Base Cruise Fare
The prices found on the Pricing page are the base cruise fares per person. Cruise prices are based upon double occupancy (two people in a cabin), so if you plan to fly solo, expect to pay nearly twice as much. The cost includes your onboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals onboard, some beverages onboard and lots and lots of live rock and roll music!
Port Taxes and Fees
These are the taxes and fees charged by the various government and port authorities at the ports. The cost is an additional $210 per person.
So, once you pick out your cabin category take that per person fare and add $210 for your port taxes and fees to get the total per person cost. From there you can calculate your total stateroom cost. That is the amount you will be responsible for paying through our online registration system.
Royal Caribbean automatically adds gratuities to each passenger’s onboard account (SeaPass® Card) on a daily basis. The daily cost of gratuities are $13.50 per day, per person ($54 total per person for the 4-night cruise). Passengers in suites will pay $16.50, per day, per person ($66 total per person for the 4-night cruise). Here’s how it is shared between your onboard service team:
Standard Staterooms: $6.35 – Dining Services; $3.45 – Stateroom Attendant; $3.70 – Other Hotel Services
Suites: $6.35 – Dining Services; $6.10 – Suite Attendant; $4.05 – Other Hotel Services
Also keep in mind an 18% gratuity is automatically added to all bar service beverages, mini bar items and salon and spa services. These gratuities may be itemized on your receipt.
Food and Drink
Wait a minute, I thought food and drinks were included on a Royal Caribbean cruise. You are correct, some food and drink are included in your fare. The reality is, most people opt to get more than just what’s included. From sodas and beers to meals in the specialty restaurants, there’s plenty to be had. You can add one of Royal Caribbean’s drink packages and make restaurant reservations during the Royal Caribbean Online Check-In process or after you board the ship.
Shore excursions include a variety of tours, shows and other activities you can take advantage of while the ship is in port (Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico). Excursions vary in price and duration. You may book shore excursions during the Royal Caribbean Online Check-In process or after you board the ship. Closer to the cruise dates we will post information about the excursions that will be offered.
Yes, Trip Insurance is another optional cost of your cruise, but from what we’ve seen, it is well worth strong consideration. Trip Insurance Information
So, to wrap things up, you need to be aware the following are not included in the cruise price:
- Dining in Specialty Restaurants
- Spa and Salon services
- Art Auction
- Rock and Roll Memorabilia Auctions
- Any purchases made in the gift shops onboard
- Shore Excursions
- Photographs (taken by the ship)
- Video Arcade
- Medical Services
- Internet Access
- Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
- Ship to Shore Telephone calls
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages (excluding water, lemonade and iced tea)