ALL DANCERS ON DECK: Experience a national event unlike any other! Sail on board Nationals at Sea from Galveston, Texas. You and your studio will travel in style through the Caribbean on a magnificent ship filled with limitless fun, food and entertainment! Celebrate your Celebrity Status with complimentary Master Classes, private parties, admission into competition and much, much more! Call the Celebrity Offices today to find out more information and to get on board. Nationals at Sea is the definition of an unforgettable experience. See for yourself … Celebrity Nationals at Sea!
NATIONALS AT SEA TEXAS 2017: Dance like a true Celebrity on the high seas! Cruise on the Carnival Valor from Texas for a Nationals Experience unlike any other you have attended. Amazing competition, high energy Master Classes and unlimited fun await you on board! When you are not competing, you are invited to join in on all of the fun filled activities a cruise has to offer: shore excursions, recreation, shows, games, the kids club, the teen club, gorgeous pools, fun water parks and waterslides, the fitness center, a world-class spa, dining, wonderful ports of call and much more. We invite studio owners, teachers, dancers, family and friends to set sail with Celebrity and experience all the amenities Celebrity Nationals at Sea has to offer.
INCLUDED: Entrance into Celebrity Competitions Theatre, Celebrity Events & Private Parties, Master Classes, childcare, 24 hour room service, all meals, entertainment, gym & pool use, beautiful ports of call, port charges, taxes and much more!
COMPETITIONS: Compete against other dancers from around the world on the gorgeous Carnival Main Stage in the Celebrity Theatre, making you feel like the ultimate Celebrity you are!
MASTER CLASSES: Come take class from your favorite Celebrity Judges & Staff! Celebrity offers Master Classes at no extra cost to you. That is right, no Master Class fees on Celebrity Nationals at Sea!
CELEBRITY FUN: Come hang out with your favorite Celebrity Staff & Judges. Dance and have fun with us during different parties held throughout the week. Whether poolside or in the dance club, you will have a blast!
CELEBRITY STAR AWARDS: This Title Award will have you feeling like the Star we know you are! Information and instructions on completing registration for the Celebrity Star Awards will be emailed in the spring to everyone sailing on board Nationals at Sea. Celebrity Star Awards participants will have the ultimate Celebrity Experience while on board Nationals at Sea.
CELEBRITY INDUSTRY NIGHT: Make sure to attend this fabulous event where your Celebrity Judges and Staff Members will give you the best insider advice on breaking into the industry as well as answer your questions at this packed event. Get ready, get there early and grab a good seat!
THE CELEBRITY SHOW: Watch your Celebrity Faculty take the stage and perform alongside some of our favorite routines. Make sure to have high energy in your routines all week as the Celebrity Judges are keeping their eyes out for routines to be featured in the Celebrity Show! Remember, this is the only Celebrity Event open to the entire ship and over 3,000 guests will be in attendance. Make sure to arrive early to get the best seat in the house!
Sailing From Texas
- July 9: On Land Competition
- July 10: Board the Ship
- July 11: Fun Day at Sea
- July 12: Cozumel, Mexico
- July 13: Progreso, Mexico
- July 14: Fun Day at Sea
- July 15: Galveston, Texas
VALOR SHIP DETAILS
- Total Staterooms: 1147
- Decks: 13
- Passenger Capacity: 2974
- Total Crew: 1160
- Officer Nationality: Italian
- Ship Size: Large
- Stabilized: Yes
- Maximum Speed: 21 knots
- Tonnage: 110,000
- Ship Length: 952
- Number of Elevators: 18
- Registry: Panama
Accommodations & Travel
CELEBRITY SHUTTLE FOR TEXAS: Celebrity Shuttles will depart from the Celebrity Choice Hotels. Use the link to book your spot on the Celebrity Shuttles.
CHOICE HOTEL SAILING FROM TEXAS: Your Nationals at Sea fun begins Sunday in Galveston with our Land Events: Competition, Master Classes and our Bon Voyage Party.
The Hilton Galveston is the closest hotel to the Galveston Convention Center where all Celebrity Events will take place. When booked through Celebrity, parking is included for your stay and during your cruise. Celebrity Shuttles will depart from this hotel which you can book in May 2017.
The Holiday Inn Galveston is on the San Luis Resort property and just a short walk to the Galveston Convention Center, the location of all Celebrity Land Events. When booked through Celebrity, parking is included for your stay and during your cruise. Celebrity Shuttles will depart from this hotel which you can book in May 2017.
