Before You Sail

Flights

Airfare is not included in the cost of the cruise, however Leadership League’s preferred travel provider, Traveler’s Service, can assist with flights to Miami. Please call 412.232.3600 to be connected to an experienced travel representative. Fill out the Online Quote Form

Transfers from Airport to Cruise Port

If you need to schedule transportation from the airport to cruise port on March 27 and returning April 3,  please fill out this form by March 1. You may purchase one-way or round trip.

Pre-Cruise hotel

There is no official hotel offered for cruise passengers this year. Please call 412.232.3600 to be connected to an experienced travel representative to book the best pre-cruise accommodations for you.

Pre-Cruise Bon Voyage Party

Join players & fans at this EPIC Bon Voyage Party the night before we sail!
Saturday, March 26th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM

  • Exclusive interaction with players in our private event
  • Live DJ and dancing
  • Prizes and raffle drawing for cruise special events
  • 2 drink vouchers per adult over 21
  • $5 food voucher per person
  • Location: At a sports bar located in the booming downtown Miami neighborhood of Brickell, just a quick Uber ride from any hotel or the airport. (Exact location to be disclosed closer to the event)

Reserve Your Bon Voyage Party Now

Port Details

Port of Miami – Dodge Island
1015 N. America Way
Miami, FL 33132

Guests should arrive at the pier between 12:00am and 2:30pm. The cruise will depart at 4:00pm on 3/27/2022. Guests may be able to board the ship as early as 11am, as long as US Customs and Border Protection has given clearance to begin boarding.

Guest Details

!IMPORTANT! Each guest’s full legal name (first and last name) must accurately match their form of identification (Required Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo ID). In the event of a different name on the cruise/airline ticket and the guest’s photo ID as a result of a marriage, divorce or a legal name change, documentation supporting this change is required (at embarkation), such as a marriage certificate, marriage license or legal name change court document. 

Boarding Identification

!IMPORTANT! The below travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise:

1.) Passport OR
2.) Original government issued birth certificate AND a laminated government issued picture ID, denoting photo, name and date of birth.

Any guest traveling without proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. For further information see the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. Travel documents (passports) must be valid up to 6 months from the date of disembarkation. The requirements above are for US citizens; non-US nationals may require entry visas in addition to their valid passports. Please check with the US Department of State and Mexican Government websites for current visa requirements.

What to Pack

Legendary Tailgate Gear

Pack your most epic black and gold gear to participate in the “Best Dressed Fan” Contest onboard! Shop Legends Merchandise

Wear your attire to the Farewell Party on DAY 6. The competition will take place during that time. (Best Dressed is no longer during Welcome Aboard Show)

Stateroom Door Decor

Pack your best black and gold decorations and make your stateroom door a sight to see! A special prize will be awarded.

Please follow Royal Caribbean’s guidelines: No electrical lighting is allowed, No obscene / offensive pictures allowed, Highly flammable materials not to be used, No balloons, No Tape or Tackin, No Guest Name, Cannot have paper sticking out of door, No paper stuck underneath.

Memorabilia for Autograph Session

If an autograph session is included in your package or you have purchased the autograph pass, please pack the items which you wish to get autographed. During the structured autograph session, you will receive one autograph per player. There is no limit on the number of items you may bring to the autograph session. Please make yourself familiar with the autograph policy.

Proof of Vaccination

!IMPORTANT! Guests must show eligible documentation on boarding day at the terminal in the form of the following vaccination record(s).  Read full details here

Negative COVID-19 Test

!IMPORTANT! Before boarding day, you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test on your own, at your own expense.

Vaccinated guests must show a negative COVID-19 test result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day. NOTE: Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols for vaccinated guests. Read full details here

Attire and Medication

Clothing:
Casual: Jeans, shorts, tees, tank tops, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck.

Smart Casual: Dress to impress with jackets, sports coats, blazers, collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits.

Formal: Our sailing has a formal night, if you wish to dress up – suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns.

Personal Items:
We suggest that guests transport all their medications in their carry-on luggage to minimize the potential for diversion or loss of medications and advise that all medications remain in their original, labeled prescription containers.  It is also advisable to pack at least three days of extra medication in the event of an unexpected change in the itinerary of the voyage.

