TRAVEL QUESTIONS

TRAVEL QUESTIONS

What travel documents do I need?

We advise that all of our guests have a valid Passport when attending 70000TONS OF METAL™ as you will be visiting foreign countries. For those passengers who are not US Citizens, please contact your local government officials for the most current regulations regarding Immigration. Please be sure to visit the US State Department website with any further inquiries. For further details you can also visit our Travel Documents page.

What if I am traveling with a minor?


If you are the Parent or Legal Guardian of the minor you are traveling with, but do not have the same last names, you are required to present the child’s valid passport and visa (if required) and the child’s birth certificate (original, a notarized copy or a certified copy). The name of the parent(s) and the child must be linked through legal documentation.

If you are traveling with a minor but are NOT the Parent or Legal Guardian, a Notarized Letter Of Permission signed by their Parent or Legal Guardian MUST be present at the time of boarding, along with proper travel documentation.

For more information please visit Age Requirements.

Am I required to purchase Travel Insurance?


We do not require, but STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you purchase Travel Insurance. Because of the nature and uniqueness of the 70000TONS OF METAL™ Cruise, there is a strict cancellation policy.

For more details regarding cancellation terms please visit our Terms & Conditions page. To purchase Travel Insurance please contact your local Travel Agent.

How many pieces of luggage can I bring?


There is no limit to how many bags you may bring on board, however be mindful that storage space in cabins is limited. Both carry on and checked bags will go through security.

No illegal substances, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, food, weapons or pets. The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited on all cruises. All laws pertaining to drug use should be respected.

Fort Lauderdale: Where should I stay, and what is there to do?


We STRONGLY suggest to arrive in Fort Lauderdale at least one day prior to embarkation. There are plenty of things to do and see in Fort Lauderdale. Visit the world-renowned beaches, explore the Everglades, go snorkeling, or experience the night life. You may also stay in Miami, however give yourself extra time to get to Port Everglades on Cruising Day. If you are booking accommodations through your local Travel Agent or one of our Travel Partners, they will be able to provide you with a list of different hotels in your price range. For some more ideas of what to do and where to stay in Fort Lauderdale, please visit the Fort Lauderdale page or visit http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/

Miami: Where should I stay, and what is there to do?


We STRONGLY suggest to arrive in Miami at least one day prior to embarkation. There are plenty of things to do and see in Miami. Visit the world-renowned beaches, explore the Everglades, go snorkeling, or experience the night life. The place to be in Miami is South Beach. If you are booking accommodations through your local Travel Agent or one of our Travel Partners, they will be able to provide you with a list of different hotels in your price range. For some more ideas of what to do and where to stay in Miami, please visit the Miami page or visit www.miamiandbeaches.com

Where can I find out more about the ship?


We will be sailing on The Independence of the Seas. Please visit The Ship page to learn more about the ship, or you can visit the Deck Plans page to view the layout.

How do I get to Port Everglades?


The ship will leave from Port Everglades – South Florida’s “powerhouse port” and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. There are number of rental car and shuttle services to get you there if you do not want to take a taxi. The address of the port is:

Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Convenient parking for cruise passengers is available in the Northport and Midport Parking Garages and the Midport Surface Lot between Terminals 18 and 19. All Port public garages and surface lots: Parking garages accept cash, Visa or Master Card. The fees are USD 15.00 per day for regular size vehicles and USD 19.00 per day for oversized vehicles. For more info visit: http://www.porteverglades.net/cruising/parking/

For further details on these services and the address of the port, a map of the port, or directions to it, please visit the Arrival/Departure page.

When does boarding start?


Boarding will start at 12PM on February 1, 2018. Our sailing time is 5PM but all guests MUST be checked in and on board the ship no later than 90 minutes prior to the published sailing time or you will NOT be permitted to sail. For this reason guests are requested to complete Online Check-in no later than 3 days prior to their cruise. Guest who do not complete the Online Check-in will be required to complete this process at the pier at least two hours prior to the sailing time. For more information on check-in and boarding, please visit the Arrival/Departure page.

When does debarkation start on the last day?


Debarkation will start before 8AM on February 5, 2018. If you plan to fly out that same day, please allow enough time to get to the airport, check your bags and go through customs. For more details, please visit the Arrival/Departure page.