National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is inviting you to join us for a party with a purpose on our 2023 cruise.
NOVEMBER 3rd – NOVEMBER 6th will take us from Port Canaveral, Florida, to the beautiful Caribbean islands of Coca Cay and Nassau, Bahamas.
This will be an unforgettable experience full of networking and fun activities. We can’t wait to see you there!

  • NOVEMBER 3 – 6, 2023
  • Departing from: Port Canaveral, Florida

*Plus $103.15 Port Charge and Tax

*3.5% for payment requirements

Departure Information:


The cruise departs about for Port Canaveral, Florida. Plan to fly or drive to Orlando, Florida. A shuttle service will transfer you to the boat for $15 per person. Plan to arrive at the boat by 11:00 am is the day of departure unless you plan to arrive a day earlier. When scheduling your return flight on November 6, 2023, make sure to schedule afternoon flights.

Cruise Port:

Port Canaveral, Florida

It is highly recommended to arrive Thursday, November 2, 2023 (one day prior) to make sure you make the ship the next day. There will more information provided regarding host hotel and pier transfers.

Directions to Port Canaveral, Florida:


Port Canaveral, Florida

Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #1
9050 Discovery Road
Cape Canaveral, Florida  32920
Port Canaveral website


From Orlando International Airport:
Take the North exit from the airport staying to the right on SR 528 East. Remain on SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral. Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral “B” side.

From Melbourne International Airport (MLB):
Approximately 25 miles (40 minutes) south of Port Canaveral.
Exit east (left) out of the airport onto NASA boulevard and follow to U.S. Highway 1.Turn left (north) onto U.S. Highway 1. Travel approximately 20 minutes on U.S. Highway 1 passed the intersection of S.R. 520 in Cocoa about one mile to the S.R. 528 exit. Exit and travel east on SR. 528 for approximately 10 miles, crossing the Indian River, Nerritt Island and the Banana River to reach Port Canaveral.

From Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB):
Approximately 1 hour northwest of Port Canaveral.
Exit east (left) out of the airport onto NASA boulevard and follow to U.S. Highway 1.Turn left (north) onto U.S. Highway 1. Travel approximately 20 minutes on U.S. Highway 1 passed the Exit the airport south to the Central Florida Greenway (Toll Road 417). Go south 23 miles to S.R. 528 (the Beach line Expressway) eastbound exit. Go east (37 miles) to the Port.

From Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX):
Located about 20 minutes from the Port in Titusville FL.
Exit and drive east three blocks. Turn south onto U.S. Highway 1 to the Beach line Expressway (S.R. 528) and follow this east to the Port.

From Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB):
Located about 75 miles north of Port Canaveral.
Take I-95 south to S.R. 528 East and follow to the Port.


(Self parking) For 3 night/4 day = $60, 4 night/5 day = $75, 5 night/6 day = $90, 6 night/7 day = $105, 7 night/8 day = $120, 8 night/9 day = $135.
Payment is made as you enter the facility in cash or Visa or Mastercard credit card.

Leader of Tomorrow – Cruise for a Cause 501c:

Your donation will go towards NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow 501C. Since its inception in 1991, the NBMBAA® Leaders of Tomorrow® Program has mentored more than 8,000 talented youth aspiring to leadership roles in professional fields. The LOT® Program is a comprehensive programmatic approach for providing leadership development to high school students. The program offers participants resources, knowledge, and opportunities in the way of mentoring relationships, scholarships, and internships.

Event Details and Party Activities:

There will be a host of parties and private activities.

Sailing Itinerary:

Date Ports of Call Arrival Time Departure Time Activity
Fri, 03 Nov 2023 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida 4:30 PM Boarding
Sat, 04 Nov 2023 Nassau, Bahamas 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
Sun, 05 Nov 2023 Perfect Day At Cococay, Bahamas 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Docked
Mon, 06 Nov 2023 Return to Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida 6:00 AM Departure

Cruise Line App:

Download the Royal Caribbean app before you set sail and plan your vacation in advance, check in for your cruise, browse shore excursions, and more. You will need to enter your reservation confirmation number after download.

