BDO Wellness &
Waves Cruise

7 DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISE
APRIL 12-19, 2020

Half-Moon Cay, BH • Ocho Rios, Jamaica • Georgetown, Cayman Islands • Cozumel, Mexico

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Wellness and fitness meet pure relaxation under the Caribbean sun on our BDO Wellness & Waves Cruise. Exploration, mindfulness and transformation are the themes for this 7-day voyage. VIP guests can tailor activities to be as intensive (or not) as they want—from morning sweats in hardcore exercise classes to afternoons spent sipping fresh coconut water or delicious fruit smoothies on a float in the sea.

On this journey to enhance your well-being, you will be joined by people who look like you. Everyone on board will be tapping into their best energy in order to live their best life ever.

We are all part of the BDO family so welcome aboard!

OUR DESTINATIONS

Depart: Port of Ft. Lauderdale
 
4/12 – 5:00pm
Cruisin’ to a better you begins in the sunshine state of Florida where you’ll find yourself somewhere between laid-back island time and the fast pace of a thriving city. Don’t be afraid to hit the beach and dive fully into vacation mode while awaiting your Wellness & Waves adventure. Once we set sail at 5pm the party will begin, literally! Get ready for, hands down, the biggest welcome celebration the sea has seen. We’re celebrating YOU, so we’ve got to do it BIG!
Half-Moon Cay, BH (Private Island)
 
4/13 – 8am – 4pm
Did someone say private island?! There’s nothing like Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s 2,400-acre private island paradise in the Bahamas. Soak in the solitude of the white-sand beach or snorkel through the clear waters of the sea. Wanting to have more fun in the sun? BDO will be hosting a volleyball tournament, beach workouts, and our exclusive Wellness & Waves beach party. 
Day At Sea (Workshops & Party)
 
4/14 
We’ve got a full day at sea and lots of activities planned for you! Start your day with sunrise yoga or get the morning energy burst you deserve with our boot camp blast series. Customize the rest of your afternoon by joining the nation’s top experts as they lead our Wave Sessions in health, nutrition, beauty, and lifestyle. As the sun sets on the sea, the ship will light up with our mix and mingle group dinner followed by Cocktails and Karaoke.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
 
4/15 8am – 5pm
Is it just us, or did you read “Jamaica” and immediately start hearing the drums of Bob Marley’s “Jammin?” Well…we’re sure you hear them now, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in Jamaica. Unwind to the smooth sounds of the reggae shore and relax on a bamboo river raft down Martha’s Brae. Grab a friend and link hands as we climb the waterfalls at Dunns River Falls, or Bobsled through the Mystic Mountain. After your day of adventure, grab some Jamaican food and join us back on board for our Wellness & Waves stoplight party.  
Georgetown, Cayman Islands
 
4/16 8am – 4pm
The Cayman Islands have everything you would want from a Caribbean destination—warm breezes, clear seas, a laid-back attitude—and an exciting culinary scene. Between the celebrity chefs who’ve set up shop on Grand Cayman and the 135 or so resident nationalities that have helped season the island’s giant melting pot, this is one of the best places to eat in the Caribbean. Don’t forget to visit Stingray City, where you’ll be able to swim and interact with stingrays in the clear Cayman waters. At the start of the evening, we’ll be back on board hosting our healthy cocktail mixing, couples massage, and dance workshops. From there, we’ll laugh late into the night at the Wellness & Waves Comedy Show.
Cozumel, Mexico
 
4/17 11am – 11pm
Let’s get cozy in Cozumel at our Waves & Wellness and spa day retreat. Get the rest and relaxation that only this paradise island can offer with world-class spa treatments. For the golfing enthusiast, play 18 holes on Cozumel’s championship golf course and enjoy the satisfaction of hanging with good friends, new and old. With a full day on land, let’s reset, relax, and restore in Mexico’s Caribbean Island.
Day At Sea
 
4/18
We’re not ready to end the fun yet, and with a full day at sea, we really don’t have to. We’re back with more Wave Sessions to help you create your best life, ever! Remember, we’re following our best life roadmap and making stops in health, fitness, nutrition, beauty, and lifestyle. Check out the Wave Session schedule and customize your journey to a better you with the sessions that resonate most. With the color white symbolizing wholeness and completion, what better way to close our Wellness & Waves experience than with an all white party? Join us in our celebration of YOUR journey over the past seven days, and into the future as the NEW you. We’ll have music, prizes, and awards all night long.
Arrive: Port of Ft. Lauderdale
 
4/19 7am
You don’t have to go home, but you gotta get out of here! Leave the Wellness & Waves Cruise with your very own customized Best Life Roadmap and show the world the new you. Embrace the transformative power of travel and join us for more BDO hosted events in the future!

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Get $100 Dollars Off Your cabin price if you pay your deposit when you register!

