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  • Who are we ?
    BBLACK is a media group (TV and radio) founded and directed by Sébastien GADJARD, broadcast in 87 countries and territories for the promotion of black cultures for lovers of these cultures. BBLACK CRUISE was launched in 2017 with a very strong partnership with the shipping companies COSTA and MSC. BBLACK CRUISE 2024 is the 7th edition of this floating festival: MIAMI TRIP Edition. In 2019, BBLACK CRUISE received the “Special Theme Cruises Prize” distinction at the very prestigious international “Protagonisti del Mare” ceremony. ​ To contact us: > By email: > Telephone: +33 1 84 601 801 (Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) > Whatsapp: + 33 1 84 601 801 (calls and messages) > Chat on the site The website is published by BBLACK INTERACTIVE LLC. Publication director: Sébastien GADJARD. The travel agency is VOYAGE ATTITUDE: MARINE BAY shopping center, Montgérald 97290 LE MARIN SIRET 75104443900030 ATOUT FRANCE N° IM972120007. The general organization is provided by BBLACK INTERACTIVE LLC
  • How do I book my BBLACK CRUISE 2024?
    Simply: directly on the official BBLACK CRUISE website (only one reservation per cabin). Designate a “Captain” in charge of the reservation: Define the number of passengers per cabin (from 1 to 4 passengers) Choose a type of cabin : interior without porthole, exterior with sea view, balcony with private balcony or a suite depending on availability. Choose your cabin from availability. Complete the reservation form with the passport of each passenger preferably. However, if the passport needs to be changed or is not yet available, you will need to modify your reservation before 02/15/2024. Consider applying for ESTA (if you are in Europe, refer to the necessary travel documents). Each person pay their deposit (within 24 hours) and set up their payment plan Prepare your suitcase > Let's go, book now > at one of our partners travel agencies. We connect you here: PLEASE NOTE: BBLACK CRUISE is only for sale on the official website and from the approved partners mentioned above. Onboard events are strictly private. Festival-goers receive a boarding pass, allowing them access to private events on board and on the ground. The bracelet must be presented to our security at the entrance to each event.
  • What is included?
    Our packages are ALL INCLUSIVE. Included in all our offers: - Access to thePre cruise evening on April 4, 2024 (place and time to be announced soon) - Accommodation in apremium cabin on board MSC MAGNIFICA from April 5 to 8, 2024 - All-you-can-eat catering on board (full board) for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (gourmet dinner with the artists) -Unlimited XXL drinks package WITH and WITHOUT alcohol including: classic or selected international cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails and homemade mixed drinks, spirits (whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, tequila, brandy - one brand by type), house wines by the glass (red, white, sparkling, rosé), Heineken draft beer and Heineken bottled beer, fountain soft drinks, canned soft drinks, fruit juices by the glass and bottle, mineral water in bottle, classic hot drinks (espresso, cappuccino, coffee with milk, hot tea, hot chocolate). Easy MSC package, service charge on drinks included. - Access to all free amenities on board - Accommodation fees offered (45€) for any reservation before 10/20/2023 - stars in your eyes: this experience is unique! Not included in our offers. What is not mentioned in the paragraph “Included in our offers” in particular: - your personal expenses - optional insurance - transport costs to the port (plane and shuttle in particular) - catering and drinks for ground events - any hotel nights - possible fuel surcharge
  • Passport, ESTA, VISA: What do I need?
    Note that the passport is not necessary for reservation but essential to enter the United States. > French passports: PASSPORT valid until July 8, 2024 + ESTA > To apply for a passport: > To get an appointment near your home: > To apply for your ESTA: > We recommend that you take these steps as quickly as possible, if possible before booking. We invite you to consult the diplomatic and immigration agreements. American immigration demands: ESTA: Mandatory: PASSPORT WITH RESIDUAL VALIDITY OF 3 MONTHS (valid until 07/30/2024) + ESTA (linked to passport number (or a US VISA (double or multiple entry) if necessary instead of ESTA > > The residence permit currently being renewed is not considered valid. > We advise you to complete the administrative procedures before booking your stay. ​ Countries subject to ESTA : Germany, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, South Korea*, Denmark, Spain, Estonia*, Finland, France< /strong>, Greece*, Hungary*, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia*, Liechtenstein, Lithuania*, Luxembourg, Malta*, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic*, Saint -Marin, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia*, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom. *with a biometric passport VISA: Mandatory: PASSPORT WITH A RESIDUAL VALIDITY OF 6 MONTHS (valid until 10/30/2024) + VISA for the United States (double entry or multiple) Citizens of the countries listed below are exempt from the 6 month rule and can have a passport with a validity of 3 months + VISA: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados , Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon , Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, India,. Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo. Lebanon, Libya, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia. Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia. Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles,. South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay ,. Uzbekistan, Vatican (Holy See), Venezuela, Zimbabwe. ​ CUBA INFORMATION: American immigration informs that from July 7, 2023, all people eligible for ESTA and who have stayed in Cuba since January 12, 2021 will no longer be able to travel to the United States through the Immigration Program. Visa Free Travel (VWP), also known as ESTA. This restriction also applies to people who have dual nationality of a VWP member country and Cuba at the time they apply for ESTA. All those who visited the island before January 12, 2021 are not affected by this measure. Citizens of a country benefiting from the visa waiver program who have not been informed in advance of this new measure, must apply for a US visa well in advance: if the cruise is imminent, clients can request an emergency visa appointment at in indicating the date and purpose of travel, as well as information contained in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message regarding ESTA status. You will find all additional information in the following section: -waiver-program.html
  • How do I pay for my BBLACK CRUISE?
