Booking Info

Jam Cruise 19 Sold Out… What Now?

  • Join the Waitlist to let us know you are still interested in booking a cabin for Jam Cruise 19.
  • Should a cabin become available, we will contact guests via email in the order in which you signed up. 

** The waitlist is for internal use only in case more cabins become available. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to share the waitlist information. 

What is a Cloud 9 Account & why do I need one?

  • A Cloud 9 Account is your personal profile.
  • You need an account in order to book your reservation and everyone attending will need an account in order to check in.
  • You can update your reservation, make payments, add or change your guest, find the Event’s Terms & Conditions, and more through your account.

How much does it cost to make a reservation?

  • Packages are priced per person and in USD.
  • A $250 non-refundable deposit ($500 if booking a Category 13 or above cabin) per person is required to reserve a cabin.
    • This deposit goes towards the total cost of your reservation.
  • Initial deposits must be paid by Credit Card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Can I split the cost with my roommate?

  • If you know you and your roommate are splitting the cost of the cabin, gather all Credit Card information before booking.
  • Financial responsibility can also be split after the reservation is booked by contacting the Travel Team via email.

What are the payment plan options?

You can either pay in full or enroll in our automatic monthly payment plan.

1st Payment: June 15th • 2nd Payment: July 15th • 3rd Payment: August 15th
4th Payment: September 15th • 5th Payment: October 15th • 6th Payment: November 15th

  • A $25 fee will automatically be added to your deposit payment for joining the payment plan.
  • Initial deposits must be paid by Credit Card but your remaining payments can either be made by Credit Card or via ACH.
  • Reservations paid via ACH will receive a $50 reservation credit!

Are there any advantages to paying in full?

The first 150 guests who pay in full will receive a $200 discount off of their entire reservation cost! Guests who are interested should contact the Travel Team after booking to see if they apply.

What is the Referral Program?

Jam Cruise knows that our passengers are our greatest asset when it comes to spreading the word. Tell your friends about Jam Cruise and be rewarded with $50 cash for each new cruiser who sails aboard Jam Cruise 19! Here’s how it works –

  • You receive a $50 referral gift for each NEW Jam Cruiser referred by you
  • There is no limit to the number of new passengers you can refer
  • You have to be a returning cruiser and both parties need to sail on Jam Cruise 19
  • The person you are referring cannot be in your cabin, they have to be in a separate cabin
  • Your name MUST be entered by the new cruiser at the time of booking – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • All referral gifts MUST be picked up onboard or be forfeited – NO EXCEPTIONS

Reservation Add Ons

What is Travel Insurance and why should I get it?

We strongly suggest guests purchase travel insurance – either in conjunction with your booking or from another provider. If we have learned anything in the past couple of years, it’s that you never know what can happen. It’s important to be prepared for anything. Protect your investment and get peace of mind by purchasing travel insurance.

We have partnered with IMG (International Medical Group) to offer three Travel Insurance plan options. Click below to compare the different policies and get quotes.  You purchase your policy directly with IMG, any corrections or changes must be directed to them within 10 days of your policy purchase.  Please be sure to read your policy as soon as you receive it by email.

You can add insurance to your reservation at the time of booking or later on, but keep in mind you MUST purchase a plan within 20 days of your initial deposit if you want Cancel For Any Reason coverage, if you have a pre-existing condition, or if you want cancellation because of work to be covered.

What is Masters Camp at Sea?

  • Masters Camp at Sea is a highly interactive experience, bridging the gap between artists and audience by offering the unique opportunity to spend quality time with the masters.
  • Masters Camp at Sea was specifically created for those who want to be immersed in a musical experience that dissolves all barriers and opens door to go “Beyond Backstage!”
  • This program is designed for musicians and non-musicians alike, featuring intimate performances, master classes, and artist hosted jam sessions.
  • Masters Camp at Sea passes are available as an add-on during the cabin booking process.
  • All rates are per person & do not include a Jam Cruise cabin.
  • Masters Camp at Sea passes are $399/pp must be paid in full and are non-refundable. For more info, please click HERE .

What is included with a Masters Camp at Sea pass?

