Before You Go
[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”Do I Need A Passport?” open=”0″ style=”2″] We strongly recommend that all of our guests travel with a passport (valid for at least six months beyond the completion of travel). Having a valid passport will enable you to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port in the event you miss your scheduled embarkation, or to fly back to the U.S. should you need to disembark the ship mid-cruise for any reason.
U.S. citizens who do NOT have a passport should be prepared to provide a valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License) and proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of an original or certified copy of their U.S. birth certificate, or other acceptable forms of identification described here.
It is important that guest names on travel documents be identical to those on their cruise booking. Otherwise, proof of name change (i.e. a marriage license) AND a valid driver’s license or government-issued photo ID must be presented.
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[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”When Should I Schedule My Flight Arrival & Departure?” open=”0″ style=”2″] When booking your flights, we recommend you arrive in Miami the day prior to your departure (or earlier). This will help you to avoid missing the cruise due to any potential flight delays, lost baggage or other problems that could occur.
However, should you need to arrive on the date of departure, please note that Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately 10-miles from the Port of Miami cruise terminals. Please allow approximately 20 minutes travel time from the airport to the Port.
Before The Cruise
Guests should plan to arrive at the Port on September 28th by 12:00p-ET (but not before 11:30a-ET). Check-in and Embarkation at the Port will begin at 12:00pm-ET. You MUST be on the ship no later than 2:30pm – We will set sail at 5:00pm.
After The Cruise
Disembarkation will begin at approximately 7:00am.
When booking your return flight out of Miami, NCL recommends choosing flights that depart after 12:00pm.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”Are There Any Discounted Deals For Hotels?” open=”0″ style=”2″] ASK4 & Motorhead’s Motorboat have partnered with some great local area hotels to offer our guests special discounts on rooms for the night before the cruise departs. CLICK HERE for the rates and additional information on these special hotel deals!
[/spoiler] [spoiler open=”0″ style=”2″ title=”How Do I Get To The Port Of Miami?”] Port Of Miami
1015 North America Way
Miami, FL 33132
Miami International Airport: 10 miles, approximately 20 minutes.
Ft. Lauderdale Airport: 25 miles, approximately 45 minutes (Travel times vary depending on traffic conditions)
Norwegian Cruise Line Airport Transfers
From Miami International Airport:
One-way transfer cost is $16.00 USD per person. Arriving guests will be met in baggage claim. A Norwegian Cruise Line representative will not be available to meet guests arriving prior to 9:00am. Flight arrivals should be between: 9:00am – 2:00pm
From Fort Lauderdale International
One-way transfer cost: $25.00 USD per person. Arriving guests will be met in baggage claim. A Norwegian Cruise Line representative will not be available to meet guests arriving prior to 9:00am. Flight arrivals should be between: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Taxi & Shuttle Service
Taxis are available at all cruise terminals.
Miami International Airport: Approximately $20 each way.
Ft. Lauderdale Airport: Approximately $50 each way.
Super Shuttle is an alternative means of transportation to/from pier. (305-871-2000) (Rates subject to change)
FROM I-95: Take I-95 north or south to I-395. Follow the directional signs to the Biscayne Boulevard exit. When you get the Biscayne Blvd., make a right. Go to 5th Street which converts into Port Blvd. (Landmark: America Airlines Basketball Arena.) Make a left and go over the Port bridge. Follow directional signs to designated terminal.
FROM THE WEST/AIRPORT VICINITY: Take FL-836/Dolphin Expressway East. Stay straight and go through the tolls. Stay straight to I-395 East. Follow the directional signs to the Biscayne Boulevard exit. When you get the Biscayne Blvd., make a right. Go to 5th Street which converts into Port Blvd. (Landmark: America Airlines Basketball Arena.) Make a left and go over the Port bridge. Follow directional signs to designated terminal.
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Parking is available at all terminals. Parking for cruise passengers is $20 a day, payable prior to embarkation. Short term parking is $7 per day and on-board crew members parking is $17 per 7-day week. Recreational vehicle rates vary depending on size. Guests sailing out of Terminals F, G and J can use either cash or credit (Visa or MasterCard only). The parking facility in front of Terminals B, C and 10 is currently cash only. Crew members must obtain and present their crew ID to the parking attendant when paying for parking. All NCL ship patrons including crew members park in Garage C which is just west of Terminals B & C.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What Should I Pack?” open=”0″ style=”2″]
September-October temperatures in the Bahamas range from an average low of 85 degrees to an average high of 95 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. T-shirts, shorts, and/or bare feet are not permitted in the main dining rooms.
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 ear plugs for the young ones (or yourself), sunscreen and lip balm.
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 sundries to carry off the ship with you.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What Should I NOT Pack?” open=”0″ style=”2″] Motorhead’s Motorboat Guests are not allowed to bring onboard the vessel any intoxicating liquors/beverages*, firearms, weapons of any kind, ammunition, explosive substances or any goods of a dangerous nature, nor animals of any kind, except service or guide animals, provided the passenger notifies Carrier prior to the cruise of his intention to bring such animal and agrees to take sole responsibility for any expense, damage, injuries or losses associated with or caused by such animal. All US and international laws pertaining to drug use should be respected, and will be strictly enforced. Please refer to our Zero Tolerance Policy.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”How Many Pieces Of Luggage Can I Bring?” open=”0″ style=”2″] There is no limit to how many bags you can bring onboard, however storage space in cabins is limited. All carry on and checked bags will go through security. Make sure your luggage is tagged with the Norwegian luggage tags you will receive in your cruise packs. You will be able to obtain more at the pier.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”Can I Bring My Own Alcohol On The Ship?” open=”0″ style=”2″] Guests may bring bottles of wine and champagne on board. When bottles are brought on board and served or consumed in any restaurant, public room area or in their stateroom, a corkage fee will be charged.
Passengers must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol.
Norwegian permits young adults to purchase and personally consume wine and beer only while onboard and with the consent of an accompanying parent. Authorization will be given only when the accompanying parent completes the Young Adult Alcoholic Beverage Waiver form. This form can be obtained and completed at the Guest Services Desk upon embarkation of the vessel.
Motorhead’s Motorboat and Norwegian Cruise Lines encourage the responsible use of alcohol and accordingly reserves the right to permanently or temporarily revoke the drinking privileges of any guest who violates Motorhead’s Motorboat’s Zero Tolerance Police and Norwegian’s Guest Code of Conduct or who is deemed a danger to himself, herself or others by vessel management. Continued abuse of alcohol while sailing and/or violation of Norwegian’s alcohol policy may result in immediate disembarkation.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What Documents And Other Forms of I.D. Will I Need To Board The Ship?” open=”0″ style=”2″] Shortly before the cruise, you will receive an email with your Motorhead’s Motorboat boarding documents, which includes your Cabin Number and Booking Number. Upon arrival at the Port Of Miami and at the Norwegian Cruise Lines Check-In Desk, you will need to present your Motorhead’s Motorboat boarding documents and any other cruise related documents, along with your Passport, original or certified copy of your birth certificate, and a government issued photo I.D., and any other relevant identification.
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