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May 10, 2017

“I’m not a ‘cruise’ person.” That’s probably what you’ve told yourself. How do I know? Because I used to say that to myself, too. It’s a floating hotel full of newlyweds and nearlydeads, I thought.

Then I went on a cruise.

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And came home a total convert. You will be, too. You’re invited to a one-of-a-kind at-sea event for readers, writers, and dreamers–May 2018. SAVE THE DATE. You’re going from Tampa to Barcelona, with port calls at Key West, La Palma Canary islands, Tenerife Canary islands, Malaga-Spain, Barcelona.

This is not just a cruise. It’s a reading and writing retreat with Elizabeth George and me, and the participation of skilled yoga instructor Cindy Peters.

If you like to read and talk about books, you should join us. If you’re interested in a writing retreat or master class with two proven instructors, bring your dreams with you. And if you’d like to practice yoga (beginners welcome) with a renowned expert, you’re going to love this.

More detailed information on each program will be provided soon.

Here’s a sneak peek:
welcome party :: hosted meals :: evening entertainment :: morning pages :: lively discussions :: mentoring sessions :: morning meditation :: evening flow :: guided workshops :: movie night :: literary trivia :: and more.

At the moment, you can sign up risk free with a fully refundable deposit. If you do it before June 30, they’ll knock off another $100 for you. In order to take part in the special program, participants need to book through Vacations by Design. They know cruises, so they’ll pick out the best stateroom for you. Call Scott at Call 800-828-4813. Tell him I sent you.

This event is super-affordable. It’s a “repositioning” cruise, meaning the ship needs to be moved from the US to Europe, so the staterooms are selling out fast.

What’s included:
*14 days of reading and writing enrichment provided by Elizabeth George, Susan Wiggs, and Cindy Peters
*Accommodations and a 24/7 staff at your beck and call
*All meals, all day and all night–award-winning menus, gorgeous ambience, endless variety and flexibility
*Days at Sea–on-board pools, climbing wall, fitness center, spa, shopping and sheer relaxation
*Entertainment by performers from all over the globe star in awe-inspiring original shows.
*Exclusive invitation-only events for readers and writers.
*Youth and Teen Program so you can bring the family. Kids are in good hands with uniquely creative, educational and totally awesome programs for all ages.

Do something good for your body, mind, and soul. See you on board!


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    • Hi Jennifer – We DO have a great program set up. The Readers track is open to everyone. Those who sign up for the Writers at Sea will also enjoy:
      This unique opportunity is for new and established writers alike. The 14-day escape across the Atlantic is a chance to focus on yourself. Expand your mind with intimate and honest expression. Combine a vacation with inspiration as you explore writing, wellness, process, and publishing. You’ll enjoy intensive bouts of writing, optional hosted excursions, group meals, social time, mentoring sessions, and lively discussions hosted by New York Times best-selling authors, Elizabeth George and Susan Wiggs.

      Topics will include subject-specific presentations, individual meetings, Q & A sessions dealing with issues of craft, publication, working with agents and editors, among several topics. You’ll have the opportunity to interact and receive one on one mentoring by authors who have experienced it all!

      Here is a sample day-at-sea schedule:

      · morning mindfulness and guided Yoga/meditation
      · intensive independent writing with suggested topics
      · morning peer-to-peer critique sessions
      · group luncheons hosted by the authors
      · afternoon discussions with authors
      · afternoon mentoring and individual one on one time with Elizabeth and Susan
      · evening socials – cocktail hour, literary trivia, movie night, writer-friendly board games, and more

      Hope that helps!

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