  • Artist Sessions: Collaboration and Direct Instruction with Masters Camp All-Stars and Special Guests
  • Jam Sessions Hosted by Masters Camp At Sea Artists
  • Private Performances
  • Participant Open Mics with full backline provided
  • Daily Happy Hours provided by Brews at Sea

Can I bring a guest with me to Masters Camp at Sea?

Yes! You can add a guest to your pass for $199 /pp. Adding a plus one to your Master Class At Sea allows your guest to enjoy a plethora of perks too!

  • Plus-One passes grant access for one guest to all performances, Master Classes and activities but are not to participate in jam sessions.
  • Plus-One passes are only available with the purchase of an All Access Pass.
  • Plus-One passes are limited to one per All Access Pass.
  • Plus-One passes are transferable but only one Plus-One may accompany the All Access participant at any given time.

What is a Carbon Offset?

  • By purchasing a Carbon Offset you are offsetting the emissions from your personal travel to the event (your carbon footprint).
  • Carbon offsets purchased through Jam Cruise support Trees, Water & People and offer not only an opportunity to reduce your environmental impact, but to also curb deforestation rates, and improve the health of families, and support our efforts to protect and conserve natural resources in Central America and Haiti.
  • Add Carbon Offsets when you book or through your Cloud 9 Account at any time.

Reservation Policies

What if I can no longer attend?

  • You have the option to cancel your reservation or transfer it to another person.
  • If you choose to sell your cabin reservation, it is your responsibility to find a buyer and sort out the finances.
  • Log into your Cloud 9 Account for details on how to transfer or cancel your reservation.

How do I add or change my guest?

  • The Lead Guest is the only person on the reservation that can initiate changes, such as adding a guest or making a name change.
  • To replace a guest or add a name on the reservation, the Lead Guest must contact the Travel Team.
  • Have everyone in your reservation create a Cloud 9 Account.

What are the fees to add or change a name on my reservation?

Change the Lead Guest:

  • $150 fee through November 21st
  • $225 fee from November 22nd – December 29th

Add or Change Guest Name(s):

  • Complimentary through October 14th
  • $125 fee from October 15th – November 21st
  • $225 fee from November 22nd – December 29th

Starting December 30th, no name changes will be accepted.

The cabin type I wanted sold out…now what?

  • We do not allow for any cabin downgrades, however, you can upgrade your cabin if there is availability.
  • Sign into your Cloud 9 Account to indicate a cabin preference on the Upgrade Form by selecting the Travel Info button
  • The Travel Team will contact you if anything becomes available between now and the event.
  • Should an upgrade become available, you will be required to pay the cost difference between cabin types.

What is the Pre-book cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received before the June 4th are subject to a $50 administrative fee as outlined in the Terms & Conditions of your Pre-book purchase.
  • Starting June 5th, Jam Cruise 19 Pre-books are non-refundable.

What is the cabin cancellation policy?

  • All deposits and payments for Jam Cruise cabins are non-refundable.
  • The Event HIGHLY recommends that all guests purchase Travel Insurance that includes Cancel for Any Reason coverage.
  • Cancellations are only accepted from the Lead Guest with the understanding that the entire reservation will be cancelled.
  • If one person in your reservation needs to cancel or will not be attending contact the Travel Team to let them know and to receive instructions if you are filing an insurance claim.
  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing by completing the cancellation form located in your Cloud 9 Account.
  • You are also able to transfer your reservation to another person, per the name change guidelines above.
  • View the Event’s Terms & Conditions HERE.

Can I reinstate a cancelled reservation?

  • You can reinstate a reservation cancelled for non payment within 48 hours your cancellation (based on availability).
  • A $75 per person Reinstatement Fee will be applied.
  • If your reservation was cancelled due to non-payment, you must pay the outstanding balance and reinstatement fee.
  • Please contact the Travel Team to begin the process.

Bringing The Family

Can I bring my family?

Of course! Bring your children to experience the magic of Jam Cruise! Contact the Travel Team to add children to your reservation. Rates are based on the child’s age at the time we set sail, not at the time of booking.

How much does it cost to bring my kids?

  • Ages 2 and under: $299
  • Ages 3-10: child receives 25% off the per person rate
  • Ages 11 and up: considered adults and are the full per person rate
  • Be sure your children are attending before adding them as it is a non-refundable purchase.

