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

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!

First time on RLC cruise and it was, by far, one of the best damn times I’ve ever had in my life! Loved every band we saw, especially Sammy, Bad Company and Artimus Pyle! Had already booked for VII before we even went on this one and won’t be giving up my reservation for anything! I do agree with another reviewer that the chair reserving/holding on the deck needs to be addressed and the smoking everywhere on deck 11 was a little much. Thank you NAHA for nailing it for us true rockers!!

Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy! Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy!