If you don't find your question below please feel free to contact us.
Where do I stay if I want to go into New Orleans early?
We have a group rate at a 3-star hotel in the heart of the French Quarter - The Four Points Sheraton on Bourbon Street. They have a minimum two night stay but it is so worth it to come into New Orleans and get a taste of the delicious jazz and food NOLA has to offer. Reserve my room.
How much dancing will there be on the cruise?
We have classes every day we are at sea for four hours with beginning, intermediate, and advanced tracks running), we also have a short fun class or activity before our our private DJed dances every night of the cruise. After our own dances we go find the best live music on the ship - there are typically jazz bands, rockabilly, latin bands, or pop music bands all over the ship. There are typically 30 hours of classes and about 50 hours of dancing available (do as much dancing as you want)!
Why are cabins at different prices?
We had a limited number of inside cabins at the $699 rate when we first booked this cruise in 2017. Those cabins have sold out. There are different categories of inside cabin, ocean view, and balcony and depending on what level they are on, the prices may vary slightly. In some cases there is room for more than two people which raises the rate slightly. You can still request the cheapest room available such as an inside cabin near the elevators which are below the $699 rate but be aware that those rooms are very small and we did not include them in our initial request for rooms because we want our guests to have a great experience both dancing and in their comfort. Talk to Laurie with any questions about more room options than those listed on the website.
Can I just book on my own through carnival?
If you book through carnival you will not be able to participate in dance classes, our dances, or group dining. Please know that we work on booking great instructors and we believe in paying them for their time and energy put into teaching. The only way we can do so is by having a dance fee added to the cruise rate. That covers all your classes, dances, fun mixers, and more.
Do I have to have a cabin mate?
No, we can pair you up based on your needs with others who are looking for a roommate on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/786353694882814/?active_tab=discussion
I am brand new to dancing, should I do this?
Oh my goodness, yes. What better way to start dancing than an immersion experience to paradise! We have classes for complete beginners and throughout the week you will learn lots of fun technique and moves so that you will feel comfortable dancing.
Do I have to have a partner?
No, there are lots of people who come without dance partners. Plus, we rotate in the class so you get to meet lots of new people and dance with everyone.
Do I need a passport?
Yes, you will need a passport to board the ship. If you need one you can apply of renew here:
Can children come on the cruise?
Yes, absolutely. Carnival has activities for children from ages two and up so they can be busy with other kids their age doing scavenger hunts and other fun activities while you are in classes. Children are also welcome in classes if they would like to learn.
When do we eat?
We have group seated dining for dinner each night and you can have breakfast and lunch on your schedule. We typically do early dining (6pm) so we have time for lots of dancing after.
Which excursions should I do?
We will post our suggestions on the ports page - you are welcome to come to those or pick your own from the Carnival website or another travel website. We plan to have dancing opportunities in at least one of the ports of call (Cozumel).
For any other questions please contact us.
Cruise Questions - Laurie Schwab firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance questions - Steve Conrad AZLindy@gmail.com