Terms & Conditions
What’s included: Our group cruises prices include all port taxes and government fees prepaid. Note: we have posted approximate discount group cruise prices that were current as of posting. However, prices and cabin categories may change without notice according to Carnival’s availability. So the prices are a guideline only; they are not guaranteed until we actually book your cabin. Full payment is due when we book your cabin.
The bottom line: Other websites that sell cruises may seem to offer a “cheaper” price for the same cruise but they do not include the options that you are prepaying with us. We book your cruise directly with Carnival and if you are 55+ or have previously sailed with Carnival, we always check to see if Carnival can provide a free upgrade or better discount than our quoted group rate. Since this is a private event, you must book your cruise through our website to be part of the Fangs and Fur group.
Convention Fee: In addition to the cruise fare, a $100 per person Fangs and Fur Registration Fee is due on or before final payment. On the day we board the ship, you will be issued I.D. Badges and special Fangs and Fur tote bags. Children 12 and younger do not have to pay the Event Fee. The link to pay for your cruise Seminar Fee is here.
Cabins will not be reserved until after payment is received. We cannot “hold” cabins for you; you can do that by 1) filling in the registration form and 2) paying for your cruise in full. All prices quoted are for double occupancy; if you are traveling alone there is a surcharge but if you would like a roommate, let us know and we’ll try to match you up.
Cruise Rates: Once you have paid for your cruise, your rates will not increase. Please do not wait to book your cabin because once our initial block of rooms is filled up, the next block of rooms may be at a slightly higher rate. For the best rate and choice of cabins, reserve your cabin today!
Payment: Full payment is due after you fill in your Registration Form. Cruise payments may be made by credit card only.
Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase Carnival’s trip insurance for your cruise. It’s very affordable and gives you peace of mind about your trip. Your Trip Protection Policy covers: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Emergency Evacuation, Accident Medical Expense, Sickness Medical Expense, Baggage Protection…Plus 24 Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance. Price:
$65 for Indoor Cabins 4 and Ocean View Cabins 6
$95 for Balcony
Slightly higher prices for single cabins and suites – price will depend on the cabin you choose.
Cancellation Guidelines: Hopefully you will take the optional Trip Protection Policy mentioned above. Otherwise, cancellation penalties are charged in the event of either partial or full stateroom cancellations as noted on the following dates:
October 19, 2009 or after- $250 per person
December 4, 2009 or after – 50%
December 26, 2009 or after – 100%
Once again, your smartest choice is to take the Trip Protection Policy!
Airport Transfers: Are you flying to Miami? Then you will probably want Carnival’s transfer service. They will pick you up at the airport, at baggage claim, and take you directly to the ship. At the end of the cruise, they will return you to the airport in plenty of time to make your flight home. You can also choose to fly to Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), which is about 27 miles away from Miami (MIA). Carnival charges $16 one way to pick you at Miami airport, or $30 one way to pick you up at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Important: make sure your flight brings you either to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale no later than 1:30 pm on January 2nd. And you should not schedule a flight home any earlier than 12 noon on January 9th.
Airfare, Hotel or Car Rental: You can book these yourself online at MaceddyTravel.com. Or, if you need help please call Sharon at 646-321-8504 or email us at email@example.com. If you live in an area that tends to have bad weather in January, you may wish to fly into Miami a day earlier. We can help you find and/or book a low fare, any needed hotel at a discount rate, or a car rental.
Prepaid Gratuities: We recommend that you prepay your cruise gratuities. At $10/day, it covers your cabin and dining room stewards and you don’t have to worry about tipping once you’re on the ship. The rules for prepaid gratuities are as follows: If one person in your cabin prepays, anyone else in the same cabin must also pre-pay. If you decide not to prepay, Carnival will add the gratuities to your shipboard account. Again, it’s best to take care of it in advance.
Note: Carnival Cruises has the right to implement a fuel surcharge of $9 per person per day if the price of crude oil reaches $70+ per barrel.
Carnival Liberty: This ship will stop at 3 ports so you have the opportunity to take advantage of the many exciting excursions if you wish. (Please ask if you’d like recommendations as to which excursions to take.) The ship also has a gym, pool, spa, library, dancing, lounges, casino, bingo, Broadway-style shows and other amenities. There’s also a business center with Internet available. So…can you bring along a spouse, significant other and/or family member/friend that isn’t a Fangs and Fur fanatic? Of course you can, and let them know that they will find plenty of other activities to fill their days!
All You Can Eat: Carnival Liberty has food available for you 24/7! You have the choice of eating your meals in the dining room or on the Lido deck buffet. 24/7 pizza and the 24/7 hamburger grill are also available, as well as a midnight buffet. If this isn’t enough, you can also order room service at no extra charge! No matter your diet preferences, you won’t go hungry. There are no additional fees to eat in the formal dining room and all the food is included in your cruise fare. Alcoholic drinks and soda are extra; you can buy them separately on your onboard sign-and-sail card, or the ship offers a set price for drinks and/or sodas for the entire cruise.
Early or Late Dinner Seating: Because of our seminar schedule, we will request early seating for you unless you request otherwise. However, dinner seating is subject to Carnival’s availability.
Kid-Friendly Events: Carnival Liberty is a wonderful ship for families, as the various age groups have supervised activities during the day from the cruise staff. Babysitting is available at an hourly rate, and Camp Carnival offers programs for toddlers, children, tweens and teens. These services allow parents to enjoy the Fangs and Fur events while the children are having fun with their own projects!
Proof of Citizenship: Each passenger must bring proper proof of citizenship. A valid passport is required. Anyone without proper proof of citizenship will be denied boarding. Make sure you make your reservation under your legal name as shown on your passport. The cruise line will charge you if your name has to be changed on the paperwork to match your legal name. For example: If your drivers license says “Mary H. Smith” and your passport says “Mary Hillary Smith” – you must register as “Mary Hillary Smith.”
Are you under 21?: Minors are considered to be under 21 years of age. Carnival Cruises requires that a minor travel with someone 25 years or older in the same cabin. If you are a minor, you will need to have a parent/legal guardian consent form signed and faxed to us; bring the signed original with you as you may need to show it when you board the ship.
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