Questions & Answers​​

  1. Why do people scatter cremains at sea?
    Each individual can find or create a personal sense of meaning, symbolism and significance in the scattering cremains at sea. Some general symbolism of the scattering of remains are letting go of your loved one of a "free spirit" personality; letting go of your grief; liberation or freedom; freeing the loved one's soul; a connection to a particular place or returning your loved to the earth "Circle of Life".
  2. Do I have to make a reservation or appointment?
    Yes. Dignity at Sea is available by telephone and/or email, to schedule a time and date for the cruise. Once the reservation is confirmed, the client will be provided with "Confirmation Email" with date, time, directions, parking availability, hotels, local restaurants etc….
  3. How many passengers can Dignity at Sea accommodate and cost?
    Whether your group is small or large, Dignity at Sea will make every effort to accommodate. Price will vary depending on several factors, the port you depart from, number of guest attending, length and time of trip and additions, which is why we do not list our prices. Be assured, the reasonable quote you receive will be total cost with NO HIDDEN FEES.
  4. Are Cruises available on the weekends?
    Absolutely.... DAS cruises are available Seven (7) days a week. Please note, weekends are in high demand, and book quickly, since it’s more convenient for most people to gather for an event.
  5. What is the best times of the year to schedule a charter in Florida?
    OFFSHORE CRUISES - Attended Memorial Cruises - Weather is best during March thru October. All though, on many occasions, the weather offshore has great cruising days during November thru February. RIVER CRUISES - It's the best year round in Florida.
  6. Is sending the cremains by US Postal Service a proven and reliable method?
    Yes, it has been proven to be the best, fastest and most reliable method. Most cremated remains are shipped to us via registered mail. The use of United States Postal Service’s registered mail is by far the most secure form of transportation. The shipment is protected by the United State Government and guarded in a government facility to assure the safety and protection of the cremated remains.
  7. How are the cremations dispersed from the boat into the ocean?
    The Captain/Mate, with voluntary assistance from a family or friend, release the cremated remains directly into the ocean. Some families prefer biodegradable urns which are laid onto the ocean and slowly disappears and disburses cremated remains.
  8. Would our family and guest’s be the only ones on the vessel at the time of cruise?
    Absolutely.... At the time of confirmation, the vessel is exclusively reserved for you, family and guests only. The 50ft motor yacht is stocked with features including a full galley, refrigerator, ice maker, staterooms, salon, bathrooms, two enclosed decks creating lots of lounge area and open bow for those who enjoy the breeze and sunshine. The stereo system can be heard from any point on the vessel.
  9. Can you accommodate special requests?
    Dignity at Sea, can accommodate most request. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to accommodate wheelchairs. Many families attending scattering cruises, like to perform an intimate service on land, for all to attend, then selected family/friends board and proceed offshore. Music, poems, prayers, readings, humorous stories, written messages, toast with spirit libations or a clergy -- is all welcomed.
  10. What areas of the Atlantic Ocean does Dignity at Sea provide services?
    Home port cruise area is Ponce Inlet, Florida. Dignity at Sea also provides services to the following areas: Jacksonville, St Augustine, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida for an additional cost.
  11. How and when is payment made?
    "Unattended" Memorial Cruise- money order or cashier check must be enclosed with cremains, if shipping. "Attended" Memorial & River Cruises - We accepts final payment upon completion of services. Currently, we only accepts cash, money order, cashier's check made payable: DIGNITY AT SEA, LLC
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