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DIVA Cruise – April 29 thru May 4, 2019

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - May 4 @ 10:00 am

diva annual trip


6 Days, 5 Nights

Aboard the  Carnival Valor

April 29 – May 4, 2019


Depart from Galveston, TX Monday, April 29

Travel to Cozumel and Yucatan (Progreso City)

Returning to Galveston Saturday, May 4

Booking through Marchi Travel (409) 762-2612

Jo Anita Smith, Manager  –   Jo@marchitravel.com

To reserve your room with deposit or full payment, call or email Jo Anita. Mention DIVA Cruise to be added to the correct group.


Where We are Going – Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart Galveston, plan to board no later than 3 pm, depart about 4 pm

Day 2 – Fun Day at Sea

Day 3 – Cozumel, arrive  9 am – depart 6 pm

Day 4 – Yucatan (Progreso), arrive 10 am – depart 6 pm

Day 5 – Fun Day at Sea

Day 6 – Return to Galveston about 8 am


About the Carnival Valor plus activities on ship, shore and more

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Dining and Food – Many Great Options!

• Main Dining – As a group, we are choosing the flexible “Your Time Dining”


• Meals are included

• Dine together each evening in the main dining room.

• Use this link to view all food venues for the Carnival Valor, showing which restaurants are included and which are optional at an additional price.



Room Options and Rates

Price of room, based on double occupancy includes:

• 5 nights on board the Valor

• Taxes and port fees

• Vacation insurance

• Gratuities (on most service)

• Meals and entertainment

Room Options and Rates:

• Interior   $675 per person or $1,350 total

• Oceanview   $750 per person or $1,500 total

• Balcony   $925 per person or $1,850 total

• Junior Suite   $1,200 per person or $2,400 total

These prices are average rates for each room category and may fluctuate (lower or higher) based on the location of the cabin. In other words, there are cabins that are less and more expensive than the rates listed.

Each cabin will require a $300 deposit (based on double occupancy) at the time of booking. This is $150 per person. A cabin will not be able to be booked until a total deposit of $300 is received.


• Refunds in full up to 45 days prior to departure

• Vacation insurance will cover after 45 days prior


Reserve your room now directly with Marchi Travel

• Make your deposit or pay in full

• $300 holds any room at $150 per person

• Balance is due by February 28

• Our group is DIVA Cruise

• Contact Jo Anita Smith at (409) 762-2612 or Jo@marchitravel.com


Recommended Pre-Cruise Purchase Items

• Available to purchase after making your deposit (or paying in full)

• Wi-Fi Packages – choose from 3

• Land Excursions

• Drink Packages – https://www.carnival.com/FunShops/beverage-programs?icid=icp_ccl_beverage_0802_footer

• Each passenger can bring on board 1 bottle of wine or champagne, plus 12 pack of canned water or soda (no bottles).

• Vacation Insurance ($65 to $109 per person) https://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/vacation-protection.aspx   This amount is included in your total cost, but wanted to share the details.


More information – helpful links and more….

• “Know Before You Go” – Frequently Asked Questions –  https://www.carnival.com/help/


Passports are always a good idea, but if you would prefer, a certified birth certificate will work (not an original copy). A driver’s license will not be enough documentation.

Marchi Travel will provide and send all bag tags and boarding passes to each person on the cruise 3 to 4 weeks prior to the cruise.

Cruise line requires an emergency contact name, address and phone number

Cruise line will require a credit card or cash bank for each person in each room.

Transfer Options from Houston Hobby and Houston Bush Airports

(Southwest Airlines only goes to Bush Airport)

• Airport and Pier Shuttles: https://www.carnival.com/airport-transportation/airport-shuttles.aspx (You will choose “Galveston” )

• Please book your flights or arrival time to allow plenty of time to be at the dock in Port of Galveston no later than 3pm.

• There is ample parking available if you wish to drive your vehicle.

• Port of Galveston Parking: http://www.portgalvestonparking.com/

Transportation by Travel Coach

DIVAS are looking into booking a travel coach to drive us to the Port of Galveston and return to DFW area (as we do each year for Road Trip with pickup/drop off in Addison and Fort Worth). This would be an additional expense for those wishing to take the coach rather than the use other means of transportation, i.e. plane or personal vehicle/carpool. Please indicate if you are interested in the bus option when you register.

Approximate Rate for the travel coach with 38 passengers – $110 per person round trip. With less than 38 passengers, the amount per person would increase proportionately. We can also book a bigger travel coach for just a little more per person.  We will keep everyone cruising advised.


Time to book your room for yourself. Or for you and your roommate!  You will sign up on Eventbrite, but book your cabin on the cruise with Marchi Travel.

This will be a fun first time at sea for the DIVAS.  Don’t miss out!  We are making plans for a great trip for all our DIVA Sisters!  Much more to be announced as the departure date nears.  Last date to book is FEB 28th!!


Your DIVA Cruise Directors

Judy Rhodes  JR@divawow.org  214-532-6741

Cheryl Long  communications@divawow.org  469-667-6368


April 29 @ 6:00 pm
May 4 @ 10:00 am
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Who Can Attend
Members Only


Carnival Valor
Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal, 2502 Harborside Drive, 2502 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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