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.
Royal Caribbean Loyalty points and rewards: You will be automatically enrolled into Crown & Anchor Society upon completion of your first sailing. Additional enrollment information can be found at this website:http://www.royalcaribbean.com/cas/
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).
Drink packages, Dining and excursions: The best place to look at drink packages, specialty dining and Royal Caribbean excursion pricing is on the RCCL website. www.rccl.com Pick the tab, “already booked” and go to “Cruise Planner”. You will need your reservation number that will be on your invoice from John the Travel Agent.
Pick the tab, “already booked” and go to “Cruise Planner”. You will need your reservation number that will be on your invoice from John the Travel Agent.
Come join us for a 5 night Christmas cruise on Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Western Caribbean Cruise.
cruise is a nice 5 day cruise which is selling out fast. As of February 2019 the
ship seems to have sold out of 17 of the 36 categories available.
If you book by March 6th you will qualify for a $50 On Board Credit.
Leaving from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Date: Monday December 23, 2019 to Saturday December 28, 2019
Visiting: Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Cruising | George Town, Grand Cayman | Cozumel, Mexico |Cruising | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Payments – After the initial deposit is made, the final due date is September 14, 2019. This is not negotiable! Royal Caribbean will cancel the booking and refund the deposit less any penalties for non-refundable deposits, etc. If you would like to set up a monthly payment plan, the travel agent can do that for you. Just email or call the travel agent and let them know how much you want to pay. OR you can also tell us how much to automatically charge to your account each month if you would like.
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Gratuity
Royal Caribbean passengers are charged $14.50 per person, per day ($17.50 for suite guests). Gratuities can be prepaid or will be added on a daily basis to passengers’ SeaPass accounts during the cruise. Passengers can modify or remove gratuities by visiting the guest services desk while onboard. An 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs and spa treatments. The currency used onboard is U.S. dollars.
Total Gratuities for 5 days (non-suite) $72.50 per person
Total Gratuities for 5 days (suite) $87.50 per person
Caribbean isn’t offering a military discount right now sadly. But, the
Travel Agent will give an additional $25 On Board Credit to any
DD-214 military personnel.
* Travel Insurance – We highly recommend the optional travel insurance. Attached is the quick list of coverages. Insurance is by the cost of the trip. So you will see the scale noted in this printout as well. To have coverage with no look back for pre-existing conditions, insurance must be paid for within 14 days of the date the trip is booked.