We create customized no-risk travel packages which will earn top $$ at your fundraising events. You never pay us for a trip unless it sells at your event! Our packages can include private jets, limousine service, personal chefs, cooking classes, wine tours, and other upscale amenities. With our Patron Support Program, you have the opportunity to provide continuing funding year-round. We can provide a Free "Cruise Auction Fundraiser" web site for your organization.
We setup group cruises of 16 to 1600 on any cruise line to any cruise destination. Although all of the cruise line programs are different, typically they will make a donation to your organization for each cabin sold. If you have at least 30 guests (15 cabins) they will provide a Free cabin you can raffle, auction, or use some other way to increase your fundraising dollars.
We provide cruises as an incentive for a raffle or as an incentive for a walk, run or other event. A cruise is perceived as a much better "prize" than cash, gift certificates or almost any retail item.
Fundraisingcruises.org is part of Cruises Inc. Since 1981 we have sold cruise vacations from all of the major cruise lines and many small specialty cruise lines to our clients. We now also provide weekly Luxury Villa rentals from our partner, Villas of Distinction. Over 5000 Villas are available in the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Hawaii, Tahiti, Napa Valley and more!
Why Cruises and Villas? Cruises: Great value! With a cruise, the fun is included! Why not dance 'til dawn, then order room service? Go ahead, climb a rock wall, then attend an art auction. When you cruise, you'll be able to live it up at no extra cost because the fun is included. Check out these amazing complimentary perks: Delicious meals in elegant dining rooms, extravagant buffets, and 24 hour free room service Broadway-style shows, comedians, nightclubs, lounges and bars, many with live entertainment. From classical to rock. Karaoke, game-style shows, contests, piano bars Onboard activities like rock climbing, bowling, ice-skating, miniature golf, golf simulators, water parks, pools, Jacuzzis, and more! Villas: Great Value! Why be stuck in a cramped studio hotel room with 1 or 2 beds? Our Villas have 2 to 42 bedrooms with space to really relax and unwind. Example: $4000/week 5-bedroom Villa for 10 guests – only $800 per couple.
Yes, YOU Can! There are no costs upfront or later for charities and nonprofit organizations to offer our trips at their auctions. Trips are only paid for if they sell at the event, and only after the winning bidder has paid for the trip. If a trip does not sell -- the charity owes us nothing!
A Note on Airfare We may include round-trip airfare on some trips, however in our experience including generic airfare can substantially increase the cost and reduce the amount of money you net from the auction sale. Many auction winners have frequent flyer points to use, have flight discounts from relatives or friends working for the airlines, may have access to private jet services, or may use their auction trip as part of a business trip in which the airfare is already paid. We help the winning bidders find the best promotional airfare available before they actually take the trip and these airfares are almost always a fraction of the cost of generic fares purchased as part of an event package.
Yachting Lifestyle Private – Romantic – Unstructured - Active
SEADREAM is All Inclusive Gourmet Dining Wine Fitness Center Gratuities Wine Bar Water Sports
Golf Simulator “ Champagne & Caviar Splash” ™ Mountain Bikes SEADREAM is All Inclusive
Explore Intimate Hideaways May to Nov – Mediterranean Nov. to April –Caribbean
Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul Santorini Istanbul
SeaDream’s Caribbean San Juan to San Juan – 7 night – Sunday to Sunday
Sat, Sep 12 Venice, Italy 05:00am Disembarkation - Times are subject to change
Corfu, Greece Split, Croatia Venice, Italy
10-Night European Expedition Life On Board Your personal steward, instantly available to attend your every comfort, will show you to your compartment of gleaming wood, polished brass, soft towels and crisp linen. Your comfortable compartment is a restful retreat offering panoramic views of ever changing landscapes. Dining Meals on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express are an unforgettable delight. All dishes are freshly prepared onboard by French chefs, with the finest supplies taken onboard during the train’s journey. Lunch, dinner and brunch are served by the Italian waiters in one of the three individually styled Restaurant Cars: Lalique, Etoile du Nord or Chinoise and breakfast and afternoon tea are served in passengers’ compartments. Highlights Embark on the blue and gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Venice and enjoy your day on board as the train travels through the beautiful scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps. Spend overnight on board as the train travels through France, before arriving in Paris. The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers a travel experience unlike any other. Romance, adventure and pleasure are all intimately bound up in journeys that criss-cross Europe between some of the world’s most alluring cities. 1-night Renaissance Paris Hotel Le Parc Located between the Champs-Elysees and the Eiffel Tower, where Paris works and plays, Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero is a luxury hotel which combines charm and character in its architecture and private garden, both unique in Paris.
5-Night Bermuda Cruise r/t Boston This 5-night cruise departs Boston on October 22, 2009. It includes an Inside cabin for 2 guests. Food and entertainment on the ship are included. This cruise acts as a "Floating Hotel" in Bermuda, allowing guests to stay overnight in Bermuda for 2 nights and debark and reboard the ship at will for meals and entertainment onboard while also enjoying the Island. Pre hotel packages in Boston are available.
Day Port of Call Arrive Depart
Thurs., Oc.t 22 Boston, MA 05:00 pm
Fri., Oct. 23 At Sea
Sat., Oct. 24 Hamilton, Bermuda 09:30 am 04:30 pm
Kings Wharf, Bermuda 05:45 pm
Sun., Oct. 25 Kings Wharf, Bermuda 03:30 pm
Mon., Oct. 26 At Sea
Tues., Oct. 27 Boston, MA 06:00 pm
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Intl Cruise Ship: Jewel of the Sea Choose Bermuda because it is unforgettable! The island’s unsurpassed beauty, rich culture and historical treasures add up to unforgettable settings and experiences. Pink sand beaches sweep down to aqua seas. Gardens thrive year-round with dazzling flora and fauna, some of which you will not find anywhere else in the world.
The Fabulous Chancellors
Day Port of Call Arrive Depart
1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 05:00 pm
2 At Sea
3 Cavo Levantado 09:30 am 05:00 pm
4 Phillipsburg (St. Maarten) 01:00 pm 08:00 pm
5 St. John’s (Antigua) 07:00 am 02:00 pm
6 At Sea
7 Freeport, Bahamas 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
8 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 08:00 am
Jan & Dean featuring Dean Torrence Jay & the Americans Mike Harvey’s Super Gold Sock Hop Paul Revere & the Raiders The Guess Who
Danube River Cruise Vienna Austria to Nuremberg Germany Scenic beauty and countless pleasures abound along the Danube Sail along the majestic Danube for an unforgettable journey from Vienna to Nuremberg. You’ll discover one beautiful gem after another – the imposing 900-year-old baroque abbey of Melk, the old wine villages of the Wachau Valley, and the UNESCO Old Town of Regensburg. Experience the historical showcase for Europe’s finest music, art and architecture while in Vienna. Walk through an archetypal German medieval city with more than a thousand years of history during your stay in Nuremberg. Visit Passau, a baroque gem with a touch of Italian elegance and energy. Indulge in the rich, delectable pastries and distinctive coffee to be found in Vienna, and taste the delicate apricot-scented wines of the Wachau Valley. For seven nights discover wonder after wonder in an endless parade of beauty and splendor.
2-Night Napa Valley Villa Danube River Cruise Who will enjoy this cruise: Anyone who believes in fairy tales and happy endings. Connoisseurs of wine and great food. Music lovers and art aficionados. Nature lovers and history buffs will all find something splendid along the Danube. Cruise Highlights include: 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom on the luxurious Grand River Countess Classical European cuisine with a twist of contemporary elegance Complimentary wine during dinner, and bottled water in your stateroom 6 shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners Enriching onboard entertainment and insightful lectures An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive all English-speaking crew
DAY 1: Depart Home Gateway City to Vienna DAY 2: Vienna (embark) Arrive in Vienna where you’ll be greeted and transferred to the ship. DAY 3: Vienna: city tour Irresistible Optional Tour: Visit Schönbrunn Palace, and/or enjoy a classical music performance of Mozart and Strauss DAY 4: Krems : Featured Excursion: wine experience DAY 5: Krems, Wachau Valley and Melk: Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey DAY 6: Passau: Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour and St. Stephan’s organ concert Irresistible Optional Tour: Venture through the Bavarian forest to the Bavarian Village Museum, or spend an afternoon cycling along the Inn River DAY 7: Regensburg Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour DAY 8: Main-Danube Canal and Nuremberg Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour DAY 9: Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to airport Disembark the ship and transfer to Nuremberg airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in beautiful Prague. Danube River Cruise Itinerary
2-Night Napa Valley Villa Vino Bello Resort Welcome to Napa Valley’s Newest Luxury Resort Known for producing some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay varietals, Napa Valley is also home to California wine country’s newest luxury resort—Vino Bello Resort. Its Old World Tuscan charm blends with the surrounding vine-covered hills to welcome you with style and grace. This is wine country at its best. Here you’ll find luxurious accommodations, fine amenities and gracious service, all designed to make your visit to Napa Valley a memorable one. When you’re ready to call it a day, your luxurious Vino Bello accommodations in Napa Valley include a choice of spacious studios, or one and two bedroom suites, all with upscale appointments like plasma screen televisions, in-room Jacuzzi’s and five-headed showers.
2-Night Napa Valley Villa Private Limo and 6 hour winery tour Discover the Napa Valley, the most renowned wine making region of the entire continent. Come for the wine, and while you’re here, enjoy the world famous cuisine, the breath-taking views, and the friendly hospitality that have earned this area its reputation as one of the premier travel destinations of the world. The World Famous Napa Valley is home to over 300 wineries. Many visitors are overwhelmed by these choices and often miss some of the best features the valley has to offer. Let our experienced staff help you to make the most of your next trip to this beautiful wine country. From the best known "Estate" cellars to the small family owned "boutique" wineries, we’ll take you off the beaten path and show you a Napa Valley few people ever see. Whether you are a first-time visitor, wine novice, or an experienced connoisseur, we can add and custom design a Napa wine tour itinerary to meet your needs.
7-Nights Bluegreen Wilderness Club Subject to limited availability January 1, 2009 to May 15, 2009 Minimum bid is 695.00 Patterned after the grand wilderness lodge architecture of the Adirondacks, Bluegreen Wilderness Club™ offers the ultimate family-friendly retreat. This 40-acre resort is situated on Table Rock Lake, just 10 miles south of Branson, Missouri. With a plethora of activities for all ages and access to all the amenities of neighboring Big Cedar® Lodge, your days will be full without ever leaving the resort. The regional charm of the Ozarks is reflected in the rustic elegance of the Wilderness Club’s log cabins and lodge units, all with a view of the lake or woods. Each spacious cabin has vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, whirlpool bath, homespun area rugs and a 350-square-foot deck with gas grill. Lodge units feature wood-planked floors, spa-sized tubs (except in studios), patios, hickory sapling furniture and mountings of trophy bucks and game birds. Some also include a cozy fireplace with a split log mantle.
Golf at Arnold Palmer’s Villa 7-night 2-bedroom Villa with golf at Arnold Palmers’ King’s North Plantation Villas Golf, Swim, Relax, and enjoy nearby Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Plantation Resort offers the privacy, comfort and style of private condos only minutes away from all the major attractions and popular beaches that the Myrtle Beach Area is famous for. Our guests balance their high energy activities in Myrtle Beach with the calm, serene surroundings and family atmosphere of Plantation Resort. Come play golf, enjoy our Health and Swim Club including our spa services, and take part in a variety of fun Resort activities for adults and children.
Golf at Arnold Palmer’s Villa Holes #6, #14, #16 & #18 are featured in the book "The 100 Greatest Holes along the Grand Strand," - published by The Sun News Named "South Carolina’s 1997 Course of the Year" - by the National Golf Course Owners Association "America’s Top 10" - Golf Digest, New Upscale Courses In 1996, Arnold Palmer and the Palmer Design Group returned to Myrtle Beach National and transformed the North Course into a brand new course. King’s North features some of the most dramatic and unique holes in all of golf. The front and back nines have been reversed, so the island green is now the 12th hole. The 18th hole, nicknamed " The Bull’s-eye " by Golf Magazine, has over 40 sand traps guarding either side of the fairway, and the green reaches out into a lake offering a number of very tempting pin placements
1 week in 1 bedroom Condo WorldMark Club Canmore Alberta Banff National Park, Lake Louise This week package might be a good choice. The minimum bid on this is just $750.00. Banff National Park Here is a great April 2009 getaway for 4 guests in a 1 bedroom Condo at the WorldMark Club in Alberta Canada. It is close to Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Banff National Park In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.
Banff National Park Just 70 miles from Calgary, Canmore is nestled in Alberta’s Bow Valley, surrounded by mountains and wildlife. It’s the perfect locale for fishing, climbing, canoeing, all kinds of winter sports, and more. Banff National Park is approximately 7.5 miles from your resort, and world-famous Lake Louise is a little more than an hour’s drive away. Popular Attractions Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park Banff National Park Columbia Icefield Columbia Icefield Columbia Icefield Banff National Park Canmore
Fundraising Cruises Fundraisingcruises.org will provide a free web site for your organization, which can be used to promote the cruise, and offer information on the special meetings and events onboard for the group. The cruise line will provide Free meeting space on the ship for your group. (They also provide free audiovisual equipment!) Other ideas for additional fundraising dollars: Hold a golf tournament at one of the ports of call Hold a bowling tournament onboard the Norwegian Jewel or Gem Hold a “Scavenger Hunt” onboard the ship Hold a Rock-climbing contest Nintendo Wii Video game contests – Available on Norwegian cruise line ships Example: 100 guests at $100.00 per guest $10,000.00 Auction or Raffle 3 free cabins $9,000.00 Extra donations you receive while onboard $10,000.00 Other $ from extra activities $ 6000.00 Total net proceeds $35,000.00
Very few people are allowed onboard a cruise ship for a lunch and tour of the ship! It is only because of the Generosity of Norwegian Cruise lines, and their commitment to helping Charities and Non-Profit organizations with Fundraising, that we are onboard today. I would like to personally thank Clarence Harris, the Management team at NCL, and the staff and crew of the Norwegian Spirit for allowing us onboard today!
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