Welcome to The 2018 Beyond Words Cruise.

Your Soul Awakening

Join us on our 8-Night Cruise February 17—25, 2018. Departing Ft. Lauderdale.
Basseterre, St. Kitts • Philipsburg, St. Maarten • San Juan, Puerto Rico • Labadee, Haiti
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What people are saying about the Beyond Words Cruise…

Transformation for all of us as we connect in spirit!

2017 Beyond Words Cruise Guest

It was just fantastic! We all just feel so happy and fulfilled. This is the place to be, and I highly recommend it.

John Gray, PhD. 2017 Beyond Words Cruise Speaker

My heart was knocking and sometimes even pounding throughout each and every talk.

2017 Beyond Words Cruise Guest

I highly recommend the Beyond Words Cruise, it really is a phenominal way to find your tribe and to strengthen you.

Gary Malkin. 2017 Beyond Words Cruise Speaker
2018 Beyond Words Cruise:

Your Soul Awakening

Are you ready to embrace the light within you? Are you ready to heal from past wounds and become the amazing person you were born to be? On our cruise, we will explore the steps needed to live life Beyond Words.

Restore Your Peace

Heal your past wounds, learn to let go of what no longer serves you, and restore peaceful balance in your life.

Your Passion

Rediscover your joys and focus on what makes you happy and fulfilled with life. Ignite your spark and become a flame that illuminates the world.

Your Soul

Leave the stress and fear behind and let your heart and soul rest under the warm sun of the Caribbean Ocean.

Live Life
Beyond Words

After our 9-day cruise, you will return home ready to embrace all that life has to offer you with renewed hope and love for all.

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Jerry Gilden

Jerry Gilden is a former television writer, producer and creator of television programming and is the founder of Sedona Ceremony and Co-founder of Sedona World Wisdom Days. Jerry moved to Sedona, Arizona, 25 years ago where he embarked on a spiritual journey of understanding native American traditions, ancient Hebraic mysticism and the study of Kabballah.

Rosemary Hurwitz

Rosemary Hurwitz has spent 15 years studying, teaching, and coaching privately with the Enneagram, a holistic system for understanding and creating emotional wellness for the nine universal personality types. “It is my deepest desire to assist all interested people to live more resourcefully in their relationships, especially in the foundational one with the self.”

Shannon Kaiser

Shannon Kaiser has been named “Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by  Mind Body Green, and “a thought leader on the rise” by Café Truth. She appears regularly as a happiness expert on AM Northwest and Huff Post Live. Shannon is the best-selling author of Adventures for Your Soul, Find your Happy, The Self Love Experiment, and Find your Happy Daily Mantras.

Dr. Steven Koc

Dr. Steve Koc is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker, chiropractor and healer. For over 40 years, he's studied the synergistic effects of music, meditation and mantra as healing modalities, and been a leader in the areas of energy healing and spiritual awakening.

Danielle MacKinnon

Danielle MacKinnon is a highly gifted animal communicator, intuitive, and coach who has appeared on TV and on radio around the world. She’s also an esteemed faculty member at the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Center as well as other globally recognized teaching and wellness institutions.

Hollister Rand

Known for her extraordinarily detailed work, Hollister Rand provides specific messages from loved ones living in the spirit world. She is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient. Hollister has moved national and international audiences with messages of love, hope, and healing through demonstrations of spirit communication.

Andrea Smith

As a world peace artist, philosopher, and peace activator, Andrea Smith’s paintings are colorful journeys through life. Her art, like her words, expresses the endless process of humankind in search of purpose and harmony. Andrea has often referred to her work as an observational meditation for the viewer.

Marc Titus

After studying with Master Teachers Mark Whitwell, Rod Stryker, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Steve Ross, and more, Marc successfully battled and overcame PTSD from his career as as a Wildland Firefighter. He is an advocate for Trauma-Informed Yoga and sponsors a Yoga for PTSD Teacher Training at the Sedona Yoga Festival that he co-creates annually with his wife Heather.

James Twyman

Known as the "Peace Troubadour", in 1994 New York Times bestselling author James put peace prayers from the 12 major world religions to music and began traveling the world performing concerts and prayer vigils to groups of thousands in countries such as Bosnia, Iraq, Serbia, South Africa, and Israel to spread his message of peace.

