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LAST UPDATED: 13.03.2019



This little wiki is supposed to help you with all of your questions as a general guideline. We regularly update this wiki with the answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find your answer here, get in touch with us.

For planning your trip, we suggest you to arrive up to 3 days prior to the cruise in Las Palmas. Most cruisers will do so, to already get to know each other and to experience the capitol of one of the Canary Islands at its best.

We would also recommend to stick around our destination up to a few weeks or a month after the cruise so you have time to explore Portugal with us.
In order to find the best deals to get to Las Palmas and continue your travels from Portugal, we recommend flight search engines like Google flights, Skyscanner or Kiwi.



Our journey starts on the 6th April. The ship will leave at 9pm, check-in will be between 12:00pm and 5.00pm. The check-in process can take a while, so make sure you arrive early if you only make your way to Las Palmas on the day of departure.
If you check in, you can have free lunch on board.

This is the location of the port:
Gran Canaria
Muelle Santa Catalina
Terminal de Cruceros Las Palmas de G.C. s/n (35007)

The docks are right in front of the city center of Las Palmas. There is no terminal building and only limited facilities are available on the dock, but the shopping mall El Muelle is only 100 meters away in case you want to do some last minute shopping.
The old town, Vegueta, is 6 km to the south. To get to the port from there, use bus 12 or grab a taxi for about 6 euros.

We recommend having a printed version of your boarding documents on hand, as you might be asked to show them when entering the port territory.


We arrive in Lisbon at 09.00 in the morning on 12th April. We suggest not to make early flight arrangements because disembarkation can take a while. We will tell you all about the check-out process at our closing ceremony on the last evening.

This is the location of port:
Lisbon Cruise Terminal
Av. Infante Dom Henrique
Armazém B
1900-264 Lisboa

From the terminal, you can access the city center on foot.

In general we can encourage you to stick around for about two-four weeks after the cruise and discover Portugal together with us. For more details on our plans after arrival, scroll down to the ‘Meet-up Plans’ section.


We’ve put together a guide for you with all the essentials and need-to-knows about our plans before departure and after arrival. Check it out, make your own plans, and get started with organizing!


Right after your booking you received a confirmation e-mail including your order details and a link to pay the outstanding amount. Please review these details and pay the outstanding amount within the next 5 days after your booking. 

In case you can’t find the confirmation e-mail please check your promotions/spam folders before asking us to resend it to you.

We offer you 3 options to pay the outstanding balance:

1.Bank transfer – transaction fee within the EU is 0%

Please make sure that you refer to your order number in your transfer.
NAME: WebWorkTravel Gmbh
BANK: Kreissparkasse Halle
IBAN: DE60 4805 1580 0000 0606 24

2.Transferwise – transaction fee is 1%

Please make sure that you refer to your order number in your transfer.

BUSINESS NAME: WebWorkTravel Gmbh
ADDRESS: Am Laibach 17c, 33790 Halle, , Germany
BANK: Kreissparkasse Halle
IBAN: DE60 4805 1580 0000 0606 24

3.Credit card – transaction fee is 2-3%

If you would like to pay by credit card and you can’t find the payment link in your booking confirmation, simply send us an e-mail to and we will resend it to you.


We will send you your ticket 1-2 weeks before departure. Although Pullmantur implied that tickets on smartphones should be sufficient, we still recommend printing your tickets. It may also help when accessing the port territory.

Facebook Group

We have launched our official trip-related Facebook group, where you guys can connect, exchange travel plans, and get in touch with the speakers and workshop organizers. Please join the tribe here.



Make sure you check the current visa requirements in effect with your country of origin. Nomad Cruise cannot be held liable for insufficient visas. You must research if with your nationality you need a visa to enter the territory of the European Union and Morocco.

Neither Nomad Cruise nor Pullmantur can give a general guidance with regards to visa needs, as laws effective at the different ports may change at any time. Please consult with your embassy or research visa requirements on VisaHQ.


Nomad Cruise does not provide insurance with your ticket. You are obliged to insure that you have sufficient health, travel and accident insurance coverage. We mean it – medical assistance on board costs a fortune otherwise.


