About the Cruise

We worked hard to find exactly the right cruise for this conference.  It needed to have enough days at sea to allow us to really host the conference properly (as we didn’t expect attendees to go to conference sessions while the ship is docked in port).  We also wanted a cruise line that was reasonably priced, very family friendly, with exciting ports to visit.

Carnival Dream (1)To that end, we are excited to introduce you to:

The Carnival Dream

The Carnival Dream was the inaugural ship of a new larger class of ships for Carnival.  It can hold up to 3646 guests, weighs 130,000 tons and is 1004 feet long.  Your cruise fee covers everything you could possibly want on board, except for alcohol, soda, and a few higher-end restaurants.  The ship features over 12 different restaurants on board, 24/7 dining, 2 pools, 3 hot-tubs, a sports deck with miniature golf and a basketball court, a gym, spa, water slides, sports bar, pub, casino, and so much more…

All entertainment options, ranging from the big production numbers every evening in Encore! the Main Showroom, to the comedy club acts, down to the sing-a-long piano bar are all included, with full itineraries each day put together for you by the ship.


We want to encourage you to bring your family and make this a unique experience for everyone. Carnival provides an amazing kids program (and daycare).  For children between the ages of 2-11, Camp Ocean  provides day-long care and fun activities and is included in the cost of the cruise. In the late evenings, they also offer the Night Owls program which allows parents, for a small fee, go enjoy the night life on board while their kids have an awesome party of their own.

For kids age 12-14, Circle “C”,  offers a place for young teens to hang out, meet new friends, and enjoy fun planned activities as they desire, while being supervised by trained councilors. Older teens (up to age 17) can access Club O2 – an exclusive place for them to get away from their parents and enjoy the ship with other high school aged kids!

It’s a great ship for everyone in your family.

The Itinerary: Western Caribbean

We have an exciting itinerary for this cruise taking place from July 16th-23th. The following is a rough guide for the trip:


Day Port Arrive Depart
Day 1 New Orleans 4:00 PM
Day 2 …   Fun Day at Sea
Day 3 …   Fun Day at Sea
Day 4 Montego Bay 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Day 5 Grand Cayman 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
Day 6 Cozumel 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Day 7 …   Fun Day at Sea
Day 8 New Orleans 8:00 AM

You can learn more about this itinerary on Carnival’s website.

Cost & Travel Agent

If you want to know more about the cost of the cruise, visit our About the Conference page for details.  Keep in mind, overall this is going to cost you much less than many conferences because of the all inclusive nature of the event. Most importantly, you will need to contact our travel agent Elizabeth Caran from Outlander Travel (elizabeth@outlandertravel.com) to get an exact quote for your party. All tickets for CoderCruise must be booked through our travel agent to get into our discount block.  If you don’t book through our travel agent, then the cruise line will not let you join our actual conference events due to ship policy