Know Before You Go

The Independent Traveler Program is available upon request and is for single travelers who would like to book a room as an individual and have a roommate assigned.

All passengers must be 21 years old (on embarkation day) to travel. Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied in the same stateroom by a parent or guardian 21 or older. Ages will be verified at embarkation. Passengers not conforming to this policy will be denied boarding and assessed a 100% cancellation penalty. NO exceptions will be made at embarkation. Please note that adult guests are responsible for the safety and behavior of their minor guests.

The guest who places a reservation for a stateroom onboard will be considered that cabin’s ‘Lead Guest’ and is the ‘owner’ of the reservation. The Lead Guest is therefore solely responsible for initiating or authorizing changes to the reservation, and must agree in writing to any changes made to the reservation. The Lead Guest is not allowed to change their name within the reservation. At least one ‘original’ and/or Lead Guest name must remain on the reservation. If all original guests cancel, this is considered a full cancellation without refund, and name changes will not be allowed. An original name is one that has been added to your reservation at the time of your initial deposit or payment.

On embarkation day, all guest must be on board two hours prior to departure time or you could be denied boarding by customs border patrol/ Homeland Security.

For debarkation day, please check with your specific cruise line for appropriate departing flights times.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) stipulates the following information with regards to “closed-loop” cruises, which are sailings that originate and terminate in the same U.S. Port. Please note that this information could change at any time without notice.

  • S. Citizens(including children) taking “closed-loop” cruises will be able to enter or depart the country with either a valid U.S. Passport – or – proof of citizenship, such as an original or certified copy of his or her birth certificate with a raised or embossed seal (or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) or a Certificate of Naturalization”), along with government issued photo identification, such as a state issued driver’s license or state ID in case you do not carry a driver’s license

 

  • Other acceptable forms of identification include:
    • S. Passport Cards
    • Enhanced Driver’s Licenses
    • Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST)
    • Military Identification Cards (for members of the U.S. armed forces on official orders)
    • S. Merchant Mariner Document (for U.S. citizens on official maritime business)
    • Enhanced Tribal Card (where available)

 

Please note: Baptismal papers and hospital certificates of birth are not acceptable. Voter registration cards or Social Security cards are not considered proof of citizenship.

For more information, a complete list of WHTI-compliant documents or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov

 

  • S. Alien Residents need a valid Alien Resident Card. Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa, if applicable.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: You will need a valid passport and, in some cases, a visa. If you live in the U.S., you will also need the original copy of your Alien Registration Card (ARC or “Green Card”) and any other documentation the countries on your itinerary require due to your alien status.
  • If you are not a U.S. Citizen, please contact U.S. Immigration at 1.800.375.5283 to be sure your identification will be satisfactory for both entry into the U.S., and for the cruise.
  • Citizens from the Visa Waiver Program countries will require a machine-readable passport valid for the duration of their voyage.
  • All guests must present the required documentation at embarkation. Guests without the required documentation will be denied boarding and no refund will be issued. Please understand that all cruise lines will strictly enforce this requirement to be in compliance with this important U.S. Government mandate.

It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you have the proper, valid documents to board the ship.

There are three options for payment:

  • Payment at the time of booking through the Epic Fun Charters Billing Plan
  • Payment at the time of booking through Epic Fun Charters Minimum Payment Schedule
  • Payment in full at the time of booking 

All payments made are per person and non-refundable.

Third party credit card payments (from a person not in your stateroom that is also sailing or not attending the cruise) are only accepted when a Third-Party Credit Card Authorization Form is signed by the cardholder.

If you will be paying for your stateroom with multiple credit cards, you will need to have all of the credit card numbers (with expiration date and the card’s verification code/CVV number) as well as the billing name and billing addresses for each card. The credit card(s) must belong to the guest(s) booked on the reservation.

The following information is required by the cruise line and needed for each guest in your cabin:

  • Your full legal first and last name as they appear on your government issued travel documents (i.e.: passport/birth certificate; middle names are not necessary)
  • Date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • Citizenship
  • Best number to reach you
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Special dietary or physical needs

Click on the ‘Book Now’ tab and follow the steps on the registration page. Pay close attention to all the information required and ensure names are spelled correctly – name changes are an additional cost and you may be denied boarding if the names on your stateroom reservation do not match your travel documents.

Due to the nature and uniqueness of cruising, we recommend the purchase of travel insurance to protect you against non-refundable costs and fees due to unforeseen circumstances and emergencies. Check out the travel insurance benefits available to you.

Gratuities, taxes and fees, casino games, spa services, alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees, bottled water, soft drinks, virgin drinks, any food or beverage off the ship, shore excursions, specific water sports, pre- or post-cruise hotels, airfare, ground transportation and travel insurance.

In addition to the luxurious nights at sea and tropical ports of call, all meals (excluding specialty restaurants), non-carbonated beverages, entrance to the casino, bar, and lounges, use of the fitness center, access to all the ship’s pools and whirlpools and all onboard activities are included in your cruise fare.

Simply follow the links and register for an experience of a lifetime. A deposit is due at the time of booking to hold your spot. Check out the deposit and pricing terms for more details.