Paul W & Kim's Caribbean Winter Escape

As we trudge through the end of winter, wouldn’t it be nice to have a Winter Escape on the calendar for next February…right in the heart of the Michigan winter? Kim and I think so! That’s why we’ve lined up the perfect vacation at the perfect time and YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN US!

On February 7th, 2024, meet us in sunny Florida for two nights on the beach at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Then it’s on to 7-Nights of pure luxury cruising with Regent Seven Seas Cruises in the sun drenched Caribbean. By day enjoy some of our favorite Caribbean islands: St. Barts, St. Thomas, and Antigua. By night, be wowed by Regents 5-Star service, gourmet meals, and all-inclusive premier beverages.

What really brings things over the top is all the fun we’re going to have together. Kim and I just love getting to know our WJR Travel Club members. That is why we’ve planned cocktail parties, a fun filled Q&A, and a special champagne toast on Valentine’s Day!

Sounds incredible right? It gets even better. Reserve your suite by March 31 and get a 2-Suite upgrade and a $400 shipboard credit per cabin. Don’t wait, space is limited, and prices will go up after March 31.

See you in the Caribbean!

Paul W. & Kim Smith

Your morning on the Great Voice of The Great Lakes kicks off with Paul W. Smith from 6:00AM to 9:00AM. Whether he is interviewing the head of a major local company, the governor, a celebrity, or other listeners, Paul W. has a warm and conversational style that keeps listeners tuned in. Dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as “the king of talk radio in Detroit,” Paul W. is the only broadcaster who has been asked to fill in for three of the biggest names in the business, Paul Harvey, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. Paul W. Smith has been named “Best” morning show broadcast personality by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Paul was proud to be named a “Michiganian of the Year” by the Detroit News, and most recently he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Per Person Double Occupancy
From $5999
Single Supplement: $5999

February 7- 16, 2024

10 Days / 9 Nights



Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Arrive Fort Lauderdale
Arrive in sunny Fort Lauderdale. Upon arrival make your way to the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ease into vacation mode with a full day free on Fort Lauderdale beach. Soak up the sun, walk the beachfront promenade, or venture over to Las Olas Boulevard explore the boutique shops, art galleries and great restaurants.

WJR Travel Club Event: Get together this evening with Paul W & Kim, along with fellow WJR Travel Club members, to celebrate the beginning of your Winter Escape over cocktails!

Friday, February 9, 2024

Miami – Board Seven Seas Splendor
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Miami this morning, exploring the beautiful art deco district, Miami Beach, downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, and Little Havana. Later, board Seven Seas Splendor, your magnificent home for the next 7 nights. From her grand social spaces to the private balconies adorning every suite, Seven Seas Splendor is a work of art from bow to stern.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Key West
Seven Seas Splendor docks in Key West this morning. This flower-scented little city/island is a haven for famous writers, former hippies, struggling artists, sun seekers, and tourists from all over the world. The island, just 2 miles wide by 4 miles long, is one of about a thousand coral islets in an archipelago that stretches 126 miles southward from Miami. Included excursions, invite you to discover Key West by trolley or train, snorkel in North America’s only living coral reef and sail over the turquoise waters off Key West on a catamaran, parasail high over the Atlantic Ocean, or a selection of many more.

WJR Travel Club Event: Get to know Paul W & Kim and your fellow WJR Travel Club Group members over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres this evening.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Today embrace everything the Seven Seas Splendor has to offer and have your every wish, whim, and want fulfilled. Relax or recline on a sun lounger poolside, stop in and be enticed by a wide range of items in the boutiques, treat yourself at the spa, join enrichment classes and activities, take your taste buds on an adventure at one of the many specialty restaurants, or take in a musical production. Tailor the day to your interests and enjoy!

WJR Travel Club Event: Get to know Paul W. & Kim at a fun and informative Q&A session today. It’s a mini version of his live show and exclusive for you and the group. Have a question you’ve always wanted to ask Paul W? This is your chance!

Monday, February 12, 2024

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
There are plenty of local colors in Puerto Plata. The city was founded around 1500 and given its name – which means “silver port” – by Christopher Columbus, who thought the clouds hiding the nearby mountaintop had a silvery appearance. The main public beach is called Playa Dorada, or Golden Beach, after the color of its sun-kissed sand. Head into town to the Museo del Ámbar to see more shades of amber than you probably knew existed. Included excursions, invite you to enjoy an up-close interaction with bottlenose dolphins, interact with South American sea lions, swim and snorkel with sharks, race off-road through the jungle on an ATV, or a selection of many more.

