IMPORTANT NOTICE "PLEASE READ"
Service Charge, Cruise Information & Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q'S) are answered below:
This is a "Special Theme Cruise Event" in which all reservations made are bounded by the cancellation terms and conditions set forth by TAG Events and not by the cancellation terms and conditions of any cruise line. By reserving travel as a member of the TAG Events Cruise all members acknowledge compliance with these terms and conditions set forth below and at no time can hold TAG Events, nor the cruise lines liable for any independent agent's or representative's additional terms of cancellations when traveling with on the TAG Events Cruise as a representative of that group or individual.
All payments noted as "Mandatory" are required. These minimum payments MUST be received on or before the date noted in order to continue your eligibility for the special rates, discounts, and incentives afforded to you. If any "Mandatory" payment is not received on or by the noted date, your reservation will be canceled with loss of all incentives and entitlements to a reservation booking. If reservation is canceled due to nonpayment before the $300.00 cancellation assessment period, your reservation will be automatically re-booked at the current rates provided by TAG Events at the time of re-booking. In the event that your reservation is canceled during the $300.00 and $500.00 cancellation assessment period, that reservation will cancel and will not be automatically re-booked and must be re-booked by you. Guests are highly encouraged to make "Mandatory" payments at least one week before the required date to ensure receipt and processing of payment.
Please note that any guest requiring a final payment extension must make such request at least 2 weeks before the final payment due date. All extensions will incur a $100.00 Payment Extension Fee for every approved final payment extension required.
Money Orders, Certified Checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, American Express & Cash App, Venmo & Chase Quick Pay Accepted.
WHAT TIME CAN I GET ON THE BOAT?
Boarding Time in Baltimore starts on Aug. 23rd @ 12:00 PM--All guests must check-in by 2:00 PM
WHAT TIME DO I MAKE MY RETURN FLIGHT FOR?
To allow sufficient time for U.S. Customs clearance, it is recommended that you schedule air flights no earlier than the following times.
Baltimore: Sunday Aug. 30th @ 10:00 AM
PORT CHARGES INCLUDE:
--Taxes/fees assessed by governmental and other agencies
--Costs incident to entering/leaving ports such as pilotage
--Costs incurred while in port, such as stevedoring, waste removal and payroll for port-related functions.
BEVERAGE AND LIQUOR POLICY
Alcoholic beverages purchased in foreign ports may not be consumed in public areas, on deck and are not served to anyone under the age of 21. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited from being brought onboard the ship with the exception of wine. Guests are allowed to bring up to 2 bottle of wine in their personal carry-on luggage. Guests can also purchase alcohol in advance to be delivered to their cabins upon arrival for their cruise through Carnival Cruise Lines NEW "Fun Shop" store at http://www.carnival.com/Funshops or can wait until your arrival onboard your ship and then purchase through the room service department.
Purchasing Liquor During the Cruise
Ports of Call
All alcohol purchased in ports will be stored for safekeeping until the end of the voyage. The retained items will be available for collection in a designated lounge on the morning of debarkation.
A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice, and milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought onboard as well as Carnival branded bottled water previously purchased onboard. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per person.
The Fun Shops (Onboard)
All alcohol purchased in The Fun Shops on board will be stored for safekeeping until the end of the voyage. The retained items will be available for collection in a designated lounge on the morning of debarkation.
The Fun Shops (Pre-cruise orders)
All products sold containing alcohol have a limit of two products per booking (whether booked online or a telephone order). This includes alcohol, wine, champagne, and beer. A ‘pack’ or ‘package’ is considered one product.
Alcohol pre-purchased through The Fun Shops for onboard consumption is designed for in-stateroom entertainment only. Guests cannot take liquor bottles with them to public areas. Only wine or champagne that is ordered through The Fun Shops can be served in the dining room or Steakhouse. If the item is not consumed on board during the cruise, the guest may take it home provided the bottle has not been opened.
Casual attire is in order during the day. For one or two nights, formal attire or dark suit is suggested. The dress code for other evening ranges from sports coat and tie to casual resort wear. Shorts and T-shirts are not permitted in the dining room during dinner.
Tipping is at your discretion. As a guideline, Carnival recommends $13.00 per day for gratuities for the following services: Room Steward, Dining Room Staff, Alternative Dining Staff. Daily tipping guidelines apply regardless of dining options selected. For your convenience, a 15% gratuity will be automatically added to your bar bills. Pre-paid gratuities can be purchased in advance per person for the cruise if you choose. Contact your travel agent or group leader for this information. Currently, pre-paid gratuities for this sailing will be $91.00.
Carnival Cruise Lines can arrange special diets requirements. All request must be made at least 2 weeks prior to sailing. You should discuss the method of preparation of menu items with your waiter or headwaiter. There may be limitations in our ability to accommodate special orders. Kosher meals may not be available.
TAG Events and Carnival Cruise Lines reserves the right to cancel or substitute any events, schedules, ports of call at any time and for any reason whatsoever without prior notice, and shall not be liable for any loss to guests by reason of such cancellation or substitution. Reservations are subject to change in the event of a full–ship charter.
TAG Events and the cruise lines neither controls, nor operates, nor is it responsible for the actions of independent contractors, such as airlines, railroad companies, tour operators or ground transporters. TAG Events and the cruise line denies any responsibility or liability for the late arrival of your flight, train, or for any illness, injury, damage, loss of cruise time or other irregularities resulting therefrom. The cruise lines responsibility does not extend beyond the vessels. You are responsible for arriving at the respective ports on the time for embarkation and for joining the vessel at its next port of call if, for any reason, you miss a scheduled sailing. The cruise line reserves the right to refuse or discontinue passage to anyone when, in cruise lines judgment, it would be considered a risk to the guest’s own well-being or that of any other guest.