CARIBBEAN CRUISE
FEBRUARY 13-20, 2021

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The Vacayans are hard at work planning each and every detail of our premiere cruise. And of course, we’re super excited to share many of those details with you along the way. As we have new information to share, you’ll find it here.

We’ll also house an email archive on this page, too. This archive will feature all the trip-specific communications we have with you throughout your pre-cruise experience with us. That way, if you happen to lose a general email somewhere along the way, you’ll be able to find it right here.

And from party themes and entertainment previews to those incredibly valuable cruise line booking numbers, VACAYA’s mission is to give you everything you need with plenty of time to ensure a totally stress-free experience. Get ready for your vacaya!

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CLOTHING OPTIONAL SUN DECK

VACAYA will offer a clothing optional space onboard where sun lovers can sunbathe in the nude. It will be on both the Port and Starboard sides of Deck 11 Aft directly under the X smokestack. The area starts at the mid-ship elevators and goes to the aft wall. When moving outside of these areas, please put your swimsuit back on. There won’t be beverage service in this area, but the nearest bars – Sunset Bar on Deck 10 Aft and the Mast Bar on Deck 11 Mid – are not far away. The clothing optional sun deck is ONLY available on Sea Days. While in all of our ports, swimsuits are required on the upper decks.

And obviously… we ask that cameras not be used in this area.

 


 

CURRENCY

US Dollars are accepted in all ports of call.

 

 


 

DINING

Celebrity Summit offers myriad included dining options – Cosmopolitan Restaurant, Oceanview Café, Spa Café, Mast Grill, snacks at Café al Bacio, and Room Service (complimentary from 6am-10:59pm).

Specialty Dining options (with a service fee) include Qsine, Sushi on 5, and Tuscan Grill.

Dedicated dining for Suite Guests is available at Luminae and for AquaClass Guests at Blu.

 


 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

US Citizens are encouraged to travel with a valid Passport, although a valid Driver License and Original Birth Certificate (with a raised seal) will suffice.

Non-US Citizens are required to have a valid Passport.

Visas are not required for US Citizens, but may be required of other nationalities. You can check the visa requirements HERE.

Guests from countries that require a visas MUST obtain a valid visa before leaving home. Laws do not allow a guest who requires a visa to board the ship without required visa(s). SPECIAL NOTE: Even if you’re told you won’t need a visa if you plan to stay on the ship, this is NOT TRUE. If a visa is required of your nationality, you MUST have a visa even if you plan to stay on the ship.

United States Permanent Residents who possess an Alien Registration Card (Green Card) do NOT require a visa.

These travel documentation requirements are government regulations and policies. They are subject to change without notice. It is the sole responsibility of each guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary. These appropriate valid travel documents (such as passports and visas) are required for boarding, entry into other countries, and reentry into the United States.

We strongly recommend that all guests travel with a passport that’s valid for at least six (6) months beyond the end of their cruise. This greatly assists guests who may need to fly out of the United States to meet their ship at the next available port should they miss their scheduled embarkation in a U.S. port; guests entering the U.S. at the end of their cruise; and guests needing to fly to the U.S. before their cruise ends, because of medical, family, personal, or business emergencies, missing a ship’s departure from a port of call, involuntary disembarkation from a ship due to misconduct, or other reasons.

The name on your VACAYA reservation must match the name on your passport or other identification documents.

Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding the ship.

Unfortunately, no refunds will be given to individuals who are denied boarding due to improper documentation.

 


 

DOORS

Part of the fun of any cruise – but especially an LGBT cruise – is decorating your stateroom door to give it a bit of pizzazz and to show your personality. You’re welcome to decorate it as you see fit, keeping the following guidelines in mind:

  • Electrical components are not allowed (including those which are battery powered)
  • No pornographic images
  • Decor cannot restrict or interfere with passage through the hallway
  • Do not use any materials that could damage or mar the surface of the door, its frame, or the hallway. Any costs involved with fixing damage caused by your decor will be charged to your onboard account.

Standard Stateroom Doors are 6′ 6.5″ tall by 2’4″ wide.

Most Suite Doors are 6′ 6.5″ tall by 3′ wide.

