About Our Destination
U.S. Dollars are accepted in all ports of call.
English is widely used and spoken in all ports of call. In Punta Cana, Spanish is the official language but English is also spoken.
Average year-round temperature is a perfect 82°F (28°C). High noon is a bit warmer and at night it can get breezy, but mostly you’ll be fine in shorts and a t-shirt. The islands are fairly dry, averaging a little over 1 in. (2.5 cm.) of rain per month. Much of this falls from September to early December.
- Monday, April 2 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Tuesday, April 3 — At Sea
- Wednesday, April 4 — Labadee, Haiti
- Thursday, April 5 — Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Friday, April 6 — St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Saturday, April 7 — St. Lucia, Lesser Antilles
- Sunday, April 8 — At Sea
- Monday, April 9 — San Juan, Puerto Rico
Before Your Trip
What’s not included?
- Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights on board Celebrity Summit
- All meals, including room service (specialty restaurants have a nominal charge)
- Gratuities, port charges/taxes (covered in NDA fees)
- Olivia signature programming, entertainment
- Personalized Olivia staffing throughout
Travel documentation and identification
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you DO NOT need to get a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” and then "Vaccinations".
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
- Airfare and airport transfers
- Travel insurance
- Alcohol, soft drinks, specialty coffee, and bottled water
- Spa services, salon services, shore excursions, ship's photos, and personal items
- Telephone, fax, and internet
- Bingo, casino activities, medical attention, and other incidentals
2018 45TH ANNIVERSARY CARIBBEAN CRUISE
|Cancellation Fee 180 days or more prior to trip date
||$250 per person
|Cancellation Fee 90-179 days prior to trip date
||50% of trip cost
|Cancellation Fee 60-89 days prior to trip date
||75% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 0-59 days prior to trip date
||100% of trip cost
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever, it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 21 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most comprehensive coverage. Consider travel protection for trip cancellation/trip interruption, emergency medical and emergency evacuation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more.
For a travel insurance quote, more information, or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency
We are pleased to announce Olivia’s new partnership with Conlin Travel.
Conlin Travel is one of the “Top 50” Travel Agencies in the country ranked alongside some of the globe’s largest agencies. In business for almost 60 years, Conlin Travel’s core belief is aligned with Olivia in delivering that personal concierge service to each and every traveler, every time. A full-service, gay friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel and hotel reservations for stays outside of Olivia’s pre- and post-trip packages. For air and hotel bookings, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost.
For assistance, please call Conlin Travel: # 888-278-1698
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia's 45th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise Official Trip Group on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s 45th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise 2018 Group on Facebook.
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.
Olivia Honeymoons and Celebrations
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Olivia Travel Gear Store
To help you get ready for your next vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information!
Travel and arrival
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and out of San Juan Luis Muñoz International Airport, Puerto Rico (SJU). We encourage all guests to arrive a day early into Fort Lauderdale to avoid the stress of unexpected delays.
Suggested arrival/departure times
All flights should be scheduled to arrive in Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Florida (FLL) by or before 12 pm on April 2. Departures from San Juan Luis Muñoz International Airport, Puerto Rico (SJU) on April 9 should be scheduled to depart at 12 pm or later.
Airfare discountsSave up to 15% on your airfare through our partner airlines. Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information. Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
Fort Lauderdale — Port Everglades — 17th Street Causeway & Eisenhower Boulevard
San Juan — Paseo Concepcion de Gracia, Old San Juan Pier, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Embarkation and check-in begins at 11:30 am and all aboard is 3:30 pm.
For guests needing prior accommodations, Olivia is proud to offer a special group rate at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street.
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
1617 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316
To book by phone, call: 800-468-3571.
Group Code: Olivia Travel
$242 per night + taxes per room per night for single occupancy — Single rate click here
$255 per night + taxes per room per night for double occupancy — Double rate click here
$268 per night + taxes per room per night for triple occupancy — Triple rate click here
$281 per night + taxes per room per night for quad occupancy — Quad rate click here
Please note that breakfast and guest room Wi-Fi are included.
