WHAT TIME DO WE DEPART FROM MIAMI?
ALL passengers are required to be on board NO LATER than 2:00 pm as we will sail at 4:00 pm.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for passengers that arrive after 2:00 pm.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE PIER ON April 1st?
For those of you that love crowds, enjoy standing in the hot Florida sun and humidity, prefer to be annoyed by the person behind you that continues to fling his sweat onto you and step on the back of your sandal, please arrive at PortMiami at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 1st, so you are nice and annoyed by the time we begin the embarkation process around 12 pm.
For those that would prefer to get to the pier, check in relatively quickly in an air-conditioned building and then quickly proceed onto the ship for a cocktail, please arrive around noon.
ALL passengers are required to be on board NO LATER than 2:00 pm as we will sail at 4:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for passengers that arrive after 2:00 pm.
WHAT TIME DO WE ARRIVE BACK IN MIAMI??
The ship returns to Miami on Wednesday, April 8, 2019 at 7:00 am. Disembarkation will continue until all passengers have cleared customs and debarked.
However, if you are departing on the same day your cruise arrives, we suggest that you schedule your departure flights as follows:
Miami (MIA): Depart no earlier than 12 Noon
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL): Depart no earlier than 1:00 pm.
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY FLIGHT ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE?
The Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest area airport to Port Miami. Consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Miami area. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur.
However, if you are arriving and departing on the same day your cruise departs, we suggest that you schedule your arrival and departure flights as follows:
Miami (MIA): Arrive no later than 11:00 am | Depart no earlier than 12 Noon
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL): Arrive no later than 10:00 am | Depart no earlier than 1:00 pm.
WHAT DOCUMENTS WILL I NEED FOR EMBARKATION?
You will need to print and bring your E-Docs (an electronic version of your boarding pass). These will be available online around 30 days before sailing as well as Proof of Citizenship, usually a passport as it is easiest and then best means for traveling international on a cruise.
CLICK HERE for a complete list of the other types of travel documentation that is and is NOT acceptable for cruise travel.
Please keep in mind that the first AND last name on your cruise E-Docs and your Passport or Government Issued Photo Identification MUST be an identical match. Therefore, for those not traveling with a PASSPORT, in the event of a marriage, divorce, etc. additional documents may be needed (ie: marriage certificate).
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
April temperatures in the Caribbean range from an average low of 68-degrees to an average high of 84-degrees. So it is suggested that you pack lightweight, “resort casual” clothing — a few swimsuits, flip-flops, sandals or deck shoes for around the pool area, sneakers, walking shoes or hiking boots for shore trips, etc. If you like to exercise or participate in sports, bring any fitness clothing and footwear you may need.
Some of the shows and activities will be taking place outdoors, and there is always the chance of it being windy, cool or even a little wet. So we suggest also packing some warmer clothing and light rain gear just to be on the safe side. Also be sure to bring your cameras, batteries and chargers, and enough film or memory cards to capture the entire event. And don’t forget ear plugs for the young ones (or yourself), sunscreen and lip balm.
For most evenings, resort casual is appropriate. However, t-shirts, shorts, and/or bare feet are not permitted in the formal dining rooms after 6:00pm. Should we have a formal night, cocktail dresses for women and suits or jacket and ties for men are typically appropriate. We’ll let you know more about all of the theme days/nights as we get closer to sailing.
We recommend that you hand-carry all your travel documents (passports, birth certificates, airline tickets, etc.) medications, jewelry and any personal items that you may need in a separate carry-on bag. You should not put these items into checked luggage as they could become lost and prevent you from boarding the ship. Also, your luggage may take a few hours before it is delivered to your cabin.
On the last evening of your cruise your luggage will be collected for disembarkation the following morning. You may want to pack a separate overnight bag to accommodate your last evenings’ clothes and toiletries to carry off the ship with you.
WHAT SHOULD I NOT PACK?
No illegal substances, no alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages, food, weapons or pets. The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited onboard On the Blue Cruise and Norwegian Cruise Line. All US and International laws pertaining to drug use should be respected, and will be strictly enforced. Please refer to our Shipboard Etiquette Policy.
HOW MANY PIECES OF LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?
Each guest is permitted to carry a reasonable amount of personal property (including luggage) aboard the vessel; however, for your comfort and convenience, it is recommended that you limit the number of pieces you take. Keep in mind that airlines may charge for excess or oversize luggage. Charges incurred for excess or oversize baggage are the sole responsibility of the passenger. Each airline has a different limit on the amount of luggage they allow. Check with your air carrier for specific restrictions, such as allowance of weight and any additional charges.
Bring an overnight bag for your last night at sea. Staff will collect your bags the night before you leave the ship, and you will need an overnight bag to carry your night clothes and toiletries.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD, DRINKS OR ALCOHOL ON THE SHIP?
Per NCL’s policies, guests are prohibited from bringing any beverages* — including liquor, beer and non-alcoholic drinks such as water, soda and juices — on board either as carry-on or checked luggage, with the exception of purified or distilled water in factory-sealed containers for use in conjunction with medical devices or for the reconstitution of infant formula. Open beverages of any kind must be consumed or discarded at the security check-point, on embarkation day and at any port of call.
*Guests may bring sealed bottles of wine on board for personal consumption. They will be checked prior to embarkation and a corkage fee applied at that time of $15.00 USD for a 750 ml Bottle or $30.00 USD for a 1,500 ml Magnum bottle. Box wines are not allowed on board.
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If guests require packaged foods be brought onboard, please be sure all items are sealed and that the Access Desk is aware.
Note: All guests must comply with TSA guidelines for transporting liquids.