Does Indie Cruise take place on board a cruise ship?
No. Indie Cruise began in 2011 as an actual cruise on board a cruise ship. In 2015, Donna Maria decided to move Indie Cruise into “permanent dry dock,” and host future events outside of a ship. You can read more about the evolution of Indie Cruise at this link.
What is the venue for Indie Cruise 2020?
The venue for Indie Cruise 2020 is the beautiful Hotel Riu Palace Aruba.
What is included in the registration price?
- 4 nights at RIU’s award winning resort accommodations
- The signature Indie Cruise Mastermind Retreat Experience
- The Indie Cruise Cocktail Reception, Gift Exchange, White Night and 20th Anniversary Party!*
- Ongoing, organic masterminding of your unique business: poolside, beachside, and everywhere in between.
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners all-inclusive. (Top-shelf alcohol excluded.)
- Ground transportation between the Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) and the resort (January 13 and January 17) (Note: your air travel to Aruba is not included in the price.
- All on-resort activities and entertainment
Can I bring my partner, child, and/or or business partner on Indie Cruise?
Yes! Children 2 and above are welcome. Please be sure to include your partner and/or child’s name on your registration form as indicated.
Can you help me find a roommate?
While we cannot guarantee anything, after you register, we will connect you to others who are seeking to partner up. After you register, please contact us for help in this regard.
Do I have to be a member of the Indie Business Network to go on Indie Cruise?
No. All are welcome!
Do you have a payment plan?
Yes. Please refer to the registration page for information about our payment plan.
Will there be Internet access on Indie Cruise?
Yes. Complimentary wifi is available throughout the resort, in your sleeping area, and in our Mastermind venue.
Are meals provided on Indie Cruise?
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners all-inclusive. (Top-shelf alcohol excluded.)
What are the rooms at the resort like?
The rooms are spacious and comfortable. There are three options: Ocean View Suite, Ocean View Junior Suite, and Partial Ocean View Junior Suite. If you have any special needs or health-related requests, share them with us in the space provided on the registration page and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please refer to the registration page for details on all of these issues.
Are there any smoking restrictions at the resort?
All rooms and restaurants are non-smoking. There are designated smoking areas throughout the resort.
Are all service gratuities includes on Indie Cruise?
While we encourage you to be as gracious as you can, your registration price includes basic gratuities for all service providers at the resort.
Does the resort property have a spa?
Yes! And one of the things we love best to do on Indie Cruise is enjoy the spa. As you might imagine, it’s a very popular destination, so you will want to book your appointments as quickly as you can after you arrive.
What is the cancellation policy?
Payments, minus $60 Club Med dues, are refundable until October 6, 2017. Cancellations thereafter incur a penalty.
Cancellations made between: October 7, 2017, and November 13, 2017 will result in a loss of 25% of the trip price.
Cancellations made between: November 14, 2017, and December 5, 2017 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price.
Cancellations made after December 6, 2017 will result in a total loss of funds.
Will I get access to Donna Maria on Indie Cruise?
Yes! And she will have access to you. Indie Cruise is a very intimate experience. You will be encouraged to let our hair down in every sense of the word. You will laugh. You will cry. You will grow. Your life will be transformed by the renewing of your mind in a community of people who are like-minded and who want your success as much as they want their own.
Do I need a passport to travel to Aruba, Dutch Caribbean?
A passport is required to travel to Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. Apply for or renew your passport here. Important Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 moths after the last day of your trip.
What airport should I fly into for Indie Cruise?
Fly into Queen Beatrix International Airport. Your registration price includes round trip ground transportation between the airport and the resort.
How do I purchase tickets to IBN's 20th Anniversary Celebration Party?
To request information on purchasing tickets to IBN’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Party, tick the “request party information” box on the registration form.
What is your refund and cancellation policy?
If you cancel before October 31, 2019, 100% of your deposits are fully refundable. If you cancel on or after October 31, 2019, you will incur a 100% penalty. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.