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How to Get to Fort
ARRIVAL AT THE CRUISE
OF CRUISE TERMINAL
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The ship will
probably be sailing from Terminal 18, though the actual location
might change. Look for directions to the ship named "Oasis
of the Seas." Make sure the ship is "Oasis" before you
give your luggage to the porters, who will be waiting at the
Travel Time: From
the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, travel time is
approximately 10 minutes. From the Miami International Airport,
travel time is approximately 30
AT THE TERMINAL
Not before 11:00 am
on October 15, 2016. If you arrive too early, then you will be
waiting on the dock, and that is not fun. The ship will sail at
4:30 pm, so get there well ahead of time. Royal Caribbean
International 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. There are government regulations in some ports that
require cruise lines to submit a departure manifest 90 minutes
prior to sailing.
HAND-CARRY ONE BAG
Make sure you
keep one bag that you hand-carry onto the
ship. Upon arrival at the dock, 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 your 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 $3 per bag.
IN AT TERMINAL
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
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
- Identification Documents (proof of Citizenship) for each
- 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
PARKING AT THE PORT
After dropping off your checked luggage at the pier
terminal with the porters and cruise line representative, proceed
to the appropriate parking garage for that terminal. Rates are $15
USD per day for the regular vehicles and $19 for the oversized
vehicles (rates subject to change without notice by the Port
vehicle size restrictions, parking questions, or additional
information, please contact USA Parking at (954) 468-3680.
Convenient parking is available in the Midport and
Northport Parking Garages and the Midport Surface Lot between
Terminals 18 and 19. All Port public garages and surface lots are:
well lighted, security patrolled, provide disabled parking with
unimpeded access to crosswalks and elevators (See disabled parking
$3 for 0-1 hour
$6 for up to 5 hours, and then $1 per hour thereafter up to daily
$15 daily maximum
$19 daily maximum for oversized vehicles (exceeding standard width
and/or height of a parking space). For assistance, contact USA
Parking at 954-468-3680.
Midport Parking Garage (probably
closer to the Terminal for Freedom of the Seas)
The 2,000-space Midport garage services:
Cruise Terminals 19, 21, 22/24, 25, 26, 27 and 29
From I-595: I-595 empties on to east bound Eller Dr. Continue
traveling east after the security checkpoint. The garage entrance
will be on your left.
Midport Surface Lots
Cruise Terminal 18: 600-space surface parking lot adjacent to the
Parking Lot #19: 400-space surface parking lot located between
Terminals 18 and 19 and is used when the Terminal 18 and Midport
Garage are full.
Garage and surface parking rates are the same.
Northport Parking Garage
The 4,250 space Northport Garage services:
Northport Cruise Terminals 1, 2 and 4
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
From 17th Street Causeway: Turn south on Eisenhower Blvd. from
17th St. The garage will be on the left side after the security
State Road 84: come east on State Road 84 and enter the Port.
Turning left at Eisenhower Blvd. The parking garage will be on the
right just before the security checkpoint.
I-595: I-595 empties on to Eller Dr. Head east on Eller. Make a
left (north) at the light after the security checkpoint (Eisenhower
Blvd). Follow signs for Terminals #1, 2 & 4/Convention Center.
The garage entrance will be on your right just before the security
FREE Disabled Parking
Any vehicle with specialized equipment or other criteria are
exempt from parking fees in Port Everglades, including: ramps,
lifts, foot, hand controls, vehicle displaying the Florida Turnpike
Toll Exemption sticker.
obtain free parking at Port Everglades: At the entry of the Port
Everglades parking garage, pull a parking ticket from the automated
machine. Get the attention of one of the parking agents in an
adjacent exit booth. Advise the agent that you would like a
disability waiver of parking. A parking supervisor will examine the
vehicle to determine if the driver/vehicle meets the criteria for a
parking waiver. After verification, the supervisor will sign the
ticket and record the driver's name, address and registration
number and will be directed to enter the garage. When exiting, the
parking ticket will be surrendered to the exit parking attendant
and no parking fees will be charged.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS PRINTED
YOUR "SETSAIL" BOARDING PASS AT ROYAL CARIBBEAN
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
- Ship, Sail Date and Royal Caribbean Reservation Number (series
- Royal Caribbean's Past Passenger Crown & Anchor Member
Number (if applicable)
- Contact Information (including permanent address and telephone
- Passport Details or 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
- Credit Card for Purchases Onboard (last four digits and
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
CLICK HERE to go directly to the Royal Caribbean Online Check-In
(You may also access this page by visiting
www.rccl.com. 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
HELP? For computer tech support, call this number:
(800) 398-9819. They will walk you through the
TAGS: After you have completed your SetSail Pass, you will
print out luggage tags marked with your stateroom number. These
will automatically direct all your luggage from the place the
porter takes your luggage at the port directly to your
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
THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN SEAPASS ACCOUNT?
