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PLEASE NOTE:  
We are currently putting all single follows on a wait list until more single leads sign up.  Solo leads and Lead & follow pairs can get in right away.  
Single follows, please continue to register and we will get you in as soon as we can.  
Single leads -- come join us.  We need you!

 Locations & Trip Highlights: 


PART 1: The French Quarter Festival in New Orleans!

April 11-14, 2024 

Our trip begins in New Orleans where we'll spend four days dancing our way through the fabulous French Quarter Festival! -- the perfect way to explore the unmistakable charm and flavor of the city's rich southern musical history & cultural. During this time you'll be exposed to hundreds of street musicians playing the kind of jazz that gets your toes tapping on more than 15 different stages throughout the quarter. We'll be staying in the heart of the district at the historic Omni Riverside Hotel, the official sponsor of French Quarter Festival 2024

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Festival

CLICK HERE to learn more about Omni Riverside Hotel


PART 2: Western Caribbean Dance Cruise

April 15-20, 2024 

After soaking up our fill of the French Quarter Festival, we'll set sail for the Western Caribbean on a ship with the perfect itinerary for a little well-deserved R&R mixed with some terrific tropical adventuring -- touring and taking classes by day, and dancing the nights away on deck.  Along the way we'll visit:   


PROGRESO, YUCATAN, MEXICO:  Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula offers an unbeatable combination of breathtaking beaches and fascinating history. Progreso is located on Mexico’s Emerald Coast alongside the Gulf of Mexico, where hot pink flamingos gather by the hundreds and sun-bleached Maya pyramids rise from the jungle. Inland from Progreso’s golden beaches are the spectacular Maya ruins of Uxmal, Xcambó and Dzibilchaltún, and the very colorful & historic colonial city of Mérida, the region’s best shopping stop for handmade crafts. Included with your trip is a private tour of Progreso especially designed for our group!


COZUMEL, MEXICO:  Cozumel offers a huge variety of things to do, see, taste and explore. The island just happens to be perched atop a coral reef, which promises hours of snorkeling or scuba diving fun. The ship docks at the island’s heart — just minutes from San Miguel’s seafront shops and the white sand beach at Chankanaab National Park. There, you can drift among star corals and sea fans on a Cozumel diving excursion or simply kick back on the beach beneath your own palm palapa as the turquoise waves roll in. With non-stop zip line action, ancient discoveries at the nearby Mayan ruins, or time spent with your toes in the sand, a cruise to Cozumel may just top your best vacations list… before you even get home.


*PLUS* Experience Two Full Days at Sea!  It’s the perfect way to relax after 4 days of dancing it up in the French Quarter with our first day at sea on Day 1, and our last day at sea on Day 5 in order to rest before we get home.  For those with a little more energy to spare, the ship is also a veritable playground of activity, entertainment, culinary delights, and has much to do and explore  :)

Packages & Pricing:



Prices listed below cover the 4 nights in New Orleans during the French Qtr Festival AND 5 nights onboard the Carnival Valor for our Western Caribbean Dance Cruise.  Prices are based on double occupancy and are "all-inclusive" room & board for the ship.  Costs can be pro-rated or adjusted for attending the French Quarter Festival ONLY, attending the Cruise ONLY, or for single room/cabin supplements.  
 
Full Package Pricing includes: 
  • 4 nights at the Omni Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, April 11-15
  • Daily dance classes in New Orleans & onboard the Valor (See "Caribbean Dance Cruise" section below for details)
  • New Orleans walking tour
  • 4 days of fabulous music & dance at the French Quarter Festival
  • Transfer from the Omni Hotel to the Carnival Valor on Monday, April 15th
  • Full room & board onboard the Valor (April 15-20)
  • All hotel and ship fees, port charges, tips, and taxes
  • All dance classes, parties, and group activities in NOLA and onboard the ship 
  • A dedicated group concierge in New Orleans and onboard the Valor
  • A specially organized private group excursion for us in Progreso, Yucatan
Not included: 
  • Food in New Orleans during the French Quarter Festival
  • Any extra sundries/purchases while in New Orleans or onboard the Valor
  • Any extra amenities/excursions beyond those already provided 
  • Airport transfers to/from the ship or hotel (These can be purchased as an add-on)
  • Travel Insurance (required to participate on any Worldwide Dance Adventure trips)

Cost:


       PRICING: (per person based on single or double occupancy.  Limited space available.  Prices subject to change) 