    Very simply. On the site, in one or more installments (deposit + monthly payments until 03/4/2024) by credit card: VISA, MASTERCARD, ELECTRON, AMERICAN EXPRESS > NB: Everyone pays for their cruise with their bank card. To pay for someone else, simply complete their “payment” section with your information. > After the 1st passenger (the captain) has paid his deposit, the other passengers have 48 hours to pay in turn. They receive an email with the payment link (check spam). For any questions, contact us at +33 1 84 601 801. In travel agencies in one or more installments (financing up to 10 months or deposit + monthly payments until 03/4/2024): by VISA, MASTERCARD, ELECTRON bank card, by check by holiday check and ANCV bank card cash To be put in direct contact with partner agencies, click here
  • This is my 1st BBLACK CRUISE. What are your advices ?
    First of all, we welcome you to the BBLACK family. Your welcome and support are our priority. No doubts, especially if it’s your first cruise! Before departure, we can be reached every day (until 8 p.m.) by telephone and WhatsApp at +33 1 84 601 801 to answer all your questions! On board, join the BBLACK CRUISE 2024 Whatsapp group and benefit from our advice for each event: short alerts for important appointments, videos of the route so you don't get lost on board... A question on board? Our teams can be reached by WhatsApp for any questions. An MSC correspondent remains at your disposal (in French) at any time A permanent presence is provided by our teams at the entrance to each event. BBLACK CRUISE ambassadors (our most loyal passengers) are on board to guide you. They are recognizable with their green neckline. The ship is sailing at night and every morning, discover a new dream stopover that you are invited to come down to visit. This is the advantage of cruising! On board, catering is provided: all you can eat breakfast all you can eat lunch snack as much as you like gastronomic dinner with the artists every evening (private restaurant) The drink is unlimited with and without alcohol. (note: the majority in the USA is 21) Regarding the ship, it is a 16-story floating hotel with several swimming pools and hot tubs, several bars and specialty restaurants, luxury stores,.... Entertainment is varied and includes a spectacular casino, a disco, a 4D cinema, a cigar lounge, a theater with 1,200 seats and live music in the bars and lounges. If you prefer a quieter evening, have a romantic drink under the stars. Are you worried about seasickness? Even if the weather is not always predictable, it is a cruise liner whose formidable stability is not comparable to inter-island shuttles in the West Indies or small boats. It is a sea giant weighing several thousand tons. After a few hours, you will have forgotten that you are at sea. Have lots of fun, in total XXL safety, without worrying about hitting the road. We watch over you at all times until you return to your cabin (ideal for ladies!) ​ In conclusion: You are never alone!
  • We are in a group. Do we have any advantages?
    The advantage of being in a group is that you can take advantage of multiple cabins, that is to say sharing a cabin with several people. You can then be up to 4 per cabin, depending on availability. This allows you to benefit from a preferential rate. ​ From 10 passengers, you benefit from a personalized welcome. Please contact us on +331 84 601 801 (group option) to benefit from your tailor-made support. ​ Your group takes time to decide: Be the first and the others will follow! If there is a risk that passengers will change, the 1st change per cabin is offered. Besides, if you come for a special occasion (birthday, bachelorette party, bachelorette party, divorce, marriage proposal, etc.), our "GROUPS" team will be delighted to accompany you with special attentions. Contact us on +33 1 84 601 801 /
  • What should I do if I am alone?
    You are traveling alone, you have two solutions: > Share your cabin with another festival-goer. Register on the Whatsapp group provided for this purpose, chat and find the one you need. Click here: > Take your cabin alone: Single interior cabin: €1550 (€550 deposit) Single exterior cabin: €1,675 (€575 deposit) Single balcony cabin: €1800 (€600 deposit)
  • Should I be vaccinated against COVID-19?
    No. Vaccination is not compulsory. No need for a PCR or antigen test.
  • What about flight and hotel?
    2 solutions are available to you: or book your flights and hotels on your own. Please note: We strongly recommend that you arrive no later than 04/04/2024 because the BEFORE CRUISE evening awaits you in the middle of the evening, and leave no earlier than 04/08/2024 at 6 p.m. Also note that new companies provide direct flights from Paris, Saint Martin or Haiti. either opt for a packaged FLIGHT + HOTEL + PAYMENT FACILITIES offer offered by our partner travel agencies. You can question them here:
  • Should I take out insurance?
