Bigger. Bolder. The home of thrilling adventures and unsurpassed relaxation. Cruising with Royal Caribbean is just as much about the journey as it is the destination.
Revolutionary ships provide a playground at sea packed with innovative features that are continually being reimagined to push the boundaries.
Whether it is from the top of the rock climbing wall, racing across a zip line nine decks up, cutting waves of the surf simulator or free falling in the skydiving simulator, you’ll see how Royal Caribbean is taking cruising to new heights.
From the moment you set foot on Royal Caribbean’s innovative fleet you are greeted with the professional, friendly service that the Royal team is known for.
Driven by a desire to far exceed your every expectation, Royal Caribbean has assembled the finest service staff to ensure you have the holiday you deserve.
Whether it is by the pool, in the dining room, at the spa, or anywhere else for that matter, award winning service will make for a true Royal experience.
Royal Caribbean brings an awe-inspiring entertainment line up to every sailing, with full scale productions gracing the stage every night on every cruise.
From hit Broadway shows and live bands to soaring acrobats and crooning vocalists, world class performers dazzle on stage, ice and water.
Enjoy exhilarating original productions that you can’t get on land, dance into the night at a themed party, or kick back for a low key evening at an outdoor film night. The choice is yours.
Choose from a host of world class complimentary dining options or indulge your tastebuds at one of the specialty restaurants on board.
Palate pleasing flavours will take you on a journey around the globe at the Windjammer Marketplace, a staple on all ships, and the Main Dining Room serves up delicious multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A variety of other satisfying selections await across the fleet, from celebrity restaurants to casual grab and go options, the hardest part is choosing where to try next.
Suite Guests receive additional amenities, based on the category of accommodation. These are outlined on the ship page or in the pricing panel on each cruise itinerary page.
A valid passport is a requirement for all international sailings and air travel. You need enough blank visa pages within the passport for visa stamps. Royal Caribbean recommend that your passport expiry date not occur within six (6) months following the end of your cruise.
The ship will collect your passport to speed the clearance formalities at each port of call, so Royal Caribbean suggest you bring a few photocopies of your passport's personal information page, including the picture, and that you carry one of these photocopies with you each time you leave the ship.
Should the last names of the parent and minor child travelling with them differ, the parent is required to present the child's valid passport and visa (if required) and the child's birth certificate (original, a notarised copy or a certified copy). The name of the parent(s) and the child must be linked through legal documentation.
Adults who are not the parent or legal guardian of any minor child travelling with them are required to present the child's valid passport and visa or the child's birth certificate (original, a notarised copy or a certified copy) and an original notarised letter signed by at least one of the child's parents.
This original notarised letter signed by the child's parent(s), needs to outline authorisation of the adult to take the child on the specific cruise, supervise the child and allow emergency medical treatment to be administered. If a non-parent adult is a legal guardian, the adult must present a certified certificate of guardianship with respect to the child.
If a woman has several surnames on different documents such as birth certificate and driving licence, then she must bridge the difference with other documents, such as, a marriage licence and/or divorce paper. The additional bridging documents must be the original or a certified or notarised copy.
You will need to contact the Embassy (Consular Services) of each country on your sailing itinerary for specific visa requirements, information, forms and fees for your nationality. More information can be found here.
All guests must ensure that they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide guidelines as to which vaccinations are required in each country. In many cases inoculations are recommended but in some circumstances, they are required. Royal Caribbean recommend that you check with your GP for guidance.
Yes. It is highly recommended all guests take out appropriate travel insurance policies once a reservation has been made.
Please note Australian Medicare, New Zealand ACC and private health insurance will not cover you for any medical costs or emergency evacuations on board, even on domestic cruises. Insurance policies may also protect your possessions on board; provide cancellation cover if certain circumstances cause you to miss the cruise or a pre-paid tour; and provide other forms of protection. It is your responsibility to select the most appropriate policy from an insurance provider.
Pregnant guests are welcome but cannot be entering, or have entered, the 24th week of pregnancy on the first day of their planned cruise or cruise tour. Guests will be required to fill out a Public Health Questionnaire at the pier attesting they have not entered the 24th week. Please inform your Global Journeys Cruise Advisor if you will be pregnant at the time of travel.
If you are dependent on oxygen or require oxygen therapy, you must supply your own oxygen, and meet certain requirements prior to boarding. Please let your Cruise Advisor know your needs when you make your booking and let them know quantity, type and delivery schedule. All types of oxygen are permitted on board. Each ship has a different storage policy; however you will be able to keep some or all of your cylinders in the stateroom.
For any medical advice, please consult your doctor prior to boarding. Your location on board and proximity to the water can help reduce the effects of seasickness. The lower you are to the water line, and the closer you are to the centre of the ship, the less movement you will experience. When looking out at the water, keep your sight on the horizon line.
You will receive electronic cruise documents (eDocs) from 45 days prior to sailing once your reservation is finalised and paid in full. Once your cruise documents become available, you can access them through your reservation dashboard in your Guest Account. Details will be provided by your Global Journeys Cruise Advisor.
Online check-in opens 90 days prior to sailing and closes 3 days prior to the sail date. Once the full balance on your booking has been received, you will be able to log into Royal Caribbean's Online Check In and print your SetSail Pass. Details on how and when to do this will provided by your Global Journeys Cruise Advisor.
Completing your check-in online for all the guests in your booking will speed up your boarding time. Guests who do not complete online check-in will be required to check-in manually at the pier, which can take a little more time.
