For the past seventeen years, network marketing leaders and experts from all over the world have been gathering on the yearly MLM cruise to brainstorm, exchange ideas and learn from each other while sharing lavish meals, dancing, hot-tubbing, snorkeling, swimming, biking and visiting new countries together.

We had heard about this unusual event organized by Tom Schreiter for many years, and earlier this year as we were interviewing Nikita Gromyko, we asked him, “How do you do it, taking off nine days (seven cruise days plus two travel days) in the middle of the busiest season of the year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas?”

He answered, “It’s very simple. I book my ticket with the cruise line and put it in my calendar a year ahead of time. Then when the time comes I just take off and go.”

This year, Chris and I decided to do just that, and we were not disappointed. In fact, as soon as we came back—and in keeping with Nikita’s advice—we booked our suite for next year’s MLM cruise to the French Caribbean.

Since we came back, we shared our delight with every networking leader we talked to, and the funny part is, a lot of them didn’t even know about the MLM Cruise. We thought Networking Times could do something about that and decided to share some of the highlights. — Ed. J.G.

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Chris Gross and Tom Schreiter

New Orleans, Sunday, 7:19 p.m.
Meeting the fabulous chefs of the Norwegian Spirit. One thousand crew members are ready to pamper two thousand guests.

At Sea, Sunday, 9:24 p.m.
Chris Connelly and Ryan Anderton showing our itinerary in the Gulf of Mexico.

At Sea, Monday, 11:36 a.m.
A team of Russians attends our first networking event hosted by Tom Schreiter.

Honduras, Tuesday, 12:48 p.m.
Ines Kinchen and Jordan Adler ready to go on land and enjoy the island for the afternoon.

Guatemala, Wednesday, 10:37 a.m.
Marcie and Rod Cook admiring Guatemalan folklore and art.

Guatemala, Wednesday, 2:48 p.m.
Discovering waterfalls in a Guatemalan natural reserve.

Guatemala, Wednesday, 4:57 p.m.
Last minute souvenir shopping at art fair.

Belize, Thursday, 9:48 a.m.
On a ferry to the coast of Belize City

Belize, Thursday, 12:57 p.m.
Bike tour through an eco-park in the rainforest.

Mexico, Friday, 9:35 a.m.
A welcome committee awaits us as we set foot on the island of Cozumel.

Mexico, Friday, 9:35 a.m.
The Norwegian Spirit next to the Carnival Liberty on the Coast of Cozumel.

Mexico, Friday, 11:43 a.m.
The coast of Cozumel is perfect for snorkeling with its millions of fish.

Mexico, Friday, 7:28 p.m.
Back on board, gathering for dinner at a Japanese steakhouse.

At Sea, Saturday, 11:13 a.m.
Anders from Sweden tells his success story and teaches how prospecting works in Scandinavian countries.

At Sea, Saturday, 11:14 a.m.
Todd Falcone gives a special training with simultaneous translation in Russian.

At Sea, Saturday, 8:59 p.m
Pat, Anya, Josephine and Ines enjoy their last night’s dinner at a French restaurant aboard.
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