Join 150 digital nomads on a cruise ship. Share knowledge, good times and make friends for life while crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Join in when over 150 nomads team up to cross the Atlantic from Spain to Panama together.

Connect, collaborate and share your skills on a fourteen-day cruise that will change your life. Meet like-minded people, broaden your horizon every day, learn during talks and workshops, and engage in thought-provoking conversations while crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Learn, share and collaborate in 40+ Nomad Cruise events

We believe that sharing knowledge, skills and experience is the foundation of an open-spirited community on board. To create an environment of cooperative learning and developing, we organize talks, workshops, and meet-ups with the help of our participants. No limits, but new horizons every day. Check out the Nomad Cruise program from trip III and IV.

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TALKS

Listen to the thought-provoking talks in the mornings. Let our community speakers inspire you to reflect and reconsider – or take the chance to contribute yourself and become a speaker to share your story, your wisdom and your experience with the community.

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WORKSHOPS

Extend your knowledge in our afternoon workshops, where members of the community get you engaged in the topic of their expertise. Embrace these new insights – or broaden the horizons of others in a workshop session that you design.

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MEET UPS

Meet the people you want to meet. We provide you with the opportunity to exchange your thoughts and discuss your ideas in small groups of people, enlighten them or ask for their experience. Every pot has a lid, and at Nomad Cruise every interest has its group.

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MASTERMINDS

Problems can be solved. Nomad Cruise will allow you to gather a group around you that will provide you with valuable ideas and impulse to resolve your issues strategically. Open up once, and you will be rewarded many times!

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ISLAND EXCURSIONS

Work hard – play hard. The conference days are full of food for thought. On island days it’s time to team up and explore the islands with other participants. From volcanic hills to sandy white beaches, the Caribbean will spoil us with its finest features.

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NETWORKING

Being stuck on a ship with over 150 Nomads provides exceptional networking opportunities – be it at the pool bar, over a dinner or coffee. We’ve seen nomads starting new businesses, collaborating and teaming up to work and travel.

Cross the Atlantic Ocean and visit St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao with 150 like minded people

The Route

As the European summer ends, we will follow the sun all the way to Central-America. Our next trip in September will take us from the port of Las Palmas, Spain to Colon, Panama.

Las Palmas is the capital of the Spanish island Gran Canaria off northwestern Africa. It is alleged to have to best climate in the world, combined with sandy beaches, good surfing, outdoor life and a vibrant digital nomad scene. After 7 days at sea, we will visit the three tropical islands of St. Maartin, Curacao and Aruba.

Our final destination Colon will also be our starting point to explore Panama by trekking through rainforests, watching Congo drumming or sailing between pristine tropical islands.

Schedule

Day 1 /25.09/: Departure Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
Day 2– 8 /26.09-02.10/: at sea
Day 9 /03.10/: St. Maarten
Day 10 /04.10/: at sea
Day 11 /05.10/: Curacao
Day 12 /06.10/: Aruba
Day 13 /07.10/: at sea
Day 14 /08.10/: Arrival Colon (Panama)

Enjoy the comforts of an all-inclusive cruise ship!

We’ll be back on the Pullmantur MONARCH, with 268m length one of the largest ships in the Pullmantur fleet. We’re familiar with this ship as it has taken us back to Europe before. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard of our home for two weeks again.

It will provide us with all the perks of life on a cruise ship.

You’ll be able to use most facilities free of charge. Additional charges only apply to some services such as spa, laundry and casino.


LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

It’s hard to get bored on Nomad Cruise. Meet other participants in one of the 5 bars, enjoy the Spa and visit the Broadway Show in the evening before dancing your night away in the disco.


ALL MEALS INCLUDED

All meals are included at Nomad Cruise. Enjoy the breakfast and lunch buffet and join us in our private dining area for a 3 course meal at night. The wide variety of food perfectly serves vegetarian and vegan needs too.

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FREE DRINKS

Yes. All alcoholic drinks on Nomad Cruise are free too! Although in order to make the best out of your journey and get enjoy the nights at their best we do recommend  that you drink in moderation ;-).

SPORT FACILITIES

Staying fit was never easier! You have plenty of choices to work out: a gym, a jogging track, a basketball court, table tennis, a climbing wall and 2 swimming pools. The jacuzzies are there to help relaxing afterwards!

Two weeks cruise. All-inclusive. Nomad Program. Transatlantic. Meet-Ups in Spain & Panama

Starting from only € 700 per person!

