Set sail to fabulous destinations while enjoying live Gospel music, gourmet meals, family fun and so much more.
Imagine a vacation on the high seas with gourmet meals, a tropical atmosphere and the adventure of a lifetime... and this is just the beginning! Combine all of this with live Gospel music and you have more than just a vacation offer. Sailing on Carnival "Fun Ships" to exciting destinations since 1999, the annual Victory Voyage cruise features live performances from some of today's finest Christian artists.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON A VICTORY VOYAGE CRUISE?
Fabulous Destinations • Fine Dining • Daily Buffets
Captain's Gala Dinner • Youth Programs and Activities
Spa & Fitness Program • Onboard Duty-Free Shopping
Briefings on Each Port of Call • Free 24-Hour Room Service
Exciting Shore Excursions • Swimming Pools • Internet Cafe
Christian Fellowship • Dozens of Fun Activities • Gospel Music Concerts AND SO MUCH MORE!
MAKE PLANS NOW FOR THE 2021 VICTORY VOYAGE!
The next Victory Voyage will sail February 1 - February 6, 2021 from Mobile, Alabama for an exciting five-day Western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Mexico and Yucatan (Progreso).
2021 VICTORY VOYAGE ITINERARY
Date: Monday, February 1 - Saturday, February 6, 2021 (*You may board the ship from 12:00pm - 3:00pm CST. Please don't be late.)
Embarkation/Disembarkation: Mobile, Alabama
Ports of Call: Cozumel, Mexico and Yucatan (Progreso)
PORT OF CALL
Fun Day at Sea
Fun Day at Sea
Experience the adventure of a lifetime in the Dominican Republic’s best kept secret and natural wonder, the Waterfalls of Rio de Damajagua - one of Amber Cove’s top shore excursions. The Dominican Republic is an amazing place, with it's own unique culture and history.
Snorkel the pristine coral reef off Grand Turk and see stingrays at play, explore the lustrous island of Grand Turk by Horseback or Buggy, or tour the island in a savvy HXT Electric Hummer!
Enjoy a white sand beach, turquoise water, and an all inclusive island lunch at Grand Turk’s premier beach location.
All this and so much more! Be sure to bring your camera!
PORT CANAVERAL (ORLANDO, FLORIDA)
Buckle up for big adventure on the Space Coast when you book a Victory Voyage cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida. Fun in the sun is a mission easily accomplished in Port Canaveral: before or after your cruise, take time to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center, hug the turns in a stock car at the world famous speedway, and zoom through the screaming roller coasters of Orlando’s theme parks. In addition to all these man-made thrills, cruises from Port Canaveral depart from a coastline of sugary sand beaches and protected islands for native wildlife.
✓ See a rocket up close at the Kennedy Space Center. ✓ Walk the bustling Cocoa Beach boardwalk before your cruise from Port Canaveral.
✓ Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. ✓ Enjoy an exciting wildlife and alligator tour by airboat.
AMBER COVER, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Discovering new sights is one of the beauties of travel, and that couldn't be more true when it comes to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. In this world full of information on just about everything, Amber Cove is a throwback - it’s the kind of quiet little spot you won’t find on most maps. But you will find it - brimming with opportunities for lounging and shopping - to be the gateway to island paradise, Dominican-style. Beyond Amber Cove is Puerto Plata, a town that began life as the first European settlement in the Americas. Its founder? Oh, just a guy named Christopher Columbus… so you know that arriving by sea is the ultimate way to get here. Whether you're looking for a day at the beach, some Dominican Republic adventure or just a little poolside me-time, Amber Cove is just the ticket.
✓ Explore Fort San Felipe, originally built to ward off pirates, which today welcomes curious travelers of all kinds.
✓ This spot is known for its remarkable local amber - actually the clearest you’ll find anywhere in the world.
✓ Take a ride on the wild side on an amazing ATV Adventure tour through the undiscovered Dominican Republic backcountry!
✓ Swim with dolphins, stingrays - and yes, even sharks! - at Ocean World.
