Top Questions

What is TFC?

The Fashion Cruise is the most luxurious world-wide fashion event to ever embrace the Atlantic seas. TFC is reinventing the global fashion experience and attracting industry influences from around the world. Fashion, Travel, Glamour, and Entertainment are just a few words that describe this “titanic” fashion affair. Just imagine all the famed fashion events are now on the newest luxury cruise lines by Norwegian. Theses ships will cruise to exotic destinations, this is the reality of The Fashion Cruise.

The Fashion Cruise is bridging the gap and connecting continents through the “Power of Fabric and Fashion” by introducing, “Fashion On the Sea”. Breakaway on these exclusive fashion adventures which gives industry professionals the opportunity to showcase their collections, network with designers and buyers all while representing the seven continents of the world. There will be boutique trunk shows, the largest international photo shoots at breathtaking location throughout the islands and more.

“Evolution” is another word that describes the TFC! We are uniting the fashion industry on common ground or sea. We will host New York, London, Paris, Africa and so many other wonderful places which have been known for their renowned fashion events. We will begin the global fashion journey that will create its own epic center, thus, its own Fashion continent on the sea.

What does the price of the TFC include?

In addition to access to industry networking events, presentations, cruise activities and entertainment, the price of your room may also includes some of the following TFC activities:

  • Welcome Event
  • Sponsor Breakfast
  • Media Brunch
  • Diamonds and Deals Seminar
  • Poolside Trunk Shows
  • Ship Fashion Shows
  • After-Parties
  • Fashion Networking Events
  • Fashion Dinner
  • Fashion Lounge
  • Fashion Art Exhibit
  • Fashion Scavenger Hunt
  • Masquerade Beach Party
  • Designer 2 Designer Forum
  • Trunk Shows
  • Beach Glam Sessions
  • Fashion on Ice
  • Beach Fashion Event
  • Island photo shoots

Note: Some scheduled events are excursions and/or space is limited. Additional fees may apply.


Not included are:

  • Taxes, port charges, ticketing and gratuities ($300.00 per person)
  • Bingo.
  • Spa services at Vista Spa & Fitness Center
  • Palo Specialty restaurant.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Sodas at bars.
  • Bottled water.
  • Nursery services.
  • Any meals, events or tours in the Port.
  • Dry cleaning services.
  • Internet and ship-to-shore telephone calls.
  • Airfare.
  • Ground transportation.
  • Travel insurance (available through TFC).

How do I make a reservation?

Placing a reservation is easy! You can book a cabin online using the  Book Now link, or by calling our Cruise Representatives.

What information will I need to book my cabin?

Cabin Selection: During booking you will select your desired cabin category and occupancy, so check out the pricing page.  You will select your exact room assignment, so also check out the Norwegian Breakaway deck plans on that page.

Naming Guests: If you are traveling with a specific guest, you can add your guest’s name to ensure you are placed in the same cabin.

NOTE:  See “Can I make changes to my reservation?” Contact NYFC for more details.  You are obligated for the full cruise fare of your cabin selection.   If you wish to add guests beyond the capacity of the occupancy level you select during the reservation process you may do so based on availability for the additional cruise fare associated with the transaction.

Multiple Credit Card Payments: If you are paying with multiple credit cards, you will need all of the credit card numbers (with expiration date and card verification number) as well as the name and billing addresses for each card.

How will the TFC onboard the cruise ship be different from a traditional cruise experiences?

This is The Fashion Cruise with all of the activities (fashion shows, panel discussions, trivia, dancing, music and theme activities) that you’ve come to expect on The Fashion Cruise.

We have chosen our host Norwegian Cruise Line because they are world-renowned for their hospitality, accommodations, service and styling. Plus, the ship’s venues, technical equipment & technical crew are among the best available for the type of experience that TFC provides.

How does automatic billing work?

