2020 Cruzin Classic

Two GREAT itineraries to choose from!

Participants of the Cruzin Classic travel to beautiful Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) the week before Christmas for exciting basketball action. While this fabulous trip contains many wonderful facets, the most unique is the ability to add a Carnival Cruise to the end of the trip!

The Cruzin Classic is also a “Play Where You Stay” event. This means that everything you need is within walking distance of the hotel. This includes restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping, the beach, and most importantly – the facility where you will practice and play.

Teams are not required to take the cruise, but it does offer an element of exotic appeal to many athletes, parents, and fans. Perhaps the best part about the cruise is that it is virtually all-inclusive. Numerous coaches have told us not having to worry about feeding their players, entertaining them, or worrying about them going somewhere is absolutely priceless.

For those teams that do not participate in the cruise, Fort Lauderdale and the Cruzin Classic remains an attractive travel destination. Individuals looking for fun in the sun can take advantage of Lauderdale Beach, located less than a mile away and accessible via courtesy shuttles. Optional evening activities may include a trip to see the Miami Heat, Florida Panthers, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, South Beach, and more.

Event Details At-A-Glance

Event Location

The Cruzin Classic takes place in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Game information

Each team receives two games in the event. The Cruzin Classic is open to men’s and women’s teams that compete in  NCAA Div. II, NCAA Div. III, NAIA Div. I, and NAIA Div. II. All practices and games take place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center.

Official Hotel

The Hilton Lauderdale Marina is the official hotel for the Cruzin Classic. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the competition site and within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping, and the beach.

Future Dates

There is date flexibility with this event. For teams that are interested in taking the optional cruise, the dates for the entire trip would be Dec. 14-21, 2020.

The following is the suggested dates for all teams that are not taking the cruise, broken down by affiliation and division. If you wish to travel to the event but the dates are not ideal, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

WOMEN’S TEAMS
NCAA Div. II:     Dec. 14-18, 2020
NCAA Div. III:     Dec. 19-23, 2020
NAIA:     Anywhere from Dec. 14-23, 2020

MEN’S TEAMS
NCAA Div. II:     Dec. 16-20, 2020
NCAA Div. III:     Dec. 19-23, 2020
NAIA:     Anywhere from Dec. 14-23, 2020

Package Includes

  • Round-trip bus transfers to/from airport

  • Lodging at the official hotel

  • Breakfast every morning except departure day

  • Carnival cruise (optional) – all meals and gratuities included

  • Event shirts for all members of your team party

  • All basketball activities (practice / games)

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