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Cruise with a Mission - Newsletter

November 15, 2012

Check In Online Now!


By now you should have checked in online.  If you have not yet done so, please complete this process today!

The ship is "cashless," which means you will need to have a credit card on file with Holland America, have cash, or a cashier's check to hand to them upon boarding the ship.  The pre-authorization charge should be around $420.00 and can include the on-board (optional but recommended) gratuity.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Kymberly Wilson, our Personal Cruise Consultant, directly.

Your online check-in must be completed before December 5 but it is recommended to be done 30 days prior or as soon as possible before December 9.

Check In Online

Early Arrivals - Hotel Accomodations


If you are arriving early into Fort Lauderdale, we have set up a group rate for Cruise with a Mission guests at the Holiday Inn Express just 10 minutes from the embark terminal and located at: 

Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Airport West
2540 Davie Road 84
Davie, FL 33317

Hotel Ammenities & Details

For Reservations: (954)-585-7071 or (866) 882-6368

Discount Rate:  To receive the CWM discount rate, book before November 23 and tell the hotel you are with "Cruise with a Mission."

This hotel has free breakfast and a free shuttle that can pick you up from the airport.  For $8.00 the hotel will also shuttle you to the embark terminal.  If you would like either service, please ask the hotel when you place your reservation.

Christmas Bags and VBS Supplies


Christmas Bags: Remember to bring items for Christmas bags for children at some of the ports we visit.  If possible, we are asking each person to bring one or two bags of gifts that could apply to either a boy or a girl.  You may want to check your local discount stores such as a dollar store, Big Lots, etc. or ask your local church to help gather supplies.  Please do not wrap your gifts.

Full Needs List

VBS: We also need items for our Vacation Bible School programs.  Currently, we are looking for 10 adult and 10 child robes for story-telling. 

If you have VBS items or have any questions about the programs, please contact Theresa Skipper before November 30 so we can plan accordingly.

Full Needs List

Construction Project Survey


If you are handy with a hammer and saw we'd like to know.  We will be coordinating team leaders at each construction project and if you are proficient in this area, we can use your leadership!

Take the Survey

If you have any questions please contact Vern Byrd.

Photography Team Survey


Those who would like to be part of the photography team during Cruise with a Mission, please take 5 minutes to complete the following short survey.

Take the Survey

You will be contacted with further information.  If you have questions, please contact James Ho.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors this year.  You are a big part of another great Cruise with a Mission experience!