FESTIVAL AT SEA 2024
BAHAMAS • PUERTO RICO • ST THOMAS • ST MAARTEN
JULY 13-21 • 8 NIGHTS!
onboard the Celebrity Reflection
Festival at Sea is the ORIGINAL Black Culture Cruise.
For over 31 years we have brought Cruising with African-American Twist to the Caribbean Sea.
In 2023 we were joined by 2,800 of our #FASFamily to sail the Caribbean for 8 nights on the Celebrity Equinox. In 2024, we’ll do it again … this time onboard the Celebrity Reflection.
The Reflection is a luxurious vessel appointed with stylish accommodations, luxury boutiques and elegant event spaces. Offering vast ocean views, it is designed in a way that accentuates the Festival at Sea experience. You can see more details about the ship here.
Our Festival at Sea staff has curated an award-winning onboard program and itinerary filled with events and activities tailored to the culture of the African Diaspora. Our DJs will be spinning music day and night for as long as you can hang on – as we say, pace yourself! Take part in our yearly costume/theme party, our iconic White Night deck party and our African Attire Wakanda at Sea evening. In between, enjoy a daily schedule sure to make your cruise experience is enriched with Black Culture.
What else can you expect? From waking up at 8am to do some Aqua Zumba to sleeping in a bit until second seating Gospel Brunch, we have room for night birds and early birds alike. Can you get a Boston and dominate our Bid Whist tournament? How about some dominoes? Take some steppin’ classes with Mr. & Mrs. Smooth or J and J Soulful Steps. Maybe you want a workout in the morning with Becky Singleton. Grab your teammate and get above the rim in our 2 v 2 Basketball Tournament or stand ten toes and win King of the Court by yourself. Enter our free jewelry raffles. Join your Brothers or Sisters and take part in our Stomp the Deck Step Show. Get some business advice at Karwanna’s Women’s Hour of Power, or network during Black Wall Street with Montez Jones. Check out our UNCF Bachelor Auction that raised over $80K for scholarships in 2023. Play some Family Feud, renew your Wedding Vows, join the FAS Celebration Choir, show us your talent at African-American Idol, or just grab a drink, kick your feet up and enjoy the vibes until one of our top-name entertainers step on stage. Some past performers include: Charlie Wilson, Kem, Ledisi, Bill Bellamy, Slick Rick, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Isley Brothers, Babyface, Fantasia, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Hamilton, and many more!
As maybe you can tell ... words can only describe us so much and that is why we say:
Once you go…then you know!
TOP NAME ENTERTAINMENT
Travel Insurance:Click here to view the insurance options offered for Festival at Sea. Feel free to look for your own insurance policy as well!
Celebrity Cruise Lines Health and Safety Protocols:Celebrity's Health and Safety Protocols can be found here: https://www.celebritycruises.com/healthy-at-sea/us-travel-requirements
Payments Taxes and Fees:Prices listed are per person double occupancy and include port charges. Taxes, fees and gratuities are not included. Those amounts are listed below. 3rd person adults sharing with two full paying adults are $1,999.00 (interior, ocean-view, balcony) and $2,599.00 per person (suites), plus taxes and gratuities. Note: Due to showroom capacity limitations, 3rd person adults are on request only. Requests are not guaranteed. There are no 4th person adults permitted. 3rd/4th children (6 mo.-17) in a cabin with two full paying adults are $899.00 per person plus taxes, fees and gratuities. Child’s fare does not include show tickets. Single Occupancy rates are double the published price plus taxes, fees and gratuities per person. Deposits and additional payments are also double the per person amount. Taxes and fees of $170.00 plus gratuities of $140.00 per person for Standard Cabins, $144.00 per person for Concierge and Aqua Cabins and $168.00 per person for Suite Guests are additional to the Published Prices. Deposits: Initial deposit of $300.00 per person ($600.00 per person suites) are due at time of booking. Additional monthly payments of $300.00 per person ($600.00 per person suites) are due until paid in full. Final payment is due no later than April 1, 2024. Initial cabin deposits, as well as all subsequent payments, including hotel reservations are non-refundable. Blue World will not be able to match guests for our 2024 sailing.
Beverage and WiFi Packages:Festival at Sea is a chartered cruise. The inclusions will vary from Celebrity's standard cruises. Beverage packages and WiFi packages are not included in the price above. You will be able to purchase these packages prior to sailing in 2024.
Festival at Sea 2024 Full Terms and Conditions:To view/print the Festival at Sea 2024 Terms & Conditions, click here.
Incentive Awards:Incentive awards are as follows: 16 passengers - One complimentary passenger cabin fare. 32 passengers - Two complimentary passenger cabin fares. 48 Passengers - Three complimentary passenger cabin fares. 64 Passengers - Four complimentary passenger cabin fares.* (No rebate is given for partial groups e.g. 15 full paying passengers etc.)
Group Dining:Group Leaderes are required to assign dinig for their group. Blue World Travel will supply Group Leaders with forms for dinner table seating. It is imperative that you check with your group members individually regarding their dining requests and that you ask them NOT to send in separate dining forms. Please let us know if your group has any special requests such as a meeting place, group picture, private party arrangements, etc.
Group T-Shirts:Group T-shirts and other items may be distributed to your members only, prior to the cruise. No merchandise may be sold at Festival at Sea venues. Please note that the Festival at Sea mascot, “Island Ike”, the names “Festival at Sea”, “Blue World Travel”, and “Cruising With An African American Twist” are trademarks of Blue World Travel Corp. Any use or reproduction of the above for sale or distribution is prohibited.
Terms and Conditions:Group Leaders are required to confirm their reservations with an application and deposit for the specific cabin category desired. Group Leaders are required to make monthly payments as outlined for their own reservation. Once you have reached the required number of group members for a complimentary passenger fare, you will be refunded the cruise fare only, based on the average category booked by your members. Group Leaders may upgrade their cabin category for an additional charge (if applicable). Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. No cabins will be held without a deposit from every passenger in the cabin. BE SURE THAT YOUR GROUP MEMBERS ARE AWARE OF THE PAYMENT POLICIES; PARTICULARLY THAT PAYMENTS ARE DUE EVERY 30 DAYS AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Separate groups cannot be merged for any reason. Repeat passengers that were not members of your group in previous years can dine with your current group but do not count towards your incentive. Repeat passengers that originally sailed as members of your group may continue to be members of your current group. Repeat passengers may form their own groups. However, as a courtesy, please inform your previous Group Leader that you are forming a group of your own. Blue World Travel will keep track of your group by your name and number. You will be assigned a number by one of our reservation agents. Prior to sailing, we will send you a summary of the confirmed members in your group. We ask that Group Leaders also keep track of the names and number of members in their group. This will serve as a cross check.