All stateroom doors are metal. Magnets make for a great way to affix decor items.

 


 

DRESS CODE

DAY: With warm temps, shorts and T-shirts will be your best bet while in port.

NIGHT: VACAYA’s dress code is “Evening Chic” – smart and stylish. But what does that actually mean?

Dress pants/designer jeans, collared shirts, cocktail dresses, and skirts with a nice top fit the bill perfectly.

We never want to limit your creative freedom as far as dress is concerned, so know that there are no hard and fast rules in regard to what’s acceptable and what’s not. But here are some specific recommendations that will help you decide what’s most appropriate for Summit’s elegant and casual dining spaces throughout the evening:

  • Tank Tops in the Cosmopolitan Restaurant for dinner aren’t the best choice. Let’s be real… only a few of us (and we applaud you fetishists) would want to see a hairy armpit while enjoying filet mignon and lobster.
  • Dress Shorts are ok in Cosmopolitan Restaurant for dinner. Swimsuits are not.
  • Dress Sandals are ok in all restaurants for dinner. Flip-flops? Not so much.
  • If you’d like to keep your dress super casual for dinner, Oceanview Café provides a perfect dining choice. And flip-flops are a-ok around the clock in Oceanview.
  • Shorts and T-shirts are discouraged in the elevated dining experiences of Luminae, Blu, Qsine, and Tuscan Grille.

PARTIES: Our theme parties will provide you with endless opportunities to show off your style with imaginative costumes. Just keep in mind that your penis and balls, gentlemen, and your vagina, ladies, have to be covered. But by all means don’t be afraid of the exciting world of sheer fabrics… we love them! Because Oceanview Café will be open late into the night (and we know you’re going to want a burger at 2:30am), we ask that if you’re wearing a costume that exposes your butt cheeks, that you wrap a towel around yourself while dining. Towels will be available at the entrance of the café.

 


 

ENTERTAINMENT PREVIEW

We’ll begin previewing our entertainment approximately 120 days before the cruise, so stay tuned for all the details!

 


 

GRATUITIES (ADDITIONAL)

100% of your prepaid gratuities go to onboard staffers, including your stateroom attendant, the culinary services staff, the behind-the-scenes hotel services staff, and the myriad department heads who work with their teams around the clock to create a flawless VACAYA experience for you.

A 20% gratuity is added to all beverage purchases and spa/salon services. If you purchase one of Celebrity’s Beverage Packages, remember that you’ve already paid the gratuity when purchasing your package. No further gratuity is required.

A Note About Additional Tipping: As a community, we are extremely generous. We eagerly recognize outstanding individual service with a few extra dollars here and there. Of course, no extra monetary recognition is ever required, but when you take the time to say “thank you” and offer that 3am room service attendant a couple dollars, know that it’s always immensely appreciated by the crew members you recognize.

 


 

INTERNET ACCESS

Wireless Internet Service is available ship-wide.

Unlimited Packages for the entire cruise are priced as follows and can be purchased onboard:

1 Device – $249
2 Devices – $375
3 Devices – $498
4 Devices – $623

You can also purchase continuous 1-hour and 24-hour packages:

1 Hour – $24.95
24 Hours – $49.95

If you purchase the 1-hour or 24-hour package, Internet access starts from the time you first connect through the one device. You cannot save minutes for later or transfer remaining minutes to a second device.

If you’re new to cruising or new to Internet usage onboard, please note that Internet speed is nowhere near as fast as it is on land. Although the satellite technology onboard is state-of-the-art, the Internet speed is more in line with old-school dial-up speed at times.

Prices and available packages are subject to change.

 


 

ITINERARY

Our Itinerary can be found HERE.

As with all cruises, please note that our itinerary is subject to change with or without notice due to sea conditions.

 


 

LUGGAGE HANDLING & ISSUES

If your luggage doesn’t arrive with you at the airport, be sure to file a claim with your airline and make sure they understand you’re getting on a cruise ship. It’s also wise to provide them with a copy of your itinerary. You’ll also want to put them in direct contact with Celebrity’s One Touch Hospitality team, which will help immensely in getting your bags to our ever-moving ship.

