Mark your Calendars! The 2022 Cruise starts on February 7, 2022. More information will follow here!
The bus will meet us at the McDonalds Restaurant at 8349 N Cortaro Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743. There is a parking lot behind the McDonalds (between McDonalds and I-10) where we have permission to park for the week. (If you don’t want to leave your vehicle, you may want to have someone drop you off). The bus will arrive around 4:30 am on Monday, February 7th and will leave at 4:45 am! Please do not be late. We would hate it if you missed the bus and had to find your own way to Long Beach to meet the ship! If this happens, please call Art on his cell phone (520-609-1830) so we can let Free Spirit Vacations know that you will meet us in Long Beach.
Here are the Line Dance times and dates on the Cruise. All are in the Limelight Lounge on Deck 5: Tuesday, February 8, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Wednesday, February 9, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, and Thursday, February 10, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
For a list of Dances we will be teaching, go to the “2022 Cruise Dances” page. Click HERE!
We have a total of 20 dancers so far coming on the trip, 17 from Tucson. (I guess the Phoenix line dancers did not get behind this trip.) I will be the only teacher and we will probably have one class per day for one and a half hours. There will probably be no off-ship dancing on this trip. Carnival is working on the itinerary for the line dancing. As soon as we have it, we will publish it so you can order your excursions around the line dance events.
All Cruisers must be vaccinated with the last vaccination at least 14 days before sailing (with a very few medical exemptions allowed for 12 and under with restrictions). There is a requirement that we receive a negative test within 2 days of sailing. For our protection we are happy that this is in place. You can find the Carnival Covid Protocols at: https://www.carnival.com/Legal/covid-19-legal-notices/covid-19-guest-protocols?icid=advisory_cruisehealth_072821.
Free Spirit Vacations has confirmed that they will be sending the bus to Tucson to pick us up! The bus will pick us up at the parking lot behind the McDonalds on the corner of Cortaro Road and I-10. The parking lot is between the McDonalds and I-10 (along the frontage road). More instructions will follow as we get closer to the trip.
We also asked Free Spirit if they had any update on cruises being cancelled due to Covid and their answer was that they had a cruise over Christmas and another 28 people on the Norwegian Bliss on Sunday January 2nd. As far as they know our cruise has not been affected. And projections are showing a Covid decline starting mid-January, so hopefully this is a good sign.
We would love to have more line dancers to join us on this trip. If you know of anyone that might be interested, please give them this web page: http://www.tucsonlinedance.com/cruise-info/.
2019 Cruise on the Carnival Inspiration