Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

                                                        

Vervenista Caribbean Cruise 2019

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are listed below.

What is the deposit amount?

Staterooms accommodating 2 people require a non-refundable $50.00 per person deposit if paying by credit card or debit card, plus a $5 processing fee or $50.00 per person if paying by E-check (available for US Residents only), which is due with registration in order to confirm your reservation.

All suites and staterooms accommodating 3rd and 4th guests require a $50.00 per person deposit if paying by credit card, debit card, plus a $5 processing fee or $50.00 per person deposit if paying by E-check (available for US Residents only) at time of registration to confirm stateroom type.  Staterooms accommodating 3rd and/or 4th guests are junior suites only and are subject to availability.

What are the deposit deadlines?

All deposits are due upon confirmation of stateroom and suite accommodation. Deposit and registration deadline is October 1, 2018 for best selection of room availability.

Final payment, all participants’ full legal names, birth dates, passport information and contact information are due to Elite Travel by October 26, 2018.

Can I cancel my reservation without losing my deposit?

Deposits for all reservations are totally non-refundable.

Can I register now?

Yes! We recommend that you register now to ensure you have a cabin reserved in your name. You may cancel your reservation with no additional penalty up to October 1, 2018.

These cabins will go fast so book your cruise today.  If you earned a free cruise and paid an initial deposit, your deposit will be refunded to you at the time that your official cruise qualification has been confirmed by the Artistry Crowning Beauty Group office and Elite Travel.

I earned a free cruise – what do I need to do to register?

Congratulations! Please complete the online registration on this link

On Line Registration

to ensure a cabin is reserved for you. Once you have qualified with all the required documentation from the Artistry Crowning Beauty Group office you will receive an email confirmation that you have earned a free cruise.  You are responsible for cruise taxes of approximately $119.00 payable by October 26, 2018.

What if I didn’t end up qualifying for the cruise or I cannot attend and need to cancel?

Your cruise reservation is fully cancelable up to October 26, 2018.  After that date, penalties for cancellations apply. See the website for specific dates and amounts.

Cancellations

Who do I contact if I need to make a change to my booking?

Elite Travel
Telephone: 800-999-6003 or 573-334-1234
Email: sales@elitetravel.com

Email is the preferred mode of communication.

What are the prices for the various staterooms?

Rates start at the pricing listed below and are based on availability.  Rates are subject to change until time of booking is confirmed.

Please contact us for exact pricing quotes.

• Interior Stateroom 160 Sq Ft $395.00 per person double occupancy
• Ocean View Stateroom 161 Sq Ft $435.00 per person double occupancy
• Balcony Cabin 198 Sq Ft Midship $536.00 per person double occupancy
• Junior Suite 277 Sq Ft $.00 per person double occupancy
• Inside Cabin for One Person $.00
• Ocean View Cabin for One Person $.00
• Balcony Cabin for One Person Deck 7 $.00
• Junior Suite w Balcony for One Person $.00
*Prices include all taxes, fees and gratuities.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed on the Artistry Crowning Beauty Vervanista Cruise?

While most Cruise qualifiers do not attend with their children, children are allowed on the cruise provided they meet the requirement of Carnival Cruise Line:

All facts stated below apply at sailing.

Infants sailing aboard a Carnival Vessel must be at least 6 months old on the first day of the cruise.
However, for voyages that have 3 or more days at sea, the infant must be at least 12 months old at time of sailing.

No guest younger than 21 years of age will be assigned to a stateroom unless accompanied in the same stateroom by an adult 21 years old or older. A guest’s age is established upon the first date of sailing.  This age limit will be waived for children sailing with their parents or guardians in connecting staterooms. A married couple under 21 may travel in the same stateroom if proof of marriage is provided upon embarkation.

Adults who are not the parent or legal guardian of a minor traveling with them must present an original notarized letter signed by the child’s parent(s), authorizing the adult to take the child on the specific cruise, supervise the child and allow emergency medical treatment to be administered. Failure to produce this letter at embarkation may result in denied boarding, with no refund of cruise fare.

For more information regarding sailing with children or minors, see Carnival Sailing with Children and Minors.

How can I order a t-shirt?

Email Debra@ArtistryCrowningBeauty to order your t-shirt before December 1, 2018. Indicate your size, name, address and phone number, please.

T-shirts are $25 each and will be charged to your credit card submitted on your registration. For future Artistry Crowning Beauty Vervanista Cruises you do not need to purchase a T-shirt.  Just bring your Artistry Crowning Beauty Cruise shirt with you on board. There will be a group photo on board during the cruise where everyone wears their Artistry shirt!

What time is the dinner seating on board?

The Artistry Crowning Beauty Vervanista Group will be seated at the early dinner seating at 6:00 pm each night on board. Every accommodation will be made to seat you with your group or in close proximity. Only those who book their cruise with Elite Travel in our cabin block can be guaranteed to be seated in the Artistry Crowning Beauty Vervanista Group dining area and time.

What are the ports of call?

5 DAY WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE

Day Ports of Call Arrive * Depart

SATURDAY NEW ORLEANS, LA 4:00PM Embarkation

SUNDAY FUN DAY AT SEA

MONDAY COZUMEL, MEXICO 8:00AM 5:00PM

TUESDAY YUCATAN (PROGRESO), MEXICO 9:00AM 5:00PM

WEDNESDAY FUN DAY AT SEA

THURSDAY NEW ORLEANS, LA 8:00AM  Debarkation

What is the best airport to fly into?

