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In This Life Travel, LLC







Mexican Riviera


Cabo & Puerto Vallarta from Los Angeles


on the Norwegian "Joy"


February 12-19, 2023



Join us for a 7-Day

"Love Yourself Love Others"

Themed Recovery Retreat at Sea


Speakers: Annie L., Neal Allen     

John McAndrew & Fr. Tim Meier


Take advantage of:


A Creativity in Recovery Event  with Speakers-Workshops & exclusive Entertainment

18 CE Hours available from NAADAC

Upgrades available

Pre-Cruise Activities & Hotel, Private Tour, Private Party & Lots of Fun!




The Itinerary:


Spice up your vacation with guacamole, and authentic Mexican tacos as you cruise through the Pacific Ocean aboard Norwegian Joy. Galivant along Lover’s Beach or dare to run through Divorce Beach near Land’s End in Cabo, the choice is yours! Visit the capital of Mariachi Music in Puerto Vallarta and get to know Mazatlán, one of the most unique destinations in Mexico, with plenty of opportunities to island-hop. Then, it’s back to Los Angeles just in time for sunset at the Santa Monica Pier.


February 12, 2023 - Embark the Joy in Los Angeles, Ca. 3:00 pm Departure

Check out the scene at Venice Beach. Spot a celebrity or two on Rodeo Drive. Take a walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the La Brea Tar Pits or Getty Center. Or spend the day at one of L.A.'s world-famous theme parks.


February 13, 2023  - Day at Sea + Conference

Enjoy your day on board the Joy. We will have our conference today.



February 14, 2023  - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco ("The Arch"), a rock formation at the tip of "Land's End." The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called "the Corridor."


February 15, 2023 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets.


February 16, 2023 - Mazatlan, Mexico

Combine a first-class beach resort with a city with an illustrious, colonial past and you've got Mazatlán. Enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine and take a drive along the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Then visit the many shops offering local crafts.


February 17, 2023 - Day at Sea + Conference

Enjoy your day on board the Joy. We will have our conference today.


February 18, 2023 - Ensenada, Mexico

Just 90-miles south of San Diego, you'll enjoy Ensenada's warm climate and friendly atmosphere. Visit La Bufadora, a unique blowhole. Try your luck at the Riveriera del Pacifico resort and casino built in the '30s.


February 19, 2023  - 7:00 am Disembark in Los Angeles, Ca

Check out the scene at Venice Beach. Spot a celebrity or two on Rodeo Drive. Take a walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the La Brea Tar Pits or Getty Center. Or spend the day at one of L.A.'s world-famous theme parks.



Welcome back to Los Angeles!  

Catch your flight or stay a while.  



About The Speakers: 


Anne Lamott


Annie L. is a best-selling author of Bird by Bird, Traveling Mercies, Help, Thanks, Wow, & Almost Everything. She uses humor, faith and personal life experiences to craft stories we can all relate to.
Annie lectures frequently on writing and faith. She speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood and Jesus, but armed with self-effacing humor she is laugh-out-loud funny and with ruthless honesty, Annie converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don't like to think about. In all of her novels she writes about loss; loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn't try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. As she says, "I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that." Annie does communicate her faith in her books and in person. She lifts, comforts, and inspires, keeping us laughing all the while.


Neal Allen


We are so happy to welcome Neal Allen who will join Anne Lamott on the cruise as an additional speaker. Neal is a Spiritual Coach and the author of Shapes of Truth. For more informaiton on Neal's practice, have a look at his website, shapesoftruth.com

Neal and Anne are newlyweds, and if we are lucky that some stories about their relationship will be shared.


Fr. Tim Meier


Fr. Tim Meier, SJ, is currently the Full-Time Support Chaplain for the California Military Department at the California National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Sacramento. He has remained sober since September 1979 and has been active in giving retreats for people in 12-Step recovery programs for more than 25 years. His retreat ministry began in 1990 with an internship under the direction of Fr. Tom W in Oakland, California.


 John McAndrew

John McAndrew is a Singer, Songwriter  & Pianist. "John's new Album, "WALKIN BACK"  features some of the best musicians in the world bringing alive John's soulful voice and songwriting. It is an inspirational journey." 

A story and song of the power and need for forgiveness.


 This cruise is perfect for people from all 12-step groups!



About In This Life Travel & TravelSober.com


We have been privileged to provide sober travelers a safe place to enjoy each others company, experience great speakers and workshop leaders while enjoying all the benefits of cruise and land vacations with like minded people. You will have the advantage of 30+ years of world wide travel relationships, preferred pricing and guided experiences. Let us help you have the richest, highest quality and most memorable journey. And above all lots of fun and spiritual growth.


For those of you who have never been on a sober vacation, we have a treat in store for you. Whether single, a couple or building a local group, we will take care of every detail so that you can just lay back and enjoy your trip. Our trips have something to fit every budget!


Our Prices

Start At:


Interior: $ 768.00

Oceanview: $ 818.00

Balcony: $ 1, 117.00


Prices are per person, based on  double occupancy 


Single rates are available


A cruise deposit of $125

per person plus a non-refundable admin/conference fee starting at $250 is required to hold your space


➤➤ Must be booked through In This Life to attend events


Price Includes:

Government Fees, Tax & Port Charges

➤Your choice of 2-4 perks

➤2 nights specialty dining (pp)

➤250 minutes of Wifi (pc)

➤Shore Excursion Credits (pc)

➤Unlimited soda package


pp = per person

pc = per cabin


Not Included: 

  • Conference Fee
  • Pre/Post Cruise expenses
  • Insurance
  • Private Tours & Shore Excursions
  • Ship Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flights & Transfers


About the Ship:

Norwegian Joy

Passenger Capacity of 3,804 double occupancy.

Find your happy place on board Norwegian Joy when she cruises from the Mexican Riviera. Enjoy a rush like no other as you race in the middle of the ocean on a thrilling two–level race track. Immerse yourself in all the wonder of a virtual world in the Galaxy Pavilion. Be pampered in luxury in our spacious and beautifully appointed accommodations. Enjoy vacation experiences that will delight your senses and calm your soul on Norwegian Joy.




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In This Life wishes to provide our travel guests with maximum value and extra amenities in all price ranges. We also provide a safe environment and the joy of traveling with like-minded friends. We promise to do our best with each person start to finish with every experience, every time.