The First Annual Polyglot Cruise
April 18-25, 2020
Barcelona, Spain

A luxurious holiday in the company of language influencers and amazing polyglots

Perfect for the aspiring polyglot, lover of languages, and their families.

A language event perfect for families and couples

Hey, I'm Kris....

Actual Fluency founder, and host of the Actual Fluency Podcast

A younger version of myself, proudly showing off my 2014 Polyglot Gathering Badge

For the last 5 years I've attended over 10 language learner's conferences and events.


  • Polyglot Gatherings in Berlin and Bratislava
  • Polyglot Conferences in Reykjavik, New York City, and Thessaloniki
  • LangFest in Montreal
  • Polyglot Workshops
  • Languages of London
  • etc etc etc


I loved all of them.


What stood above all else for me was the opportunity to meet and socialise with people from all over the world...


The energy in this community, combined with the sheer talent and achievement really motivated me to keep working on my languages and produce over 150 podcast interviews with polyglots and amazing industry experts.


It's just a really friendly and welcoming group of people - no matter how many languages you speak!


So I thought; Why not take the best of these conferences and combine it with a luxury holiday on a cruise ship?


This allows language lovers to have the holiday of a lifetime, and to bring their partner or families with them, as the ship offers plenty of entertainment for any non-language interested travel partner(s).


AND still get the conference feel for the participants who do want to take part in the presentations, panel discussions, and workshops about language learning and building a language business!


The presentations will be very concise with lots of time for Q&A!


And with a 100-people limit for the event you will be able to make new, lasting friendships with like-minded fellow participants, and really get specific help on any language-learning or online business question you might have.

If you love the Polyglot Gathering, LangFest, or the Polyglot Conference you'll love the Polyglot Cruise.


- and I'm sure your family will too!

Our luxury hotel on the sea:
Costa Pacifica

Here's a sample of what you and your family can experience on the ship, when the presentations are not running....

Entertainment

  • Teatro Stardust (3-tiered theatre and main show lounge; hosts grand scale show productions, musicals, classical concerts, ballet performances, circus, and laser light shows)
  • 4D cinema room (featuring 3D films with moving seats)
  • Grand Bar Rhapsody (with own dance floor and stage for live performances; hosts quiz games and fashion reviews)
  • Bar Sport Route 66 (with big-size flat TVs)
  • Bar Classico Amapola (Cigar Lounge and Bar; also selling cigars and fine liquor)
  • Galleria d’Arte (Pacifica’s Art Gallery)
  • Sala Carte (cards room)
  • Casino Flamingo (served by Flamingo Bar)
  • Pacifica Atrium (multi-deck “Atrio Welcome” - an open-floor area with live music and entertainment, served by Atrio Lobby Bar)
  • Recording Studio (authentic CD-recording; charges EUR 35 per hour)
  • Sala da Ballo “Wien Wien” (lounge with dance floor and own bar)
  • Piano Bar “Rick’s” (stage for cabaret performances, live music, own dance floor)
  • Salone Around The Clock (grand lounge with round-shaped bar and stage)
  • Discoteca Fever (Disco Nightclub with DJ program nightly)
  • Biblioteca Imagine (Library)
  • Galleria Shops (duty and tax-free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logo merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco, and liquor)
  • Area Foto (Photo Gallery and Shop)
  • Mondo Virtuale and PlayStation World (virtual gaming lounges)
  • Caffetteria Rondo (chocolates, specialty coffee bar, and patisserie)
  • Bar Scuderia Costa (themed bar Formula 1 with Grand Prix simulator)
  • Cappella (Wedding Chapel, also used for religious services)
  • Solarium (open-air relaxation area)
  • Campo da Gioco (combined court for tennis and basketball); Pista da Jogging (Power Walking/Jogging Track), doubled with a Roller Skating Track; Putting Green Area; Virtual Golf Game.
  • Eating and Drinking...

    • Huge self-service buffet, offering hundreds of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Main dining room with full sit-down service included in your ticket.
    • 5 speciality restaurants, including the Club Restaurant and the Samsara Restaurant. (at an additional charge.)
    • 13 bars, including a Cognac & Cigar Bar and a Coffee & Chocolate Bar
    • Complimentary 24-hour room service and in-room Continental breakfast included.

    Rest and Relaxation

    • Centro Banessere Samsara (2-level Spa and Wellness complex, with Fitness and separate Spinning/Aerobics Room; Venus Beauty Salon, Massages and Treatments Rooms, Japanese TeaRoom, Relaxation Room, Thermal Suites, Solarium, Tepidarium (heated loungers), Laconium (low humidity sauna), Aroma Steam Baths, Thalassotherapy pool, Turkish Bath, Solarium, Saunas, Kinesis Room. All Pacifica’s guests in Samsara Spa staterooms have free access to most of the Spa complex)
  • Lido Calypso pool area (lido pool with two Whirlpools, huge LED screen, PlayStation nights; served by Calypso Bar and Grill); Calypso Balcony
  • Lido Ipanema pool area (with two Whirlpools; served by Ipanema Bar)
  • Lido Bamba Pool area (with a retractable glass roof and Whirlpool)
  • For the little ones...

    • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids programme and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
    • Teen Zone (teenagers' lounge with Teen Junior (12-14 yo) and Teen Club (15-17 yo) rooms; complimentary supervised activities, themed parties, sports contests)
    • Lido Squok (kids’ mini Aqua park)

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    Accommodation

    Staying on board the COSTA PACIFICA is like staying in a luxury hotel, complete with house keeping and 24-hour complimentary room service.

    For single travellers 

    We'll pair you up with a fellow participant of the same gender, who's interested in learning the same language as you are (where possible.) 

    If you would like your own, private state room there is a single supplement of 40%.

    For couples and families

    Each room can accommodate up to 4 people. 

    The setup is either a double bed, or two twin beds with 2 bunk beds (ideal for the younger travellers.)

    4 adults would be a squeeze, but a very economical way to travel. Contact us for more details.

    Every room comes with:

    • Sleeping area (twin beds /convertible to queen, with bedside tables and lamps)
    • lounge/living area (seating)
    • Vanity mirror, desk, closet with drawers
    • Flat TV (infotainment system satellite reception) 
    • Direct-dial phone 
    • Safe, hairdryer 
    • Private bathroom (WC, shower cubicle)
    • Mini-bar/fridge
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Complimentary 24-hour room service and complimentary in-room Continental breakfast. 
    • Most staterooms and suites are equipped with single/double sofa bed or Pullman/bunk beds for 3rd/4th person.

    Polyglot Cruise Conference Details

    During the cruise we'll be hosting an on-board conference aimed at language learners, polyglots, and aspiring language business founders.


    For the first edition of the cruise we'll have two main topics....

    CONSISTENCY IN LEARNING

    • Tips an tricks for any age to improve their language learning and retention
    • How to stay consistent so you don't burn out or give up
    • How to manage your time and habits for maximum success

    BUILDING A CAREER WITH LANGUAGES

    • How to use your language passion and skills to build the job/career you want
    • How to build a business online with languages
    • How to get started on the side, while working or studying.

    What you can expect from the conference

    PRESENTATIONS


    Our world-class speakers will deliver 30 minute keynote presentations, with time for Q&A.

    PANELS


    We'll have two panels (one for each topic) including all the speakers so you can ask any burning question to the whole panel.

    WORKSHOPS


    Put into practice what you've learnt from the presentations and panels, or get help and feedback on very specific questions.

    Speakers

    Lindsay Williams - Lindsay Does Languages

    Founder of Lindsay Does Languages, co-host of Creative Language Learning Podcast, co-organiser of Women in Language, and co-creator of the video series and book: Language Stories which showcases rare languages around the world.

    Kerstin Cable - FluentLanguage.co.uk

    Kerstin is the founder of Fluent Language, as well as the Fluent Show podcast (formerly known as the Creative Language Learning Podcast!) she also co-organises the annual Women in Language conference.

    Olly Richards - I Will Teach You a Language

    Olly Richards is the founder of I Will Teach You a Language which started as a simple blog to journal his language learning adventures, but has since grown into a business that produces online self-study courses, books, and teaching materials. He also organises the Language Influencer Summit - an event all about starting and running a language business.

    Judith Meyer- LearnLangs, Polyglot Gathering

    Judith Meyer is a highly successful polyglot, who founded the original Polyglot Gathering in 2014 and has since gone on to publish books for Teach Yourself (among others.)

    Early excitement for the Polyglot Cruise

    Cruise Program

    (subject to changes.)

    DAY 1 - Barcelona (Spain)


    Arrive:​ ​Exact boarding time TBA
    Depart: 21.00

    We depart from Barcelona at 9pm local time, giving everyone plenty of time to get in on the day.

    DAY 2 - Palma (Mallorca)


    Ship Arrives: 08.00
    Presentations & Event: 15.00-18.30
    Ship Leaves: 18.00
    Dinner: 18.30 or 21.00

    DAY 3 - At Sea


    For "At Sea"-days the ship opens up a whole new range of activities and eating options. Be sure to check the daily activity planner for all the options.


    Presentations & Event: 15.00-18.30
    Dinner: 18.30 or 21.00

    DAY 4 - La Valletta (Malta)


    Ship Arrives: 08.00
    Ship Leaves: 18.00
    Presentations & Event: 15.00-18.30
    Dinner: 18.30 or 21.00





    DAY 5 - Catania (Italy)


    Ship Arrives: 07.00
    Ship Leaves: 13.00
    Presentations & Event: 15.00-18.30
    Dinner: 18.30 or 21.00

    DAY 6 - Civitavecchia (Italy)


    Ship Arrives: 08.00
    Ship Leaves: 19.00
    Presentations & Event: 15.00-18.30
    Dinner: 18.30 or 21.00





    DAY 7 - Genova (Italy)


    Ship Arrives: 08.00
    Ship Leaves: 17.00
    Presentations & Event: 15.00-18.30
    Dinner: 18.30 or 21.00

    DAY 8 - Barcelona (Spain)


    Ship Arrives: 13:30

    We'll disembark the ship after lunchtime, and say a happy "see you next year!" for the Polyglot Cruise





    Book your ticket

    Registration closes August 15th, 2019

    Only 100 total tickets are available for this first Cruise.

    $

    999/person

    Cruiser


    Shared Room

    Twin bed in shared inside state room.

    • 7 Day luxury cruise experience visiting Spain, Italy and Malta with amazing polyglots and influential authors, podcasters, and YouTubers.
    • All meals, and complimentary room service included.
    • Keynote speeches, workshops, and panels on learning languages and making money with languages.
    • Accommodation in standard inside double cabin (we'll try to match solo travellers of the same language where possible!)
    • Full use of equipment on board: swimming pools, deck chairs, sun beds, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, nightclub, sauna, steam bath, and library.
    • Participation in all daily activities such as games, treasure hunts, quizzes, tournaments, karaoke, dance classes, themed parties.
    • All evening activities: live music, shows, cabaret, themed parties.
    • Porter service of baggage and assistance in all ports of embarkation and disembarkation.
    • Port Charges
    • Fully refundable until December 31st 2019

    $

    1399/person

    Cruiser


    Private Room

    Double bed in private state room.

    • 7 Day luxury cruise experience visiting Spain, Italy and Malta with amazing polyglots and influential authors, podcasters, and youtubers.
    • All meals, and complimentary room service included.
    • Keynote speeches, workshops, and panels on learning languages and making money with languages.
    • Accommodation in standard, private inside cabin.
    • Full use of equipment on board: swimming pools, deck chairs, sun beds, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, nightclub, sauna, steam bath, and library.
    • Participation in all daily activities such as games, treasure hunts, quizzes, tournaments, karaoke, dance classes, themed parties.
    • All evening activities: live music, shows, cabaret, themed parties.
    • Porter service of baggage and assistance in all ports of embarkation and disembarkation.
    • Port Charges
    • Fully refundable until December 31st 2019

    $

    899pp

    Cruise Double


    Double or Twin Room

    Bring a friend or family member.

    • 7 Day luxury cruise experience visiting Spain, Italy and Malta with amazing polyglots and influential authors, podcasters, and youtubers.
    • All meals, and complimentary room service included.
    • Keynote speeches, workshops, and panels on learning languages and making money with languages.
    • Accommodation in standard inside double cabin (we'll try to match solo travellers of the same language where possible!)
    • Full use of equipment on board: swimming pools, deck chairs, sun beds, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, nightclub, sauna, steam bath, and library.
    • Participation in all daily activities such as games, treasure hunts, quizzes, tournaments, karaoke, dance classes, themed parties.
    • All evening activities: live music, shows, cabaret, themed parties.
    • Porter service of baggage and assistance in all ports of embarkation and disembarkation.
    • Port Charges
    • Fully refundable until December 31st 2019

    $

    999/adult

    Cruise Family


    Double Room with bunks

    2 adults and 1-2 children under 12.

    • 7 Day luxury cruise experience visiting Spain, Italy and Malta with amazing polyglots and influential authors, podcasters, and youtubers.
    • All meals, and complimentary room service included.
    • Keynote speeches, workshops, and panels on learning languages and making money with languages.
    • Accommodation in standard inside double cabin (we'll try to match solo travellers of the same language where possible!)
    • Full use of equipment on board: swimming pools, deck chairs, sun beds, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, nightclub, sauna, steam bath, and library.
    • Participation in all daily activities such as games, treasure hunts, quizzes, tournaments, karaoke, dance classes, themed parties.
    • All evening activities: live music, shows, cabaret, themed parties.
    • Porter service of baggage and assistance in all ports of embarkation and disembarkation.
    • Port Charges
    • Fully refundable until December 31st 2019

    Polyglot Cruise Benefits

    All-inclusive family-friendly holiday


    The cruise, first and foremost, offers a luxurious all-inclusive experience with food and entertainment around the clock. Perfect for a couple's or family holiday.

    Practice your languages


    The cruise line is Spanish, and we'll be docking in Italy, Malta, and Mallorca. This offers many opportunities (on board, and off!) to practice your European languages. Any Maltese speakers out there?

    Learn the secrets to rapid fluency


    Presentations from some of the world's biggest names in language learning means you'll learn the techniques and secrets to improve your language learning.

    Build a career in languages

    Learn how you can take your language skills and passion and turn it into a side hustle, or even a totally new career.

    Make friends with fellow language enthusiasts


    Make new friends, language exchange partners, or even business partners throughout the week.


    Meet language influencers

    From podcasters, to award-winning filmmakers, published authors, and language business owners our speakers and organisers have an abundance of experience to share.

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