Luggage Restrictions

You may bring as much luggage on board as your flight company allows you to. You can’t bring your pet, your car or your bike. You will check your luggage in during check-in. It will then be dropped in front of your cabin door.

Packing List

We have been on seven cruises by now, and they all have been a little bit different. Our recommendations are based on our experience, and obviously, you know best what you will need on top of that.

For the Conference

  • Bring your own pens and paper. Yes, we’re all super digital and stuff, but honestly, taking notes on paper sometimes is just more convenient.
  • Bring your own power adapters (Type B and Type C)
  • Bring a multi-socket.
  • Bring all the material you may need for a meetup or mastermind session. We will provide the material for speakers of the curated program.

For Cruise Life

  • Bring jackets, wraps or thin scarves for the evening jam sessions on board.
  • You can wear what you wish to wear, however after 7 pm they don’t allow flip flops or bathing shorts in the restaurant. There will be at least one Captain’s Dinner, where many of the general passengers will dress up more or less glamorously. You choose whether or not you want to go all suit and tie or cocktail dress.
  • There have been themed nights before. ‘All white’, ‘Tropical’, ‘Pirates’, ‘Rock’n’Roll’, ’70ies’ and so on. We usually don’t stick to the rules more than necessary, but if you really care: prepare for this.
  • Bring one or two swimsuits. With all the networking and socializing and conference going on, you will enjoy some downtime at the pool.
  • Bring sunscreen and an umbrella – you never know which one you will need on a spring day.
  • Bring your own meds. We are not allowed to give out any medication. We recommend a carry-on pharmacy with bandaids, cold-meds, Ibuprofen, Voltaren, motion sickness meds, and the like. Bring hand sanitizer. Pullmantur puts up dispensers as well, and we highly encourage using it. In a narrow space like a boat, germs spread quickly, and it’s on you to do what you can to stay healthy. For the female members of the group, we recommend bringing tampons. Everything you have to buy on board will be ridiculously expensive. And parents: bring enough diapers.
  • Bring books, music, small board games.

For Gran Canaria

  • Gran Canaria, the second most populous of the Canary Islands, located off the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa, is noted for its rich variety of microclimates. Generally speaking spring is mild and sunny – it’s the perfect season for walking and hiking in the region. Bring clothes according to a 19°C daily average temperature.
  • The currency in Spain is Euros.

For Lisbon

  • Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate with mild springs. In April the daily maximum temperature is around 20 °C that can cool down to 12 °C during the nights so make sure you pack some extra layers too.
  • The currency in Portugal is Euros.

Speakers' Dinner

Two nights before departure (on the 4th April) we are organizing an exclusive dinner for speakers and workshop leaders. This special event is a great opportunity to get to know each other already before we set sail, and to engage in exciting conversations with fellow speakers.

Please book your flights accordingly – we can’t wait to see you there!


For planning your trip, we suggest you to arrive up to 3 days prior to the cruise in Las Palmas. Most cruisers will do so, to already get to know each other and to experience the Spanish beach town at its best.

We would also recommend to stick around our destination up to a few weeks or a month after the cruise so you have time to explore Portugal with us.

In order to find the best deals to get to Las Palmas and continue your travels from Portugal, we recommend flight search engines like Google flights, Skyscanner or Kiwi.

Accommodation in Las Palmas

If you arrive early and will stay in Las Palmas for a few days, head over to the Playa Las Canteras area, where colorful wooden boats dot the golden sands on the beach.

La Ventana Azul Hostel is located directly on the beach and has some great offers for dorm options. It is also equipped with a comfy lounge and high-speed internet to get some work done. HiTide Surf House is also sitting right on the beach, and offers some rooms for 2 besides the dorm options. 

Also check for current offers and if you would like to share an Airbnb you’re more than welcome to team up with other participants when we open our Facebook group 30 days prior to departure.

Farewell Party

It’s become a Nomad Cruise tradition to organize a farewell evening the night before departure. It’s a great opportunity to meet the first nomads so we highly recommend you to join. We will share all details about the party in our Facebook group that we open 30 days before departure.



There are three main meals. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style. There is a big variety of fruits, veggies, salads, meats, starchy sides and desserts. We dine in the à-la-carte restaurant. You can choose from a couple of different options for a three-course meal.

