Jean Clement has have been organizing cruises for plus size ladies and men and their admirers for the last four years. She works for a full service travel agency (Your World Travel in Palatine, Illinois) that offers everything travel-related. She boasts about being able to put together any package you need to anywhere you want to go. Jean is a "jack of all trades" -- travel agent, hostess etc.
Every year she organizes a seven day BBW cruise with a new exciting destination each time. The type of ship depends on the type of cruise and where it is going. Jean and her co-hosts Amy and Maxis are always on board the cruise to assist travelers as needed; including planning on board activities and games for guests. While there are other passengers on the ship that you co-mingle with there are also three specific events throughout the week just for BBWs. On the last day before the ship ports there is a final meet and greet.
BBW Cruise may choose a different cruise line each year depending on the destination so the prices change depending on the ship. But an inside cabin ranges from $450 - $580. When I asked Jean what she thought the best room was she had this to say, "To me, the best room is the balcony room. I love to sleep on the balcony. The moonlight is shining on your face; you wake up to the sun shining down on you. It is so beautiful." Well, I'm sold on the balcony. Jean tells me the balcony currently runs at $779.53 per person.
Other cruise highlights include (Royal Caribbean): Ice-skating rink, Rock-climbing wall, In-line skating, Royal Promenade (open 24 hours), gorgeous Pools, Johnny Rockets '50s-style restaurant, Portofino Italian Restaurant, themed bars and lounges, Casino RoyaleSM, Golf simulators, 9-hole miniature golf course, Adventure Ocean youth facilities, ShipShape Day Spa and fitness Center, Full-size basketball court, Internet Cafe and Art Auctions.
Jean has an online email group called the BBWCruiseClub which is a yahoo group where cruisers interact, shares photos, family stories, recipes and more as well as chat several times a week. If you are considering a cruise, you with Jean and her group you might want to join to get a feel for everyone before you set sail.
Visit BBW Cruise to contact Jean for further details on cruise ship, travel packages and rates.