    This is not mandatory but strongly recommended for the United States. Indeed, in addition to reimbursement in the event of an unforeseen event (see conditions), it is especially necessary for unforeseen health issues. We only offer you one insurance: multi-risk. Prices for residents in France for a cruise in the United States: For an interior cabin: €80/person For an exterior cabin: €90/person For a balcony cabin: €99/pers For single cabins: €170 Subscription is only possible upon reservation.
  • How do I modify a reservation?
    Very simply by contacting us on +33 1 84 601 801. Cabin type modification fees are free in the event of an upgrade and other modifications are subject to charges. Also note that modifications are possible until 02/15/2024 (in the event of a change in Valentin-e MDR).
  • I have already done at least 2 "BBLACKCRUISE". Am I a BBLACK ambassador?
    Indeed. Once you have completed 2 BBLACK CRUISE cruises, you move to “Ambassador” status. What does it involve and what are your advantages? This special status allows you to actively contribute to the establishment of future cruises. You can suggest your themes, destinations, artists and DJs. You book your cruise always at the best price (introductory rate) no matter when you book. For you, accommodation costs and tips are always offered for this departure. You can even go for free by sponsoring your loved ones (who have never done BBLACK CRUISE) and let them benefit from advantageous rates (30€ paid into your BBLACK* account per godson and 30€ discount on sponsored cabin) On board, you enjoy a private concert and a welcome gift upon your arrival. We also give you your recognizable lanyard because your mission is to support the new ones! You are the pillars of the BBLACK family. And to thank you all year long, win your invitations for one of our partner events! A question? Call us right away at +33184601801 *BBLACK account: expenses made on the site valid for 12 months.
  • Who are the partner travel agencies?
    You can be put in touch more simply and more efficiently by clicking here: > In mainland France: DISCOUNT TICKETS / CRUISES 4 rue Gomboust 75001 PARIS Tel: +33140151509 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Note that this agency offers FLIGHT + HOTEL packages from PARIS, SAINT-DENIS, CAYENNE, TORONTO, HAITI and MONTREAL. > In Guadeloupe: PENCHARD VOYAGES Penchard Voyages Agency Several agencies (Basse-Terre, Jarry, Moule) Tel: 0590 811 800 Note that this agency offers FLIGHT + HOTEL packages from POINTE-A-PITRE and SAINT MARTIN. > In Martinique: TRAVEL ATTITUDE MARINE BAY Shopping Center Montgerald 97290 THE SAILOR Tel: 0974560812 (price of a local call) Note that this agency offers FLIGHT + HOTEL packages from FORT DE FRANCE. NAYARADOU TRAVEL AGENCY 20 Balata road 97234 FORT DE FRANCE Tel: 0596501313
  • Boarding, life on board and stopovers?
    Boarding on MSC MAGNIFICA takes place on Friday April 5, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Miami Cruise Port. MIAMI (Port of Miami): 1015 N America Way, Miami, FL 33132​ Miami International Airport (MIA) 15Km / 9 miles / 20 mins Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) 40Km / 25 miles / 40 mins We recommend that you be there the day before (April 4). The disembarkation takes place on April 8, 2024 from 10 a.m. Plan to return from 6 p.m. Just before boarding, our teams will give you your BBLACK CRUISE PASS, which is essential for access to events on board and on the ground. Suitcase level, you can bring back up to 2 suitcases of 30Kg each. But, we take into account that many festival-goers have to take the plane. So, evening outfits and disguises are light and not bulky. Regarding stopovers : 5/04: MIAMI boarding between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 6/04: KEY WEST (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is a wonderful island a few hours from Miami. You will be able to see Cuba if the weather permits. 7/04: NASSAU BAHAMAS (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). A stopover not to be missed. Visit Atlantis, the largest water park in the Caribbean. 8/04: MIAMI disembarkation around 10 a.m. Note that on 4/04, enjoy the grand opening party at a Miami club. On April 8, do not plan to return before 6 p.m.
  • Promo Code and Discounts: How to use them?
    > Simply. Simply enter the PROMO CODE in the box provided when booking exclusively on the site (not in the agency). The price will be automatically updated. Discounts apply to the balance after the deposit. > I benefit from a special reduction but I do not have a promo code: Contact us on +33 1 84 601 801 with your reservation number. We will be happy to help you. Note that we can only act on an effective reservation on our site. > Please note, discounts cannot be combined. Only one promo code per reservation is possible.
  • What about children on board?
    First of all, note that the BBLACK CRUISE is intergenerational and we expect the whole family. For children under 12 years old, they automatically benefit from a €100 discount on the 3rd and 4th beds in the cabin (triple and quadruple cabins). Children of all ages – including teenagers – will love the activities specially organized for them on board MSC Magnifica. And the Club, with its dedicated activity programs, is ideal for helping to break the ice and make friends. Open every day until midnight*. *times may vary.
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