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Notice: Effective August 28, 2023, the Port of Palm Beach Terminal will close at 3:30pm for embarking passengers. Passengers arriving after 3:30pm will be denied boarding and will constitute a "no show," subject to the penalties and fees outlined in our Cancellation Policy.

Please note: Check-In, Arrival and Embarkation/Debarkation processes are specific to the departure Port and third-party terminal operations staff and can change over time. Even if you have sailed with Margaritaville at Sea or from Port of Palm Beach previously, please take a moment to carefully read through all policies and procedures below to make the start of your cruise vacation as easy-breezy as possible.

The Port of Palm Beach Terminal will open at 10:30am on embarkation day.

Please do not arrive before this time, as there will be no terminal staff to assist you, and you will not be able to park or valet your vehicle.

There are several local attractions within walking distance that you can visit to enjoy Riviera Beach before you arrive:

Rafiki Tiki Restaurant (5 min walk)

Peanut Island Shuttle Boat (5 min walk)

Please arrive during the following scheduled times according to your cabin/stateroom number. You will find your cabin/stateroom number on your original booking confirmation, sent to the primary email address on your reservation.


Guests with priority boarding packages, including:

License to Chill, Ultimate License to Chill, Faster Chill, Express Pass

Guests with Grand Terrace or Junior Suite Reservations

Cruise and Stay Vacation Guests


Guests with Staterooms on Deck 6 and Deck 7

(Staterooms numbered: 6001 thru 6176 and 7001 thru 7184)

Group Booking Guests


Guests with Staterooms on Deck 4 and Deck 5

(Staterooms numbered: 4001 thru 4156 and 5001 thru 5134)

Paradise Passholder Guests

Guest sailing in GTY (Guaranteed) Cabins

Arriving prior to the times listed above will result in longer check-in and wait times prior to boarding the ship.

Guests will be welcome to board the ship after the vessel has been cleared by Customs and Border Patrol, and embarkation times may vary due to factors beyond the control of the Margaritaville at Sea team.

Guests holding VIP packages with priority boarding (License to Chill, Faster Chill, etc.) will board first.

Then, groups will be called by Muster Station assignment, which will be located on your stateroom card.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in making the boarding process easy-breezy, and we look forward to seeing you very soon!

Notice: As of August 28, 2023, Port of Palm Beach Terminal will close at 3:30pm. Please plan accordingly to ensure an on-time arrival according to your schedule above.

Prior to August 28, 2023 the Port of Palm Beach Terminal closes at 4:00pm on the day of embarkation and no guests will be permitted entry after this time. Guests arriving after 4:00pm on their sailing date will be denied boarding and such denial will constitute a "no show" cruise cancellation, subject to fees as outlined in the Cancellation Policy.

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