At most embarkation ports, the ship is usually available for guests boarding after 12:00pm (noon, dependent on ship’s clearance by local port authority). Staterooms are available for guest occupancy only after 3 pm
. The exact embarkation and sailing times are specified on your cruise ticket. In order to embark, all guests must carry a valid passport that is valid for six months after the end of the cruise, and with at least 4 blank pages available for visas (as applicable) per advertised voyage number. Each time you leave the ship and re-board in ports of call during your cruise, you will be required to show your room keycard to the security officers at the gangway. On embarkation day,
you must be on the ship at least 2 hours prior
to scheduled sailing. If ship is scheduled to remain in port overnight or has a scheduled departure time after 9 pm, please plan to be at the pier no later than 7:00pm for security clearance and check-in. Once you are on board, our six-star crew will welcome you and assist with your hand luggage. Your remaining luggage will be delivered to your stateroom. On succeeding cruise days
(cruise day 2 through the last cruise day/night prior to disembarkation), all Guests must be on board the ship no later than 30 minutes prior
to scheduled port departure. Please Note:
Guests who have registered their credit card online prior to sailing will be given priority during check-in. Please refer to our Priority Check-In and Planning Center
for more details.
Upon check-in aboard your ship, a credit card must be registered for your onboard expenses. Registering your credit card provides you with the convenience of settling your onboard expenses using our Express Check-out System, ensuring a smooth and expeditious process at the conclusion of your cruise. You will receive an itemized statement delivered to your stateroom on the morning of debarkation, and your credit card will be billed automatically through your credit card company. If you wish, at the conclusion of the cruise, you may elect to pay for your onboard expenses in cash or by check at Reception. If you decide to pay for your expenses by cash or check, please notify the Reception desk and your credit card will not be charged.
*For Crystal Yacht Guests:
Click the link for Crystal Esprit-specific informaton: Boarding the Yacht