2023 IFWTWA Conference

October 1 - 7 • Aboard Discovery Princess

IFWTWA October 1-7 2023
  • Date of Departure from Vancouver, British Columbia: October 1, 2023
  • Date of Arrival in Los Angeles, California: October 7, 2023
  • Total Cruise Nights: 6

Get Ready!

You are Invited to IFWTWA 2023

October 1 – 7, 2023
Departs: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Sun, Oct 1

Vancouver, Canada

Mon, Oct 2

Victoria, Canada

Tue, Oct 3

At Sea

Wed, Oct 4

San Francisco, California

Thu, Oct 5

San Francisco, California

Fri, Oct 6

At Sea

Sat, Oct 7

Los Angeles, California

Join us for IFWTWA 2023!

Our conference will be on the newest ship in the Princess fleet, Discovery Princess. The ship is stunning. Note: There are two charges: one for the conference and one for the cruise.

Conference Registration Rates


Room Categories and Rates

Balcony stateroom: ($90 per day/person) $540/person Deluxe Balcony stateroom: ($100 per day/person) $600/person Mini suite: ($140 per day/person) $840/person (See link below for room layouts.)
  • All rooms can be configured as one double or two twin beds. Standard occupancy is based on two passengers. A maximum of up to four occupants, or quad-berth, is possible, based on availability.
  • There will NOT be an additional single occupancy charge.
  • Taxes and port fees for booking purchases are included.
Reservations must be made on or before August 31, 2023. After this date, any remaining rooms not booked will be released back to Princess Cruises for the ability to resell. Any reservations received after this date will be based on availability. To see photographs and room layouts for each type of room in our room block check out this link. Scroll to Accommodations, and review our three-room styles: Balcony, Deluxe Balcony, Mini-suite. Note: Do NOT register for the cruise on the site. You will NOT receive exclusive pricing and all our special inclusions. See procedures below.

What’s Included for IFWTWA Members?

  • A Welcome Cocktail Party with the Princess Culinary Team and Senior Officers
  • Two Specialty Dining Experiences. Onboard specialty dining fees and alcohol costs for onboard offerings waived for IFWTWA members; any guests joining member for dinner will be charged applicable fees.
  • The 360 Experience. This will be coordinated since the seating is limited to 20 guests per session.
  • Each IFWTWA member will receive Unlimited Wi-Fi access for up to 4 (four) devices.
  • Galley Tour will be made available for IFWTWA members interested in participating.
  • Zero-Alcohol Drink Packages for IFWTWA members, guests will need to purchase beverages.

What’s NOT included?

  • Alcoholic beverages outside of scheduled conference meetings and meals
  • Spa
  • Shore excursions (We are looking into in Port FAM Trips for IFWTWA Members.)
  • Retail
  • Gambling
IFWTWA 2023 is a great opportunity for professional development and networking with each other and sponsors during the conference. In addition, pre- and post-trips as well as activities during the conference will inspire and delight you!

Conference Venue and Reservation Procedures

Cutoff Date for Reservations: Thursday, August 31, 2023

Reservation Procedures

To attend the IFWTWA 2023, on Discovery Princess we have a three-step reservation process. There will be a wait between each step. You will complete the first step, receive information, take the second step and receive additional information, and finally the third step where you will use a booking code to complete your registration and pay for your sailing.
  1. Register for the conference. Once you have registered for the conference you will receive information on where to send your request for a sailing booking. DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE CRUISE ON PRINCESS’ WEBSITE. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE MEDIA RATE FOR THE SAILING. You must follow two additional steps.
  2. The following information for both the member and any guest is needed at the time of the booking request. Complete this group of information for each person in your party. You will receive the email address to send this information to AFTER you have registered for the conference.
    • Legal Name(s) on Passport(s)
    • Birthdate(s)
    • Princess Cruises Captain Circle Number(s) (if previously sailed on Princess)
    • E-mail Address(es)
    • Phone Number(s)
    • Room Type
  3. Final step, after sending the above information for each member of your group, Princess Cruises PR will then provide a booking number which the IFWTWA member will use to log onto and complete their booking along with paying for their state room.

Tentative Conference Itinerary

This is the tentative itinerary for IFWTWA 2023. We will update as more information becomes available. Note that the order of workshops is subject to change.

Pre, Mid and Post-Conference FAM trips


We are working with Departure and Arrival Destinations to bring you Pre and Post-Conference FAM Trips. You will need to apply for these trips and be selected by the destination just as you would on other FAM trips. A FAM trip as part of the conference isn’t guaranteed; however, our goal is to have at least one FAM available for each IFWTWA member. Be aware these trips will only be available for IFWTWA Members.




October 4-5


October 7-9 or 10

Daily Schedule

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Check-in at Vancouver
Welcome Reception

Monday, October 2

Port Day – Victoria, Canada

Tuesday, October 3

At Sea – Conference Day – Itinerary Coming Soon

Wednesday, October 4

Port Day – San Francisco

Thursday, October 5

Port Day – San Francisco

Friday, October 6

At Sea – Conference Day – Itinerary Coming Soon

Saturday, October 7

The cruise ends in Los Angeles.

Conference Highlights

Health & Safety Guidelines​

Attendees are required to comply with CDC health and safety guidelines, as well as those of Princess Cruise Lines.