questions and answers





When should I schedule my flights?


It is mandatory that all cruisers arrive no later than October 2nd, the day before the ship departs in Seattle, WA. This is due to the fact that many unforeseen travel and weather occurrences could hinder your ability to arrival in a timely manner, preventing you to be able to sail with us the next day.

When making your return flight arrangements, make sure that your flight leaves AFTER 12:00 Noon from the Seattle Airport. 








Guests arriving at embarkation without proper documentation may not join the voyage and will NOT be entitled to a refund.

Effective June 1, 2008, the US Government will require that ALL guests, including US citizens and infants, be in possession of a valid passport when traveling on any cruise.


Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details. For more information or to get a passport application, visit or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778






Gratuity Policy

On the last night at sea, it is customary to offer gratuities to staff members you feel have given you exceptional service and personal attention. We suggest the following guidelines:

Assistant Chief Housekeeper $0.75
Stateroom Service $3.50
Assistant Maitre'd $0.75
Waiter $3.50
Assistant Waiter $2.00

(Rates Per Person, Per Day)





What to Pack

Whether on the ship or in a port of call, stylish resort wear is fine for both men and women. For warmer climates, this includes walking shorts and polo shirts, swim suits and cover-ups, lightweight slacks or skirts, and a light sweater. When visiting cooler climates, casual clothing that can be easily layered for warmth or comfort is recommended, along with a raincoat or umbrella, waterproof hat and gloves.

On all Celebrity cruises, it's wise to bring along comfortable, rubber-soled shoes, hat, sunglasses and a good sunscreen. Remember to pack any prescription medications or other personal care items you'll need.
What not to Pack

For the safety of our guests, the following items are not allowed onboard:

  • Irons
  • Coffee makers
  • Candles
  • Illegal drugs
  • Electrical Transformers
  • Flammable liquids and explosives, such as fireworks.

Evening Attire

Evenings aboard Celebrity include three types of dress: formal, informal and casual.

Formal attire calls for an evening gown or cocktail dress for ladies and a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit for gentlemen. Elegant, formal evenings include the Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner and the Captain's Farewell Dinner.

On informal nights, ladies may wear an informal dress or pants and blouse, while gentlemen may wear a jacket and tie with slacks. Casual nights call for casual, comfortable wear, so women may opt for a pantsuit or sporty outfit while gentlemen may choose a sport shirt and slacks.

The daily program, delivered to your stateroom and available at the Guest Relations Desk, will be your guide to the appropriate attire each evening. Dining in jeans, t-shirts, shorts, tank tops or swimsuits detracts from the overall ambience and is therefore not allowed in the main dining room after 6:00pm.




Booking Shore Excursions

To book your shore excursion, please

*Important: Please remember that you will have up to 10 days prior to your sail date to purchase your excursions online. If you are within the 10 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursion on board the ship or land excursions directly with your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska cruisetour.





Children and Youth

Youth Activities are directed and organized by a special staff of youth counselors. Each ship is staffed with a professional Club HAL Director dedicated to making sure children have a great time. Some of the fun-filled activities include bingo for prizes, arts & crafts, special parties and much more.

Activities are offered for Ship Mates (ages 3-6), Celebrity Cadets (7-9), Ensigns (10-12), and Admiral T's (ages 13-15 & 16-17). Children must be a minimum age of 3 years old. to participate in organized and counselor supervised activities. Proof of age may be requested. At the discretion of the Youth Program Manager, parents may accompany their toddlers to utilize the Fun Factory and participate in Shipmate activities.









Smoking is permitted on the port-side of most public lounges and deck areas.
Pipe and cigar smoking is not permitted in the public lounges.
Smoking is not allowed in all dining venues and the Show Lounge.
Smoking is allowed in suites/staterooms.
There are no non-smoking staterooms.







An ATM is available on board all Celebrity ships. You may obtain cash by using your MasterCard, VISA or American Express card, or you may use a bank card belonging to systems such as Cirrus-Plus, Honors, Shazam, Alert, Yankee 24, Pulse, ATH, NYCE, MAC, Magicline, Star System, Oath and Tyme.