• Write and Relax

    A Writing Retreat. On a cruise. Paradise.

  • Grow your Craft

    With some of the best writing instructors and bestselling authors.

  • Accelerate Your Career

    Pitch to Publishers and Agents

About our Writers Retreat Cruises

Writing Cruise

We cruise with Royal Caribbean to take retreaters to destinations that will inspire imaginations and feed souls. Royal Caribbean has been recognized as the Best Cruise Line Overall and the Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean for twelve consecutive years.

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Writing Retreat

Our writing retreats are a little different. We combine all the things you love about an intimate retreat… with all the things you love about conferences… with all the things you love about workshops… on a cruise. Writing takes priority during your time with us.

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Learn and Pitch

Learn from the best instructors in the writing world. Gain valuable insights from bestselling authors. Work with our guest speakers in a one-on-one setting. Pitch to agents and editors in a relaxed atmosphere.

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What authors are saying about our speakers.

  • Marly Faulkner

    Cruising Writers was an incredible experience. I was so pleased to have a two day workshop with the incredible Margie Lawson. I cannot even express how much I learned from her. But the learning didn’t stop there. Having the opportunity to socialize and brainstorm with so many authors and aspiring authors, along with Margie Lawson and the incomparable Deidre Knight was priceless. I had a fabulous time and came back a better writer and increased confidence. I can’t wait for the next cruise!

    Marly Faulkner
  • Laura Drake, Rita Award-winning Author

    A Writer’s Cruise? Who could say no? Money is an issue, you say? This is the best value you’re ever going to find. Sure, you get unlimited food, the beautiful ship, pools, gambling, shows. You get the destinations and shore excursions. You may even get a towel elephant on your bed at night. But let me tell you about what you don’t know is included:

    Perfectly polished pages, thanks to Margie Lawson’s workshops and personal feedback. Workshops on many topical writing subjects. Meeting and pitching to a BIG time agent.

    But for me, the biggest plus was the chance to network and form strong bonds with other amazing writers. I made many new friends that I’ll stay in touch with forever – It’ll fill your well, guaranteed.

    Laura Drake, Rita Award-winning Author

Upcoming Retreats

7 Day Western Caribbean Cruise
October 23-30, 2016

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Writing Cruise = Best Career and Writing Decision EVER!

Writing Cruise = Best Career and Writing Decision EVER!

By Steena Holmes, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author When I tell people that I’m going on a writing cruise I get one of two reactions. “A writing cruise? Really? You’re just looking for a write-off, right?”, or “Are you serious? A working cruise? This is legit?” Regardless of which response comes up, I smile ...

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Why Travel? It’s Good for Your Heart.

Why Travel? It’s Good for Your Heart.

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury I love that, don’t you? The idea of stuffing your eyes with wonder. One of my favorite things is discovering something new, someplace ...

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The Inspiration of Travel and Writing Retreats

The Inspiration of Travel and Writing Retreats

By Shelley Adina, Amazon Bestselling Author, RITA Award® Winner – 2005 When I graduated from high school, lo these many years ago, unlike many of my peers, I didn’t go to university (I did that years later, finishing up with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction). I graduated on Thursday and on the following Tuesday started ...

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