Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruise

(Cruise date July 6 and reservation number 8623733)

We are pleased to inform all attendees of SEKE2017 conference and DMSVLSS2017 conference that an interesting "Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruise" has been arranged in the evening of July 6th Thursday from 7:00pm (boarding time 6:15pm) to 9:30pm on a cruise ship from the famous Gateway Clipper fleet in Pittsburgh.

For an attendee with regular registration a free ticket will be provided. The ticket includes the Lock & Dam cruise as well as a chicken-Rib buffet dinner. You can purchase additional ticket(s) for your spouse and family members on-line (see below for details). For an attendee with student registration, you can also purchase cruise ticket on-line. The price is $40 US dollars for an adult and $20 US dollars for child with age between 3 and 12. For an infant with age below 3, it is free. There will be tax on top of ticket price. The ticket is for cruise and buffet dinner.

To purchase a cruise ticket, please go to:

In the Search Cruises panel on the right, select the following:

Month: July 2017
Cruise Name: Chicken& Ribs - Lock& Dam Dinner

and click on "search". Select the cruise on July 6 departing 7:00pm and click on "more information". You can then select the number of adult tickets and child tickets to purchase. You will be guided to enter credit card information and customer information.

The important thing to remember is that on the lower right corner there is a text box to enter notes for special requests. What you need to enter is: "please seat us with group whose reservation number is #8623733". This way, the reservation people would know where to seat you. Once you made the non-refundable payment, a reservation confirmation page can be printed. You can scan this page and store it in your smart phone or iPad and use it to get on board.

We will arrange a shuttle bus to take you from hotel to the pier of Gateway Clipper Fleet and back, with priority seating for attendees having regular registration. In case there are no more seats for other attendees, you can always share a taxi. Since taxi fare is between $15 to $20 dollars, with four people sharing a taxi it is only $5 per person.

Boarding time for shuttle bus is 5:30pm in front of the hotel. Bus departs at 5:40pm without delay! Boarding time for return shuttle bus is 9:45pm at the Pier.

You can also take bus ($3.75) to Pittsburgh downtown and get off near Smithfield Road, walk across Smithfield Bridge and turn right to walk to Gateway Clipper Dock. This will also enable you to take a look at Pittsburgh downtown. Please leave hotel early and give yourself plenty of time. An example of such a bus route 69 is illustrated by the map showing how to walk from the bus stop to Gateway Clipper Dock. You can also download the official route map for route 69.

If you have any questions, let us know. Thank you.

SEKE2017 Secretariat