One Touch Hospitality handles Lost Luggage issues for Celebrity and can be reached at 1.844.418.6824, ext. 48844. Their hours of operation are 8am-8pm EST, 7 days a week. Their email address is celebrityonetouch@celebrity.com.

When you arrive at the Pan-American Pier to board Summit, you will hand off your luggage to the porters at the taxi drop-off. Before handing off your bags, be sure each bag is properly tagged to your stateroom. When you check in online in advance of the cruise, you’ll be able to print luggage tags then. We recommend waiting to arrive in San Juan BEFORE placing those tags on your luggage. This will help ensure they don’t get ripped off during your flights.

It usually takes between 4-6 hours from the moment you hand over your luggage to the pier-side porters until the bags arrive to your stateroom. If your luggage hasn’t arrived by the time we set sail at 8:30pm, reach out to Guest Relations on Deck 3 mid-ship. They will do their best to track down your bags. Usually, the reason for a piece of luggage not making its way to your room is that the identifying tag was ripped off at some point in the transfer from pier to ship. These untagged bags are placed in corral awaiting identification.

A Note to STEP Participants: If a piece of luggage ends up in your stateroom and it doesn’t belong to you or your new roommate, be sure to contact Guest Relations to let them know you have someone else’s bag in your room. No doubt, someone has been frantically looking for it and because you thought it was your roommate’s and your roommate thought it was yours, stray bags will sometimes sit there in your room for days before they’re identified as someone else’s luggage. By turning it in early, you will win the love and admiration of a fellow traveler.

 


 

MEDICAL SERVICES

Basic medical services are available onboard. The Summit’s Medical Center is located on the Port Side of Deck 1 and is open 8-11am and 4-8pm daily. 24-hour emergency services are also available.

VACAYA recommends that you consult with your primary physician before sailing if you’re experiencing any serious or chronic medical issues. The Summit’s medical team can provide basic services for illnesses/injuries that may occur onboard. They are also able to diagnose and  stabilize most emergency situations. If you require emergency services that can only be provided by a shore-side facility, transfers can be arranged. Please note, however, that while Summit is sailing, transfers may be affected by weather or other logistical considerations.

Quarantines: The health and safety of guests and crew is of paramount importance. And on rare occasions, Summit’s medical team may decide that your condition requires you to be quarantined to your room. This is most common when highly contagious gastrointestinal illnesses like Norovirus are diagnosed. We’ve all heard the stories of hundreds of cruise passengers falling ill with stomach issues like Norovirus and the like. Based on Center for Disease Control guidelines, quarantine is the medical team’s best defense in stopping the spread of viruses such as this. If you’re quarantined, we will do our very best to make you as comfortable as possible for the duration of your quarantine.

 


 

MEETUPS

VACAYA is all about connections. And we’ll host different professional and interest group meetups throughout the week, giving you the chance to come together with others who share like interests. We’ll also host twice-daily 12-step meetings. It’s time to make some new friends!

 


 

PARTY THEMES

Part of the fun of each and every VACAYA cruise vacation is our theme parties. And around 120 days before your cruise, we’ll begin previewing your party themes! Yes… 120 days out!

And while costumes are always encouraged, they’re never required. We’ll love you in or out of costume and you’ll enjoy your time at VACAYA’s friendly welcoming parties no matter what.

 


 

PERSIAN GARDEN PASSES

A limited number of week-long passes to the Persian Garden will be sold to non-AquaClass Guests (use of the Persian Garden is an included perk for AQ guests). The price for singles is $119 and for couples, $229. Prices are subject to change up until our sail date.

The Persian Garden is open from 8am-8pm daily on both Sea and Port Days.

You can purchase a week-long pass to the Persian Garden once onboard. This can be done directly at the Spa on Deck 10 Forward.

There is a small free sauna in both the Male and the Female Changing Rooms. Our non-binary guests are welcome to use the Changing Room of their choice.

 


 

PHONE SERVICES

Inbound and Outbound Satellite Phone Services are available from your stateroom at a cost of $7.95 per minute. Calls are paid by credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).

For inbound business or emergency calls, have callers dial 1.877.266.1020 or 1.321.953.9002. Once prompted, they’ll enter 78664 to connect to Summit.

For more information about this service, visit http://shipdial.com.

