ShipRocked's primary commitment is to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our incredible family of guests, artists, crew, and staff, so that we can deliver the best possible onboard experience. We continue to closely follow Carnival Cruise Lines' Have Fun Be Safe enhanced health and safety protocols and procedures. 

Carnival currently requires that guests are vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure, and tested within 2-3 days of their cruise.

All guests making reservations for ShipRocked will be required to acknowledge and agree when booking that vaccinations and testing may be required in order to sail, and that all reservations are non-refundable or transferrable for any reasons relating to Covid-19 or vaccine requirements.

For Carnival's comprehensive Have Fun Be Safe protocols and FAQs, please CLICK HERE.

ShipRocked reservations specialists are unable to assist you with making your air travel, hotel, or ground transportation arrangements. However, we are pleased to provide these helpful tips to ensure your vacation goes as smoothly as possible.


The closest airport to accommodate your travel plans is:

Orlando International (MCO) - 46 miles (45 min)
Melbourne International (MLB) - 28 miles (50 min)
Sanford International (SFB) - 65 miles (65 min)

Click here for info on ground transport to/from the Port Canaveral.

Click here for info on nearby hotels

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. On the date of departure, we recommend that you schedule your flight arrival by no later than 12:00pm-ET. 

Check-in for the cruise will begin around Noon, and all guests must be on the ship by no later than 3:30pm-ET, as we will set sail at 4:00pm-ET.

After The Cruise

When booking your return flight, Carnival recommends scheduling your departure for after 1:30pm-ET

Answers to additional questions may be found within Carnival Cruise Lines F.A.Q.