Logistics

We are super excited to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines for 2014! The conference will be held on board the Carnival Spirit from 21st to 24th March, 2014. Please check our Program page for full details of the conference schedule.


Carnival Spirit ItineraryWhere to board:

Sydney, Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) Circular Quay West, The Rocks

Is the port accessible to public transport?

Yes, however this is not recommended. The nearest bus stop is Argyle Street/George Street in The Rocks, which is approximately 500 meters (a five minute walk) to the terminal. Fares and schedules are available on the Sydney buses website (www.sydneybuses.info). The nearest train station is Circular Cay which is approximately 500 meters (a five minute walk) to the terminal. Fares and schedules are available on the NSW City Rail website (www.cityrail.info). The bus stops, train station, and the terminal do not offer luggage assistance to/from the bus or train station and luggage trolleys are not permitted to leave the wharf area.

Is there parking at the terminal?

Short or long term parking is not permitted at the terminal. A three minute maximum drop off time is permitted and is enforced by Security Staff at the wharf. No parking is permitted in the lower George Street area from Argyle Street to Hickson Road. Parking is available at the Wilson Car Park, 155 George Street, under the Cahill Expressway and adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel. It is about a five minute walk to/from the terminal. Otherwise a limited amount of metered parking is available within The Rocks area (applicable parking fees will apply).

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What time should I arrive?

To best prepare yourself for the start of the conference, make sure you book your check in time online. Check in starts at 12 noon and closes at 4.30pm.

Do we use a group code to get the reduced accommodation rates?

Yes, we do! Please email us info@digitalparentsconference.com.au for the code. For further information on how to book your accommodation, check out our register page.

Can I share my room with another attendee?

Yes, you definitely can. We have a group over at Digital Parents especially dedicated to finding roomies. You do have to become a member of Digital Parents in order to have access to that discussion.

What is the Embarkation Process?

Guests are required to show their cruise documents prior to entering the terminal. Once they enter the terminal, all guests must check in, then pass through customs and finally security before boarding the ship. Any large items and luggage must be checked in prior to entering the terminal.
Once you reach our check-in agent, you will need to present your passport (or photo ID) and boarding pass, and we will establish your Sail & Sign on board account. Once your registration is complete, you will be provided with your Sail & Sign Card.Prior to going on board the ship, all guests’ photographs, including infants, will be captured through our APass kiosks. Your photo will be linked to your Sail & Sign card and will be used at security checkpoints when getting on and off our ship. 

How much luggage can I bring?

We recommend no more than two (2) bags per person. Each bag can be no bigger than 140cm x 60cm x 40cm and cannot weigh more than 32kg. It is important to remember that airlines may have different luggage restrictions.

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Are passports required?

Domestic Cruises (Australia): Australian residents must provide Government issued photo I.D.

What’s included in my ticket?

Aside from conference stuff, your ticket will cover accommodation, all main meals onboard, entertainment (including production shows, guest entertainers, trivia, karaoke, dancing classes, movies and in-stateroom videos), a dinner at Nouveau, WiFi and use of the ship’s many complimentary facilities such as swimming pools, gym, waterpark, waterslides, mini-golf, spas, table tennis, and library.

What are the optional extras?

The options onboard are endless! Some of the optional extras that can be purchased include Shore Excursions, drinks, food from the alternative dining venues as indicated onboard, bar snacks, room service, hairdressing, massage and beauty treatments, spa services, photographic services, video arcade games and some craft activities. Other services may be available at the time you sail, as we are constantly striving to enhance our product.

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ACCOMMODATION

We have reserved Interior Staterooms and Balcony Rooms for the attendees with options for Quad share (four people) or Twin share. The ticket covers the accommodation price per person. If you want to bring members of your family, you will have to pay extra for them per person.

COST PER PERSON

The cabin costs per person are as follows:

  • Interior – $585 normally $679 (twin share)
  • Balcony – $735 normally 889 (twin share)
  • 3rd/4th person – $385

In a quad share room, the cost per person will be lower if you have four people.

*The  exclusive price is only available for the group and it can’t be booked on Carnival’s website or through a travel agent.

**The exclusive price includes all access to conference programming (workshops, keynotes and one on one sessions with experts), accommodation, main meals, entertainment, WiFi, Dinner at Nouveau  Steakhouse on one of the nights and refreshments for the conference.

To buy your ticket, visit the Register page.

For more information, check out Carnival Cruise Lines FAQs page. Read their Cruise Ticket Contract here.