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2018 FPTA Spring Cruise & Conference
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Members - Sail away with the FPTA for a 4-night Western Caribbean Cruise!

3/15/2018 to 3/19/2018
When: March 15-19, 2018
Where: Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
1850 Eller Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33316
United States
Contact: Janice Hetrick

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Cabin Pricing

Cruise Insurance

Cancellation Policy

CE Schedule

MS Independence of the Seas

You will be cruising on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas, click here for ship information.


Registration Deadline February 11, 2018

Cruise Information

Shore Excursions

Add to your cruise experience with a shore excursion.

There are numerous options to choose from, both for Ft. Lauderdale and Cozumel. 

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Registration/Pricing Information

This event is for members of the FPTA and their guests only.

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What's Included

Cruise registration includes Deluxe Beverage Package

  • Cocktails/Spirits/Liqueurs/Beer
  • Bottled still and sparkling water
  • Wines by the glass
  • Fresh squeezed juices/Non-alchoholic cocktails
  • Premium coffees and teas
  • Fountain sodas

Package includes any single beverage item with a value to to $12. Plus, receive a 40% discount on bottled wines priced up to $100 and 20% discount on wines priced above $100.

Continuing Education

Earn up to twelve (12) hours of continuing education during your cruise.

CE Schedule

CE courses will be from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM on the days we are at sea.

Topics & Speakers

Jodi Liphart, PT, DHSC, NCS – Physical Fitness for Stroke Survivors

Thomas Eberle, PT, KTCC, FAAOMPT /Rick Douglass, PT, DPT – Sacral Iliac Joint

Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT/Kathy Swanick, PT, DPT, OCS – Lab Values

Rick Douglass, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT - A Manual Therapy Approach to TMJ Evaluation and Treatment
Additional courses pending, click here for details.

Cabin Summaries

Category E3 - Deluxe Ocean View w/ Balcony
PR- Promenade Stateroom
Category G,H,I- Ocean View Stateroom

Category K - Interior Stateroom (sold out)
Category M - Interior Stateroom

Click here for complete cabin descriptions

Cabin Mate Search

FPTA members looking to share travel expenses by having a cabin mate may use this members-only forum to post requests and search for others in a similar situation. Click here

Cruise Itinerary

Day of Week
Port Location
Arrival Time
Departure Time
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cozumel, Mexico
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7:30 AM
7:00 AM
4:30 PM
6:00 PM

Identification Information

Cancellation Policy

Parking & Directions

Cruise Insurance

It is strongly recommended that guests travel with a valid passport during their cruise.

Visit the Royal Caribbean website for more information.
Cruise cancellation must be received in writing no later than February 11, 2018.  After this date, no refunds will be allowed from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.  This is a strict policy and will be adhered to.  NO Exceptions. Cruise insurance is available and will need to be purchased at the time of your registration.
Ft. Lauderdale offers parking, overnight hotel partnerships and other amenities to make your cruise experience pleasurable.
Visit the Ft. Lauderdale website for more information.

Protect your investment with Royal Caribbean's Travel Protection Program. You can purchase travel protection plans when you register.

To learn more about the Royal Caribbean travel plans, click here.

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