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. 

Health & Safety Guidelines for ShipRocked 2023 (as of November 30, 2022)

  • Vaccination - Vaccines are no longer required to sail. Carnival strongly encourages all guests 5 years of age and older to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, and for vaccinated guests to carry proof of vaccination.
  • Testing - Pre-cruise testing is no longer required for either vaccinated or unvaccinated guests. Carnival strongly encourages all unvaccinated guests 5 years and older to take a pre-cruise test within three days of the cruise, and carry proof of your negative test results.
  • Grand Turk - The port of Grand Turk currently prohibits unvaccinated guests over the age of 18 from debarking.

Please NoteWhen checking in online at Carnival.com for the cruise, all guests will be required to confirm their vaccination status.

All policies are subject to change. We will continue to monitor the protocols and requirements of the cruise line and destinations and update this page with any changes.

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.

Airports

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


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. 

Current Carnival Health & Safety Guidelines for ShipRocked 2023:

  • Vaccinated guests must provide evidence of vaccination status either through VeriFLY or during embarkation. Pre-cruise testing is no longer required.
  • Unvaccinated guests are welcome to sail and are no longer required to apply for a vaccine exemption.
  • Unvaccinated guests or those who do not provide proof of vaccination must present the results of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within three days of embarkation. 
  • All policies are subject to local destination regulations, and subject to change.

All guests making reservations for ShipRocked will be required to acknowledge and agree that proof of vaccination or negative test results are required in order to sail, and that all reservations are non-refundable or transferrable for any reason.

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


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

SHIPROCKED STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT ALL OF OUR GUESTS TRAVEL WITH A VALID PASSPORT

Having a valid passport will help to expedite your debarkation experience as delays may occur 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING REAL-ID

Beginning May 7, 2025, all US Citizens must have obtained a Real-ID compliant card, or acceptable alternative such as a U.S. passport, in order to to fly on commercial airlines within the United States. For complete information please click here.


To help you stay connected while at sea, the ship provides satellite Internet access facilitated through the Internet Café and through the bow-to-stern ship-wide Wi-Fi network.

Carnival offers three different types of plans that can be purchased for either a 24 hour period or for the entire length of the cruise at a discount – price for voyage plans vary by length of cruise:

  • Social – Access the most popular websites and applications. Includes: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Does not include access to other websites or apps.
  • Value – Surf all your favorite sites, including e-mail, news, sports, weather, banking and finance. Note: Does not support Skype calling or music streaming (such as Spotify).
  • Premium – From e-mail to Skype, our Premium plan promises the fastest possible connection, at speeds up to 3 times faster than our Value Plan. Supports Skype video calling, where coverage allows.

To access Wi-Fi on board, simply turn on your device’s Wi-Fi feature and you will receive the information needed. You can do this anywhere onboard the ship. Please note that as services are carried via satellite, so there are a few limitations compared to your home network.

Carnival offers guests the opportunity to pre-purchase Internet plans at a discounted rate online via the Manage My Booking tab on carnival.com or send as a gift to family and friends through The Fun Shops. When pre-purchasing online, guests must purchase a plan that covers the entire duration of their cruise. Plans may be pre-purchased online up to 24 hours prior to embarkation day. Daily plans are available for purchase on board.


Yes. For shows on the Deck Stage, it is located on Deck 11 in front of the Port side staircase between Decks 11-12 (see image below, and please note route of entry). We will also have three areas in the Theater (see image below).

  


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