 


 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Guests are not allowed to bring Beer, Hard Liquor, Fortified Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, or Cases of Soda/Water onboard for consumption, with the following exception:
    • Guests wishing to bring personal wine onboard at the beginning of the cruise may do so, limited to two (2) 750 ml bottles per stateroom. When consumed in any shipboard restaurant, bar, or dining venue, each bottle shall be subject to a corkage fee of $25.00. It is recommended that you pack your personal wine in your carry-on bag, as alcohol packed in regular luggage has the potential to be confiscated by security (but later returned during the voyage).
  • Illegal Drugs and Illegal Substances: All illegal drugs and illegal substances are strictly prohibited.
    • A note about Medical Marijuana: Celebrity does not allow guests who possess medical marijuana permits to bring marijuana onboard their ships. It is only legal to use medical marijuana in the jurisdiction (state/county/city etc.) where it was prescribed. It’s a federal offense to possess it when leaving and entering the U.S. and many foreign countries.
    • Kratom is prohibited.
  • All Firearms and Weapons, ammunition, explosives, incendiary devices, and realistic replicas of firearms are prohibited. For security reasons, Celebrity does not permit guests to carry firearms onboard during their voyage or otherwise secure weapons for anyone on their vessels or at the pier. Guests will need to make arrangements to leave the firearms at home or contact the local authorities for alternate arrangements. Celebrity does not allow any guest (including law enforcement officers on vacation) to bring weapons onboard the vessel. All weapons should be left at home, locked up in a vehicle if driving to the port, or turned over to a local office of Customs, police, FBI, etc. for safe keeping during the voyage.
  • Flammable Items: All items with open flames or heating elements are strictly prohibited; the exceptions are hair curling irons, straightening irons (flat irons), and hair dryers, which are permitted onboard. Flammable Items include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Candles
    • Clothing Irons
    • Travel Steamers
    • Hot Plates
    • Incense & Burners
    • Tea Cup Immersion Heaters
    • Aerosols, except for personal care toiletries
    • Fuels, including cooking fuels and any flammable liquids
    • Gasoline
    • Gas Torches
    • Lighter Fluid
    • Flares
    • Flammable Paints
    • Turpentine & Paint Thinner
    • Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries
    • Hookahs & Water Hookah Pipes
    • Car Batteries
    • Hoverboards
    • Oil diffusers
    • Electric Blankets
    • Electric Heating Pads
  • Knives and Sharp Objects: All knives with blade lengths of four (4) inches or greater are prohibited. Knives that are concealed or disguised as other commonplace objects such as belt buckles, walking canes, pens, credit card holders, etc., are also prohibited. Flick knives (also known as an automatic knife, pushbutton knife, ejector knife, or switchblade) or any other type of knife with a folding or sliding blade that is opened automatically by activating a button, lever, or switch on the handle. Knives that incorporate locking blades are also not allowed onboard. Other sharp objects, such as scissors with blades longer than 4 inches, which could reasonably be used as a weapon, are also not allowed. Sharp Objects include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Box Cutters
    • Ice Picks / Ice Axes
    • Meat Cleavers
    • Razor-Type Blades, such as box cutters, utility knives, and razor blades not in cartridge (Note: shaving safety razors are allowed.)
    • Sabers, Swords, and Fencing Foils
    • Scissors with blade length four (4) inches or greater
  • Recreational Diving Knives Exception: Recreational diving knives are permitted onboard regardless of blade length but must be held in the safe custody of the Chief Security Officer. Dive knives may be checked in and out by the owner for dive excursions during the cruise
  • Personal Grooming Items Exception:Personal grooming items such as metal nail files, cuticle tools, scissors for trimming facial hair, manicure sets and other similar small personal grooming implements, are permitted onboard.
  • Tools include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Axes & Hatchets
    • Cattle Prods
    • Hammers
    • Drills and Drill Bits
    • Saws
    • Other Tools (such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers) greater than 7 inches in length
  • Martial Arts and Self-Defense Items include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Billy Clubs
    • Black Jacks
    • Brass Knuckles
    • Kubatons
    • Mace / Pepper Spray
    • Martial Arts Weapons
    • Night Sticks
    • Nunchakus
    • Stun Guns / Shocking Devices
    • Throwing Stars
    • Handcuffs
    • Bows & Arrows
  • Sporting Goods Exception: Sporting goods and equipment are permitted onboard. However, guests should be advised that the items must be stored in their stateroom and are not to be used, displayed, or carried in the public areas at all. Violations of this policy will result in confiscation of the item and may be considered to be a Guest Conduct Policy violation. Sporting goods include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Baseball and cricket bats
    • Hockey sticks
    • Skateboards
    • Surf boards
    • Golf clubs
    • Bicycles
  • Disabling Chemicals and Other Dangerous Items: The following items or those similar are not permitted onboard:
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
      • Celebrity no longer allows Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones onboard their ships. This decision was made in light of recent incidents and safety concerns raised by Samsung about this particular device, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recent ban of the phone from all airplanes. We ask guests who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to not bring the device on your cruise.
    • Chlorine
    • Bleach
    • Spray Paint
    • Tear Gas
    • Transformers
    • Electrical Extension Cords – including power strips/surge protected strips
    • Spillable Batteries (Note: Wheelchair batteries are permitted)
    • Small Compressed Gas Cartridges
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Other Compressed Gas Cylinders (Note: Dive tanks are permitted if they are empty; Medical gas bottles are also permitted)
    • HAM Radios or other transmitting devices are strictly prohibited due to potential interference with the ship’s onboard communication systems.
      • Baby monitors are not allowed to be used onboard our vessels as their radio signal could interfere with ship communication and/or navigation systems.
      • Note: Guests are allowed to have two-way radios, more commonly known as walkie-talkies, for onboard personal communications. Basic specifications are as follows: Up to 10-mile coverage range, Up to 5 watts power, Internal Voice, Operated Transmission, No external mounting antenna.

