Florida A&M’s Campus Recreation Center and Student Government Association are co-sponsoring a Black College Spring Break Cruise. The cruise is called Carnival Freedom, and will be leaving Fort Lauderdale, Fla. March 6. The cruise will travel to Key West, Grand Cayman Islands and Jamaica. The cost is $575, which includes the transportation from FAMU to Fort Lauderdale, as well as the food on the cruise.
Tammye Doe, office manager of campus recreation, said student expenses only include shopping on the cruise and excursions at the different ports. In addition to shopping, the Carnival Freedom has seven different food venues, two nightclubs, a comedy club, a seaside theatre, pools, a water slide, miniature golf and a spa center. Jamaica and the Grand Cayman Islands, two of the main stops, also provide an array of excursions off board. The countries offer canopy tour adventures, horseback riding by the beach, snorkeling in the barrier reef and 4X4 Safari adventures.
David Johnson, a second year biology student is excited for what will be his second time on a cruise. He was fairly young on his first trip, and feels this experience will be much better because he’s older and with his girlfriend.
“I guess [I’ll have] an open mind,” said Johnson. “I think it’s going to be pretty cool. It’s Carnival, so it’s going to have a lot of entertainment. I’m pretty excited about that.”
Campus recreation publicized the trip through posters and signs through the gym, dorms and strategically throughout the campus. They also created a Facebook page for the event.
The tickets are open to the general public, although the deadline has already passed. For more information, students can inquire at (850) 599-3785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.