Debarkation & Customs
We will do our best to make the end of your journey as enjoyable as the beginning. On the last day of your voyage, you will be given detailed instructions regarding customs and debarkation procedures.
On the final day of your voyage, your cruise director will give detailed instructions on how to clear customs. We highly recommend you attend this important talk. To assist you, here are some general guidelines to keep in mind as you shop in foreign ports.
US Customs Clearance
Keep receipts for gifts and purchases: U.S. residents visiting foreign ports for 48 hours or longer have a duty-free allowance of $400, and those 21 years or older may include one liter of liquor.
Guests calling in St. Thomas can return with $1,200 in purchases (including not more than $400 in merchandise obtained elsewhere) and five liters of duty-free liquor (only one liter of which may be purchased outside the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.)
The cruise staff will give you instructions about disembarkation procedures and assist with any special arrangements. Here are some points to keep in mind:
- Guests are disembarked by color codes according to flight departure times.
- Time to disembark varies based on how long it takes the ship to clear customs.
- Bags will be collected from outside your stateroom on the last night onboard.
- Make sure bags are properly tagged.
- Keep a carry-on bag with things you'll need on the last night (clothes, medications, toiletries, etc.)
- All guests will have to debark by 9 am the latest.