The 2023 Feast of Tabernacles

Feast Cruise Boarding and
General Information

September 29th 2023 at Sunset
to
October 7th 2023 (Last Great Day)

Feast Cruise 2023
 
Tom Kerry
504-202-8997
tomk122@cox.net

Steve Councell
secouncell@comcast.net


Click Here for a Printable Map to the Boarding Terminal

 

 

On Line Checking will be available on September 17, 2023 which is recommended.
 

Travel Documents

Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise. Even though a guest has completed registration using Online Check-in, it is still the responsibility of the guest to present the required travel documents at the time of embarkation. Guests should check with their travel agent and/or government authority to determine the travel documents necessary for each port of call. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Carnival assumes no responsibility for advising guests of proper travel documentation.

Except where it is a mandatory requirement, Carnival highly recommends that all guests travel with a passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months after the last day of the cruise. This will enhance 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 United States 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 United States without significant delays and complications.

For cruises that begin and end in the same U.S port, the following WHTI-Compliant Documents are acceptable for cruise travel. These standard forms of documentation will enable the Department of Homeland Security to identify a traveler quickly and reliably. If a picture I.D. is not affixed to the WHTI-compliant document, a picture I.D. is required (a valid, unexpired government-issued photo I.D. for all guests 16 years of age or older).

• U.S. Passport
• Passport Card
• State Enhanced Driver's License
• Certificate of U.S. Naturalization
• Native American Indian Card*
US-born citizens may also use a birth certificate (issued by a government agency and accompanied by government-issued photo I.D.) for voyages that begin and end in the same U.S port, calling on WHTI destinations only.


Traveling with a Birth Certificate AND Photo Identification

Birth Certificate Information
The following are acceptable:
• An original or copy of a birth certificate issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics
• A clear, legible copy (photocopy) of a birth certificate that was originally issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics. The copy does not need to be notarized or certified.
• Birth Certificate Card
• A Consular Report of Birth Abroad
• Internationally adopted children (under the age of 18): If the adoptive parent was not issued a birth certificate, we will accept as proof of citizenship, a Certificate of Citizenship by the U.S. and adoption paperwork. A Certificate of Citizenship is issued by the U.S. once the adoption is finalized.
• Guests may obtain a copy of a birth certificate by contacting: The Department of Health and Vital Statistics at: www.vitalchek.com. If the guest has laminated their birth certificate, it is acceptable.


SAFETY BRIEFING

Guests must attend the mandatory safety briefing at the commencement of the cruise and any subsequent briefing ordered by the ship’s officer during the cruise. Additionally, during the course of the cruise, the ship’s crew will perform various routine drills and guests are encouraged to participate on a voluntary basis. Guests shall comply with all onboard health
and safety policies and procedures and shall familiarize themselves with the nature and character of the ship, as well as, all emergency exits, to assist with safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.

LUGAGGE INFORMATION

Guests are encouraged to limit their luggage to a maximum of one bag per person, if traveling on cruises of 3-5 days duration, and no more than two bags per person, for cruises of 6 days or longer. Guests must personally carry-on any boarding documentation (passports, Visas, I.D), valuables, medications and items which require special handling.
Guests, who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted. Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published departure time. Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking
their bags on board. Each checked and carry-on suitcase should not weigh more than 50 pounds each, and when lying flat, bags must not exceed 16 inches high by 24 inches wide (the length of the bag is not a factor). For security screening purposes, all luggage should be Unlocked. Carry on baggage can be a pack back or duffel bag type. Also each checked in bag must have the Luggage Tages printed from your Carnival online account and attached to each checked in bag.

SECURITY SCREENING AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, Carnival prohibits guests from bringing certain items onboard, i.e., weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, or other dangerous goods.
According to our policy, Carnival conducts security scanning of all luggage and if prohibited items are found, they will be removed and disposed of prior to boarding. Unsealed containers with prohibited liquids will be discarded and no compensation will be given in either case. For additional information, please refer to the terms and conditions of your cruise
ticket contract. We suggest all luggage be unlocked before turning over to the porters in order to avoid any inconvenience or delay in delivering the luggage to your stateroom.
Should you choose not to unlock your bags and prohibited items are found during screening, your luggage will be retained until you can open it in front of security personnel.

