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Cruise

DigiMarCon Cruise 2021 kicks off on the evening of Sunday, May 24th, 2020 onboard Royal Caribbean ‘Majesty of the Seas’ Cruise Ship, departing New Orleans, Maryland and ends the morning of Thursday, May 28th, 2029. Many attendees plan to stay a few days extra and make a vacation out of their stay in New Orleans, Maryland.

Click here for complete Cruise Information.

 

Airport

The New Orleans International Airport (airport code MCO), is 10 miles from Port of New Orleans, Maryland and is the arrival for many passengers making their way to cruise ships in the port

 

Public Transport

Uber/Lyft
As for a mix of cost and convenience, we think rideshare services win hands-down in getting from anywhere in the area to the port. From your phone you can call a ride on demand, no matter where you are.

As well, rates are extremely affordable. When you mix a ride any time you want with a cheap price (remember, up to four people can ride with no increase in charges), we think taking an Uber or Lyft to the ship makes the most sense for most people.

Here are some example estimated rates you would pay for getting to the terminal. Note that that taxi rates include a 15% customary tip. Uber and Lyft make tipping optional

Taxis
If you don’t want to use rideshare services like Uber/Lyft, you can always take a cab from the airport or anywhere else around town. Expect the rates to be a little more expensive, but still reasonable and convenient for getting to the port.

We’ve listed the estimated taxi fare from popular areas to the Port of New Orleans in the table above.

Keep in mind that if you are coming directly from an area airport, you shouldn’t have to wait long to catch a taxi. If you are at a hotel or some other location in the area, you’ll want to call a cab in advance to give it time to come reach you before.

Cruise Shuttles
Both Royal Caribbean and Carnival offer shuttles from the New Orleans airport (BWI) to the cruise port. For example, Carnival charges $25.99 per person, each way for their shuttle. This service will pick you up at the airport on cruise day and deliver you right to the port.

At this time there is no service offered from Dulles or Reagan airport.

For a couple of reasons, we usually suggest going with another option than a cruise shuttle transfer. First, it is expensive. The rates shown above are per person. So a family of four is paying $25.99 each ($104) just to get from the airport to the cruise port. Other options like Uber and taxis usually price based on the car, not the number of occupants.

Second, cruise transfers are extremely limited. In this case, it runs only from the airport to the terminal, and only on the day of sailing. So if you come in early or are staying at a hotel in the area, then the cruise line transfer isn’t a viable option.

If you decide anyway that you would prefer a cruise line transfer, simply contact your cruise company directly to book a reservation.

Independent Shuttles/Car Services
If you are traveling with a larger group or want to ride to your cruise in style, then your best bet is likely to look for an independent shuttle van or private car service. These providers can offer private service to the port, often for less per person than a taxi or other service, assuming you have five or more passengers. They can also give you a ride in an upscale car or even a limousine.

To be frank, the number of shuttles and car services in the area is extremely high. That means we can’t list them all here. Instead, we’ve rounded up a sample list of area companies to give you a good start to go from.

The prices quoted by these companies can vary widely depending on what sort of service you need and exactly where you are coming from. However, as a general rule expect it to be a better value the larger a group you need to transport. Be sure to shop around before selecting a service as it can save you considerable money.

One other thing to keep in mind is that the prices you are quoted won’t include gratuity, which can add on another 15-20% to your fare.

Arriving via Penn Station
If you are headed to New Orleans via train, the odds are likely that you will arrive via New Orleans Penn Station — the primary station in the city. Penn Station is only about four miles from the cruise terminal, or a 15-minute car ride.

We recommend taking either Uber/Lyft or a taxi from the train station to the port, once you arrive. Rides will cost about $15-20. Public transit to the port isn’t convenient given the location and the fact that you’ll be carrying your luggage.

Getting to the port from Penn Station via public transportation involves catching a local bus (95, Downtown-Roland Park), before transferring to another route (71, Downtown-Patapsco Light Rail). You can also catch the CityLink Silver south. Either way, it’s about a 20-minute walk to the port from the closest stop.

Instead of worrying about unfamiliar public transportation routes, it’s just a few dollars to take a car to the port.

Public Transportation
As mentioned above, we highly recommend taking a car over using public transit to the cruise terminal. The problem is that getting to the terminal typically involves one or more transfers, plus at least a 20-minute walk from the closest bus stop to the cruise terminal. That means what can be a 15-minute car ride turns into an hour-long commute. Just pay a few bucks for a cab or car, and start your trip off that much easier!

 

Driving

Driving to Port Canaveral

FROM SOUTH, EAST OR WEST: Connect with I-95 North and go to last exit before the Fort McHenry Tunnel, Key Highway and East McComas Street. Straight ahead on East McComas Street to the Terminal entrance.

FROM NORTH: Take I-95 South through the Fort McHenry Tunnel, stay in far right line. Take first exit after the tunnel, Key Highway. On the ramp, move to the left lane and left at the trafic light. Continue to bear left on to East McComas Street and to the Terminal entrance.

 

When to Arrive / Depart

It is recommended to arrive in New Orleans, May 22nd, 2020 (the day prior to the Cruise Embarkation date) and depart New Orleans no earlier than the afternoon of Thurday, May 28th, 2020 after the Cruise has returned to New Orleans, Maryland.


