World Wings Caribbean Cruise Convention Schedule
PRE-CRUISE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
WWI EVENT: WWI Convention Registration
LOCATION: Le Meridien Hotel, Dania Beach, FL (Near FLL Airport)
TIME: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The registration tables will provide your WWI Welcome Bag, WWI Name Badge, WWI Event Credentials, WWI Schedule, etc.
DAY 1: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
SHIP STATUS: Celebrity Equinox Check-in & Boarding
LOCATION: Port Everglades, Terminal 25
TIME: Starting at 10:30 am
Precise Boarding Times are 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 16:00. DON’T BE LATE!

WWI EVENT: On-Board WWI Convention Registration
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Portside, Sky Conference Center A
TIME: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
The registration tables will provide your WWI Welcome Bag, WWI Name Badge, WWI Event Credentials, WWI Schedule, etc.

SHIP STATUS: Celebrity Equinox Departure
TIME: 6:00 PM

WWI EVENT: World Wings Welcome Cocktail Reception
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Sky Lounge
TIME: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ATTIRE: Festive & Fun
WWI Name Badges Required
Wave goodbye to Fort Lauderdale and enjoy live music, champagne and cocktails with hors d’oeuvres.

DAY 2: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
SHIP STATUS: Docked in Nassau, Bahamas
TIME: 7:00 PM – 4:00 PM
EVENING ATTIRE: Celebrity Chic
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.

This is the first of two “Celebrity Chic” evenings. Wear cocktail dresses, suits, tuxedos, fancy pants—your choice.

DAY 3: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
SHIP STATUS: At Sea
TIME: All Day
WWI EVENT: WWI Annual Meeting
LOCATION: Deck 4, Forward, Starboard, Celebrity Central
TIME: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Guests invited to join at 10:45)
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Sprecher – “Pan Am at War”
WWI Name Badges Required

Join us for the WWI Annual Meeting & International Charity Drawing. After the business part of the meeting, guests are invited to join for the 2022 and 2023 convention previews and Becky Sprecher’s stellar presentation, Pan Am at War

EVENT: WWI Halloween Party
LOCATION: Deck 4, Forward, Portside, Quasar
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WWI Name Badges Required
Wear costumes, a PAA uniform, red & white stripes (PAA Poster), or come as “you” – no tricks! Do the “Monster Mash” with cocktail “treats” while you sing along as the DJ spins “Ghostbusters”.
DAY 4: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1
SHIP STATUS: At Sea
TIME: All Day

WWI EVENT: President’s Forum
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Portside, Sky Conference Center A
TIME: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
WWI Convention Delegates and Alternates Only
WWI Name Badges Required

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
 
Thursday, October 28
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Early WWI Registration
Meridien Hotel
Dania Beach, FL
(Near FLL Airport)
Friday, October 29
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Celebrity Equinox Check-In
Terminal 25,
Port Everglades
1:30 – 4:30 PM On-Board WWI Registration
Deck 14, Forward, Portside
Sky Conference Center A
6:00 pm Ship Departure
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM WWI Cocktail Reception
Sky Lounge, 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
(Guests: 10:45)
WWI Annual Meeting
Deck 4, Forward, Starboard
Celebrity Central
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM WWI Halloween Party
Deck 4, Forward, Portside
Quasar
 
Monday, November 1
All Day At Sea
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM President’s Forum
Deck 14, Forward, Portside
Sky Conference Center A
 
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, Portside
Sky Conference Center A
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM WWI Farewell Cocktail Reception
Deck 14, Forward
Sky 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, Portside, Sky Conference Center A
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
World Wings International Board Members Only

WWI EVENT: WWI Farewell Cocktail Reception
LOCATION: Deck 14, Forward, Sky Lounge
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
ATTIRE: Celebrity Chic
WWI Name Badges Required
Our final gathering on a “Celebrity Chic” evening to enjoy live music, champagne and cocktails with hors d’oeurves.

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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