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Cruise rate includes tea, coffee, juice, and accommodation all meals except at Specialty restaurants, room service, gratuities, port fees & taxes, live musical performances, comedy & fashion show and late night parties with DJs. Lots of other surprises! Prices do not include airfare or airport transfers to or from the cruise ship, personal expenses such as photos, souvenirs & island tours, sodas, bottled water or alcoholic beverages, or any other extra activities that you may choose to participate in on the ship or on shore that require a fee.

Yes, we have reserved rooms at a the YVE hotel, downtown Miami, Fl. Please contact HJ Travels to book your hotel accommodation at 877-457-1268 Ext 2.

We leave at 4:00PM on October 9th, 2017. Due to government regulations requiring cruise lines to submit the Final manifest at least 60 minutes prior to sailing, guests are requested to complete Online Check-in no later than 3 days prior to their cruise. If you do not complete Online Check-in 3 days prior, you will be required to complete this process at the pier at least two hours prior to the published sailing time. Please note: All guests must be checked-in and onboard the ship no later than 90 minutes prior to the published sailing time or you will NOT be permitted to sail. Soca On The Seas group check-in & wristband collection from 1pm to 3pm – Conference Center Deck 6.

Transfers are available for purchase from the arrival airport to the pier on day of sailing and from the pier to the departure airport on debarkation day only. It is recommended that transfers are purchased two weeks prior to sailing. Please remember RCCL requires your flight information in order for them to promptly meet all guests. To purchase your Royal Caribbean Guest Transfer or for additional information consult HJ Travels at 1-877-457-1268. If you are close enough (or you like road trips) you can also drive to the departure port. Parking is typically available on a first-come, first-served basis at most piers for a minimal fee. You may also take a taxi or shuttle to the pier.

The Pier is located at 1015 N America Way, Miami, FL 33132

The following requirements are for sailings from a United States port to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Hawaii, Alaska, Panama Canal and Mexico. United States and Canadian Citizens: You MUST have one of the following: A valid United States or Canadian passport. For additional United States passport information visit the United States Department of State travel information website or the Passport Canada website. Visa Central is the passport and visa service that we recommend, should our guests need passport and visa assistance. You may contact Visa Central for all your passport needs. Visa Central can obtain passports in as little as one day. US Residents, please contact VisaCentral online at www.visacentral.com/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call 800-858-8579, and be sure to reference Royal Caribbean account 44988 for reduced service fees. Canada residents, please contact www.visacentral.ca/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call 8888-665-9956, and be sure to reference Royal Caribbean account 10026 for reduced service fees. – OR – Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) or Trusted Travel Documents. Click here for a list of all approved documents. Exceptions: United States citizens on cruises that begin and end at the same port in the United States can use a original government-issued picture ID (i.e. driver’s license) AND an original government-issued birth certificate or original Naturalization Certificate. Minors under the age of 16 will be able to present either an original government-issued, original or certified copy of his or her birth certificate; a Consular Report of Birth Abroad Issued by DOA; or Certificate of Naturalization issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Note: Baptismal papers and hospital certificates of birth are NOT acceptable. Military identification cards, voter registration cards or Social Security cards are NOT considered proof of citizenship. United States Permanent Residents: You MUST have the following: United States Permanent Resident Card. Click here for additional information. – AND – A passport from your home country is strongly recommended. Canadian Legal Residents: You MUST have the following: Passport from your home country. – AND – Original copy of your Permanent Resident Card (PR Card), formerly the IMM 1000. – AND – Multiple entry United States visa (if applicable). All Other Nationalities: You MUST have the following: Passport from your home country. – AND – Multiple entry United States visa (if applicable). All non U.S. or Canadian passport holders should contact the Embassy (Consular Services) of each country on your cruise or VisaCentral for specific visa requirements, information, forms and fees for your nationality. Visa Central is the passport and visa service that we recommend, should our guests need passport and visa assistance. You may contact Visa Central for all your passport needs. Visa Central can obtain passports in as little as one day. US Residents, please contact VisaCentral online at www.visacentral.com/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call 800-858-8579, and be sure to reference Royal Caribbean account 44988 for reduced service fees. Canada residents, please contact www.visacentral.ca/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call 8888-665-9956, and be sure to reference Royal Caribbean account 10026 for reduced service fees. It is the responsibility of the guest to identify, obtain and present necessary visas before the start of their cruise vacation. Requirements vary based on the guest’s nationality and countries visiting during the cruise.

