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Classical Conversations Capstone Cruise

April 29, 2018 to May 3, 2018

Come Sail with Your Crew!

Announcing the 2018 Capstone Cruise to the Bahamas!

Classical Conversation’s Capstone cruise is for all our community members- not just graduates, math and memory competitors, and their families. According to the 300+ travelers that joined us last year, what you’ll really love are the CONVERSATIONS with other home schooling families from all over the United States who also choose to educate their children classically.

All CC families are invited to celebrate the hard work of other home schooling parents during the CC Capstone Graduation Ceremony. Younger students may be inspired by witnessing the National Memory Master Competition and the National Number Knockout Competition.  You are cordially invited to attend these events!

Your family will enjoy shipboard activities and unlimited, delicious food for one low price. Finally! Your growing kids can eat all they want while you lounge nearby! We will eat, dance, swim, and karaoke together. You won’t want to miss the early morning book club discussion or the late-night poolside chats as we solve the world’s problems.

To keep the cost low and our group well connected onboard, you MUST book your cruise through our cruise agent Karen Conken. We have the lowest available fee (other than Carnival’s non-refundable, Internet Special fee). All fees go directly to the price of the cruise and the onboard events. There is an additional $10 per person fee for commemorative t-shirts and supplies, and an additional $50 fee per graduate for caps and gowns. 

Capstone Cruise FAQ

Dates and Destinations

The 2018 third-annual Classical Conversations Celebrate Community Cruise will be four nights (five-days) on board the Carnival Liberty cruise ship. The Liberty departs 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from Port Canaveral, FL, destined for two ports in the Bahamas, Nassau and Princess Cay, returning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018.


Price per Cabin

How to book your cabin

Call Karen Conken, our dedicated cruise agent, to book the cruise, make payments for travel, select flights and hotels, and other travel-related details.

Be sure to mention Classical Conversations’ Group Booking number: 6WW8GPwhen you contact Karen.


Karen Conken
Direct: (757) 657-9027
Cell Phone: (757) 739-0133
Toll Free: (877) 372-5661

Make checks payable to:
Vacations By Karen
6741 Old South Quay Road
Suffolk, VA 23437


Travel Documents

*Recommended (but not required):

  • Adults: Passport valid beyond Dec. 2018
  • Children 15 and under: Passport valid past Dec. 2018 or certified birth certificate; SSN card not required
  • Students 16 and over: Passport valid past Dec. 2018 or state or federal-issued ID (e.g., driver license) + birth certificate

*Please note: Without a passport, if a medical problem comes up while on the cruise, you will not be able to fly back home. You will have to wait until the ship gets back to the United States. Please see our FAQ on Travel Documents.


Policies set by the travel agent and Carnival must be put in writing and will go into effect after deposit is made.

Travel Agent Policy:  $25 per cabin

Carnival Line Cancellation Policy:

  1. March 1, 2018 - $150.00 per person
  2. March 16, 2018 - 50% per person
  3. April 1, 2018 - 75% per person
  4. April 16, 2018 - 100% per person (no refund)

Travel Options

Optional Airfare:  Airfare is an additional charge and available via the group travel agent, or you may schedule your flight on your own. Travel Time: 45 miles from Orlando International Airport and 40 minutes from the Melbourne International Airport.

Optional Transfers:  Airport transfers from airport to cruise port on Sunday and from cruise port to airport on Thursday is available through the Cruise Agent and is recommended over Carnival’s offering, as she can negotiate lower per-person rates, customize pick-up times and communicate more easily within the group in the event of travel complications. Indicate your needs to her as indicated on the form when booking your cabin(s).

Travel Insurance:  Optional travel insurance is available. Price ranges from $49 to $65 per person, depending on the total price of travel booked.

Parking Address Information:
Port Canaveral
9245 Charles Rowland Drive (Cruise Terminal #5)
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920