Travel Questions

1. What time do we depart from Los Angeles?

2. What time should I arrive at the pier on October 13th?

3. What time do we arrive back in Los Angeles?

4. When should I schedule my flight arrival/departure?

5. What documents will I need for embarkation?

6. What should I pack?

7. What should I NOT pack?

8. How many pieces of luggage can I bring?

9. Can I bring my own food or alcohol on the ship?


WHAT TIME DO WE DEPART FROM LOS ANGELES?

ALL passengers are required to be on board NO LATER than 3:00 pm as we will sail at 5:00 pm.

NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for passengers that arrive after 3:00 pm as the doors to the terminal will close and be locked in preparation for sailing.


WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE PIER ON OCTOBER 13TH?

For those of you that love crowds, enjoy standing in the hot California sun and humidity, prefer to be annoyed by the person behind you that continues to fling his sweat onto you and step on the back of your sandal, please arrive at the Port of Los Angeles at 9:00 am on Sunday, October 13th, so you are nice and annoyed by the time we begin the embarkation process around 12:00 pm.

For those that would prefer to get to the pier, check in relatively quickly in an air-conditioned building and then quickly proceed onto the ship for a cocktail, please arrive around 1 pm.

ALL passengers are required to be on board NO LATER than 3:00 pm as we will sail at 5:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for passengers that arrive after 3:00 pm.


WHAT TIME DO WE ARRIVE BACK IN LOS ANGELES??

The ship returns to Los Angeles on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00 am. Debarkation will continue until all passengers have cleared customs and disembarked.

If you are departing on the same day your cruise arrives back into port, we suggest that you schedule your departure flights no earlier than 1:00 pm.


WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY FLIGHT ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE??

The Long Beach International Airport (LGB) is the closest area airport to the Port of Los Angeles. Consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Los Angeles area. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur.

However, if you are arriving or departing on the same day your cruise departs or arrives back into port, we suggest that you schedule your arrival and departure flights as follows:

Arrive no later than 11:00 am | Depart no earlier than 1:00 pm


WHAT DOCUMENTS WILL I NEED FOR EMBARKATION?

You will need to print and bring your cruise documents, as well as a Government Issued Photo ID. We STRONGLY recommend all guests travel with a valid passport, or one of the new Passport Cards. However, it is not necessarily required. PLEASE CLICK HERE for a complete explanation of the travel documentation required for embarking on MEGACRUISE.

Please keep in mind that the first AND last name on your cruise documents and your Government Issued Photo Identification MUST be an identical match. Therefore, for those not traveling with a PASSPORT, in the event of a marriage, divorce, etc. additional documents may be needed (ie: marriage certificate).


WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

October temperatures in Southern California and Mexico range from an average low of 64-degrees to an average high of 76-degrees. So it is suggested that you pack lightweight, “resort casual” clothing — a few swimsuits, flip-flops, sandals or deck shoes for around the pool area, sneakers, walking shoes or hiking boots for shore trips, etc. If you like to exercise or participate in sports, bring any fitness clothing and footwear you may need.

Some of the shows and activities will be taking place outdoors, and there is always the chance of it being windy, cool or even a little wet. So we suggest also packing some warmer clothing and light rain gear just to be on the safe side. Also be sure to bring your cameras, batteries and chargers, and enough film or memory cards to capture the entire event. And don’t forget earplugs for the young ones (or yourself), sunscreen and lip balm.

For most evenings, resort casual is appropriate. However, t-shirts, shorts, and/or bare feet are not permitted in the formal dining rooms after 6:00 pm. We do have different theme nights in store for you, however, those will be announced as we get closer to sailing.

We recommend that you hand-carry all your travel documents (passports, birth certificates, airline tickets, etc.) medications, jewelry and any personal items that you may need in a separate carry-on bag. You should NOT put these items into checked luggage as they could become lost and prevent you from boarding the ship. Also, your luggage may take a few hours before it is delivered to your cabin.

On the last evening of your cruise, your luggage will be collected for disembarkation the following morning. So you may want to pack a separate overnight bag to accommodate your last evenings’ clothes and toiletries to carry off the ship with you.


WHAT SHOULD I NOT PACK?

No illegal substances, no alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages, food, weapons or pets. The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited onboard MEGACRUISE and NCL ships. All US and International laws pertaining to drug use should be respected, and will be strictly enforced. Please refer to our Shipboard Etiquette Policy for further details regarding expected behavior on board.


HOW MANY PIECES OF LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

Each guest is permitted to carry a reasonable amount of personal property (including luggage) aboard the vessel; however, for your comfort and convenience, it is recommended that you limit the number of pieces you take. Keep in mind that airlines may charge for excess or oversized luggage. Charges incurred for excess or oversize baggage are the sole responsibility of the passenger. Each airline has a different limit on the amount of luggage they allow. Check with your air carrier for specific restrictions, such as allowance of pounds and any additional charges.


CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR ALCOHOL ON THE SHIP?

Guests are not allowed to bring beer, hard liquor, wine, 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.

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.