LIQUOR & BEVERAGE POLICY

For safety reasons, guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board with the following exception: At the beginning of the cruise during embarkation day, guests (21years of age and older) may carry on in their hand luggage, one 750ml bottle of sealed/unopened wine or champagne per person. A $15 USD corkage fee, per 750 ml bottle, will be charged should guests wish to consume their wine or champagne in the main dining room, specialty restaurant or bar. A corkage fee is a charge assessed at time of service at a restaurant for every bottle served that is not bought on the premises. Guests are also prohibited from bringing water, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages on board that are packaged in bottles. A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice, milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought on board on embarkation day, only if carried on in guests' hand luggage (not in checked luggage). A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per
person.

CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT CARD HOLD

An initial hold will be placed on your credit card or debit card (checking account) at the beginning of the cruise as a deposit for on board purchases. Additional holds will occur through the course of the cruise for every onboard purchase until the total charge is billed at the end of the cruise. This will reduce the amount of available credit on your credit card or
restrict the availability of cash in your checking account, should you wish to use the same credit / debit card elsewhere. Any remaining hold after the end of the cruise will automatically be released by your issuing bank within 72 working hours.

What needs to be done to get on board All guests must complete their Online Check-in process no later than midnight prior to their sailing date. During online check-in, you will be asked to select an arrival appointment. This is the time that everyone in your stateroom should be at the cruise port terminal.

Please arrive promptly within your Arrival Appointment to reduce your wait time in line.

At check-in, you must present your boarding pass, picture ID and citizenship documents (including any necessary visas).
Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted.


Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published departure time. Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their bags on board.


Lunch is served on Lido Deck from boarding until the commencement of the safety briefing.


Final Boarding: In preparation for departure, all guests must be on board the ship no later than 60 minutes prior to the published sailing time (printed in the cruise documents) or they will not be permitted to sail.
Inline Check-IN

On Line Checking will be available on September 17, 2023 which is recommended.

Debarkation Options

Guests may consider two options for debarkation day:

Option 1 - Carry Off Option: This allows you to carry your own luggage off the ship. If you choose the Carry Off option, you do not need to put your luggage outside of your cabin the last evening of your cruise. Keep all your belongings with you and on the last morning of the cruise we will begin to call Carry Off guests by muster station within the first hour after we clear customs. You will be getting off the ship first. Please know that in addition to carrying off your own bags, there may be escalators, stairs, and lines to contend with. If you have oversized luggage or multiple pieces of luggage, you will not qualify for this program. This option is a great for anyone with an early flight back home.

Option 2 - Checked Luggage Option: This is where we will be calling you to the gangway based on the zone number you have placed on your luggage. Zone tags will be available for pick up the last day of the cruise at a designated location listed on the Debarkation Flyer. You will need to select either early or late zone numbers according to your desired debarkation time (subject to availabitly). Guests with early flights home need to register with Guest Services in order to ensure they are assigned the proper zone number.

• Early zone numbers will be called (appoximately) between 8:30am and 9:15am
• Late zone numbers will be called (approximately) between 9:15am and 10:15am

For those guests who have signed up for a shore excursion in the home port, guests sailing on back-to-back cruises, Faster to the Fun guests, guests staying is suites and Diamond and Platinum guests, you will receive separate debarkation information delivered by letter to your stateroom the last evening of the cruise.

All original Carnival luggage tags need to be removed. Each zone tag needs to be filled out and attached to every piece of luggage. The tear-off section needs to be kept as reference. Place your tagged, packed luggage outside of your stateroom the last night of the cruise between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Your luggage will be collected by our staff and placed into a secure area on board for offloading upon arrival in the morning. Do not pack medicine or other important documents in your luggage. Ensure you keep out your Sail & Sign Card, your U.S. Customs Declaration form (if you have exceeded your allowable amount) and proof of citizenship. Also, make sure you leave out an outfit for the last day. In the morning, you will be called to the gangway by your zone number, which is the number that appears on your luggage tags. Your luggage will be waiting for you in the baggage claim area of the terminal building, separated by zone number. You must personally locate your luggage and either carry it out or seek the assistance of a porter. The customary tip is $1 USD per bag.