GRAND TURK, TURKS & CAICOS
Let the name fool you - Grand Turk, of the Turks & Caicos islands, may be small but it’s packed with scenic punch and historic charm. Victory Voyage cruises to Grand Turk deliver you to this enchanted island outpost dotted with old windmills, grassy trails and picture-perfect beaches. Discover an oasis of green set in aquamarine seas, ringed by a pristine coral reef and the steep wall of the continental shelf.
✓ Swim in the sparkling turquoise seas off Governor’s Beach. ✓ Tour historic Cockburn Town and the old salt pans.
✓ Shop for duty-free jewelry and local crafts in the colorful Grand Turk Cruise Center. ✓ Feel the velvety touch of a stingray’s wings in Gibbs Cay.
FUN DAY AT SEA
What makes a “Fun Day" at Sea so special? The variety! Every “Fun Day" at Sea is packed with activities to keep you smiling, from high-spirited deck games to lively entertainment. Indulge yourself in a relaxing massage at the Nautica spa or dine on a leisurely al fresco lunch on the Lido deck. Our guests have more fun than anyone. Whether they're newlyweds, a group of friends vacationing together, a couple on their 50th wedding anniversary or high-energy crayon-toting toddlers- there are lots of fun activities to delight every age group and interest.
Onboard activities include Hasbro - the game show, Waterworks water park, Serenity Adult Only Retreat,
Build-a-Bear Workshop, Seuss at Sea, Coffee Bar, casual dining on the Lido deck, formal dining in the dining room,
Gospel concerts, worship services, duty-free shops, games, contests, entertainment and so much more!
Going ashore is half the fun of going on a Victory Voyage cruise! Optional tours are available at every port that are bound to intrigue and offer a little something different in the way of excitement. Shore tours are available for purchase on board the ship at the Shore Excursion Desk.
Important Notice: Shore tours can be purchased ONLY after your cruise is booked. As required by Carnival, shore tours can not be booked or purchased through Wilds & Associates. Shore tours must be purchased directly through Carnival.
THE SHIP - CARNIVAL ELATION®
It will be our pleasure to reward you with a comfortable cruise experience aboard the Elation, a luxurious "Fun Ship"® from Carnival Cruise Lines. You'll be pampered every day in every way.
Carnival Elation was built to celebrate the muses who inspire the arts. Carnival guests like you can expect this ship to inspire you… to have tons of vacation fun.
You’ll see, and feel, that this ship is ready to inspire everyone in new ways.
Gross Tonnage: 71,909 ● Length: 855 feet ● Guest Capacity: 2130 ● Onboard Crew: 920
This site is currently being updated to reflect information for the 2021 cruise. Please check back soon or call 205-662-4826 for information.
On a Victory Voyage cruise, your stateroom is your home base. When the day is done, once you've had your fill of fun, you’ll head back to your stateroom and settle in for the night. No matter which kind of room you choose - whether you’re thinking of a simple Interior or Ocean View, or going grand with a Balcony or Suite - you'll find yours a well-appointed way to wind down the day. And whether it’s day or night, all staterooms have a room steward on duty, an attendant you can call for room service, and more sweet perks inside.
OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM
THE MAIN EVENT - GOSPEL MUSIC
Gospel music is the theme of Victory Voyage cruises. Concerts are featured every night during the week aboard your "Fun Ship". You'll enjoy live performances from more than twenty of today's finest Christian recording artists, with a variety of Southern, Country, Bluegrass and Inspirational Gospel music. Additionally, morning worship services are held on each "Fun Day at Sea," featuring inspirational speakers, special music, and a time of fellowship and prayer.
Below is the current list of artists slated to appear on the 2020 Victory Voyage.(*Subject to change without notice)
You can have the time of your life on a Victory Voyage cruise vacation, where one low price includes virtually everything. You can’t top the fun, and you can’t beat the value. Carnival and Victory Voyage takes your vacation dollar and stretches it further than you thought possible. On your “Fun Ship”, you’ll be amazed at what’s included for the price…superb meals, a full schedule of shipboard activities and exciting Gospel concerts. And that’s just for starters! If you want to work out in the spa’s complete fitness center, that’s included. If you feel like having a snack in your stateroom at 3am, that’s included. If you want your children to have supervised fun with kids their own age, that’s included. If you want a magnificent ruby and diamond bracelet - okay, that’s not included. But it is duty-free!
