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The Love Boat: A Heart's Kiss Conference

Travel. Discover. Learn.

January 28 - February 2, 2020

Do you want to meet and learn from your favorite romance writers?

Do you want to cruise the Caribbean?

Explore a new way of meeting and learning from your favorite authors and Harlequin editor, Kathryn Lye, by signing up for

The Love Boat: A Heart's Kiss Conference.

Limited staterooms available. Conference capped once we reach 50 attendees, so register early for this exclusive event!

 

See who will be on our cruise!

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The Love Boat: A Heart's Kiss Conference will depart from Port Canaveral in Florida on the 28th of January for a five day cruise! Attendees will go to panels by our author and editor presenters, while we travel to Mexico on the Norwegian Sun. We will stop into port at Costa Maya and Cozumel, enjoying the beauty of the Caribbean, with all attendees being able to go sightseeing at each port of call.

Costa Maya

Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, the only state bounded by the Caribbean Sea to its east. This municipality is close to Chetumal (capital of the state) on the border with Belize.

Costa Maya's port has a new and modern tourist shopping mall. The center has a central plaza with saltwater pools and 'swim-up' style bars. There are several jewelry stores and many small shops selling souvenir items. It is generally open only to cruise ship passengers.

Costa Maya is the closest port of access to many of the lesser-known Mayan ruins in the Yucatan including Chacchoben and Kohunlich. These sites are substantially less excavated than the better-known pyramids of Tulum and Coba to the north; Chichen Itza and Uxmal in Yucatan.

Cozumel

Cozumel  is an island and municipality in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is separated from mainland by Cozumel Channel and is close to the Yucatán Channel. The municipality is part of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The majority of the island's population lives in the town of San Miguel which is on the island's western shore. 

The Maya is believed to have first settled Cozumel by the early part of the 1st millennium AD, and older Preclassic Olmec artifacts have been found as well. The island was sacred to Ix Chel, the Maya Moon Goddess, and the temples here were a place of pilgrimage, especially by women desiring fertility. There are a number of ruins on the island, most from the Post-Classic period. Today, the largest remaining ruins are at San Gervasio, located approximately at the center of the island.

Interior Stateroom

(no window) 

Starting at $950 per person

Price includes conference registration, stateroom, evening entertainment, all meals and basic drinks

Ocean Stateroom

with window

Starting at $1075 per person

Price includes conference registration, stateroom, evening entertainment, all meals and basic drinks

Private Stateroom

with balcony

Starting at $1295 per person

Price includes conference registration, stateroom, evening entertainment, all meals and basic drinks

Meet the Cruise Sponsor!

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The sponsors of this cruise are Heart's Kiss magazine, a bi-monthly publication dedicated to celebrating romance fiction in the short form! 

Click here, or on the cover, to be taken to our website to see our latest issue.

 

We've had the pleasure of publishing Brenda Jackson, Jayne Ann Krentz, Brenda Novak, Marie Force, Anna J. Stewart, Susan Donovan, Beverly Jenkins, Melinda Curtis, Kayla Perrin, and many more....

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