Perl Whirl ’04 Booking

Eastern Mediterranean • October 10th to 17th, 2004

 
   
     
     

Making Your Reservation for Perl Whirl 04
(October 10–17, 2004)

The following information will help you book your Perl Whirl 04 Cruise properly and with minimal effort. Please read all the information carefully before completing the reservation form. At approximately two to four weeks prior to sailing you will receive your tickets. For those of you who have never cruised before, we'll send you a guide to the cruise in this same mailing. This guide includes important information such as: What to pack, specifics on tour excursions and prices, special guest lecturers, our Perl Whirl 04 sessions on board, and much more! Only passengers booked through Geek Cruises will be admitted to the Perl Whirl 04 Conference.

HOW TO BOOK:
Select Plan I, II, III, IV, or V
Cabin prices vary by the category and type of accommodation you select. There are Inside cabins (without a window), Outside cabins (with a window, porthole, or verandah), Mini-Suites and Suites. All cabins have a private bathroom with shower (outside cabins also have bathtubs), color TV, telephone, and two beds which can convert to a queensize. Some cabins can accommodate a third and/or fourth person. A limited number of cabins for the Physically Challenged (PC) are available upon request. The following are 5 ways you may choose to sail with us:

(I) TWO PERSONS SHARING THE SAME CABIN: Double occupancy means that two passengers will be sharing the same cabin. All cabins have either two lower beds, or beds that may convert to a double or queensize or king-size bed.

(II) TRIPLE AND QUAD OCCUPANCY: If three or four family members or friends wish to share the same cabin, they may do so. The third and fourth passenger rates are listed in the pricing information (see next column).

(III) GUARANTEED SHARE (GS) FARES: This plan is for passengers who are coming on a GEEK CRUISE by themselves and wish to share a cabin with another passenger in an inside or outside cabin only. The prices are the same as the per person double occupancy rates. Be sure to check the box that says Guaranteed Share. Guaranteed Share cabin assignments will be done at time of document issuance, only. Also, please specify the room category of your choice. You will be matched with members of the same gender. Share Passengers who smoke, are not to do so in the cabin, unless okayed by fellow roommates.We will try to match you with someone close to your own age whenever possible.

(IV) SINGLE OCCUPANCY: This is for those who wish to solely occupy a cabin. There is a single occupancy upcharge of 50% for inside and outside cabins; 100% for all other cabins.

(V) PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED (PC): There are a very limited number of specially equipped cabins for the Physically Challenged. Please let us know your specific needs.

Please allow seven to ten days for processing of payments. We'll mail out a receipt shortly after you book. To be confirmed on the cruise, we must have a fully completed Booking (below) along with your per person deposit. Passengers will receive cabin assignment upon booking but these cabin assignments are subject to change. Port charges and government taxes (stated below) are in addition to the per person cruise rates listed on this page.

CRUISE PRICING INFORMATION  

Deposit: $400 per person, due at time of booking

CABIN TYPE

CRUISE RATES ARE PER PERSON,
BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY ARE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

INSIDE CABIN
[ SOLD OUT ]
BETTER
INSIDE CABIN
$1,199
[ SOLD OUT ]
STANDARD
OUTSIDE CABIN
[ SOLD OUT ]
OUTSIDE W/
VERANDAH
$1,399
[ GS & PHYSICALLY
CHALLENGED (PC) AVAILABLE ]
MINI-SUITE
$1,599
[ PC AVAILABLE ]
FULL SUITE
[ SOLD OUT ]
 

3rd AND/OR 4th PERSON RATE: ages 19 and older: $649; ages 218: $549; under 2 years old: $499

The Perl Whirl 04 CONFERENCE FEE is $995. Only passengers booked through Geek Cruises will be admitted to the Perl Whirl 04. The Perl Whirl 04 Conference fee subject to the following cancellation fees: $100 if canceling before February 1, 2004; $250 if canceling from February 1, 2004 to June 1 2004; $395 if canceling after June 1 2004. All conference cancellation fees, however, can be applied to a future Geek Cruise!

ALUMNI DISCOUNTS: $50 per person discount for previous Geek Cruisers.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: 150% for standard inside and outside cabins; 200% for all cabins with a verandah.

PORT CHARGES, TAXES & GRATUITIES: Port charges/taxes are $173 per person (subject to minor change).

FULL PAYMENT is due on July 1, 2004 (or, if you book after July 1, at the time of booking). The signed Insurance Waiver is due in the Geek Cruises office upon issuance and no later than the final payment date.

FOREIGN SHIPPING FEES and ADDITIONAL PAYMENT INFORMATION: There is a foreign shipping charge of $60 (to cover the shipping of your cruise tickets) per foreign residence ($35 per Canadian residence). Payments may be made by check, money order or major credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, Diners Club, or American Express). Checks are to be made payable to Int'l Technology Conferences, in US dollars only, and drawn on a US bank. Sorry, no exceptions. There is a $25 charge for returned checks. Any fees or charges related to check payments or wire transfers will be charged back to your invoice.

AIR ADD-ONS: Airfare from most major cities is available through Costa Cruise Lines. Please call or email our office for a quote. Airfare will include transfers to/from the dock/airport.

WHAT'S INCLUDED? All your food, t-shirts for every passenger, Private Perl Whirl 04 cocktail parties (two in all!), all your entertainment, room service, outrageous scenery and more! Your bar bill, casino action, beauty parlor visits, shore excursions and any expenses of a personal nature are the only extras.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Passport is required for this cruise. Non U.S. Citizens: Any additional travel documents, such as visas, that are required for embarkation, disembarkation at the ports of call, and re-entry into the United States are the responsibility of the passenger. Please check with your country's government agencies, embassies, or consulates to determine documentary requirements. You may be denied boarding without proper proof of citizenship.

CRUISE CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, INSURANCE and CHANGES: After booking, a Cancellation Processing Fee (CP fee) of $100 per person will be assessed (but will be applied towards any future Geek Cruise); between July 1, 2004 and August 31, 2004, $400 will be assessed; between September 1, 2004 and September 30, 2004 50% of your cruise/package (which includes air and hotel) will be assessed; and after October 1, 2004 100% of the gross fare is assessed. After full or final payment date, all invoices will be subject to a minimum charge of $50 for any changes. To protect against cancellation penalties, Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance is available and strongly recommended. Geek Cruises provides access to this insurance; Trip Cancellation brochures are included with your initial invoice. A signed Insurance Waiver is due in the Geek Cruises office upon issuance of same. Travel documents will not be released and your booking is subject to cancellation unless we receive the Insurance Waiver.

HURRY: AVAILABILITY IS VERY LIMITED

ALL RESERVATIONS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
AT TIME OF BOOKING

 
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