IEEE-USA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in style this year. You’re invited to join us 16-20 October 2023 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas for a 4-night, 5-day cruise from sunny Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, to the tropical beauty of the Bahamas, with stops in Nassau and CocoCay, before returning to Port Canaveral.
You might be wondering if a cruise is the right vacation for you. If easy planning, great value, and waking up in a different destination each day sound like the makings of your ideal getaway, then IEEE-USA’s 50th Anniversary Cruise is for you! Here are seven great reasons to join us:
7. Easy to Plan
One of the best aspects of a cruise is that you can easily choose how you spend your vacation. Once you’ve picked your stateroom and arranged your travel to port, believe it or not, the majority of your planning is complete.
6. An Excellent Value
A cruise includes nearly everything you would need for a great vacation—a stateroom, food, entertainment and a new destination from one day to the next. On Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas, you’ll find signature experiences like the FlowRider surf simulator, rock climbing, Sky Pad VR bungee trampoline experience, among other thrilling activities. When you think about all you can check off your list in one day, you’ll find the value of a cruise vacation is unbeatable.
5. Perfect for Any Type of Traveler
Are you a foodie, lover of culture and history, wellness warrior or addicted to adventure? From global cuisine and cultural immersion to a chill spa day and exciting active adventures, there are endless opportunities to explore and indulge all your senses—making every moment and memory count.
4. An Ideal Getaway for All
Whether your career is just getting started or you’re living it up in your golden years, or somewhere in between, cruising offers a memorable vacation for everyone on board.
3. Unpack Once
Cruising provides the ultimate advantage over other kinds of vacations—you only have to “arrive” and unpack once. When you enjoy this hassle-free way of seeing the world, you eliminate schlepping luggage from your itinerary (no weight requirements here).
2. You Don’t Have to Pick Between Adventure or Relaxation
You’ll never feel as if you have to choose between the thrill of the wind whipping through your hair as you fly down a zip line or relaxing at the beach under the Caribbean sun. On a cruise, you can do it all, whether on board or at a port of call, thanks to equal parts adventure and relaxation.
1. How Often Do You Get to Go on a Cruise with your IEEE friends?
You enjoy attending conferences with your IEEE colleagues, so why not enjoy a little leisure time with them, too? Like other IEEE events, our cruise will include learning and networking opportunities, including four short-but-informative “lightning sessions,” but the majority of time will be reserved for creating memories with your IEEE friends that will last a lifetime!
For more information and to book your passage on IEEE-USA’s 50th Anniversary Cruise, visit the 50th Anniversary Cruise site at: https://cruise.ieeeusa.org.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Hello Henry, thank you for your question. You can find room types and pricing at https://cruise.ieeeusa.org/booking/#staterooms. Please keep in mind that per person rates listed represent the base per person cruise fare, not including port taxes & fees, and pre-paid gratuities. Also, a $200 IEEE-USA anniversary package fee per person will be added to your reservation at the time of booking. Rates are based on the selected stateroom type and double occupancy basis, and are subject to availability. If you are interested in booking a triple- or quadruple-occupancy stateroom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click the “Book Now” link and select the various room types to find out exactly what you would pay by walking through the booking process. If you decide you don’t want to book, you can just click “Cancel Reservation.” Hope you can join us!
Is there any published schedule and daily agenda/activities?
Hello Rey, thanks for your question. A tentative schedule of activities and programming is available at: https://cruise.ieeeusa.org/experience/schedule/. Hope you can join us in October!