Accurate Boarding Identification

!IMPORTANT! The below travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise:

1.) Passport OR
2.) Original government issued birth certificate AND a laminated government issued picture ID, denoting photo, name and date of birth.

Any guest traveling without proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. For further information see the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. Travel documents (passports) must be valid up to 6 months from the date of disembarkation. The requirements above are for US citizens; non-US nationals may require entry visas in addition to their valid passports. Please check with the US Department of State and Mexican Government websites for current visa requirements.

2022 Event Agenda

The Legendary Lineup

Don’t miss the most legendary theatre shows, pool deck parties, photo opportunities and sports competitions you’ve ever experienced!

Use our Agenda to plan other shore excursions and events offered by Royal Caribbean, while making sure you don’t miss the legendary ones!

Special Events Available

Experience above and beyond epic events!

Player Dinners, Beach Party, Autpgraph Session, Zip Line, Escape Rooms and more…

‘Prepare to Board’ FAQS

What is the itinerary/where are we going?

Sailing dates are March 27 – April 3, 2022

Day Number Day of Week Date Port Location Arrival Time Departure Time
1 SUN 03/27/2022 Miami, Florida 4:00 PM
2 MON 03/28/2022 Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
3 TUE 03/29/2022 Cruising
4 WED 03/30/2022 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 12:00 PM 7:00 PM
5 THU 03/31/2022 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
6 FRI 04/01/2022 Cruising
7 SAT 04/02/2022 Cruising
8 SUN 04/03/2022 Miami, Florida 6:00 AM

 

Which port are we leaving from? What time should I arrive at the port?

Which port are we leaving from?
We depart from the Port of Miami.

What time should I arrive at the port?
We recommend arriving between 12:00 and 2:30PM on the day of departure.

What is the port address?

Port of Miami – Dodge Island
1015 N. America Way
Miami, FL 33132 
Port of Miami website 

Directions

From Miami International Airport (7 miles):

  • Via Port Tunnel: Take 836 East through the toll. 
  • Continue onto FL836 E/I-395 E, then keep right to merge onto MacArthur Causeway.  
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the exit towards Port of Miami Tunnel and follow the signs to your pier terminal. 
  • Via Port Bridge: Take 836 East through the toll.    
  • Exit at US1 N.E. 2nd Avenue/Biscayne Boulevard, proceed straight through one light, and then turn right at the second light onto Biscayne Boulevard (US1). 
  • Stay in your left-hand lane and turn left into the Port of Miami on N.E. 5th Street. 
  • Drive across the bridge and follow signs to your pier terminal.    

From Ft. Lauderdale International (26 miles):

  • Via Port Tunnel: Take I-95 South to Exit 2D toward I-395 E/Miami Beach. 
  • Merge onto MacArthur Causeway. 
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the exit towards Port of Miami Tunnel and follow the signs for your pier terminal.
  • Via Port Bridge: Take I-95 South to Exit 3B, N.W. 8th Street. 
  • Turn left onto 5th Street and continue straight until you reach the Port of Miami entrance. 
  • Drive across the bridge and follow signs to your pier terminal. 
Will parking be available at the Port of Miami?

The guest parking areas are located adjacent to the piers. Depending on pier location, there are multi-level garages or, flat open-air lots. Rates are $25.00 USD per day for regular vehicles.  Rates will vary for larger vehicles.  If the vehicle is over 20′ in length then an additional $20.00 is added per day all oversized vehicles can only park in Lot #2.  (Rates are subject to change without notice by the Port of Miami). Rates are payable by cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover only), or any major U.S. Travelers Check. Please note that debit cards are not accepted.    

* All rates and prices are subject to change.
** Royal Caribbean is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles.

What transportation options are available to get to a Royal Caribbean departure port terminal? How do I purchase a transfer?

You may wish to purchase ground transportation to the ship. We will make transfers available for purchase from the arrival airport to the pier around 6 weeks prior to sailing. It is recommended that transfers to the port are purchased two weeks prior to sailing. Please look for information about this closer to the sailing date or contact our customer service center. Royal Caribbean makes port transfers available during the sailing from the pier to the departure airport—please visit the RCC customer service desk for assistance.