• New Orleans International Airport is only 15 miles from the Port of New Orleans Cruise Terminal, approximately 25 minutes drive time.

If you are flying in early and staying in New Orleans, there are several options available for transportation to the pier.

Current Taxi rates are about $36.00 for two people each way.  $15 per person for 3 or more.

An alternative to a taxi is UberX basic starting at $33 minimum for your group or Lyft is another recommendation.

• There can be a lot of traffic on the highway, so please leave plenty of time so you don’t miss the boat!

What is the port address?

Erato Street Cruise Terminal and Parking Complex

1100 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Click Port Nolo . The Port of New Orleans to see a map with directions.  A $20 per day parking fee is charged per vehicle.

How and when will I receive my documents for the cruise?

Cruise Lines no longer issue paper tickets and documents for cruises. Once your final payment has been paid, you will receive a confirmation email with your booking number from Elite Travel.  You then go to Carnival’s website at Online Boarding Passes and Luggage Tags and complete your online check in.  You’ll be able to print a boarding pass and luggage tags from your computer.

Are there meetings on board with the Artistry Crowning Beauty Vervenista Group that I should plan on attending?

Yes! There will be a couple of brief meetings on board with the entire Artistry Crowning Beauty Vervenista Group together.  Meeting times will be emailed to all cruisers before your sailing.  Attendance at either of the two complimentary beauty sessions is not a requirement for cruise participation.

Will there be a group photo taken on board?

Yes! Please plan to bring your Artistry t-shirt with you on the cruise for the group photo. Time and Place will be announced by email a few days prior to the cruise.

Where can I get more information about the ship?

Carnival SS Triumph – Overview

How can I book a shore excursion?

Two ways:

1) Book Carnival offered excursions. Once your final payment is submitted, you can go to the
Carnival website and access your booking (we will provide you with your booking number), and
your Cruise Planner.  From there, you can book your excursions.  Find out about Carnivals Best Price Guarantee.

2) We highly recommend booking your Cozumel shore excursions by clicking HERE.  Book your Yucatan shore excusion by clicking HERE.  These tours are offered by a supplier that serves the cruise industry. Their group sizes are usually smaller than the cruise line offers (average group size is 8 – 12), and the price of the excursions can be up to 40% less than the cruise line prices. When booking through the above link, your shore excursion record is automatically linked to your cabin booking.

What do I need to bring?

Days onboard are casual and you’ll be most comfortable in sport clothes and resort wear. Shoes should be lowheeled for deck activities. Bring a few swimsuits so you’ll always have a dry one. You don’t have to bring towels, as they are provided. And don’t forget your camera and binoculars, so you don’t miss a thing.

When you’re onshore, shorts, polo shirts, light sweaters, khakis and jeans are perfectly acceptable. Of course, you’ll want to pack some comfortable walking shoes as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun.
There will be one formal dinner on the cruise and it’s your chance to get a little gussied up. The guys usually wear anything from nice jackets and slacks to suits and ties. The ladies wear anything from cocktail dresses, to dressy pant suits, or nice dresses.

What is the ship’s currency?

Cash is not accepted on board. Carnival will establish an on board account for you. Should you make any onboard purchases (gift shop and casino purchases, spa /salon treatments, beverages, shore excursions, etc) your Sea Pass card (given at check in) will be swiped and items charged to your on board account.  At the end of the cruise, CSST will charge your ship board account balance to your credit card (which they ask for at check in).

What is included in my cruise fare?

Your cabin accommodation, ocean transportation, food in the main dining room and buffet restaurant, on board entertainment, all port charges and taxes, and gratuities to the wait staff and housekeeping.

What is not included in my cruise fare?

Meals at the specialty dining restaurants, spa and salon services, golf simulator, gambling, art auction, any purchase made in on board gift shops, shore excursions, photographs, video arcade, medical services, internet access, transfers between the airport and the ship, laundry and dry cleaning, ship to shore telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, non alcoholic beverages (excluding filtered water, lemonade and iced tea)

What documentation do I need for boarding the ship?

NECCESSARY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

US Citizens – You must have either:
1) A valid US Passport Book – the expiration date should be July 10, 2019 (6 mos.) or after
OR
2) A valid US Passport Card – the expiration date should be July 10, 2019 (6 mos.) or after
OR
3) An original government issued picture ID (i.e. driver’s license) AND an original government issued birth certificate or original Naturalization Certificate. Baptismal papers and hospital certificates of birth are NOT acceptable. Military identification cards, voter registration cards or Social Security cards are NOT considered proof of citizenship.

Passports are HIGHLY recommended over the other two options. In the event of emergency, if you need to fly home from the Caribbean, a passport would be needed to re-enter the USA. You can apply for a passport at:

https://passports.state.gov

It can take up to six weeks to get your passport, or renew your passport. Please apply for your passport, or renew your passport, if necessary, as soon as possible.

CANADIAN Citizens -You must have a valid Canadian Passport – the expiration date should be August 25, 2019
or after. Please visit:

 https://www.canada.ca

for application instructions. Please apply for your passport, or renew your passport if necessary as soon as possible.

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