We are unable to complete the check-in for you, as you are required to read and accept terms and conditions. You’re welcome to contact your Global Journeys Cruise Advisor and we can provide troubleshooting assistance if needed.
Luggage Tags can be printed via online Check-in from 49 days prior to sailing. The balance of your cruise fare must be paid in full before luggage tags will be available.
If you forgot your luggage tags at home, ship luggage tags are available at the pier on the day of boarding. To avoid any delays, we recommend that you secure your luggage tags before leaving home.
Your luggage will be delivered to your stateroom on the first evening of the cruise. We suggest that you pack all your medications in your carry-on luggage. All medications must remain in their original, labelled prescription containers at the time of embarkation. We advise that you pack at least three days of extra medication in the event of an unexpected change in the itinerary of the voyage. Remember to pack an adapter to suit the US and European electrical power points. Also consider a change of clothes in your carry-on luggage in case your luggage doesn’t arrive before dinner
When you’re on board, the right look will vary by venue. But here are a few types of suggested attire:
Casual: You’re on holiday – relax! Jeans, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck. Shorts are welcomed for breakfast and lunch.
Smart Casual: Dress to impress with collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits. Jackets, sports coats and blazers are snazzy and welcomed.
Formal: Make it a night out in your best black-tie look – suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns. There can be 1-3 formal nights during a sailing and is at the ship’s discretion. Royal's Chef’s Table dining experience also has a formal dress code.
Theme nights are offered on board Royal Caribbean Cruises of four nights or longer. Because these events vary by ship and itinerary, dates and times will not be available until you board the ship, and this can be found in the Cruise Compass. Some common themes may include Black and White Night, 50's/60's/70's/80's, Country Western, Masquerade Ball, Toga Parties. These are examples and are subject to change.
Each guest is permitted to carry up to 90kgs of luggage. However, for your comfort and convenience, it is recommended that you limit the number of pieces you take as they will have to be stored in your stateroom. If you are flying, check with your airline for specific baggage allowance and any additional charges.
Weapons, illegal drugs and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.
All dining packages can be purchased on board, however availability for the packages is limited, so Royal Caribbean suggest they are purchased through the Cruise Planner before you cruise, to have the best selection of dining times. Your Global Journeys Cruise Advisor will provide details. Dining packages include a restaurant reservation on the first day of the cruise, so they must be purchased prior to 5 pm on the first day of the cruise.
Choose from a range of dining packages that start with 3 restaurants; 4 restaurants; 5 restaurants or the Ultimate Dining Package that gives you access to all restaurants daily.
Dining packages don’t include beverages. Beverages are charged separately at the regular on board price. Book your dining or beverage package on the Cruise Planner before your cruise.
When you pair your dining package with a beverage package you save on the cost of purchasing drinks individually on board. You can buy a deluxe package that covers a wide range of soft drinks, wines and spirits, a refreshment package that includes non-alcoholic drinks, including premium tea and coffee, a soft drink pack or an Evian water pack. Read conditions for purchasing carefully as packages cannot be shared or transferred.
Guests are not allowed to bring on board any food items other than dry, non-perishable snack items (cookies, crackers, chips, energy bars, etc). If you need to bring special beverages, please let your Global Journeys Cruise Advisor know so they can complete a Special Needs form with your booking. Royal Caribbean need to receive this form 30 days prior the sail date at the latest and your Cruise Advisor with liaise with them on your behalf and inform you via email of their decision to your request.
Should you get sick on board, you will need to visit the medical facilities. The ship’s doctor will diagnose the illness and advise accordingly.
Licensed doctors and nursing staff are available on board all Royal Caribbean International ships. There is a minimum of one fully licensed physician, and a minimum of two licensed nurses on board every ship. Nurses are also available after hours. Medical facilities are located on Deck 1 of each ship.
All Royal Caribbean ships are equipped with North American standard, 110 Volts AC and standard European 220/230 Volts AC outlets. If you are using an Australian or NZ device you’ll need to take an adaptor with you.
Guests cannot bring electrical extension cords, including power boards or surge protected power boards.
Royal Caribbean works with mobile networks to connect your phone through our fleet’s network provider: "Cellular at Sea". Roaming rates are determined by your mobile provider and can be quite expensive. We recommend you contact your mobile provider for more information before you sail.
Yes. The Crown & Anchor® Society is Royal Caribbean’s way of recognizing and rewarding their most loyal guests. As a member, you’ll receive exclusive benefits and privileges to make your cruise experiences with Royal Caribbean International even more spectacular. Cruising with Royal Caribbean International is truly a rewarding experience, especially when you're a member of the Crown & Anchor Society. You'll receive benefits not only when on board, but also when you're planning your cruise. And - as your points grow, so do your benefits and status.
Membership has six tiers defined by the number of cruise points – Gold (3), Platinum (30), Emerald (55), Diamond (80), Diamond Plus (175) and Pinnacle (700).
You can register when you create a Guest Account and following the prompts to register. If you have cruised prior to joining let Global Journeys know to redeem points for previous sailings.
Cruise Points are the way you earn membership status in the Crown & Anchor Society. You can earn one Cruise Point for every cruise night that you sail with us and double points when you purchase a suite.
You can enrol in Royal Caribbean’s loyalty program before you have even booked your cruise. On board member benefits will begin after your first cruise is complete and you achieve a Gold Member status. You'll receive benefits not only when on board, but also when you're planning your next cruise. And - as your points grow, so do your benefits and status.
The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Brands that have reciprocal loyalty programs are Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. Similar benefits can be offered to guests enrolled in each of these programs. Ask your Cruise Advisor how this works.
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