INSIDE CABIN $699.00 • OUTSIDE CABIN $799.00 • BALCONY SUITE $899.00
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4th person rate is $449.00 per person.
Rates for this cruise include cabin, meals, entertainment aboard ship, port taxes and gratuities.
To enjoy this specially arranged cruise, reservations must be booked exclusively through Victory Voyage - no exceptions. Please note that space is limited in some categories. To be assured of securing the stateroom you desire, deposits must be submitted with registration form as early as possible. Availability is limited to "first come, first served" basis.
To make reservations:
Option #1- Print and complete this registration form and mail it in with your payment.
Option #2- Have your credit card ready and call (205) 662-4826 or (205) 596-4371 to register by phone.
Option #3- Register online here.
You may pay the full amount or make monthly payments with our convenient payment plan. However, a minimum deposit of $100.00 per person is required to reserve your stateroom.
Here's how our easy payment plan works:
• Complete your registration form and mail it in with a minimum of $100.00 per person to secure your reservation.
• Once we receive your registration and deposit, we will send you a monthly statement showing your balance due.
• There is no minimum amount you are required to pay each month. Pay as little or as much as you like. However, your balance must be paid in full by October 18, 2019.
Personal check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card and American Express are accepted methods of payment. Please make checks payable to Victory Voyage.
Once your cruise is booked, our 'Welcome Aboard' brochure will be sent along with your cruise documents. Please read it carefully as it contains a wealth of information about your cruise. Cruise passage is subject to the terms and conditions shown on Carnival Cruise Lines "Terms and Conditions of Passage Contract Ticket".
No refunds will be made in the event of “no shows,” unused tickets, lost tickets, interruptions, partially used tickets, cancellations received late or after the start of the cruise. Carnival strongly recommends the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. The rate for cancellation insurance is $59.00 per person and is available upon request. Cancellation charges will be assessed as listed below.
All canceled reservations will be subject to the charges of:
● Up to 120 days prior to departure...………..$75 per person
● 119-84 days prior to departure...…………...$200 per person
● 83-15 days prior to departure...…………….$65% loss of fare per person
● 14-0 days prior to departure........................100% loss of fare per person
AIR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Victory Voyage will secure the lowest airfare available to Orlando, Florida for your cruise. Airline reservations should be made as early as possible to take advantage of the lowest possible fare and most convenient flight schedule.
Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise. It is the responsibility of the guest to bring all required travel documents. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Carnival and Victory Voyage assumes no responsibility for advising guests of immigration requirements.
U.S. citizens traveling on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port must show proof of citizenship (such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate) and a government-issued photo ID (such as a valid driver’s license or passport). For a complete list of accepted documents, see www.travel.state.gov.U.S. Alien Residents need a valid Alien Resident Card. Canadian citizens must present a valid passport. Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa, if applicable.
Passports are required for air travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, The Bahamas and Bermuda. This will impact our Canadian guests that travel by air to or from any of our U.S. embarkation ports. This will also enable guests to fly from the U.S. to meet their ship at the first port should they miss their scheduled embarkation and allow guests that must debark the ship before their cruise ends to fly back to the U.S without significant delays and complications.
Guest names on travel documents (passport, Alien Resident Card, birth certificate, etc.) must be identical to those on the cruise and airline tickets. Otherwise, proof of name change (e.g., a marriage license) or a valid driver’s license (or other government-issued photo ID) must be presented.
On occasion, non-U.S. citizens and U.S. Alien Residents may be asked to surrender their passport and/or Alien Resident Card at time of embarkation. These documents will be returned upon completion of the Immigration inspection at the time of debarkation. Non-U.S. citizens that are eligible to apply for admission under the Visa Waiver Pilot Program, must still have a valid unexpired passport. U.S. State Department regulations require all guests traveling from visa-waiver countries be in possession of a machine-readable passport that includes a biometric identifier - e.g., embedded digital photograph. Otherwise, guests will be required to obtain a U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa. Guests without proper identification may be refused boarding or entry into the United States.
