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Bead Cruise 2016!

7 night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
on Royal Caribbean's "Freedom of the Seas"
May 1, 2016

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Eastern Caribbean….Cococay, Royal Caribbean's private island in Bahamian paradise. St. Thomas, explore the island's diverse heritage or relax on a gorgeous beach. St Maarten, one island, two cultures: Experience Dutch and French cultures and enjoy the gorgeous coastline. It's a dream vacation you won't want to miss!

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Guests without valid documentation will be denied boarding and no refund issued, no exceptions! DON'T RISK IT, GET A PASSPORT NOW!

Passport Requirements
A valid passport is a requirement for air travel to / from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Effective June 1, 2009 only a valid passport (unless otherwise noted below) or other WHTI compliant document will be accepted for entry or re-entry into the United States. For a list of all approved documents visit:

U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises (cruises that begin and end at the same port in the U.S.) will be able to enter or depart the country with proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate and laminated government issued picture ID, denoting photo, name and date of birth. A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 will be able to present either an original or a certified copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad issues by DOS, or Certificate of Naturalization issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

For additional passport information visit the State Department's Website. You can also find additional information on Royal Caribbean's website: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Passport Requirements

Royal Caribbean International and Memory Cruisin' strongly recommend that all guests travel with a valid passport during their cruise. Guests will need a passport should they have to fly out of the United States to meet their ship at the next available port if they miss their scheduled embarkation in a U.S. port; if they need to fly back to the U.S. before their cruise ends because of medical, family, personal or business emergencies, missing a ship's departure from a port of call, involuntary disembarkation from a ship due to misconduct, or for other reasons.

Obtaining/renewing a passport
For information on obtaining or renewing a passport, visit the State Department's Website.
If your passport expires within 6 months from your cruise date, you will need to have your passport renewed prior to sailing.

** IMPORTANT! Make sure all cruise documents match exactly with the names on your Valid Passport. Please contact us immediately if you have any questions regarding documentation issues.

WHAT ABOUT AIRFARE OR DRIVING TO THE PORT?Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the cruise ship. It's IMPORTANT to note that you MUST be onboard the ship at LEAST 1 ˝ hours prior to departure. Those with long flights should arrive the day prior to the cruise to allow adequate time to get to the cruise ship prior to the departure time. It's also wise to leave a large time cushion as airline delays, traffic delays, and route closures are always a possibility. If flying into MCO (Orlando), please arrive by Sunday, May 1 no later than 12:30 pm and depart on Sunday, May 8 after 12:30 pm. Transfers from MCO are $37.50 one way or $75 round trip per person. Please note that these are the 2015 prices and times and are subject to change.
You can also choose to arrange for a shuttle or taxi to the cruise terminal on your own.

*It is important that you do NOT make flight arrangements until after the final payment deadline as each cruise must have a certain number of participants registered for the cruise to be guaranteed to go. You should contact Memory Cruisin' prior to arranging your airfare to and from the cruise.*

Directions to the Pier:
Port Canaveral, FL
Cruise Terminal #1
9005 Charles M. Rowland Drive
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Port Canaveral website

From Orlando International Airport (46 miles):
-Take Airport Exit 1A to SR 528 Beach Line Expressway East.
-Remain on SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
-Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral "B" Cruise Terminals.

From I-95:
-From North or South on I-95 take the SR 528 Beach Line Expressway East.
-Remain on SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
-Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral "B" Cruise Terminals.

Parking Information
Parking is available in a covered garage at Cruise Terminal 1 for approximately $20 USD per day (subject to change). For vehicles longer than 20 feet, the rates are $26 per day. Payment is made as you enter the facility in cash or credit card. For more information visit the port website.
Security at the Pier
Please expect delays related to security and immigration procedures when arriving at the pier to board the ship. These procedures have been designed for your safety and all attempts will be made to expedite you through the process as quickly as possible. For additional information on Port Everglades visit the port website. For any day of travel concerns you may have, please contact us at (800) 256-6649 or (305) 539-4107.
Bus Information
Our Florida Bus Program is provided by Cruise Connection of Florida. For rates, availability and pick up locations, please contact their Reservations center at (800) 327-6700.

WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE? You can begin boarding around 11:00am (check-in time is between 11 am and 3 pm). Check your cruise ticket for preferred arrival time. You should plan to arrive at least 2 hours before your ship is scheduled to depart. Be sure to allow time for traffic, parking, and boarding. It is your responsibility to arrive on time. In preparation for prompt departure, cruise check-in will close 90 minutes prior to sailing. Guests arriving after this time will not be permitted to board, absolutely no exceptions! When boarding is closed, it's closed and no refunds will be given.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY DOCUMENTS TO ARRIVE IN THE MAIL? Cruise documents are now in the form of E-Documents. Once you have paid your final cruise payment you can login under your name and booking # and complete your online check-in. Once you have completed all of your information you will be able to print out your E-Documents. Please note that documents and luggage tags are no longer mailed to you.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK? Days onboard are casual and you'll be most comfortable in sport clothes and resort wear. Shoes should be low-heeled for deck activities. Bring a few swimsuits so you'll always have a dry one. You don't have to bring towels, as they are provided.

For evening wear, count on three basic types of attire:
Casual: Pants and blouses for women, sport shirts and pants for men
Smart Casual: Dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men
Formal: Cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties or tuxedos for men (you can arrange to rent a tuxedo onboard)
Ashore, you'll need comfortable walking shoes as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun. Don't forget your camera with extra batteries, as well as a light jacket in case the weather gets a little cool. top

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