That accommodation, all meals and drinks, transportation, port fees, taxes, and the Nomad Cruise Program with talks, mastermind sessions and preferred workshops are all included. Countless new friendships and business connections come as an extra:)

If you’re heading to Central-America this fall, you can save the money for your flight and get there in style with Nomad Cruise!

Inside Cabin

inside-superiorWhat’s included?

14 Nights Inside Cabin
with private bathroom incl. shower
No window

All Meals & Drinks
All beverages (incl. alcoholic drinks)
Breakfast and lunch buffet
3-course-dinner

Nomad Cruise Program
Las Palmas Meet-Ups
Talks
Workshops
Masterminds
Panama Meet-Ups

Shared Cabin Pricing:

Last Minute 900 €
Regular 700 €
Early Bird 600€

*Price includes port taxes € 145.
Not included: Service charges € 134 (to be paid on board)

Outside Cabin

outside-superiorWhat’s included?

14 Nights Outside Cabin
with private bathroom incl. shower
Window

All Meals & Drinks
All beverages (incl. alcoholic drinks)
Breakfast and lunch buffet
3-course-dinner

Nomad Cruise Program
Las Palmas Meet-Ups
Talks
Workshops
Masterminds
Panama Meet-Ups

Shared Cabin Pricing:

Last Minute 1000 €
Regular 750 €
Early Bird 650€

*Price includes port taxes € 145.
Not included: Service charges € 134 (to be paid on board)

Deluxe Cabin

What’s included?

14 Nights Outside Cabin +
bigger room, bigger window
upper deck

All Meals & Drinks
All beverages (incl. alcoholic drinks)
Breakfast and lunch buffet
3-course-dinner

Nomad Cruise Program
Las Palmas Meet-Ups
Talks
Workshops
Masterminds
Panama Meet-Ups

Shared Cabin Pricing:

Last Minute 1100 €
Regular 900 €
Early Bird 750€

*Price includes port taxes € 145.
Not included: Service charges € 134 (to be paid on board)

Pricing

 Cabin

Inside

Outside

Deluxe

Shared Cabin (two pax)

€700

€750

€900

Single Cabin

€850

€900

€1050

 IMPORTANT BOOKING INFO

  • Early commitment is essential for our planning. Therefore we reward those who book early with best prices and cabins.

  • To book your ticket you will only have to pay a non-refundable deposit of € 150. The full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

  • You can book a shared cabin to save costs. If you don’t have anyone to share the cabin with, we will select another like-minded roomate of the same age and gender for you.

  • Prices include cabin, nomad cruise program, taxes, all drinks and meals, meet-ups before and after departure.

  • Not included: A service charge of € 134 per pax – to be paid on board. Premium services like WiFi, Spa and Casino are not included either.

  • Early bird prices are limited and can increase at any time.

  • This is an invitation only event. Apply here to get invited and receive the booking link.

The cruise is just the beginning…

Over the course of our past cruises we have realized that the moment of arrival in our final port is never really the end. It’s the beginning of something new – by joining Nomad Cruise you will become a part of an active, inspiring community with members from all over the world. In this community we keep in touch. We support each other. We realize great ideas. We travel to awesome places.

What happens after the cruise?

We’d like to invite you and join us to the beautiful archipelago of Bocas Del Toro after the cruise. We are going to organize several meet-ups for our group and enjoy this unique place in paradise together. What happens after Bocas is up to you :) Use your new community to continue your journey and work and travel the world together with your new nomad friends.

NOMAD CRUISE STATS

Average Nationalities per trip: 30+
Total Nomad Cruisers: 600
Countries visited together: 17
New friendships: countless

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve listed below the most common questions and answers about Nomad Cruise including: application process, cost of the event, refund policy, and more, to provide all the information you need about participating at Nomad Cruise and what to expect at the event.

 Application and Tickets

Who can apply for the Nomad Cruise?

We are looking for creative, productive and passionate people at different stages of their digital nomadism/remote working. Nomad Cruise is for beginners as well as for pros because we believe that we all have different talents and we can all learn from each other.

The application process also allows us to put together a heterogeneous group concerning age, gender, nationality, experience, skills and interests, yet homogenous concerning open-mindedness and choice of the nomadic/remote working lifestyle.

If you haven’t applied yet and want to join us in the future, please do so soon. Keep in mind that we plan cruises a long time ahead and chances to get on board AND get better deals are higher if you apply early.

What happens after my application?

Once you applied and we considered you a good match for our project, you will receive an invitation. The review will take from 1-6 weeks.