When traveling with a minor and both parents/legal guardians are not cruising, we strongly recommend bringing an original signed letter from the absent parent/legal guardian authorizing the minor to travel with you. This will expedite processing by the Department of Homeland Security.
In addition to the above requirements, all guests 16 years of age or older must provide an official photo ID.
IMPORTANT EMBARKATION ARRIVAL ADVISORY AND EMBARKATION PROCESS
Government regulations for U.S. departure ports require that a final departure manifest is submitted 60 minutes prior to departure. Guests must provide the required information prior to embarkation. Guests that do not complete the registration process prior to embarkation are required to check-in at least 90 minutes prior to the published sailing time.
In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection no longer be accept oral declarations to satisfy the requirements for identity and citizenship documentation. Guests must present the proper travel documentation at embarkation. For complete information on the required travel documentation, please visit the U.S. Government website (www.travel.state.gov).
ARRIVAL AT CRUISE TERMINAL
Guests will follow the directions to the Port and pass through Port Authority Security.
Guests will be asked to show Proof of I.D. and Cruise Documents.
Guests will drop off their luggage at the Baggage Drop-Off area and give the luggage to the Porter; the customary tip for this service is $1.00 per bag.
Guests will park their car in the designated parking area and walk back to the terminal; depending on the distance, some cruise terminals have a complimentary shuttle from the parking area to the terminal.
Guest will proceed into the cruise terminal for Check-In.
THE EMBARKATION CHECK-IN PROCESS
Security Checkpoint: Guests will pass through the X-ray Security Machines with their carry-on bags. Luggage larger than 24″ x 16″ will not be permitted through the security machine and must be checked-in with a curbside porter.
Check- in: Guests will proceed to the Check-In area. The embarkation process will include submitting cruise documents, showing proof of travel documentation and issuing a credit card (if applicable) for their Sail & Sign Account.
All guests must activate his/her Sail & Sign Account with a credit card (Amex, Visa, Discover, JCB, Visa/ MasterCard gift cards and MasterCard ) or opt to pay with cash. The credit card must be present at embarkation and the cash is deposited on board at the Information/Purser’s Desk.
Each guest will be issued a stateroom key and a Sail & Sign card. The Sail & Sign Card is used to charge to their Sail & Sign Account and get on/off the ship. All guests must activate his/her Sail & Sign Account with a credit card (Amex, Visa, Discover, JCB, Visa/ MasterCard gift cards and MasterCard ) or opt to pay with cash. The credit card must be present at embarkation and the cash is deposited on board at the Information/Purser’s Desk. The Security Personnel will take guest’s Sail Sign Card and with the onboard security system, imbed a full color, digital photograph together with personal database information directly onto the Sail Sign Card.
Embarkation Photo: Guests will have a “Welcome Aboard” photo taken by the Ship’s Photo Staff. The photo will be on display later in the cruise for purchase.
Guests are encouraged to limit their checked luggage to two suitcases per person, with each suitcase not to weigh more that 50 pounds and not exceed 16"h x 24"w x 30"length. Please attach your Carnival Cruise Lines luggage tags PRIOR to leaving home and make sure that they are still on your bags when checking in with us. In many ports, guests have the option of carrying luggage on board at embarkation and off the ship at the end of the cruise as long as it does not exceed 24"w x 16"h. This is an advantage you may want to consider as it will allow for quicker easier access to your bags.
LARGE COOLER RESTRICTION: Carnival Cruise Lines does not allow guests to bring large coolers on board its vessels. Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage. Screening and movement of large coolers through embarkation is an impediment to the boarding and security screening process and therefore large coolers are not permitted as carry-on or checked luggage.