One of the best things about
cruising with Royal Caribbean is the convenience of being able to
sign for all your expenses and have them charged to your
When you check-in for your
cruise, you'll receive a SeaPass Card.
The Cruise Card is used to access your personal shipboard account
to which all purchases are charged.
All of 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, debit cards with a
Visa or MasterCard logo, 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.
CARIBBEAN SEAPASS CARD: YOUR ID
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 identification 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 I.D. 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
As a "Cruise Into
Spirit" Seminar-at-Sea attendee, your incredibly low fee of a total
$13.50 or $15.95 (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
This gratuity is
shared by your stateroom attendant, dining services staff, and
housekeeping staff members who help enhance your vacation
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
A 15% gratuity will
be automatically added to all beverages, mini bar purchases, spa
and salon services. Additional gratuities may be added at your
SEMINAR-AT-SEA SPEAKERS INSPIRATIONAL
On our "Cruise Into
Spirit" Seminar-at-sea, our speakers will bring books, CDs, DVDs,
and other products. They will also offer private sessions. They
will be selling their wares in the meeting room in the Conference
Center on the ship. Also, the Seminar might be video-recorded, and
those DVDs will be available. Those 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
DO WHEN YOU BOARD THE SHIP
Make sure you keep one bag that you hand-carry onto the ship. Upon arrival at the dock, your luggage will be carried 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.
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 Tour of the Freedom of the Seas with the Cruise Staff.
If your room isn't ready yet, then head for one of the many dining rooms onboard for lunch. 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 and dine, from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at any of the following free restaurants: Solarium Bistro (Solarium, Deck 15), Windjammer Marketplace Buffet (Deck 16), Park Café (Central Park, Deck 8), Wipe Out Café (Sports Deck 15) and from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm: Vitality Café (Vitality Spa, Deck 6). Other free dining rooms will be closed for lunch on embarkation day.
If you would like
to make lunch a special event, the following pay-to-eat restaurants
will also be open on departure day from 11:30 to 3:30 pm: Seafood
Shack (Boardwalk, Deck 6) and Johnny Rockets (Boardwalk, Deck 6)
and from 12:00 to 1:30 pm: Giovanni's Table (Central Park, Deck 8)
and from 1:00 to 11:00 pm: Vintages/Tapas (Central Park, Deck
If you want a snack
on embarkation day, the following will also be open: Café Promenade
(24 hours: Royal Promenade, Deck 5), Mondo Coffee Bar (11:00 am to
3:45 pm: Royal Promenade, Deck 5), Boardwalk Donut Shop (11:00 am
to 9:00 pm: Boardwalk, Deck 6), Boardwalk Bar (11:00 am to 9:00 pm:
Boardwalk, Deck 6), Ice Cream Parlor (11:00 am to 11:00 pm:
Boardwalk, Deck 6), Sorrento's (11:30 am to 3:45 pm: Royal
Promenade, Deck 5), Cupcake Cupboard (11:30 am to 11:00 pm: Royal
Promenade, Deck 5).
Room Service is
also available 24 Hours a Day.
Read the details in
your "Cruise Compass" Newsletter, which you will find in your room,
as the dining information might be out of date due to frequent Dry
Dock renovations to the ship.
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.
Right after you board the ship, anytime between 1:00
pm to 4:00 pm, go to Deck 3 Forward, The Conference Center, to
check in for the "Cruise Into Spirit" Seminar-at-Sea:
For "Cruise Into Spirit" Seminar-at-Sea:
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 4:00 pm.
