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Valentines Getaway

February 12 - 19, 2023

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

Royal Caribbean Cruise ship sailing

GALVESTON - February 12

Embarkation at Port Galveston, Texas. Meet and greet that afternoon.

Day 2

several couples around a fancy table for dinner

AT SEA - February 13

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. Valentine’s Dinner.


Day 3

course participants being instructed

AT SEA - February 14

Class time 9am-12pm: Four Pillars of Shared Meaning, Looking Forward Together. Afternoon free-time for relaxing an other onboard activities. Valentine’s Dinner.

8-9pm BONUS CLASS FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS—Introduction to Couples Massage and Mindfullness ($125 value) includes handouts, personal instruction from Georgia (Board Certified Massage Therapist).

Day 4

ROATAN, HONDURAS - February 15

Roatán’s diverse blend of cultures and traditions is enough to charm anyone. But its mangrove forests, dense jungles, and swaths of white-sand beach will make you want to stay forever. Divers and snorkelers from all over the globe flock to the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands every year see to the world’s second largest barrier reef firsthand. Roatán cruises provide access to laid-back beach towns and secluded shores. On the Big Island, you can mingle with monkeys and “Jesus” lizards, snorkel with stingrays, and zipline through rainforest canopies. If it’s culture you crave, the island’s unique and vibrant blend is more than satisfying— made up of ex-pat sun seekers, Hondurans from the mainland, descendants of European settlers, and Garífuna, whose Afro-Carib-Arawak heritage still flavors centuries-old communities like Punta Gorda.        

Day 5

family with Costa Maya sign

PUERTO COSTA MAYA - February 16

Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.  

DAY 6

5 couples on scooters in a tropical location

COZUMEL - February 17

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 7

couple time on royal Caribbean Jewel of the SEa

AT SEA - February 18

Class time 9am-12pm: Four Pillars of Shared Meaning, Looking Forward Together. Afternoon free-time for relaxing an other onboard activities. Farewell dinner and show in the evening. 

Day 8

Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked at sea

GALVESTON, TEXAS - February 19

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 (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

Payment Terms
$300 pp deposit at time of booking
Final payment due 120 days before departure
**This tour is based on a minimum of 20 passengers and max of 50 passengers.

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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.

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