Your Reservation for Perl Whirl ’04
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.
(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
3rd AND/OR 4th PERSON RATE: ages 19 and older: $649; ages 2–18: $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
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