Cruise Sponsorship Info

Unique Opportunity To Personally Connect With Other IT Business Owners & Vendors
one of the concert halls inside the ITBOG 2023 cruise ship

Spotlight Sessions

There will be sessions on Sunday, during our day at sea, for attendees to learn from sponsors about their latest technology and management tools for their IT businesses. 
a dining hall on the ITBOG 2023 cruise ship

Socials, Dinners, & More

Get to know the members on a whole new level during one of the two socials, over dinner at one of the specialty restaurants, or taking in a show after dinner. There is so much to do on the ship which opens up many opportunities for networking.
friends zip line skiing into the sea

Island Activities

Sponsors have the option to invite members to join them on private shore excursions or an afternoon of fun on one of the islands.  More information on this will be coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions


How Do I Secure My Sponsorship?

It's easy! Just complete 3 simple steps:

  • Step 1 - Complete the form below.
  • Step 2 - Upon submission of the inquiry form, you will receive the Sponsor Prospectus and instructions on how to select your level and add-ons. Step 2 also requires that you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Step 3 - Sign Contract and Submit payment.

When Do I Have To Pay For My Sponsorship?

Within 30 days of completing the contract.

I am Already A Sponsor of ITBOG, Does That Make Me A Cruise Partner Too?

No. The cruise sponsorship is separate from the annual social sponsorship. However, current annual sponsors are eligible for a discount on any cruise sponsorship level.

Can I Sponsor The Cruise If I Am Not An Existing Annual Sponsor or ITBOG?


Can I Just Select An Add-On And Not A Full Sponsorship Level?

No. The add-ons are only an option with the purchase of a full sponsorship.

How/When Do I Register My Co-Workers/Guests?

Once we receive your full sponsorship payment, you will be provided with a registration link to sign up yourself, your co-workers, and/or your guests.

Is There An Additional Fee For Guests?

Each sponsorship level comes with a limited number of complimentary registrations for your co-workers. Spouses, significant others, and children must pay $199/person.


Can I Speak At The Event?

If you are interested in presenting a topic, please send us an email with a short bio, title, description of the session, and learning objectives by TBD.  The conference committee will review all submissions and make a decision by TBD.

How Many Co-Workers Can I Bring With Me?

Each sponsorship level allows for a limited number of complimentary registrations for co-workers.  This allows them to participate in all conference activities.

Can I Use My Complimentary Registrations For My Spouse Or Children?

No.  Spouses, children, and non-work related guests will need pay a guest fee of $199 in order to participate in the conference social activities.  They are not allowed to attend sessions, however, they may participate in other social activities.

When Do You Need My Items For The Conference Bags?


If I Sponsor a Reception, Do I Have To Plan It As Well?

No. The ITBOG Event Coordinator will take care of all details of the receptions.

If I Sponsor A Dine Around At A Specialty Restaurant, Am I Responsible For Planning Or Organizing The Dinner?

No. The ITBOG Event Coordinator will take care of all of the details for the dinners.

Do I Get To Choose Which Restaurant I want For My Dine Around?

Yes. The ITBOG Event Coordinator will get with you to choose the location that you like best.

Do I Have To Include Spouses/Guests In My Dine Around Invitation?

No. You can choose to just host members.

How Many People Can I Host For A Dine Around?

10. Multiple dine around options will be available.



What Is The Format For The Conference?

There will be a three-hour block (8:30am to 11:30am) on Sunday, November 9th where conference attendees will participate in educational, business-enhancing work sessions. See Full Itinerary.

Who Is Presenting?

We are still working on that. Check back soon.

Will Cruise Sponsors Have Exhibit Tables During The Sessions?


Can I Leave My Exhibit Table Set Up The Entire Time?

No. You will need to break down your table each night and store your materials in your stateroom.

Can I Bring Banners Or Signs?

Yes, but they must be free standing or you will need to supply your own easel.

Will I Have The Opportunity To Set Up 1-On-1 Meetings With Members During The Cruise?

We hope to have this available for sponsors. Check back soon.


