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Check In

Before You Sail

Along with your eDocs, you'll need to bring your passport and/or required travel documentation. Every guest needs to have proper identification to board the ship.

Review what identification documents are accepted here

Complete online check-in beginning 21 days prior to sailing, but no later than February 27, 2024 using the Reservation Number in the email titled "Your Reservation Number Is Here!". Before you begin your online check-in process, here is a helpful overview

Is it 2 weeks prior to sailing and you still haven't received your reservation number? Contact us and we can help.

During check-in, you'll be prompted to select a time to arrive at the terminal. This is NOT your boarding time. Boarding will begin after 11:30am ET. 

After You've Checked In

All purchases on the ship are made with your Norwegian keycard. As you complete online check-in, you will be asked to provide a method of payment for all your onboard purchases. All purchases you make on the ship will be tied to this method of payment. We recommend doing this during your online check-in!

If you prefer to wait, you may put down a method of payment or open a cash account once on board. 

Read up on all the details here.

Once checked in, you may book a shore excursion for our port days in Puerto Plata and Aruba, make dinner reservations for a specialty restaurant, or book an appointment for Mandara Spa to relax and rejuvenate between all of the amazing music!

Use our event schedule to help plan a time that works best for you!

Once everyone in your cabin has completed online check-in with Norwegian, you can print out your eDocs. (You will not be able to print until all guests in the cabin are checked in.) If your party is traveling and arriving to the terminal together, you only need to print and bring one copy of your eDocs. 

This option is available on Norwegian's website up to 72 hours prior to sailing.

Prepare

Explore the Ship

Familiarize yourself with Norwegian Pearl with this handy ship map!
You'll also receive a paper copy of this map on Embark Day!

 

Helpful Contact Info

The Port of Miami Terminal Address is:

Port of Miami
1015 N America Way
Miami, FL 33132

We'll tell you exactly which terminal to go to on embarkation morning!

Need a contact number to give loved ones at home?  From the USA, they can dial 1.888.NCSHIPS (1.888.627.4477). From anywhere outside of the USA, please dial 1.732.335.3280. Let them know the name of the ship is Norwegian Pearl.

Policies

Sixthman enforces a strict policy against the use or possession of contraband, paraphernalia, illegal controlled substances, narcotics, including marijuana, THC products including gummies and candies, and any type of weapons or firearms. This policy applies at all times and in all locations, including the port, the ship, the private island, and throughout the duration of your sailing. Please be aware that even items considered legal under state jurisdiction may not be allowed.

It’s important to keep in mind that you will be traveling internationally and are subject to Federal laws. During your journey, you will encounter multiple contraband-detecting K9 units and other law enforcement resources. These K9s may be present in the port, on the gangways of the ship during embarkation and disembarkation, and on the private island. Similar to airports, cruise ports are considered locations where your expectation of privacy is limited, and you may be subject to random searches for any reason.

Any individual found in possession of un-prescribed narcotics or prescribed medical marijuana not recognized by local or federal authorities is at risk of arrest and will be removed from the passenger manifest, permanently prohibiting them from sailing with Sixthman. Please note that no refunds will be issued in such cases.

If you have federally legal prescription medications with you, they must be stored in their original prescription containers, with the name on the prescription matching the name of the person in possession of the container. Additionally, you should carry ONLY the amount of medication required for the duration of your stay with us.

Upon return, you will be required to pass through immigration and law enforcement including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be there to greet you along with narcotic detection K9’s. They can and will search you and your belongings. The importation or return of certain substances can be a local, state, and federal crime.

Anyone who is caught violating the ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY or who disturbs the peace and safety of the ship will be detained or arrested and discharged at the next stop without a refund. 

Please note that with the exception of wine and champagne, all guests are prohibited from bringing alcohol on board our ships.

The following corkage fees apply, per bottle, for any wine or champagne brought on board. 

750 ml Bottle: $15.00 USD

1,000 ml Bottle: $20.00 USD

1,500 ml Magnum: $30.00 USD

To speed up the process of checking your wine or champagne at the port, print out this form and bring it with you.

Smoking is prohibited indoors, in staterooms and balconies, as well as outdoor dining areas, and other various outdoor areas on the ship. This includes regular cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.

Smoking is only permitted on the Port side of the Pool Deck (Decks 12 and 13), in the casino (limited to those engaged in active game play during gaming hours), and on the Starboard side of Deck 7.

Smoking inside your stateroom or on your balcony will result in a $250 USD cleaning charge added to your onboard account.

Packing

Required Documentation

To check in at the Port of Miami and board the ship, you must have proper documentation. Do not place these items in your checked bag. Take it with you into the cruise terminal as you'll need to present it at the check in counter. You will not be allowed to board the ship without proper documentation.

If you printed out your eDocs, have them handy when you arrive at the port. It will help speed up the check in process!

If you were unable to print your eDocs prior to embarkation day, please proceed to the port with proper documentation.

