Paul Kronforst's Caribbean Cruise

Hey, it’s Paul! You either know me as Mark Belling’s Producer for 33 years or perhaps we’ve crossed paths on one of the 19  Belling Cruises that Dawn and I have been on. If we’ve met, I’m sure you already know that Dawn (my wife) and I love to have a great time, and we LOVE cruising! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that we are hosting our 2nd cruise. After cruising on  20 of them, we know the perfect recipe for an incredible vacation. It all starts with the destination. Some of our favorite islands in the Caribbean are St. Kitts and Tortola. With nearly guaranteed great weather, and if I’m leaving Wisconsin in January, I don’t want to leave the weather to chance! Just as important is the choice of the cruise line. We love Celebrity. Specifically, Celebrity Apex. It offers impeccable service, gourmet meals, a relaxed atmosphere, and a wide variety of entertainment. But the secret ingredient is you! Traveling with a fun-loving group of Wisconsinites is the only way to travel. We love getting together for drinks, sharing laughs over dinner, and getting to know one another at events like my cocktail party, Q&A, cruise party, and more! Check out all the info and call my good friends at Cruise & Tour to make your reservation. Dawn and I sincerely hope you can join us. We’re going to have a blast together!


Paul Kronforst is the Executive Producer for WISN and is the producer for The Mark Belling Late Afternoon Show, one of the nation's top-rated talk shows. Paul has been Mark’s producer for over 33 years and a WISN weekend host for 32 years. Currently, he hosts 7-weekend WISN live radio shows taking calls on issues from remodeling and real estate to investments and designer yards. Paul has produced local TV shows on several stations in the Milwaukee market and is heavily involved in the music and entertainment industry as well. He has a passion for cruising and fell in love with traveling the globe on some of the best cruise ships on the planet!

Per Person Double Occupancy
From $3,999

Jan 24 – Feb 1, 2025

9 Days / 8 Nights


Friday, January 24, 2025

Depart for Fort Lauderdale, FL
Board your flight to Fort Lauderdale to begin your Caribbean cruise. This evening, join Paul & Dawn Kronforst as well as your fellow WISN listeners to officially kick off your vacation with a Welcome Cocktail.

Saturday, January 25, 2025

Board Ship – Celebrity Apex
Today, board the Celebrity Apex. This incredible ship is an amazing floating resort for you to enjoy over the next week as you soak in the sunshine and warm temperatures of the Caribbean. (B, L, D)

Sunday, January 26, 2025

At Sea – Cruising
Explore the many amenities of the ship! Whether it’s testing your luck at the Casino, joining a fitness class, or enjoying time in the rooftop garden, the Apex is sure to have something for everyone. This evening, join Paul & Dawn for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres before dinner. (B, L, D)

Monday, January 27, 2025

At Sea – Cruising
During your time at sea, the ship is your playground, offering endless activities. Relax by the pool, pamper yourself at the spa, take a stroll along the track, savor delicacies, or explore the various venues on board. Later, you may choose to relax at the Martini Bar with a drink before dinner! (B, L, D)

Tuesday, January 28, 2025

Basseterre, Saint Kitts, & Nevis
Explore French and English colonial architecture, breathtaking beaches, and lush landscapes beneath soaring mountain peaks today. Just steps away from the ship, enjoy exploring the Circus and Independence Square, which are filled with local shops offering artisanal clothing, leatherwork, and weaving. (B, L, D)

Wednesday, January 29, 2025

Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Walk onto one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean and experience the fascinating cultural and historical sides of Tortola. You may choose to hike in Sage Mountain National Park, visit the Virgin Island Folk Museum, or snorkel in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. There are so many fantastic choices for you today! (B, L, D)

Thursday, January 30, 2025

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata awaits your exploration for the day! Paddling through a manatee reserve or ziplining over treetops are just the beginning of your choices. Go for a swim at the awe-inspiring 27 Waterfalls complex, interact with dolphins, or hike through the jungle of El Choco National Park. You can also just enjoy visiting the locally owned stores. (B, L, D)

Friday, January 31, 2025

At Sea – Cruising
The day is yours to ensure you’ve experienced all the ship has to offer. Visit the Resort Desk, Magic Carpet, or Eden. This evening, join Paul & Dawn for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to toast another amazing journey with the WISN family. (B, L, D)

Saturday, February 1, 2025

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Embark on your journey home, carrying memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. (B)

57000 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Tortola, British Virgin Islands Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis Fort Lauderdale, FL



  • Economy Class Roundtrip Domestic Airfare from Milwaukee (MKE) *
  • Premium Hotel Accommodations in Fort Lauderdale **
  • 7 Nights Aboard the Award-Winning Celebrity Apex ***
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Expert Guides
  • 22 Meals (8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners)
  • Classic Beverage Package and Basic Wi-Fi Package
  • Gratuities for Cruise Staff Onboard, and Drivers
  • Taxes and Fees as of 5/1/24
  • Complete Services of Cruise & Tour Including Tour Director

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances.
***Guests booking the Sky Suite with Veranda receive the Premium Beverage Package and the Premium Wi-Fi Package.

