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Before You Book


 

Subject to change, the cruise itinerary is:

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 - Depart New Orleans, LA (approx. 3:30pm CT)
  • Monday, November 6 - Day at Sea
  • Tuesday, November 7 - Cozumel, Mexico (8am - 4:30pm)
  • Wednesday, November 8 - Costa Maya, Mexico (8am - 4:30pm)
  • Thursday, November 9 - Day at Sea
  • Friday, November 10 - Arrive New Orleans, LA (approx. 8:00am CT)

Can the itinerary change?
Though it is rarely necessary, Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to alter the itinerary due to adverse weather, safety concerns, port closings, or mechanical issues. Sixthman works closely with Norwegian to preserve the scheduled itinerary and will communicate any changes to guests at the earliest opportunity.

Our artists are excited to join you on board for the whole event. However, there may be some cases where they must join us during the trip or depart early due to schedule or family commitments.

We begin working with artists up to a year prior to sailing to craft an amazing lineup and guest experience. In rare cases, in the course of the year an artist may have an unforeseen circumstance arise causing them to have to cancel from the lineup all together. If this occurs communication will be shared with booked guests as soon as possible and every reasonable attempt will be made to add to the lineup, but this is not always possible due to the unique nature of the event. Guests who choose to cancel their reservation due to this unforeseen circumstance are subject to our 100% non-refundable cancelation policy, as lineup changes do not make guests eligible for refunds or compensation.

When booking flights we recommend that you arrive in New Orleans no later than 12:00pm Central Time on November 5th. Return flights should be arranged to leave New Orleans after 12:00pm Central Time on November 10th.

**Please allow additional time for customs clearance for international flights.

Paid In Full Discount*:  Reservations made through May 5, 2017 that are paid in full within 72 hours of booking will receive a 5% discount off cabin fare. The Paid In Full Discount will only apply if the entire cabin is paid for and is not available on a per person basis.

Youth Discount: Children 3-14 years at time of sailing will receive a $99 youth discount. Children 6 months - 2 years at time of sailing will be charged only taxes and fees if booked as third/fourth/fifth guest or receive a $99 youth discount if booked as the second guest.

Referral Discount: A discount of $100 off the reservation total is available if all guests in your cabin are first time guests of a Sixthman event and you enter a valid referrer username during booking between the dates of January 20 and October 6, 2017. See full program details here.

Military Discount*: Guests who are active or retired military are eligible to receive a 5% discount off cabin fare for the entire cabin. To receive this discount, please email one of the following items below to KISSkruise@sixthman.net after your reservation has been confirmed.  Please blacken out your social security number before sending.

  • Copy of the military LES (Leave and Earning Statement)
  • Copy of military retirement papers (DD214 or DD256)
  • Copy of proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214)
  • Proof for Cadets: A letter from his/her Commander or a copy of a military pay stub.


Single Occupancy discount of $250.00. (See "What if I Want to Book a Single Occupancy Cabin" here for details.)

*Paid In Full and Military Discounts are not combinable.

In addition to admission to cruise concerts, the price of your room also includes:

  • Round trip cruise from Port of New Orleans to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.
  • All meals (there's gourmet fare in the formal dining rooms, casual indoor and outdoor grills open for meals throughout the day).
  • Non-carbonated beverages (i.e. tea, juices, coffee).
  • Use of the ship's beautiful pool and hot tubs* (all with plenty of deck space to enjoy a cocktail and some great music).
  • Use of the Norwegian Pearl's amenities such as: casino, health and fitness center, full-size sports court, video arcade, and more. 
  • Norwegian's Youth Program facilities and activities if you're bringing children.**
  • Taxes, port charges and ticketing are added at check-out and pre-paid by you ($275.00 per person).


* Due to stage placement and weather conditions, some pools and hot tubs may be closed for safety during the cruise.
**From time to time, adjustments are made to children’s program hours and locations as required by our scheduled activities.


Not included are:

  • Gratuities (vary from $13.50-$15.50 per person, per day based on cabin selection as shown here.)
  • Gambling.
  • Spa.
  • Alcoholic beverages. (Learn more about the various alcohol packages available for purchase along with onboard beverage savings just for The KISS Kruise VII guests.)
  • Soft drinks & bottled water. (However, packages are available for a low price.)
  • While many restaurants on board are FREE, some Specialty Restaurants you choose to go to require a cover charge. (Pricing for each can be found here.)
  • $7.95 Room Service Convenience charge.
  • Any meals, events or tours in the port.
  • Pre-cruise or post-cruise hotels - see our Hotels page for details.
  • Airfare.
  • Ground transportation.
  • Travel insurance (available through Sixthman).

