General Trip Information
What is the itinerary/where are we going?
Sailing dates are March 6-10, 2023
Day of Week
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Which port are we leaving from? What time should I arrive at the port?
We depart from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We recommend arriving between 12:00 and 2:30PM on the day of departure.
What is the port address?
Port Everglades Department
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Royal Caribbean Directions to Port Everglades, Florida Cruise Terminal:
From Fort Lauderdale International Airport (5 miles):
- Exit the airport and follow signs for I-595 East/Port Everglades. Continue to the last exit on I-595 East and follow the signs to Port Everglades.
- This will automatically take you to the Port Everglades security entrance.
- From there, follow the directional signs for your designated ship’s pier terminal.
From Miami International Airport (30 miles):
- Take 836 East to I-95 North.
- Exit I-95 North at 595 East.
- Follow 595 to the end; then follow the Port Everglades signs.
Will parking be available at Port Everglades?
After dropping off your checked luggage at the pier terminal with the porters and cruise line representative, proceed to the appropriate parking garage for that terminal. Rates are $15 USD per day for the regular vehicles and $19 for the oversized vehicles (rates subject to change without notice by the Port Authority). For additional information or vehicle size restrictions, please contact USA Parking at (954)468-3680.
* All rates and prices are subject to change.
** Royal Caribbean is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles.
What transportation options are available to get to a Royal Caribbean departure port terminal? How do I purchase a transfer?
You may wish to purchase ground transportation to the ship. We will make transfers available for purchase from the arrival airport to the pier around 6 weeks prior to sailing. It is recommended that transfers to the port are purchased two weeks prior to sailing. Please look for information about this closer to the sailing date or contact our customer service center. Royal Caribbean makes port transfers available during the sailing from the pier to the departure airport—please visit the RCC customer service desk onboard for assistance.
If you are close enough (or you like road trips) you can also drive to the departure
port. Parking is typically available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Are flights included?
Guests are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Fort Lauderdale. If you would like assistance with flights, you are welcome to call our travel division, Traveler’s Service at 412- 232-3600. Please fill out this travel form and an agent will contact you with flight options: https://forms.monday.com/forms/aa077d9a3e9bebc3bf8a58807cf0381f
For arrival flights, please allow adequate time to be able to arrive at the cruise terminal between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. It is suggested that your departure flight should be booked for 12:00 PM or later.
Is a COVID-19 vaccine required to sail?
We are committed to monitoring the cruise industry for the most important information that may pertain to our sailing in 2023.
Royal Caribbean is continually updating their COVID 19 policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all guests and crew. You may find the most up to date information on their website: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/do-i-need-a-covid-vaccine-to-cruise-what-counts-as-proof
Sales & Booking
How do I pay for my cruise?
After the initial deposit of $49.00 per person, you are welcome to set up a payment plan for no additional fee or pay your cruise in full. The payment plan will divide the balance equally into payments until the final payment date, December 15th, 2022. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card (5% processing fee) or by ACH using your checking and routing number (no fee). Payments will be automatically withdrawn every 15th of the month. Please note that if your payment is declined, you will be subject to a $30.00 fee. If you’d like to change your form of payment, you must do so by the 10th of the month.
If no payment is received within a 60 day period, your reservation will be cancelled.
Where do I purchase travel insurance?
The Preferred Plan offered by Travel Guard is available for purchase through a Leadership League Cruise reservation website. Please visit https://www.travelguard.com/travel-insurance/plans/preferred to learn more about coverage under their Gold Plan. To book travel insurance, give us a call at 877.381.5553 or add travel insurance using your online account.
How do I receive my Booking ID Number and register with Royal Caribbean?
The passenger listed as ‘primary’ on your reservation will receive a booking ID number from us via email that is to be used to register with Royal Caribbean approximately four months prior to sailing. After you receive your booking ID number and register with Royal Caribbean, you are still able to add on special events through our website, as we will still have access to your reservation.
