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The goal of our group leader program is to introduce folks to Festival at Sea and to reward our Group Leaders for their hard work. The policies and procedures of our Group Leader Program are listed below. In order to be acknowledged as a Group Leader and receive credit for your group, please click on the button below and fill out the form. Once we receive your registration form, we will assign you a Group Leader number, which we will use to keep track of your group members. Group leader policies and procedures apply to our 7 day charter sailing only.
NOTE: A group consists of a minimum of 16 (sixteen) full paying passengers, or 8 (eight) cabins. The third and fourth person(s) in the same cabin are not included in the calculations for the incentive. The Group Leader is responsible for paying his/her own airfare, port charges, taxes and gratuities. Hotels are not included in the group leader incentive.



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 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 respective cruise. 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 cannot be members of your current group. 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.


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 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.