Important Transport & Travel Documentation Details

If you would like assistance with travel arrangements such as pre-cruise and post-cruise hotels, travel insurance, transportation, bookings, upgrades, and more, please contact our Travel Agent Diane:

diane@luxurytravel-destinations.com, 336-749-1219

TRANSPORTATION TO
PORT CANAVERAL CRUISE TERMINAL

Celebrity Cruise Line operates out of Cruise Terminal #1, located at the south side of Port Canaveral:

Port Canaveral
Cruise Terminal #1
9050 Discovery Road
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920

FLIGHT GUIDELINES

Embarking Passengers
For our Cruise, departing from Port Canaveral on December 14, 2024, at 4:00 pm, the latest recommended flight arrival into Orlando International Airport (MCO): 12:00 pm

Disembarking Passengers
For our Cruise, arriving at Port Canaveral on December 21, 2024, at 7:00 am, the earliest recommended flight departure from Orlando International Airport (MCO): 12:00 pm

Special Post-Cruise Excursion
Upon arrival at Port Canaveral  on December 21, 2024, we have planned an amazing optional excursion “Astronaut for a Day” at the NASA Kennedy Space Center. This excursion will include pick-up at the Cruise Terminal and drop-off at the Hampton Inn hotel in Cocoa Beach. To participate in the NASA excursion or to book a hotel stay before or after the cruise, please use these links:

PRE-CRUISE HOTEL OPTION: Dec. 12 and/or 13: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/coibhhx-go1-2296c2c1-90ac-43dd-a32e-55bbc0ab2643

POST-CRUISE HOTEL OPTION: Dec. 21, 22, and/or 23: 
https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/coibhhx-go2-0bb3cc63-1ccb-417e-881c-87d5297a1272

Flights by Celebrity

Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity program has been enhanced with Premium Benefits that give you everything you want in airfare service: the best value, the assurance that you’ll get to your ship, the flexibility to choose your favorite airline and flights, and the security in knowing you have round-the-clock support throughout your travels.

– Flights by Celebrity guarantees the lowest airfare available. If you find a lower fare within 24 hours of booking, we’ll award you 110% of the difference to spend onboard your cruise—a benefit no other cruise line offers.

– Enjoy 24/7 travel service and flight disruption protection. Flights by Celebrity specialists monitor your flights, so if there are any delays or cancellations, they’ll work quickly with the airline to get you on the next available flight and get you to your ship. 

– You have the flexibility to search different airlines and flights, so it’s easy to find exactly what you want. We save you time by filtering out flights that won’t work with your cruise.

– For additional details about the Flights by Celebrity program, contact Diane at diane@luxurytravel-destinations.com or 336-749-1219 after you have made a reservation for the Cruise.

TRAVEL DELAYS 

If your flight arrives at Port Canaveral after the ship’s scheduled sailing time due to weather or mechanical problems, contact Celebrity’s emergency travel hotline and/or a supervisor at the airline’s ticket counter for assistance in securing hotel accommodations and flight arrangements to the next port on your ship’s itinerary.

  • Calling within USA: 800-533-7803
  • Calling International: +1 316-554-5961

In case you miss the departure of your ship due to carrier-caused delays or other insurance-covered reasons, please make sure you have enough travel insurance to cover additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.

For this reason, we highly recommend that you arrive a day prior to sailing and stay in a hotel the night before to avoid any possible delays. We offer pre-cruise hotel reservations and we offer travel insurance. 

PRE-CRUISE HOTEL OPTION: Dec. 12 and/or 13:
https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/coibhhx-go1-2296c2c1-90ac-43dd-a32e-55bbc0ab2643 

POST-CRUISE HOTEL OPTION: Dec. 21, 22, and/or 23: 
https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/coibhhx-go2-0bb3cc63-1ccb-417e-881c-87d5297a1272

For Travel Insurance, contact Diane at diane@luxurytravel-destinations.com: 336-749-1219.

WHEN TO ARRIVE AT PORT 

Your arrival time at Port Canaveral will be determined when you complete the process of Online Check-in for the Cruise. Online Check-in will be available 45 days before your cruise (approx. October 30), and will remain available up to 4 days before you cruise.

When you check-in online, you will choose a specific appointment time for you to arrive at the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal. The earlier you check-in, the more choices you will have for your appointment. The earliest appointments will be taken by other passengers quickly, so if you want to board the ship early, make sure to check-in as soon as you receive an email announcing that check-in is available. You will receive that email from our travel advisor Diane, and from Celebrity. 

Arriving at the port earlier (rather than later) is advantageous for a few reasons. First, you will beat the crowds at check-in that usually arrive between 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm. Second, you will board the ship sooner, giving you more time onboard.

If you arrive early, you will not be able to get into your stateroom, which will not be cleaned and ready until approx. 1:00 pm. But you will have time to enjoy a leisurely lunch and tour the ship.

