Boarding / Embarkation

We’re sailing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You will need to have your cruise documents and government-issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) ready when arriving at the Port’s security checkpoint. For information about parking at the port or other port questions, please check out the “Cruising” section on their website: http://www.porteverglades.net/cruising/

For our passengers, boarding is between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm – seriously – don’t show up earlier, you WILL be kept in a holding area and not allowed to board the ship until 1:00 pm (or later).

Be on board BY 3:30 pm! The gangway closes at 4:00 pm sharp after which NO ONE may board. Ft. Lauderdale airport is approximately 10-20 minutes from Port Everglades. Plan accordingly!

Passports are not required, but are strongly recommended. f you choose not to get a passport, you MUST have an original, raised-seal, state-issued (not hospital issued) birth certificate AND a driver’s license with you. The two documents must have matching names. If for some reason the names do not match (marriage, etc.), you will need a copy of a legal document(s) explaining why (marriage certificate, etc.).
See Required Travel Documents

Important Reminders for a Smooth Embarkation!

  • Keep identification and cruise documents handy. Put them in your carry-on bag. Do not pack them in your luggage. You will need to produce these documents several times before boarding your ship.
  • Assist security. Heightened security measures at the Port help to ensure your safety. Please cooperate with security personnel to expedite boarding.
  • Tag your luggage. Complete and attach the luggage tags provided by your cruise line. If you don’t have luggage tags, Porters at the cruise terminal can provide them.
  • Carry valuables. Carry on any valuables, breakables, personal items and medications, along with your photo ID and cruise documents.
  • Follow signs at the port. Digital directional signs with ship names and terminal assignments are updated daily.


What Passengers Think

We signed up for our first RLC Cruise (VI) 15 months in advance and counted down the days the entire time. I worried myself that it couldn’t possibly meet my own mountain-high expectations after that long wait. It absolutely did. Every band that we saw played at an amazing level (and some of them are over 70!). And they cared. These groups love playing this gig. It shows.

The ship and its crew were wonderful. Food was good. We had great weather. And to top it off, the people are amazing! Such a beautiful, hip, relaxed and respectful gathering of rock fanatics. This is truly my tribe and my vibe.

Can’t make RLC VII unfortunately but we’re just waiting for the announcement for RLC VIII later this year. This cruise is rock’s best kept secret.

Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock

I cannot express how much fun this cruise is. I was skeptical at first, but since my all time favorite artist, Todd Rundgren, was added we went ahead and booked. From here on out we don’t even care who’s added to the bill, we are going. We’ve actually talked some friends into joining us next year. The best people and the bands are crazy fun! Can’t wait til next year!!

Donna, best time Donna, best time