Booking a cruise is so exciting, but can also feel overwhelming if you aren’t sure what steps to take next. To plan your next Royal Caribbean Cruise and arrive feeling calm and collected, follow these four important steps:
1. Make sure you have all of the required documentation for every member of your party. At Me and The Mouse, we always encourage our clients to have passports. While this is not required for cruises embarking and debarking in the United States, it will protect you in the event you would need to fly out of the country. Make sure to check your passports and renew any that expire at least 10 weeks before your cruise. If you do not have a passport, make sure all adults have their government-issued photo IDs and original birth certificate. Double and triple-check that all required documents match the birthdates and spellings that are listed on your cruise reservation.
2. Plan your flights accordingly! When flying into a port, we always recommend arriving a day early and staying in a hotel close to your port of departure the night before your cruise. On your debarkation day, plan your flight no earlier than 1 pm. In the event of any unexpected delays, you will want to make sure you have plenty of time to get through them as easily and stress-free as possible.
3. Download the Royal Caribbean app. The app will show you a day by day plan of your entire cruise as well as deck plans, restaurant options, and entertainment. As you get close to sailing, you will also choose your check-in time and be able to download your Sea Passes. Sea Passes are scanned as you board the ship.
4. Link your cruise in the Cruise Planner. Once you have a confirmation number, go to royalcaribbean.com/booked, link your cruise, and start planning. On this website, you can explore all of your options to enjoy activities both on land and at sea. Plan your excursions, reserve activities on the ship, buy passes for Perfect Day at Coco Cay, pre-purchase drink packages, Internet packages, and even the complimentary Sky Pad on board certain ships. Be aware that during most holidays, Royal Caribbean offers sales on many of the packages you can purchase on the cruise planner! If you have packages already booked and find a better price, log back in and rebook at the sale price, but be sure to jump on the sales quickly. During some events, you can save as much as 50% on packages and excursions.
For more information or to book a Royal Caribbean Cruise, contact your Me and the Mouse Travel Specialist.