Check-in online! It’s easy. We’ll show you how in 4 simple steps. When you check-in online, it saves time. You won’t have to fill out any forms at the pier. When you and your party arrive, you’ll just need your signed SetSail pass, identification documents, and credit card that you register online. First, gather the following information for all the guests you’re checking in: Passport or appropriate proof of citizenship and identification Ship, sailing date and Royal Caribbean reservation number Home address Emergency contact name with phone number Travel plans before and after your cruise Credit card for the Onboard Expense Account TIP: For security purposes, the system will time out after 30 minutes even though there is activity, so make sure you have everything listed above before you begin.

Guests are not allowed to bring beer, hard liquor, fortified wines or non-alcoholic beverages onboard for consumption or any other use on boarding day or while in port. Alcoholic beverages seized on boarding day will not be returned. Guests wishing to bring personal wine and champagne onboard may do so only on boarding day, limited to two (2) 750 ml bottles per stateroom. Additional bottles of wine beyond two (2) bottles that are brought onboard or any alcoholic beverages purchased in ports of call or from Shops On Board will be stored by the ship and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of the sailing. Wine may be consumed in any shipboard restaurant, dining venue, or within the guests’ stateroom. Wine brought onboard may not be shared for consumption in private group events, and/or in lounges made private for the exclusive use of a group. Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) and will dispose of containers holding alcohol. Guests who violate any alcohol policies, (over consume, provide alcohol to people under age 21, demonstrate irresponsible behavior, or attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and or luggage check points or any other time), may be disembarked or not allowed to board, at their own expense, in accordance with our Guest Conduct Policy. Guests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them. Note: All guests must comply with TSA guidelines for transporting liquids.

Yes, there is a monthly payment plan. PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS (REQUIRED). The deposit is per person: $100pp for Interior, Oceanview and Balcony, $200pp for Suites and above. All payments are non-refundable on themed cruises therefore HJ Travels strongly advises the purchase of Travel Insurance. Deposit is due at time of booking. Monthly Payments: This requires a full deposit based on your selected cabin class due at time of booking (see above). Payments will be divided equally by the remaining months after your deposit with final payment on June 29th, 2017. Auto Pay: Your credit card on file will be charged automatically on the 29th of each month. If you will be sending a check, it must arrive in-house on or before your payment is due. If you would prefer to use Chase QuickPay, please call HJ Travels at 877-457-1268 Ext 2, for further details.

Yes! Travel Protection is strongly advised. Why the Royal Caribbean Travel Protection program? To protect you from the unexpected. What if you or a family member gets sick or hurt and you can’t go on your cruise vacation? Or your flight to the cruise is delayed? What if your bags are lost, stolen, or damaged? Or, they’re delayed and you need to buy some items until they show up? What if you get sick or hurt on your trip? What if you need an emergency medical evacuation? Travel Insurance, provided by Arch Insurance Company – Call HJ Travels at 877-457-1268 Ext 2 to book your travel insurance. Insurance cost: $29/pp for guests in an inside or ocean view cabin, $59/ per person for guests in Balcony cabins & Junior suites and $89/pp for guests in Grand suites. The Royal Caribbean Travel Protection Program can help! Here are some highlights: The Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program, provided by Royal Caribbean Trip cancellation and Trip interruption: up to 100% back if you cancel (or interrupt) your cruise for one of the program’s specific reasons. Cancel for Any Reason: 75% future cruise credit if you cancel for any reason (and we mean ANY reason!) Trip Delay: up to $500 for catch-up expenses Accident Medical: up to $10,000 if you get hurt on your cruise vacation Sickness Medical: up to $10,000 if you get sick on your cruise vacation Emergency Medical Evacuation: up to $25,000 if you need emergency medical transportation Baggage Protection: up to $1,500 if your bags are lost, stolen, or damaged Bag Delay: up to $500 to buy necessary personal items if your bags are delayed 24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance, services provided by On Call International Travel and medical assistance anywhere in the world!

We now use single-color luggage tags for all ships in the fleet to help your bags get where they need to go. Luggage tags are now personalized with name and stateroom number. Tags for different ships are identified by bolded ship name for ease of identification. You can order luggage tags up to two weeks prior to sailing. Your luggage will be delivered and placed in front of your cabin by latest 6pm.

 
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