If you are close enough (or you like road trips) you can also drive to the departure
port. Parking is typically available on a first-come, first-served basis at most piers for a minimal fee. But every pier does vary.

Are flights included?

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Miami. If you would like assistance with flights, you are welcome to call our travel division, Traveler’s Service at 412- 232-3600. Please fill out this travel form and an agent will contact you with flight options: https://forms.monday.com/forms/aa077d9a3e9bebc3bf8a58807cf0381f

For arrival flights, please allow adequate time to be able to arrive at the cruise terminal between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. It is suggested that your departure flight should be booked for 12:00 PM or later.

Is a COVID-19 vaccine required to sail?

We are committed to monitoring the cruise industry for the most important information that may pertain to our sailing in 2022.

Royal Caribbean is continually updating their COVID 19 policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all guests and crew. You may find the most up to date information on their website: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/do-i-need-a-covid-vaccine-to-cruise-what-counts-as-proof

Where do I purchase travel insurance?

The Preferred Plan offered by Travel Guard is available for purchase through a Leadership League Cruise reservation website. Please visit https://www.travelguard.com/travel-insurance/plans/preferred to learn more about coverage under their Gold Plan. To book travel insurance, give us a call at 877.381.5553 or add travel insurance using your online account.

How long before sailing can I cancel and receive a future cruise credit?

Guests may cancel the cruise prior to sailing, by Feb. 1, to receive a future cruise credit. Guests who cancel after Feb 1 should contact their travel insurance provider. Guests who test positive for COVID 19 48 hours prior to sailing are entitled to a future cruise credit.

How do I receive my Booking ID Number and register with Royal Caribbean?

The passenger listed as ‘primary’ on your reservation will receive a booking ID number from us via email that is to be used to register with Royal Caribbean. After you receive your booking ID number and register with Royal Caribbean, you are still able to add on special events through our website, as we will still have access to your reservation.

Are my room gratuities paid for?

Yes, room gratuities and main dining room gratuities are included with your cruise fare.  

When can I purchase drink packages/specialty dining packages/wifi packages/excursions?

Once you have received your Booking ID number (60-90 days prior to sailing), you will then be able to log in to www.royalcaribbean.com and complete your registration. Upon completion of registration, you will then be able to start customizing your cruise by adding excursions, drink packages, specialty dining and internet packages etc. Please note that these items must be purchased directly through the cruise line and are not sold through Leadership League.

Will I need a passport? What if I do not have a passport? Am I able to use a passport card?

While a passport book is strongly recommended, you are able to use your original birth certificate (with raised seal) in conjunction with a photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) for this cruise. If your name has changed and differs from the last name on your birth certificate, please bring your original marriage license or other proof of name change. Passport cards, Real ID’s or any other form of documentation other than what is listed above may not be used. Please note that any individuals who would need to fly out of a foreign port would not be able to do so with their birth certificate or passport card.

Can I use my birth certificate/name change documentation (marriage certificate)?

While a passport is recommended, you are able to use your original birth certificate (with raised seal) in conjunction with your photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) for this cruise. If your name has changed and differs from the last name on your birth certificate, please bring your original marriage license.

I read that 6 months validity is needed when using a passport for this cruise, is that true?

It is recommended that your passport has at least 6 months validity, however you are still able to board the ship using your passport. Please note that while you are able to use a passport that expires within 6 months of the sailing date, you will be unable to use your passport to fly out of a foreign port, should that be necessary.

I will be traveling with a child 17 years or younger, is a passport required or can the minor use their birth certificate to board? What documentation is needed for the child?

While a passport is strongly recommended, the child is able to use their original birth certificate (with raised seal), no other documentation is necessary. However, in the event that the child’s guardian must stay in port in an emergency situation, the child will be unable to fly back to the U.S. using his or her birth certificate. A passport is strongly recommended for this reason.

What happens if Royal Caribbean cancels our sailing?

In the unlikely event that Royal Caribbean cancels our sailing, guests will receive a full refund or 125% credit toward a future sailing.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

It’s not too late to insure your trip! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
To purchase Travel Guard travel insurance Log in to your reservation to add to your account.

Am I covered if I contract COVID-19?

If you contract COVID-19 prior to your departure, you may be covered for Trip Cancellation if there is a confirmed diagnosis, including proof of illness from your doctor that states you are medically unable to travel at the time of departure.