Enroll in automatic billing, and relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically.  When you book, we’ll calculate an even monthly payment plan and you’ll choose the day of the month you want your payments to be processed.  It’s that easy!

How do I let someone add me to their reservation?

To let someone add you to their reservation, you’ll need to contact TFC to add additional passengers to Your Approved Passengers list.  Once updated,  you’re all set, the passenger can now add you as a guest in their cabin!

How does travel insurance work?

TFC offers you a leading travel insurance plan through our partnership with Travel Insured International. Travel Insured specializes in providing quality coverage and superior customer care and claim service to our TFC guests. When you add our plan to your trip, you protect yourself from your policy’s effective date through your return home. Your prepaid trip costs are protected against Trip Cancellation or Interruption due to an unforeseen accident or illness to you, your traveling companion or a family member. You also receive Emergency Medical Protection, Baggage Protection, Travel Accident Protection and Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance available 24/7 during your trip.

Remember that sometimes unwelcome events occur to disrupt great trips:

  • You are protected, up to full trip cost, if bad weather causes your common carrier to cease operating for 24 hours or more.
  • Illness or injury to you or a traveling companion or immediate family member causing you to cancel or interrupt your trip.
  • Missed Connection coverage can pay your expenses (up to $500) to rejoin the cruise or tour when you miss the departure due to a three-hour or more flight delay.
  • Emergency Medical Expense covers you if you need treatment in a foreign hospital for a sudden illness or accident. We guarantee your admission!
  • Trip Cancellation can cover terrorist events, a job layoff (if employed for 1 or more year) or jury duty.*
  • Assistance will be there if you lose medications or a passport, or need help canceling lost credit cards.

This coverage must be purchased before your final payment due date. Coverage for all benefits except trip cancellation will begin on the departure date. The trip cancellation benefit will begin at 12:01 AM on the day after Travel Insured receives your application. For pre-existing conditions to be covered you need to purchase Insurance within 21 days of your deposit (other restrictions apply).

Travel Insured also offers Cancel For Any Reason 50% Protection. The Cancel for Any Reason option is only available when specifically requested on the original application and the appropriate premium has been paid. The Cancel For Any Reason benefit must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit. This benefit allows the insured to receive a refund of up to 50% of covered trip costs on reservations cancelled up to 48 hours prior to departure for any reason outside of the covered circumstances.

This is a summary only containing highlights of the plan.  We know you might have questions about what is and is not covered so we encourage you to call Travel Insured at 1-866-684-0218 and specify you are calling about The Fashion Cruise Travel Protection.

What if I want to book a single occupancy cabin?

Guests traveling by themselves in their own cabin are responsible for the double-occupancy rate of the cabin. Single occupancy cabins will be charged Taxes and Fees for only one guest, and will receive a discount of $199.00 off the second cruise fare.

If you place your single occupancy reservation online please contact us upon completion so we can add the single occupancy discount.

Note: Due to the stateroom configuration on the Breakaway we are not able to offer a roommate match program this year.

What about special dietary needs?

If you have any food allergy or a dietary requirement that requires Kosher meals or gluten-free food product, please advise a Norwegian Reservations Agent, or your Travel Agent, Queendom Ink at the time of booking. Obtaining the product for many of these requests requires 30-days notice prior to sailing, and we want to ensure that we are able to fulfill your request. We cannot guarantee Kosher Meal requests made within 30 days of sail date.

For the protection of all of our guests, it is not permissible to bring aboard any food items that would require preparation by the ship’s staff, or food items that would require cold storage in our kitchen facilities.

What time do I board the ship on embarkation day and in ports of call?

Arrival at the Cruise Terminal:

For your comfort and convenience, we recommend that guests who have not completed their Online Check-In arrive at the cruise terminal no later than two (2) hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time printed on your cruise documents. Guests who have completed their Online Check-In should arrive at the terminal no later than one (1) hour prior to the scheduled embarkation time printed on your cruise documents. We STRONGLY recommend guests complete their Online Check-In at least four (4) days prior to sailing.

