World Wings Caribbean Cruise Convention Schedule
DAY 1: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
CRUISE CHECK-IN, BOARDING
DEPARTURE FROM PORT EVERGLADES 6:00 PM
SHIP STATUS: Ship Check-in
LOCATION: Port Everglades, Terminal 25
TIME: 10:30 am
Precise Boarding Times will be determined by Celebrity and will depend on your stateroom category. In general, check-in may begin for you as early as 10:30 or so. Please check the Celebrity App for your boarding time. Boarding times will conclude about 14:00. DON’T BE LATE!

WWI EVENT: Registration
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Sky Conference Center A
TIME: 12 Noon to 6:00 PM
The registration tables will provide your Welcome Bag, Name Badge, Event Credentials, WWI Schedule, etc.

SHIP STATUS: Ship Departure
TIME: 6:00 PM

WWI EVENT: Exclusive World Wings Welcome Cocktail Party
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Sky Observation Lounge
TIME: 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Watch the sun set as we sail away from Ft. Lauderdale. Meet your friends, make new ones, and celebrate being together!

DAY 2: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
SHIP STATUS: Docked in Nassau, Bahamas
TIME: 7:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bask in warm golden sunshine and tranquil Atlantic waters. Watch the palm trees sway and the dolphins play. It’s a day of pure bliss. Browse the duty-free shops and Nassau Straw Market downtown. Watch the artisans weave their intricate straw hats, bags, and other mementos, using techniques passed down over centuries.
DAY 3: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
SHIP STATUS: At Sea
TIME: All Day
WWI EVENT: Annual Meeting
LOCATION: Deck 4, Forward, Celebrity Central
TIME: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Sprecher – “Pan Am at War”
Event limited to World Wings members only
EVENT: Informal Halloween Party
LOCATION: To be determined
TIME: Evening, Time to be determined
Wear your red and white stripes (like the PAA Caribbean poster), Halloween costume, or PAA uniform
DAY 4: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1
SHIP STATUS: At Sea
TIME: All Day

WWI EVENT: President’s Forum
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Sky Conference Center A & B
TIME: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
WWI convention delegates and alternates only

DAY 5: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2
SHIP STATUS: Docked in Oranjestad, Aruba
TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:59 PM
The capital of Aruba is made for walking. Browse the candy-colored townhouses, architectural details, and open-air patios that define this charming Dutch community. Gentle trade winds tame the Caribbean sun, shoo the infrequent rain, and maintain the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding. When it’s beach time, dig your toes into the soft white sand and soak your skin in the warm Caribbean water.
DAY 6: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
SHIP STATUS: Docked at Willemstad, Curacao
TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Experience a traditional Dutch cityscape painted in distinctly Caribbean colors. You’ll want to stroll the magnificent waterfront, admire the colonial buildings, and explore the backstreet cafés, shops, museums, and galleries of Willemstad.
Visit 17th-century Fort Amsterdam in the historic area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Netherlands established a settlement here in 1634. Today it reflects Spanish and Portuguese styles, as well as Dutch.
DAY 7: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4
SHIP STATUS: Docked in Kralendijk, Bonaire
TIME: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving, the lively world under the sea is the allure of this laidback island. The island is surrounded by a marine park that starts at the beach and extends 200 feet in depth and covers its entire coastline. Cruises to Bonaire also offer such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.
CONVENTION SCHEDULE
 
Friday, October 29
10:30 am Ship Check-In
Terminal 25,
Port Everglades
12 Noon – 6:00 PM WWI Registration
Deck 14, Forward
Sky Conference Center A
6:00 pm Ship Departure
7:15 PM WWI Cocktail Party
Deck 14, Forward
Sky Observation Lounge
 
Saturday, October 30
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Docked at Nassau, Bahamas
 
Sunday, October 31
All Day At Sea
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM WWI Annual Meeting
Deck 4, Forward
Celebrity Central
Evening Informal Halloween Party
Time & Location TBD

 
Monday, November 1
All Day At Sea
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM President’s Forum
Deck 14, Forward
Sky Conference Center A & B
 
Tuesday, November 2
10:00 AM – 11:59 PM Docked at Oranjestad, Aruba
Wednesday, November 3
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Docked at Willemstad, Curacao
Thursday, November 4
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Docked at Kralendijk, Bonaire
Friday, November 5
All Day At Sea
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM WWI Board Meeting
Deck 14, Forward
Sky Conference Center A
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM WWI Farewell Cocktail Party
Deck 14, Forward
Sky Observation Lounge
Saturday, November 6
All Day At Sea
Sunday, November 7
7:00 AM Arrival, Port Everglades
DAY 8: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
SHIP STATUS: At Sea
TIME: All Day

WWI EVENT: WWI Board Meeting
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Sky Conference Center A
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
World Wings International board members only

WWI EVENT: Exclusive World Wings Farewell Cocktail Party
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Sky Observation Lounge
TIME: 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

DAY 9: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
SHIP STATUS: At Sea
TIME: All Day
DAY 10: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
ARRIVAL/DISEMBARCATION
SHIP STATUS: Docked, Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
TIME: 7:00 AM
Please schedule flight departures from FLL after 1300 (1:00 PM Local) to allow ample time for the ship to clear customs and health regulations. You will have to claim your luggage in the terminal, clear customs and immigration, and then leave the cruise terminal for the drive to the airport.
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