Are you planning to set sail on the maiden voyage of EDSea? We’ve compiled the essential information you need to know before you hop on board!
Insomniac is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in style this year, with beloved festivals getting refreshed looks, new events popping up by the month, and more. One of the biggest announcements that helped kick off the celebration was the news of the first-ever EDSea, which is set to embark on its maiden voyage on November 4-8.
The news of EDSea was met with plenty of excitement from Headliners who have followed Insomniac for years, and cabins aboard the Norwegian Joy quickly sold out after they became available in January. Since then, Pasquale Rotella and his motley crew have continued to stoke the flames for those who will be setting sail this fall with news of a stacked lineup, themed nights, and plenty of other exciting experiences for Headliners to check out and participate in.
Related: Looking for some travel tips from artists who are playing EDSea this year? Check out our post for some essentials and more!
One of the final puzzle pieces to arrive before EDSea was the schedule; today, that finally landed. Now that everyone can finally plan their sets and figure out how to cope with some of the set time conflicts, it’s time to prepare for your trip!
To help you out, we’ve compiled all the essential information you need to know before you get on board, including some items you should and shouldn’t bring, important travel documentation details, information on the beverage and dining packages, and more. Read on for all the details, and let us know if you’ll be setting sail on EDSea’s maiden voyage!
EDSea 2023 – Set Times and Activity Schedule:
EDSea 2023 – Deck Plan Maps:
EDSea 2023 – On Board Activities:
EDSea 2023 – Beverage and Dining Packages:
EDSea 2023 – Packing List:
Travel Documentation Information
Please note that ALL guests will need a government-issued photo ID. Please see their official website for full details.
- US Citizens will need to bring one of the following WHTI-compliant documents with them:
- Valid US Passport
- Passport Card
- Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL)
- Original or state-certified copy of a Birth Certificate plus a government-issued photo ID
- Certificate of Naturalization plus a government-issued photo ID
- Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card, e.g., Nexus Card, Sentri Card or Fast Card PLUS a government-issued photo ID
- Non-US Citizens
- Travelers from the 38 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries* must have a machine-readable passport to enter the U.S. without a visa. All VWP travelers are required to obtain an electronic travel authorization prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the U.S. under the VWP.
- Alien Residents of the United States holding an Alien Registration Card (ARC or “Green Card”) (Form I-551) may travel to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda (see Visa Restrictions on Bermuda) and the Caribbean with just their valid ARC and Proof of Identity.
- If you are not a US Citizen and are uncertain that you have the correct documentation, please call US Immigrations at 1-800-375-5283 to be sure your identification will be satisfactory.
Alcohol and Beverage Policy
- Headliners are prohibited from bringing soft drinks, water, juice, and other non-alcoholic drinks on board.
- Headliners are prohibited from bringing liquor and beer on board. However, fine wine or champagne may be brought on board during embarkation. The legal drinking age on board is 21 and is strictly enforced. Alcoholic beverages purchased in a foreign port, or in the ship’s gift shop, will be retained by Norwegian until the cruise is completed.
EDSea 2023 – Do’s & Don’ts:
Essential Items You Should Bring
- Clothes or costumes for the Theme Nights
- Travel Documents, including the printed e-documents and your passport
- Cash, if you plan to purchase items while in port
- Any essential items, like medication or valuables, should be carried with you on board, as checked bags might take several hours to reach your cabin.
- Power strips.
- You don’t need to bring a beach towel (they’re supplied on board).
- Hair Dryers. There are hair dryers included in all room types.
- Things to sell. No vending will be allowed on board.
- Absolutely NO illegal substances are permitted and all persons and bags are subject to search by US Customs during embarkation and debarkation.
- Symbols of Hate
- Items with heating elements or open flames
- Weapons, explosives, or other dangerous items