Planning Your Trip

Historically, boarding begins at 11:30 AM on embarkation day and the ship departs promptly at 4:00 PM after every guest has completed the mandatory safety drill. Due to enhanced COVID-19 health and safety protocols, it may take more time to move all guests through the terminal. We recommend that guests arrive in Miami the day before sailing to avoid any issues on their arrival day. More guests miss the ship’s departure due to severe weather and missed flights than for any other reason.

The ship returns to the port by 7:00 AM the day of disembarkation. Due to the time it takes to clear Customs and Immigration at the cruise terminal and to navigate security checkpoints at the airport, we do not recommend any flight scheduled prior to noon from the Miami International Airport or 1:00 PM from the Fort Lauderdale Airport.

A reliable resource for finding parking is the official website of Port Miami, the cruise port. To get more information about the cruise port, including a list of available parking places, click here.

The address of Port of Miami is 1015 North America Way, Miami, Florida. However, it is easier to simply tell the taxi driver or ride-sharing driver that you are going to Port Miami, the cruise ship terminal. There will be directional boards to help you to find the specific terminal for our ship, the Celebrity Summit. We will announce the exact terminal number closer to sailing.

Airport to Pier: When you arrive at Miami International Airport, you will find taxis readily available to help you get to the cruise terminal. The taxi drivers are well-acquainted with the cruise terminal and will take you directly to the boarding area. Ride-sharing services may also be available.

Celebrity Cruise Lines also offers transfers to and from the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports. This must be purchased in advance by contacting Celebrity Cruises at: 844.278.9746.

Guests Staying at the Pre-Cruise Hotel: For your ease and convenience, guests staying at the Pre-Cruise Hotel can purchase transportation from the hotel to the pier on Embarkation Day! Your luggage will be loaded onto the motor coach by our team, and you will be assisted at the pier by the cruise line porters. No tips or lifting necessary!

Coach transportation from the hotel to the pier costs $30/person advanced reservation required. Guests staying at the Pre-Cruise Hotels may register for the Pier Transfer by completing the Ground Transportation Form. You will receive an email confirmation with further instructions regarding the Pier Transfer times approximately 15 days prior to the cruise. The fee will be added to your account and reservation.

Pier to Airport: There will be both taxis and ride-sharing services available to get you to the airport. Celebrity also offers transfers to and from the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports. These can be purchased by contacting Celebrity Cruises at: 844.278.9746. Alternately, if you wish to purchase a transfer from the port to the airport after your cruise, you may purchase this onboard.

As you enter Port of Miami cruise terminal, you will see signage that will direct you to the Celebrity Cruise Terminal location. These signs are like the arrival and departure signage you see at airports. When you arrive at the Celebrity Terminal, you will check your luggage with the ship porters, make sure that you have attached your Celebrity luggage tags (available to print during online check-in). The porters will have additional luggage tags available for your use. Once you give the porter your luggage you will not have access to it until it has gone through TSA-style security and been delivered to your stateroom.

Please do not place your boarding documents (including your passport, Celebrity Cruises Xpress pass, etc) in your checked luggage as you will need them to continue through the boarding process. Next, you will arrive at Celebrity’s check-in counter where you will receive your SeaPass card that will reflect either a blue or red color according to your show selection. The SeaPass card will serve as your stateroom key, to use for all your onboard expenses, and the card you use to get on and off the ship at our ports of call.

Please note: to control the flow of guests in the terminal in 2022, Celebrity required guests to arrive during an assigned time window that was selected during the online check-in process. With this new process, you must arrive at the Terminal during your selected boarding window. If you arrive outside of the window, you will be required to wait outside of the Terminal until space in the Terminal permits. At this time, we expect this requirement will still be in place at the time of our sailing but will provide more information closer to our sailing date.

It is essential that you carry your travel documents with you throughout the check-in process. These documents include your passport and Celebrity Cruises Xpress Pass. Please carry important medications with you as well. 

Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Guests are allowed to bring onboard (Embarkation Day Only) whatever non-alcoholic beverages that they would like; even if they are products that Celebrity offers (including Coca-Cola products). NOTE: The quantity is limited to the amount that is able to be hand-carried by each individual.

Alcoholic Beverages: We do not allow guests to bring their own alcoholic beverages onboard.

Exceptions:

  • Starting on July 1, 2023, the new wine/champagne allowance for Celebrity Cruises® will be one (1) 750 mL bottle (no boxed/other containers), per adult of drinking age, per sailing. When consumed in any shipboard restaurant, bar, or dining venue, each bottle shall be subject to a corkage fee of $25.00. A corkage fee does not apply to guests with the Classic Beverage Package or Premium Beverage Package.
  • The bottles should still be brought via hand luggage/carry-on and not in checked luggage.
  • We recommend each guest bring their bottle in their respective carry-on bag for security purposes.

Guests are not allowed to bring on board any food items other than dry, nonperishable snack items (cookies, crackers, chips, energy bars, etc).

Celebrity Cruises prohibits items with heating elements or open flames, marijuana (even for medicinal purposes), drugs or other illegal substances, weapons, explosives, and other dangerous items. However, curling irons/hair straighteners are permitted on the ship, and each stateroom is equipped with a hair dryer.

Yes! Celebrity offers full laundry, dry cleaning, and pressing services onboard at a reasonable price. Rates will be available in your stateroom.

Prior to sailing, Celebrity Cruises will provide Jazz Cruises with each guest's Celebrity Cruise Line Reservation Number. We will pass along this number to you as soon as we receive it from Celebrity. Please note that this number is different from your Jazz Cruises' Reservation Number. The Celebrity Cruise Line Reservation Number will allow you to Check In for your cruise via Celebrity's website. This will give you access to your stateroom information, boarding/Xpress pass, luggage tags, and allow you to purchase Drink Packages, Wi-Fi Packages, Excursions, and onboard experiences such as Spa appointments. For any questions regarding the Check In process, please call Celebrity at 844.278.9746.

Using your Celebrity Cruise Line Reservation Number, you will Check-In for your cruise via Celebrity's website or app. This will give you access to your stateroom information, boarding/Xpress pass, and luggage tags. Please print your luggage tags and affix to your checked luggage after your flight but prior to arriving at the cruise terminal. For any questions, please call Celebrity at 844.278.9746.

Using your Celebrity Cruise Line Reservation Number, you will Check-In for your cruise via Celebrity's website or app. This will give you access to purchase Drink Packages, Wi-Fi Packages, Excursions, and onboard experiences such as Spa appointments. For any questions, please call Celebrity at 844.278.9746.

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