Do I need to buy a dinner ticket AND a sightseeing ticket to get the full experience?

No, if you buy a dinner ticket, the sightseeing comes with it. If you buy the sightseeing ticket, you can still access the full bar, but dinner will not be included on the cruise.

How early do I need to arrive before the advertised cruise times?

It is recommended to arrive between 1/2 hour to 1 hour before dock departure times. 

Is parking free or pay?

Parking is always free. But it is somewhat limited. If you are part of a group, we ask that you try to carpool as much as possible to allow other guests room to park at the marina.

How can I see a rocket launch on the cruise?

We do not advertise specific “rocket viewing” cruise dates on our site. Yet as the frequency of rocket launches increases, the chances of being on a cruise during a launch also increases. Click below to see NASA’s schedule and book accordingly. You may just have a front row seat to a launch while cruising!

Are minors allowed on the cruise?

Yes, children below 18 years old are welcome on the cruise. We ask that minors and groups of minors  be accompanied by at least one adult. We do not recommend bringing very young children or babies on the cruise.

What happens if it looks like it will rain before the cruise?

Central Florida is famous for its summer downpours. Thankfully these usually do not last long and the cruise can go on as planned. Cruise boat Charlotte has an enclosed, climate controlled main deck. Guests on all tickets can stay out of the weather if some rain is encountered on the cruise. We are cruising in natural Florida after all!

Can cruises get cancelled due to bad weather?

Yes cruises can be cancelled by the Captain, at any time including up to actual departure, if unsafe conditions become possible. Brightline Cruises will notify you if your cruise is cancelled as soon as it is known. We do not cancel for rain chances, but cruises can be cancelled due to severe weather and lightning. You will then have the option to re-book your cruise or get a refund.