Final Boarding Time:

In order to facilitate the embarkation process and the processing of your eDocs, and to comply with new government regulations governing departure manifest, all guests are required to complete Online Check-In at least one day prior to sailing and must complete check-in at the cruise terminal and be onboard the ship no later than one hour prior to the departure time noted on their cruise documents or they will not be permitted to sail. Please note guests who have not filled out their Online Check-In must arrive at port two (2) hours prior to sailing. Any late arriving guest may join the ship at an approved port of call in the scheduled itinerary. Such guest will be responsible for all applicable fees and travel expenses to that subsequent port of call.

Boarding Time in Ports of Call:

In all ports of call, it is also the guest’s responsibility to be back onboard the ship no later than one (1) hour prior to the ship’s scheduled departure time. Please be aware that shipboard time may differ from the port of call and it is the guest’s responsibility to follow the shipboard time. In the event a guest misses the ship, it will be the guest’s responsibility to pay all expenses incurred to rejoin the ship.

What can't I bring onboard?

Passenger is not allowed to bring on board the vessel any intoxicating liquors/beverages*, firearms, weapons of any kind, ammunition, explosive substances or any goods of a dangerous nature, nor animals of any kind, except service or guide animals, provided the passenger notifies Carrier prior to the cruise of his intention to bring such animal and agrees to take sole responsibility for any expense, damage, injuries or losses associated with or caused by such animal.

*For more information read our FAQ “What about alcohol consumption and wine corkage?

How many suitcases can I bring?

Each person is allowed up to two pieces of personal luggage on board, with each piece weighing a maximum of 50 pounds. However, if passengers are traveling by air, they need to check with the airline for specific restrictions.

Before You Book

Can I sail if I am pregnant?

Women who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy as of their embarkation date will be refused passage due to safety concerns. Neither a physician’s medical statement nor a waiver of liability will be accepted. In addition, Norwegian Cruise Line cannot be held responsible or liable for any complications relating to pregnancy at any stage.

When should I plan to arrive and depart from the port?

Arrival at the Cruise Terminal:

For your comfort and convenience, we recommend that guests who have not completed their Online Check-In arrive at the cruise terminal no later than two (2) hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time printed on your cruise documents. Guests who have completed their Online Check-In should arrive at the terminal no later than one (1) hour prior to the scheduled embarkation time printed on your cruise documents. We STRONGLY recommend guests complete their Online Check-In at least four (4) days prior to sailing.

Final Boarding Time:

In order to facilitate the embarkation process and the processing of your eDocs, and to comply with new government regulations governing departure manifest, all guests are required to complete Online Check-In at least one day prior to sailing and must complete check-in at the cruise terminal and be onboard the ship no later than one hour prior to the departure time noted on their cruise documents or they will not be permitted to sail. Please note guests who have not filled out their Online Check-In must arrive at port two (2) hours prior to sailing. Any late arriving guest may join the ship at an approved port of call in the scheduled itinerary. Such guest will be responsible for all applicable fees and travel expenses to that subsequent port of call.

Boarding Time in Ports of Call:

In all ports of call, it is also the guest’s responsibility to be back onboard the ship no later than one (1) hour prior to the ship’s scheduled departure time. Please be aware that shipboard time may differ from the port of call and it is the guest’s responsibility to follow the shipboard time. In the event a guest misses the ship, it will be the guest’s responsibility to pay all expenses incurred to rejoin the ship.

What is the cruise itinerary?

Please Note:

  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

Please choose your DESTINATION to view itinerary.

Placing Reservations

How do I make a reservation?

Placing a reservation is easy! You can book a cabin online using the Book Now link, or by calling our Cruise Representatives.

What information will I need to book my cabin?

Cabin Selection:

During booking you will select your desired cabin category and occupancy, so check out the pricing page.  You will select your exact room assignment, so also check out the Disney Magic’s deck plans on that page.

