valid for at least six months after the date of
return are required for citizens of the U.S., Canada and
European Community. Visas are not required. Check with
Patty on this if you have any questions.
you want to arrive in Seattle a day or more early
(or stay after the workshop cruise ends), Patty can
arrange this. She can also handle your airline
ship departs from Pier 91 and you may board any
time between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
valid credit card is required at the time of
embarkation to cover shipboard charges for onboard
services and products. A bill for such charges will be
submitted to passengers on the night prior to final
disembarkation and may be paid by credit card, cash or
can be variable at this time of year, so bring a
warm jacket and a raincoat. Temperatures are usually in
the 50s to 70s but can be cooler or warmer depending on
a laptop computer if you have one to view and sort
your images. Also bring a flash drive (or an extra memory
card) to transfer your selected images for viewing
you have a lightweight tripod, bring it along. This
is optional but may be useful for shots that require long
exposures or slow shutter speeds.
power on the ship is standard 120-volt as in the
U.S. and Canada.
Internet service is available for your laptop on
is informal but men are advised to bring a jacket
and tie if they plan to attend one of the two formal
dining nights. Alternate dining which does not require
formal attire is available on those nights.
is prohibited throughout the ship except designated
excursions can be purchased on board the ship or can
be pre-requested online or by fax. Some are more popular
than others and can get sold out so it's
best to nail down the ones you want in advance. Contact
Patty if you need any assistance with this.
taxis are available for hire in most ports. Hiring
one for a few hours, especially when shared by two or
three attendees is inexpensive and allows you flexibility
to go where you want and stop whenever you wish to shoot.
This has worked out very well for attendees in the past.
dollars are usually accepted in Canada (this would
be for the stop in Victoria, B.C.) at whatever the current
exchange rate is (usually about 1:1).
and registered doctor and nurse are on call 24-hours a day
for professional and emergency services.
information will be sent to you in emails prior to
Trip Cancellation and Medical Insurance
strongly suggest you consider purchasing trip
cancellation and medical insurance for your own protection
so that if, for some reason you need to cancel, you can
receive a full refund. If you have a medical emergency on
the cruise, the insurance can pay for your ship's
local medical fees and the costs of airlifting you, if
necessary, to an appropriate medical facility. If any of
your luggage or photo/computer equipment gets lost or
damaged, insurance will usually pay for its replacement. Patty
can obtain this for you or you can go here
and find the best deal according to your needs.
fuel surcharge may be added in the event of changing world
conditions but is not in effect at the current time.