In your invitation, you will find a link that takes you to the booking site. Click it, fill out the form and pay the deposit to confirm your booking. This tells us that you really mean it. The deposit is 150€ and non-refundable.

You will soon after receive your invoice, and you’re all set! The full ticket price only needs to be paid 60 days before departure.

You will receive your boarding pass 30 days before departure. Please print out your tickets for check-in.

How much do tickets cost?

The ticket prices depend on the type of cabin you choose and on the port of departure. Prices start at around € 600 and go up to €1,200.

We increase the price during our sales process. The earlier you secure the ticket, the more it facilitates our planning, making deposits and preparing the beautiful experience that lies ahead of us. This is why ticket prices will increase with more tickets being sold.

Is the ticket for the cruise tax deductible?

Yes! Many participants have used it to reduce their taxes. How much you can deduct in the end depends on your country and taxadvisor.

What is included in the ticket price?

  • A two-week long cruise across the Atlantic including all port fees and taxes
  • Accommodation in the cabin type of your preference
  • All meals & Drinks
  • Access to our private venue on board, where most of the Nomad Cruise program takes place.
  • Meet-Ups in Spain and Panama.
  • Access to our Nomad Cruise Alumni community (after the cruise).

What is NOT included in the ticket price?

Airfares, visa fees, on board service fees, Wifi (more info below), island excursions and other additional services like premium brand drinks, spa or laundry are not included in the price.

Do you have a refund policy?

If for some reason you can’t make it on the cruise, you can cancel your ticket by simply sending an email to info@nomadcruise.com

The following conditions apply to cancellations and booking changes for the trip:

> 60 Days: Deposit is held as cancellation

60 – 30 Days: 33% of the tour price is held as cancellation

29 – 19 Days: 67% of the tour price is held as cancellation

18 – 0 Days: 100% of the tour price is held as cancellation

Tickets are not for resale.

Can I bring my partner/family along?

You are welcome to bring your partner/family along and share your cabin with them. You can choose a cabin with either a large double bed or two separate beds.

You can share a cabin with up to 4 people, and children under the age of 18 get a discount on the ticket. Simply send an email to info@nomadcruise.com if you would like to book for your family.

Remember that the minimum age to join the cruise is six months and women who are pregnant beyond week 22 cannot join the cruise.

Can I share my cabin with other participants?

We do finally offer shared cabins with another nomad cruise participant. Each cabin can have a setup with two separate beds. By providing shared cabins, we can get more people on board, and you can save costs for your ticket at the same time. You can either make a suggestion of who you would like to share your cabin with or we will choose another lovely participant of the same sex for you.

Can I upgrade/downgrade my cabin?

If you want to upgrade your cabin, you have to do so at least 40 days before the cruise departure date without any extra charges, depending on availability. Downgrades are unfortunately not possible. To request a change, simply send an email to info@nomadcruise.com, and we’ll be happy to help you out.

Before Departure

Do you have advice on booking our flights?

You will have to make your own flight arrangements to our start and final destinations. To start your research, we can highly recommend Kiwi or Google Flights to start your research.

When should I arrive before the cruise?

Most cruisers arrive 1-7 days before departure in Gran Canaria. Use this time to already get to know some of your fellow cruisers, or join the Facebook group to experience the Gran Canaria digital nomad scene and connect to other nomads in town.

If you can only make your way to Gran Canaria on the 25th of September, we recommend arriving early that day so you can make it to the ferry in time.

If you check in, you can have free lunch on board. You can access the port by taxi. We recommend having a printed version of your boarding documents on hand, as you might be asked to show them when entering the port territory.

The ship will depart at 5pm. Check-in will be between 11:30am and 3pm.

This is the location of the port:

Muelle Santa Catalina

Terminal de Cruceros Las Palmas de G.C. s/n (35007)

Any suggestions about accommodation in Gran Canaria?

We recommend staying in the old part of town or close to the port, if you arrive just a few days prior to departure. We also recommend asking in our Facebook group that we open 30 days before departure if you’d like to share your accommodation.

Are there any luggage restrictions?

You may bring as much luggage on board as your flight company allows you to. You can’t bring your pet, your car or your bike. You will check your luggage in during check-in. It will then be dropped in front of your cabin door.

What to bring?

We have been on four cruises by now, and they all have been a little bit different. Our recommendations are based on our experience, and obviously, you know best what you will need on top of that.

For the Conference:

  • Bring your own pens and paper. Yes, we’re all super digital and stuff, but honestly, taking notes on paper sometimes is just more convenient.
  • Bring your own power adapters (Type B and Type C)
  • Bring a multi-socket.
  • Bring all the material you may need for a meetup or mastermind session. We will provide the material for speakers of the curated program.

For Cruise Life

  • All interior of the cruise will be air-conditioned. So bring jackets, wraps or thin scarves.
  • You can wear what you wish to wear, however after 7 pm they don’t allow flip flops or bathing shorts in the restaurant. There will be at least one Captain’s Dinner, where many of the general passengers will dress up more or less glamorously. You choose whether or not you want to go all suit and tie or cocktail dress.
  • There have been themed nights before. ‘All white’, ‘Tropical’, ‘Pirates’, ‘Rock’n’Roll’, ’70ies’ and so on. We usually don’t stick to the rules more than necessary, but if you really care: prepare for this.
  • Bring one or two swimsuits. With all the networking and socializing and conference going on, you will enjoy some downtime at the pool. The pool is saltwater, but the water in the jacuzzis is chlorinated.
  • Bring sunscreen 50+ and a hat. The sun in the Caribbean is relentless.
  • Bring your own meds. We are not allowed to give out any medication. We recommend a carry-on pharmacy with bandaids, cold-meds, Ibuprofen, Voltaren, motion sickness meds, and the like. Bring hand sanitizer. Pullmantur puts up dispensers as well, and we highly encourage using it. In a narrow space like a boat, germs spread quickly, and it’s on you to do what you can to stay healthy. For the female members of the group, we recommend bringing tampons. Everything you have to buy on board will be ridiculously expensive. And parents: bring enough diapers.
  • Bring books, music, small board games.

For Gran Canaria

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a subtropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year. And though September begins to cool down just a tiny bit from the summer, the sea temperature reaches its highest, making for a great combination of warm water and a cool breeze in the air. Bring clothes according to a 24°C daily average temperature.The currency in Gran Canaria is Euros.

For Panama

  • The weather in Panama is always very hot, but when you get into October, you will find something else entering the mix as well: rain, and a lot of it.  So bring your umbrella and rain jacket if you wish, and again: sunscreen as you will find your skin burning quickly without it!
  • The official currency is the Balboa, but the currency used day-to-day in Panama is the US dollar, which is also legal tender.

How to connect with fellow cruisers before the trip?

We will start the official trip-related Facebook group a month before departure. In this group, you guys can connect, exchange travel plans, and get in touch with the workshop organizers.

On Board

Meals

The on board meals are included in your ticket. You can expect a wide variety of food during meal times with many options for vegans and vegetarians.

  • Buffet in morning (fruit, cereal, eggs, variation of bread, pancakes, sausages and more)
  • Buffet for lunch (salad bar, variety of fish, meat, vegetables and desserts)
  • Dinner a la carte or buffet style

For snacks, the Grill is open everyday from 4-10pm.

If you are vegan, please let us know beforehand, so we can communicate this to the ship.

Drinks

All basic drinks on the cruise are included. However, if you prefer more high end brands, you can let us know beforehand and we can arrange to book a premium package at €10/day for you.

1) All Inclusive: no extra charge

Water, Soft Drinks, Beer, Cafe, Spirits, Cocktails

Included brands or similar: Coca Cola, Miller, Stolichnaya, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Beefeater, Gordons, Ballantines, Martini. Premium brands and cocktails can be purchased for 1-3 € each.

2) All Inclusive + Premium Brands: 10 € per day

Same as above + premium brands like Red Bull, Bombay, Johnny Walker, Chivas Regal, Kahlua

To book the premium package simply send us an email (info@nomadcruise.com), and we will add it to your booking.

Are there any additional charges?

Yes, apart from the ticket you will have to pay a service fee of € 134 for staff on board – depending on the length of your trip. Other than that, there will not be any surprises or hidden fees.

Keep in mind however that additional charges apply for selected on board services such as Wifi, SPA packages, casino, laundry and the à la carte restaurant. However, most services on board are free of charge.

How is the WiFi?

Let’s say it’s not exactly fiber optic. We faced a different situation on each trip, so it’s hard to make a general statement. During Nomad Cruise III and it was quite steady, but there were one or two days where it was a little too slow for anything. On Nomad Cruise IV it was good most of the times, but wasn’t working at all for 3 days. We’ve become very cautious after the wifi-connection completely collapsed on NC II – too many of us used it at the same time. We’re in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after all.

We recommend being prepared. Don’t expect anything – appreciate everything is pretty much the ideal strategy here.

