well as others who work behind the scenes to enhance your overall cruise experience. Applying this charge automatically streamlines the recognition process and ensures our crew will share in your generosity. To help you plan, we have provided the recommended guidelines below:
Standard Staterooms: $13.99 USD per person, per day
Suite Staterooms: $15.99 USD per person, per day
You may pay this daily gratuity in two different ways: Pre-Pay Prepaid gratuities are reflected in the 'Miscellaneous Charge' field on the confirmation and in the guest’s E-Documents. Sail & Sign® If a guest has not pre-paid the gratuities, the recommended per person amount will be posted to their Sail & Sign account on the second to last day of the cruise. Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while on board. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, gratuities may be adjusted after they have been posted on the guest’s account, while on board. Gratuities, as posted on a guest’s Sail and Sign account, will be considered final after a guest disembarks and no changes will be made after the cruise.
Gratuities are assessed on all guests, with the exception of children under the age of 2.
Gratuities apply regardless of the dining options selected, such as eating at the casual dining restaurant or open seating dining.
For beverage purchases, an automatic 18% gratuity will be added to the bill.
An automatic 18% gratuity will be added to the cover charge of the Chef’s Table.
A gratuity may be extended to room service staff as service is rendered.
Thank you for your generous recognition of our on board team. Our crew works hard to provide you with a great vacation and takes pride in being part of the best team in the cruise industry.
For answers to more questions than you knew you had, please follow this link. Take a look at items you cannot bring on board and even suggestions on what to wear. https://help.carnival.com/app/home