It’s amazing what you can negotiate when you book a cruise as a large group!
Jive Cruisers is not a formal club or a travel agency. (No alliances) We are a group of modern Jivers who enjoy quality cruising without the stress of researching the best ships, best itinerary’s and of course the best price. And… you are invited to join us.
Our group includes some very experienced cruisers, whose experience you can benefit from, as they always contribute their knowledge to our next choice of cruise. Over 100 of us are modern jivers.
We always book through an ABTA registered cruise agency in England who have been in business, under the same ownership, for over thirty years and are highly respected by all the cruise line companies. They know us well and, in return for making our group booking as soon as a new cruise is scheduled, they negotiate us a huge ‘early booking’ discount (we are usually the first group to book) and a ‘large group’ discount because we are always more than 100 passengers.
A DIFFERENT SHIP WITH A DIFFERENT ITINERARY EVERY OCTOBER… EVERY YEAR.
We are particular about the cruise ships we choose and always ensure we get free drinks onboard and as many other ‘freebie packages’ as we can negotiate. We are also selective about which ports our ships visit and try to visit different places every year. Our group includes some very experienced cruisers whose experience you can benefit from as they always contribute their knowledge to our next choice of cruise and, cruising with a group of new dancers that you can meet up with again year after year, is very sociable and makes cruising so much more fun.
All the best Mediterranean cruise liners sail from and return to Barcelona. So, to make absolutely certain that we don’t miss the ships departure (cruise ships don’t wait for anyone) we always stay over, the night before, in a luxury Barcelona hotel (we also get a group discount here) where we get together for a ‘Dinner and Dance’ before we cruise. The purpose of the pre cruise ‘Dinner and Dance’ is to start building new friendships before boarding the ship the following morning.
Once on board our chosen liner we always, because of the size of our group, negotiate our own ballroom ‘exclusively’ for at least three of the evenings at sea. It’s an opportunity to catch up with new friends, share photographs and talk about excursions ashore. The ships entertainment officer always invites Colin Gausden to DJ, who is a Modern Jive dance teacher, which means you are guaranteed that every track played is a perfect dance beat.
Making it stress free
There is no membership fee for our ‘Jive Cruise’ group and your cruise and hotel payments are all made directly to the cruise agent by debit or credit card and are ABTA protected.
That said; there is a lot of work 365 days every year to make all these arrangements, taking the risk of guaranteeing the cruise companies a minimum of 100 passengers (to get the best discount) and being available, with support staff, every cruise. For this there is a charge of 30 Euros or 25 pounds sterling per person payable when you arrive in Barcelona for each trip. That’s it, no more no less!