Passport to Discovery is revolutionizing the modeling and acting industry by bringing talent and industry professionals together on an unforgettable vacation experience. Set sail on Passport to Discovery, get discovered by agents and managers, and shine in competitions judged by top industry professionals.Beyond workshops and competitions, Passport to Discovery is seriously fun! Cruising to such locales as Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Cayman, it's truly a family vacation of a lifetime!

CARNIVAL PARADISE Sept. 30- Oct.5, 2017

Itinerary Details

  • Day
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Port
  • Tampa, FL
  • Fun Day at Sea
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Fun Day at Sea
  • Tampa, FL
  • Arrive
  • 9:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM
  • Depart
  • 4:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM


Grand Cayman

Once a hideout for pirates, today Grand Cayman is world-renowned for its clear waters and coral reefs. The water is so incredibly clear and teeming with tropical fish, sponges and coral so vivid it will take your breath away. Snorkel the surface, swim with gentle stingrays, take a submarine ride to the depths, or see all from a glass bottom boat. Seven Mile Beach is considered one of the Caribbean's most beautiful shorelines with talcum-soft sand. In Georgetown, shop for black coral jewelry or try a taste of West Indian yam cake. There's also a turtle farm to visit and a delightfull dolphin encounter. Available Shore Excursions.


The Mayans called Cozumel "Island of Swallows". Mexico's only island, Cozumel is home to quiet, soft-sand beaches, warm-hearted locals and open-air markets featuring native handicrafts and silver artifacts. Indulge in authentic Mexican dishes, some dating back thousands of years. In addition to one-of-a-kind galleries and boutiques, you'll find some of the world's most incredible diving at an underwater mountain range called Palancar Reef. On land, are the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, and the impressive Tulum. Take your pick or spend your time exploring Cozumel by semi-submarine, fiesta boat, or fins and snorkel. Available Shore Excursions.

Checking in and Printing your Cruise Documents

Click HERE for the shortcut to check in and print the documents for your cruise. Once on the page, scroll down and click on "Booking Quick Access". Just fill in the blanks and you are all set!

Bon Voyage!  


Your flight is booked directly with the airlines. Once you receive your flight confirmation number(s), you need to contact the corresponding airline directly for any flight related information. For your convenience, following are the shortcut links:

Delta    American    United      Southwest      JetBlue




Our hotel choices this year are: Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn and Suites Avion Park, Tampa airport.

For those of you having hotel provisions pre or post sailing, we will have a block of rooms reserved.  To get to the hotel from the airport, a complimentary shuttle will be provided. 


See You in Tampa!




You will need a VALID PASSPORT and a photo ID to board the ship. Please give yourselves plenty of time to obtain one. Click here for  information on how to apply.


If you have international travel in less than 2 weeks you are eligible to schedule an appointment at a one of the regional passport agencies in the United States. You may be required to provide proof of your travel at certain regional passport agencies. See the individual agency pages for additional information.

Sail. Discover. Shine.



As you are prepairing to embarque on this exciting voyage, many questions may arise regarding foreign travel. Most of the information and answers can be found by clicking on  "Travel Resources".  

For questions regarding cruising in general, Carnival has all the answers.

For Life on Board, everything from meal times to fun times, ship's facts and shows and anything else you are interested in finding out, just click on Experiences on Board...Enjoy your Journey!



One of the concerns is the "what if". To protect your vacation investment, we are pleased to offer Travel Insurance. By clicking the link below, you will be able to view, build and purchase the insurance coverage best suited to your travel needs.




Some of you may wish to explore the Tampa Bay area while you are here, as well as the exciting ports of call during your voyage. To make this easy, we offer you a variety of sightseeing and activity options. You will be able to preview and select  them through Shore Excursions.  So go ahead and start exploring!  

For those of you with late flights back home, a visit to the Florida Aquarium, located  accross the street from the cruiseport, is a great way to pass the hours. We have arranged free lagguage storage and a $ 5.00 discount off addmission per person when you show your cruise documents. 



For those of you who are driving to Tampa, we have made special arrangements for discounted parking at A-1 Express Airport Parking. Just mention that you are with Barbizon. From there take the complimentary airport shuttle to meet up with our transfer buses that will take you to the Cruiseport.


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