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.
Where 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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.
Are passports required?
Domestic Cruises (Australia): Australian residents must provide Government issued photo I.D.
What’s included in my ticket?
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.
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.