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Want something to do before the national convention?

If you plan on visiting sunny Florida for the 91st annual national convention, why not come a few days early and cruise to the Bahamas on the Carnival Glory. This ship has so much to do and is perfect for families. The cruise is an unofficial Purple Heart event and is strictly optional. For several years, we have been asked about group travel and THIS IS THE YEAR to test it out. For more information, contact Past National President Amanda Flener who will be the contact for the sales and registration.

To view the information online or to forward to family and friends, CLICK HERE

Carnival Glory July 8-12, 2024

Thank you for your interest in a pre-convention cruise on the Carnival Glory from Port Canaveral. 
We have a few cabins secured and other cabins and rates may be available. Please reach out to Amanda at 229-325-8106 for any questions or booking.

The limited number of group space cabins reserved only require a $25 per person deposit (non-refundable). Guests with a VIFP (past guest) number with Carnival may be eligible for additional special offers.

Click below to find out additional pricing info plus ship and sailing details.

Next Steps....Booking and Paying

If you would like to go, give me a call or email and let me know: 

  • legal names and dates of birth. 

  • cabin type desired

  • any VIFP (If you have sailed on a Carnival Cruise before, we can locate your "Very Important Fun Person" number  for you.

Amanda Flener

Travel Agent/Owner

Flener, LLC/Discover Life Vacations 


Port Canaveral Parking

Parking Information

Please pay to park at your cruise terminal's designated parking area and simply take a short walk to your ship; no need for shuttles. 

  • 3 Nights/4 Days - $68.00

  • 4 Nights/5 Days - $85.00

  • 5 Nights/6 Days - $102.00

  • 6 Nights/7 Days - $119.00

  • 7 Nights/8 Days - $136.00

  • 8 Nights/9 Days - $153.00

Disabled Parking spaces are available and the fee is waived for vehicles transporting certain persons who have disabilities that:

  • Have special equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls for use by a disabled person


  • Display a Florida Toll Exemption Permit 

  • Display a Florida Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate 

*Rates May Vary based on seasonality, day fo the week, time of booking, length of stay and availability.

Full parking/directions details HERE

If we have enough interest in the cruise, a private shuttle will be discussed.


OPTIONAL - Air, Hotel & Transfer Options

Carnival may be able to bundle discounted air into your cruise - even if you are coming in early or staying later, I'll be happy to get a quote. 

Ask me about hotel options before or after your cruise. 

Group and private transfers to and from the port and/or airport can also be arranged. 

Carnival - Cabin Options - Group Rates Held

Balcony Cabin - $1953.30 - Total Party of 2 Adults

  • non-obstructed

Oceanview Window Cabin - $1577.30 - Total Party of 2 Adults

Interior Cabin (no view) - $1373.30 - Total Party of 2 Adults

Pricing includes cruise fare, taxes, and port fees. 

Gratuity & Travel Protection not included. 

  • Gratuity is $16 per person per day and can be added up to a week prior to cruise

  • Travel Protection varies based on cabin selected and can be added prior to final payment

Deposits & Payments

  • $25 per person ($50 per cabin) due by 1/31/24 

    • NON-Refundable deposit to hold your cabin

  • $150 per person due by 3/1/24

  • Balance due no later than 4/20/24

Cancellation Schedule

  • 4/25/24 - 5/15/24 - $150 per person penalty

  • 5/16/24 - 6/10/24 - 50% penalty

  • 6/11/24-6/25/24 - 75% penalty 

  • After 6/25/24 - Full Penalty/100%

Gratuity & Travel Protection not included - RECOMMENDED

  • Gratuity is $16 per person per day and can be added up to a week prior to cruise or it will be added onboard

  • Travel Protection varies based on cabin selected and can be added prior to final payment ($79-109 per person)

Embark on 4-Day Bahamas 7/8/2024 - Carnival Glory 3:30PM Departure

Ship Information:

 If you're looking for a vacation at sea that's as colorful as the décor of the cruise ship taking you there, an entire palette of fun activities and hot spots awaits aboard Carnival Glory. For starters, there's a rainbow of salsa options for dressing up your tacos and burritos at BlueIguana Cantina™, while Guy's Burger Joint™ serves up burgers designed by the colorful personality himself: celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