Travel FAQ

What travel documents do I need to board the ship?

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative allows U.S. citizens sailing on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port to travel with one of the following documents:

  • Valid U.S. Passport valid 6 months beyond Jam Cruise 19
  • Passport Card
  • Original copy of a state issued Birth Certificate. If your Birth Certificate has footprints on it, it will not be accepted (these are hospital issued certificates) and government photo I.D.
  • If you are a recent U.S. citizen and have not yet received your U.S. Passport, you will need to bring your original Certificate of Naturalization.
  • Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (Global Entry)
  • Original Green Card (no copies)
  • If you are traveling on a Student Visa, you should not book Jam Cruise at the end of your Visa. If you are at the end of your Visa, you must provide written proof of employment or risk being left on shore!
  • * If you are not a U.S. Citizen, call U.S. Immigrations at 1-800-375-5283 for guidelines on acquiring the proper identification for your nationality.

Please note that the name on your ticket must match the name on your Passport. If you are recently married or have undergone a name change, be sure to bring along supporting documentation. Contact the Travel Team to update the name on your reservation.

Failure to possess the required travel documents may prevent you from being able to travel; in such event, no refunds shall be provided to you.

If you have questions regarding your travel documents, you should contact Customs and Border Protection.

Pro Tip: Take a photo of your state issued Birth Certificate on your phone. It must be clearly legible & you must be able to see the borders so it looks like a copy when printed. This way if anything happens to your Passport, you will have a copy of your Birth Certificate.

Is airfare included in the trip cost?

  • No. All guests are responsible for booking their own airfare.

What airport should I fly into?

South Florida has a couple of airport options that are commutable to the Port of Miami.

  • Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest airport

How far is PortMiami from the airports?

  • Miami Airport (MIA) is about 9 miles away (around 15-20 mins).
  • Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is about 27 miles away (around 40 mins).
  • West Palm Beach Airport (PBI) is about 71 miles away (around 80 mins).

When and where do we get on the ship?

  • Jam Cruise 19 departs from PortMiami located in Miami, FL
  • Check-in will begin at 11:00 AM on February 6, 2023
  • Check-in will close at 4:00 PM
  • You MUST be on the ship no later than 4:00 PM or risk being denied boarding
  • We set sail at 6:00 PM – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Members of my party are arriving later than me, can we board at different times?

  • Absolutely, everyone checks in individually, you can check in and board at separate times.

When and where do we get off the ship?

  • Jam Cruise 19 returns to PortMiami on February 12, 2023
  • Disembarkation is scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM on February 12, 2023
  • When booking a return flight out of Miami, MSC recommends choosing one that depart after 12:30 PM
  • If flying from Fort Lauderdale, MSC recommends flights that take off after 1:30 PM
  • Book at your own discretion – Jam Cruise 19, LLC and MSC Cruise Line are not responsible for any missed flights

What should I pack?

Passport • Sunglasses • Hat • Sunscreen & Aloe • Bug Spray • Reusable Bottle/Cup/Straw • Rain Gear • Warm Clothes • Swimsuit • Pool Float • Ear Plugs • Costume for our Theme Night

What should I NOT pack?

  • No illegal substances, weapons, drones, or pets.
  • The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited and all laws pertaining to drug use must be respected.

Can I bring my camera?

  • You may bring any kind of camera to the event to shoot your vacation; however, professional camera equipment for filming and photography during the shows is prohibited.
  • Drones are banned from the event.

Do I need an electrical converter?

  • No. The cabins have the same 120V plug-in as standard in the United States.

Do I need to bring cash?

  •  Purchases aboard will be made with your cruise card. If you would like to have cash for our port stops, packing a few dollars  will save you time searching for an ATM at our port stops. Additionally for a fee, MSC guest services can disperse cash to you via charging the card on account.

What if I have accessibility needs?

  • If you need accommodations with specific ADA amenities in the cabin (toilet height, bed height, door widths, roll in shower) please reach out to our Accessibility Coordinator as far in advance as possible.
  • If you have mobility issues but do not need a roll in shower, etc please indicate your issue in your medical notes and reach out to the Accessibility Coordinator as far in advance as possible.
  • Please contact the Accessibility Coordinator  with any questions or concerns.
  • Wheelchairs, scooters, and amphibious chairs (with larger tires that can traverse sand and are water friendly) can be rented and delivered to the port through Special Needs At Sea.