Sara Wiseman

Sara Wiseman is a Nautilus award-winning author and visionary teacher of spiritual intuition. She is the founder of Intuition University, and has taught tens thousands of students worldwide via her books, courses and trainings. She writes the Daily Divine blog, hosts the popular Ask Sara and Spiritual Psychic podcasts with over 1.4 million subscribers, and is a top contributor to DailyOM.

Glenn Scarpelli
Master of Ceremonies

Accomplished Hollywood and Broadway actor and singer Glenn Scarpelli has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. Starting his career as a child actor, Glenn is best known for his role of Alex on the long running Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time. In the last few years he has worked diligently to bring the best spiritual “innertainment" to the world.

Our Rejuvenating Destinations

  • Basseterre, St. Kitts
    Basseterre, St. Kitts Arrives 9:00 AM Departs 6:00 PM (Docked)

    St. Kitts was a tropical prize over which the European powers fought for more than a century. Discover French and British heritage in Basseterre and the complex colonial legacy amongst the ruins of fortresses and once-grand estates.

  • Phillipsburg, St. Maarten
    Philipsburg, St. Maarten Arrives 7:00 AM Departs 5:00 PM (Docked)

    One island, two cultures: welcome to St. Maarten. Experience Dutch and French culture and enjoy gorgeous coastline, lush tropical landscapes, a great selection of restaurants and plenty of duty-free shopping.

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    San Juan, Puerto Rico Arrives 7:00 AM Departs 2:00 PM (Docked)

    Behind stone walls, Old San Juan charms with 500 years of history, colorful colonial buildings and streets lined with shops, galleries, and cafes. Experience Puerto Rico's enchanting natural side in the nearby rainforest.

  • Labadee, Haiti
    Labadee, Haiti Arrives 9:00 AM Departs 5:00 PM (Docked)

    Royal Caribbean's private beach resort features pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains. Relax and recharge or take advantage of an array of water sports and activities, including our famous zip-line.

Beyond Words Blog

What is a Soul Awakening?

What is a soul awakening? Ask five people and you’ll get five very different answers, but similar among them will be an overwhelming feeling of peace, letting go, and accepting what the universe has given you, despite—or maybe because of—the struggles and traumas you may have faced to get there. Your Soul Awakening is the theme around which we’ve built our 2018 cruise, and for good reason.

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*Rates include cabin, port charges, and conference fees. Rates do not include taxes ($115.73), pre-paid gratuities ($108.00), and fuel surcharge (if applicable).


Welcome aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

With additions inspired by Oasis-class ships, Freedom of the Seas® is destined to ignite your imagination. Enjoy the innovative and complimentary features Freedom of the Seas has always been known for—FlowRider® surf simulator, rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Freedom Fairways mini golf course, H2O Zone water park and more.

  • Free entertainment
    Sit back, relax and enjoy the Broadway-style productions, ice shows, and 22 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover charge onboard the Freedom of the Sea.
  • Amazing Dining Options
    Complimentary, multi-course breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main dining room, plus more complimentary choices including Windjammer Marketplace, Sorrento’s Pizza, and Café Promenade for coffee, pastries and snacks.
  • Pamper Yourself
    A luxurious sanctuary boasting signature treatments, medi-spa services and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out.
  • Special Diets and Needs
    Royal Caribbean is happy to assist guests with a variety of special dietary needs, such as kosher, low-sodium, low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, food allergies and more, at no extra charge.

Royal Caribbean International has not sponsored, endorsed, or is affiliated with The Beyond Words Cruise.


Questions and Answers.

For specific questions about your accommodations, please contact our travel agent, Legendary World, at or 503-345-2969.

What vaccines should I get?

Please ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you will need.

Where is the conference registration?

In the conference room aboard the ship, Deck 2 Forward.

Is food and drink included in the price?

The Main Dining Room offers complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More complimentary options include Windjammer Café, Jade Sushi, Sorrento's Pizza, Café Promenade, and FREE room service between 5:00 AM-11:59 PM.

Rates also include a basic drink package of water, tea, and coffee.

Is there long-term parking available at the port?

Parking is available at all cruise terminals at the port. Please call ahead for a per-day quote. They accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or any major U.S. Traveler's Check. No debit cards are accepted. Offsite parking is generally available at lower rates, however we are unable to provide information on those options.

Can I arrange a special session with one of the presenters or practitioners?

