• 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
September 10-17, 2017

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What Happens in France…I share!

What Happens in France…I share!

France was a dream retreat. Not only did our retreaters receive quality craft teaching, but they also got valuable insights into the European markets from Kobo Writing Life and from Literary Translations. Things I’ve never before realized…like you have to reinvent your author self in another country. It’s not just the language barrier, it’s not just ...

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So You’ve Decided to Write a Book

So You’ve Decided to Write a Book

What now? This is a question we get a lot. Aspiring authors who have either just decided to write a book or authors who have completed a book and aren’t sure what to do next. They wonder if they’ll learn how to write on our writing retreats. They wonder if our writing retreats are too ...

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How Cruising Writers Helped Me Cross off Items on My Bucket List (And Can Do the Same for You)

How Cruising Writers Helped Me Cross off Items on My Bucket List (And Can Do the Same for You)

by Julie Glover Although I’d been writing in one way or another for many years, I started my first novel only a few years ago – the same year I wrote a “bucket list.” I titled it my 40 After 40 List, with forty items I wanted to tackle after my 40th birthday. I’d gotten ...

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