There is always at least one vegetarian option, and gluten and lactose free menus have also been implemented on board. In addition to the offers on this menu, the culinary team will be happy to adjust dishes from the daily regular menu to your dietary needs, always with a 24 hour in advance order to your Waiter/Maître.

If you are vegan, gluten and/or lactose intolerant, please let us know beforehand so we can communicate this to the ship and order your meals separately.

Drink Packages

All basic drinks on the cruise are included. However, you can enjoy high-end brands if you opt for the premium package that you can arrange to book on board at the reception.  

Wifi Quality

We won’t be spending more than one day on the high seas, so you can expect to have access to reliable internet and be able to work almost every day. As for the one sea day…well, let’s say the wifi is not exactly fiber optic. We faced a different situation on each trip, so it’s hard to make a general statement.

WiFi Rates

Cruising close to land and stopping frequently at amazing places also mean that roaming and/or reliable Wifi is available whenever we are on land. If you need internet access more often than that, the bad news is that Satellite Internet doesn’t come cheap. There is also an unlimited wifi plan available, and you can get online for €12/$14 per day. To get the unlimited pack, you will have to pay the €12/$14 per day for each day of the cruise from the first day you buy it until our arrival and can only access the wifi with one device at a time.


The ship does offer a laundry service, but it’s quite expensive. We suggest you wait for a special deal. Every couple of days Pullmantur offers a special for their participants. Calculate between €15-30 per medium load.

Land Excursions

We will have 4 stops during our trip: in Tenerife, Lanzarote, Casablanca and Cadiz. We have planned two amazing tours for our stop in Tenerife and in Lanzarote. Check out what’s on offer and book your favorite excursion in our store.  Seats are limited, so we can only guarantee you a spot if you book now! Just make sure you read our booking instructions at the top of the page before you do so.
Moreover we will have an official Nomad Cruise meeting point at every destination.

This will be our itinerary for the days on land:

  • Sunday 07/Apr/19 Tenerife, Canary Islands 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Monday 09/Apr/19 Lanzarote, Canary Islands 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 10/Apr/19 Casablanca, Morocco 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday 11/Apr/2019 Cadiz, Spain 8:00am – 3:00pm



We’ve launched our preliminary program and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Literally. Check it out and remember – this is only our preliminary program, there are more talks and workshops to be added!

You might know that the charm of our program is that it is stickily based on skill sharing. No one is invited to the cruise with the sole purpose of giving a speech, but instead we gather all the knowledge of our community members and carefully handpick the best speakers to share their expertise with us. And now, for the first time, we are designing our program around the topics that you really want to hear and learn about, and the events you’re most keen to participate in.

As we said earlier: the conference program is still in the making, so in order to make sure that the supply of the topics meets the demand, we need to get to know you a little better. So please click on this link and let us know what topics interest you the most and also let us know if you would like to contribute to the cruise as a speaker.

This year we don’t have an application process to become a speaker on board. Instead, we are matching the topics based on our participants’ needs. This is why you will find questions in the survey inquiring about your skills. All these questions are optional, you only need to answer them if you would like to contribute and give a gig on our next cruise. In case our community would like to hear about your expertise, we will contact you in the coming weeks. ;)


Meet-ups are the core of the self-organized part of the program. YOU decide what they look like and what they are about. You can use the communication walls on board to communicate your suggestion.


250 nomads make a pretty large group. Hence it is very important to us to break the ice early with networking games and interactive programs so that we can get to know each other better and faster.



The disembarkation can be about as dragging as the embarkation. You will have to place your big luggage items outside your cabin by 3 am on the last night before arrival. People check-out according to the color of their bag tag. All Nomads will have the same bag tag color. You need one tag for every bag. Bags without tag will automatically be transferred to the airport. Trust us, we have experience with that.
We will tell you all you need to know about the check-out process during our Closing Ceremony.

Meet-up Plans

If your schedule is flexible, we recommend you to book two-four additional weeks in your calendar and stick around in Portugal with us. In the first few days we will be gathering in the Alfama area of Lisbon.

More details on our after arrival plans will follow in a few weeks!


Do you miss any trip information?

We are constantly extending the trip-wiki, based on your mail requests. Please send a message here and we’ll answer as soon as we can and add it to the existing info here.