- How is the booking order determined during the pre-sale?
- What information will I need to book my cabin?
- What is a Sixthman Username, and how do I create one?
- How do I purchase cruise or travel insurance?
- How does travel insurance work?
- What is the payment schedule?
- What are the age requirements for The Rock Boat XIV?
- What is the referral program for The Rock Boat XIV?
- What if I want to book a single occupancy cabin?
- What is the Independent Traveler Program?
How is the booking order determined during the pre-sale?
The Rock Boat XIII alumni will be given the first chance to book. This group was automatically assigned and emailed an Earliest Booking Time. Earliest Booking Times are assigned in order, sorted by most times on The Rock Boat, then by order of booking last year. Note that Earliest Booking Times will be spread throughout several days so that we may provide you the best possible guest service experience as you make your reservation. You will have FEWER people in front of you this year, even if you have to wait longer for your Earliest Booking Time to become active.
Alumni that missed The Rock Boat XIII are next. This group must register for the pre-sale and booking order is determined by number of The Rock Boat sailings, number of Sixthman events, most recent year, then by order of booking for their most recent The Rock Boat.
The Rock Boat XIII Guests who cancelled will be given a chance to book next. This group must register for the pre-sale and booking order is determined by the date you booked your cancelled 2013 reservation.
New The Rock Boat guests who register for the pre-sale are the final group to be included. This group is randomized before earliest booking times are assigned.
Once the pre-sale ends, the general public will be able to book. The public on-sale date for The Rock Boat XIV is June 7.
What information will I need to book my cabin?
Cabin Selection: During booking you will select your desired cabin category and occupancy, so check out the pricing page. You will select your exact room assignment, so also check out the Norwegian Pearl’s deck plans on that page.
Sixthman Usernames: You'll need to login with (or create) a Sixthman Username to book. If you've traveled with Sixthman previously or signed up for the The Rock Boat XIV Pre-Sale you have a username. Recover forgotten login credentials here, or contact us or try our live chat for immediate assistance. If you or a guest needs a Sixthman Username you can create one while booking.
Guest Permissions: If you were a Lead Passenger on a prior event and are sailing with the same guests, your guests will be in a dropdown list for you to add to your cabin. If you're sailing with someone who has a Sixthman Username but has NOT sailed with your previously, have your guests login to their Sixthman profile and add your username to their 'Approved Lead Passengers' list in the 'Guest Permissions' section. They'll then be on the dropdown list for you while booking.Naming Guests: You can add your guests later but fees may apply. See "Can I make changes to my reservation?" here for more details. You are obligated for the full cruise fare of the occupancy level you select during the reservation process even if you do not add guests to fill your entire cabin. If you wish to add guests beyond the capacity of the occupancy level you select during the reservation process you may do so based on availability for the additional cruise fare associated with the transaction.
Multiple Credit Card Payments: If you are paying with multiple credit cards, you will need all of the credit card numbers (with expiration date and card verification number) as well as the name and billing addresses for each card.
What is a Sixthman Username, and how do I create one?
Each guest needs a Sixthman Username to create, manage, or be added to a reservation. Click here to create your Sixthman Username. Your username should be something that is easy for you to remember such as your name or nickname.
If you have traveled with Sixthman previously or signed up for the The Rock Boat XIV Pre-Sale, you have a username and will not need to create one. If you don't know your username, you can recover it here. You can also contact us and we will be happy to look it up for you (try our live chat feature or contact us).
Use your Sixthman Username to login throughout the year to update your personal information, make payments, add guests, or make changes to your reservation. To manage your reservation, sign in using your Sixthman Username here.
How do I purchase cruise or travel insurance?
You may purchase travel insurance while placing your reservation online or by calling Sixthman Guest Services at 1-877-379-9173 after your reservation has been placed. Insurance is sold per person and based of the amount you'd like covered (minimum coverage is the per person cost of the cabin plus all taxes and fees). You may also call Sixthman to request additional coverage for other non-cruise travel, such as airfare and deposits on ground or hotel.
For a complete list of rates and coverage details please visit www.sixthman.net/insurance. Please note that the CFAR benefit (CANCEL FOR ANY REASON) is in addtion to the standard policy and allows a refund of up to 50% of the non-refundable Trip Cost for reservations that are canceled without a covered reason up until 48 hours prior to sailing. This benefit must be purchased within 21 days of trip purchase.
How does travel insurance work?
Sixthman offers you a leading travel insurance plan through our partnership with Travel Insured International. Travel Insured specializes in providing quality coverage and superior customer care and claim service to our Sixthman guests. When you add our plan to your trip, you protect yourself from your policy's effective date through your return home. Your prepaid trip costs are protected against Trip Cancellation or Interruption due to an unforeseen accident or illness to you, your traveling companion or a family member. You also receive Emergency Medical Protection, Baggage Protection, Travel Accident Protection and Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance available 24/7 during your trip.
Remember that sometimes unwelcome events occur to disrupt great trips:
- You are protected, up to full trip cost, if bad weather causes your common carrier to cease operating for 24 hours or more.
- Illness or injury to you or a traveling companion or immediate family member causing you to cancel or interrupt your trip.
- Missed Connection coverage can pay your expenses (up to $500) to rejoin the cruise or tour when you miss the departure due to a three-hour or more flight delay.
- Emergency Medical Expense covers you if you need treatment in a foreign hospital for a sudden illness or accident. We guarantee your admission!
- Trip Cancellation can cover terrorist events, a job layoff (if employed for 1 or more year) or jury duty.*
- Assistance will be there if you lose medications or a passport, or need help canceling lost credit cards.
This coverage must be purchased before your final payment due date. Coverage for all benefits except trip cancellation will begin on the departure date. The trip cancellation benefit will begin at 12:01 AM on the day after Travel Insured receives your application. For pre-existing conditions to be covered you need to purchase Insurance within 21 days of your deposit (other restrictions apply).
Travel Insured also offers Cancel For Any Reason 50% Protection. The Cancel for Any Reason option is only available when specifically requested on the original application and the appropriate premium has been paid. The Cancel For Any Reason benefit must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit. This benefit allows the insured to receive a refund of up to 50% of covered trip costs on reservations cancelled up to 48 hours prior to departure for any reason outside of the covered circumstances.
This is a summary only containing highlights of the plan. Download an Insurance PDF for complete terms, conditions and exclusions that apply. Please Note: Residents of Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Texas and Washington have separate Certificates of Insurance in compliance with state requirements.
We know you might have questions about what is and is not covered so we encourage you to read the Insurance PDF or call Travel Insured at 1-866-684-0218 and specify you are calling about Sixthman Travel Protection.
What is the payment schedule?
Enroll in automatic billing and customize your own payment schedule! See the details here.
If you decide not to do automatic billing, this minimum payment schedule allows guests to make installment payments on their cruise over time. The date that you place your reservation will dictate your minimum deposit amount, after which you would be required to make any future payments according to the schedule. To make a payment on an existing reservation, please login to your account here.
Payment Schedule - Interior & Ocean View Cabins:
- $200 per person due at the time of reservation and;
- Another $200 per person is due on July 15, 2013
- Another $300 per person is due on September 15, 2013
- Remaining 100% is due on November 15th, 2013
Payment Schedule - Balcony & Suite Cabins:
- $300 per person due at the time of reservation and;
- Another $300 per person is due on July 15, 2013
- Another $400 per person is due on September 15, 2013
- Remaining 100% is due on November 15th, 2013
Deposits are based on a minimum of double occupancy.
Past due payments are subject to a $35 late fee. See the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for full details.
What are the age requirements for The Rock Boat XIV?
- Guests under the age of 21 traveling with a parent or guardian in an accompanying stateroom.
- Married minor couple - The booking must be documented that the couple is married. The couple must have proof of marriage at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund.
- Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union minor couple - The booking must be documented that the couple are legal Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union. The couple must have legal proof of partnership/union at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund.
Guest ages will be verified at embarkation. Guests not conforming to this policy will be denied boarding and assessed a 100% cancellation penalty. NO exceptions will be made at embarkation.
What is the referral program for The Rock Boat XIV?
You can earn money for referring your friends who have never attended a Sixthman event to The Rock Boat XIV whether you are sailing with us or not!
For Cruisers: For each new cabin you refer to The Rock Boat XIV, you will earn $100 credit to your onboard spending account. Referrers will see a $100 credit on their onboard spending account by the third day of the cruise.
For Non-Cruisers: For each new cabin you refer to The Rock Boat XIV, you will earn $50 cash! Referrers will be sent a check after the cruise has returned to ensure the referred passenger sailed.
Policy Details: Referrals will be reconciled 3 weeks prior to sailing, and will appear on the referrer’s confirmation. Please contact Sixthman PRIOR TO sailing if your referral does not appear on your confirmation.
All guests in the referred cabin must be new to any Sixthman event, and the referral must be requested at the time of booking or registering for any waitlist.
The guest booking the new cabin must put your Sixthman Username in the REFERRAL blank when placing their reservation. Referrals are not retroactive, and cannot be added after the reservation has been made. Referrals apply to full cabins only; they do not apply to individual guests within a cabin, during the pre-sale period, or after the final payment date. When a referred cabin is booked, an email is sent to the referrer listing the lead passenger's name and email address.
Sign up for a Sixthman Username at sixthman.net/account and start referring today!
What if I want to book a single occupancy cabin?
Guests traveling by themselves in their own cabin are responsible for the double-occupancy rate of the cabin. Single occupancy cabins will be charged Taxes and Fees for only one guest, and will receive a discount of $199 off the second cruise fare.
If you place your single occupancy reservation online please contact us upon completion so we can add the single occupancy discount.
You also have the option of participating in the Independent Traveler Program (ITP). Read the FAQ on the ITP here.
What is the Independent Traveler Program?
If you are planning on joining us for The Rock Boat XIV, but you haven't been able to find someone to go with you, don't worry - this is the program for you!
The Independent Traveler Program (ITP) allows you to book a cabin and only be responsible for your half of the cabin (plus the standard taxes and fees of $200.00). However, by signing up for the ITP, you agree to be paired with another guest who is also participating in the ITP. Full details can be found here.
Interested? Have questions? Please contact us at TheRockBoat@sixthman.net or call 877-379-9173 for this unique opportunity!