We’ve already had a couple of registrations for TBEX at Sea, and we’re barely gotten our booking page up!

What we’ve heard so far is that bloggers are looking forward to the indepth and extended conversations that can happen over seven days together. It’s the kind of conversations that are facilitated among peers, rather than in large groups, and should lead to discussions and actions that raise the bar of professionalism among travel bloggers. Plus, you have the opportunity to discover editorial content, and add in the opportunity to make it a little mini-vacation, bringing family and friends along, and we think it makes a value added proposition.

Here are a few thing you should know to make your decision about whether TBEX at Sea is right for you.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Oasis of the Sea

The Ship

The Oasis of the Seas is the flagship vessel in Royal Caribbean’s fleet. Its innovative design includes seven distinct neighborhoods built for ultimate enjoyment. Hop on a classic carousel on the Boardwalk or watch acrobats splash down in the AquaTheater, the first amphitheater at sea. Kids can let their imaginations soar in the Youth Zone—the largest kids’ area at sea—or at the Pool & Sports Zone, where there are FlowRider surf simulators and zip lines. If you want to unwind, consider a stroll in Central Park—a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restaurants—or melt away stress at the spa. For evening entertainment, catch an impressive show, or head to the Royal Promenade for memorable moments with DreamWorks Experience characters and duty-free shopping.

For more information about the specifications of the Oasis of the Seas,  head here to take a look.

The Itinerary

This 7-night cruise will take you through the Eastern Caribbean, with ports of call in Nassau, Bahamas, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.

You can find detailed information about the time in port, along with a preliminary schedule of the TBEX activities here.

Who Will Find Value in Attending TBEX at Sea 

TBEX at Sea is designed for those bloggers and industry representatives who want to spend a week focused on education and networking in a way that can’t be done in a 3-day event.

Educational sessions will be held while we’re at sea, and will be led by skilled presenters who have solid bona fides on their topic, and also have the presentation skills to lead advanced mastermind level classes. This isn’t the time to sit and take notes, although we know you will, it’s a time to become a part of the conversation about the frustrations facing you as you build a sustainable business. It’s an opportunity to be involved in discussions that we hope will raise the bar in professionalism in travel blogging. If you’re a professional, strive to be a professional, or want to learn how to conduct your business in a more professional manner, TBEX at Sea is for you.

Educational topics will range from writing to podcasting, from culinary tourism to business planning. And even though these are high level discussion, it’s still all very casual and relaxed, giving you plenty of time for private networking of your own, or for just enjoying all that the ship has to offer. Educational sessions will be structured as 3-hour workshops, with plenty of time for instruction, discussion, and planning.

If you are a travel blogger who specializes in cruising, family or luxury experiences, TBEX at Sea will provide you with unprecedented access to the backside of the ship. You’ll discover content to share with your readers, establish you as the expert on these important travel and tourism topics.

If you are a travel industry professional in marketing, public relations, social media, or community management, TBEX at Sea gives you the opportunity to network with professional and influential bloggers who may the perfect business partner for your next campaign. There are opportunities to host a special event, ground excursion, special meal events, etc. Contact us for information about creating a custom partnership package that fits your budget and accomplishes your goals.

We know that TBEX at Sea isn’t for everyone. If it doesn’t fit your needs this year, we hope you’ll attend one of our other events:  TBEX Europe in Lloret de Mar, TBEX Asia in Thailand, or TBEX North America in Ft. Lauderdale.

Registration for TBEX at Sea

If you register for TBEX North America 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, there is no registration fee for TBEX at Sea. You will receive a registration code after registering for TBEX North America to use on your TBEX at Sea booking. A guest sharing your cabin gets the same amenities, including free wi-fi and discounts on excursion packages.   If you are planning on bringing your family, or have questions about staterooms, and other amenities, you can email tbexatsea@seaplanners.com or telephone :  1-877-990-9223  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST, Monday – Friday.

Cruise Pricing

A variety of cabins are available, depending on your preference and budget. Interior staterooms are priced at $967.50 all in (includes base price, taxes, fees, port charges, and gratuities), and the Sky Loft Suite is priced at $4,623.25 all in. And there’s a whole lot of choices in between. There are reduced rates for third and fourth persons in a cabin in some categories. Single supplement is 200%. If you are interest in attending in TBEX at Sea and are looking for a roommate, please let us know. While we can’t match you up, we will attempt to get information for you to connect with other bloggers who might be interested in sharing a cabin.

You can see what the staterooms look like here, and the breakdown of the categories and pricing here. The TBEX rate is the lowest rate available for this sailing that includes all the special TBEX amenities.

What Does that Include

In addition to everything the cruise includes, we will have the following TBEX amenities:

  • Unlimited High-Speed Internet (a $160 per person value)
  • On-Board Credit of $25 per cabin
  • 10% Discount on Shore Excursions (a TBEX Exclusive)
  • Opening and Closing Receptions
  • Welcome gift bag
  • TBEX Educational Programs and Workshops
  • Access to a private Facebook community to network and being discussions prior to boarding
  • And other surprises we’re still working on

Booking Your Cruise

Book now for the best cabin availability for TBEX at Sea. We have an allotted number of cabins in our block and we want you to get the cabin selection that you prefer.

A deposit of $275 per person ($550 per person for the suites) will hold your cabin for TBEX at Sea. Final payment is due before August 1st. Cancellation rules apply, but there is no penalty if cancelled before August 1st.

You must book in via the TBEX booking form to receive all the TBEX benefits and amenities (see above). More information about that here.

If you are a member of Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society this sailing is eligible to accrue points. Provide your account number when making your booking and checking in.

Are you Excited?

We’re excited and hope you are too. We know there will be additional questions that come up and we’ll use those to create a FAQ. Ask your questions in the comments and we’ll get you answers as quickly as possible.

Click here to book your cabin for TBEX at Sea