Yes, and appointments and payments are made directly with the presenter or practitioner during the cruise. Cash is the preferred payment method by some presenters and practitioners. For you convienience, an ATM machine is located onboard the ship. There is a transaction fee plus any other fees your financial institution would charge for using the ATM.

Can I use my mobile phone at sea?

Royal Caribbean has an advanced roaming network called Cellular at Sea available, allowing you to place and receive calls, voice mail, text messages and GPRS data using your own cell phone. Cost for Cellular at Sea is not included in the cost of cruise. Per minute rate applies; carrier rates may apply; roaming fees may apply. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. For additional information, please visit:

Is internet available?

Wi-Fi access will be available for purchase while on the ship, and Internet stations are available onboard. Prices for internet access vary and are subject to change. Log on to the network "royal-wifi" using your device, open your browser and follow instructions to log on. You may also order Wi-Fi access during online registration, which is normally cheaper than purchasing Wi-Fi onboard.

When will I receive my tickets?

Online registration will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. At this time you will be able to pre-register with Royal Caribbean and print your boarding pass and baggage tags. You will also be able to pre-register for excursions, spa treatments, and special events at this time.

When do we embark and disembark?

Note the following carefully when making your flight reservations. The ship departs Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018. You must arrive at the pier at least 90 minutes prior to departure in order to board.

We highly recommend you arrive into Fort Lauderdale on Friday, February 16, one day prior to sailing so you will be assured to arrive at the ship on time on Saturday, February 17. Boarding begins on Sunday, February 17, about noon (as soon as Customs clears the ship).

The Royal Caribbean Freedom will return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, early in the morning of February 25 and disembarkation will begin about 8:30 a.m. Everyone is generally off the ship by approximately 10 a.m. RCL recommends that you schedule a return flight from Fort Lauderdale International Airport at 11:30 a.m. or later. International guests should allow an extra 60-90 minutes.

What clothing should I pack?

Light, casual clothing is suggested. Remember your swimwear, and if you plan to participate in yoga or other exercise classes, we suggest loose cotton clothing or other comfortable attire. You'll also want low-heeled, rubbersoled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear.

Bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. After 6:00 pm, jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and bare feet are discouraged in the ships' public areas. The ship has two gala nights for optional evening attire at dinner. Typically, on these two nights at dinner there is a range from “smart casual” or business attire to formal wear. The weather is generally warm at this time of year, but it can be cool and breezy in the mornings and evenings out on the deck. Also, although all cabins are air conditioned and individually controlled, we are not able to control the temperature in the public spaces such as the dining room and lecture rooms, which may be cool, so a sweater or light jacket is recommended.

Do I need a passport?


(1) A valid US Passport Book (preferred) or Passport Card or
(2) Birth Certificate (original or Certified Copy) PLUS Government issued Photo ID card (names on these documents MUST match).

Please be sure that your passenger first and last name listed on the invoice matches these documents. For passport application and further details, visit Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund will be issued. Beyond Words, Legendary World and Royal Caribbean assume no responsibility for advising guests of immigration requirements.

NON-US CITIZENS: U.S. Alien Residents need a valid Alien Resident Card; Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa, if applicable. Additional Visa MAY be required and you are advised to check with the appropriate Consulate for details. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund will be issued. Beyond Words, Legendary World and Royal Caribbean assume no responsibility for advising guests of immigration requirements.

What is your cancellation policy?

Passengers who cancel or request a refund for any reason, including acts of God, medical, or family reasons are subject to the following per–person cancellation fees:

  • Initial deposit is non-refundable
  • 11/17/17-11/30/17--$900.00 per person plus amount paid for insurance
  • 12/01/17-1/11/18--50% (or $950, whichever is greater) per person plus amount paid for insurance
  • 1/12/17-2/17/17 and no-shows--No Refund

Other promotional rates may have different penalties. Inquire with Legendary World for details. We STRONGLY recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance to protect your travel investments should you need to change or cancel for unforeseen circumstances.

Proper PROOF OF US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED. This can be in the form of a valid US Passport or ORIGINAL/CERTIFIED birth certificate and valid government issued ID card. Passengers without proper documentation may be denied boarding with no refund. Legendary World, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Beyond Words Publishing are not liable for passengers arriving without proper documentation and/or denied boarding. Please call our office at 503-345-2969 with questions or visit for more details.

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