FAQ

What documentation do I need to bring?

Guests arriving at embarkation without proper documentation may not join the voyage and will NOT be entitled to a refund.
 
U.S. citizens taking “closed-loop” cruises are not required to have a passport, but will need proof of citizenship such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, a certificate of naturalization, a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license (EDL) as well as a government-issued photo ID. Children are also required to bring proof of citizenship, and if 16 and over, a photo ID is also required.

Although a passport is not required for U.S. citizens taking “closed loop” cruises, we strongly recommend all guests travel with a passport (valid for at least six months beyond completion of travel). Having a passport will enable guests to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port in the event they miss their scheduled embarkation or to fly back to the U.S. if they need to disembark the ship mid-cruise due to an emergency.

 Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details. For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778.

 

What to pack?

On the first day...
For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, workout clothes, and any medications you may need. That way you don't have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom.

Onboard attire...
Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect during the day, whether indoors or out.

For lounging by the pool, pack two bathing suits (an extra suit in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g., flip-flops, sandals, sneakers). You'll also need some casual shorts and a couple of t-shirts or a cover-up for getting to and from the pool areas.

If you're planning to visit our onboard fitness center, be sure to bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won't mind working out in - plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.

Dinner attire...
There are two distinct types of evenings onboard: casual, smart casual and formal.
Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

5 Smart Casual And Above Nights: Pants with polo or sweater for men; skirt of pants with sweater or blouse for women.
2 Formal Nights: Tuxedo, suit or dinner jacket for men; cocktail dress, gown, or dress pantsuit for women

Remember, shorts, T-shirts, and bathing suits are not considered appropriate attire in the dining rooms at dinner. Casual dress dining is available nightly in the Windjammer Cafe. And be aware you'll also need smart casual attire for some of the specialty restaurants.

 

What not to pack?

For the safely of our guests, the following items are not allowed onboard and will be confiscated upon being found: Electrical Transformers, Coffee Makers, Candles, Irons, Illegal Drugs, Flammable Liquids and Explosives, such as fireworks. For security purposes, we also recommend not packing any valuables (such as jewelry) in your checked luggage.

 

What activities are available for children and teens?

There's no better way to excite every member of your family than with a Celebrity cruise vacation. We offer a e variety of activities onboard.

Youth Activities are directed and organized by a special staff of youth counselors. Youth Counselors have a formal education in Recreation, Education, Child Development or related fields. In addition Youth Counselors have experience working with large groups of children ages 3-17 years of age, in school/community sponsored youth programs or summer camps. Youth Counselors hold certifications in CPR and some speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

 

Is internet access available from the ship?

Internet access is available in the Internet Café 24 hours a day until 6:00 AM on debarkation Day.

Wireless access points are located in several areas around the ship*.

In order to take advantage of the wireless service, the guest must bring their own laptop, which must have the following requirements:

Windows-based operating systems
Internal modem
Dial-up Internet capabilities
Wireless access card.


The cost for Wi-Fi access through your own laptop and usage at the internet cafe is:

 

Base rate is $.65 per minute or choose from one of the ship's prepaid packages:
$29.95 for 49 minutes
$49.95 for 90 minutes
$79.95 for 150 minutes
$99.95 for 237 minutes

 

Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

 

What is Celebrity's policy on cruising while pregnant?

Celebrity Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during the cruise or cruisetour. A physician's "Fit to Travel" note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) your pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that you are in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.

Travel Information

Booking Your Flight

Instructions on booking your flight will be sent out as we get closer to our sailing date.  Please do not purchase your flights until approximately 42-27 days prior to sailing.  That is when you will usually find your best rates.

Hotel Arrangements

Sovereign will be arranging a pre and post cruise hotel in Miami, FL for those who will be needing accommodations. Please stay tuned for details.

Bus Transfers

In order to assist you in every facet of the trip, Sovereign Cruises will be offering you affordable, secure, and monitored transportation from our hotel to the ship at the Port of Miami and returning from the ship at the Port of Miami to the Miami airport. Cost and details for this transfer will be sent out as we approach the sailing date.

Directions to Port Everglades
  • Port of Miami
  • 1015 N. America Way
    Miami, FL 33132


    From Miami International Airport (7 miles):
    - Take I-95 south to Exit 3B (NW 8th Street).
    - Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto 5th Street.
    - Continue on 5th Street and drive across the port bridge.
    - Follow the signs to your ship's location.
  • From Ft. Lauderdale International (26 miles):
    - Take I-95 south to Exit 3B (NW 8th Street).
    - Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto 5th Street.
    - Continue on 5th Street and drive across the port bridge.
    - Follow the signs to your ship's location.


  • Parking
    The guest parking areas are located adjacent to the piers. Depending on pier location, there are multi-level garages or, flat open-air lots. Parking garages accept cash, Visa or Mastercard. Flat level lots are cash only. The fees are $20 per day for regular size vehicles. Rates vary for oversized vehicles.

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