Conference Cruise FAQs

Texas Pet Sitters Conference 2025 Cruise FAQs

What are the dates of the cruise?

February 27-March 3, 2025

What is the process for reserving a room on the cruise?

Before reserving a room, you must register for the conference. Then, you can reserve your cruise cabin by contacting our Travel Agent:

Stormy Lothringer

The Gallivanting Guru


A passport is not needed but is recommended and can be used as identification. You can also bring your birth certificate AND driver’s license. You can find more information here –

How many tickets are available for the conference?


Is there a discounted rate for the cruise?

Yes, there are 55 rooms (double occupancy) discounted under a group rate.

12 – Balcony

20 – Oceanview

23 – Interior

What is the cost of the conference?


What is the cost for the cruise for conference attendees?

Cost Per Person, based on double occupancy, Travel Protection is optional but recommended. Gratuities are not required to book but will be charged to your cabin on the ship.

Pricing table

If you are traveling solo and wish to have a cruise cabin to yourself, please note that your cost will be approximately double the “All In Cost” listed above. However, you will only have to pay gratuities and trip protection (if selected) for one person.

If you wish to book a cabin with 3 or more people, Stormy can handle when booking. She will be able to book a cabin for you and tie it into the group reservation. The cost of the cabin will be the regular rate for all people.

Can I bring guests?

Guests are welcome on the cruise only. One person in the room must be attending the conference in order for a guest to take advantage of the cabin discount. (Does not apply if booking a room with 3 or more people.)

How does my guest reserve a cabin?


Stormy Lothringer

The Gallivanting Guru


*Make Stormy aware if sharing rooms.

What is the cost of the cruise for guests of attendees?

If the guest is staying in a cabin with a conference attendee, then they get the discounted rate. If not, they are subject to the regular rate.

What are the ports?

Cruise itinerary

What if the 55 rooms are reserved and I still want to attend?

As long as there are cabins available on the ship, cabins can still be reserved, just not at the group discounted rate.

What if I want a larger or different cabin?

This request can be arranged through Stormy.

Will we have free time on the ship?

Yes! The conference will be in the mornings and afternoons of the cruising days (Feb 28 and Mar 2) 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm. We will schedule dinner at the same time and you will have the option of changing your dinner time.

Can I bring my dog?

Royal Caribbean does allow Service Dogs and here is a link for the official information:

Royal Caribbean Service Animals

If I bring guests, can they attend the conference?

Only registered attendees can attend the conference.

Can I use my loyalty discount or any cruise credits?

Yes! Let Stormy know when you reserve your cabin. It has to apply to our ship and sail date. Stormy will confirm all information needed.

Do we have to pay for the conference and cruise in full when we register?

The conference would need to be paid in full when registering, as always. There will be a $200 deposit per double occupancy cabin ($100 per person, double occupancy, and within our discount block of cabins.) Deposits for cabins booked outside of the group cabins will be accessed at time of quote / booking. The full amount paid of the cruise is due by December 12, 2024. It is recommended to pay for the cruise in full by December 1, 2024.

What’s the deadline for signing up?

The deadline to register for the conference will be December 1, 2024 or until all tickets are sold. As far as the cruise, if all of the discounted cabins sell out, it is subject to cabin availability at the time of booking.

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