  For the New Orleans FQ Festival & Caribbean Cruise Combo:

        DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (shared room)
Omni Hotel + INSIDE Room on the Valor :        $1,695  
Omni Hotel + OCEAN VIEW Room on the Valor:   $1,850 
Omni Hotel + BALCONY Room on the Valor:      $1,995  

       SINGLE OCCUPANCY (solo traveler)
Omni Hotel + INSIDE Room on the Valor        $2,735  
Omni Hotel + OCEAN VIEW Room on the Valor   $3,120 
Omni Hotel + BALCONY Room on the Valor     $3,420  

 


PRO-RATED COSTS:

For the New Orleans Segment ONLY (April 11-15, 2024):  

      • Double Occupancy (shared room)   $895
      • Single Occupancy (solo traveler)   $1,395
For the Dance Cruise Segment ONLY (April 15-20, 2024):
Double Occupancy (shared room):  
      • Inside Cabin:        $855
      • Ocean View:          $995
      • Balcony:                $1,145
Single Occupancy (solo traveler):  

      • Inside Cabin:        $1,460
      • Ocean View:          $1,735
      • Balcony:                $2,035

TO REGISTER:


CLICK HERE to go to the registration page and sign up, then send in your $500 downpayment to hold your spot.  We will be in touch with details and information about room assignments and final payment.  
 
DEPOSIT (required to hold your space):


 Send your $500 deposit (per person) to Ari using one of the following methods: 
 
  • VenMo (Send to: @Ari-Levitt-1)  The picture is of Ari lifting his dance partner.  The last 4 digits of his phone are 9172.  There is no surcharge for using VenMo.
  • Check or Money Order:  If you would like to pay by check, be sure to mark this option on your registration form and Ari will send you the details.

Where We're Staying:

New Orleans Location:
The Omni Riverfront Hotel, located at 701 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, is walking distance of the Caesars Superdome and across the street from the New Orleans Convention Center. Perfectly situated, the hotel is in close proximity to major attractions such as the French Quarter, Café Du Monde, Harrah’s Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, the new Riverwalk Outlet Collection and numerous high profile restaurants. 

Airport / Transportation:  
Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) – 16 miles or 30 minutes drive
    • $36 one way via taxi for one or two people; $15 per person for three or more passengers. 
    • Airport Shuttle is available for $24 per person one way or $44 per person round trip. 
    • Valet parking $45 vehicle; $55 oversized plus tax. Subject to change. 
Streetcars: 
Within two blocks of the Poydras and Julia streetcar stations providing guests with convenient access to explore the city. 

 Accommodations: 
The hotel is well noted for its luxury, comfort, and convenience. Marble bathrooms, luxurious bedding and linens, nightly turndown, and twenty-four hour room service are just a few of the amenities you will enjoy while staying with Omni.
 
Public Transit: 
Public transportation is very easy in New Orleans. Download the "Le Pass" app on your smart phone (See directions HERE). Use the app to purchase a 3 day "Jazzy Pass" for $8.00 which will give you free use of all public transportation (buses, streetcars, and ferries) over the weekend.


Caribbean Dance Cruise:

 CLICK HERE to REGISTER TODAY! 


DATES:  


April 15-20, 2024 (Mon-Sat).   Departing at 3:30pm (Apr 15), returning at 8am (Apr 20) from New Orleans, LA, onboard Carnival's "Valor"


ITINERARY:   


The cruise departs from New Orleans and includes 2 days at sea (fabulous for dancing!), plus full-day stops in Cozumel and the Yucatan in Mexico (See daily schedule below). In addition to our own group dance classes and parties while onboard, we have organized a special private group excursion for us in the Yucatan!


DANCE CLASSES & GROUP ACTIVITIES:  


Group classes on the ship will include a mix of morning and/or afternoon sessions in a variety of mostly swing & blues dance styles (ECS, Lindy, laminu, blues, blues-swing fusion, etcs), with a strong focus on both partnering & connection as well as introducing fun new step patterns and stylings.  Other group activities may include afternoon & evening dances, a cocktail social hour, games night, special dance outings in ports, as well as many other fun "non-dancing" activities onboard the ship and on dry land.  


THE "VALOR":  


Sailing regularly from New Orleans, this amenity-filled ship is veritable playground for fun, food, frolic, and entertainment while exploring the Caribbean!  