Extraordinary Experiences

  • Classic Beverage Package, Basic Wi-Fi Package, and gratuities are all included aboard the Apex.
  • Join Paul Kronforst for unforgettable cocktail gatherings.
  • Dance the night away at the WISN After Dinner Party!
  • Connect with Paul during a lively Q&A session.


Not Included

  • Increases in Taxes, Fees, or Surcharges After 5/1/24
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air Upgrades
  • Airline Baggage Fees
  • Celebrity Shore Excursions
  • Celebrity Shore Excursions gratuities to drivers and local guides
  • Items of a Personal Nature



Activity Level 3

This tour moves at a moderate pace where planned activities are extended and there will be limited leisure time. Days may begin earlier or end later in the evening. You can expect to be standing and walking for longer periods of time, climbing steps, walking uphill, walking along uneven surfaces, and extended riding in safari vehicles over rough terrain.



The trip was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. One of the best vacations that we've ever taken. Every detail was taken care of, which made for a very relaxing and stress-free trip. The staff on board were excellent and the Tour Directors were very gracious hosts.
- Jon and Laura
The anticipation was exciting, the realization was thrilling, and the end is filled with memories, stunning and lasting. I am enjoying being back home; however, I would sign up again without reservations! You are to be commended for the impeccable realization of the cruise which went without flaws. Thank you for a most enjoyable and perfect cruise!
- Monique


AC Marriott, Fort Lauderdale
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Oceanview (02)
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Deluxe Porthole View with Veranda (P2)
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Stateroom Veranda (E2)
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Concierge Class with Veranda (C2)
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AquaClass Stateroom with Veranda (A2)
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Sky Suite with Veranda (S1) - The Retreat
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P2 - Deluxe Porthole View with Veranda$3,999Per Person Double Occupancy
E2 - Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda$4,499Per Person Double Occupancy
E2 - Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda Single Supplement (Limited Availability)$2,699Per Single
C2 - Concierge Class with Veranda$4,799Per Person Double Occupancy
C2 - Concierge Class with Veranda Single Supplement (Limited Availability)$3,199Per Single
A2 - AquaClass Stateroom with Veranda (Doubles Only)$4,999Per Person Double Occupancy
S1 - Sky Suite with Veranda$6,399Per Person Double Occupancy
Travel InsuranceQuoted at time of BookingPer Person



      • A $800 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
      • A second deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due 7/26/24.
      • Final payment due 9/26/24.
      • All payments can be made by credit card or check.


      • Your initial $800 deposit is refundable through 7/25/24, less a $400 per person cancellation fee.
      • Between 7/26/24 and 9/26/24, the cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid.
      • After 9/26/24 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.


Call 800-383-3131 to Reserve Your Spot Today!

How to Book

  1. Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
  2. Ask to have a place held on this trip
  3. You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form

Fill it out and you’re in!

It’s that easy. Give us a call today!

Travel Insurance Information

Travel Insured International
Worldwide Trip Protector

Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.

To purchase travel protection insurance:

  1. Click here to view and print the Travel Insured International brochure which has a brief summary of coverage.
  2. After making your travel reservation and deposit, a Cruise & Tour representative will create an insurance quote for you. You will receive that travel insurance quote from Travel Insured International Customer Care.
  3. From here you will be able to view the quote, add additional coverage options such as Cancel for Any Reason, and purchase your policy all in the Travel Insured International Portal.

Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.

To view and print the Explanation of Benefits, click here.

Covered events for trip
Sickness, Accidental Injury or Death of You, Your Travel Companion, Family Member, or Business Partner Job Loss or Lay Off Traffic Accident en Route to Departure Weather Natural Disaster at Destination Extension of School Year Terrorist Attack Revoked Military Leave Strike Bankruptcy of Travel Supplier Being Hijacked, Quarantined, Subpoenaed, or Asked to Serve on Jury Duty
* See Travel Insured International Description of Coverage for complete coverage details.