Registration will be closed during the boat safety "Muster Drill,"
which will occur at approximately 4:00 pm. During your check-in,
you will receive your cruise and seminar 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,
you will receive your shore excursion tickets at this mandatory
MANDATORY First Meeting
Welcome-Aboard Sail-Away Orientation and
The first meeting of our Seminar-at-Sea will take place in Studio B (Ice Skating Rink), Deck 3 Forward, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Our first meeting will include introductions with all our presenters: "Cruise into Spirit Speakers Introduction." See the entire TENTATIVE schedule at www.divinetravels.com/CruiseIntoSpirit2016Schedule.html.
At 5:50 pm, right after our
first meeting, we will meet for a Group Photo in Studio B (Ice
Cruise Into Spirit Cruise
Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm in the main dining room. Our group will have a designated place to dine together nightly from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Make new friends at dinner, or dine with your favorite speakers! Please note that you can eat anywhere you want within that general designated seating area. Even though your "Cruise 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 FREE room service. See details of dining choices on the ship at
the following page:
HOW TO GET TO FORT
For voyages departing
from Fort Lauderdale at 4:30 pm, the latest recommended flight
Latest arrivals into the Ft. Lauderdale Airport: 1:00 pm
Latest arrivals into the Miami International Airport: 12:00
arriving in Fort Lauderdale at either 6:00 am or 7:00 am, the
earliest recommended flight departure:
Earliest departures out of the Ft. Lauderdale Airport: 11:30
Earliest departures out of the Miami International Airport: 12:30
Royal Caribbean ChoiceAir
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
- We guarantee 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
- We have 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
- We have Royal Caribbean Air Agents available 24/7 to help ensure
you air travel is as carefree as your cruise. Just call. They'll do
whatever they can to help.
- Royal Caribbean's 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 Adele at Legendary World Travel: 760-230-5624
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 your
ship's home port 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: 305-539-4107
In case you miss the departure of your ship due to carrier-caused
delays or other 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 Adele at Legendary World Travel:
FOR YOUR CRUISE
how to prepare for your Royal Caribbean Cruise vacation can be
are a few details that you will find useful:
AND WHAT TO BRING
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
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.
Passenger attire should be in
keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at
- 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
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
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 (optional) for dinner on two
formal night on 7-day cruise, long pants and tops, sweatshirt and
sweatpants, warm jacket or windbreaker, shorts, t-shirts,
underwear, socks, sleeping-clothes, walking shoes, sandals or
flip-flops, 2 bathing suits and cover-up, sunscreen, 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.
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.
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 collabsible bag for those acquired
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
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.
What Not To Bring:
For the safety of our guests and crew there are certain items that
are not allowed onboard. If these are found they will be
confiscated. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids,
explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.
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.
- 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, Electrical Extension Cords, &
- Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows and
- Skateboards & Surfboards
- Martial Arts Gear
- Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray and night
- Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and
- HAM Radios
- Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint
- 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
CRUISE TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION
Each passenger is responsible for providing Royal
Caribbean Cruises with complete and accurate immigration
information. The Passenger Immigration Form (PIF) should be
completed online using Cruise Personalizer.
Ensure your name appears exactly as shown on your travel 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.
For non-US passport or non-US permanent residents disembarking in
a US Port, the US Department of Homeland Security requires that
before your cruise, you provide the address at which you will be
staying in the US, post-cruise.
Travel Document requirements vary by destination and your
citizenship. Below are document guidelines for both domestic and
international voyages. Once a booking is made, you may view voyage
specific requirements on the Cruise Personalizer.
Document Requirements for US and Canadian Passport
A valid passport is required for all
international itineraries. Although US and Canadian passport
holders are not currently required to sail with a passport on most
domestic itineraries (including Alaska, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean,
Hawaii, and Mexico and Panama Canal), Royal Caribbean highly
recommends they are carried.
If your cruise requires international air travel, including
flights between the US and Canada, the Caribbean, Bermuda or
Mexico, you will be required to present a valid passport when
departing from or returning to the US by air. Even if your cruise
does not involve air travel outside the US, should you be required
to unexpectedly depart a vessel prior to the end of the sailing, a
passport would be required to re-enter the US by air. As such,
Royal Caribbean Cruises continues to strongly recommend that all
passengers are in possession of a valid passport.
