Q: What’s the difference between having a cabin and having a rego?
A: Nothing. They are one in the same. Your rego price is included with the cruise price. If you are in a cabin, you are registered for InterAM.
Q. What if I’ve rego’d but now can’t go?
A. Regos are non-refundable but fully transferable, which means you can sell your cabin and name changes can be done at any time up until a month before sailing. Email email@example.com for inquiries about selling regos.
Q. How do I find a roommate?
A. We aren’t going to assign roomies to your cabin. We’d probably pick some loser anyway. Please join our IAH 2019 Roommate Finder group on Facebook. There are currently 192 folks in this group so there’s a LOT of people looking for roommates!
Q. What is the waitlist for?
A. The waitlist is used for hooking up hashers who are selling their cabin with those that want to buy a cabin. The buyer pays the seller directly (usually by Paypal or whatever method y’all choose) the amount the seller has paid to date (as of right now, it’s most just the $300 deposit). Once the seller receives the money, he/she contacts IAH MM and we transfer the cabin to you. The cabin you buy is yours to cruise solo in or split with a roomie, if you have one to add. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. I have a cabin, but no roommate, and I can’t swing the full single cabin price by myself. Is this a YBF situation?
A. Absolutely not! First off, you should keep looking for a roomie. As of right now, the final payment is due April 23rd and you can add a roomie up until July 1, 2019. Our goal is to sell out all the cabins on board first (which we’re VERY close to doing) and then start adding 3rd persons if some hashers want to share a cabin beyond 2 people. We will be rolling out a LOT of new information within the next two weeks (fingers crossed) which should generate a new wave of hashers wanting to jump aboard. Since we are very nearly completely sold out, the only way to get on board after April 23rd will be to have someone with a cabin let you in. We only have a few of the less expensive inside cabins left, so if you’re reeeeeeeally in need, you can swap your balcony or oceanview cabin for an inside one and that will help cut your cost immediately. Send that request to email@example.com if interested.
Q. Do I need a roommate before I make my final payment?
A. No. You can make your complete payment for a single cabin and add a second person any time up until July 1, 2019. When you add a roommate, the only additional cost will be $317 to cover their drink package and cruise taxes. You can negotiate between the two of you how you get reimbursed for half the total cost. We won’t judge.
Q. When should I make my final payment?
A. Final payment is due by April 23rd. A link to pay online can be found on the confirmation that was sent to you upon booking. If you can’t locate your confirmation, you may request another copy to be sent to you by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Why is the payment deadline so soon?
A. We need to have deposits for each cabin by a certain time so that the cruise line doesn’t open up our sailing dates to the public in order to fill those remaining cabins. We are working on their schedule and it’s outside the realm of our control.
Q. Why are you asking for money so far in advance?
A. We are asking a commercial cruise line to give us a whole ship. They usually require someone to give them a letter of credit that basically says no matter what happens, the cruise line still gets their money. Since none of us knows a person who can front us over a million dollars, we are doing the next best thing and buying out the sailing before it goes public. To do that, we need to collect funds early.
Q. Why is it so expensive?
A. It’s actually not! Imagine what you might spend for the average 2-day IAH event — rego, hotel, and extra booze / food. We’re giving you this in one set price. All you have to do is get to the ship. That means for one price you will get a cabin, fully-stocked open bar for 4 whole days, unlimited food 24/7, free entertainment, voyages to two tropical islands, trails, and giveaways. On top of this, your rego price also includes the standard cruise expenses like crew gratuities, taxes, and port fees, so you won’t have to pay them at the end. Our prices are in line with a typical muggle cruise, but WAY more fun!
Q. Why is the single rate slightly less than the double rate?
A. The beverage package and taxes/fees are built into your rego price, so there is no reason to charge one person twice. That said, if you book a cabin at the single rate and then decide to share it, you will be required to make up the difference.
Q. What do we get when we fill a whole ship?
A. In addition to all the standard fun that a cruise offers, we’ll also be able to bring you a few extra hash amenities — beer miles, deck parties, and things that wouldn’t normally be allowed, such as a clothing-optional pool while not in port.
Q. How are trails going to work?
A. Trails will be done during our two days in port. Instead of offering a multitude of different locations, we’re going to have a smaller selection with a variety of start times. More information will be made available as the event gets closer.
Q. Who are you?
A. Our team includes members of Scotch H3 who are (or were) involved in their local kennels as mismanagement, and have helped plan other large events, including Savannah’s IAH in 2011. Babe Thruster is a professional travel agent and has been organizing Babe’s Hash Cruise events since 1995.
Q. Can I bring a non-hasher?
A. This is a hasher-only cruise, but we aren’t going to judge who is or isn’t a hasher; our concern is simply making sure everyone has fun. If you have someone who isn’t named but comes to events with you, then they already know what to expect, and will likely have fun. On the other hand — say you want to bring your conservative, non-hashing in-laws or grandparents because they “love cruises”… No. Just no… It won’t be fun for anyone, trust us.
Q. What if there’s a hurricane?!
A. We sail to Rumson! Just kidding; all major cruise lines have contingency plans in place, including issuing full refunds if a cruise is canceled due to weather. Most of the time, a ship can simply change ports and continue on as planned. Our Trails Committee will be working on a backup plan in the event this should occur. A hurricane is definitely a “worst case” scenario, but rest assured, as long as the ship is physically able to sail, we WILL be having an event. If you need extra peace of mind, you may also purchase travel insurance.
Q. Can I have more details?
A. Information will be posted here and we will begin sending out emails as the event draws closer. You may also join our Facebook group to get updates. All activities currently outlined here are based on our best efforts to plan 2+ years before the event and are, of course, subject to change.