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Valentines Getaway

February 13-20, 2022

$1,150
per person, based on double occupancy
$1,315
per person, based on single occupancy
$1,385
per person, based on triple occupancy

With Georgia Anderson

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Tour Includes:

  • 7 Day cruise, inside cabin
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Marriage educational course
  • Royal Caribbean on board amenities
  • $50 on board credit

Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Galveston Texas
  • Travel insurance 
  • Excursions
  • Cruise Gratuities ($14.50 per day)

The Gottman 7 Principles

The workshop is great for couples at any stage in their relationship. It is based on decades of data and research regarding relationship satisfaction, and follows the outline of the groundbreaking book, 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman. As part of the workshop you will receive a copy of the book plus two workbooks per couple, which will be used on the days “At Sea”.   This workshop is unique, as a good portion of the time is spent one on one with your partner, doing simple exercises that bring your relationship to a new and closer level.  Georgia will share the research and some fun anecdotes, then set you up for success as you learn together.  She’ll always be close to lend a hand if you have questions or need help. Many people shy away from marriage workshops because they are worried about self-disclosure or embarrassment in a group.  I can guarantee there will be none of that here. Fun, positivity, and time to make your life better together is what you will get.  You will have time to enjoy each other while developing skills to strengthen friendship, increase intimacy, and prepare for a great future together.

FAQs Who is this workshop intended for:

The Seven Principles Program is appropriate for:

  • Couples contemplating engagement

  •  Pre-marital couples

  •  Newlyweds

  •  Couples married for decades

The Seven Principles Program is Inappropriate for

  • Couples in severe relationship distress

  • Significant emotional or physical abuse

  • Severe mental health problems

  • Relationships where one or both partners are addicted to drugs, alchochol, or other compulsive behavior.

Itinerary

Day 1

several couples around a fancy table for dinner

GALVESTON - February 14

Embarkation at Port Galveston, Texas. Valentines Dinner that evening. 

Day 2

Georgia Anderson teaching on board cruise ship

AT SEA - February 15

Class time 9am-12pm: Introductions, Who is John Gottman and what is the big deal with his research? Lecture: The “Four Horsemen of   the Apocalypse” and how they predict relationship meltdown, Remedies for the Horsemen,  The Power of Love Mapping, Fondness and Appreciation.

Day 3 

5 couples on scooters in a tropical location

COZUMEL, MEXICO - February 16

The system of Mesoamerican reefs spans over twenty-two kilometers, extended in white beaches that frame it. but they are not the only thing that will make you love the island. Thanks to its great marine biodiversity, it is considered an ideal place to practice diving. The great reef banks that form live underwater gardens are home to a rich and varied marine fauna. Apart from offering spectacular, dreamy landscapes, it has a wide variety of ecotourism activities such as zip wires, rappelling, kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, fishing, golf, motorcycle rides, bicycles, canoes and kayaks.Places like Chankanaab National Park, San Gervasio Archaeological Zone or Atlantis Submarine, which will take you through the depths of the sea, are some of the things that will make you return to Cozumel

Day 4

family with Costa Maya sign

COSTA MAYA, MEXICO - February 17

Besides the wonderful Terminal, Costa May is one of the ports in the Western Caribbean itineraries that offers a great variety of experiences. For those looking to enjoy a relaxing day basking
in the sun, there are pristine beaches; and if more into active pursuits, snorkeling, scuba, catamaran sailing, fishing or jet skiing are available.

Day 5

man in snorkel mask ready to snorkel in the caribbean

ROATAN, HONDURAS - February 18

The island of Roatan is located 30 miles off the north coast of Honduras atop the world’s second largest coral reef. The reef attracts many fish, and is world known for scuba diving. Originally an English colony, and later ceded to Honduras, Roatan has a mixture of English and Spanish speaking natives. Besides snorkeling and scuba diving, and spending time at the beach, guests can visit Botanical Gardens, take a glass bottom boat, zip line, jet ski and more.

Day 6

course participants being instructed

AT SEA - February 19

Class time: 9am-12pm How to Deal with Conflict in a way that brings you closer. 8-9pm BONUS CLASS FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS—Introduction to Couples Massage and Mindful ($125 value) includes handouts, personal instruction from Georgia (Board Certified Massage Therapist).

Day 7

couple time on royal Caribbean Jewel of the SEa

AT SEA - February 20

Class time 9am-12pm: Four Pillars of Shared Meaning, Looking Forward Together

Day 8

Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked at sea

GALVESTON, TEXAS - February 21

Disembark, return home with new information, skills and confidence to improve relationships with your partner, family and more!

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Cabin categories pricing as of 3/1/2020 (cabin categories are limited)

Inside cabins category (4V) $1,150 pp included

Balcony cabins category (6D) $1385 pp $235 upgrade

Oceanview cabins suite category (2N) $1,315 pp. $165 upgrade

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Georgia Anderson

A Certified Active Parenting Instructor, Gottman Trained Educator, and Trainer for Protective Factors for Strengthening Families, Georgia has been facilitating parenting and family relations classes for over 25 years. Enjoying retirement from full time motherhood, she works part time as a massage therapist and family educator, volunteers as a birth doula, and loves humanitarian work. She is also an avid hiker, skier, and adventurer.

Payment Terms:
$1,150* per person, double occupancy, inside cabin.
 

$1,315* per person, double occupancy, Ocean view

$1,385* per person, double occupancy, Balcony

*prices subject to change based on cabin availability.

Limited space

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