Summit at Sea 2024 - FAQ
Written by James Turle
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, April 4 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

  • Accommodations for Wednesday, April 3 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, April 3, 2024 (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 April 4, 2024

  • Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 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, April 7, 2024 - 8am to 10am (you can leave the ship at your own discretion between these hours, however if you leave after 9:30am you will experience significant lines to exit the ship)

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 April 3, 2024 (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 April 4, 2024

  • EARLY ACCESS ONLY Wellness programs will begin at 8am

  • 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 thru October 7, 2024 (6 months from the conclusion of SAS24)

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

What if I lose my passport or am in the process of renewal during the event date?

IF AND ONLY IF YOU ARE A US CITIZEN, you can bring your RAISED SEAL / ORIGINAL COPY Birth Certificate plus government issued ID to gain entry to Summit at Sea. No photocopies are permitted of any documentation, it has to be originals.

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 Miami-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 April 4, 2024 - Port of Miami (Local Cellular)

Friday April 5, 2024 - At Sea (On-Ship Wifi)

Saturday April 6, 2024 - Bimini, Bahamas (Local Cellular & On-Ship Wifi)

Sunday April 7, 2024 - Port of Miami by 7am

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