JANUARY 21 - 28, 2018



Friday August 18, 2017


Please Read & It's Entirety


This is a very important update to the Chicago Music Cruise.


Royal Caribbean has informed us that the “Allure of the Seas” will be in dry docked for emergency service the week we were set to sail.

The ship is having some mechanical issues, and  Instead of us getting on a boat that isn't 100% Royal Caribbean decided to cancel our sailing.


No need to worry, we are moving the cruise to the “Oasis of the Seas”. The Oasis of the Seas is the exact same size ship, with the same amenities. .

In keeping the best interest of our group we have chosen this ship because it has the same sail dates as our previous reservation.


Good news, since you are already booked on the cruise, your rates and room are protected.



This ship sails out of Orlando, not Ft. Lauderdale. The actual port is Port Canaveral.  This will now be a western route.

Cozumel, Mexico • Falmouth, Jamaica • Labadee, Haiti (Private Paradise Island)



Because of this unforeseen circumstance Royal Caribbean

is giving a stateroom credit to use on-board:

• $200 for Interior and Ocean View Staterooms

• $300 for Balcony Staterooms

• $600 for Suites

These credits are per stateroom and not per person. Bookings with three or four guests in a room with get an additional $25 for Interior, Ocean View and Balcony staterooms or $50 for Suites. Now might be a great time to think about that drink package or massage you have been eyeing.



If you have a TBA to your room, we need to get this allocated now. If you need a roommate, please let us know and we can give you

options and help try to pair you with someone.



If you have a flight already booked to Ft. Lauderdale and are unable to make a change, there is a credit of up to $200 per guest reimbursement for domestic flights and $300 for international flights.



If you secured a hotel room already, you will need to cancel that. We are working to get group rates at hotels in Orlando, so stay tuned for that.

We should have this done in a couple weeks.



We urge you to pay your balance in full as soon as you are able to do so.  This ship will sell out!  We want to make sure our group is in order sooner than later.  It is ok if you need to wait until the Oct 2nd deadline to make a final payment, but it would help us to get this done sooner than later.  Once everyone (300 of us) are transferred over to the Oasis, we will resume processing payments.



There is a VERY LIMITED amount of rooms available on this sailing, so if you know someone who was thinking of going, they need to book this ASAP.  Have them contact us at:



We will be sending out new booking forms as they get processed. 1-2 weeks. If you need to make a change to the room, let us know.



7th Heaven will still be the headlining performer on this cruise. Hillbilly Rockstarz will also be performing.

Dance with Janet will not be joning us on this trip, however we will still have FREE line dancing lessions during the cruise.



- New Departure Port (Port Canaveral / Orlando)

- New Ship

- New Destinations



Air fares are cheaper to Orlando, Hotels in Orlando are cheaper, You can come in a day or two early and visit Disney World / SeaWorld / Universal Studios


We want to thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this transition. Unfortunately, this was out of our control but we want to make this as smooth as possible for you. Making sure our group has an amazing time is our top priority. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any concerns or questions.


Happy Cruising,


Richard Hofherr

NTD Vacations


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