Meet and Mingle

Hello everyone! Just a friendly reminder that the meet and Mingle will be on Mon Dec. 23 and will be held in the Schooner Bar which is right next to the casino and located on deck 4. Immediately after the Muster Drill.

The Cruise Schedule is now up on the RC App

Check out the Royal Caribbean App for a schedule of all the daily happenings on our cruise. Use the App for planning your day, picking out your outfits, for example there will be a 70’s party AND an 80’s party aboard this sailing. Also there is a personal schedule which will keep track of the activities that you have planned for yourself, Ex. your spa treatment, your excursions or your reservations for specialty dining.


Use the app for free onboard

Connect to the ship WiFi-Guest-Independence network. No Wi-Fi package purchase needed. And use the Refresh icon to ensure you can see activity updates as they happen.

If you have any questions, check the day one schedule of activities. There is an App Help Desk session scheduled to answer any app questions.


Make reservations onboard using the app

Once onboard you can make reservations for dining and shore excursions. Navigate to the dining venue or excursion you want to reserve and tap the Reserve Now button to make your reservation.

Time to Check-In!!!!



As we count down to the start of your vacation we wanted to send you an important reminder regarding your online check-in. If you haven’t already done so, please complete your cruise line registration at this time.

To complete your online check-in, go to and use your reservation details. Documents will be issued upon completion.

*Most cruise lines require you to complete check in no later than 3 full days (72 hours) before your departure.

Remember, along with your cruise line documents or electronic boarding pass you will also need to present your citizenship and identity documents during the embarkation process.


Robinson Friends and Family (RF&F) Schedule of Events

Here are some of the activities planned for the cruise…. (Tentative)

Day 1 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

PM Please arrange for your transportation to arrive at the port around lunchtime so you can get checked in and eat lunch onboard, DO NOT wait until 4pm as check in can be a lengthy process.  Don’t be late; the ship waits for NO ONE!  –Wear your RF&F Group T-shirt!!!!

Welcome Meet up

Immediately After the Muster Drill. We will have a designated meeting place (TBA)

Day 2 – Day at sea (Formal Night)

Evening– Captains reception, Formal Night, Group Photo: wear your formal attire to dinner; we will attempt to take a group picture.

Day 3 – George Town, Grand Cayman

**Optional Christmas Day Gift exchanges will be privately with your direct family or group, location and time up to each individual family or group.

Morning – Shore Excursions to Grand Cayman

Evening –White Elephant Gift Exchange, Location: TBA 8pm

  • bring a small gift no more than $5. Gag gifts are acceptable.
  • Wear a Christmas shirt, sweater or attire.

Day 4 – Cozumel Mexico

Morning – Shore Excursions to Cozumel

Daytime — Wear your favorite sports team attire.

Day 5 – Day at sea

Black Night: up to interpretation: Wear all black , African attire, hip hop attire or whatever you deem to be black

Day 6 – Disembark Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Bringing water or wine on board the ship.

 John’s tip on water: I suggest packing an empty water bottle and refill at water stations on the ship. Easier and no cost. RCCL info below: 

On boarding day, each stateroom may bring up to two 750 ml bottles of wine or champagne, as long as one guest is of legal drinking age. Corkscrews will be provided for guests to enjoy their drinks in their stateroom. If guests wish to enjoy their wine or champagne in our dining or bar venues, there will be a corkage fee applied.

Guests may also bring non-alcoholic beverages as carry-on items on boarding day. Non-alcoholic beverages may not exceed 12 standard (17 oz.) cans, bottles or cartons per stateroom.

Milk and distilled water brought on for infant, medical, or dietary use are permitted.

Passport Information

Passports! – Everyone needs a passport!  Even the children.  Please make this your first priority after booking! Check with you local post office or online for how to apply (See Link under Passport – How to Apply for a Passport).  

** Underage children traveling with a single parent or non-parent.  A letter of Consent from the non-traveling parent is recommended.  Fill out this form:

Passport – How To Apply for a Passport

Processing Time

It normally takes 4-6 weeks for your passport application to be process and passport be mailed to you.

Check Passport Status