What to wear
Being casual and comfortable is a part of life on the Rotterdam. Weather in the Southern Caribbean region can be unpredictable with warm days, rainy, wet days and cool evenings —the “layered look” is a must! You may need a light jacket for both cool weather and potential rain. (A sweater may also be desired for comfort in the air conditioned public areas.) The temperature in each cabin is individually controlled for your own comfort. Bring comfortable shoes to wear in port, streets are often uneven or rough. There are two dressy nights (black tie not required, but suit and tie for gents), and other nights are smart casual nights no jeans or T-shirts in the dining room). We will have early dining reserved for the group. If you don’t want to participate in the formal nights, you have the option of dining casually on the Lido deck.
Travel to and from Fort Lauderdale
We can arrange airline tickets and other personalized travel. We are able to quote fares for all airlines and look for the best prices. Transfers from the airport to the cruise ship and back are available at a minimal charge. Pre and post-cruise packages are available at an additional cost for those who would like to arrive in Fort Lauderdale a day or two early, or stay after the cruise. We will also offer custom hotel packages both before and after the cruise; those details will be available at a later date.
A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your return date is required for travel. Non-US citizens must have a valid passport and any necessary visas. Legal names must be correct on all documents. Lack of proper ID will result in denial of embarkation; therefore all passengers are responsible for necessary identification. If you have access to the Internet, the following website offers excellent information regarding applying for and renewing passports: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html. If you need to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate: http://www.vitalchek.com is a helpful website.