Event FAQ


Your registration will ensure we have contact details, and confirmation of all bookings. We will set up a closed Facebook group for registered attendees to communicate ahead of the cruise (and if you buy internet on the cruise, during as well).

In addition we will be setting up meeting times and locations every day of the cruise, and we will also be handing out lanyards for identification purposes (and to hold your cruise card). The primary purpose of the lanyard is to identify you to each other, and the second is as a memento for you to keep after the cruise. 

Where will we play?

If we get the required 40 attendees we will be allocated a private space on board the ship, if we get less than that we will find suitable spaces and meet there to play instead. So spread the word and ensure you book via the group booking details. Bookings outside of the group booking will not be included in the required 40 attendee number.

When will we play?

We will be arranging times for people to meet up on each day of the cruise.

We know everyone works to a different schedule and we hope that people will be able to self-organise what they play, when, where, and with whom on top of the meetup times we organise. We recommend you pre-plan some games in advance on either our Facebook page or our BoardGameGeek guild page.

What Games will you be playing?

Whatever people bring! Cruise lines generally allow two suitcases, so you can pack one with clothes, the other with games! 

In all honesty, we like a mix of games, from lightweight to heavier strategy, and we'll be bringing some of our own games in this range.

We will create a list where people are listing the games they're bringing and where you can express interest in those games once the list is published. 

I found a better deal elsewhere, can I still be included if I book through that?

No, if you do not book through our group booking you will not be included in the event.

Can I bring my family?

Absolutely! There is quite a lot on board the cruise ship to keep everyone occupied even if they're not into board games. We suggest you also check out the information on the children’s programs on the Carnival website.

Why are you doing this outside of University/School holidays?

Unfortunately those periods cost significantly more with the cruise lines and the majority of attendees have elected to avoid the increased cost.

In 2020 we are planning a shorter cruise event sticking to the Australian coastline that we hope can cater to Teachers and Students.

I can't make it this year, will you be doing this again?

We have every intention of doing so, however next year will be an Australian coastal tour.


Cruise FAQ

Are Food and Drink included in the cost of the ticket?

There are multiple restaurants on the ship, some of which are included in the cost of your ticket, and other high end restaurants which can be paid for individually.

You can also purchase a soft drink package. You can get an overview of the ship food and entertainment options here.

I have other questions about Cruises/The ship/Whats available/costs....

I've found the best two sites to research information about cruise lines, the specific ship we will be travelling on, and specifics around cruises are Cruise Critic, and the Carnival itself.

Do I need a passport?

Yes. You will need to also ensure you have at least 6 months validity on it. 

I'm travelling alone. Can you pair me up with someone?

We have a form over on our booking page - we will use your interest there to connect you to others who are also looking to book with someone else and you can then decide if you want to book together or not.

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend you take out travel insurance in line with the recommendations from the Smart Traveller website. New Caledonian authorities have advised that guests who do not hold travel insurance covering medical expenses and repatriation may be refused entry into New Caledonia. If you do not purchase travel insurance, you will not be able to claim for any cancellation charges, medical costs, repatriation and other expenses that may arise if things do not go according to plan. We accept no liability for lost, damaged, or stolen games, or any incidents you have during the cruise.