Annual Couples’ Valentine’s Cruise Information
“The cruise was fantastic!!! I only wish next February was already here. This had to be the most fun vacation I have ever had. It felt like I was out on a really fun date for seven nights in a row. I loved the seminars, the entertainment, the food, excursions, friends, clean rooms, everything was so excellent!!!!!!!!”
5th Couples’ Valentine’s Cruise
Western Caribbean — February 9 – 15, 2014
Host — StrengtheningMarriage.com
Headliner — Laura M. Brotherson, MS, MFT
Sunday, February 9 – Saturday, February 15, 2014
~ Marriage Enrichment at Sea! ~
Join us for a fabulously fun Couples Cruise to the beautiful Caribbean Islands! We’ll set sail on the Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas for 6 romantic days. Leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we’ll visit the Grand Cayman Islands, Falmouth Jamaica and Labadee. This group cruise includes marriage enrichment seminars, group dinners, group excursions … and so much more!
Cabins start at $599 (plus taxes) per person (including seminar fee). This Couples’ Cruise price includes the cruise, meals–24/7 food!, fabulous evening entertainment, port charges, as well as the Couples Cruise marriage seminars and events.
Deposit is $250/person with the balance due Nov. 18, 2013. Only 50 couples will be able to join us, and previous Couples Cruises have sold out, so book early! This cruise fills fast!
Contact Columbus Travel to answer all your questions about this Couples’ Group Cruise with Laura M. Brotherson
“Benefits of Belonging” — Cruise with us and enjoy…
- Couples Cruise “Opening Social”
- Fun marriage seminars to strengthen your marriage…intimately!
- Group dinners (option to schedule dinners with Laura and her husband)
- The opportunity to schedule a consultation with Laura (limited openings/additional cost)
- “Newlywed/Not-so-newlywed” game show!
- Group excursions (additional cost)
- Couples Cruise “Closing Social”
- Associating with fun people who make their marriage a priority
- Reduced group prices for Florida hotel
- Help with hotel, ground and air transportation arrangements
Other fun things on board this cruise ship include:
- Formal nights (dress-up!)
- Broadway-style entertainment
- FlowRider surf simulator
- 10 Pools and hot tubs
- Ice-skating rink
- Mini-golf course
- Basketball court
- Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream shop
- Jogging/Walking Track
- Vitality Spa
- Fitness Center
- General Store and Gift Shops
- Photo Studios
- Art Gallery
Laura, you have an excellent presentation manner, humor and wit mixed in with well-documented and clearly presented materials. I really enjoyed how you involved the audience, as we all gradually began to become acquainted with each other in the group. It was a highlight to me to see the number of couples anxious to improve their relationship in all aspects.
I really enjoyed the seminars and felt like I took a lot away from it. You do so much good with your work with married couples. I loved what you said about being in that top 15% of married couples and being a positive example to those around us.
This cruise has been the best thing we’ve ever done for our marriage. I truly feel we were led to your cruise by Divine direction. Thank you for being the answer to my prayers!
This has been a fabulous experience–So motivating, uplifting, empowering, liberating! Thank you, thank you for offering this opportunity. We’ve loved it all!
I so appreciate how you have started an “intimacy conversation” in our marriage. That conversation has been so healthy and helpful in our relationship and in others lives as well. Thank you for being “all in” with your calling to strengthen marriages.
Thank you for helping me to feel like I’m normal! Thank you for helping me realize that “sex is a decision” for us women. Thank you for the mantra “I absolutely believe that it will happen, but I’m absolutely okay if it doesn’t!” This has been such a helpful, fun, eye-opening experience. We hope to join you on your next cruise!
Thanks a ton for this cruise! I love your bubbly personality. It’s so refreshing and contagious. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us! You’re the best!
As much as I love your book and your podcasts and everything else you do you are also a wonderfully sweet person. I appreciate how you seem to make everyone feel like a friend. We can’t say thank you enough for what you have done for our marriage. See you on your next cruise!
Thank you for being so brave to tackle the tough questions! I love your sense of humor and common sense. You are not afraid to disagree in a non-disagreeable way. This has been a wonderful and eye-opening experience!
As a former skeptic I thank you for putting this Couples Cruise together and for writing your helpful book. No one seems to think they need this type of advice or therapy, nor did we. Even though we had the book, we hadn’t read it until we decided to go on your cruise. We then read it in preparation and found it to be very helpful and something every couples should read! Thank you for what you do!
Thank you! This was exactly what we needed. Thank you for our one-on-one session too. It felt like a huge breakthrough for me. I am grateful we have you as a resource for strengthening our marriage.
You have been a joy to listen to and learn from. We are better from being around you and your husband!
|Couples’ Valentine’s Cruise (Western Caribbean)
Itinerary and Couples’ Cruise Group Events
February 9 – 15, 2014
|Day 1||Sun 2/9||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Board the ship
Opening Social and group check-in
Muster drill (safety drill)
|Day 2||Mon 2/10||At Sea
Marriage seminars with Laura M. Brotherson
Consultations with Laura (by appointment)
|Day 3||Tue 2/11||George Town, Grand Cayman
Optional Group Excursion to Stingray City
|Day 4||Wed 2/12||Falmouth, Jamaica
|Day 5||Thu 2/13||Labadee
|Day 6||Fri 2/14||At Sea
Marriage Seminars with Laura M. Brotherson
Consultations with Laura (by appointment)
|Day 7||Sat 2/15||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Disembark the ship
Marriage Seminar Topics
- Couple Communication
- Big Picture Keys to Thriving in Marriage
- Sexual Self-Eval (for wives)
- Bridges to Desire
- Sexual Accelerators and Brakes
- Common Concepts in Counseling with Couples
- Identifying What Makes You Feel Loved