I have a crown and anchor membership; will I get credit for this cruise?
Yes! You are welcome to call or email us with your membership number and we’ll be happy to add that to your reservation and notify the cruise line. After receiving your booking ID number and you’ve registered with the cruise line, you are also able to pass along your membership number to a Royal Caribbean representative to receive credit for the cruise.
Are my room gratuities paid for?
Yes, room gratuities and main dining room gratuities are prepaid with your reservation.
When can I purchase drink packages/specialty dining packages/wifi packages/excursions?
Once you have received your Booking ID number (usually 90-120 days prior to sailing), you will then be able to log in to www.royalcaribbean.com and complete your registration. Upon completion of registration, you will then be able to start customizing your cruise by adding excursions, drink packages, specialty dining and internet packages etc. Please note that these items must be purchased directly through the cruise line and are not sold through The Faithful Cruise.
I am traveling alone, how does pricing work?
Guests traveling solo will be charged for their experience of choice plus the entrance package price per cabin selection. Because all cabin prices are based on double occupancy, solo travelers are required to pay for double occupancy. However, solo travelers are only responsible for paying taxes, fees and gratuities for one person.
I am traveling with an infant/toddler, do I still need to pay full price for him or her?
Yes, in accordance with the cruise line’s guidelines, all passengers regardless of age are required to pay for participation. 3rd or 4th guests in a cabin are discounted regardless of age.
Travel Documentation & Regulations
Will I need a passport? What if I do not have a passport? Am I able to use a passport card?
While a passport book is strongly recommended, you are able to use your original birth certificate (with raised seal) in conjunction with a photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) for this cruise. If your name has changed and differs from the last name on your birth certificate, please bring your original marriage license or other proof of name change. Passport cards, Real ID’s or any other form of documentation other than what is listed above may not be used. Please note that any individuals who would need to fly out of a foreign port would not be able to do so with their birth certificate or passport card.
Can I use my birth certificate/name change documentation (marriage certificate)?
While a passport is recommended, you are able to use your original birth certificate (with raised seal) in conjunction with your photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) for this cruise. If your name has changed and differs from the last name on your birth certificate, please bring your original marriage license.
I read that 6 months validity is needed when using a passport for this cruise, is that true?
It is recommended that your passport has at least 6 months validity, however you are still able to board the ship using your passport up to its expiration date. Please note that while you are able to use a passport that expires within 6 months of the sailing date, you will be unable to use your passport to fly out of a foreign port, should that be necessary.
I will be traveling with a child 17 years or younger, is a passport required or can the minor use their birth certificate to board? What documentation is needed for the child?
While a passport is strongly recommended, the child is able to use their original birth certificate (with raised seal), no other documentation is necessary. However, in the event that the child’s guardian must stay in port in an emergency situation, the child will be unable to fly back to the U.S. using his or her birth certificate. A passport is strongly recommended for this reason.
What is the Entrance Experience?
The Entrance Package was built for those guests who would like to join their friends or family members on the cruise but may not necessarily want to participate in all of the fan
experiences. Entrance package holders have perks and are still able to attend some events, including the welcome aboard show and our photo sessions with the players! Entrance package holders are also able to participate in the silent and live auctions and have the ability to purchase special events! Entrance package holders will receive a Cruise lanyard which will identify them as part of our group.
Do I need to purchase an experience package for my infant/toddler?
Children under 5 years of age at the time of sailing do not need to pay for an experience package and will be able to attend all events with their guardians.
Kids 6-12 may purchase a Bronze package at 50% discount. No child discounts are available on silver or gold packages.
Can we mix and match packages on our reservation?
Yes! Guests within a reservation can mix and match packages to suit the individual experience preferences for each guest.
Can I upgrade or downgrade my experience package throughout the year?
Yes! Guests are welcome to upgrade or downgrade packages at any time before
sailing. *Guests choosing to downgrade their experience package must purchase the package at the current rate.