The ship will sail at 3:30 pm. Celebrity Cruise Line requires guests to be checked in by 2:00 pm to adhere to the government’s policy of mandating the passenger list to be submitted 90 minutes before sailing. Guests arriving late will likely not be permitted to sail, even if the ship is still in the dock. 

TAXI OR RIDE-SHARING

There are lots of taxis at Port Canaveral, as well as at the airports in the area that can easily take you to/from Port Canaveral.

Uber and Lyft are gaining popularity among people headed to the cruise port as a less-expensive way of getting private car transportation to the port.

RENTING A CAR

In some cases, a one-way car rental is the best optional economically because of the flexibility it offers, as well as the per-person cost. Most major rental car facilities have locations in the Cocoa Beach area and provide complimentary shuttle service to the port.

If you are traveling with a large group, renting a car can make sense. Having a rental car offers not just a means of getting to the port, but also a way to see local attractions, enjoy a greater variety of restaurants, and stock up on last-minute supplies prior to getting to the cruise terminal.

When reserving a car, be sure to indicate that you will return the car in a different location and look for locations in Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach. The major rental car companies have locations within 5 miles or so of the Cruise Terminal.

CELEBRITY TRANSFERS 

Celebrity offers a bus service of its own (called “transfers”) to bring you to the port from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Celebrity offers transfers in one-way increments (you can book two one-ways to create a round trip).

To purchase a Celebrity Guest Transfer or for additional information, consult our travel agent Diane at 336-749-1219 or diane@luxurytravel-destinations.com.

FROM AN AREA HOTEL

If you are staying in a hotel prior to your cruise, the hotels in Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach are very convenient to the port. Take route A1A north and follow A1A all the way until you reach the port area. Follow the signs for the terminal of your cruise. 

For additional information, consult our travel agent Diane at 336-749-1219 or diane@luxurytravel-destinations.com.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Driving to Terminal 1 at Port Canaveral is simple enough from most spots in Florida. Most routes will take you to the Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach area via State Road 528, which is a toll road. You should be prepared and either pre-purchase a SunPass, or have exact change in your vehicle.

From Orlando International Airport (MCO):
Approximately 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral.
– Take the North exit from the airport, staying to the right on SR 528 East.
– Take SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
– Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
– Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).

From Melbourne International Airport (MLB):
Approximately 25 miles (40 minutes) south of Port Canaveral.
– Exit east (left) out of the airport onto NASA boulevard and follow to U.S. Highway 1.
– Turn left (north) onto U.S. Highway 1.
– Travel approximately 20 minutes on U.S. Highway 1 passed the intersection of S.R. 520 in Cocoa about one mile to the S.R. 528 exit.
– Exit and travel east on SR. 528 for approximately 10 miles, crossing the Indian River, Nerritt Island and the Banana River to reach Port Canaveral.
– Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
– Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).

From Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX):
Located about 20 minutes from the Port in Titusville FL.
– Exit and drive east three blocks
– Turn south onto U.S. Highway 1 to the Beach line Expressway (S.R. 528) and follow this east to the Port.
– Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
– Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).

 


CRUISE TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION

Each passenger is responsible for providing Celebrity Cruises with complete and accurate immigration information and for obtaining any necessary visas if required for the country from which your passport has been issued.

Make sure that your name appears exactly as shown on your receipt and your boarding document. If the name does not match, contact Diane (our travel agent must call-in corrections) at 336-749-1219. Please provide Celebrity Cruises with the correct information at least 45 days prior to your cruise. Failure to do so will result in delayed check-in and, possibly, denied boarding.

Travel Document requirements vary by destination and your citizenship. Below are document guidelines for both domestic and international voyages. Please see the following page on the Celebrity website for information about what travel documents are required: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/topics/travel-documents

Health and Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you review your health insurance coverage before cruising. Many policies, including Medicare, will not pay for services or hospitalization outside of the country or for emergency evacuation, such as a helicopter lift from a ship to shore. Celebrity Cruises ships are foreign-flagged and are considered “out of country.” Please contact Diane at Legendary World Travel: 336-749-1219, to arrange for the proper insurance.


TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

CELEBRITY CRUISE LINES SMOKING POLICY

For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, our ships are designated as non-smoking. This includes a prohibition on the use of vaping, hookah, or other types of water pipes.

Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom or on any stateroom balcony. This applies to all stateroom categories onboard. If a guest is in violation of this “No Smoking” policy, a cleaning fee will be applied to their onboard account. Smoking is also not permitted in any dining venue, theater, bar, lounge, hallway, elevator or jogging track, or most indoor areas. Further, smoking is not allowed in certain outdoor areas, including restricted areas, food venues, and kids play areas and pools.

To provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have designated certain areas of the ship as smoking areas.  To assist smoking guests to locate areas where smoking is permitted, we have posted signage onboard clearly identifying all smoking areas and ashtrays provided for smoking use.  Guest may also inquire at Guest Services regarding the location of the designated smoking areas onboard.

In casinos on itineraries where smoking is allowed, there will be visible signage designating the area for both smoking and non-smoking guests.

