frequently asked questions

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 AND 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 or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778.

What is Celebrity's Automatic Gratuity Program?

Celebrity's suggested gratuity guidelines take in account our crew members that work hard to provide and maintain the highest level of service while sailing the high seas. Whether working behind the scenes or serving your evening meal, our staff and crew make sure you enjoy every moment spent onboard a Celebrity cruise ship.

The gratuity amount is $13.50 USD, or $17.00 USD for suite guests.

This gratuity is shared by your Dining & Culinary Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants, Other Housekeeping Services Personnel, as well as staff from other departments who work behind the scenes to enhance your cruise experience.

At your discretion, the gratuity payments may be adjusted onboard at Guest Relations, in which case they will not automatically be added to your onboard SeaPassĀ® account.

An 18% gratuity will be automatically added to all beverages, mini bar purchases, spa and salon services. Additional gratuities may be added at your discretion.

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 three distinct types of evenings onboard: casual, smart casual and formal.
Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
5 Casual Nights: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
2 Evening Chicl Nights: Pants or designer jeans with a dress shirt, button-down shirt or sweater, (optional sport coat or blazer) for men; a cocktail dress, skirt, pants or designer jeans with an elegant top 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.

Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned.

Can I bring liquor or non-alcoholic beverages (from home or from a port) onboard?

Guests are not allowed to bring beer, hard liquor, fortified wines or non-alcoholic beverages onboard for consumption or any other use on boarding day or while in port. Alcoholic beverages seized on boarding day will not be returned.

Guests wishing to bring personal wine and champagne onboard may do so only on boarding day, limited to two (2) 750 ml bottles per stateroom**. Additional bottles of wine beyond two (2) bottles that are brought onboard or any alcoholic beverages purchased in ports of call or from Shops On Board will be stored by the ship and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the sailing.

Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) 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 our 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.

** Two bottles of wine per stateroom are allowed on embarkation day, subject to corkage fees.

Is internet access available from the ship?

Internet access is available onboard for an additional fee. Choose from a variety of Internet packages to suit your needs. Use your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop to connect, or use one of our workstations in the Celebrity iLoungeSM which is open 24 hours a day.

Are there laundry facilities onboard?

There is a full laundry and dry-cleaning service available onboard for reasonable rates.

Can I cruise if I am 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. All guests are required to sign a health questionnaire at check-in to ensure they are aware of our pregnancy policy. If you have already booked a cruise or Cruisetour and do not meet this requirement, please contact your Travel Agent or call us at 1-888-283-7275 and request a Resolution Agent.

How do I pay for onboard purchases?

All Celebrity ships operate on a cashless system. For onboard purchases, you will be provided with a SeaPassĀ® Account. This account can be validated with a Visa, MasterCard, Novus, or American Express card, or you may arrange to pay this account by cash or traveler's check. All onboard services and purchases may then be signed for and charged to your SeaPass Account. At the end of your cruise, you will receive a completely itemized statement reflecting your charges.

How do I pre-purchase drink packages?

Arranging for beverage packages before you board is a good idea so you can use it the moment you step on board. You just need to have booked your cruise and made at least one payment towards your vacation. Simply Click Here and have your cruise reservation number handy.

There are a variety of beverage packages available, both spirited and non-alcoholic. Pay one set price and enjoy unlimited drinks throughout your cruise vacation, from the minute you board. Your beverage package can be used in the Main Restaurant, any specialty restaurant, the casual dining spots, the buffet, plus all bars and lounges. Cannot be used with the in-stateroom mini bar, through Room Service, or at the EnomaticĀ® wine dispensing system in Cellar Masters.

What kind of medical facilities are available on the ship?

The ship has a minimum of one fully licensed physician, and a minimum of two licensed nurses onboard every ship. Types of medications kept onboard are limited, and you must bring an adequate supply of any medications you may need on your cruise. If you require seasickness medication, it is available at the Guest Relations Desk.

Travel information

  • Cape Liberty (Bayonne) Port

    4 Port Terminal Blvd.
    Bayonne, NJ 07002
    Cape Liberty (Bayonne) website

    Parking at Cape Liberty (Bayonne) Port

    A safe, secured parking facility, operated by SP+ Parking, is conveniently located adjacent to the cruise terminal. Parking fees are $20 per day including all taxes ($7 for pre-approved day visitors). Cash and major credit cards are accepted. No reservations are necessary. Oversized vehicles, such as campers and RV's will be charged double the normal rate.

    *Rates are subject to change without notice.

    Directions to Cape Liberty (Bayonne) Port

    From the North
    Take the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 South to Exit 14A - Bayonne.

    From Exit 14A
    Follow the signs for Route 440 South. Proceed 1 1/2 miles and make a left into the Bayonne Ocean Terminal. The cruise terminal is two miles straight ahead.

    From the South
    Take the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 North to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.

    From the West, via I-80
    Take I-80 East to I-95 South to the New Jersey Turnpike. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A- Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.

    From the West, via I-78
    Take I-78 East directly to the New Jersey Turnpike. Take the turnpike east to Exit 14A- Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.

    From the East/Staten Island/Long Island
    Take the Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Staten Island. Take I-278 West to Route 440 North to and over the Bayonne Bridge. Continue on Route 440 North approximately 3 miles. Make a right into the Bayonne Ocean Terminal. The cruise terminal is 2 miles straight ahead.

    From NYC, via The Lincoln Tunnel
    Take the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey. Follow I-495 West to the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.

    From NYC, via The Holland Tunnel
    Take the Holland Tunnel to New Jersey. Take the New Jersey Turnpike west to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.

    From The Bronx/Connecticut/New England
    Proceed to and across the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 South. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.

    From Westchester County
    Take I-684 South to I-287 West to I-87 South. Follow signs to and over the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 South. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.

    From Rockland County
    Take the Palisades Parkway South to I-80 West. Follow signs for the New JerseyTurnpike/I-95 South. Continue to Exit 14A (Bayonne). Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.