If you become ill with COVID-19 while on a covered trip, you could be covered for Medical Expense, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, and Emergency Medical Evacuation benefits if there is a confirmed diagnosis, including proof of illness from a doctor.

  • Trip Interruption can provide coverage for the unused portion of your prepaid and non-refundable expenses, as well as additional transportation expenses incurred to return home or rejoin your trip.
  • Trip Delay can provide coverage for additional expenses you may incur for hotel, meals and certain transportation costs incurred if you are required by a physician to quarantine.
  • Medical Expense and Emergency Medical Evacuation can provide coverage for medical expenses incurred while being treated for COVID-19.

These coverages are subject to the terms and conditions of your insurance policy. Please click here to access a copy of your insurance policy.

What happens if I am quarantined due to contracting COVID-19 while on a trip?

If you are quarantined as a result of COVID-19, you could be covered under the Trip Interruption/Curtailment, Trip Delay, and/or Medical Expense benefits. A confirmed diagnosis and proof of illness from a physician is required. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of your insurance policy. Please click here to access a copy of your policy.

What happens if I am traveling to a country that requires a COVID-19 test when I arrive, and I test positive?

AIG Travel is treating COVID-19 like any other unexpected illness. When you arrive, if you test positive for the virus, you could be eligible for coverage. If a doctor requires you to be hospitalized or quarantined, you could be eligible for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Medical Expense and Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage. A confirmed diagnosis and proof of illness from a physician is required. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of your insurance policy. Please click here to access a copy of your policy.

I want to cancel my travel plans because I'm afraid to travel due to the COVID-19. Am I covered?

Trip cancellation that is due solely to concern or fear of travel related to an epidemic or pandemic, including COVID-19, is not covered. 

If the cancellation of your trip is not covered, you may be eligible for an insurance premium refund or a travel insurance voucher. For more information on refunds and vouchers, see the question below regarding “Can I cancel my insurance and get my premium refunded?”

The U.S. State Department has advised against non-essential travel. Am I covered due to the U.S. State Department warning?

There is no coverage for travel restrictions or travel warnings issued by any governmental body or health authority. However, we suggest you contact your travel providers to seek a refund. Should you have other unused, non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs, consult the Unforeseen events portion of your insurance policy. You are encouraged to file a claim if one of the covered reasons could possibly apply to your situation. Please click here to access a copy of your policy.   

You may also be eligible for an insurance premium refund or a travel insurance voucher. For more information on refunds and vouchers, see the question below regarding “Can I cancel my insurance and get my premium refunded?”

Can I cancel my insurance and get my premium refunded?

You may be eligible for a refund of your premium under the following conditions:

  • You are requesting a refund from Travel Guard within 15 days of purchasing your policy,
  • Your request for a premium refund is made prior to the departure date listed on your policy, and
  • You have not filed a claim.

For residents of the State of New York or Kansas, please follow this link. Click here to apply for your refund.

If you cancelled your insurance policy due to COVID-19 concerns but are not eligible for a refund given the criteria listed above, you may be eligible instead for a travel insurance premium voucher for the full value of the policy purchased under the following conditions:

  • You request a voucher prior to your trip departure date,
  • You confirm that you have not incurred any travel supplier fees, penalties, or unused, non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs, and
  • You have not filed a claim.

The voucher can then be used as form of payment toward the purchase of a future policy. The premium for your new policy will be calculated based on the details of your new trip. If the new premium is greater than your original premium, there will be additional premium charged. If the new premium is less than your original premium, no amount of the original premium will be refunded. The voucher is a courtesy accommodation and has no cash value. Please note that once you cancel your policy and receive a voucher, you will not be able to file a claim against the original policy or trip.

All premium vouchers are valid for two years from issuance date. Click here to apply for your voucher.

If I rebook my covered trip for later in the year, can I apply the travel insurance premium from my original trip to the rebooked trip?
If the request is made prior to your travel dates, you may modify your insurance policy and apply the entire premium paid to a new booked trip. In order to make a change to the travel dates listed on your policy, the new travel dates cannot be more than one year beyond the original travel dates. Your new premium will be calculated based on the details of your rebooked trip. If the new premium is greater than your original premium, there will be additional premium charged. If the new premium is less than your original premium, no amount of the original premium will be refunded. Please note that once you modify your policy, you will not be able to file a claim against the original policy or trip. 
I have upcoming travel. Will I be able to cancel my trip and be reimbursed?