Norwegian will make every effort to accommodate you, providing you have not entered the 24th week of pregnancy when the cruise ends. Please include your cruise details in an email to the Access Desk or accessdesk@ncl.com with a medical certificate establishing your due date prior to the cruise.

Infants under six months of age are not eligible for travel on Norwegian ships.

A fixed service charge will be added to your onboard spending account in the amount of $13.50 per person per day for interiors, ocean views, balconies and mini-suites and $15.50 per person per day for all suites. 

The reason there's a fixed service charge is an important one: the ship crew is encouraged to work together as a team. Staff members including restaurant staff, stateroom stewards and behind-the-scenes support staff are compensated by a combination of salary and incentive programs that your service charge supports.

Additionally, an 18% auto-gratuity charge will be applied for some other onboard services and experiences. These include, but are not limited to, beverage purchases (alcohol and non-alcoholic as well as ALL beverage packages), specialty dining packages, alcohol tastings, and spa and salon services.

While you are welcome to extend additional gratuities at your discretion, these minimum service gratuities are agreed to be paid by you upon booking your stateroom.

The exact performance schedule of all bands on The KISS Kruise VII lineup will be released prior to the kruise. You can count on each band playing multiple shows occurring on multiple stages!

KISS will play a Pool Deck Sailaway Show for all of The KISS Navy. This show is general admission for every guest to attend. 

KISS Indoor Ticketed Shows

KISS will also perform two nights in the Stardust Theater. Two guests in each cabin will receive KISS Indoor Show tickets for one night. Pending availability, Third/Fourth/Fifth guests in a cabin may purchase a ticket to one of the KISS Indoor Shows for $250. (UPDATE: As of March 21st, this option is no longer available. See full details here.)  All other third/fourth/fifth guests will NOT have a ticket.

Also available for up to 2 guests per cabin is the option to forfeit your KISS Indoor Show ticket for $250 of onboard credit*. For those traveling with someone who might not be as passionate about KISS, select the “Ticket Forfeit” option in the seat selection step during booking.  This option is only available for reservations choosing less than 2 show tickets.

*All onboard credit will be applied by the second night of sailing, however, you will still need to put down some method of payment for purchases on the first night.

All other shows on board will be general admission, so you can come and go as you please.

May I purchase tickets to the other KISS Indoor Show?
No. There is a maximum of one show ticket available per person.

How does the Pit Section Work?

So you have one of those coveted spots in the pit? Sweet! Here’s how the pit process will work for The KISS Kruise VII.

  • The Pit does NOT have spots assigned within the pit area. However, you'll be assigned a pit line entry number based on booking date and time. Earliest booking time = first in line.
  • Show up to your scheduled indoor KISS show 30 mins prior to doors. PIT guests will line up in front of the Stardust Theater Deck 6, STARBOARD Side.


When the theater is ready, PIT guests will be the first to enter.  We will allow entrance into the theater in small groups. For example, numbers 1-15 will enter the theater first. Once that group is all settled, we will then let in the next group, numbers 16-30 and so on. 

Click HERE to review the Concert Venue Maps.

DOUBLE STATEROOMS:

  • Interior, Ocean View and Balcony Staterooms: have two single beds that can be converted to a queen.
  • Suites with double occupancy have either a queen or king bed.


TRIPLE STATEROOMS:

  • Interior, Ocean View and Balcony Staterooms: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed and 1 upper bed.  Same as interior quad photo below, but without the lower middle bed.
  • Mini-Suites:  Third and fourth guests are accommodated by 1 double sleeper sofa (great for kids!).  See example here.


QUAD STATEROOMS:

  • Interior Staterooms: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 trundle (pop-up) bed.  See example here.
  • Ocean View Staterooms: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 trundle (pop-up) bed.  See example here.
  • Balcony Staterooms:  Quads: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 Single Sofa Bed.  See example here.
  • Mini-Suites:  Third and fourth guests are accommodated by 1 double sleeper sofa (great for kids!).   See example here


*Bedding configurations are subject to change without notice.

Be sure to go through our own The Ship page including the five main helpful tabs: Cabins, Restaurants, Bars, Play and Venues.

You will notice in addition to a great Casino, Spa, Pool & Hot Tubs, this ship includes:

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Fitness Center
  • Full-size Sports Court
  • Specialty restaurants (*nominal cover charges apply)
  • Video Arcade


There are several other great internet sites with information about the Norwegian Pearl:

Norwegian's Website
The CruiseWeb

 

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