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Dreaming of beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant island cultures? Or do you simply want a break from the bleak mid-winter next January? Look no further! We’re thrilled to announce our next Postcard Jar Friends Cruise to the captivating Western Caribbean in January 2025.

Cozumel, Mexico port

This is your chance to escape the winter blues and immerse yourself in paradise alongside a friendly group of fellow travelers, including us (Ann and Steve Teget). Picture yourself snorkeling through crystal-clear coral reefs, exploring ancient Mayan ruins, or simply soaking up the sun on pristine shores – all with the company of other friends of Postcard Jar. Here’s our itinerary.

western Caribbean itinerary

Western Caribbean brochure

Want to join us on the Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise to the Western Caribbean?

Reserving your stateroom is easy! Just complete the Dream Vacations passenger information form (have your passport ready). Use this link: POSTCARD JAR CRUISE FORMAlternatively you can email Ken Hinkle at k.hinkle@dreamvacations.comImportant: You MUST BOOK ONLY through these methods (and not directly through the cruise line or another agent) to be included in any of the special Postcard Jar Friends Cruise pricing, meet ups, group dinners & activities.

Beach with friends in Cozumel, Mexico

Here’s a taste of what awaits you on this unforgettable journey:

  • Explore breathtaking destinations: Visit iconic ports across the Western Caribbean, from the pulsating energy of Cozumel to the laid-back charm of Grand Cayman and a brand new port shopping area in Nassau, Bahamas. Each island boasts its own unique character, history, food, and cultural treasures.
  • Unwind and recharge: Bask in the glorious Caribbean sunshine, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and pamper yourself with onboard amenities. Our group cruise offers the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation.
  • Experience the camaraderie of group travel: Make new friends, share unforgettable experiences, and create lasting memories with a group of fellow travel enthusiasts.

Cozumel Mexican food

Why choose a group cruise?

There are countless benefits to joining a group cruise. Not only will you benefit from special group rates and exclusive onboard events, but you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with others who share your passion for travel and discovery. Your experienced group leaders (Ann and Steve) will be there to guide you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for all. Not sure if group travel is right for you? CLICK HERE

Smart casual dress Celebrity Cruises

Ready to set sail?

We can’t wait to explore the Western Caribbean with you! Only people who book with our Dream Vacations travel agency can be included in the group, exclusive on-board activities, and our pre-cruise Zoom calls to help you prepare. SPACE IS LIMITED, so you’ll want to book soon HERE.

Our Postcard Jar Friends Cruise Western Caribbean itinerary

For our Postcard Jar Friends Cruise in January 2025 we’re sailing to the Western Caribbean. Our six-night cruise will first include stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel, then on to Nassau, Bahamas.

Nassau, Bahamas port Celebrity Reflection Cruise

We’ll depart from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and spend our first full day at sea. Then, on day 3, we’ll be in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, where you can swim with stingrays, see sea turtles, or spend a leisurely day on the beach.

Grand Cayman turtles

Next, we’ll dock in Cozumel, Mexico, where you can experience authentic Mexican cuisine and have even more fun in the sun. After a second day at sea, we’ll make our final stop in Nassau, Bahamas which has a brand new port area with exceptional shopping, cultural experiences, and a new museum right in the port. We’ll return to Fort Lauderdale the next day.

Junkanoo Museum Nassau, Bahamas

Frequently asked questions

Below are a few of the other questions we anticipate we’ll get. If you have any others, just let us know in the comments below. And please feel free to share this post or information with your friends–even if they’ve never heard of Postcard Jar.

Q: How do I sign up?

A: It’s easy! Just complete the Dream Vacations passenger information form. Use this link: POSTCARD JAR CRUISE FORM.  Important: You MUST BOOK ONLY through this link (and not directly through the cruise line or another agent) to be included in friends of Postcard Jar pricing, meetups, &  activities.

Q: Is there a secure online payment option?

A: Yes. You can make a secure payment anytime you’d like with Dream Vacations’ secure payment form. Use this link anytime to make payments: DREAM VACATIONS SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT FORM

Q: Is this a private charter cruise?

A: No. It is an “everybody – all are welcome” cruise. We just reserved a block of rooms at discounted pricing for friends of Postcard Jar and anyone else who would like to join us.

Q: What if I’ve never cruised before?

A: That’s no problem at all. In fact, that’s what we’re here for. We will have several Zoom video conferences before our cruise to help guide you and answer all of your questions and concerns.

Q: Will there be private Postcard Jar Friends Cruise events?

A: Yes, there will events exclusive to our group. Also, we will have a designated area in the dining room each night for those who’d like to gather together with Ann and Steve as well as the Postcard Jar Friends group.

Q: Are drinks included?

A: The Classic Drink Package is included in your cruise fare. It includes soft drinks, beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, wines by the glass, specialty coffee, tea, and generic water up to $10. Martini Bar not included. If you’d like a drink that exceeds the $10 limit, you just pay the difference, or you can also upgrade to the Premium Drink Package onboard for an additional fee.

Q: Do I need a passport?

A: Yes. Every passenger needs a passport to board the ship. In addition, your passport must not expire before August 2025.

IMPORTANT Celebrity Cruises and Dream Vacations Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are subject to change until confirmed with your deposit with a credit card.
  • Refundable $500 per cabin deposit due at time of booking.
  • ALL PAYMENTS are non-refundable after September 23, 2024.
  • Non-Refundable Group Service Fee of $25 per person will be charged in addition to the cabin rates listed at the time of booking.
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