COVID SAFETY, REGULATIONS, & POLICIES:  
  • At this time, there are no COVID restrictions in the USA or Mexico (meaning you do NOT need proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to sail).  If those rules change anytime prior to the trip and it precludes you from being able to attend, you will receive a full refund from Carnival per their refund policy.
  • CLICK HERE to read Carnival's COVID cancellation policy

 

Details:

HOW TO GET THERE:

You will want to fly in and out of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (airport code: MSY).  See the Omni Hotel section below for shuttle information.

For the cruise, you will need a current passport to enter Mexico.  The expiration date on your passport should be no less than 6 months after the last day of your visit.  Consider travel insurance in case your plans change. 

 The ATMs in most tourist destinations in Mexico accept VISA, MC and other bank debit and credit cards for access to Mexican pesos. 

You do not currently need proof of vaccination to travel to Mexico or to return to the United States.  Please check  with the most recent CDC update to view any change in regulations.  Requirements for travel to Mexico can be found at HERE  Information about return travel to the US can be found at HERE.  


QUESTIONS?   

CANCELLATION POLICY: 

1)  You will receive a full refund minus a $150 cancellation fee if cancelled within 14 days of your registration and greater than 180 days prior to the trip.  You will receive a 50% refund minus a $150 cancellation fee if cancelled after 14 days of registering but more than 180 days prior to the trip.  Within 180 days of the trip, all purchases will be final.  If you are cancelling due to your own health or to the health of a family member, your travel insurance should be able to reimburse you for the cost (check your insurance policy for details).

2)  PLEASE NOTE:  If you need to cancel for any reason, your ticket is fully transferable (minus a $150 administration fee) contingent upon confirmation and approval from Worldwide Dance Adventures.  The other person will need to register separately online for the trip and let us know on that form that this is a transferred ticket (not purchased). They will also need to pay any cost differentials.

3)  PLEASE NOTE:  If the trip has to be cancelled by the organizers for any reason, Worldwide Dance Adventures will first attempt to reschedule.  If you are unable to attend the new dates, a full refund will be given, minus any credit card or PayPal fees accrued. 

4)  PLEASE NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the trip attendee to reach out in the event of a cancellation and make their payments on time. We reserve the right to hold payments according to the cancellation policy above to pay our vendors to make this trip happen. By making a deposit you agree to the above terms of Service and Cancellation Policy.


PACKING LIST:

  • CLICK HERE For Our Best Tips On Travel Preparation And Packing.


TRAVEL INSURANCE: 

Travel insurance will help protect your investment and is required for all of our trips.   CLICK HERE to purchase insurance through our affiliate company, World Nomads*


*PLEASE NOTE:  World Nomads provides travel insurance for travelers in over 100 countries. As an affiliate, we receive a small commission when you get a quote from World Nomads using this link. We do not represent World Nomads. This is information only and not a requirement to buy travel insurance through this company.

Small Print 



Passport & Visa


All travelers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return. Some countries also require a machine-readable passport and/or unstamped available pages. When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travelers on the booking have a valid passport. If this is not the case, you must let us know. It is important to ensure you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments, delay or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility.


Liability:


We exercise care in the selection of reputable travel service providers but we are not ourselves a provider of travel services and have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties.  


In no event do we accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over whom we have no direct control, force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control or which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part. We also do not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for consequential loss (meaning indirect loss, loss of revenue, loss of reputation, loss of profits, loss of actual or anticipated savings, lost opportunities, including opportunities to enter into arrangements with third parties or loss or damage in connection with claims against you by third parties) howsoever caused in connection with your booking.


Risks of Travel and Release: 


We assume no responsibility for and shall not be liable for the acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under our control or any acts of God, unsafe conditions, terrorism, health hazards including pandemics, illness, weather hazards, or the suitability for a disabled person of any portion of any trip. We have no special knowledge of dangers during travel or at destinations. For information related to such dangers, we recommend going to the State Department travel website at travel.state.gov, click on "Find International travel Information" then click on "Country Information", and fill in the name of the destination country. For medical and health information, we recommend going to the Centers for Disease Control website at cdc.gov/travel, then click on "Destinations" and scroll to the name of the destination country. It is your personal decision to travel, and you are doing so with full knowledge of current travel recommendations and travel restrictions with regards to the risks of COVID-19. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL OF THESE RISKS AND DANGERS, AND YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE TO FOREVER RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD US, AND OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, GUIDES, GROUP LEADERS, AND SUBCONTRACTORS HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTIONS, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND AND NATURE WHATSOEVER WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE RISKS AND Dangers.



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