Cruise With NAADAC!

Join NAADAC in celebrating its 50th anniversary on the NAADAC 50th Anniversary Cruise to the Mexican Riviera on February 12-19, 2023.

Travel to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta from Los Angeles on the Norwegian "Joy" with NAADAC leadership, trainers, and other NAADAC members. Earn up to 18.5 CEs! 

To sign up for this trip or for more information, including pricing, please visit the In This Life Travel website or contact In This Life Travel by calling 805.927.6910 or by email at [email protected].  


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Information About the Joy

Norwegian Joy Cruise Ship Overview
The Norwegian Joy cruise ship was built in 2017 and has the capacity of 3,804 guests. The overall length of 1,094 feet features an Observation Lounge offering 180° panoramic views and The Waterfront, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade. There are 8 Specialty dining options and a Starbucks on board. Specialty restaurants offer Texas BBQ, American Diner, Japanese, Cagney’s Steakhouse, French, Italian, seafood, and a fusion restaurant. Five complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms: The Manhattan Room, Savor, and Taste with menus that change daily. The Garden Café is a help-yourself buffet, and The Local Bar & Grill offers classic pub fare. 

Onboard activities are abundant with shopping, pampering, working out, swimming, and playing. The Mandara Spa & Salon offers 50 specialty treatments, personal training, and nutritional consultations. Pulse Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art fitness center including aerobics and Pilates classes. Enjoy the exhilarating waterslides, water park and mini golf for all ages. The racetrack, laser tag, and virtual game room range from $8-$15 per person. Enjoy complimentary musicals, Footloose & Elements, or complimentary Beatles themed night club, and Social Comedy Club.

The Joy is kid friendly with a kid’s water park, parent-child activities for the younger ones and a place just for teens with movies, art, music, and dance with kids their own age.

Suites on the Joy vary from deluxe, balcony and spa suites including The Haven with 24-hour butler service, concierge service and a private sundeck. Staterooms with a view include Balcony rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and Oceanview rooms with clear ocean views. Inside cabins are an affordable option that can accommodate up to four guests.

Norwegian’s leading Health & Safety Program requires all guests and crew to be 100% fully vaccinated. Masks are no longer required in all public spaces, but are recommended.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Learn about the COVID-19-related safety policies in place on the Norwegian Cruise Line website.  

Schedule and Trainings

Earn up to 18.5 CEs! 

Day 1 (February 12)
Board the ship, sign-in, and attend the “Meet & Greet” with fellow NAADAC passengers! 
Day 2 (February 13)
9:00am – 12:00pm: Wellness and You! (3 CEs), presented by Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, Angela E. Maxwell, PhD, CPS, and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP 
Join NAADAC leaders for a mental, emotional and physical wellness training. This session will include information regarding compassion fatigue, self-care, meditation with excersises, physical movement, journaling, and more.

2:00pm 4:00pm: Breakout Sessions (2 CEs) 

Day 3 (February 14)
9:00am – 11:00am:  Romancing the Brain & Relationships (2 CEs), presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP 
Romancing the Brain skills are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cogitative Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments that, if followed, will result in brain pathway and lifestyle changes for addiction that include process addictions. Join the NAADAC Executive Director for this special training. 
Day 4 (February 15)
9:00am – 11:00am  What’s Love Got to Do With It? (2 CEs), presented by Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, Angela E. Maxwell, PhD, CPS, and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP   This session can be around what is healhy love, equality and inequality expressed through love (Duelth Model), power and control and Tips to a happy relationship with self and others.   
Day 5 (February 16)
2:30pm – 4:00pm: Breakout Sessions (2 CEs)  

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Ship-Side Chat (2 CEs), lead by Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, Angela E. Maxwell, PhD, CPS, and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP   
Share your insights and your journaling with other NAADAC passengers.    

Day 6 (February 17)
9:00am – 10:30am: Writer’s Workshop (1.5 CEs), presented by Annie Lamott       

1:00pm – 3:00pm: The Brain & Music (2 CEs), presented by John McAndrew  

6:30pm – 8:30pm: Ship-Side Chat (2 CEs), lead by Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, Angela E. Maxwell, PhD, CPS, and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP   
Share your insights and your journaling with other NAADAC passengers.         

Pre-Cruise Hotel

Stay tuned for information on room blocks. 

Additional Information

Travel insurance is recommended and may be purchased separately. Please contact In This Life Travel, LLC at 805.927.6910 for more information.