While this sounds like a total downer, we were surprised to learn, that a large number of participants used all of NC III for a digital detox. They only ever logged in during island stops and other than that kept their devices off. They reported a positive change in their behavior, increased their level of relaxation, and many said that it felt like the first true vacation in years.

 

How much is the WiFi?

Satellite Internet doesn’t come cheap, which is another reason why we recommend a digital detox, focused on making connections with those on board. There is also an unlimited Wifi plan available, and you can get online for around $20 per day. To get the unlimited pack, you will have to pay the $20 per day for each day of the cruise from the first day you buy it until our arrival and can only access the Wifi with one device at a time.

Nomad Cruise Program

What's a typical day/week like on Nomad Cruise?

One of the fun things about Nomad Cruise is that there is something different going on every day. In the beginning, we focus a lot on breaking the ice between our 150 participants. While that’s not too hard,  as they are carefully selected through our application process, it’s an important part to develop the community vibe early on.

During the days at sea, a day starts with a big breakfast before the morning talks. After lunch, there are plenty of different workshops and mastermind sessions. These can be inspirational events or full-on business oriented. There are sessions on SEO, programming, marketing, finance but also on breathing, relaxation, relationships and balance. Talks are open to the entire group, while workshops are limited to smaller groups to make them engaging and more hands-on.

Depending on our itinerary there are island stops either in the beginning or at the end of a trip. It’s another fantastic bonding opportunity. Just to go and explore the islands together with so many like-minded people who embrace traveling to the max, is such a rare opportunity for many, who are usually on the road all by themselves. We usually leave the ship together in the morning and then either organize basic excursions to popular spots or the groups split up into smaller groups. We meet back for dinner, which is usually wild with all the stories people have to tell about their days.

We use the afternoons for meet-ups, mastermind sessions, relaxation by the pool or to make use of the leisure facilities on board, go to the gym, for a run or play basketball. Everybody can organize their own events at this time, and the outcome is often mind-blowing.

How to organize a talk or workshop?

As a crowd-oriented business, we believe in the power of a sharing community, and if you feel like you have something to say, we highly encourage you to hand in a proposal. We are proud that our conference is based only on the contributions made by our participants.

If you would like to contribute as well please fill out our workshop form. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

If you’re a bit insecure about the ifs and hows, get in touch with us (info@nomadcruise.com).

 

Are there going to be other people on board besides our group?

Yes, we are not the only ones on the ship. Most program will take part in our private venues though.

Two weeks on a ship. Isn't that boring?

You mean with all the workshops, talks, meet-ups, masterminds, acrobatics, meals together, chilling by the pool, meditating in the sunrise, listening to impromptu jam sessions, starting new businesses, exploring islands? Well…No!

After Arrival

What time do we arrive in Colon?

We arrive at 07.00 in the morning.

We suggest not to make early flight arrangements because disembarkation can take a while. In general we can encourage you to stick around at least one week after the cruise and continue to travel with us to Bocas del Toro.

Location of port:

Terminal de Cruceros Colon 2000

Paseo Gorgas

What happens after the cruise? Is the trip over or do people continue to travel together?

What many of you can’t anticipate is that Nomad Cruise is really just the beginning. After our arrival, everything changes. Suddenly you have a global network of new friends you can rely on, new potential business partners, travel companions, and soulmates. Many team up and travel together or meet in different places in Central- and South-America.

We highly recommend to stick around beautiful Panama for a few weeks, where we will organize 2 meet-ups in the month after arrival. More details will follow!

Important to know

Here’s everything you need to know to help you plan your Nomad Cruise

Weather

The weather on board changes as we cross the Atlantic. While Europe will be transgressing from summer to fall as we leave, the Caribbean and Central-America are known for their humid and warm weather year round.

Be prepared for a cool breeze and the bit lower temperatures of early fall evenings, tropical nights and hot days.

Insurance

Nomad Cruise does not provide insurance with your ticket. You are obliged to insure that you have sufficient health, travel and accident insurance coverage.

Visa Requirements

Tourist visas not required for many nationalities for up to 90 days. However, Nomad Cruise cannot be held liable for insufficient visas. You must research if with your nationality you need a visa for any of the following areas: European Union, St. Maarten, Curacao, Aruba, Panama.

To research visa requirements we recommend VisaHQ.

Emergency

If anything goes wrong, don’t worry! Our excellent customer support department will get back to you soon, and you can always get in touch with us under info@nomadcruise.com – Please pass this email address on to your family in case you like to go on a digital detox but want to make sure they can contact us in the case of emergency.

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