Please note that Victory Voyage and Carnival assumes no responsibility for carry-on luggage. Alternatively, curbside porters are available at the pier to take luggage to the vessel for delivery to your stateroom by shipboard personnel. Customary tip is $1 per bag. Please be sure each piece of luggage is locked and has a tag listing your name and stateroom number. Curbside porters are not employees of Victory Voyage or Carnival; therefore, if you experience any problems, please report them to porter management on site. Any luggage left at the pier will be forwarded at your expense. Claims for luggage loss or damage must be made in writing to the debarkation personnel prior to leaving the pier area.
If you are traveling by air, please remember that each airline has its own luggage restrictions on the maximum number, size, and weight of bags allowed per person. You are responsible for contacting your airline to learn about their individual luggage restrictions and policies.
DEBARKATION BAGGAGE ADVICE
While onboard, you will be given numbered debarkation tags to place on your luggage. Please fill out the information on the back of the tag, and remember your zone number. when your zone is called, please proceed off the vessel to claim your luggage. It is easy to pick up the wrong bag, so check to make sure your name is on it. If your luggage is left at the pier, it will be forwarded to you at your expense. Claims for lost or damaged luggage must be made in writing with our debarkation personnel before you leave the pier area.
BAGGAGE RESTRICTIONS - WHAT NOT TO PACK
As stated in your ticket contract, each fully paid adult guest will be allowed an unlimited amount of baggage free of charge. Baggage means only trunks, valises, satchels, bags, hangers and bundles with their contents consisting of only such wearing apparel, toilet articles and similar personal effects as are necessary and appropriate for the purpose of the journey.
X-Ray Security Machines: For security purposes, Carnival limits the size of hand-carry luggage to 24"X 16", which is the dimension of the opening of the X-ray security machine (similar to those used at the airport); there is no measurement for length as the hand-carry luggage will lay flat on the conveyer belt. Luggage larger than 24"X 16" will not be permitted through the security machine and must be checked-in with a curbside porter.
Due to safety precautions the following items are not permitted onboard: Irons ● Heating Pads ● Candles
Due to our "No Weapons Policy" and heightened security, guests are not permitted to bring on board firearms or weapons of any kind, pepper spray and mace
Due to "Safety Concerns", the following items cannot be utilized on board nor are permitted on board: Bicycles ● Surfboards ● Scooters (unless medically necessary) ● Boats/Canoes ● Scuba Tanks (empty or full)
Due to "Safety Concerns", the following items cannot be utilized on board but may be brought on board for use in port only:
Roller Blades/Skates ● Snorkel Gear ● Skateboards ● Golf Clubs ● Fishing Rods (packed) ● Tennis Rackets ● Kites (packed)
Scuba Gear Diving Knives: Diving knives are permitted on board. Due to security reasons, the knife will be confiscated by Shoreside Security at embarkation and turned over to the ship's Chief Security Officer. The guest will sign for the knife for diving excursions and return it to the Chief Security Officer upon returning to the ship. At the end of the cruise, the knife is returned to the guest in the cruise ship terminal.
Household Goods or Tools of Trade - These items cannot be brought on board.
Ham Radios: Due to security reasons and the possible interference with the ship's communications, ham radios are not permitted on board.
Live Animals: No guest is permitted to bring on board live animals other than qualified service animals. Permission to bring a service animal must be approved by Guest Access Services at time of booking.
Musical Instruments: For the comfort of all our guests, musical instruments can only be brought on board if the guest is performing and this performance has been pre-approved by the Group Department.
Radios/Boom Boxes: For the comfort of all our guests, radios and boom boxes can be used with headphones or ear pieces when used in public areas.
Floatation Devices: For the comfort of all our guests, rafts, tubes and floatation devices other than those used as life-preservers (water wings) cannot be used in the swimming pools on board.
Metal Detectors: Guests are not permitted to use metal detectors on board because anything found on board would "belong" to Carnival Cruise Lines. We would then try to return the item to the guest.
Wrapped Gifts: Guests may bring wrapped gifts on board; however, due to heightened security, the gift may have to be unwrapped, upon request.
DVD Players/Gaming Systems: These items cannot be utilized on board because of the incompatibility of the units with the stateroom televisions.
Fish Caught on Fishing Expeditions: The fish cannot be brought on board; it must be shipped home.
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