‘Better Together – Fostering inclusion in family travel’
October 23 – 27, 2017 • Royal Caribbean International’s Majesty of the Seas • Port Canaveral, Florida
COCOA BEACH – CAPE CANAVERAL
Orlando Airport 50 min drive
Disney World 1 hour 15 min drive
Melbourne Airport 40 min drive
Tampa 2 hour 1 0min drive
Miami 3 hour drive
Daytona Beach 1 hour 28 min drive
The Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral is offering a group rate of $139 a night for your pre/post cruise stay.
This newly renovated hotel features inviting spaces, free wifi and a Bistro/lounge that provides guests with healthy food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located just 200 yards from the beach (no streets to cross) and just minutes from Port Canaveral.
22 October 2017: Day 1 – Arrival
Arrive at the Courtyard Cocoa Beach to an evening Welcome Reception and Mini-Trade show featuring hotels and local attractions. Learn why Cocoa Beach &
the Space Coast is your premier location for multigenerational experiences.
23 October 2017: Day 2 – Board the Ship
Buses will pick up at the Courtyard as you make your way to Port Canaveral to board RCCL’s Majesty of the Seas. Bon Voyage!
27 October 2017: Return – Post Cruise
For those who have chosen a Post Cruise stay: Board buses at the Port for a fun filled out of this world adventure at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Please allow a full day for this activity.
This adventure is complementary for first 100 Summit delegates and their guests. To book your spot on the Bus Tour please call the Space Coast Office of Tourism at 321-433-4470 and mention the FTA Summit.
An admission discount of 50% is offered for any other days for those with an IATA or CILA credentials and up to 5 family members.
Delegate Discounts (offers good Oct. 27-29):
- The Summit Delegate and up to three family members are FREE. Must show Summit Badge to receive discount.
Brevard Zoo – one of the only zoos that you can actually kayak through!
- Two complimentary tickets & 50% off other family members
- Please note the Zoo will be closing at 3pm as they get ready for Boo at the Zoo those evenings.
- Receive 50% off admission to the museum and/or Adventure Zone.
- Must show Summit Badge to receive discount.
- Receive 15% discount on purchases with your room key
- Check out the Surfing Museum located in the store
- Open 24hrs
- Show your Summit Badge & your family plays for FREE
- More than just a round of mini-golf, this is home to 30 alligators (you can hold a young one and feed adult ones)!
- Receive 20% off General Admission prices when you show your Summit Badge
- Call 321-613-0047 to reserve your spot
Also highly recommend: take an airboat ride, Kayak the 1000 islands, or just spend a relaxing day on the beach. Space Coast Office of Tourism will assist with entry passes to those attractions but you must provide your own transportation.
Fun Facts About Cocoa Beach – Port Canaveral
Kennedy Space Center launched 135 space shuttle missions over the life of the program. The Space Coast could host as many as 30 rocket launches this year alone.
Many cruise lines and destinations to choose from. 2015 was rated #1 Cruise Port by Cruise Critic
Best Place to Surf in Florida. Visit Ron Jon’s Surf Shop the Florida Surf Museum and see thousands of Surfing Santas on Christmas Eve
Highest concentration of nesting grounds for Loggerhead turtles
On summer nights, in the warm waters of the Indian River lagoon experience a natural phenomenon of bioluminescence.
If you have questions or are ready to sign up, simply email Maria Sheldon at the Marriott Coca Beach.
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