Polka Cruise


2017 Polka Brews Cruise

7-Day Western Caribbean Polka Cruise – NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE on “Norwegian Getaway”

February 5-12, 2017

Contact Information:

Maryrose Nesbitt
(954) 594-6883
polkabrewscruise@aol.com

For cruise flyer and sign-up information, please use the following link:

Polka Brews Cruise Flyer

Pre-Cruise Plans:

See below for details of the pre-cruise parties/events, hotel and transportation information…..

On the evening of Friday, February 3, 2017, we are planning a polka get together at The Treasure Trove, one of the local bars on Fort Lauderdale Beach. There will be live music with a polka jam band, which will include some of the musicians from the bands going on the Polka Brews Cruise.

On the evening of Saturday, February 4, 2017, we will have a Pre-Cruise Party at the fabulous Sea Club Resort. Located at 619 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., this hotel is literally steps away from Fort Lauderdale Beach! The hotel has been gracious enough to give us use of their facility to hold our Pre-Cruise party with live polka music by the Polka Country Musicians.

The Sea Club Resort is offering a minimum 2-night room special for those arriving 2 or more days prior to the cruise. The hotel is offering a special rate of $198+tax per night with a 2 night stay, $182+tax for 3 nights…group rates are in effect for a limited time at the Sea Club Resort. This hotel offers complimentary WIFI, beach chairs & towels, Continental Breakfast, and a welcome cocktail. A full service restaurant/bar is onsite.

To reserve your room at the Sea Club Resort for 2 or more nights….
1–Email Maryrose at polkabrewscruise@aol.com and choose room with 2 double beds or 1 king. Reservation is guaranteed with a credit card, however, the credit card will not be charged until check out.
2–You may book on your own by using the hotel’s official website www.seaclubresort.com  Click on their reservation page, complete the required information, and enter “Polka Cruise Group” in the box labeled *Company* and in the *Notes* section.

We kindly ask that you book either directly with the hotel www.seaclubresort.com (not through other internet hotel sites) or through Maryrose…as this will allow the Sea Club Resort on Fort Lauderdale beach to be the host hotel for our pre-cruise polka party.

Additional Boutique Hotels listed below in the prestigious North Beach Village on Fort Lauderdale Beach are offering the following accommodations for individual nights and up to 3 nights. Reservations for all guests must be received on or before November 1st.

BEACH GARDENS:  533 Orton Avenue. Located 4 blocks from the beach & the Sea Club Resort. Rates are for single/double occupancy, plus $10 for each additional guest. Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 11%) in effect at time of check out. Deluxe rooms are equipped with full kitchens. Complimentary WIFI, beach towels. $10 overnight parking fee. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Rates are in effect until November 1 and deposits are refundable until November 1. Please email Maryrose at polkabrewscruise@aol.com for reservations.
(7) Studio 1 King or 1 Queen $169
(2) Studio 2 Queens $179
(5) Deluxe Studio 1 King or Queen $189
(1) Deluxe Studio 2 Queens $199
(13) 1 Bedroom Suite King with Sofa Bed $199

COCOBELLE: 2831 Vistamar Street. Located 4 blocks from the beach & the Sea Club Resort. Rates are for single/double occupancy, plus $10 for each additional guest. Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 11%) in effect at time of check out. Deluxe rooms are equipped with full kitchens. Check-in for Cocobelle occurs at the adjacent hotel, Tranquilo. Complimentary WIFI, beach towels. $10 overnight parking fee. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Rates are in effect until November 1 and deposits are refundable until November 1. Please email Maryrose at polkabrewscruise@aol.com for reservations.
(3) Studio 2 Queens $169
(2) Deluxe Studio 1 Queen $179
(2) Deluxe Studio 1 King $189
(7) 1 Bedroom 1 King $199
(1) 1 Bedroom 2 Queens $199

WINTERSET: 3801 & 2835 Terramar Street. Located 4 blocks from the beach & the Sea Club Resort.
Rates are for single/double occupancy, plus $10 for each additional guest. Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 11%) in effect at time of check out. Deluxe rooms are equipped with full kitchens. Complimentary WIFI, beach towels. $10 overnight parking fee. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Rates are in effect until November 1 and deposits are refundable until November 1. Please email Maryrose at polkabrewscruise@aol.com for reservations.