Can I Bring A Guest With Me?

Yes. If you are bringing a co-worker you can use one of your complimentary registrations for them.  If you are bringing a spouse, children or other non-work related guest you will need to register them and pay $199 fee if they plan to participate in the conference activities.

Can My Guest Attend The Sessions?

Only if they are coworkers.

Are There Things To Do For Teens/Children?

YES!  The ship has a number of activities to keep your kids entertained while you are on board.

Can A Pregnant Woman Cruise?

If a pregnant guest as entered or is entering their 24th week before or during the cruise, the are NOT ABLE to travel.  Guests who are pregnant and under 23 weeks of pregnancy for the length of the cruise must have a FIT TO TRAVEL note from their physician.

Can I Bring An Infant?

An infant must be at least six (6) months old as of the first day of the cruise.


How do I Book My Cruise Reservation? We are working with an amazing travel agency, Favorite Day Adventures, who will handle all our bookings for not only the cruise portion of your trip, but pre- and post-hotel stays (if you so choose). Simply click here to fill out this quick form so that Jenny from Favorite Day can send you pricing information. No obligation - this is simply the easiest way for you to receive the best customer service available. Once you complete the form, Jenny will be in touch with you within 24 hours. To ensure the best rates and ship amenities, reservations for this cruise can ONLY be made through Favorite Day.

Does My Sponsorship Cover The Cost Of My Accommodations?  No.  As with all other conferences, travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the individual.

How Much Are The Staterooms? 

The group rate listed below only applies to rooms with 1 or 2 people. However, if you are traveling with more than 2 people or would like a stateroom category that is not listed, you can still get the onboard credit and complimentary cocktail hour but the best available rate would apply. This document shows prices as of 1/20/2023. For the most up to date prices, please fill out the form above and Jenny Brown will be in touch within 24 hours. 

  • Interior: $1,006.88
  • Ocean View: $1,262.82
  • Ocean View Balcony: $1,340.88

A deposit is $100 per person and is fully refundable until 90 days before the cruise. 

Does The Cruise Line Provide A Shuttle Form The Airport To The Cruise Terminal?

ITBOG and its sponsors will provide complimentary bus service from a designated Orlando hotel (location and exact time TBD) to the port (Port Canaveral). This shuttle service will take approximately one hour from Orlando. The shuttle will also run back to the Orlando airport on Monday, November 13th. More details will be sent to you upon confirmation of your cruise reservation.

What Is The Best Way To Book My Flights? 
As with all conferences, flight arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. Guests should fly in/out of the Orlando airport (MCO). Your return flight on Monday, November 13 should not be before 1pmEST. We HIGHLY recommend that you plan to arrive in Orlando no later than Thursday, November 9th to ensure that any travel delays do not affect your ability to board the ship on time on Friday, November 10th. Our travel agent can assist with transportation to/from the airport. 

What Do I Need To Book My Reservation?  Each traveler will be required to provide the following at the time of booking:

  • Name as it appears on travel documents
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Proper deposit

Do I Need A Passport?  It is possible to travel to the Bahamas from the United States without a passport, but it is not advisable. US citizens can enter the Bahamas without a passport, they can not legally re-enter the US without proper documentation. A passport, passport card, or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant documentation is required for US citizens to enter or re-enter the United States.

Does The Real ID Take The Place OF A Passport?  No.

What Is Not Covered By My Cruise Price?

  • Air transportation
  • Ground Transportation (with the exception of the one shuttle on November 10th from the designated Orlando hotel to the port, and the designated shuttle from the port to the airport on November 13th).
  • Event tickets
  • Shore excursions (except those that are sponsored by our group)
  • Meals and accommodations ashore
  • Select beverages or beverage packages (can be purchased ahead of time)
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities (recommended amount is $54.00/per person for the entire cruise)
  • Telephone calls
  • Specialty restaurants (unless you participate in a dine around)


What Is There To Do On The Ship?  Click HERE to explore all of the options.

What Is There To Do At CocoCay? Click HERE to see what there is to do while we are CocoCay on Saturday.

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