Summit at Sea 2023 - FAQ
Written by Perry DeCoveny
Updated over a week ago

Where does Summit at Sea depart / return from?

Port of Miami - Terminal V - Virgin Voyages

718 N Cruise Blvd

Miami, FL 33132

What does my Summit at Sea ticket include?

Ticket prices vary based on your selected accommodations, but each ticket is all-inclusive of the Summit at Sea experience:

  • Accommodations from Thursday, May 18 - Sunday, May 21, 2023

  • Accommodation for Wednesday, May 17 for EARLY ACCESS TICKET HOLDERS ONLY

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & pop-up food and beverage experiences

  • Access to all programming and activations, including speakers, music, entertainment, and health and wellness offerings (private spa treatments, dry cleaning, and incidentals such as retail purchases and casino activity are not included)

When can I get on/off the ship for Summit at Sea?

Embarkation (On-Boarding)

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (EARLY ACCESS ONLY) - 5pm to 9pm (late check-in by appointment only between 8-9pm)

* Please note for Early Access there is a hard cut off time of 9pm, so any arrivals after this time will have to embark on Thursday May 18, 2023

  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 10am to 7pm (late check-in by appointment only between 6-7pm)

Reach out to to make a late check-in appointment

Debarkation (Off-Boarding)

  • Sunday, May 21, 2023: 8am to 10:30am (you can leave the ship at your own discretion between these hours)

Best to provide 2 hours from ship departure to arrival at Miami Airport (MIA)

Best to provide 3 hours from ship departure to arrival at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)

When does programming begin for Summit at Sea?

Wednesday May 17, 2023 (EARLY ACCESS ONLY)

  • Meet Up Happy Hours will begin at 6pm, dinner will run from 6-10pm, and after dinner music will begin at 9pm

Thursday May 18, 2023

  • EARLY ACCESS ONLY Wellness programs will begin at 8am

  • EARLY ACCESS ONLY Talks will begin at 10am

  • Programming for registrants who DO NOT have Early Access will begin by 11:30am

Do I need my passport for Summit at Sea?

YES YOU WILL NEED A PASSPORT TO BOARD THE SHIP. All Non-US citizens must have the appropriate Visas for visiting the United States

** Please note all passports need be valid for 6 months after the time of travel.

The following international countries are Visa Exempt, which means only a valid passport is required:

Do I need to be Covid-19 vaccinated for Summit at Sea?

In keeping in line with the rest of the travel industry, our cruise partner (Virgin Voyages) has removed vaccine requirements beginning 10/28/22.

Do I need to be Covid-19 tested for Summit at Sea?

In keeping in line with the rest of the travel industry, our cruise partner (Virgin Voyages) has removed testing requirements beginning 10/28/22.

While all Sailors no longer require COVID-19 testing prior to their embarkation date, should a Sailor exhibit signs or symptoms of an illness during check-in (or during their voyage), Virgin Voyages reserves the right to test that Sailor and their traveling companion(s) for COVID-19 at the terminal (or on board), and will cover the testing fees.

*All Covid-19 policies are subject to change per CDC, the state of Florida, and/or Dade County.

What should I pack for Summit at Sea?

Pack for warm, sunny weather and breezy nights. Note that while the outdoor areas are warm, the cruise ship is air conditioned so please bring layers. We suggest packing the clothes that make you the most comfortable. However, anything goes - so bring what makes you feel your best! PACK LIGHT! A weekend bag is best.


Will there be WiFi on the ship?

There will be onboard internet that extends to Bimini Beach Club which can be accessed 24/7 for use. We highly suggest switching your phone into airplane mode once we leave port to avoid international data use and associated charges. There will also be a cell phone service platform (Cellular at Sea) available - Please check with your service provider regarding international cellular service. Following is day to day overview of connectivity:

Thursday May 18, 2023 - Port of Miami, Cell Reception All Day

Friday May 19, 2023 - At Sea (On-Ship Wifi)

Saturday May 20, 2023 - Bimini, Bahamas

Sunday May 21, 2023 - Port of Miami by 9am

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