Carnival Victory

FAQ • Travel

Pregnant Guests

Boarding will be denied to any person who will enter her third trimester (27th; twenty-seventh week) of pregnancy by the time of the Cruise or during the cruise and to infants under six (6) months old.

By booking the Cruise, you warrant that you, and those traveling with you, are physically fit to travel at the time of embarkation.  You assume all risks associated with travel and transportation on the Cruise. While at sea or in port, the availability of medical care may be limited and/or delayed. Per our Terms & Conditions, you acknowledge that all or part of the Cruise may be in areas where medical care and/or evacuation may not be available. You agree to indemnify and reimburse SR and/or CCL in the event that either party, in its sole discretion, to advance to you the cost of emergency medical care, including medical evacuation and/or medical care provided ashore, as well as transportation and/or lodging in connection therewith. SR shall have no responsibility to advance any such costs.

Carnival Cruise Line uses an E-Documents system, which will allow you to check-in online prior to the cruise, and print your boarding pass and other cruise documents, similar to an airline E-Ticket. A few weeks prior to the cruise, you will be emailed your unique booking number and will be directed to Carnival’s Online Check-In Page. Online Check-in is available anytime up to 24 hours before the date of departure. Those not able to use Carnival’s Online Check-in will still have the opportunity to check-in at the pier on the date of depature.


The following airports are the two most convenient options for your air travel to and from ShipRocked:

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Located approximately 44 miles from the Port Canaveral

Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
Located approximately 27 miles from the Port Canaveral

CLICK HERE for info on ground transport to/from Port Canaveral

CLICK HERE for information on our Official Hotel partners

Before The Cruise

Guests should plan to arrive the day before the cruise departs to avoid any potential flight delays, lost baggage, or other problems that may occur.

Should you need to arrive on the date of departure, we recommend that you schedule your flight arrival in Orlando or Melbourne for no later than 11:00am-ET.

Check-in and Embarkation for the cruise will begin at 12:00pm-ET, and you must be on the ship by no later than 3:00pm, as we will set sail at 4:00pm-ET.

After The Cruise

When booking your return flight, Carnival recommends scheduling your departure from from Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Melbourne International Airport (MLB) for after 1:00 PM

We recommend you plan to arrive a day (or more!) before the cruise, so you can experience all that Orlando and the Space Coast have to offer — But also so you don’t miss out on our out of this world Pre-Party (details soon)!

You can check out our Hotel page for any special offers as we get closer to the cruise.

Port Canaveral


A-Side North Cruise Terminals
9005 Charles Rowland Drive
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
321-783-7831 ext. 327

To/From Airports

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Approximately 45 miles (45 minutes)

Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
Approximately 25 miles (40 minutes)

Driving Directions

Traveling from Orlando International Airport (MCO)

  • Take the North exit from the airport, staying to the right to the Beachline Expressway (S.R 528 East)
  • Take Beachline Expressway (S.R 528 East)
  • Head east toward Port Canaveral
  • Follow signs for A-Side (North) Terminal and continue toward Cruise Terminals.

Traveling from Melbourne International Airport (MLB)

  • Exit East (left) out of the airport onto NASA Boulevard and follow to U.S Highway 1
  • Turn left (north) onto U.S Highway 1; travel approximately 20 minutes on U.S. Highway 1, past the intersection of S.R 520 in Cocoa and then about one mile to the S.R 528 exit
  • Exit and travel east on Beachline Expressway (S.R 528 East) for approximately 10 miles
  • Follow signs for A-Side (North) Terminal and continue toward Cruise Terminals.

Parking Information

Parking is conveniently available at all cruise terminals. Designated disabled permit parking spaces are available in each garage. Spaces are also available for oversized vehicles (oversized vans, recreational vehicles and vehicles with trailers) at special rates. For additional parking information, please visit the Port Canaveral Web Site.

Parking Rates

  • Overnight Parking is priced by length of stay. Total for 4 nights: $80.
  • Oversized Vehicles: $28 per day


Acceptable payment methods for parking include cash, debit, and major credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Mid-January temperatures in the Bahamas, British West Indies and Grand Turk range from an average low of 65-70 degrees to an average high of 80-85 degrees. We suggest 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 (we’ll also have some hoodies and long-sleeve shirts available for you in the Gift Shop!). Be sure to bring your cameras, batteries, 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 STRONGLY recommend that you hand-carry all your travel documents (passports, birth certificates, airline tickets, etc.) medications, jewelry and any other 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.

ShipRocked Guests are not allowed to bring onboard the vessel any intoxicating liquors/beverages (see “, 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.

A detailed list of items prohibited on Carnival Cruise Line ships is listed here

Each guest may bring onboard a reasonable amount of baggage. All luggage must be stored in the passenger’s cabin. Pets, dangerous or illegal items such as weapons, explosives, combustible substances, non-prescription controlled substances, or illegal drugs may not be brought onboard the ship. Any such items shall be surrendered to security at embarkation and may be disposed of at the sole discretion of CCL. All luggage hand-carried or checked, and your person are subject to security inspections that may involve physical search. Curbside porters are available at the pier during embarkation to take luggage to the vessel. Please be sure each piece of luggage is locked and has a tag listing your name, ship, and stateroom number. CCL and SR assume no responsibility for carry-on luggage. Any luggage left at the pier will be forwarded at the guest’s expense. Claims for luggage loss or damage must be made in writing to debarkation personnel prior to leaving the pier area. All luggage must be stored in the passenger’s cabin. Pets, dangerous or illegal items such as weapons, explosives, combustible substances, non-prescription controlled substances, or illegal drugs may not be brought onboard the ship. Any such items shall be surrendered to security at embarkation and may be disposed of at the sole discretion of CCL. All luggage hand-carried or checked is subject to search.

Guests are prohibited from bringing any alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages or any food onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold or served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the ship’s gift shops or in ports of call will be retained by CCL until the end of the voyage.

SR and CCL encourage the responsible use of alcohol and accordingly reserves the right to permanently or temporarily revoke the drinking privileges of any guest who violates CCL’s Guest Conduct Policy or who is deemed a danger to himself, herself or others by SR management and/or CCL vessel management. Continued abuse of alcohol while sailing and/or violation of SR and CCL’s alcohol policy may result in immediate disembarkation. In such cases SR and CCL shall not be liable for damages, refund or other compensation, including travel costs.

Shortly before the cruise, you will receive an email with your ShipRocked boarding documents, which includes your Cabin Number and Booking Number. Upon arrival at the Port Canaveral and at the Carnival Cruise Lines Check-In Desk, you will need to present your ShipRocked 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.

For additional information travel documents and I.D. required to cruise, please CLICK HERE.

Although it is not technically required, ShipRocked strongly recommends 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 help to expedite the debarkation experience as delays may be expected upon return to the United States for those without one. Additionally, this will enable guests to fly from the U.S. to meet their ship at a foreign port should they miss their scheduled port of embarkation and allow guests who must disembark the ship before their cruise ends due to an emergency to fly back to the U.S. without significant delays and complications.

CLICK HERE to review complete details on the documents you will need in order to board the cruise.