Deadline to book: February 28, 2018 or until sold out.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street
1100 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316
To book by phone, call: 954-527-2700.
To book online, click here.
Group Code: Olivia Travel
March 30 & 31: $249 per night + taxes per room per night
April 1: $214 per night + taxes per room per night
Two Double Bed Room:
March 30 & 31: $259 per night + taxes per room per night
April 1: $214 per night + taxes per room per night.
Please note that there is a nightly complimentary evening reception with drinks and snacks, and breakfast and guest room Wi-Fi are included.
Deadline to book: February 28, 2018 or until sold out.
For those wanting post-cruise accommodations to extend your stay in San Juan, Olivia is proud to offer a special group rate at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel.
Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel SOLD OUT
100 Brumbaugh Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901
To book online, click here.
To book by phone, call: 787-289-1927 or 787-289-1914 (speak with in-house reservations).
To book by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Code: Olivia Travel
$151 per room per night + additional hotel fees & taxes for single occupancy — Single rate
$171 per room per night + additional hotel fees & taxes for double occupancy — Double rate
Please note that breakfast and guest room Wi-Fi are included.
Extra person charge is $30 per night.
Deadline to book: March 10, 2018 or until sold out.
Parking at the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal
Parking for cruise guests is available at the Port Everglades Port Cruise Terminal parking facility. Please click here for rates and more information.
Transfers to the ship
You can take a taxi from the Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL) to the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal for approximately $20. Transfers from the San Juan Cruise Terminal to the San Juan Luis Muñoz International Airport, Puerto Rico (SJU) can be booked on board.
During your trip
Celebrity Summit is the brilliant star of Celebrity’s Millennium Class ships. With a recent grand makeover, from the moment you step on board you’ll enjoy the modern luxury of this visually stunning and superbly designed ship.
Ship Amenities include:
- Celebrity iLounge — the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea with state-of-the-art workstations featuring MacBook Pro Laptops and iMac desktops
- Fortune’s Casinos — spin the roulette wheel or play one of the many slot machines
- Michael’s Club — a premium, private lounge for guests booked in Penthouse, Royal, Celebrity and Sky Suites
- Luminae — a fine-dining specialty restaurant exclusive for guests booked in Penthouse, Royal, Celebrity and Sky Suites
- Blu Restaurant — a specialty dining restaurant for AquaClass guests featuring “clean” cuisine
- Cellar Masters — featuring state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine dispensers to discover new wines with the press of a button
- The Emporium — a shopping experience at sea with well-known name brands and one-of-a-kind collectibles; including Olivia’s commemorative merchandise
- Canyon Ranch Spa — featuring legendary spa services and the Persian Garden
- Fitness Center, The Pool, The Solarium, Spa Café, Oceanview Café and Grill, and more
- Three-tiered Theater for nightly shows
Bars & Lounges
- Signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
- Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
- Daily ice service
- 24-hour room service
- Robe and custom-blended bath products
- Celebrity eXhale bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens
- Hair dryer
- Private mini-bar (additional charges upon consumption)
- Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service and watch movies (additional charges apply)
- Private safe
- Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning (additional charges apply)
The perfect place to gather before dinner for a cocktail and dancing. After dinner, enjoy live music, dancing, and signature cocktails.
The perfect daytime spot to gaze over the sea with a cocktail in hand. At night, the space comes alive with live music and dancing. Featuring twelve signature Zodiac cocktails based on your astrological sign, all prepared by flaring mixologists.
Martini Bar & Crush
Talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis, served on an ice-topped bar. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.
Cellar Masters lets you try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world.
