Frequently Asked Questions
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The pricing is listed on the Event Details page. The total price includes your event registration through Eventbrite (which includes your CEs), PLUS your Cruise Cabin. Note that all cabin prices are based on double occupancy. Transportation to and from hotel/airport is the attendees responsibility.
This depends on which event you will be attending. When you book your cruise cabin, your cruise travel specialist will go over this with you!
Absolutely! They are more than welcome to join you on your fun learning experience. When registering your non-dental guest on Eventbrite, choose the appropriate option for either non-dental adult or for kids. The cost will vary between events, but will be listed on the Eventbrite page.
In addition to enjoying the reduced rate on the cabin, these tickets include a swag bag full of goodies, and access to all of our beyond the classroom activities and functions. This includes the premier event of the conference, the Whitening Ball as well admission to the vendor booths and various receptions and eligibility for our prize giveaways. The Dentist and Team tickets include admission to the CE courses.
Schedules vary for each cruise, however, there is always free time built in. Usually, when we are docked, there are classes in the am and the afternoon is free. We make certain to give ample free time for excursions and sightseeing while in ports of call.
Typically, the final schedule is available up to 3 months out. Note that the schedule can change due to conflicts with the ship schedule, but we do our best to keep everything on time.
Boarding times for individual sailings will vary. The cruise line will provide this information on their website. When you complete your online check-in process, you will choose a time window for boarding.
The event details page will list the suggested airport(s), which will be nearest the port.
You are free to choose any lodging option you prefer. The event details page will list the suggested hotel. It will also include a link to book a room in the Smiles at Sea block.
Attendees are responsible for arranging their own travel. Taxi services and rideshare services such as Lyft or Uber are great options. For larger groups, you may want to consider contracting a local shuttle service.
Attendees are responsible for arranging their own travel. Most ports have paid parking if you choose to drive yourself, and many hotels near ports have an option to leave your vehicle there. Taxi services and rideshare services such as Lyft or Uber are great options. For larger groups, you may want to consider contracting a local shuttle service.
The event details page will list the scheduled time for arrival back in our port of disembarkment. We recommend to allow a minimum of 6 hours as a general rule, but you will need to take into consideration how far you need to travel to the airport, and getting through customs, as well as many unforeseen potential circumstances.