WJR Travel Club: Tonight is an informal chance to get together with WJR Travel Club members for drinks and conversation at one of Splendor’s many bars.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Discover Charlotte Amalie while in port today. While the island boasts some of the world’s most stellar beaches and snorkeling (Coki, Sapphire, Trunk Bay), the town has a long history of pirates, especially myths of Bluebeard, and facts and stories of Blackbeard. Charlotte Amalie has buildings of historical importance including the St. Thomas Synagogue, the second oldest synagogue in the United States. Included excursions, invite you to sail the catamaran Castaway Girl to Buck Island, sea trek along a path on the ocean floor, ride the ferry to St. John, or a selection of many more.

WJR Travel Club: Tonight is an informal chance to get together with WJR Travel Club members for drinks and conversation at one of Splendor’s many bars.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

St John’s, Antigua
Touting 365 beaches, most protected by coral reefs; a ring of forts; and quaint colonial architecture, Antigua, and particularly St. John’s, is a classic example of the British Caribbean. Sites to see include St. John’s Cathedral, destroyed by earthquakes, and rebuilt on the same spot at least three times, and the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, which offers a fascinating exhibition of semiprecious stones. Be sure to stop at a local restaurant to taste the buttery “flying fish,” unique to this part of the Caribbean. Included excursions, invite you to tour the best of Antigua, enjoy a relaxing catamaran cruise and dine on grilled lobster, walking tour of St. John’s, or a selection of many more.

WJR Travel Club Event: Join Paul W & Kim for Champagne and treats before dinner this evening to kick off your romantic Valentine’s Day celebration.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Gustavia, St Barts
One of the Caribbean’s true gems, St. Barts is where Riviera chic meets the Caribbean cool. Day-trippers come from nearby islands for shopping, and excellent dining and to lounge on the soft, white sands in a secluded palm-fringed cove. Tour Fort Gustav and Fort Carl, historic reminders of Sweden’s short-lived Caribbean possession. Included excursions, invite you to snorkel, sail over the clear blue waters on a catamaran, or cruise in and around Gustavia harbor in a semi-submersible vessel.

WJR Travel Club: Tonight is an informal chance to get together with WJR Travel Club members for drinks and conversation at one of Splendor’s many bars.

Friday, February 16, 2024

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seven Seas Splendor sails into Puerto Rico early this morning and it is here that our Winter Escape together ends. Disembarkation begins after breakfast with warm memories in tow.



  • Premium hotel accommodations at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort including breakfast daily*
  • 7 Nights of luxury cruising aboard the Seven Seas Splendor
  • Selection of unlimited daily shore excursions
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • 22 Meals (9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines and spirits and in-suite mini-bar replenished daily aboard the Splendor
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities for cruise staff, drivers & local guides
  • Taxes and fees as of 2/09/23
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including tour director

Exclusive to WJR Travel Club

  • Welcome Cocktails in Fort Lauderdale
  • Two Cocktail Parties Including a Special Valentine’s Day Champagne Toast
  • Get to Know Paul W. Over a Q&A
  • Informal Get Togethers
  • WJR Hospitality Desk

*Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances

Not Included

  • Round-trip airfare, Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 2/09/23, Travel Insurance, Airline baggage fees, Gratuities for drivers and local guides when participating on shore excursions, Items of a personal nature.


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 was excellent the Tour Directors were very gracious hosts.
- Monique
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!
- John and Laura


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Category G2 - Deluxe Veranda Suite - Per Person Double Occupancy$5,999
Category G1 - Deluxe Veranda Suite - Per Person Double Occupancy$6,099
Category F2 - Superior Suite - Per Person Double Occupancy$6,299
Category F1 - Superior Suite - Per Person Double Occupancy$6,399
Category E - Concierge Suite - Per Person Double Occupancy$6,899
Category D - Concierge Suite - Per Person Double Occupancy$7,099
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Category A - Penthouse Suite - Per Person Double OccupancyCall for Details
Category G2 - Deluxe Veranda Suite - Single Supplement$5,999

A $1500 per person deposit is required with your reservation
$2500 per person second deposit due 7/13/23
Final payment due 10/11/23

Initial $1500 deposit refundable through 7/12/23, less a $750 cancellation fee
7/13/2023 to 10/11/2023: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 10/11/2023 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost 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

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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
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