August 13, 2024 - August 18, 2024

Carnival Cruise for Adults with Moebius

Embark on an exhilarating summer adventure with your friends from the Moebius Community! This exclusive cruise offers a fantastic opportunity to rekindle connections and forge lasting bonds within the warm embrace of the Moebius community. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary journey of fun and camaraderie!

Travel Itinerary

Join us for a 5-day Mexican Riviera cruise! Starting in Long Beach (Los Angeles), California and traveling through Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, this trip includes two fun days at sea and two stops at scenic ports. Read the full itinerary

Start: Tuesday, August 13, 2024, departing at 4 PM PDT

Return: Sunday, August 18, 2024, arriving back in Los Angeles at 8 AM PDT

How To Enroll

Please fill out the Summer Carnival Cruise Application to express your interest in the trip and to apply for a scholarship if you would like. After submitting the form, the Moebius Syndrome Foundation staff will get in touch with more details about registering directly with Carnival Cruise Line.

Deadline to Register

You must reserve and pay a $150 deposit for your room by April 12, 2024 at the very latest. Reserving before that is preferred to ensure your spot on the trip.

Tour the ship: The Carnival Firenze

The cruise will take place on the Carnival Firenze. For more detailed information about the ship, rooms, activities, amenities and more, visit: https://bit.ly/CarnivalFirenze

Pricing

We have reserved a mix of interior and balcony rooms available within our group to choose from. All rooms require 2 adults per room. Bring a friend with you or we can help you find a roommate – see details in the FAQ below.

Interior Room: The estimated cost will be between $1,200-1,300 USD with all fees/taxes/port expenses ($600-$650 USD per person)

Balcony Room: The estimated cost will be between $1,500-1,600 USD with all fees/taxes/port expenses ($750-$800 USD per person)

*The above prices are estimates because fees, taxes and port expenses are subject to change, depending on the port city and the time of year. Excursions and food/entertainment upgrades are not included in this price.

The Moebius Syndrome Foundation has applied a deposit on all the rooms, so we can lock in the above pricing for you!

Cruise Scholarships

The Moebius Syndrome Foundation will offer two $500 scholarships to help offset the cost of the cruise. These scholarships will be awarded to adults with Moebius who have a financial need and, ideally, who have never attended a Moebius Syndrome Foundation Conference.

To apply, complete the scholarship portion of the Summer Carnival Cruise Application when you join the list for the event.

Scholarship requests must be submitted no later than Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Leslie and Alan on a beach

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find a roommate?

To express your interest in finding a roommate, please contact Molly Goldsmith by emailing events@moebiussyndrome.org or calling 844-MOEBIUS, ext 704.

Airport and Transportation

The recommended airport to fly into is LAX in Los Angeles. From LAX, attendees can take a shuttle to the ship port for $25. If you prefer to drive, parking at the ship port is $18 per day. 

Additional information on shuttles and long-term parking at the port can be found here.

As you make preparations, please keep in mind that organizing your airfare, airport shuttles or Ubers, and any pre or post-cruise hotel stays is your responsibility. If you need guidance or assistance, the Moebius Syndrome Foundation staff is more than happy to help.

 

Is a passport required?

For U.S. citizens, passports are recommended. If you have a current passport, that is all you need to bring. If you do not have a passport, you will need to bring a government photo ID and a copy of your birth certificate. If you need to renew or apply for a U.S. passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State website or visit your local post office for more information.

Non-U.S. citizens will need a valid passport. 

 

How old do I have to be to attend the cruise?

You must be age 21 or older to attend the cruise.

Who do I contact with more questions?

Email events@moebiussyndrome.org, or call Molly Goldsmith at 844-MOEBIUS, ext 704 with questions and for more information about reserving your spot.