Guest Permission:

If you were a Lead Passenger on a prior event and are sailing with the same guests, your guests will be in a dropdown list for you to add to your cabin

Naming Guests:

You can add your guests later but fees may apply.  See “Can I make changes to my reservation?” Contact TFC for more details.  You are obligated for the full cruise fare of the occupancy level you select during the reservation process even if you do not add guests to fill your entire cabin.  If you wish to add guests beyond the capacity of the occupancy level you select during the reservation process you may do so based on availability for the additional cruise fare associated with the transaction.

Multiple Credit Card Payments:

If you are paying with multiple credit cards, you will need all of the credit card numbers (with expiration date and card verification number) as well as the name and billing addresses for each card.

How does travel insurance work?

TFC offers you a leading travel insurance plan through our partnership with Travel Insured International. Travel Insured specializes in providing quality coverage and superior customer care and claim service to our TFC guests. When you add our plan to your trip, you protect yourself from your policy’s effective date through your return home. Your prepaid trip costs are protected against Trip Cancellation or Interruption due to an unforeseen accident or illness to you, your traveling companion or a family member. You also receive Emergency Medical Protection, Baggage Protection, Travel Accident Protection and Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance available 24/7 during your trip.

Remember that sometimes unwelcome events occur to disrupt great trips:

  • You are protected, up to full trip cost, if bad weather causes your common carrier to cease operating for 24 hours or more.
  • Illness or injury to you or a traveling companion or immediate family member causing you to cancel or interrupt your trip.
  • Missed Connection coverage can pay your expenses (up to $500) to rejoin the cruise or tour when you miss the departure due to a three-hour or more flight delay.
  • Emergency Medical Expense covers you if you need treatment in a foreign hospital for a sudden illness or accident. We guarantee your admission!
  • Trip Cancellation can cover terrorist events, a job layoff (if employed for 1 or more year) or jury duty.*
  • Assistance will be there if you lose medications or a passport, or need help canceling lost credit cards.

This coverage must be purchased before your final payment due date. Coverage for all benefits except trip cancellation will begin on the departure date. The trip cancellation benefit will begin at 12:01 AM on the day after Travel Insured receives your application. For pre-existing conditions to be covered you need to purchase Insurance within 21 days of your deposit (other restrictions apply).

Travel Insured also offers Cancel For Any Reason 50% Protection. The Cancel for Any Reason option is only available when specifically requested on the original application and the appropriate premium has been paid. The Cancel For Any Reason benefit must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit. This benefit allows the insured to receive a refund of up to 50% of covered trip costs on reservations cancelled up to 48 hours prior to departure for any reason outside of the covered circumstances.

This is a summary only containing highlights of the plan.  We know you might have questions about what is and is not covered so we encourage you to call Travel Insured at 1-866-684-0218 and specify you are calling about The Fashion Cruise Travel Protection.

How do I purchase cruise or travel insurance?

You may purchase travel insurance while placing your reservation online or by calling The Fashion Cruise Guest Services after your reservation has been placed. Insurance is sold per person and based of the amount you’d like covered (minimum coverage is the per person cost of the cabin plus all taxes and fees). You may also call TFC to request additional coverage for other non-cruise travel, such as airfare and deposits on ground or hotel.

For a complete list of rates and coverage details please visit www.thefashioncruise.com/insurance. Please note that the CFAR benefit (CANCEL FOR ANY REASON) is in addtion to the standard policy and allows a refund of up to 50% of the non-refundable Trip Cost for reservations that are canceled without a covered reason up until 48 hours prior to sailing. This benefit must be purchased within 21 days of trip purchase.

What are the age requirements for TFC?

Guests are required to be 21 years old as of December 8 to travel in their own cabin.  Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied in the same stateroom by an individual 25 years or older. The exceptions to this policy are:

Guests under the age of 21 traveling with a parent or guardian in an accompanying stateroom.