OUR SHIP

Nieuw Statendam

Honoring the past while looking to the future, Nieuw Statendam is the sixth ship in Holland America Line’s history to bear the name “Statendam.” Launching in December 2018, Nieuw Statendam carries forward the nautical heritage, gracious service and classic style for which Holland America Line is known — while setting a new standard for 21st-century elegance. Nieuw Statendam is the sister ship to Koningsdam and is the second of their Pinnacle-class ships.

The Sea is
Calling...

With so much to do aboard the Nieuw Statendam and on the shore at our ports of call, you’ll never have a dull moment. Your week will be filled with fine dining at the many amazing restaurants you have to choose from. Take some time to pamper yourself in the way you deserve at the spa. After a day of relaxation head down to B.B King’s Blues Club for an evening of good music, good drinks, and good times. 

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THE CABINS

Cabin rates include all-inclusive access to the BDO workshops, seminars, and planned activities.
Place your fully refundable deposit now to reserve your cabin!

Inside Cabin

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

$1379

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Ocean View Cabin

These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—the Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. 

$1,749

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Verandah Cabin

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The view is partially obstructed. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

$2,009 – $2,159

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Vista Suite

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a shower with premium massage head and a refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

$2,659.00

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Signature Suite

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one murphy bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity and shower. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. Approximately 393 sq. ft. including verandah. 

$4,309.00

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Neptune Suite

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, or shower only. Approximately 465 sq. ft. including verandah

$4,959 – $5,359

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CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Health/Wellness

Our personal choices play a big role in how we manage our health, so join us as we become smarter about organic and natural ways to heal our bodies. Get the tools you need to live happier, healthier, and longer. Our top experts articulate a specific game plan for your personal wellness and health from a culturally relevant perspective.

Fitness

Jumpstart your fitness goals by joining our daily Bootcamp Blast Series that will include HIIT workouts, kickboxing, Zumba, Spin, and more. Top celebrity fitness trainers will guide you through their favorite workouts. Want something less intense? Join our sunrise yoga, water aerobics, pilates, stretch, and dance sessions throughout each day.  

Beauty

Long hair, smooth skin, and more! Enjoy makeup sessions and win FREE full size giveaways. Learn how to obtain and maintain healthy hair, style natural hair, choose the perfect wig for you (give it that natural look), and more! Attend DIY workshops to create your own face masks and body scrubs from easy to find organic ingredients.

Nutrition

Healthy eating can be a challenge, but our top nutritionists will be on-board breaking it down. Create your healthy lifestyle with customized eating plans, explore superfoods, and experience the soul of natural energy. Enjoy cooking classes for all dietary plans, on the go meal and snack preparation, healthy cocktail mixing, and more.

Lifestyle

Enhance your ability to sustain meaningful relationships, maintain your mental peace, and manage work/life integration. Join our relationship therapists for interactive building sessions and couples massage classes. We’re putting YOU first in these sessions, because if you’re not at your best, nothing that comes from you can be.

Financial

Empower yourself by learning the most important business keys from the world’s top experts. Achieve your financial wellness goals, become a master of networking, and position yourself to be on corporate boards. Reaching the highest level of business requires a deliberate personal strategy, and these sessions provide the space to craft your own.

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Get $100 Dollars Off Your cabin price if you pay your deposit when you register!

MEET YOUR HOSTS

BDO (BlackDoctor.org) is the leading health & wellness website for people of color. Our 22 million monthly visitors enjoy our custom content centered around black health, wellness, lifestyle and longevity. And over 100,000 people per month are searching for culturally sensitive doctors on our “Find A Doctor” Tool. 

At Holland America Line, we believe travel has the power to change the world. We consider it our higher purpose to help make the world a better place through opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity. Holland America Line, the premium cruise line dedicated to explorers, foodies and music lovers who want to pursue these passions on perfectly sized, refreshingly uncrowded ships, filled with one-of-a-kind experiences.  Come Savor the Journey.

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Get $100 Dollars Off Your cabin price if you pay your deposit when you register!

CRUISE FAQ

The same items you would bring on any vacation. In addition to that, you may want to purchase items for motion sickness.

Yes, there is a convenience store on the ship in case you forget any essentials.

Yes, we will need passports for every destination.

No, airfare is not included. You are responsible for airfare, transportation to and from the airport and any other costs outside of the cruise itself and its included activities.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Yes, there will be WiFi on the ship!

Questions? Call our cruise partners Continuing Education® at 800-422-0711. 
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We’d be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise.

No. To book your cabin all you have to do is pay a $350 per person deposit (based on double occupancy)

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that “something might come up” that might force you to cancel, travel protection is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we’ve seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

Visit TravelSafe To Explore Protection Plans

If travel protection is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we’d be happy to help you go that route if you’d prefer.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan – A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan – TravelSafe’s most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.
 

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Get $100 Dollars Off Your cabin price if you pay your deposit when you register!