The San Luis Resort Hotel is perfectly placed between all the restaurants and shops on property. It is just a short walk from this hotel to the Galveston Convention Center, the location of all Celebrity Land Events. When booked through Celebrity, parking is included for your stay and during your cruise. Celebrity Shuttles will depart from this hotel which you can book in May 2017. To book this option, please call 409.744.1500 and mention Celebrity Dance.
INSURANCE: Celebrity highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance. Any person that does not purchase travel insurance will lose all funds if they need to cancel or due to weather. Purchasing insurance will help protect your funds in the event of illness, injury or cancellation. You may use any travel insurance company you wish.
PASSPORTS: Celebrity highly recommends that all U.S. citizens travel with a valid passport. In the event that a passenger does not have a passport, a birth certificate with a photo I.D. will be required. If the United States Department of Homeland Security changes I.D. requirements, you will be required to provide the necessary I.D. to board the ship. Any person born outside the United States must check with their local government for proper identification to travel outside of the United States. Any person that does not have the proper documentation will be denied boarding the ship and no refund will be issued.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book Nationals at Sea?
All reservations for Nationals at Sea must be made through Celebrity. Call the Celebrity Offices today to book at 480.706.8888. Passengers not booked through Celebrity will not be able to partake in any Celebrity Events including, but not limited to, competition, Master Classes, Celebrity Parties or Celebrity Dining.
How does pricing work?
Pricing is per person, based on the cabin style you select. For pricing details, call the Celebrity Offices today at 480.706.8888.
Do I need a passport?
Celebrity highly recommends that all U.S. citizens travel with a valid passport. In the event that a passenger does not have a passport, a birth certificate with a photo I.D. will be required. If the United States Department of Homeland Security changes I.D. requirements, you will be required to provide necessary I.D. to board the ship. Any person born outside the United States must check with their local government for proper identification to travel outside of the United States. Any person that does not have the proper documentation will be denied boarding the ship and no refund will be issued.
What is included?
Wonderful meals, Celebrity Competition Parties, Celebrity Master Classes, childcare, use of the fitness center and pools, activities, shows, entertainment, 24 hour room service, beautiful ports of call, port charges, taxes and much more.
What is not included in prices?
Transfers, fuel charges, insurance, gratuities and passports.
How much is my deposit?
Deposits are $100-$200 per person depending on time of booking and are non-refundable. A deposit is required at time of booking to secure your stateroom and price. Your deposit will count towards your cruise total.
How do the payment plans work?
Celebrity allows passengers to make monthly, interest-free payments. A minimum monthly payment must be received each month by your due date until your cruise is paid in full. Payments not received on time will incur an automatic $25 late fee. Payments can be made by check or credit card. Payments by credit card will incur a 4% phone service fee.
How do I complete a name change?
Any name changes, including spelling corrections, will be charged a $100 fee after April 1, 2017. Please ensure Celebrity has accurate full legal names and birth dates for all passengers sailing. To complete a name change, please contact the Celebrity Offices at 480.706.8888.
What if I am sailing with a minor?
Each stateroom must have at least one adult, over the age of 25, or all guests in a stateroom must be 21 or over. Children who are younger than 6 months old on the first day of sailing are not permitted to travel.
What if I am expecting a child?
Guests who are 23 weeks and 7 days or more into their pregnancy by the last day of their cruise will not be permitted to sail. Guests 23 weeks and 6 days or less into their pregnancy by the end of the cruise are required to provide the cruise line with a physician letter stating that the mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high risk prior to sailing.
What if I need to cancel?
All cancellations must be received before December 1, 2016.
If you cancel passengers before December 1, 2016, their payments will be applied to the existing reservation as long as 2 passengers are still sailing and at least 1 cabin is booked. If your entire reservation is cancelled the deposit of $100 per person will be forfeited.
PENALTIES STARTING DECEMBER 1, 2016 ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Booking Date-December 1, 2016: If the entire cabin or party cancels, the $100 pp non refundable deposit is lost.
December 2, 2016-January 31, 2017: $100 non refundable per person plus the $100 non refundable deposit. Total not refunded: $200 pp cancelled.
February 1, 2017-March 31, 2017: $300 non refundable per person plus the $100 non refundable deposit. Total not refunded: $400 pp cancelled.
April 1, 2017 through Sailing: No money refunded.
Celebrity highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance. Any person that does not purchase travel insurance will lose all funds if they need to cancel for any reason, including weather.
All policies will be those of Celebrity and the laws of Arizona only. Celebrity reserves the right to change policies at any time.