Café al Bacio & Gelateria
Inspired by the ambiance of European cafés, muted sepia tones and pops of citrus yellow bring this space to life. Follow the irresistible aroma of Lavazza espresso, or choose from over a dozen premium hot teas from the innovative Tea Forté. Daily specialties include French pastries, gourmet coffees, and elegant desserts. Café al Bacio also features an authentic Gelateria with artisan flavors and fresh fruit sorbettos—in piccolo or grande, whatever you choose.
Pool & Mast Bar
Enjoy delicious eats while you relax in the sun.
Premium, Classic & Standard Beverage packages will be available to purchase. Pay just one price to enjoy a wide variety of beverage choices such as premium coffees, bottled water, wines-by-the-glass, beers, or your favorite cocktails. Your package can be used in the Main Restaurant, specialty restaurants, casual dining restaurants, and all bars and lounges. Pricing and information will be available approximately 30 days prior to the cruise.
Bringing alcohol on board
Bringing hard liquor or beer on board is not permitted. Two bottles of wine per stateroom is permitted. When enjoyed in any public venue (restaurant/bar/lounge), each bottle will be subject to a corkage fee of $25. Bottled water and soda is permitted, generally what you are able to hand carry on board.
Exquisite dining and service
Enjoy an array of flavors and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. The menus are inspired by and sourced from the incredible regions we will visit.
You will be assigned a set dining time for dinner but you have the flexibility to dine at a different table each night within your assigned dining time. Guests in 1st seating will have dinner at 5:30 pm and guests in 2nd seating dinner will have dinner at 8 pm. If you do not have a medical reason to dine early, our recommendation is to select 2nd seating where you can attend your evening show and then enjoy a relaxed dinner. Guests in 1st seating sometimes hurry their dinner to line up for the show because seating in the show lounge is limited.
A relaxing evening ritual. Watch the sun set on the water as live pop and folk tunes play.
The Main Restaurant
A sophisticated restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide range of globally inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef. The airy Main Restaurant offers exquisite menu selections, which change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices. And the service? Legendary.
A market-style café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner that features select offerings inspired by the destinations we visit.
Rustic elegance with a contemporary, minimalistic edge available for lunch and dinner. Guests dining in Tuscan Grille will enjoy a lively, sophisticated atmosphere, serving iconic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Enjoy handmade pasta, artisanal salumi, fish, butcher-cut meats, and USDA Prime dry aged steaks. The regional Italian wine menu features authentic Italian cocktails and beers, as well as house-made Limoncello. *This restaurant has a nominal cover charge.
Sushi on Five*
Wildly popular from the day it appeared, Sushi on Five satisfies your craving for locally-sourced, authentically prepared sushi and other Japanese specialties from a menu crafted by expert restaurateur and sushi chef, Yoshikazu "Yoshi" Okada. Treat yourself to the complex flavors of a hand-made sushi roll or nigiri featuring tuna albacore, shrimp, eel, and other fresh selections, or savor the simplicity of yellowtail, salmon, and octopus sashimi. Your culinary experience would be incomplete without dessert — be sure to try the caramelized gingerbread with wasabi gelato. *Available for lunch and dinner, this restaurant has an A-la-carte cost.
Awaken your inner foodie on a culinary journey. Qsine offers unexpected twists on old favorites, experimenting with different textures, flavors, and presentations to please all the senses at once. Available for dinner, this restaurant has a nominal cover charge.
Vibrant, crisp, and bold flavors, exclusively for Aqua Class guests. Intimately elegant, yet fresh and modern. Clean, crisp flavors and inventive cuisine meet an extensive list of sustainable and biodynamic wines. Personalized service, inviting surroundings, and natural light are all part of the fresh and bold aesthetic of Blu. *Available for guests booked in the Aqua Class cabins and serves breakfast and dinner.
Exclusive and cutting edge, the globally-inspired menus at Luminae are not available in any other restaurant on board. And, you'll see each one only once — because every day features a fresh, new menu. *Exclusive restaurant for guests booked in the Penthouse, Royal, Celebrity, and Sky Suites.
