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 When we were on the edge they had this  excursion  where you could stay on the ship after embarkation. We will be on the equinox in January and I’d like to know if they have the same  excursion available. From what I remember on the edge it gave you time to relax in the pool they held your luggage and I do believe they gave you transportation and the classic drink program. Does anybody have any information on this for me? 

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For staying on the ship after everyone disembarked, look up “extend your stay.”  There have been several posts about this in the last three or four days. I don’t believe it includes any transportation. It may or may not be available on your equinox cruise, look on your cruise planner to see if it is bookable.

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Overview

Not quite ready to say goodbye? Neither are we. Extend your vacation a few extra hours. Let us store your luggage while you relax by the pool and sip on a cocktail from your Classic Beverage package. Relax with a massage at the spa. There's so much more you can do. So, there's no need to rush to the airport. With Extend Your Stay, you can take your time and return home completely rejuvenated. Plus, we can arrange private or group transportation for you to the airport for an additional fee. FT97

 

Highlights

  • Extend Your Stay program: Relax and spend more time on board on departure day.
  • Classic Beverage Package for the day.

What to Bring

  • Small bag with personal belongings
  • Medication
  • Credit Cards

What to Wear

  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Swimsuit (if planning to use pool)

Important Notes

  • Guests that sign up for Extend Your Stay in Fort Lauderdale are required to put their luggage outside their staterooms the evening before debarking. Luggage will be marked with Extend Your Stay Luggage and will be offloaded into the customs luggage area in Pier 25.
  • Guests can stay in their room until 9AM.
  • As per Federal regulation, all guests in Fort Lauderdale need to debark before anyone is allowed to go back on board. Extend Your Stay Guests will be led to the luggage area to collect their Extend Your Stay marked luggage and proceed to clear Customs.
  • Once Customs is cleared, Extend Your Stay guests will be able to return to the ship and will be guided by our staff to drop-off their luggage in the designated area. A ticket receipt will be provided so guests can collect their belongings once departing the ship for good.
  • Minibar service is not included in this program.
  • Guests will have access to all public lounges and the pool deck.
  • Please note that no exit and re-entry to the ship will be permitted on departure day.
  • For your convenience, personal credit cards will be accepted for onboard purchases throughout the day.
  • Private and group transportation is available upon request.
  • Guests who have booked transfers through Celebrity Cruises will have the option to request a later transfer upon signing-up for the Extend Your Stay Program.

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Check out Cruise Planner.    It should be available on you sailing as it is on my Equinox March cruises.   Check under Excursions -   Select Fort Lauderdale and then choose SHOW ALL.    It will be the last one and is hidden until you click the show all. 

 

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Important Notes

  • Guests that sign up for Extend Your Stay in Fort Lauderdale are required to put their luggage outside their staterooms the evening before debarking. Luggage will be marked with Extend Your Stay Luggage and will be offloaded into the customs luggage area in Pier 25.
  • Guests can stay in their room until 9AM.
  • As per Federal regulation, all guests in Fort Lauderdale need to debark before anyone is allowed to go back on board. Extend Your Stay Guests will be led to the luggage area to collect their Extend Your Stay marked luggage and proceed to clear Customs.
  • Once Customs is cleared, Extend Your Stay guests will be able to return to the ship and will be guided by our staff to drop-off their luggage in the designated area. A ticket receipt will be provided so guests can collect their belongings once departing the ship for good.
  • Minibar service is not included in this program.
  • Guests will have access to all public lounges and the pool deck.
  • Please note that no exit and re-entry to the ship will be permitted on departure day.
  • For your convenience, personal credit cards will be accepted for onboard purchases throughout the day.
  • Private and group transportation is available upon request.
  • Guests who have booked transfers through Celebrity Cruises will have the option to request a later transfer upon signing-up for the Extend Your Stay Program.

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If you're a suite passenger just go to Michael's Club (Retreat Lounge) with your luggage and hang out until you're ready to disembark. Save yourself $79 per person and you can have whatever you wish to drink, after your breakfast at Luminae. Then the concierge will escort you to the short line off the ship. Just a suggestion.

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9 minutes ago, K12Guy said:

If you're a suite passenger just go to Michael's Club (Retreat Lounge) with your luggage and hang out until you're ready to disembark. Save yourself $79 per person and you can have whatever you wish to drink, after your breakfast at Luminae. Then the concierge will escort you to the short line off the ship. Just a suggestion.

Unfortunately this won't work in the U.S..   At approximately 9:00 all passengers are instructed to leave the ship unless you are a B2B or Extend your Stay Passenger.  They then require all of the B2B's and Extend your Stay passengers to disembark so the ship can be zeroed out.    After clearing Customs and Immigration you are invited back on the ship.

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5 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

Unfortunately this won't work in the U.S..   At approximately 9:00 all passengers are instructed to leave the ship unless you are a B2B or Extend your Stay Passenger.  They then require all of the B2B's and Extend your Stay passengers to disembark so the ship can be zeroed out.    After clearing Customs and Immigration you are invited back on the ship.

Ah.... well I guess I didn't fully understand. How late can a passenger stay on the ship then? Is this for back to back passengers?

 

Also, how late are passengers allowed to stay before they are expected to leave? I will guess this only applies to back to back passengers?

Edited by K12Guy

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This program sounds like a major pain in the neck.  You have to get off, claim your luggage, clear customs, then get back on.  How is that relaxing?  NOT.  Even after you get back on, they'll be cleaning and sanitizing around you.  That's not my idea of relaxing.  If you have a later flight, in my view you'd do better to get off when you finally have to and go to the airport and hang out in your carrier's lounge.  Or take one of the Celebrity excursions that takes you to the Everglades and then to the airport.

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25 minutes ago, Happy Cruiser 6143 said:

This program sounds like a major pain in the neck.  You have to get off, claim your luggage, clear customs, then get back on.  How is that relaxing?  NOT.  Even after you get back on, they'll be cleaning and sanitizing around you.  That's not my idea of relaxing.  If you have a later flight, in my view you'd do better to get off when you finally have to and go to the airport and hang out in your carrier's lounge.  Or take one of the Celebrity excursions that takes you to the Everglades and then to the airport.

Or, if the flight is late enough (as many long hauls are), disembark as early as possible and get a Day Room at a hotel.  Relax the whole day, have access to a pool and gym usually, plus have a room to take a nap and shower before heading to the airport.  

Here's a list of 15 available at FLL.

Edited by ECCruise

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