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We have compiled the most frequently asked questions from our passengers and listed them here for your convenience. If you don't see the answer you're looking for, call (800) 334–2630 and speak to one of our knowledgeable reservation coordinators who will be happy to assist you.


Is a Passport required for this cruise? Does the ship offer Internet Service?
Can TTI help with Airline Arrangements? What About Electrical Appliances?
What about Hotel Accommodations? Are There Baby-Sitters?
What is the Physical Address for the port of Tampa? Where Is the Lost And Found?
How do I drive to the port? Tipping?
Where can I park my vehicle for the cruise? Photographic Experiences
Will I Get Seasick? Birthdays and Anniversaries
Can I use my cell phone on the cruise? What to Do With Your Valuables?
Is There a Doctor on Board? What About Towels?
Medications? Are there restrictions on traveling with an infant or traveling while pregnant?
Will I be able to use my wheelchair or scooter onboard?

Is a Passport required for this cruise? No, U.S. passengers will be required to have proof of citizenship in the form of a valid passport, or a certified copy of a birth certificate along with a government issued photo ID such as a driver's license. Passengers without proper identification may be denied boarding and are not eligible for a refund. For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details.

Can TTI help with Airline Arrangements? Templeton Tours can arrange airline reservations for you. Please call us for a quote on round trip airfare when your travel plans are firm. Actual ticket price is determined at the time payment is made and tickets are issued.

What about Hotel Accommodations? Templeton Tours can arrange hotel accommodations for you before or after the cruise. We have a block of rooms at a special rate. Please call 1-800-334-2630 for details.  

What is the Physical Address for the port of Tampa?
The Seaport Street Terminal
651 Channelside Drive
Terminal #2
Tampa, Florida 33602

How do I drive to the port?

Traveling from the North
I-75 south to I-4 west -OR- I-275 south to I-4 east.
Take Exit 1 - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
Take 21st Street south.
Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal.
After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.

Traveling from the South
I-75 North
Take Crosstown Expressway west (toward Tampa).
Take 22nd Street north exit - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
Take 22nd Street north.
Turn left on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal
After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.

Traveling from the East
I-4 west.
Take Exit 1 - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
Take 21st Street south.
Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal.
After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.

Traveling from the West - Tampa International Airport -
I-275 North (stay in right lane).
Take I-4 East.
Take Exit 1 - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
Take 21st Street south.
Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal.
After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.

Where can I park my vehicle for the cruise?
Parking is located across the street from the terminal in a covered garage at $14 USD per day
(Rates subject to change by the Port Authority)
Please visit the Port of Tampa website for complete information.

Please note: Parking rates, terminal assignments and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Will I Get Seasick? Seasickness is very rare on ships as large as ours. All our ships are equipped with stabilizers which are designed to keep them smooth and steady in the water. If you should feel queasy, medicine is available from your cabin steward, the Information Desk or from the doctor.

Can I use my cell phone on the cruise? Yes, cell phone service is available onboard the ship. International Roaming rates will apply, so check with your cell phone service provider to determine what the charges will be.

Is There a Doctor on Board? Yes, a qualified physician and nurse from our medical staff are on call 24 hours a day. Infirmary hours for medical examinations can be found in your Carnival Fun Times onboard. A professional fee will be charged. If you should come down with a contagious disease, or even suspect a contagious disease, it is compulsory that you report it to the ship's doctor for the safety of everyone on board. Should you be on any medication, or want the medical staff to be aware of any special needs, please contact our infirmary. This will ensure they will be prepared should you need assistance. Our doctors are independent contractors.

Medications? Please carry your required medication in your pocket or purse so that it will be available when needed. Checked luggage may not be accessible at all times. If you're using any prescription drugs, vitamins or other medication on a regular basis, you should bring an adequate supply with you since these may not be readily available either aboard ship or in our ports of call. Commonly used medications may be purchased at the office of the ship's doctor.

Does the ship offer Internet Service? Yes, the Fascination does have an internet cafe. There you can use the cafe computers to access the internet and send and receive email. The charges range from $.75 per minute to package deals of 30 minutes for $16.50 and 60 minutes for $24. These rates are subject to change. You will be able to connect your personal computer to the internet through a wireless network located in the internet cafe area. Wireless packages start at $25 for a 33 minute block of time. If you do not have a wireless card, you may rent one from the internet cafe. Note: rates are subject to change.

What About Electrical Appliances? Bring them with you by all means. Aboard all the "Fun Ships" the current in the staterooms is 110 volts AC and is capable of handling all normal appliances such as electric razors, hair dryers and hot curlers. However, some appliances may require use of an adapter.

Are There Baby-Sitters? Yes. All baby-sitting takes place in the Children's Playroom. When the ship is in port, we can provide baby-sitting services from port arrival until 2 p.m. On all other days, baby-sitting is offered in the form of a Pajama Party from 10 p.m to 3 a.m. For these services, there is a charge of $5/hour for the first child in a family and $3/hour for each additional child in the same immediate family. Children under the age of 2 years old are welcome to join in on the Pajama Party. Pillows, blankets and crib are provided. If you need a baby-sitter, please inquire at the Information Desk or see one of the "Camp Carnival" Youth Counselors at any of the scheduled activities.

Where Is the Lost And Found? The Lost and Found is located at the Information Desk. If you've lost anything, you should report the item to the Information Desk and ask if it has turned up yet. If you find anything, please turn it in there. After the ship returns to your port of origin, all found and unclaimed articles will be sent to the company headquarters in Miami where they can be claimed.

Tipping? Gratuities will be billed in addition to the cost of your cruise. The gratuities are for the following personnel:

  • Dining Room Maitre d'
  • Dining Room Head Waiter
  • Dining Room Waiter
  • Dining Room Assistant Waiter
  • Room Steward

Other personnel, such as Bar Waiters, Bellboys and Deck Stewards maybe tipped as service is rendered. 15% of the bill is automatically added to Sail & Sign beverage purchases which you may adjust appropriate to the service received.

Photographic Experiences Remember to keep smiling! You never know when the Ship's Photographer may take a candid picture of you. The photos will be on display and are available for purchase. Special requests can be made by appointment and are available for a fee. If you like taking your own pictures, film for cameras is on sale in the duty-free shop. One-day developing service is available on board ship. See the Photo Gallery Office for details. Please see Photographic Experiences for more information.

Birthdays and Anniversaries If you're going to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary during your cruise, please let the Maitre d' know.

What to Do With Your Valuables? We're sure you'll want to bring your camera, jewelry and other valuable items with you on your cruise. However, since the ship cannot accept responsibility for any articles left in the stateroom, public areas or packed in your luggage, we suggest the use of a safety deposit box or cabin safe. For your convenience and protection, safety deposit boxes are available at the Information Desk.

What About Towels? Towels are supplied on deck by the pool, so please don't bring any up from your stateroom.

Will I be able to use my wheelchair or scooter onboard? Yes, the Fascination does have a limited number of cabins that can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. Please let us know about your mobility needs at the time of booking.

Are there restrictions on traveling with an infant or traveling while pregnant? Yes, the cruise line does not accept bookings for infants 6 months or younger on the date of sailing, or from women who will be 25 or more weeks pregnant prior to the conclusion of the cruise.

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