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Cruise with Tour Director Certification October 19 - November 2, 2019

Location: Aboard the NCL Dawn
Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM

"An Education Vacation - Learn and Earn"
EXCITING UPDATE: A major Tour Operator is increasing their worldwide tours.  The COO of this company is participating with IGA on board the NCL Dawn.  The goal is to be able to interview all students in this program that would be interested in these assignments in 2020 and beyond.  Interviews will take place during the cruise/certification program and up to 8 may receive an offer for a second  interview after the cruise is completed.  The short term needs of the Tour Operator is to fill 4 Tour Manager positions for 2020 tours and more in the future.

You can earn your Certification aboard the NCL Dawn as a Tour Director in 2019!  This will be the 11th program conducted by IGA aboard an NCL ship.

You have an amazing opportunity to sail on the Norwegian Dawn at a great price and earn a Tour Director Certification while on board.  The program is conducted 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. 

PREVIOUS IGA CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS ABOARD NCL CRUISE SHIPS HAVE SOLD OUT!  15 of the 18 available student berths have already been reserved.  Don't miss out by waiting too long.

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The 2019 annual program is aboard the Norwegian Dawn, sailing October 19 from New York.  Ports of call are: Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; St. George's, Granada; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and St. Thomas, USVI; and we disembark in New York.

Currently available are Picture Window, and Interior berths.  Our pricing is below, NCL pricing and includes US$195.63 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.

Picture Window (OB)  US$2044.63   These are on Deck 5.  Our price is $216.00 per person less than the current NCL selling price.  There is just 1 female berth left in this category.

Interior (IC) US$1484.63   These cabins are on Deck 12.  Our price is $195.00 less per person than the current NCL selling price. There are 2 open berths in this category.

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

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Our 2018 Students outside of class

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 your NCL berth and $200 for your Certification Program.  The balance on your berth is due on, or before, 11 July 2019. The tuition balance for the Tour Director Program of US$1595 is due on, or before, 20 August.  If you enroll within 90 days of the start of the cruise, berth payments are due in full when you enroll.  If enrolling within 60 days of the cruise start, berth and tuition payments are due in full when you enroll.

Now is the time to experience an amazing cruise while earning your Tour Director Certification. Your 2019 International Tour Director Certification Program is scheduled for October 19 - November 2, 2019. (14 days, 13 night cruise) while aboard the Norwegian Dawn. 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.

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Your Embarkation: Saturday 19 October 2019.  You need to be onboard the ship no later than two hours prior to scheduled sailing time.

Your Disembarkation: Saturday 2 November 2019, a motor coach tour with students narrating and finishing at JFK airport with expected arrival time at the airport of 16:00.  All members of the group (students, instructors, guests) can utilize this transportation to JFK airport.

Ports of call: Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; St. George's, Granada; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and St. Thomas, USVI.

14-Day Caribbean Adventure

Sat 19 Oct           SHIP DEPARTS New York
Wed 23 Oct         10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Oranjestad, Aruba
Thu 24 Oct           8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Willemstad, Curacao
Fri 25 Oct             8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Kralendjik, Bonaire
Sat 26 Oct           11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  St. George's, Grenada
Sun 27 Oct          8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Bridgetown, Barbados 
 Mon 28 Oct         8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Castries, Saint Lucia 
Tue 29 Oct          8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Basseterre, St. Kitts
Wed 30 Oct         7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  St. Thomas, USVI
                              2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  AT SEA  TOUR DIRECTOR PROGRAM DAY 4
Fri 1 Nov              AT SEA  TOUR DIRECTOR PROGRAM DAY 6
Sat 2 Nov            10:00 a.m.   SHIP ARRIVES AT NEW YORK  10:00a.m. disembarkation followed by motorcoach tour and finishing at JFK airport.

Enrollment is now open for this program.  We suggest enrolling as soon as you can make an informed decision for this 2019 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

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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Students and guests must have a valid passport, with at least 6 months before expiration past 2 November 2019, to board the ship.  Non-USA students and guests are responsible to insure that they have the proper visas for all countries being visited if needed. 

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. Refunds will be according to the refund schedule published on your enrollment form.

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Students and 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.

Cruise Class 2015

Our 2015 class aboard the NCL Dawn.

Cruise Route 2015

Our Cruise route for 2016

Class 2014

Some of our 2014 cruise students

Class 2013

Our 2013 Class 

Cruise 2012

Our 2012 Cruise Class

Cruise class 2011

2011 Cruise Class

Cruise Class 2010

Cruise Class 2010

Cruise Class 2009

Our first class at sea in 2009

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IGA Instructors Frank, Francisco, and Daniel in Costa Rica

Good times outside of class

Good times outside of class