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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Royal Caribbean International® cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during, the cruise or cruisetour. A physician's "Fit to Travel" note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) the guest's pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that the guest is in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. The “Fit to Travel”note should be faxed to the Access Department at 1-954-628-9622. 

Are ATM machines available onboard?

All ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet have ATM machines. There is a transaction fee levied by BB&T, the owners of the ATMs, plus any other fees the guest's financial institution would charge. Can I bring my own liquor, beer or wine onboard?

Can I bring my own liquor, beer or wine onboard?

Guests are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages onboard; with the exception of embarkation day when guests are permitted to bring onboard with them up to two (2) bottles of wine (which are subject to a corkage fee) per stateroom.  Security may inspect containers (including water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, canteens, etc.) at any time and will dispose of alcohol concealed in such containers.  Alcoholic beverages that are purchased from onboard shops or in ports of call (which must be presented to security upon re-boarding), will be secured by ship's personnel.  Alcohol secured by ship's personnel will be returned to guests just prior to the conclusion of their cruise vacation.  Guests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them.

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 PolicyGuests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them.

Please Note: All guests must comply with TSA guidelines for transporting liquids. Can cribs/rollaways be provided in my stateroom?

Can cribs/rollaways be provided in my stateroom?

Royal Caribbean provides Play Yard's for use onboard.  Play Yard's are similar to a playpen.  Cribes are no longer provided. 

Play Yard's specifics:
For use by children unable to climb out, less than 24" tall, and less than 30 lbs. Mesh on four sides Sets up in less than one minute Strong and stable, yet lightweight Approx. dimensions 28"W x 38 7/8"L x 31-1/4"H Mattress/pad is 1" thick Sheets are provided Folds for storage and includes carrying bag with handle.
Play Yard's should be reserved in advance so that we are sure we have enough onboard.

Please Note: Only one Play Yard per stateroom can be reserved in advance. Requests for additional units must be made onboard. 

Does Royal Caribbean provide Highchairs or baby strollers?
Highchairs are available on each of our ships upon request.  Reservations are not needed.  Royal Caribbean does not provide strollers.

Infant Policy:
Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour. However, for Transatlantic, Transpacific, Hawaii, select South American cruises/cruisetours and other selected cruises/cruisetours, the infant (as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour) must be at least 12 months old. 

Any cruisetours associated with these cruises are also subject to the 12 month minimum age requirement. Denial of boarding for infants who do not satisfy these minimum age requirements may also result in the denial of boarding for one or more guests sailing with that infant. No refunds or other compensation shall be due from the cruise line to anyone as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage infant or other accompanying guests. If you have a guest with an infant that does meet these requirements that has already booked a cruise, 
Are physically challenged facilities available onboard?

Are physically challenged facilities available onboard?

We're happy to say that all ships in our fleet have physically challenged facilities available onboard. 
What electrical voltage is offered onboard?

What electrical voltage is offered onboard?

North American standard, 110 volts AC is used on all of our ships. Outlet adapter is required for European standard. European standard (220 volts AC, round prongs). 
Stateroom outlets can accommodate appliances up to 1500 watts. 
Who do I contact if my onboard purchase is lost or damaged?

Who do I contact if my onboard purchase is lost or damaged?

If you made a duty-free purchase in the gift shop, you can call Starboard Cruises at (305) 592-6460. 
Is there a licensed medical staff onboard?

Is there a licensed medical staff onboard?

We have two fully licensed doctors, and three nurses onboard every ship. 
What not to Pack

What not to Pack

For the safety of our guests, the following items are not allowed onboard:

Weapons, illegal drugs, and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. The United States Transportation Security Administration also recommends that you do not pack fragile or expensive items (such as jewelry) in checked luggage.
The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring onboard. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.

Prohibited Items: 

  • Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
  • *Sharp Objects, including knives and scissors
  • Illegal Drugs & Substances
  • Candles & Incense
  • Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, & Hot Plates
  • Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows
  • Skateboards & Surfboards
  • Martial Arts Gear
  • Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night sticks.
  • Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and fireworks.
  • HAM Radios
  • Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.
  • **Alcoholic Beverages

*Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length less than 4 inches are allowed.
**Guests are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages onboard; with the exception of embarkation day when guests are permitted to bring onboard with them up to two (2) bottles of wine (which are subject to a corkage fee) per stateroom.  Security may inspect containers (including water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, canteens, etc.) at any time and will dispose of alcohol concealed in such containers.  Alcoholic beverages that are purchased from onboard shops or in ports of call (which must be presented to security upon re-boarding), will be secured by ship's personnel.  Alcohol secured by ship's personnel will be returned to guests just prior to the conclusion of their cruise vacation.  Guests who are under the permitted drinking age will not have alcohol returned to them.
Is mobile phone service available onboard?

Is mobile phone service available onboard?

Royal Caribbean has an advanced roaming network onboard all ships allowing you to make and receive calls, voice mail, text messages and GPRS data using your own mobile phone and telephone number.