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We are very excited to officially announce the Michael W. Smith & Friends Caribbean Cruise “Exclusives” schedule.  All of the listed devotions, bible studies, concerts, and special activities are EXCLUSIVE to MWS Cruise guests next July 2nd through 9th.

Also,all of you who are joining us need to know about one of our FAVORITE cruise traditions.  We have a tradition on Michael W. Smith Cruises, we always create a DAY ONE T-Shirt that we sell in advance of the cruise so that our guests can wear it as they travel to the port city, Ft. Lauderdale, and meet people as they travel together.  CLICK HERE for more information on ordering your “DAY ONE” shirt now.  We have a detailed explanation of the shirt in the online store.

The Oasis of the Seas has many other activities that you’ll also be able to enjoy, including Broadway, diving, ice-skating, and many, many, many more that will be open to our cruisers throughout the cruise.f

What?  You haven’t booked your cabin yet?  You have more questions?  Go to:  www.MichaelWSmithCruise.com to have most of your questions answered.

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The below schedule can be considered nearly locked.  Some changes may occur, but most of our activities will happen during these time windows so you’ll be able to plan your excursions, special dinner reservations, or other on-ship activities.  We will do everything we can to make sure that we don’t interfere with your “in-port” times, so you can plan what/where/when you’re doing excursions.  Please pay special attention in Labadee as our concert that evening does begin at the end of our time in port, so if you’re worried about missing any MWS activities, you may need to plan to be back on the ship before that event starts (more details below).

Saturday, July 2nd – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • 11:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Boarding the Ship at OASIS OF THE SEAS Terminal
  • 3:15 pm:  Muster Station / Life Boat Safety Drill
  • 4:30 pm:  Ship Sail-Away Party (All Decks)
  • 6:00 pm:  Welcome Aboard Concert & Worship
    • With MWS, Dr. Jack Graham, Laura Story, Mark Lowry, and Oliver North
  • 8:15 pm:  Dinner in the Opus Dining Room (Deck is tbd)*
  • 10:30 pm:  Late Night Youth Activity / Games**

Sunday, July 3rd – Caribbean Sea Day

  • 8:00 am:  Women’s Bible Study with Laura Story
  • 9:00 am:  Youth Meet-up at the Flowriders
  • 9:30 am:  Sunday Morning Worship for All MWS Cruisers
    • Led by Dr. Jack Graham, Laura Story, and others
  • 10:30 am:  Meet & Photos with MWS & Cruise Guests (Group 1)
  • 2:00 pm:  Meet & Photos with MWS & Cruise Guests (Group 2)
  • 4:00 pm:  A Chat with Debbie Smith
  • 6:00 pm:  Evening Concert with Laura Story & Oliver North
  • 8:15 pm:  Dinner in the Opus Dining Room (FORMAL NIGHT)
  • 10:30 pm:  Late Night Youth Activity / Games**

Monday, July 4th – Caribbean Sea Day / Celebrating July 4th At Sea!

  • 8:00 am:  Women’s Bible Study with Laura Story
  • 9:00 am:  Youth Meet-up at the Flowriders
  • 9:30 am:  Morning Devotion with All MWS Cruisers
  • 11:30 am:  Youth Activity / Games**
  • 1:30 pm:  Michael W. Smith Concert
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm:  Choir Rehearsal :: Conference Center
  • 8:15 pm:  Dinner in the Opus Dining Room (Deck is tbd)*
  • 10:30 pm: Comedy Night with Mark Lowry – Studio B
  • 11:00 pm:  Late Night Youth Activity / Games**

Tuesday, July 5th – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

  • 8:00 am:  Arrive in St. Maarten
  • 11:30 am:  Choir meet will be given instructions / directions where to meet for performance in Phillipsburg.
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm:  Concert for St. Maarten (Choir Members)
    • Concert is still tentative and being coordinated with a local St. Maarten ministry team.
    • All guests welcome to attend.  More details will be released as they become available.
  • 4:30 pm:  All aboard in St. Maarten (Ship departs at 5:00 pm)
  • 5:00 pm:  Evening Concert with Dr. Jack Graham and Mark Lowry
  • 8:15 pm:  Dinner in the Opus Dining Room (Deck is tbd)*
  • 11:00 pm:  Late Night Youth Activity / Games**

Wednesday, July 6th – San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • 7:00 am:  Arrive in San Juan, PR
    • Enjoy San Juan…  we highly recommend the fortress tours.  Absolutely awesome.
  • 1:30 pm:  All Aboard in San Juan, PR (ship departs at 2:00 pm)
  • 2:00 pm:  SMINGO
  • 4:00 pm:  Youth Meet-up at the Flowriders
  • 6:00 pm:  Worship with MWS and The Cruise Choir
  • 8:15 pm:  Dinner in the Opus Dining Room (FORMAL NIGHT)
  • 11:00 pm:  Late Night Youth Activity / Games**

Thursday, July 7th – Labadee

  • 7:30 am:  Women’s Bible Study with Laura Story
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:  Labadee Port  / Activities
  • 4:30 pm:  “The Hymns” Concert with Michael W. Smith & Mark Lowry
    • Doors open at 4:10 pm to the Opal Theater
  • 8:15 pm:  Dinner in the Opus Dining Room (Deck is tbd)*
  • 11:00 pm:  Late Night Youth Activity / Games**

Friday, July 8th – Caribbean Sea

  • 7:30 am:  Morning Devotion with Dr. Jack Graham
  • 8:45 am:  SMITTYOKE
  • 2:00 pm:  Youth Meet-up at the Flowriders
  • 6:30 pm:  FAREWELL CONCERT
  • 8:15 pm:  Dinner in the Opus Dining Room (Deck is tbd)
  • 10:00 pm:  Late Night Youth Activity / Games**

Saturday, July 9th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • 8:00 am:  Disembarkation begins.
    • On our inspection cruise, It took us only 20 minutes to get from walking off the ship, to walking into the Ft. Lauderdale airport.  It is very simple and fast.
      A couple recommendations:

      • Walk off with your luggage instead of having the ship take your bags off the ship.
      • TAKE A TAXI to the airport – it’s very affordable and much faster than taking a bus.

*Guests are welcome to eat with the group or make their own dining reservations at one of Oasis of the Seas over 20 restaurants – some restaurants do cost extra on the ship, but all meals in the Opus Dining room are included.
**We will have a Youth director with our group planning specific activities exclusive to MWS Cruisers that are youth group aged cruisers throughout the cruise.

Please know that this is NOT final and while we hope that it is mostly correct, changes may occur at any time without notice.  We will do everything we can to make sure that we don’t interfere with your “in-port” times, so you can plan what/where/when you’re doing excursions.

OK, now that you’ve read the ENTIRE schedule we know that you are ready to book your cabin and join Michael W. Smith and all of his guests on the cruise… right?  Go here to get all of the details.

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You want more info before you go there?  How ’bout this video…

Want to read EVEN more?  We had one of our staff members take the ship this past July to “review” things.  Here’s what he reported back daily:

DAY 1: First Impressions of the Ship

DAY 2: The Big Boat… I mean SHIP!

DAY 3: There’s a “FEW” (hundred) things to do.

DAY 4: FOOOOOOD

Day 5: St. Maarten

Day 6: Somewhere East of Cuba

Day 7: The Final Wrap-up From The Ship

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