Married minor couple – The booking must be documented that the couple is married. The couple must have proof of marriage at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund.

Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union minor couple – The booking must be documented that the couple are legal Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union. The couple must have legal proof of partnership/union at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund.

Guest ages will be verified at embarkation. Guests not conforming to this policy will be denied boarding and assessed a 100% cancellation penalty. NO exceptions will be made at embarkation.

What if I want to book a single occupancy cabin?

Guests traveling by themselves in their own cabin are responsible for the double-occupancy rate of the cabin. Single occupancy cabins will be charged Taxes and Fees for only one guest, and will receive a discount of $199.00 off the second cruise fare.

If you place your single occupancy reservation online please contact us upon completion so we can add the single occupancy discount.

What is the payment schedule?

Payment schedules will vary per guest.  However, all non-refundable deposits for all cabins must be received no later than 30 days before departure.  Each guest will receive individual schedules.  All scheduled payments must be made on time.  If payments are not made on time, guest will forfeit their reservations and the cabin will be released to another guest.  Past due payments are subject to a $35 late fee. Late fees in excess of $70, will result in forfeiture of reservation.

Special Needs

How can I receive more information about accommodations for Guests with disabilities?

If you would like to receive additional information or request accommodations for Guests with disabilities, please discuss your needs with the reservationist at the time of booking. For more information online, please visit Norwegian Cruise Line Guests with Disabilities page.

Are there wheelchair-accessible staterooms available?

Yes. Norwegian Cruise Line offers staterooms and suites equipped for Guests with disabilities. Features include: minimum of 32-inch doorways, ramped bathroom thresholds, open bed frames, added phones in the bathroom and nightstand, bathroom and shower handrails, fold-down shower seats, hand-held shower heads, lowered towel and closet bars, and Emergency Call Buttons. All staterooms are non-smoking. Please note that Guests requiring a wheelchair throughout their cruise must make provisions for the use of that wheelchair prior to the cruise.

What about accessible cruising?

Norwegian believes that the fun and excitement of Freestyle cruising should be able to be enjoyed by everyone. That’s why we are committed to providing all of our guests the freedom of choice to cruise your way. In order to assist you with any special requirements you may have, Norwegian has a seasoned group of cruise professionals who are specifically trained to meet your needs through our dedicated toll free number for accessible travel (866-584-9756). Norwegian’s team of Access Coordinators at the Access Desk have experience in furthering Norwegian’s mission to provide a safe and accessible cruise experience for all guests with special requirements to the extent that is feasible. The Access Desk Coordinators will discuss with you your needs and expectations for your cruising experience. You or your travel agent will be contacted so that we can try to meet your needs prior to your cruise as soon as we receive your Special Accommodation Requirements Information form available from our Access Desk.

In order to make your cruise experience as enjoyable as possible and so that we can try to meet your specific needs, call 1-866-584-9756 (voice), fax (305) 468-2171, send an email to accessdesk@ncl.com or have your travel agent contact us.

Automatic Billing

How does automatic billing work?

Enroll in automatic billing, and relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically.  When you book, we’ll calculate an even monthly payment plan and you’ll choose the day of the month you want your payments to be processed.  It’s that easy!

What are the advantages of automatic billing?

It’s convenient. Payments are automatic and evenly divided. No chance of forgetting to pay and being assessed a late fee. In short, it’s the #1 most requested feature is now at your fingertips!

What if my balance changes?

If your reservation balance changes (for instance, if you add a guest or upgrade your cabin), we’ll adjust the payment amounts on your payment plan and notify all guests via email. Your payment dates won’t change.

How many payments will I have and when will they be due?

Payments will be monthly on the day of the month you choose.  The number of payments is based on how many months there are from the time you book to the final payment date (30 days prior to departure).  You will see your exact payment plan while you enroll.

What if a credit card is declined at the time of processing?