It depends on the reason for cancellation. If you need to cancel your travel plans, please consult the “Unforeseen” events portion of your insurance policy to see a list of reasons for Trip Cancellation that may be covered, along with General Exclusions from coverage. If one of the covered reasons could apply to your situation, you may be eligible to be reimbursed for your unused, non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs if you need to cancel your trip. Please be specific about why you cancelled, as coverage depends on the exact reason for cancellation. Please click here to access a copy of your insurance policy.

If the cancellation of your trip is not covered, you may be eligible for an insurance premium refund or a travel insurance voucher. For more information on refunds and vouchers, see the question above regarding “Can I cancel my insurance and get my premium refunded?”

What if the airline, cruise line or travel supplier cancels my flight, cruise, tour, etc. due to COVID-19?

If the airline, cruise line or travel supplier cancels your travel arrangements due to COVID-19, there would be no coverage under the insurance policy. However, we suggest you contact the airline, cruise line or travel supplier to seek a refund. Should you have other unused, non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs, please consult the “Unforeseen” events portion of your insurance policy to see details of the events covered under your policy. Please click here to access a copy of your policy.   

Even though the cancellation of your travel arrangements is likely not covered, you may be eligible for an insurance premium refund or a travel insurance voucher. For more information on refunds and vouchers, see the question above regarding “Can I cancel my insurance and get my premium refunded?”

Am I covered if I have Cancel for Any Reason coverage?

If you purchased Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) coverage, regardless of the reason for cancellation, you may be covered for a percentage of the loss provided the trip is cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure date. The amount of coverage will be based on the level of CFAR coverage purchased. Please click here to access a copy of your policy.

Can I purchase a policy with CFAR coverage?

CFAR coverage is only available at the time a plan is purchased and, unless otherwise noted on your policy, must be within 15 days of your initial trip deposit. As a result, if you have an existing insurance policy, you are not eligible to add CFAR coverage.

Does travel insurance cover the cost of any COVID testing as a requirement to enter or exit a country, such as the CDC’s testing requirements for air passengers entering the United States that are effective January 26, 2021?

No, travel insurance will not cover the cost of a general COVID-19 test that may be required for travel. However, Medical Expense may cover testing in the event a policyholder becomes ill during a trip and a test is ordered by a physician as part of a diagnosis. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of your insurance policy. Please click here to access a copy of your policy.

How do I get a letter verifying Medical Expense coverage, which certain countries are requiring for entry?

To request a letter verifying Medical Expense coverage, please contact the AIG Travel World Service Center 24/7 at 800.826.1300, or email us at travelguardupdates@aig.com. Please include the following information in the email:

  • Travel Guard policy number (if already booked)
  • Name(s) of the Policy Holder(s)
  • Email address you would like the letter sent to
  • The destination(s) for your trip
  • The travel dates of your trip
  • Your phone number and mailing address

Please allow up to 5 business days from the date of your request to receive your letter. In some cases, additional time may be required for us to verify eligibility based on the country’s published requirements, which can vary by destination.

My destination requires a negative COVID test (or other documentation, such as proof of immunization/vaccination) within 72 hours of arrival. If I cannot obtain this documentation (e.g. due to lack of availability) am I covered if I must cancel or interrupt my trip?

No, travel insurance will not provide coverage for this reason. We urge customers to regularly review entry requirements to their destination to ensure compliance with the latest entry protocols.

Please thoroughly read the Description of Coverage for your insurance policy and note that Travel Guard offers a free-look period, which means you can cancel this insurance policy by giving us written notice within 15 days from the Effective Date of your insurance policy to receive a refund of the premium paid (provided that you have not started your trip or filed a claim). For Kansas and New York residents, please call 1-800-826-1300 for more information about refunds. 

If you have already purchased an insurance policy, the facts and circumstances surrounding your trip and the terms and conditions of your policy will determine the extent of coverage for COVID-19 related claims.  

For more information, please visit https://www.travelguard.com/travel-news/coronavirus-advisory.

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