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Caribbean Cruise with Tour Director program October 16 - 27, 2018

You can earn your Certification aboard the NCL Breakaway as a Tour Director!

Completely filled.  Please check our 2019 offering.

You have an amazing opportunity to sail on the Norwegian Breakaway at a great price and earn a Tour Director Certification while onboard.  The class is taught by Travel and Tourism industry experts.  All are graduates of the International Guide Academy and currently working in the industry.  They instruct you from years of working in the industry and current experiences. 

Since 2008 all annual IGA Certification programs on board the NCL cruise ships have sold out!  With about two months to sailing date, 96% of our student cabins are sold out.  ​Now is the time to register for this program.

The NCL Breakaway was launched in 2013.  There is something on board for everyone. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and connect with the sea like never before along The Waterfront, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade lined with restaurants, bars and spectacular views. Indulge in more than 25 dining experiences, including three new, dedicated seafood venues. Enjoy dazzling Broadway performances, such as, Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy. 

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The 2018 annual program is aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, sailing October 16 from New York.  Ports of call are: San Juan, PR; St. Thomas, USVI; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Tortola, BVI; and we disembark in New York.

Currently, IGA has Balcony, Picture Window, and Interior berths available.  Our pricing is at, or below, NCL pricing and includes US$181.41 in taxes and port charges.  Note: All cabins receive the drink package valued by NCL at $1,174.80 per person and the pre-paid gratuity package valued at $148.50 per person.  Total value of these perks is $1323.30 per person.

Balcony (BC) US$1590.41   These are midship, Deck 13, Sold out.

Picture Window (OA)  US$1420.41   These are on Decks 11 & 12, Sold out.

Interior (ID) US$1150.41   These cabins are on Deck 9. Sold out.

A 3rd person can be added to most cabins for only US$780.41.  Please note: The 3rd person does not receive any of the packages.

Please call our office for enrollment details: 303.780.0131 

As with all of our other courses, you may enroll by telephone, email, or mail as you wish.  A non-refundable $400 deposit is made at the time of enrollment.  $200 is for the NCL berth and $200 for the Certification Program you are taking.  The balance on your berth is due 100 days prior to embarkation. The tuition balance for the Tour Director Program of US$1595 is due 60 days prior to embarkation.  If you enroll within 90 days of the start of the cruise, berth payments are due in full when you enroll.

Now is the time to experience an amazing cruise while earning your Tour Director Certification. Your 2018 International Tour Director Certification Program at sea is scheduled for October 16 - 27, 2018. (12 days, 11 night cruise) while onboard the Norwegian Breakaway. Classes on the ship are conducted only during the days you are at sea. You have no classes while in any of the ports-of-call. The cruise begins and ends in New York.

There are 5 full days, and one half-day, of class while we are at sea, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending 5:30 p.m. They are conducted in a private meeting room. Outside of classroom hours you are free to participate in all ship activities. Please note: you will be spending some time in individual and small groups for study and preparation as well as four to five hours on a motorcoach upon leaving the ship in New York.  Many of the assignments can be completed prior to the start of the cruise program. Of course, all meals, entertainment, ports-of-call, etc. are available to the students and guests.

*Solo Travelers: You are in luck! No mandatory single supplements. We provide free roommate matching - unless, of course, you would prefer a single cabin which you can purchase.

Students willing to share will be assigned a student roommate. Two (2) students per cabin is the norm.  The Certification/Cruise program(s) offered by the International Guide Academy has always been popular with single travelers because of the congenial atmosphere of our small group and the caring, professional services of our instructors throughout your entire journey.  You can, of course, choose to pay the single supplement and not share the cabin. Should you have sleeping habits or other planned activities that would interfere with the enjoyment of the cruise, or interfere with the ability of your cabin mate to complete the certification program in a satisfactory manner, it is your responsibility to bring this concern to our attention prior to your enrollment.

Call for remaining availability.

Your Embarkation: Tuesday 16 October 2018.  You need to be onboard the ship no later than 14:00.

Your Disembarkation: Saturday 27 October 2018, a motorcoach tour with students narrating and finishing at JFK airport with expected arrival time at the airport of 15:00.  All members of the group (students, instructors, guests) can utilize this transportation to JFK airport.

Ports of callSan Juan, PR; St. Thomas, USVI; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Tortola, BVI.

12 Day Caribbean Adventure

Tue 16 Oct        SHIP DEPARTS New York
Sat 20 Oct         8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sun 21 Oct        8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  St. Thomas, USVI
Mon 22 Oct        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Tue 23 Oct         8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Basseterre, St. Kitts
Wed 24 Oct       7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Tortola, BVI 
                           1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TOUR DIRECTOR PROGRAM DAY 4
Sat 27 Oct        10:00 a.m.   SHIP ARRIVES AT NEW YORK  10:00a.m. disembarkation followed by motorcoach tour and finishing at JFK airport.

We suggest enrolling as soon as you can make an informed decision for this 2018 program. With this great itinerary, and incredible pricing, we are filling berths in order of receipt of enrollment. Call now and we will accept your enrollment and payment over the phone.  303-780-0131

Call for remaining availability.

Space is limited and based on availability. This cruise with NCL, and certification program by IGA, is capacity controlled, subject to availability and will be closed for enrollment when maximum capacity in the program is reached.
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All students and guests must have a valid passport, with at least 6 months before expiration past 27 October 2018, to board the ship.  Students and guests are responsible to insure that they have the proper visas for all countries being visited if needed. 

This special cruise price offer is good only for students taking the 2018 program course aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. In the event you enroll in this class and cruise, and then withdraw from the class, it is understood your cruise portion will also be cancelled along with any guest(s) you included as part of the group contract.

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It is the sole responsibility of the student/guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary. These appropriate valid travel documents such as passports, visas, inoculation certificate and family legal documents are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their Norwegian ship or from entering a country and may be subject to fines. No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.

NCL Breakaway Map 2018

NCL Breakaway Route Map 2018

Cruise Class 2016

Cruise students and Instructors 2016

Cruise Class 2015

Students and Instructors aboard the NCL Dawn 2015

Cruise Class 2014

Some of the students and instructors aboard the NCL Dawn 2014

NCL 2013 Class

IGA class onboard the NCL Dawn 2013

Class Cruise 2012

IGA class onboard the NCL Star 2012

Francisco, Frank, and Daniel in CR

IGA Instructors Frank, Francisco and Daniel in Grecia, Costa Rica

IGA Cruise 2011

IGA class onboard the NCL Star 2011

IGA Cruise 2010

IGA Tour Director class onboard the NCL Dawn in 2010.

Cruise 2009

Our inaugural class onboard the NCL Spirit 2009

Fun outside of class

Having fun outside of class.