When a credit card is declined at the time of processing, an email will be sent to guests in the cabin asking that they call in to update their credit card information within 7 days.  After 7 days, the automatic billing plan may be cancelled.

Can multiple people in a cabin do automated billing?

No.  Since an automatic billing plan is for the entire balance of the cabin, there may not be more than one automatic billing plan per cabin.” Needs to now read “Yes. Each guest is responsible for their own cabin fees. Each individual guest with a reservation will be responsible for making sure minimum payments are met.  Each guest will receive a reminder invoice to make their own payment for their share of the cabin with their own credit card information.
When making the reservation, the guest will pay for only their portion of the minimum initial deposit, but the reservation must be brought current within the scheduled time frame, thus adhering to the required payment schedule.

How does TFC keep my credit card information safe?

TFC’s credit card processing company complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), a set of comprehensive requirements developed by the major card brands to facilitate consistent data security measures. In order to protect your information, TFC does not store your credit card information, but for guests enrolled in automatic billing our credit card processing company does.

Manage Reservations

How do I make a payment?

Payments will be made online via invoicing.  You will receive a reminder invoice via email prior to the payment due date.  Each invoice will include the total due and provide step-by-step instructions on how to make payment.

What if I miss a payment?

  • One week after missing a scheduled payment date, a late fee of $35 is added to the reservation.
  • Three weeks after missing a scheduled payment date, a final notice of impending cancellation is sent, and the reservation may be cancelled by Queendom Ink within 7 days.
  • If you are unable to make a payment as scheduled, please contact Queendom Ink PRIOR to the payment due date.  In extreme circumstances, alternate payment schedules may be arranged. Alternate payment schedules are solely at the discretion of Queendom Ink.  Defaulting on alternate payment arrangements will result in immediate cancellation of your reservation.

Can each roommate make their own payment?

Each individual guest with a reservation will be responsible for making sure minimum payments are met.  Each guest will receive a reminder invoice to make their own payment for their share of the cabin with their own credit card information.

When making the reservation, the guest will pay for only their portion of the minimum initial deposit, but the reservation must be brought current within the scheduled time frame, thus adhering to the required payment schedule.

Can I make changes to my reservation?

Any guest can request to change or remove existing guests, or to upgrade to a higher priced category.  Downgrading your cabin to a cabin of lesser value is not allowed. The guest  must request these changes by phone or email.  In some cases a Reservation Change Form may be required.  This form can be requested via email, book@thefashioncruise.com.

Any changes to guest reservations are subject to a service change fee of $250, and will require a signed Reservation Change Form.

ALL names must be received 60 days in advance.  Each reservation is allowed one free name change prior to 45 days before departure.  Additional changes prior to that date are subject to a $50 administrative fee per change.

Any changes, including adding unnamed guests made 30 days before departure, but more than one week before the cruise are $75 per change. Any changes, including adding unnamed guests made within a week of the cruise are $100 per change. Changes or additions made within the week prior to sailing must be done in person at check-in, and may incur a fee up to $250 per change.

How do I add a guest to my reservation?

If you are a guest with an existing reservation you can add a guest  by completing a Reservation Change form.  Please submit your request for the form to book@thefashioncruise.com

Once updated, they’ll appear in the Authorized Guests list.

What is the official cancellation policy?

ALL DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  If you wish to protect your investment, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.  We’ve teamed up with Travel Insured to offer a standard insurance policy which offers all necessary coverages.

Travel Insured’s standard policy will reimburse cancellations at 100% of monies paid for covered cancellation reasons.*

Travel Insured’s Cancel For Any Reason add-on policy will reimburse up to 50% of monies paid when canceling for any reason not covered by the standard policy when cancelled at least 48 hours prior to sailing.*

*To review both insurance coverage policy details, please click here.  If you have cruise insurance and need to cancel for a covered condition, you can make a claim with Travel Insured to recover any lost payments.