 


 

SMOKING POLICY

At VACAYA, we’ll do our very best to serve both cruisers who smoke and those who don’t. The following areas are designated as SMOKING areas onboard Celebrity Summit:

  • Deck 11 – Port Side next to Mast Bar
  • Deck 10 – Sunset Bar – Port Side Aft
  • Deck 4 – Open Deck Port Side – Midship going forward

Cigars can only be smoked in the designated area at the Sunset Bar. And Vape Pens can be used in ALL designated smoking areas.

Smoking inside staterooms (including on verandas) and non-designated public areas is prohibited.

 


 

THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT

The Red Light District is back! If you’re new to The Red Light District, no worries… we’ll fill you in onboard.

 


 

EMAIL ARCHIVE

This is where all our guest emails will be stored. That way, if you ever lose one, you can always return here to access it again.

 


 

The Value
We're Rewriting the Playbook!

In our Inaugural Season, the media touted our entertainment as our “best kept secret” and “an incredible value add.” In 2021, we’re changing the game even further by offering drink packages! With so many inclusions and opportunities to save, cruising has never been more exciting or more affordable.

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The Ship
Modern Luxury Defined

For Summit, Celebrity brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.

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The Itinerary
Charting A New Course for Caribbean Adventure!

VACAYA’s first winter escape guarantees you’ll be sun-drenched! All Caribbean islands aren’t created equally, so we’ve put together a prime Southern Caribbean itinerary that includes everything you’ll need to escape the chill.

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The Food
Culinary Excellence

Enjoy an amazing array of flavors and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. Menus are inspired by and sourced from the incredible regions Celebrity visits.

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The Drinks
Game Changer: Beverage Packages!

Each of Summit’s clubs, bars, and lounges is a unique destination unto itself, with menus offering a diverse selection of classics to complement the latest trends. Here you’ll find information about the unlimited beverage packages that’ll be available for purchase prior to your cruise. Just another way VACAYA delivers the best value in LGBT+ travel today!

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The Prices
Find Exactly What You're Looking For

The pricing for the suites and staterooms on our Caribbean Cruise can be found here.

Exhilarating days of discovery deserve exceptional spaces to recharge. Celebrity Summit’s range of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming. And with rooms at a wide range of price points, you’ll be able to breathe and relax in no time.

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The Overview
Caribbean Cruise Main Page

Return to the overview page of our Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit.

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