Global Connections Offers a Fabulous Cruise for a Fantastic Cause

Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream

Global Connections Travel is offering two upcoming cruises with an appealing twist. Cruise-seekers can choose from a Carnival Caribbean Cruise in 2017 and a Carnival Alaska Cruise in 2018. Not only do you get a fantastic vacation, a portion of each cabin sold will be donated to Children’s Mercy, one of the leading children’s hospitals in the nation.

Global Connections’ Travel Manager Lori S. says she noticed Carnival Cruise Lines had fundraising opportunities and Travel Coordinator Kate F. took the lead to look further into the possibilities.

“Carnival has a Cruising for Charity program where, based on the number of people and length of the cruise, they will make a donation to the charity of our choice,” Kate said.

Children’s Mercy turned out to be a personal choice for Kate. “We talked about a couple different local options. I have had both family and friends receive care at Children’s Mercy and they do such great work, I wanted them to be our charity for these cruises,” she explained.

Global Connections Travel was able to select the cruises and select the cause. Now for the amazing part – Carnival will contribute a percentage of each cabin sold through Global Discovery Vacations to Children’s Mercy.


We deeply appreciate when organizations are able to find ways to support Children’s Mercy that fit within the scope of their field and expertise.

As a non-profit hospital, we rely on the generous support of community members, like Global Connections, to help us provide the highest level of care to every child who walks through our doors. Funds raised through these cruises give us the ability to respond quickly to patients, deliver the best care possible and make research discoveries that will change children’s lives. -Erica Austin, Children’s Mercy Manager of Philanthropic Community Engagement and Events.

There will be two cruise options in 2017 and 2018.

7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise Benefiting Children’s Mercy
Sail Date: July 2, 2017
Return Date: July 9, 2017
Sails from: New Orleans, LA
This cruise is on the Carnival Dream.
Book Now.

7-Day Alaska Cruise Benefiting Children’s Mercy
Sail Date: July 3, 2018
Return Date: July 10, 2018
Sails from: New Orleans, LA
This cruise is on the Carnival Legend.
Book Now.

Why take a regular cruise when you can make a difference in the life of a child just by enjoying yourself? If you’re ready for a vacation, get your cabins booked on one of these fantastic cruises before they’re all gone!

If you have questions about these cruises or other travel needs, contact Global Connections Travel online at or at 855-999-7654.

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