Frequently Asked Questions

Royal Caribbean International’s minimum age to sail unaccompanied on sailings originating in North America is twenty-one (21).

No Guest younger than the age twenty-one (21) will be assigned to a stateroom unless accompanied in the same stateroom by an adult twenty-one (21) years old or older. A guest’s age is established upon the first date of sailing.

This age limit will be waived for children sailing with their parents or guardians in connecting staterooms; for underage married couples; and for active duty members of the United States or Canadian military.

Certain other restrictions and conditions will apply; such as compliance with the age twenty-one (21) alcohol policy, and proof of marriage for underaged couples or proof of active duty military status required. Royal Caribbean International does not accept bookings for student groups.

Your cabin will be selected from the block of cabins in our group based upon the category selected during the reservation process. Approximately 30-45 days prior to sailing you will receive your cabin number and Royal Caribbean booking number along with instructions to complete the online check-in process with the cruise line.

Yes, you may send an email to Chandra.Brown@cruiseplanners.com with the deck/location/cabin you would like. You will be notified if that selection would incur an additional cost.

That depends on the type of cabin originally booked and the cruise line. Most cabins are configured for a certain number of people, with a specific number of beds. For example, a cabin set for two (2) people that has a sofa is not likely to allow 3 people in the cabin as the sofa isn’t considered a bed (unless it’s a sleeper sofa). A cabin configured for four(4) people could accommodate three(3) although the cruise line would prefer the cabin be switched to a three(3) berth as there are a limited number of cabins that hold four(4) or five(5) guests.

Each guest is responsible to complete the online check-in process prior to embarkation. Check-in may be done either on the Royal Caribbean website or app. During the check-in process guests may book excursions, purchase onboard packages (beverage, Wifi, spa, etc), and/or purchase cabin amenities. Guests may connect a credit card to their reservation to facilitate a la carte onboard charges. Failure to complete the online check-in process prior to embarkation may result in significate delays in boarding process or denied boarding by the cruise line.

Flights are not included in your cruise fare. Please contact our travel partner to discuss flight options at chandra.brown@cruiseplanners.com

Cabin you select in a specific location on the boat. Additional information on our cabin page.


Patriots Alumni events and activities: additional information on our experience page


Dining: including all meals/snacks aboard the ship (except for specialty dining venues aboard the ship)


Beverages: regular coffee, fruit juice, teas, and lemonade are available in the main buffet and main dining room. Drink packages are available for specialty coffee/drinks, soda, wine and/or spirits. Beverages may also be purchased on board the ship and charged to your onboard account.


Travel Agency Services:

  • Dedicated onboard agent
  • Assistance with all travel arrangements & events
  • Flexible payment plan or vacation finance option
  • Personalized service for every guest booked into the group

Gratuity Inclusions:

  • Tips for crew members for their outstanding service.
  • Shared among dining, bar & culinary services staff, stateroom attendants and hotel service teams who work behind the scenes to enhance your experience.

Onboard Activities

  • Daily Live Entertainment
  • Onboard Casino (fee to play)
  • Fitness Center & Basketball Court
  • Shops and Gallerias
  • Resort Style Pools
  • Sky Pad
  • RIP Cord by IFLY
  • Flowrider
  • Bumper Cars
  • Circus School
  • Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade (add’l charge for some menu items)
  • Music Hall Dance Club
  • Spa (add’l charge for services)

Additional Expenses:

  • Airfare to cruise port city
  • Transportation to/from cruise port
  • Parking at cruise port
  • Pre/post cruise activities
  • Excursions at port
  • Travel protection
  • Items of a personal nature

A valid passport IS recommended and should expire at least six (6) months after the cruise return date. You may travel using your certified birth certificate if the cruise begins and ends in the same US cruise port.

Unfortunately, we are unable to match guests to share a room. You may book a shared room while you are working to secure a trip companion. If unable to secure a roommate, you may change to a single guest room. Cancellation penalties do apply.

The cancellation and refund policy information is included in the Terms and Conditions. Travel protection will be offered and explained to every guest and is highly recommended for any refunds.

Yes, you may set up a payment plan once your deposit is paid. Payment are posted on the 15th of the month. You may also finance your vacation using Uplift Vacation Finance. Chandra can share details with you.

Payments are made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and/or Discover debit or credit card.

Once your reservation is received you will receive an email from our travel agency partner, Cruise Planners-Global Travel Pros LLC. An agent will communicate your cabin assignment, assist with any travel needs and be available to answer any questions.

Chandra Nims Brown
Cruise Planners – Global Travel Pros LLC
Text/Call: 800-931-7856
Email: Chandra.Brown@CruisePlanners.com

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