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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

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 13

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

Day 2

several couples around a fancy table for dinner

AT SEA - February 14

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 

5 couples on scooters in a tropical location

COZUMEL, MEXICO - February 15

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

GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN - February 16

George Town is the capital city and a popular port for Caribbean cruise ships. This quaint town is host to a variety of activities including luxurious glass-bottom boat tours, fascinating rum distillery tours, beautiful art galleries, top-notch shopping that includes duty-free shops, delicious eateries, and a historical museum. Thrill-seekers will also enjoy excursions like submarine tours, snorkelling, diving, and parasailing.

Day 5

couples experiencing Dunn river Waterfalls

FALMOUTH, JAMAICA- February 17

.Nestled right between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth is the perfect backdrop for discovery in Jamaica during your cruise— but there’s lots to do right there. For a relaxing ride along the shoreline, hop on horseback in Chukkah Beach. Cruise to Falmouth and head to the Water Square and jam out with the locals to live reggae. Culture cravers can get their fix during high tea at the historical Good Hope Estate overlooking the Queen of Spain Valley. And a trip to Falmouth wouldn’t be complete without chowing down on fiery jerk chicken and rum cake, two local favorites.

Day 6

course participants being instructed

AT SEA - February 18

Class time: 9am-12pm How to Deal with Conflict in a way that brings you closer.  Free-time in the afternoon for on board activities. 

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 7

couple time on royal Caribbean Jewel of the SEa

AT SEA - February 19

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

Day 8

Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked at sea

GALVESTON, TEXAS - February 20

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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