Are there any additional fees?

  • There is a $295 Port fee.
  • All taxes and fees are included at the time of booking, with exception of the potential fuel surcharge.

Potential Fuel Surcharge

  • MSC reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement charge in the instance that MSC implements such a charge fleet-wide.
  • The charge will not exceed US $30.00 per person, per day.

Ship FAQ

Are food and drinks included?

  • Your package includes meals in the main buffet and select restaurants where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night bites.
  • There are also upcharge dining options available at specialty restaurants onboard.
  • Non-carbonated beverages (water, non-speciality coffee, tea, juices, etc.) are included.
  • Drink tickets are available for purchase to use for wine, beer, and cocktails onboard.

Is there a dress code on the ship?

  • There is no dress code, but shirts and shoes are required in all dining areas.
  • Jam Cruise will feature different theme nights so you’ll want to pack a special costume for those too!

Will vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options be available?

  • Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options will be available at all meals.
  • You should tell the host of the restaurant and they will let your waiter know.
  • If you haven’t already, update the Dietary Request section of “Your Profile” in your Cloud 9 Account.

What are some of the Divina’s amenities?

Full Service Spa & Salon • Casino • Water Slide • Specialty Restaurants & Buffet • Multiple Bars, Lounges & Pop-Up Bars • Internet Cafe • Fully Equipped Fitness Center

How do I make a spa appointment?

  • Reserve spa appointments by calling or stopping by the Spa once you board the ship.

Is there WiFi on the ship?

  • Disconnecting is highly encouraged, however wireless access is available throughout the ship.
  • You can purchase an Internet package on your mobile device, laptop, or tablet once you board.
  • There is also an Internet Café on Deck 5 that is open 24 hours a day.
  • Rates will be available once on the ship.

Is there a Lost and Found?

  • Lost & Found is located at the Front Desk in the main lobby.
  • If you leave something behind on the ship, email MSC at [email protected]

What in-cabin amenities are there?

Interactive TV • Electronic Safe  • Mini-bar • Telephone • Hair Dryer  • Complimentary Hair and Body Wash • Vanity Area

Where can I keep my valuables?

  • Every cabin on the ship has an electronic safe.
  • We strongly suggest placing your passport, wallet, cash, and any other valuables inside as soon as you arrive onboard.
  • The event is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Are there any medical facilities on board?

  • In case of emergency, call the Front Desk.
  • A registered nurse with regular office hours is onboard.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, a qualified medical doctor is on call 24 hours a day.
  • Guests with any pertinent medical information or specific medication needs are asked to notify us in advance.
  • Event Safety is also available 24 hours a day with a variety of staff, including EMTs licensed in the US.

In case of an emergency back home, how can I be contacted onboard?

  • You will have the ability to add WiFi to stay connected during your trip. iMessage and WhatsApp are both great ways for your family and friends to stay in touch while you are away.
  • The Cloud 9 Team can be reached via email at [email protected] and we will try to help communicate.

Experience FAQ

What is the Jam Cruise 19 itinerary?

  • February 6: Embarkation in Miami, Florida
  • February 7: Day at Sea
  • February 8: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • February 9: Day at Sea
  • February 10: Grand Turk
  • February 11: Day at Sea
  • February 12: Disembarkation in Miami, Florida

When and where is all the music happening?

  • As in Jam Cruise tradition, music will kick off with a sail away party on the first day of the cruise, continuing nearly until dawn. Once Jam Cruise is at sea, music begins daily around 11:00 AM on the pool deck and essentially goes around the clock.
  • There are multiple stages – and you never know where a surprise set will pop up!

Is there assigned seating at the shows?

  • There is no assigned seating at any venue, but there are some open seating options available in certain venues.

When will the music schedule be released?

  • The schedule will be posted a few weeks before the event so stay tuned!

How many shows does each band play?

With the infamous Jam Cruise sit ins and revolving jam sessions, you never know exactly how many times your favorite musicians will preform!

