*MEXICO WRITERS’ CRUISE – Jan 2018, 2019, 2020*

{Treat yourself to a writing adventure of a lifetime!}

DATE: January 2018, 2019, 2020

Our Mexican Riviera Writers’ Cruise is the perfect blend of relaxing, spiritual work/play, writing and vacation! While at sea, enjoy professional writing classes and a host of spiritual practices from meditation, qi gong, reiki and ‘rewiring’ the brain by ecstatic dance, a new year’s vision board and the healing power of touch. Then while at ports, enjoy the crystal-clear waters, beaches, shopping, excursions and sparkling nightlife of Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. It’s work and play combined – the best of both worlds.

INCLUDES:

  • Writing Instruction with expert writing teachers (Choose one of two tracks of study: Memoir/Mythology or Screenwriting)
  • Hosted founder of Ojai Writers Conference & Workshops and travel guide Sequoia Hamilton
  • 7-Day/6-Night Cruise into Mexico, from Los Angeles area (Long Beach)
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception for Writers Group
  • All Meals: Delicious dining including 24hr room service
  • All Accommodations (Select cabin and price below)
  • A variety of onboard entertainment including award winning stage shows
  • Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Transportation to/from Cruise port in Los Angeles
  • Excursions at Ports of Call
  • Meals, other than standard on cruise
  • Passport or Visa fees (where applicable)

ITINERARY: (subject to change)

  • Saturday – Depart Long Beach
    • Board Ship as early as 11am, no later than 2pm
    • Depart at 4:30pm
    • Writers Welcome Cocktail Reception – TBA
  • Sunday – Day at Sea
    • Morning at your leisure
    • 10am-1pm – Writers Workshop #1
    • Break for lunch
    • Afternoon to work on writings
    • Dinner at Leisure
    • 8-10pm – Writers Salon, optional
  • Monday – Cabo San Lucas
    • Explore Cabo San Lucas 9:30am-6pm
    • Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations in the world.
    • Dinner at your leisure
    • Writers Salon – 8-10pm, optional
  • Tuesday – Cabo San Lucas
    • Explore 7am-4pm
  • Wednesday – Puerto Vallarta
    • Puerto Vallarta is a mystic city that was voted the friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Magazine (2003), named the best place to retire globally by The American Association of Retired Persons (2010) and the best Mexican Vacation destination by USNews.com (2010) beating out Cancún and Los Cabos for the top prize.
    • Explore 7am-4pm
  • Thursday – Day at Sea
    • Morning at your leisure
    • 10am-1pm – Writers Workshop #2
    • Break for lunch
    • Afternoon to work on writings
    • 4-6pm – Writing Bonus
    • 8pm – Late Night Group Dinner
    • Writers Salon – 9-11pm, optional
  • Friday – Day at Sea
    • Morning at your leisure
    • 10am-1pm – Writers Workshop #3
    • Break for lunch
    • Afternoon to work on writings
    • 7:30pm  – Final Group Dinner & Writers Party
  • Saturday – Arrive Back to Long Beach
    • Depart from Long Beach Dock at 9am

NOTES:

  • Our locations, events and featured teachers may change due to weather or circumstances not anticipated.
  • Be sure to bring along your favorite writing pen and a notebook (laptops optional.)
  • Feel free to bring copies of your writing to share with the group.
  • Bring good walking shoes and casual clothing. Bring, at least, one “dressy” outfit for cruise or dressy outfit for every night.

Costs:

  • Week Writing Workshop fee:
    • $997 – Choose 5-day track: Memoir/Mythology or Screenwriting. Pay Here, Now!
    • $150 – Additional Writing Instruction: 60 minutes of 1/1 Coaching. (Limited to 4 students, per teacher) Pay Here, Now!
  • Cruise costs:
    • As low as $649 for Inside Cabin and $819 for Balcony (Prices subject to change as date nears.)
    • Make reservations directly with Carnival here.