For domestic itineraries for which a passport is not required, US
and Canadian passport holders must present one of the following
valid Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant travel
documents at cruise check-in:
- Passport Book: Recommended travel document
- US Passport Card
- US or Canadian Issued Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)
- US or Canadian Issued Identification Card (issued to minors and
- NEXUS Card Air travel is limited to participating airports
- SENTRI and FAST cards
Passport Requirement for Minors Traveling with Only One
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 of
the cruise fare.
US citizens traveling on U.S. roundtrip or "closed-loop" voyages
may also travel with an original certified birth certificate
presented together with a valid government-issued photo
identification. These voyages include Mexico roundtrip from Fort
For information regarding WHTI compliant documents, visit
US Permanent Residents are required to present one of the
following at cruise check-in:
- Permanent Resident
Card (ARC/I-55 card)
- Temporary ARC/I-55 card and valid government-issued photo
- Expired ARC/I-55 card and form I-797 and valid government-issued
- Passport with "ARC" stamp in the passport
- Canadian Permanent Residents are required to present a valid
passport and Landed Permanent Resident - - Card at cruise
Non-US/Non-Canadian Passport Holders:
valid passport is required for all non-US and non-Canadian citizens
for all itineraries.
IMPORTANT: Visa and documentation requirements vary by destination
and change from time to time without prior notice. Passengers
should check with the consulate of each country they will visit, or
a visa service to verify current regulations. It is the passenger's
responsibility to have proper travel documentation. They should
reconfirm visa requirements with the consulate 14-30 days prior to
Many countries require
passports be valid for six months after the completion of your
travel. Check your passport to verify it will be valid for this
period of time. Please ensure the name on the passport matches the
name on the booking. Additionally, make certain that your passport
contains blank pages for entry and exit endorsements and any visas
that may be required. If necessary, allow sufficient time to renew
your passport and/or obtain additional pages.
US and Canadian passport holders sailing on a domestic cruise
should ensure passports or other travel documents are valid through
the completion of travel. There may be occasions where we retain
your passport at check-in. This is to ensure that you are not
inconvenienced by immigration clearance during your cruise and
where face to face inspection is not required. We recommend you
bring a second government issued photo ID if you wish to have one
with you while in port.
There are over 7,000
Application Acceptance locations in the US Callers may locate the
one closest to them by going to the US Department of State website
The United States Postal Service also provides passport services.
To obtain this information, go to
usps.com to find a Post Office
location, fees, and to download a passport application at
For information regarding Passport applications, please visit:
or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778
(M-F, 5am to 5pm Pacific Time).
*This information is provided as general guidance. Because
governmental travel requirements change periodically, you must
check with your travel agent or the government authorities for all
countries you will visit to determine or verify the actual
requirements at the time of sailing. Royal Caribbean assumes no
responsibility for advising passengers of such requirements.
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) (http://who.int/ith) or
contact the United States Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) at
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
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.
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. Royal Caribbean
Cruises ships are foreign-flagged and are considered "out of
country." Please contact Adele at Legendary World
Travel:760-230-5624,to arrange for insurance.
CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES SMOKING POLICY
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
e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor
areas of the starboard side of all ships; with the exception of
Oasis-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 Oasis class, smoking is not permitted in
Central Park or the Boardwalk neighborhoods.
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.
interior public spaces are smoke free. Smoking is not permitted in
any dining venue, theater, bar, lounge, hallway, elevator, and
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
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.
cigarettes or e-cigarettes are only permitted within the designated
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
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
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
When minors (any passenger under the age of 18) are traveling with
only one adult 21 years of age or older, Royal Caribbean requires
that all passengers possess a valid passport. Carrier has
implemented this requirement so that your party remains together
should an emergency arise that requires one or more in your party
to disembark in a non-U.S. port. Carrier cannot guarantee that all
members of your party are allowed to disembark with just a
WHTI-compliant document or birth certificate. Failure to present a
valid passport for all passengers traveling together results in
denial of boarding without refund of the of the cruise or
Age requirements for babies
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
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
Our policy is strictly observed onboard and is intended for the
public health safety of all passengers.
Documents for passengers under the age of
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
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
Passengers under the age of 13 are allowed in the evening
entertainment show lounges if they are with their parent or
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
the age of 18 are prohibited from purchasing cigarettes or tobacco
products while on board.
Children under 3 are
not permitted in the Fun Factory 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 Fun Factory, see
Children with Special Needs
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
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 Adele at 760-230-5624.
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
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
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