(9) Studio 1 King $153
(4) Studio 2 Doubles $162
(2) Studio 2 Queens $162
(5) Deluxe Studio 1 King $171
(4) Deluxe Studio 2 Queen $180
(10) 1 Bedroom 1 King $189
TRANQUILO: 2909 North Birch Road. Located 4 blocks from the beach & the Sea Club Resort.
Rates are for single/double occupancy, plus $10 for each additional guest. Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 11%) in effect at time of check out. Complimentary WIFI, beach towels. $10 overnight parking fee. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Rates are in effect until November 1 and deposits are refundable until November 1. Please email Maryrose at polkabrewscruise@aol.com for reservations.

(15) Studio 1 Queen $207

For our cruisers who haven’t already done so…it’s best to arrange your flight and travel plans to South Florida as soon as possible. So far, most cruisers are flying into Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) a day or 2 early to enjoy the beach and pre-cruise events on Fort Lauderdale beach. For those arriving into FLL, use Go Airport Shuttle for transportation to the hotels. Go Airport Shuttle, a shared ride service, is located at the end of each terminal on the arrival (lower) level. Rates start at $11 per person and at $68 for a van for groups of 7-14. Reservations are not required, however, are recommended for large groups or late night arrivals. Call 954-561-8888 or 800-244-8252 or online at https://www.go-airportshuttle.com/reservations

Transportation from Lauderdale beach hotels to the Port of Miami will be via chartered bus service. The cost will be determined once we have a final count.

Post-cruise transfers on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from the Port of Miami to the airport may be arranged directly thru NCL in early January, 2017 by each guest/family based on which airport departing from and at what time. The rates are $16pp to Miami International Airport (MIA) for flights departing after 1230pm, $25pp to Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) for flights departing after 1pm.

For our cruisers who have flights departing later in the day/evening on Sunday, there are a number of attractions and an array of entertainment that will be listed on this site in the upcoming months…i.e. Airboat tours or the Sun Trolley City Express which offers FREE, round trip transit on weekends from FLL to the historic downtown district. Convenient, secure baggage storage is available at Bags To Go, located in the airport terminals.

Last but not least, a very important item to consider is travel protection/insurance which is always highly recommended. Details on selecting Insurance/Travel Protection packages will be available on this website by October 1st.

If you would like an overview of NCL’s Getaway, see links….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-VEYAuRz0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_yirCqx54w#t=480.941

 

Bands:

The Boys Polka Country Musicians The Knewz

Cruise Ship:

Norwegian Getaway

CruiseShipInformation

Miami’s Ultimate ship, Norwegian Getaway combines the most magnificent amenities Norwegian has to offer with The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise line. Indulge in 28 dining options, experience the thrill of five water slides, and three levels of action-packed activities in the sports complex. The excitement and entertainment continues with Illusionarium, a surreal magical experience and seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde.

For some pictures of the Norwegian Getaway, please look at the following link:

Norwegian Getaway Pictures

For more information on the deck plans, please click on the map below or the following link:

Norwegian Getaway Deck Plans

Getaway Ship Map

NCL’S Freestyle Cruising, Dining and Attire:

FOR NCL’s FREESTYLE CRUISING, DINING & ATTIRE OVERVIEW, please see the following link:

http://www.ncl.com/sites/default/files/Freestyle-Cruising-Overview-042915.pdf

Ports of Call:

7-Day Western Caribbean from Miami

 

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Sun, Feb 5 Miami, Florida (EMBARK) 4:00 pm
Mon, Feb 6 At Sea
Tue, Feb 7 Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 8 Harvest Caye, Belize 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu, Feb 9 Costa Maya, Mexico 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri, Feb 10 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat, Feb 11 At Sea
Sun, Feb 12 Miami, Florida (DISEMBARK) 8:00 am

Price Includes:

  • ULTIMATE BEVERAGE PACKAGE and gratuity for 1st and 2nd person in cabin
  • Admission to all polka parties/dances
  • Polka cruise T-shirt
  • All taxes, fees and port charges

Price and Payment Schedule:

Inside: $1,099 – a Few Cabins Remaining ($999 Cabins SOLD OUT)

Oceanview: ($1,249 SOLD OUT)

Balcony: $1,449

All prices are based per person on double occupancy.

$250 initial deposit per person reserves cabin

Final balance due by 11/1/2016

Please note: there is NO 2nd deposit due on September 15th. The next and final payment is due prior to November 1st. Emails will be sent out to everyone regarding their final payment balance along with travel protection/insurance information in September.

3rd and 4th person/cabin and single studio cabin available upon request

Norwegian reserves the right to re-instate a fuel supplement for all guests should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) increase above $65 per barrel.

 

 For more terms and conditions, please see the following link:

Polka Brews Cruise Terms and Conditions

For cruise flyer and sign-up information, please use the following link:

Polka Brews Cruise Flyer