Registration & Cruise Fares

IIBA 2017 will be held at 5 star Independence of the Seas Cruise ship by Royal Caribbean Cruise company between November 18-23, 2017. A Limited number of deeply discounted staterooms/cabins are reserved for IIBA 2017 conference. Staterooms/cabins reserved by IIBA 2017 include all taxes. Once your paper is accepted, please reserve your stateroom/cabin as soon as possible. If discounted staterooms are sold out, you may have to purchase your cruise for a higher prices. There is no need for a visa to visit Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico for the cruise travelers. But please check this one more time whether you will need a visa for Mexico from your local embassies. This is very important to know before booking your cruise cabin and is everyone’s own responsibility to obtain the needed travel documentation.

As IIBA 2017, for your comfort, we are working with a very professional company which has particular expertise on cruising for many years. All conference delegates/presenters, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the IIBA 2017  through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at +1 727-526-1571.

A certificate of attendance for participants and an official receipt for paid registration will be provided onsite at the registration desk during the conference.

Steps for IIBA Conference Registration

All conference attendees must:
1- Pay conference registration fee
2- Pay cruise fares and reserve a cabin for yourself
3- Complete the registration form

Step (1): Conference Registration Fees and  Payment Methods/Options

Early Registration
by August 14, 2017 
Late Registration
by November 6, 2017
Authors / Observers 295USD 375USD
Students 195USD 275USD

Conference Registration:

Please click to access the registration page.

Step (2): Cruise Fares and Payments

Please make your cabin reservations as soon as possible. The discounted rates may increase after August 14, 2017. Cabin rates provided on our website are subject to availability.

Double Occupancy (2 people in one cabin) 5 NIGHTS

Double Occupancy
(2 people in one cabin)
Total Per Person includes accommodation, all meals, and taxes.
Please see all free amenities shown below.
Double Occupancy**
Ocean View  $687*
Balcony w/Ocean View $879*

(*) Subject to availability. Please contact to Ms. Debbie at for the updated cruise fees.
(**)Double occupancy per person deposit $100.00 to reserve a stateroom.

Single Occupancy (1 Person in cabin) 5 NIGHTS

Single Occupancy
(1 Person in a cabin)

Total Per Person includes accommodation, all meals, and taxes.
Please see all free amenities shown below.
Single Occupancy**
Ocean View 1280*
Ocean View w/Balcony 1664*

(*) Subject to availability. Please contact to Ms. Debbie at for the updated cruise fees.
(**) Single occupancy per person deposit $200.00 to reserve a stateroom.

Payment Method:

Please feel free to compare IIBA’s negotiated cabin/stateroom prices above with the final prices on the official website of Royal Caribbean and also from Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® for the same type of rooms. If you find cheaper than we announced, please inform and call Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® to take advantage these lower prices. However please note that you must reserve your stateroom/cabin with Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea®.

Conference Fees & Cruise Fares Include:

Attendance to the conference
Conference materials with final program, name badge, and proceedings
5 Star Ship -Staterooms/cabins -Individual check in at pier
All day meals
Nightly Entertainment
Unlimited Gourmet Dining
Casual or Formal Dining
Welcome Reception
Private Dining Table Arrangements
Room Service (24 Hours)
Numerous Shipboard Activities (Casino, Rock Climbing, Dance Classes, Pool Parties, Mini Golf, Live Shows, Outdoor Movie Nights, Live Orchestra, Cooking Demonstration, Full-sized basketball court, Full-sized boxing ring )
Package of Children Programs
Complimentary Captains party
Advance and On-Site Management

Cruise Fares excludes:

Every passenger pays extra $13.50 daily onboard gratuity

For any question about the cruise details, please send an email to

Step (3): Conference Registration Form

Please fill the registration form carefully. We will be using the information provided on the registration form for your certificate of attendance, name bagde, and receipt. Any misleading information will cause to prepare a wrong document for you.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

1- Conference Registration Cancellation:

There will be no refunds for cancellations received after September 1, 2017.  For cancellations please contact us.

2- Cruise Cancellation Fees and Dates:

Cruise Cancellation fees Dates Applicable
$100.00 per person  Aug 21 – Sep 22 2017
50 % per person  Sep 23 – Oct 20, 2017
75% per person  Oct 21 – Nov 3, 2017
No refund 100% penalty  Nov 4 – Nov 18, 2017

For cabin cancellations please email to