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Cruise onboard the NCL Star to the Mexican Riviera with your family and John Bytheway this Spring Break. This cruise is an easy drive to Los Angeles where you will embark on a 7 day cruise with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.
On the sea days, John will entertain and uplift with presentations in the mornings and afternoons. This is an awesome family spring break opportunity. We are limiting the group size to one bus load on our optional shore excursions (about 50 people). Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to relax and be uplifted with a fun LDS group.
|March 25||Los Angeles, California (EMBARK)||—||4:00 pm|
|March 26||At Sea||—||—|
|March 27||At Sea||—||—|
|March 28||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|March 29||Mazatlan, Mexico||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|March 30||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|March 31||At Sea||—||—|
|April 1||Los Angeles, California (DISEMBARK)||8:00 am||—|
Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Star
Launched in 2001, the 2,348-passenger Norwegian Star was the first Norwegian ship custom built for Freestyle Cruising, NCL’s anti-traditionalist program that touts a plethora of dining, cabin and entertainment options.
A 2015 refurbishment saw a number of additions as well as a ship wide refresh, including carpets and upholstery. The biggest change was the transformation of the whole of the lobby area of Deck 8 with a Norwegian mainstay – O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, replacing Blue Lagoon Restaurant and Moderno Churrascaria. While Blue Lagoon has gone for good, Moderno has moved to Deck 13 taking up the space which was once the Star Bar. It shares this space with the second Sugarcane Mojito Bar. The Red Lion Pub on Deck 7 has been converted into the first 5 O’ Clock Somewhere Bar on the Norwegian fleet. Digital signage has also been added, and both the phot gallery and the casino have been given a refresh. And finally, Ginza noodle restaurant has become free.
The ship boasts 11 restaurants, including venues serving Tex-Mex, Japanese and French cuisine, and 8 bars and lounges (try the open-air Bier Garten). In line with the Freestyle mantra, public spaces range from intimate to exuberant, providing a variety of spots for activities and entertainment day and night.
Shore Excursions: We offer private group shore excursions. These are separate from the cruise ship’s excursions and available only to those booked in the group. We have limited the group size to the amount of people we can put in one bus. We will send out more information on our optional shore excursions about four months before the cruise.
All Shore Excursions are optional and may be purchased separate from the cruise rate. You must book your cruise through Bountiful Travel to participate in our private shore excursions and onboard activities.
John Bytheway:John was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and he served his mission in the Philippines. Following his mission he attended the University of Utah, and later graduated from BYU. John has taught the Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University, and the BYU Salt Lake Center since 1996. In 2003, he earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. He is the author of more than two dozen books and CDs many of which, he says, are effective non-prescription sleep-aids.
He loves to golf, write, read, and play the banjo and guitar. John is a founding member of the local chapter of the Andy Griffith Show Re-run Watchers Club, and does a “spot-on” impersonation of Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife. John was recently released as bishop of the Salt Lake Winder 10th Ward, and is now teaching Sunday School with his wife, Kim. John and Kim have six children and a completely full SUV which doubles in value when it’s full of gasoline.
All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Call to see if there are discounts for 3rd/4th passengers in the cabin. Groups of 16 or more (booking at least 8 cabins) will receive a $40 per person discount.
Terms and Conditions
Additional Charges: Advertised rates do not include shore excursions, airfare, and gratuities. We’d be happy to help you book your flights at no cost if necessary. Shore excursion pricing is approximate. Exact prices will be sent out four months before the cruise.
Booking Requirements: A $250 deposit, per person, is required to confirm your reservations. $250 is refundable until December 23, 2017 when final payment is due.
Passports: Passports are highly recommended, but not required, for this sailing and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive!