Port Canaveral is one of the more popular cruising and vacation destinations in Florida, and is the gateway to cruise that many guests embark and start their adventure. Here is a quick guide to how to get there quickly and easily.

Royal Caribbean operates out of Cruise Terminal #1, located at the south side of Port Canaveral:

Port Canaveral
Cruise Terminal #1
9050 Discovery Road
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920


Embarking Passengers
For our Cruise, departing from Port Canaveral at 4:30 pm, the latest recommended flight arrival into Orlando International Airport (MCO): 12:30 pm

Disembarking Passengers
For our Cruise, arriving in Port Canaveral at 6:00 am, the earliest recommended flight departure out of Orlando International Airport (MCO): 12:30 pm


Royal Caribbean's ChoiceAir program has been enhanced with Premium Benefits that give you everything you want in airfare service: the best value, the assurance that you'll get to your ship, the flexibility to choose your favorite airline and flights, and the security in knowing you have round-the-clock support throughout your travels.

- ChoiceAir guarantees the lowest airfare available. If you find a lower fare within 24 hours of booking, we'll award you 110% of the difference to spend on board your cruise—a benefit no other cruise line offers.

- ChoiceAir has experts on hand monitoring your flights, and if any delays or cancellations jeopardize your travel plans, we work quickly with the airline to get you on the next available flight to get you to your ship.

- You have the flexibility to search different airlines and flights, so it's easy to find exactly what you want. And, we save you time by filtering out flights that won't work with your cruise.

- ChoiceAir Agents are available 24/7 to help ensure your air travel is as carefree as your cruise. Just call. They'll do whatever they can to help.

- ChoiceAir with all its benefits and services is absolutely free to use. All you pay for is your air travel, which is exactly the way it should be.

- For additional details about the Royal Caribbean ChoiceAir program, contact Eleanor at Avenues of the World Travel: 928-556-0853, ext. 204 after you have made a reservation for the Cruise.


Air travel schedules can be affected by a number of factors. If your flight arrives at Port Canaveral after the ship's scheduled sailing time due to weather or mechanical problems, contact Royal Caribbean's emergency travel hotline and/or a supervisor at the airline's ticket counter for assistance in securing hotel accommodations and flight arrangements to your ship's next destination.

Calling within USA: 800-256-6649
Calling International: +1 305-539-4107

In case you miss the departure of your ship due to carrier-caused delays or other insurance-covered reasons, please make sure you have enough travel insurance to cover additional accommodations, meals and "catch-up" transportation expenses. You are responsible for any expense incurred to meet the ship at its next port of call.

For this reason, we highly recommend that you arrive a day prior to sailing and stay in a hotel the night before to avoid any possible delays. We offer pre-cruise hotel reservations and we offer travel insurance. Contact Eleanor at Avenues of the World Travel: 928-556-0853, ext. 204.


In general, Royal Caribbean allows guests to arrive at the Cruise Terminal anytime in the late morning to early afternoon. Arriving at the port earlier (rather than later) is advantageous for a few reasons. First, you will beat the crowds at check-in that usually arrive between noon and 1:30 pm. Second, you will board the ship sooner, giving you more time onboard. Arriving early does add a risk of extra waiting around to be let onto the ship, and staterooms are not accessible onboard until 1:00 pm. However, the majority of guests tend to arrive in the early afternoon, which can lead to longer lines.

The ship will sail at 4:30 pm. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line requires guests to be checked in no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Therefore you need to be checked in by 3:00 pm. Guests arriving late may not be permitted to sail. In some ports, government regulations require cruise lines to submit a departure manifest 90 minutes prior to sailing.


Make sure you keep one bag that you hand-carry onto the ship. Upon arrival at the Cruise Terminal, your luggage will be transfered onto the ship by porters and delivered to your stateroom, and you will not see it again for several hours. You might not see that luggage until late that night. Therefore, pack a carry-on that you can wheel onto the ship with all you need for the day, including your travel documents, change of clothing, swim suit, workout clothes, cosmetics, medicines, book to read, and/or anything else you might want.

Give your checked bags to one of the porters upon your arrival at the dock. Make sure your luggage tags are securely attached to every piece of luggage so they will arrive in your stateroom. (Print out those luggage tags in advance from the Royal Caribbean website when you complete your online check-in.) Gratuities for porters are not included in your cruise fees. A suggested tip is $2-3 per bag.