24-hour room service
If you would like to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack in the comfort of your cabin, room service is available 24 hours a day.
Special mobility and dietary needs
If you have special medical or dietary needs, please advise us at the time of booking. Complex food allergies and/or needs must be submitted to the cruise line 30 days prior to the cruise. Guests with diabetic, lean/light, low cholesterol, low sodium, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, lactose-free can be accommodated. Please contact Olivia Guest Services at email@example.com if you have not notified us of your dietary needs.
Should you need to rent a scooter, please contact Care Vacations at 877-478-7827 or 780-986-6404. Or Special Needs at Sea at 800-513-4515 or 954-585-0575. You will need to provide the ship’s name and sail date.
Cabins are equipped with standard U.S. 110 and European 220-volt outlets.
Gratuities are included in the cost of the cruise. Gratuities are provided for your cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maître d’ and other behind-the-scenes crew members. Tips to your local guides on excursions are not included, and are recommended.
Each cabin has a phone. There is an additional fee to use this phone; cost is available on board.
Internet / cellular / mail
Enjoy the new Celebrity iLounge — the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea with state-of-the-art workstations featuring MacBook Pro Laptops and iMac desktops. Guests may also bring their own laptop or mobile device and connect to the ship’s NEW Xcelerate WiFi — new satellite technology that guarantees stable and fast VPN connections, allowing faster web browsing and video streaming. The unlimited weekly package rate is $249 (subject to change).
Cellular phone use is now available on board. The ship’s advanced roaming network allows you to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages, access emails and surf the web while at sea using your own mobile phone and telephone number. The Wireless Maritime Service system is available for use when the ship is in international waters. We strongly recommend that you check with your cell phone provider for rates and availability. You will be billed at rates similar to international roaming, which can be much higher than your standard service. Alternatively, you can connect to the ship’s WiFi to use your cell phone.
Letters and postcards may be mailed from the ship while in ports of call.
Laundry, pressing, and dry-cleaning services are available on board. Check onboard for pricing. There is no self-service launderette on the ship.
There is an onboard infirmary. Medical services entail an additional fee.
Indulge at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub where there are a variety of beauty and body treatments. Pricing will be available on board.
Money: Paying for things on board
On board, the currency is U.S. dollars. All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in.
For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, the ship is designated as non-smoking; however, we recognize that some guests smoke. Therefore, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, the ship has designated "smoking areas." Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. This policy includes smoking-like products such as electronic cigarettes. Smoking is not permitted inside any guest stateroom; nor on any guest veranda. If a guest is in violation of this policy, a cleaning fee of $250 USD will be applied to the guest account.
Sisters at Sea & Friends
Olivia’s Sisters at Sea & Friends program is dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity on our trips. Meet your Sisters at Sea coordinators onboard so that you can find out about the special events we have planned for you during the week. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
Traveling solo? Be sure to attend the Solos Welcome on the first day. Here you will meet your Olivia Solos Coordinators who will share your solos program for the week. We plan dozens of activities for our solo travelers, including special designated solos excursions in each port of call. In addition, we organize a special solos dining area for all meals and reserve a section for the nightly shows. You can start to meet other solos and travelers online in the Olivia’s 45th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise 2018 Group.
Exploring our ports of call will be the highlight of your cruise. Celebrity takes great pride in offering the best shore excursion options for our guests. Excursions will be available to book approximately 30 days prior to the cruise. We will notify you via email when excursions are available for online booking.
Celebrity was one of the first cruise lines to offer a spa restaurant. Renew and refresh with spa-inspired delights to nourish your body and mind. *Available for breakfast and lunch, this restaurant has an A-la-carte cost.
After Your Trip
Transfers to the airport
For those going directly to the San Juan Luis Munoz International Airport, Puerto Rico (SJU), you can take a taxi from the cruise ship terminal to the airport which is approximately 20 minutes away. Transfers will also be available to book on board.
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