41st International Education Conference to celebrate 50 years of NABSW


ITINERARY & Ports of Call

day 1
Day 1, Friday, August 10, 2018

Miami Pre-Cruise Rolling Workshop
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Learn about the Afro-Caribbean culture of Miami with visits to the museums, shops and art galleries of Little Haiti, Little Havana and other communities. See how street art, wall murals and mosaics transformed a warehouse district into the Wywood Walls Art District. Learn about today’s economic and social challenges. Full-Day tour with lunch plus overnight at hotel in Miami included. Evening is free to visit South Beach and other attractions.

Day 2, Saturday, August 11, 2018

Transfer from hotel to cruise port in Miami by motor coach. Check in and embark on MSC Seaside Cruise. Find your cabin and begin exploring the ship to locate the sports facilities, shopping boutiques, spa services, swimming pools, live show theaters, disco dancing, video gaming, main dining, and specialty restaurants. Then walk along waterfront promenade before the Welcome Reception. Ship sails at 7:00 PM.

Day 3, Sunday, August 12, 2018
Workshops Sessions on-board cruise ship

day 4
Day 4, Monday, August 13, 2018
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Rolling Workshop
In-port hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Enslaved African in Jamaica fought mightily for their freedom. Visit Seville Nouveau, a national heritage site and first settlement in Jamaica. Learn about the history and contributions of the Tainos and Maroon people, life on the plantation and the steps to independence. The Maroon's were Africans who escaped slavery and fought against the British. Then visit a local social service agency that address today's needs

day 5
Day 5, Tuesday, August 14, 2018
George Town, Grand Cayman Island

Rolling Workshop
In-port hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Caymans was named for the “Cayman’s" or large lizards that inhabited the islands. Early settlers hunted turtles and were expert mariners and boat builders. British Royal Land Grants to develop settlements included the use of slaves. Today the main industries are financial services, tourism and real estate. Learn about the socio, economic and educational needs of today's communities. Visit a local social service agency.

day 6
Day 6, Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Cozumel, Mexico

In-port hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day at Leisure

Day 7, Thursday, August 16, 2018
Workshop Sessions onboard cruise ship. Topics to be determined.

day 8
Day 8, Friday, August 17, 2018
Nassau, Bahamas

In-port hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Africans were brought to Bahamas by way of Bermuda and directly from West Africa in the 17th century. Africans who were enslaved in America earned their freedom and immigrated to the Bahamas by fighting for the British during the American Revolutionary War. After the War, British loyalist resettled in the Bahamas. This migration brought some 7000 enslaved people who were Gullah people in Georgia and the Carolinas. In the 1820s, hundreds of African American who were enslaved and Seminoles escaped from Cape Florida to the Bahamas, settling mostly on northwest Andros Island. Learn how this African history has impacted the Bahamas.

day 9
Day 9, Saturday, August 18, 2018

Arrive in port at 8:00 AM
Disembark the MSC Seaside Cruise Ship.