WHAT TIME DO WE DEPART FROM FT. LAUDERDALE?
ALL passengers are required to be on board NO LATER than 2:30 pm as we will sail at 4:30 pm.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE PIER ON FEBRUARY 8TH?
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 Port Everglades at 9:00 am on Monday, February 8th so you are nice and annoyed by the time we begin the embarkation process around 12:00 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 1:00 pm.
WHAT TIME DO WE ARRIVE BACK IN FT. LAUDERDALE??
The ship returns to Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:00 am. Disembarkation will continue until all passengers have cleared customs and debarked.
If you are departing on the same day your cruise arrives back into port, we suggest that you schedule your arrival and departure flights as follows:
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY FLIGHT ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE??
The Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) is the closest area airport to Port Everglades. Consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Ft. Lauderdale area. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur.
However, if you are arriving or departing on the same day your cruise departs or arrives back into port, we suggest that you schedule your arrival and departure flights as follows:
WHAT DOCUMENTS WILL I NEED FOR EMBARKATION?
You will need to print and bring your cruise documents, as well as a Government Issued Photo ID and your citizenship documents.
We STRONGLY recommend all guests travel with a valid passport, or one of the new Passport Cards. However, it is not necessarily required for U.S Citizens. PLEASE CLICK HERE for a complete explanation of the travel documentation required for embarking on The Monsters of Rock Cruise.
Please keep in mind that the first AND last name on your cruise documents and your Government Issued Photo Identification MUST be an identical match. Therefore, U.S. Citizens 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?
February 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 earplugs 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 6:00 pm. We do have different theme nights in store for you, however, those will be announced as we get closer to sailing.
Make sure you hand-carry all your travel documents (passports, birth certificates, airline tickets, etc.) medications, jewelry and any additional personal items that you may need in a separate carry-on bag. DO NOT put these items into checked luggage as you will need your travel documents to board the ship. Be prepared with any items you may need before your checked luggage is delivered, which oftentimes can be well into the evening.
On the last evening of your cruise, your luggage will be collected for disembarkation the following morning. So you may want to pack a separate overnight bag to accommodate your last evenings’ clothes and sundries to carry off the ship with you.
WHAT SHOULD I NOT PACK?
DO NOT pack any illegal substances, alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages, food, weapons or pets. The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited onboard Monsters of Rock Cruise and Royal Caribbean. All U.S. 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 oversized luggage. Charges incurred for excess or oversized 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 an allowance of pounds and any additional charges.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD, ALCOHOL, OR DRINKS ON THE SHIP?
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2021: Due to new charter rules from Royal Caribbean, guests are no longer permitted to bring ANY beverage onboard. This includes, but is not limited to: wine, beer, hard liquor, fortified wine, bottled water and/or any other non-alcoholic beverage onboard for consumption or any other use. This includes boarding on embarkation day or returning from any port of call. Any beverage confiscated may not be returned, so don’t risk it!
Security may inspect containers (shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, mouthwash and/or all luggage) and will dispose of containers holding alcohol. Guests who violate any alcohol policies, (over consume, provide alcohol to people under age 21, demonstrate irresponsible behavior, or attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and/or luggage check points or any other time), may be disembarked or not allowed to board, at their own expense, in accordance with Royal Caribbean’s Guest Conduct Policy. Guests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them.
Note: All guests must comply with TSA guidelines for transporting liquids.