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Got questions? We have answers…

This page will answer many of the questions you may have about DigiMarCon Cruise 2021.

 


When and where is DigiMarCon Cruise 2021?

DigiMarCon Cruise 2021 takes place from July 7 to 14, 2019 onboard a 7 night Royal Caribbean Cruise on the ‘Majesty of the Seas’ Cruise ship. The cruise departs July 7, 2019 from New Orleans (Port Canaveral), Florida and cruises to 4 destinations in the Caribbean including; King′s Wharf (Bermuda) before returning back to Port Canaveral, Florida on July 14, 2019. Click here for travel details.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal Address:
Cruise Terminal #10
9005 Charles M. Rowland Drive
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Directions:

From New Orleans International Airport:

  • Take Airport Exit 1A to SR 528 Beach Line Expressway East.
  • Remain on SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
  • Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral "A" Cruise Terminals.

From I-95:

  • From North or South on I-95 take the SR 528 Beach Line Expressway East.
  • Remain on SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
  • Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral "A" Cruise Terminals.

Parking Information:
Parking is available in the garage or open lot across from Cruise Terminal #10 for $15 USD per day (subject to change). Payment is made as you enter the facility in cash or Visa or Mastercard credit card.


What’s the Schedule?

Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Sunday, July 7th, 2019
11:00am: Embarkation, Customs, Board Cruise Ship, Check-in
4:30pm: 7 night Caribbean Cruise Departs
6:00pm: Networking Dinner

Monday, July 8th, 2019
8:00am – 4:00pm: Free Time in CocoCay, Bahamas
6:00pm: Networking Dinner

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
8:00am - 8:45am: Conference Center Opens
8:45am – 10:15am: DigiMarCon At Sea - Session 1
10:15am – 11:00am: Refreshments Break & Networking
11:00am – 12:30pm: DigiMarCon At Sea - Session 2
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
6:00pm: Networking Dinner

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
11:00am – 7:00pm: Free Time in Costa Maya, Mexico
6:00pm: Networking Dinner

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
7:00am – 4:00pm: Free Time in Roatan, Honduras
6:00pm: Networking Dinner

Friday, July 12th, 2019
7:30am – 5:00pm: Free Time in Cozumel, Mexico
6:00pm: Networking Dinner

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
8:00am - 8:45am: Conference Center Opens
8:45am – 10:15am: DigiMarCon At Sea - Session 3
10:15am – 11:00am: Refreshments Break & Networking
11:00am – 12:30pm: DigiMarCon At Sea - Session 4
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
2:00pm – 4:00pm: TECHSPO At Sea
6:00pm: Networking Dinner
9:00pm – 11:00pm: Farewell Cocktail Party

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
6:00am: Disembark Cruise in Port Canaveral, Florida


How much does it cost to attend DigiMarCon Cruise 2021?

For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.


What is included in the All Access Pass registration fee?

Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you the following:

  • Conference Bag
  • Daily Reserved Group Dining in Main Dining Room
  • Group Discounted Royal Caribbean Cruise Package Rates
  • All General Sessions
  • TECHSPO At Sea Access
  • Farewell Cocktail Party


How do I register? Register now!

Full registration information is available here.


What forms of payment are accepted?

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.


Is there a group discount?

Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.

There are just a few simple Group Registration rules:

  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the team must be registered at the same time. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • You must pre-register to take advantage of these rates, which will not be offered on site.
  • Group Registration Rates cannot be combined with any other offers.

More details about Group Rates here.


Are there academic, government, nonprofit or military discounts?

Academic, Government, Military & Non-Profit discount rates at DigiMarCon Cruise 2021 apply to current full-time employees of academic institutions, federal, state or local government agencies, international government agencies, active military and non-profit organization employees only.

More details about Discount Rates here.


What is the dress code?

Attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.


Can I bring a guest to the conference and networking events?

All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.


Can I send a substitute in my place?

You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.


What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your participation in DigiMarCon Cruise 2021 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Cruise incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Cruise. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Cruise with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Cruise. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Cruise are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use DigiMarCon credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.

Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the DigiMarCon office. Reselling DigiMarCon Cruise 2021 registrations is not permitted.


I live outside of United States, do you accept attendees from other countries?

Yes, international attendees are welcome at each of our conferences.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, can DigiMarCon prepare an invitation letter for me to attend the conference for Visa Processing purposes?

Yes, this is often requested for International Attendees. After you have registered, send a letter request email to info@digimarcon.com and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, if my Visa Application is declined will I get a refund?

You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.


What networking activities are associated with DigiMarCon Cruise 2021?

A full list of the official networking functions are available here.


Will I receive event updates?

Yes, DigiMarCon will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.


How can I submit to speak at DigiMarCon Cruise 2021?

Sorry but our Call for Speakers for general sessions is now closed. All speakers will be notified of acceptance before January 31, 2019, if you have any questions please e-mail: info[at]digimarcon.com (replace [at] with @). There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.


Can I record what is presented at DigiMarCon Cruise 2021?

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.


How can we sponsor DigiMarCon Cruise 2021?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at DigiMarCon Cruise 2021.


Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes we do. Become a DigiMarCon Affiliate and earn commission on every completed registration referred by your efforts. Click here for details.


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