You will still be able to board the ship even if you don't have your eDocs. 

What to Bring

Check out our helpful packing list here to make sure you're all set!

What Not to Bring

Review what to leave behind while you're packing your suitcase.

Tips for the Terminal

General Terminal Tips

When completing your online check in, you'll be prompted to pick a terminal arrival time. Please note: this is NOT your boarding time. After checking in at the terminal you'll find a seat and wait until boarding begins, generally after 11:30AM ET. 

The terminal does NOT have vending machines or any other place to purchase food or beverages. Pelase plan to grab breakfast before arriving, as boarding will not begin until after 11:30AM ET.

Check your bags

Lighten your load! Check your bags with a porter before you enter the cruise terminal for easy boarding.

Bags will be delivered to your room by 8:00pm ET so be sure to keep anything you might need in your carry-on bag (passport, medicine, etc.).

 *Please note that curbside porters are not employees of Norwegian and it’s customary to tip them $1 per bag

Security

You can keep your shoes on but belts and laptops will need to go into a bin for screening. Also, wine and champagne need be taken out. Just like at the airport, throw away open drink containers and empty your pockets.

Bringing Wine?

If you brought wine or champagne, stop at the table immediately after security to pay the corkage fee

The following corkage fees apply, per bottle, for any wine or champagne brought on board. 

750 ml Bottle: $15.00 USD

1,000 ml Bottle: $20.00 USD

1,500 ml Magnum: $30.00 USD

To speed up the process of checking your wine or champagne at the port, print out this form and bring it with you. Please note, the corkage fee also applies to twist-off bottles. 

 

 

 

I'm on board, now what?

Cabins

The ship's crew will make an announcement over the loudspeaker when all cabins are ready, likely around 2:00pm!

Remember, should you choose to check your bags outside the cruise terminal, know that they may be delivered as late as 8:00pm, so keep items you’ll need until then in a carry-on.

Cash Accounts

If you choose to settle your account with cash, a minimum deposit of $150.00 USD will be required. To set up your cash account, please visit Norwegian Guest Services (located in the Atrium, Deck 7, MID) as soon as you board the ship.

Food

Grab a bite to eat at one of our complimentary dining spaces!

Lotus Garden (Deck 7, MID) - Asian Cuisine

Summer Palace (entrance on Deck 7, AFT) - American and Seasonal Fare

O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill (Deck 8, MID) - Pub Style

Garden Cafe (Deck 12, MID) - Buffet

Great Outdoors (Deck 12, AFT) - Buffet

Eat at one of these specialty dining restaurants at an additional charge. Make a reservation on board by visiting the Dinner Reservations Desk in O'Sheehan's (Deck 8, MID) on Embark day until 3:00pm or any other day in Garden Cafe (Deck 12, MID). You may also make Dinner Reservations from your cabin telephone. 

Sushi and Sashimi Bar (Deck 7, MID)

Teppanyaki (Deck 7, MID) - Hibachi

La Cucina (Deck 12, MID) Italian

Cagney's Steakhouse (Deck 13, MID)

Moderno Churrascaria (Deck 13, MID) - Brazilian Steakhouse

During the event

Look for these Shirt Colors to Help!

blue-shirts

Blue Shirts:
Event Needs

yellow-shirts

Yellow Shirts:
Security Needs

white-shirts

White Shirts:
Ship Needs

Stay Connected

Cruise Norwegian is Norwegian Cruise Line's app where guests can access an array of information, pre-cruise and during the cruise.

Learn more about the features of the app here.

We'll provide a full copy of the event schedule in your cabin on embark day.

The schedule will be perforated where you can tear it off and carry it in your lanyard so you'll never miss a minute of the action. You can also check out the online schedule here!

Sixthman.net/Today

Any schedule updates and announcements made in venues will be posted on sixthman.net/today and you are able to access this website for free when connected to the ship's Wi-Fi.

Important Hours

Our Sixthman Guest Services Desk will be open from 11:00AM - 1:00PM and 5:00PM - 7:00PM on Embark Day. 

Please refer to your printed schedule or sixthman.net/today for Sixthman Guest Services hours for the week. 

The hours for our merch store are listed at the bottom of our online schedule.

Merch

Visit our official Cayamo Merch Store in the Library (Deck 12, FWD). 

Ship Tips

No problem! Visit Norwegian Guest Services in the Atrium (Deck 7, MID). They're open 24 hours and can replace your keycard.

Pro-tip: Norwegian's guest services team can also let you know your onboard spending balance at any time.

Use decks 7 and 12—you can walk all the way from the front to the back of the ship on these decks. Then take the FWD (front), MID, or AFT (back) elevators or stairs up or down.

TradeWinds boutiques are located on Deck 7, FWD. They're stocked with lots of the amenities you just can't live without.

Ring your stateroom steward at "00", and they will ensure your beds are arranged to your preference before evening turn down.