Cigar and pipe tobacco is limited to designated outdoor areas and cigar bars (if the ship has one). Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are only permitted within the designated smoking areas.

Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard.

Guests must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard.

TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN

Infants must be at least 6 months old in order to travel on most cruises with Celebrity. For those traveling with toddlers over 6 months old, there are various programs onboard tailored to entertain them.

Cruises are fun for kids of all ages, and there are plenty of activities to keep your toddlers entertained. Kids under the age of 3 can enjoy Toddler Time at the ship’s playroom, where they’ll be able to play with educational toys and interact with other kids around their age. Parental supervision is required during Toddler Time, but children don’t have to be potty trained in order to participate in Toddler Time activities. Certain toys and books will also be available to check out and bring back to your stateroom.

Potty-trained kids age 3 to 12 can participate in our Camp at Sea program. Open every day from 9:00am to 10:00pm, Camp at Sea’s entertainment center offers activities for kids with all kinds of interests, including STEM-oriented excursions, Xbox tournaments, culinary experiences, and art programs.

For parents who want to enjoy a couple of hours off or perhaps a romantic dinner, the Camp at Sea program also offers afternoon and slumber parties at different hours of the day. During these parties, kids will eat a meal and enjoy activities while being supervised by our youth staff, so you can rest easy that they are being taken care of while you get to enjoy some alone time. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. 

PREGNANT WOMEN

If you have a healthy pregnancy, then going on a cruise vacation is a lovely way to celebrate the upcoming addition to your family. Pregnant women can enjoy a cruise on Celebrity Cruises up until their 23rd week of pregnancy. That being said, it’s always safer to talk to your doctor before traveling, especially if you’ve had any issues with your pregnancy in the past. After 23 weeks, there are increased risks in pregnancies such as preterm labor and delivery, and onboard, we do not have the medical equipment and staff available to treat these types of emergency situations.

Even if you’re not pregnant, it’s perfectly normal to feel nauseous while on a cruise. Some cruisers can experience seasickness, a form of motion sickness, while on board. This can happen when your eyesight and inner ear senses are out of balance. For pregnant women, seasickness plus the standard queasiness that can come during early pregnancy can lead to a bad bout of nausea. The good news is that there are several over-the-counter and natural remedies to alleviate seasickness on board, including rest, ginger candies, motion sickness medication, and acupressure bands. We recommend talking to your doctor before taking any medication during your pregnancy.

Going on a cruise while pregnant won’t limit your ability to enjoy some of the best activities and entertainment options onboard. Spend time at The Spa, where you’ll be able to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating facial, indulgent massage, or a refreshing manicure and pedicure. Unwind on the heated tile loungers and take in gorgeous views of the ocean in the spa’s relaxation. 

PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES

Airport Transportation
If requested in advance, Celebrity can arrange for accessible transportation to transfer guests between the airport and the pier. This accessible cruising service is offered at no extra charge to our air/sea guests or those who have purchased cruise-only transfers. Accessible transportation may be limited or unavailable outside the U.S. See our travel agent at 336-749-1219, or contact Celebrity for details.

Extra Assistance at the Pier

Celebrity Cruises offers boarding and departure assistance to guests with mobility disabilities. Request assistance once you arrive at the pier or contact us prior to your cruise so that we may prioritize your needs during boarding. During peak times there may be a wait for assistance. Many ports provide easy access for wheelchairs and scooters, however due to various conditions: steepness of the gangway, tendering, weather, tidal and sea conditions, and shore-side facilities, guests using assistive devices may be precluded from getting on or off the ship. We will make reasonable efforts to assist our guests, but for safety reasons, our staff is not permitted to lift guests or equipment. Assistance with manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. will be provided.

Assistance Onboard
We provide reasonable mobility assistance to guests in accessing areas of the ship that are not accessible.

Tender Port Policy
The goal of Celebrity Cruises is to provide a safe comfortable cruise experience for all passengers. Some ports of call require the ship to anchor off shore. Passengers are then taken to shore by small boats or tenders.

If you will be using a mobility device during your sailing we strongly recommend you travel with a person physically fit to assist with your needs both onboard and ashore. 

Embarking and disembarking can be challenging for those with limited mobility. Many major ports of call provide easy access for wheelchairs and scooters. However due to various conditions; steepness of the gangway, weather, shore-side facilities, tidal and sea conditions, passengers using mobility devices may be required to transfer to a stair climber or be precluded from going ashore. Celebrity staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 pounds (22 kg).

When tendering is required, passengers using mobility devices will not be transferred into or out of the tender, if lifting in excess of the above limitation is required. Many tender ports do not provide wheelchair access so even if the passenger can board the tender they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions can also preclude tendering.

The decision to allow any passenger to board a tender or disembark the vessel will be made by the Captain on the basis of the safety and welfare of all involved and is final.

If passengers are unable to tender or disembark because of circumstances outlined above there will be no refund or credit for missed ports. While Celebrity recognizes your disappointment, the safety of both passengers and crew takes precedence.