Accepted Identification for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Passport book that is valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends. A U.S. Passport book is not required for this sailing. If you don’t have a passport, you can present an official US state-issued Birth Certificate will also need to provide a valid Driver’s License or picture ID issued by the government.


Final payments are now due for those booked in advanced.  All new booking requires full payment at booking.

Room Block:

Many have asked about arriving Thursday night prior to Cruise. To avoid unforeseen airplane delays or flight cancellations, we recommend arriving the day before. We have finalized group room at TownePlace Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach. This hotel is 7 minutes from the port and offers transfer for a small fee (around $10). Hotel will offer a delightful hot breakfast buffet and have happily waived the parking fee while on-site and for the duration of cruise (for those driving). Transportation service is offered from MCO airport to hotel by contacting our partners Park Port Canaveral for arrangements at 321-784-0000. Additional transportation service to the cruise terminal can be arranged by contacting hotel directly at 321-335-6800 once reservation is confirmed or on-site upon arrival. If you have any questions, feel free to contact hotel for any assistance.

Event Summary:

NBMBAA Cruise Nov2023

Last Day to Book: Friday, October 6, 2023
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • TownePlace Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach for 199 USD per night

Book your group rate for NBMBAA Cruise Nov2023


The planning team is working on fun activities. The ship has many activities to offer, we are incorporating group activities around ship events. Here is a tentative schedule for your review:

November 3rd:

  • Deck 12 – Send-off Party 2pm to 5:00pm
  • Group Dinner – 6:00pm
  • Group Entertainment– Water Cirque Du Soleil Show – 8:00pm
  • Welcome Reception – 9:30 pm to 10:30pm

November 4th:

  • Stretch Class – 8:00am
  • Pool /Beach Party – 10am to 3:00pm

**Bring your water guns for extra excitement. Don’t get catch with your gear! –

  • Group Dinner 6:00pm (Blackout – Wear Black)
  • Group Entertainment – Ice Skating Show 8:00pm
  • MBA Private Party featuring DJ Tron and E.Period – 10:00pm

November 5th:

  • Nassau Tour (on your own)
  • Group Dinner – 6:00pm
  • Group Show Time in Theater – 8:00pm
  • MBA Private Party featuring DJ Tron and E.Period – 10:00pm

Shore Excursions:

We will share optional shore excursions for those interested in activities in Nassau. Please send email if interested in ATV Island and Beach tour in Nassau. 50 spots. First come. The cost is $150pp.

Pre-paid gratuities – $48 per person
Gratuities acknowledge the 24/7 service commitment of your personal stateroom attendants, culinary and service staff. Guests can conveniently pre-pay gratuities at the time of booking or assign gratuities once onboard through their SeaPass account.

The Royal Caribbean Travel Insurance Protection Program – $109pp

The Cancellation Penalty Waiver and Cruise Vacation Cancellation Enhancement Program – non-insurance features provided by Royal Caribbean

  • Cancellation Penalty Waiver: up to 100% of cash back for Royal Caribbean cancellation fees if you cancel for a specified reason
  • Cancel For Any Reason Cruise Vacation Enhancement: up to 90% of Royal Caribbean cancellation fees in the form of a future cruise credit if you cancel for any other reason

*Notice to Minnesota, Missouri and New York residents only: Trip Cancellation benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company. In addition, Cancel for Any Reason credits can be purchased separate from the Travel Insurance Benefits. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details.

Travel insurance benefits underwritten by Arch Insurance Company

  • Trip Interruption: up to 150% of total trip cost if you can’t start or finish your cruise vacation because you’re sick or hurt, there’s a death in the family or another covered reason
  • Trip Delay: up to $500 for catch-up expenses
  • Accident Medical: up to $25,000 if you get hurt on your cruise vacation
  • Sickness Medical: up to $25,000 if you get sick on your cruise vacation
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: up to $50,000 if you need emergency medical transportation
  • Baggage Protection: up to $1,500 if your bags are lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Bag Delay: up to $500 to buy necessary personal items if your bags are delayed

If you have any additional questions. Feel free to reach out to the planning team or WTTW Travel. The email is or call 404-692-5968.