- Arrival:

For passenger safety, security, and convenience, please proceed directly to the Cruise Terminal to drop off passengers and baggage. Parking personnel will direct drivers to the appropriate parking facility. All parking facilities are convenient, secure, and patrolled 24 hours a day. Passenger and luggage drop-off is available in front of the Terminal or in the parking facility.
Porters will assist you with your large bags, which will arrive in your stateroom later in the afternoon.

Be sure to pack a separate carry-on bag that you will personally wheel onto the ship. Place any medications, cosmetics, make-up, swim suit, sunscreen, or other vital items you might need in the afternoon before the rest of your luggage arrives in your room.

- Departure:

On the last night of your cruise, you may place your luggage in the hallway outside your stateroom, and early next morning the porters will take them to the Cruise Terminal for you to retrieve after you leave the ship. Be sure to keep underwear, clothing, cosmetics, make-up, shoes, and anything else you will need for the next morning. If you wish, you have the option to wheel all your luggage off the ship yourself without help from porters.

If you parked at the Cruise Terminal, you have the option to retrieve your vehicle and pick up your companions and luggage in front of the Terminal entrance, or you can walk with your luggage to your vehicle and depart when ready.


There are lots of taxis at Port Canaveral, as well as at the airports in the area that can easily take you to/from Port Canaveral.

Ride-sharing programs, such as Uber or Lyft, are also options that can save a lot of money compared to traditional taxis. These ride-sharing services allow people to use their own personal automobiles to provide car rides. Uber and Lyft are gaining popularity among people headed to the cruise port as a less-expensive way of getting private car transportation to the port.


In many cases, a one-way car rental is the best optional economically because of the flexibility it offers, as well as the per-person cost. Most major rental car facilities have locations in the Cocoa Beach area and provide complimentary shuttle service to the port.

The larger the group, the better sense renting a car makes. Check what the rental car rates will be for the time you are looking to go, but having a rental car offers not just a means of getting to the port, but also a way to see local attractions, enjoy a greater variety of restaurants and stock up on last-minute supplies prior to getting to the cruise terminal.

When reserving your car, be sure to indicate that you will return the car in a different location and look for locations in Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach. The major rental car companies have locations within 5 miles or so of the cruise terminals.

A good tip for those renting a car is to first drive the car to the cruise terminal, drop off the luggage and everyone else in your party there. Then, the driver should drive the rental car back to the car rental location and take the free shuttle back to the Cruise Terminal. The reason for this is many people opt to bring the car to the car rental location first and lines can develop for the shuttles since the shuttles aren't very big. If just one person needs a ride back with no luggage, it can be much easier to hop into the first shuttle back to the terminal since you don't have to worry about fitting luggage or family.


Royal Caribbean offers a bus service of its own (called transfers) to bring you to the port from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Royal Caribbean offers transfers in one way increments (you can book two one-ways to create a round trip).

To purchase a Royal Caribbean Guest Transfer or for additional information, consult our travel agent Eleanor at 928-556-0853, ext. 204 or


If you are staying in a hotel prior to your cruise, the hotels in Port Canaveral and Coco Beach are very convenient to the port. Take route A1A north and follow A1A all the way until you reach the port area. Follow the signs for the terminal of your cruise.

Some hotels in Cape Canaveral offer cruise and park deals, where you can pay for a one night stay at the hotel and receive complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise as well as shuttle service to the Cruise Terminal terminal.

To book one of our suggested hotels, or for additional information, consult our travel agent Eleanor at 928-556-0853, ext. 204 or


Driving to Terminal 1 at Port Canaveral is simple enough from most spots in Florida. Most routes will take you to the Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach area via State Road 528, which is a toll road. You should be prepared and either pre-purchase a SunPass, or have exact change in your vehicle.

From Orlando International Airport (MCO):
Approximately 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral.
- Take the North exit from the airport, staying to the right on SR 528 East.
- Take SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
- Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
- Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).

From Melbourne International Airport (MLB):
Approximately 25 miles (40 minutes) south of Port Canaveral.
- Exit east (left) out of the airport onto NASA boulevard and follow to U.S. Highway 1.
- Turn left (north) onto U.S. Highway 1.
- Travel approximately 20 minutes on U.S. Highway 1 passed the intersection of S.R. 520 in Cocoa about one mile to the S.R. 528 exit.
- Exit and travel east on SR. 528 for approximately 10 miles, crossing the Indian River, Nerritt Island and the Banana River to reach Port Canaveral.
- Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
- Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).

From Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB):
Approximately 1 hour northwest of Port Canaveral.
- Exit the airport south to the Central Florida Greenway (Toll Road 417).
- Go south 23 miles to S.R. 528 (the Beach line Expressway) eastbound exit.
- Go east (37 miles) to the Port.
- Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
- Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).

From Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX):
Located about 20 minutes from the Port in Titusville FL.
- Exit and drive east three blocks
- Turn south onto U.S. Highway 1 to the Beach line Expressway (S.R. 528) and follow this east to the Port.
- Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
- Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).

From Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB):
Located about 75 miles north of Port Canaveral.
- Take I-95 south to S.R. 528 East and follow to the Port.
- Take Exit 54B and follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.
- Arrive at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT-1).


Official Port Canaveral Cruise Parking is available only directly adjacent to each of Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminals. The Port does not own or operate any off-Port parking facilities. Port Canaveral no longer offers pre-paid parking. Please pay to park at your cruise terminal's designated parking area and simply take a short walk to your ship; no need for shuttles. Oversize parking for RV's and buses is also available at each Cruise Terminal.

NOTE: No reservations are needed for parking. Ship schedules and assigned Terminals are subject to change. Please check with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for the latest information on where you will be embarking.

Cruise Terminal Location: Harmony of the Seas
(South Side) - Exit 54B
Cruise Terminal #1 - 9050 Discovery Road

Rate for cars:
7 Nights/8 Days - $136.00

*Rates are subject to change without notice. Contact the Canaveral Port Authority at 321-783-7831 for the latest information.

Select hotels offer a discount on parking at Port Canaveral. If you are staying at a qualifying hotel, you can get a discount at check-out for the parking fee. Inquire with your hotel.

Acceptable Payment Methods

American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards


May be requested by contacting us at (321) 783-7831 ext. 327 - Monday through Friday. Please be prepared with the sailing date.

Disabled Parking spaces are available and the fee is waived for vehicles transporting certain persons who have disabilities that fall into the following categories:

- Have special equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls for use by a disabled person.
- Display a Florida Toll Exemption Permit as explained in s. 316.1964, Florida Statutes
- Display a Florida Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate issued under s. 320.084; s. 320.0842; or s. 320.0845, Florida Statutes

Parking agents will not grant parking waivers for any other reason than the ones listed above.

* Rates May Vary based on seasonality, day of the week, time of booking, length of stay and availability..

** COTG Cruise is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles.


At the Cruise Terminal, you will check in at Royal Caribbean. Look for a sign directing you to your Deck. If you are booked in a suite, or if you are an Emerald, Platinum, Diamond or Diamond Plus member of the Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society, be sure to take advantage of Priority Check-in. When you get to the pier, look for a sign directing you to your Deck and to Priority Check-In. That is the area where you can go ahead of the long lines.

If you have completed your online registration in advance at and printed out your "SetSail" Boarding Pass, then you will "sail through" the registration process. If not, please arrive early, by 2:00 pm, in order to complete your registration at the dock.

Guests can complete Online Check-In (on the Internet) no later than 4 days prior to the cruise. If you completed Online Check-In, you will go to an area designated for documentation validation. By checking in online, you will expedite your boarding process and will be able to start enjoying your cruise vacation much faster.

At the Cruise Terminal, you will need to present:

- Your SetSail Pass
- Identification Documents (proof of Citizenship) for each guest
- Credit Card to be used for your Onboard Expense Account
- Onboard Expense Account Information (i.e your credit card and the reservation information that is authorized to charge against the account)



Check-in online in advance! It's easy.

When you check-in online, it saves time. You won't have to fill out any forms at the port. Once you have completed the Online Check-In process, you will receive a "SetSail" Pass, which indicates you successfully completed the check-in process for you and other guests listed on your SetSail Pass.

IMPORTANT: You must complete and print your SetSail Pass 4 days prior to your sail date.

To register online, first gather the following information for all the guests that you're checking in:

- First and Last Legal Names (as they appear on the passport or birth certificate)
- Ship, Sail Date and Royal Caribbean Reservation Number (series of numbers)
- Royal Caribbean's Past Passenger Crown & Anchor Member Number (if applicable)
- Contact Information (including permanent address and telephone number)
- Passport Details or appropriate proof of citizenship and identification (passport number and expiration)
- Emergency Contact Person (name and phone number)
- Travel Plans (flight details or approximate car arrival times)
- Credit Card for Purchases Onboard (last four digits and expiration date)

TIP: For security purposes, the system will time-out after 30 minutes even while there is activity, so make sure you gather everything listed above before you begin.

CLICK HERE to go directly to the Royal Caribbean Online Check-In page
(You may also access this page by visiting Place your cursor over the link on the top of the page marked "BEFORE YOU BOARD." Select the second option "Online Check-in" from the drop-down menu.)

NEED HELP? For computer tech support, call this number: (800) 398-9819. They will walk you through the process.

LUGGAGE TAGS: After you have completed your SetSail Pass, you will print out luggage tags marked with your stateroom number. Your luggage tags will direct your luggage from the luggage drop-off at the cruise terminal directly to your stateroom.

Once this is complete, you are all set and ready to enjoy your cruise onboard Royal Caribbean. Just make sure you take your boarding pass, luggage tags, and necessary documentation (passport, visas, etc.) to the pier with you.

MOBILE CHECK IN: Guests can also download the Royal Caribbean International app and for mobile check-in. The app is available at iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. If eligible for Expedited Arrival (indicated on mobile SetSail Pass, follow the Expedited Arrival signs at the terminal to pass through accelerated checkpoints. Skip the check-in lines, scan your SetSail Pass at the gangway, and board the ship.



One of the best things about cruising is the convenience of being able to sign for all your expenses and have them charged to your stateroom. When you check-in for your cruise, you'll receive a SeaPass Card. This Card is used to access your personal shipboard account to which all purchases are charged.

All Royal Caribbean ships operate on a "cashless" system, meaning your boarding card, (also known as your Royal Caribbean SeaPass card), will be used as a charge card to make all onboard purchases. To activate this Royal Caribbean SeaPass account, most guests provide a credit card, (American Express, Optima, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Diner's Club), to have these purchases charged at the end of their cruise. Additionally, the Royal Caribbean SeaPass system may be activated with traveler's checks, Visa or MaterCard debit cards, or cash.

A running tab of all your purchases will be kept under separate folio numbers for each guest and an itemized statement left in your stateroom the night before disembarkation. If you provided a credit card and there are no discrepancies, the amount will be charged to your account on the morning of disembarkation. If you have used traveler's checks or cash to activate the account, you will need to settle the account at the Guest Relations desk, to either receive a reimbursement of the unused amount, or to pay the balance due.


Royal Caribbean Cruise Line uses a computerized system for tracking all persons, both guests and crew, who enter and exit the ship. Upon arrival at the ship, each guest is issued a boarding card (Royal Caribbean SeaPass) which they must swipe to be officially logged on to the ship. The system imbeds a full color, digital photograph together with personal database information on their SeaPass. With a card swipe, a computer displays a corresponding photo with database information and merges time and date tracking information upon entry or exit.

Your SeaPass Card will serve as your boarding card. This card identifies you as a Royal Caribbean guest and must be carried with you along with picture ID when you go ashore. Because the ship is closed to the public while docked at the various ports-of-call, you must show your SeaPass Card and picture ID to the officer on duty in order to return on board.

If you or one of the kids has trouble keeping track of that SeaPass card, go to the shops onboard and buy a plastic holder with a lanyard. Place the card inside the plastic holder and you are good to go. For extra security, stop by the Guest Relations Desk and get a hole punched in the card to slip through the security ring that attaches to the lanyard.


As a "Chariots of the Gods Cruise" Seminar-at-Sea attendee, your incredibly low fee of a total $14.50 or $17.50 (for suites) per day, per person, for service charges (tips) to your steward, waiters, and all other onboard staff was ALREADY PREPAID when you registered for the event.

This gratuity is shared by your stateroom attendant, dining services staff, and housekeeping staff members who help enhance your vacation experience.

At your discretion, the gratuity payments may be adjusted onboard at Guest Relations, in which case they will not automatically be added to your onboard SeaPass account.

An 18% gratuity will be automatically added to all beverages, mini bar purchases, spa and salon services. Additional gratuities may be added at your discretion.


As soon as you get onboard, go straight to your stateroom and get settled, if your room is ready. There you will find the "Cruise Compass" Newsletter with schedules for all the onboard activities, including a ship tour with the cruise crew. If the spa or fitness classes are your thing, make your appointments on the first day, as the most popular treatments and times fill up fast.


Shortly after you are welcomed aboard your incredibly spectacular Royal Caribbean ship, you're invited to relax, dine, or snack at any of the following free restaurants: Windjammer Marketplace Buffet (Deck 16), Mini-Bites (Deck 15), Park Café (Central Park, Deck 8), Café Promenade (Deck 5), Sorrento's Pizza (Deck 5), Vitality Café (Vitality Spa, Deck 6), Boardwalk Dog House (Deck 6), and Coastal Kitchen (Deck 17 for Grand Suites and above only).

