Social Work Cruise

October 29-November 3, 2018


  The chance to spend an entire work week relaxing, taking care of YOU, and earning 10 Social Work CEUs while cruising in the beautiful Caribbean. You’ll find that there’s so much to love about Brilliance of the Seas: she features ocean-facing glass elevators and floor-to-ceiling windows that will make you feel like you’re part of the sea and sky. Onboard, you’ll enjoy amazing food, Broadway-inspired entertainment, and a tranquil adults-only Solarium retreat. When it’s time to get active, enjoy rock climbing and mini-golf, too! If you simply must stay in touch with work while you’re away, you’ll have access to VOOM, the fastest internet at sea.

Where Are We Crusing To?

Monday- Tampa, Florida (depart)
Tuesday- Key West, Florida
Wednesday- At Sea
Thursday- Cozumel, Mexico
Friday- At Sea
Saturday- Tampa, Florida (return)


Timber Hawkeye

Timber Hawkeye is the bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless. He offers a secular approach to being at peace with the world (both within and around us), with the intention to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire. His message invites the best version of you to resurface, inevitably leading to the true meaning of success (being happy), and better health (mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual).  In an ongoing effort to eradicate society's ever-growing sense of entitlement, which he considers nothing short of an epidemic, and replace it with a sense of appreciation for each breath we are given, Timber shares mindfulness-enhancing techniques to which anyone can relate and implement in their daily lives.  

For additional information about Timber and his books, or to watch Timber's inspiring TEDTalk about gratitude, please visit



Erlene Grise-Owens, Ed.D., LCSW, MSW, MRE

Erlene is a Partner in The Wellness Group, ETC.  This LLC provides evaluation, training, and consultation for organizational wellness and practitioner well-being. Dr. Grise-Owens presents and publishes extensively on the topics of self-care and organizational wellness. She is lead editor of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. She hosts a regular blog on self-care, in association with The New Social Worker.  As a former faculty member and graduate program director, she and a small (but mighty!) group of colleagues implemented an initiative to promote self-care as part of social work education curriculum. Previously, she served in clinical and administrative roles. She has experience with navigating toxicity and dysfunction, up-close and personal! Likewise, as an educator, she saw students enter the field and quickly burn out. As a dedicated social worker, she believes the well-being of practitioners is a matter of social justice and human rights. Thus, she is on a mission to promote self-care and wellness! 

The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

Social Work Self Care Articles

The Wellness Group, ETC

Becky Schwartz Corbett, MSW, ACSW


Becky Schwartz Corbett, MSW, ACSW, is a national speaker, trainer, and executive coach in intentional growth, leadership & career development, Producktivity®, and The Bridge to Hope & Healing®. She has 27 years of nonprofit executive management experience with mission-driven organizations, membership & trade associations, and colleges & universities. Becky was born and raised in New Orleans and received her MSW degree with a concentration in planning and management and a BS degree in human development and family studies from The University of Alabama (UA). She is President & CEO of BSCorbett Consulting, a John Maxwell Team Certified Coach, Speaker, and Teacher; a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers; Career Services Consultant for the UA School of Social Work; and served as Chief Operating Officer of NASW from 2008 to 2013. Becky is fiercely dedicated to inspiring people to lead and helping individuals and organizations move ideas to action.


Gabriel (GabeYoga) Azoulay

Gabe has been teaching and creating life changing experiences for over 20 years. With an advanced degree form the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, over 20 years of Yoga practice and teaching, which includes 12 years as a student of master Thai Yoga Massage Pichest Boonthume, your body will move better by the end of the week, your soul will have been filled with joy and laughter, and your mind calmed with simple, yet incredibly practical and insightful so you can immediately apply them to your life.

Previous participants have returned back to their lives after these retreats renewed, empowered and equipped with the tools and skills to make their dreams come true. Stories of participants returning home and changing jobs, pursuing life long dreams of living in other countries, or releasing burden relationships are very common.

Gabe’s approaches Yoga and Mindfulness is grounded in Patanjali’s simplicity, yet filled with the practical application of modern life. A teacher of teachers, he is also a consultant to Wellness and Yoga Brands in establishing programs, trainings and events.

Equipped with the ground breaking Wellness and Nutrition principles from the Institute for Integrative nutrition, Gabe’s ability to make the complex understandable, ask the right questions, and provide poignant solutions for individual needs is unparalleled.

Learn more about Gabe Yoga & Wellness

Cruise Details

What Is the Cost?

Cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy and include port charges, taxes and gratuities:
Inside from: $617
Oceanview from: $657
Balcony from: $797

3rd/4th passengers in stateroom starting at $427, subject to availability at time of booking.



10 Social Work CEU's from NASW-NM can be earned. The cost to attend the workshops and obtain CEU's:  

NASW Member $200
Non-Member $280

If you are not licensed in NM, you should check with your licensing board to make sure they will accept these CEU's. If you have questions about this, call us at 505-247-2336.

What Are My Payment Options?

Expedia CruiseShipCenters accepts major credit and debit cards for payment. After your deposit ($100), you may arrange a flexible monthly payment schedule or pay the cruise amount in full. Final payment is due July 1, 2018. Cancellation penalties will apply after that time, and will increase as the sailing date draws near.     

What's Included?

Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, entertainment and daily activities, on-board meals and some beverages. In addition, our special group package includes crew gratuities and fun events onboard. Extras such as shore excursions, internet access and alcoholic beverages are on your own. 

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