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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a passport?
    If your cruise is departing the United States, a Birth Certificate or Passport will clear customs. Also a Passport Cruise ID

    You can also use a birth certificate for departures from Puerto Rico, but a Passport is strongly recommended as some islands might require a passport to enter. Otherwise, you can hang out on the ship.

  • What to pack?
    Camera. Sunscreen. Swimsuit. Okay, now that we've got the basics out of the way, here are a few must-have cruise items that'll help make your vacation more comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

    On the first day For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, workout clothes, and any medications you may need. That way you don't have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom.

    Onboard attire
    Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect during the day, whether indoors or out.For lounging by the pool, pack two bathing suits (an extra suit in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g., flip-flops, sandals, sneakers). You'll also need some casual shorts and a couple of t-shirts or a cover-up for getting to and from the pool areas. If you're planning to visit our onboard fitness center, be sure to bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won't mind working out in - plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.If you're planning to ice skate on our Voyager, Freedom and Oasis Class ships please make sure to bring long pants and socks. All skaters are required to wear long pants and socks for their own comfort and safety.

    Dinner attire

    The number of smart casual and formal nights is at the ship's discretion. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

    • Casual: Sport shirts and slacks
    • Smart Casual: Jackets and ties
    • Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos

    Remember, shorts, T-shirts, and bathing suits are not considered appropriate attire in the dining rooms at dinner. Casual dress dining is available nightly in the Windjammer Cafe. And be aware you'll also need smart casual attire for some of our specialty restaurants. We also offer tuxedo rentals for formal dinners and special occasions

  • What not to pack?
    Weapons, illegal drugs, and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. The United States Transportation Security Administration also recommends that you do not pack fragile or expensive items (such as jewelry) in checked luggage.
    The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring onboard. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.

    Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.

    *Sharp Objects, including knives and scissors.

    Illegal Drugs & Substances

    Candles & Incense

    Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, & Hot Plates

    Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows

    Skateboards & Surfboards

    Martial Arts Gear

    Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night sticks.

    Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and fireworks.

    HAM Radios

    Electrical Extension Cords

    Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.

    **Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    Note: Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length less than 4 inches are allowed.
    Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned.

  • When can I board the ship?
    The boarding time for your ship and sailing date is specified in your Guest Vacation Documents. Please do not plan on arriving at the pier prior to the specified time as the ship will not be ready to board guests.Due to new government regulations requiring cruise lines to submit final departure manifests at least 60 minutes prior to sailing, guests are requested to complete Online Check-in no later than 3 days prior to their cruise. If you do not complete Online Check-in 3 days prior, you will be required to complete this process at the pier at least two hours prior to the published sailing time. Please note: All guests must be checked in and onboard the ship no later than 90 minutes prior to the published sailing time or you will not be permitted to sail.
  • Can I bring liquor or non-alcoholic beverages (from home or from a port) onboard?
    Guests are not allowed to bring beer, hard liquor, fortified wines or non-alcoholic beverages onboard for consumption or any other use on boarding day or while in port. Alcoholic beverages seized on boarding day will not be returned.

    Guests wishing to bring personal wine and champagne onboard may do so only on boarding day, limited to two (2) 750 ml bottles per stateroom. Additional bottles of wine beyond two (2) bottles that are brought onboard or any alcoholic beverages purchased in ports of call or from Shops On Board will be stored by the ship and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the sailing. Wine may be consumed in any shipboard restaurant, dining venue, or within the guests' stateroom. Wine brought onboard may not be shared for consumption in private group events, and/or in lounges made private for the exclusive use of a group.

    Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) and will dispose of containers holding alcohol. Guests who violate any alcohol policies, (over consume, provide alcohol to people under age 21, demonstrate irresponsible behavior, or attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and or luggage check points or any other time), may be disembarked or not allowed to board, at their own expense, in accordance with our Guest Conduct Policy. Guests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them.

    Note: All guests must comply with TSA guidelines for transporting liquids.

  • What to do at the pier?
    Whether you're cruising for the first time or the millionth, you'll find a nugget of wisdom or two in this section. Check out the top ten things you need to know about those moments just before and after you hop onboard. For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, workout clothes and any medications you may need. That way you don't have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom. If you've never been to the departure port before, you can Maquest Directions. Guests are requested to complete Online Check in no later than three days prior to the cruise in order to expedite the pier check in process. Guests sailing on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas can sign Onboard Activities’ Waivers online for activities like the Rock Climbing Wall, FlowRider, Zip Line and more in advance of sailing, up to three days prior to the sail date. Royal Caribbean International requires guests to be checked in no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail. This supports government regulations in some ports that require cruise lines to submit a departure manifest 90 minutes prior to sailing. Some sailings may require an earlier check in time. Please refer to your Guest Vacation Documents for specific information. Friends and relatives are welcome to come to the pier to see you off. However, for security reasons, they will not be allowed to board the ship at any port or enter the terminal in some ports. We now use single color luggage tags for all ships in the fleet to help your bags get where they need to go. Luggage tags are now personalized with name and stateroom number. Tags for different ships are identified by bolded ship name for ease of identification. You can order luggage tags up to two weeks prior to sailing. If you're a Platinum, Diamond or Diamond Plus member of our Crown and Anchor Society, be sure to take advantage of priority check in. When you first come aboard, be sure to check out your stateroom. There you'll find our Cruise Compass with schedules for all the onboard activities. Crown and Anchor Society members will also find the Ultimate Value Booklet in their stateroom. If you're traveling with family, be sure to check the Cruise Compass for the Family Welcome Aboard Show times. This entertaining performance will tell you all about the activities available for families and includes registration for our Adventure Ocean Youth Program. If the spa or fitness classes are your things, try to make your appointments on the first day, as the most popular treatments and times fill up fast. Quench your thirst onboard with a beverage package. The ultimate in convenience and value, pay one set price and enjoy a vacation of endless refreshment.
  • Guest Requirements
    Royal Caribbean International requires guests to be checked in no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time*. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail. This supports government regulations in some ports that require cruise lines to submit a departure manifest 90 minutes prior to sailing.
    *Some sailings may require an earlier check-in time. Please refer to your Guest Vacation Documents for specific information.
  • Luggage Tags
    In an effort to be environmentally conscious, we no longer offer Luggage Tags by mail. We encourage guests to download and print their electronic Guest Ticket Booklet, which will include a luggage tags guests may adhere to their luggage.
  • What to do at the Pier.
    Whether you're cruising for the first time or the millionth, you'll find a nugget of wisdom or two in this section. Check out the top ten things you need to know about those moments just before and after you hop onboard. For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, workout clothes and any medications you may need. That way you don't have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom. If you've never been to the departure port before, you can Maquest Directions. Guests are requested to complete Online Check-In no later than three days prior to the cruise in order to expedite the pier check-in process. Guests sailing on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas can sign Onboard Activities’ Waivers online for activities like the Rock Climbing Wall, FlowRider, Zip Line and more in advance of sailing, up to three days prior to the sail date.

    Royal Caribbean International requires guests to be checked in no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail. This supports government regulations in some ports that require cruise lines to submit a departure manifest 90 minutes prior to sailing. *Some sailings may require an earlier check-in time. Please refer to your Guest Vacation Documents for specific information. Friends and relatives are welcome to come to the pier to see you off. However, for security reasons, they will not be allowed to board the ship at any port or enter the terminal in some ports.

    We now use single-color luggage tags for all ships in the fleet to help your bags get where they need to go. Luggage tags are now personalized with name and stateroom number. Tags for different ships are identified by bolded ship name for ease of identification. You can order luggage tags up to two weeks prior to sailing.

    If you're a Platinum, Diamond or Diamond Plus member of our Crown & Anchor Society, be sure to take advantage of priority check-in. When you first come aboard, be sure to check out your stateroom. There you will find our Cruise Compass with schedules for all the onboard activities. Crown & Anchor Society members will also find the Ultimate Value Booklet in their stateroom. If you're traveling with family, be sure to check the Cruise Compass for the Family Welcome Aboard Show times. This entertaining performance will tell you all about the activities available for families and includes registration for our Adventure Ocean Youth Program. If the spa or fitness classes are your things, try to make your appointments on the first day, as the most popular treatments and times fill up fast Quench your thirst onboard with a beverage package. The ultimate in convenience and value, pay one set price and enjoy a vacation of endless refreshment.

Trips and Cruises for 2016-2017

  • ALASKA CRUISE 2021

    Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas August 27, 2021 – September 3, 2021 7

  • Barbados Cruise 2020

    Royal Caribian's Enchantment of the Seas December 12th through 19th seven nights

  • Man-of-Cuba

    Cuban Cruise 2019

  • Dominican Republic Cruise

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CRUISE July 2 – July 9, 2017

    You will have an optional to sail a Traditional Cruise or an Impact Cruise.

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CRUISE AUGUST 27

    AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 LABOR DAY WEEK Almost from the moment you

  • Man on the Beach

    PUERTO RICO CRUISE 2017 – AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 26

    With splendid beaches near cities and on remote islands, Puerto Rico’s museums, historical sites

  • SINGLES TO NEW ORLEANS JUNE 26 – JUNE 30, 2017

    Travel to New Orleans by Motor Coach!   Lively French infused culture awaits this

  • mega cuise

    LABOR DAY CRUISE 2017

    Whether you’re looking for exciting water sports or a relaxing day on the beach,