The following pay-to-eat restaurants will also be open for lunch on departure day: Chops Grille (Deck 8), Jamie's Italian (Deck 8), Johnny Rockets (Deck 6), Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar (Deck 6), Starbucks Coffee (Deck 6).

Read the details in your "Cruise Compass" Newsletter, which you will find in your room, as this dining information might be out of date due to frequent Dry Dock renovations to the ship.

Royal Caribbean's unique combination of gracious dining staff, fine cuisine, and new friends make every meal onboard a memorable occasion, starting from the moment you get on the ship.


MANDATORY Check-In for "Chariots of the Gods Cruise" Seminar-at-Sea:
ALL attendees of the Seminar-at-Sea (including speakers, staff, and vendors) are required to check-in for the Seminar-at-Sea on Deck 3 Forward in The Conference Center, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. During your check-in, you will receive your Chariots ofthe Gods Seminar-at-Sea program guide and your unique seminar entrance identifier so you can get into our seminars. Security on the seminar will be strict, and you will not be allowed into any events without your unique identification. Also, if you are attending one of our special Seminar-at-Sea Shore Excursions, or Special Events on the ship, you will receive your shore excursion tickets during this mandatory check-in.

MANDATORY First Meeting
Welcome-Aboard Sail-Away Orientation and Logistics:
The first meeting of our Seminar-at-Sea will take place in the Conference Center, Deck 3 Forward, from 4:15 to 4:45 pm, right after the boat safety "Muster Drill," which will take place at approximately 3:45 pm. Our first meeting will be a mandatory orientation. See the entire TENTATIVE schedule at


At 4:50 pm, right after our first meeting, we will take a Group Photo.


Dinner will begin at 5:00 pm in the main dining room. Our group will have a designated place to dine together nightly from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Make new friends at dinner, or dine with your favorite speakers! Please note that you can eat at any table you want within our designated seating area. Even though your "SeaPass Card" will have a table-number printed on it, your table is NOT really assigned, so please move around and meet new people for each meal. Please arrive on time in order to get a spot. Otherwise empty tables might be relinquished to general seating.

Of course, you are not required to eat with our group, or in our dining room. There are 25 places to eat anytime on the ship, including a giant buffet and 24-hour Room Service. See details of dining choices on the ship at the following page:


On our "Chariots of the Gods Cruise" Seminar-at-sea, our speakers will bring books, CDs, DVDs, and other products. Some may also offer private sessions. They will be selling their wares in the meeting room in the Conference Center on the ship.

Also, there will be a full Seminar-at-Sea led by our amazing presenters, which might be video-recorded, and those DVDs might be available. These special items can be purchased with cash or a credit card and will not go through the Royal Caribbean SeaPass account system. If you get short on cash, all ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet have ATM machines. There is a transaction fee levied by the owners of the ATMs, plus any other fees your financial institution would charge.



You should dress for a cruise with Royal Caribbean the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort. Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates.

We recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. Due to unpredictable weather, don't forget a hat or visor and a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to bring proper clothing for visits to religious sites. You'll also want low-heeled, rubbersoled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear.

Royal Caribbean makes it easy to know what to pack and what to wear when you're dining onboard our spectacular ships. There are two designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal.

Smart Casual
Passenger attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home.
- Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies
- Pants and open-neck shirts for men
Inappropriate dinner wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes) are not permitted in the dining rooms. Shoes must be worn.

When formal nights are held, please observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of all our guests.
- Evening gowns and cocktail dresses for women
- Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men

Number of Formal Evenings and Smart Casual Evenings
7 Days:
2 Formal Evenings
5 Smart Casual Evenings

Formal Wear Rentals
Royal Caribbean offers formal wear rental on all cruises; this can be arranged prior to embarkation.
Dress with an elegance and style that is perfect for all the formal activities on your cruise with Royal Caribbean. Cruiseline Formal Wear delivers beautifully-tailored clothing directly to your stateroom. To order your formal wear, please visit, call 800-551-5091 or 305-252-8572. For questions, email:

Packing for Your Vacation
Many domestic airline carriers now impose excess baggage fees for one or more bags and bags weighing over 50 lbs., so check with your carrier regarding weight restrictions.

All luggage should have a sturdy personal identification tag that will not be lost or damaged in the course of typical airport and trucked luggage handling. On journeys including air travel, luggage will be subject to a considerable amount of handling and we would recommend that your luggage be of sturdy construction.

Royal Caribbean recommends that your travel protection insurance should be adequate enough to cover any possible loss or damage that may occur. Any loss or damage caused by Royal Caribbean or an airline must be reported immediately to the responsible party.

Royal Caribbean will make every effort to assist you in safeguarding your belongings. But remember, you are responsible for your possessions at all times. Royal Caribbean is not responsible for money, jewelry, cameras, binoculars, documents or any other articles you retain in your personal control. We strongly recommend you hand-carry all valuables and breakables, including jewelry, electronics and cameras, essential medications, travel documents, valuables, and breakables should be hand carried in your possession at all times. Please read the Passage Contract for limitations and responsibilities for lost items and baggage.

Suggested Packing List:
yoga mat, rain poncho, rain footwear, warm clothing for viewing UFO Starwatches after sunset on the outside deck, nice clothes for dinner, dressy or formal clothes for dinner on two formal night on 7-day cruise, long pants and tops, sundress, sweatshirt and sweatpants, warm jacket or windbreaker, sweater or shawl for air conditioned ship, shorts, t-shirts, tanks, underwear, socks, sleeping-clothes, walking shoes, sandals or flip-flops, 2 bathing suits and cover-up, sunscreen, watch (your phone won't work as a watch), alarm clock (or ask for wake-up call from ship Operator), cosmetics, toiletries, bar soap (optional), medications, sunglasses, eyeglasses or contacts, hat or visor, camera, laptop or notebook computer (Wi-Fi is available on the ship for a fee) with chargers, extra batteries, backpack or fanny pack for day excursions, binoculars, night-vision goggles for star-watch (optional), post-it notes and pens (to leave notes on your door or for your cabin attendant), book to read, journal, notebook, backpack or fanny pack.

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.

Save space:
Be sure to leave some room in your luggage for all those souvenirs and mementos. Some space-saving ideas include:
- Bring shirts and pants/skirts that mix and match, turning three outfits into five or six.
- Wear your heaviest shoes during embarkation and disembarkation so you don't have to pack them.
- Pack small items inside larger ones for efficiency.
- Bring an additional empty bag for those acquired extras.

Onshore attire:
You'll need comfortable walking shoes, as well as a hat or umbrella and sunscreen for protection from the sun. If you'll be touring any museums, cathedrals or churches, it's always wise to dress conservatively. In the unlikely event of rain, you may want to bring a poncho, raincoat, or travel umbrella.

Luggage Allowance:
Each guest is permitted to carry a reasonable amount of personal property (including luggage) aboard the vessel; however, for your comfort and convenience, it is recommended that you limit the number of pieces you take. Keep in mind that airlines may charge for excess or oversize luggage. Charges incurred for excess or oversize baggage are the sole responsibility of the passenger. Each airline has a different limit on the amount of luggage they allow. Check with your air carrier for specific restrictions, such as allowance of pounds and any additional charges.

Luggage Tags:
When you print out your SetSail Pass from the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line website, luggage tags will be included on one of the pages. Fold and staple or tape those tags around your luggage handles just before you arrive at the ship so your luggage will arrive safely in your stateroom. It's a good idea to print out extra luggage tags, in case you or another person in your party loses theirs.

What Not To Bring:
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. 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. 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. Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length less than 4 inches are allowed.
- 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
- Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.
- Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. 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.


Each passenger is responsible for providing Royal Caribbean Cruises with complete and accurate immigration information and for obtaining any necessary visas if required for the country from which your passport has been issued.

Ensure your name appears exactly as shown on your receipt and your boarding document. If the name does not match, contact your travel agent (the travel agent must call-in corrections). Please provide Royal Caribbean Cruises with the correct information at least 45 days prior to your cruise. Failure to do so will result in delayed check-in and, possibly, denied boarding.

Travel Document requirements vary by destination and your citizenship. Below are document guidelines for both domestic and international voyages. Please see the following page on the Royal Caribbean website for information about what travel documents are required:

Information regarding required vaccinations for your cruise is listed on your Travel Summary (if applicable). We recommend seasonal influenza vaccinations for all passengers. Furthermore, you are strongly urged to seek advice from your primary care physician or an approved public health advisory service to identify any specific vaccination or health precautions required for each port of call. Vaccination requirements vary by destination and change from time to time. Passengers should check with the World Health Organization (WHO) ( or contact the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at to verify current regulations.

Norovirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the developed world. The health and well-being of our passengers and crew is our highest priority. There are several measures which have been placed to prevent and contain illnesses on our ships that meet or exceed standards set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The simplest way for you to stay healthy is to frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, especially before eating and after using the toilet. You'll also find hand sanitizers located throughout the ship for your use after washing your hands. If you feel ill during your voyage, please immediately report to the medical center.

Health and Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend you review your health insurance coverage before cruising. Many policies, including Medicare, will not pay for services or hospitalization outside of the country or for emergency evacuation, such as a helicopter lift from a ship to shore. Royal Caribbean Cruises ships are foreign-flagged and are considered "out of country." Please contact Eleanor at Legendary World Travel:928-556-0853, ext. 204,to arrange for insurance.



For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, our ships are designated as non-smoking; however, we recognize that some of our guests do smoke. Therefore, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have designated certain areas of the ship as smoking areas.

Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas of the starboard side of all ships; with the exception of Allure-class ships that will allow smoking on the port side of the ships. To assist in locating areas where smoking is permitted, guests will find visible signage posted within all smoking areas and ashtrays that are provided for use. Outdoor areas near restricted areas, food venues, and kids play areas and pools will not allow smoking. On Allure class, smoking is not permitted in Central Park or the Boardwalk neighborhoods.

Casino Royale allows smoking and has a designated area for non-smoking guests. There will be visible signage indicating the non-smoking area in the casino. There are select cruises departing from China that will not have a non-smoking area in the casino.

Onboard all interior public spaces are smoke free. Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, theater, bar, lounge, hallway, elevator, and jogging track.

Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. This applies to all stateroom categories onboard. If a guest is in violation of this stateroom policy, a cleaning fee of $250 USD will be applied to their SeaPass account and may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of the Guest Conduct Policy.

Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. Cigar and pipe tobacco is limited to designated outdoor areas and Cigar Bars. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard.

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are only permitted within the designated smoking areas.

Royal Caribbean International kindly asks all guests to please observe the smoking policy. These requests are made to provide a comfortable cruise for everyone. Guest may also inquire at Guest Services for the location of the designated smoking areas onboard.

Guests who violate this smoking policy may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of the Guest Conduct Policy.


Children or teens traveling with one adult
Passengers under the age of 21 years must travel in a stateroom with a passenger 21 years or older who shall assume responsibility for their care during the cruise. For family groups booking multiple staterooms, the minimum age for each stateroom is 16 years of age, provided they are traveling with a parent or legal guardian. Each passenger agrees and warrants that he/she will supervise any passenger in his/her care at all times to ensure all policies, along with all other rules of the Carrier and ship, are strictly adhered to by all passengers under their supervision.

Passport Requirement for Minors Traveling with Only One Adult
When minors are traveling with only one adult 21 years of age or older, Royal Caribbean requires that all passengers must be in possession of a valid passport. We have implemented this requirement because we want to ensure that your party remains together should an emergency arise that requires one or more in your party to be disembarked in a non-U.S. port. We cannot guarantee that all members of your party will be allowed to disembark with just a WHTI-compliant document or birth certificate. Failure to present a valid passport for all passengers traveling together will result in denial of boarding without refund of the cruise fare.

Passport requirement when minors travel with one adult on voyages governed by the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (includes travel within Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico & United States)

Age requirements for babies
Children over six (6) months of age at the date of sailing will be accepted on the following itineraries: Alaska, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and Panama Canal.

Infants/Young Children and Swimming Pools
Parents/guardians are reminded to bring their children dressed in appropriate attire with towel and sunscreen. Youth staff will not conduct children's activities in the adult or splash pools. Parents must supervise their children at all times when using the pools. Infants and young children in diapers and/or swim diapers, and children who are not toilet trained are NOT permitted in any of the pools or spas due to public health concerns.

Our policy is strictly observed onboard and is intended for the public health safety of all passengers.

Documents for passengers under the age of 18
Several countries require special documentation for children traveling with only one parent or with neither parent; these requirements are subject to change without notice. Many foreign countries require any single parent or guardian to bring a permission slip for the minor to travel abroad. It is your responsibility to ensure that you possess the proper documents for all of the countries that you will visit. Please verify requirements with the consulates of the countries visited prior to your cruise.

Restrictions for children and teens
Entry into the disco after 10 p.m. is limited to passengers 18 years and over. Be sure to check with the Youth and Teen Centers for special dance parties designed for kids and teens.

Children who are toilet-trained and accompanied by a parent or guardian are permitted in the sauna and hot tub(s) unless otherwise specified.

Passengers under the age of 13 are allowed in the evening entertainment show lounges if they are with their parent or guardian.

In line with domestic U.S. age limits, as well as our company policy, the casino, cash prize bingo and horse racing are reserved for passengers 21 years and older. Additionally, only those passengers 21 years and older will be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol. Picture identification may be requested.

Passengers under the age of 18 are prohibited from purchasing cigarettes or tobacco products while on board.

Additional Reminders
Children under 3 are not permitted in the Youth Zone Kid's Center unless accompanied by a parent at all times. Youth Center staff cannot administer medication, bottle-feed, change diapers, or provide meal service. All children participating in the Youth program must be potty-trained. Children who are not potty-trained are not permitted in hot tub or pool facilities.

For more information about the Youth Zone, see

Children with Special Needs
Royal Caribbean welcomes all children and teens ages 3-17 to participate in our programs. Let our staff know of all medical and/or special needs for your children. We will make every effort to accommodate them. Please be advised that Royal Caribbean Youth staff do not offer individual one-on-one supervision.


Pregnant women are not allowed to sail if they are entering the 24th week of their pregnancy by the last day of the cruise.

All pregnant women are required to produce a physician's letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery (EDD) calculated from both Last Menstrual Period (LMP) and ultrasound (if performed).

Please fax your physician letter to the Fleet Medical Department confidential fax at (661) 753-0121.


Royal Caribbean is committed to providing all its guests with an unrivaled cruise vacation. For detailed information about your accessible cruise, please go to

To customize your accommodations to meet your specific needs, please complete the Guest Special Needs Form at

For more information contact our Access Department at (866) 592-7225 (voice), fax (954) 628-9622, send an e-mail to, or contact our local Travel Agent Eleanor at 928-556-0853, ext. 204.

For additional assistance, feel free to ask for a Complaint Resolution Official (CRO). Our CROs have been trained and are aware of the applicable U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) disability regulations as well as our policies and procedures regarding guests with disabilities. They will be glad to respond to your concerns. Our CROs are available at all U.S. port of departure and all of our ships.

Tender Port Policy
The goal of Royal Caribbean Cruises is to provide a safe comfortable cruise experience for all passengers. If you will be using a mobility device during your sailing we strongly recommend you travel with a person physically fit to assist with your needs both onboard and ashore.

Embarking and disembarking can be challenging for those with limited mobility. Many major ports of call provide easy access for wheelchairs and scooters. However due to various conditions; steepness of the gangway, weather, shore-side facilities, tidal and sea conditions, passengers using mobility devices may be required to transfer to a stair climber or be precluded from going ashore. Royal Caribbean staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 pounds (22 kg).

Some ports of call require the ship to anchor off shore. Passengers are then taken to shore by small boats or tenders. When tendering is required, passengers using mobility devices will not be transferred into or out of the tender, if lifting in excess of the above limitation is required. Many tender ports do not provide wheelchair access so even if the passenger can board the tender they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions can also preclude tendering.

The decision to allow any passenger to board a tender or disembark the vessel will be made by the Captain on the basis of the safety and welfare of all involved and is final.

If passengers are unable to tender or disembark because of circumstances outlined above there will be no refund or credit for missed ports. While Royal Caribbean recognizes your disappointment, the safety of both passengers and crew takes precedence.


With your cruise departing from Port Canaveral, you'll find a variety of packages that offer everything from pre- and post-cruise tours of the city to complimentary hotel shuttles and complimentary airport shuttles.

If you have time prior to your cruise or after your cruise to tour Port Canaveral or nearby Orlando, here are a few major tourist attractions.


- Exploration Tower

- The Florida Key Lime Company
- Skydive Space Center

- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Kennedy Space Center

- Ron Jon Surf Shop
- Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures

- The Dinosaur Store and Museum
- Golf'n'Gator

- Brevard Veterans Memorial Center


- Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park

- SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
- Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park

- Discovery Cove
- SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks

- Fun Spot America
- LEGOLAND Florida

- Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Gatorland

- Universal's Island of Adventures
- Disney's Animal Kingdom

- Epcot
- Magic Kingdom Park

- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Universal Studios Florida

- Universal CityWalk

Eleanor at Avenues of the World Travel: 928-556-0853, ext. 204
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Eleanor Onsae Masayumptewa is a travel agent from Avenues of the World Travel