  • Most bands onboard will be performing two scheduled shows
  • Bands with an (*) will only be performing one show

In addition to the shows, what else can I expect?

  • Fill your days with fun activities and connect with other fans – and the artists too!
  • Theme nights are a great way to express yourself and get creative during your trip.
  • Check out the activities and theme nights that have been announced and get ready for your trip to paradise!

Will any off-site excursions be available?

  • Yes, there will be excursion options available for purchase onboard.

How can I make my trip more impactful?

  • Our nonprofit partner Positive Legacy is committed to integrating live music and service.
  • Leave a Positive Legacy by taking actions that positively impact the communities we visit.
  • There will be different ways to participate during the event – including charity auctions, and a day of service, and more!
  • Keep an eye out for info as we get closer to our trip.

Covid FAQ

Will negative tests be required at check in?

  • UPDATED January 16, 2023 – We will no longer be requiring a negative Covid test to check in for Jam Cruise 19. If you don’t feel good, test yourself – and please do the right thing, don’t come onboard sick. If anything should change we will inform you immediately.
  • January 4, 2023 – At this time, providing a negative test result, regardless of vaccination status, taken within 72 hours of embarkation is required for all passengers boarding Jam Cruise 19.
  • August 29, 2022 – MSC’s most recent policy update states that US residents who are fully vaccinated – meaning they have completed the initial 2 dose regimen from Pfizer, Moderna or another generally accepted vaccine or a single dose of the J&J vaccine are no longer required to provide a negative test prior to embarkation. 
  • May 4, 2022 – a negative rapid antigen or PCR test taken 48 hrs or less before boarding is required to check in on the MSC Divina. More information will be sent to booked guests as we get closer to our sailing.

Will a Covid vaccine be required to attend?

  • UPDATED January 16, 2023 – Vaccination restrictions have been lifted to sail on Jam Cruise. However, if you are planning to debark in Turks and Caicos, you must show proof of vaccination (by providing your original physical vaccination card or certificate). Info on when / where to show your vaccination card will be provided in your Welcome Letter right before we set sail.
  • January 4, 2023 – MSC’s policies state that vaccination is no longer required to board the ship. If you are planning to debark in Turks and Caicos, you must show proof of vaccination (by providing your original vaccination card). Regardless of vaccination status, all guests must provide a negative test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation in order to sail on Jam Cruise 19.
  • August 29, 2022 – MSC’s policies states that vaccination is no longer required.  If you are vaccinated you must show proof of vaccination by providing your original vaccination card or certificate at check in.  If you are not vaccinated or cannot show required proof of vaccination you are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days of embarkation.  
  • May 4, 2022 – all passengers ages 5 and up sailing on the MSC Divina are required to be fully vaccinated. More information will be sent to booked guests as we get closer to our sailing.

What can I do to prepare?

  • Prior to sailing on Jam Cruise make sure to take care of yourself and elevate your health regimen.
  • Jam Cruise is a marathon not a sprint and we want to make sure you all make it onboard for our epic return to the open seas.

Will masks be required?

  • UPDATED January 16, 2023 – Masks are not currently required onboard however we encourage all our guests to do what makes them feel most comfortable.
  • Masks may be required during the event. We will update booked guests as we know more about conditions closer to the time of sailing.

What happens if I test positive for Covid on board?

  • If you are not feeling well, you should stay in your cabin and immediately call Reception. They will arrange for you to be tested for Covid-19.
  • If you test positive, you will be required to follow protocols set forth by MSC.

If I contract Covid just before the event, can I request a refund?

  • Jam Cruise 19 is non-refundable. We highly encourage all guests purchase a travel insurance policy.
  • There are many different policies out there to explore. We have done the legwork and offer policies that cover Covid related illness and a Cancel for Any Reason benefit.

If I become too nervous to travel after I purchasing a reservation, can I get a refund?

  • No. The event is non-refundable. If you feel concerned that you may change your mind and not want to attend, you should consider purchasing a travel insurance plan that offers Cancel For Any Reason benefits.

What happens if the event is postponed due to Covid-19?

  • If the event is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, you can hold onto your reservation and it will be honored for the rescheduled dates or you will be given the opportunity to request a refund.

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