Speaking of colorful personalities, you'll enjoy a variety of stand-up comedians at The Punchliner Comedy Club™. Picture yourself grabbing a drink at the open-air RedFrog Rum Bar® or BlueIguana Tequila Bar™... whichever color or spirit's more your style. Represent your favorite team's colors and enjoy a round or two at the SkyBox™ Sports Bar. Enjoy a show on the stage at Playlist Productions™, complete with singing and dancing, plus video screens that bring these productions an extra splash of color. Speaking of splash, at Carnival WaterWorks™ the fun flows down the winding curves of the classic Twister and all-new AquaTunnel waterslide — plus twin racing slides and a giant tipping bucket — for countless gallons of fun. And if a picture paints a thousand words, imagine the millions flying off the big screen during a film under the stars at Dive-In Movies. Yes, it's Hollywood meets islands for a date night done right.

We're not just viewing this ship with rose-colored lenses, either — it's clear that the fun, eye-catching experiences all around you are the real deal... even the fantasy world of Seuss At Sea™, where your favorite books (and characters!) come to life before your eyes. And from the people-watching potential of the Lido Deck, to the see-and-be-seen White Heat Dance Club, Carnival Glory pulls out the stops. It even shows its true colors as it satisfies your stomach with sit-down dining options like the Emerald Room Steakhouse and the aptly-named Golden and Platinum Restaurants. And wait 'till you see the Camel Club Casino — proof that Carnival Glory is a real looker and a truly special cruise ship.

Look to Carnival Glory for one vibrant time at sea.

Deck Plans
Deck 14 - Sky
Deck 12 - Sun
Deck 11 - Spa
Deck 10 - Panorama
Deck 9 - Lido
Deck 8 - Verandah
Deck 7 - Empress
Deck 6 - Upper
Deck 5 - Promenade
Deck 4 - Atlantic
Deck 3 - Lobby
Deck 2 - Main
Deck 1 - Riviera


Mobility Scooter Rentals

Need a mobility scooter that will fit in a standard cruise cabin? 

We have a company that will have one waiting at the terminal for you! 

Total cost $175.00 for standard scooter $245.00 for ultra light folding scooter.

Let me know if you need this for your cruise. 

July 9th 10am

Arrive in Nassau

Nassau's sheltered harbor bustles with cruise-ship activity, while a block away Bay Street's sidewalks are crowded with shoppers who duck into air-conditioned boutiques and relax on benches in the shade of mahogany and lignum vitae trees. Shops angle for tourist dollars with fine imported goods at duty-free prices, yet you'll find a handful of stores overflowing with authentic Bahamian crafts, food supplies, and other delights. With a revitalization of downtown ongoing—the revamped British Colonial Hilton leading the way—Nassau is recapturing some of its past glamour. Nevertheless, modern influences are completely apparent: fancy restaurants, suave clubs, and trendy coffeehouses have popped up everywhere. These changes have come partly in response to the growing number of upper-crust crowds that now supplement the spring breakers and cruise passengers who have traditionally flocked to Nassau. Of course, you can still find a wild club or a rowdy bar, but you can also sip cappuccino while viewing contemporary Bahamian art or dine by candlelight beneath prints of old Nassau, serenaded by soft, island-inspired calypso music. A trip to Nassau wouldn't be complete without a stop at some of the island's well-preserved historic buildings. The large, pink colonial-style edifices house Parliament and some of the courts, while others, like Fort Charlotte, date back to the days when pirates ruled the town. Take a tour via horse-drawn carriage for the full effect.

6:00 pm - Departure

July 10th 9AM

Arrive at Princess Cays 

Located on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, Princess Cays is a 40-acre tourist resort owned by Princess Cruises. Cruise passengers can enjoy some fun and relaxation on this exclusive resort.

5:00 pm - Departure

July 11th

Fun Day at Sea!

July 12th 8am

Disembark at Port Canaveral, Florida

Widely known for the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral is located in the city of Cape Canaveral, home to beautiful beaches and Brevard Zoo

Amanda Flener
Travel Agent

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