Before You Board  

Before You Board

A Royal Caribbean cruise vacation is adventure on a grand scale. You'll visit incredible destinations you've only dreamed of and have adventures you never imagined. You can go ice-skating in the Caribbean, or sunbathing in Alaska. And best of all, you'll be pampered every step of the way.
We've gathered everything you need to prepare for your trip right here - so you can arrive relaxed and ready to explore.
Itinerary Updates
Get up-to-date information on important things you need to know about your cruise vacation, including major itinerary changes, weather announcements and breaking Royal Caribbean International news releases.
What to Know Before You Go
To help you get the most from your vacation, here are a few things you should know before you go.
Online Check-In
Whether you reserved your cruise online or through a travel advisor, you can speed up the boarding process by completing the Online Check-In process. All you need is your reservation number.
Cruise Planner
Hit the ground running on Day One with an easier Cruise Planner tool that lets you get the most out of your upcoming cruise vacation.
Shore Excursions
Explore some of the world's greatest destinations on exciting Shore Excursions before, during or even after your cruise.
Travel Documentation
Passports, visas, transfers and more. Find out what documentation you'll need to get onboard and get your vacation underway. You can also learn about current passport requirements.
Luggage Tags
The Royal guest document (eDocs - electronic document) issued includes a bag tag specific to the guest ship, sailing date, stateroom and deck number.
Port Shopping App
Download Port Folio, the port shopping app for your mobile device and start building your wish list today.
Foreign Currency

Explore the most frequently asked questions about our onboard currency conversion service.

Shop Royal Gifts
Shop for signature Royal Caribbean merchandise online, and have it delivered anywhere.
Book Onboard & Save

Visit the NextCruise desk during your cruise vacation to learn more about how you can receive up to $500 in instant onboard credit* when you book a future cruise.
*NextCruise booking terms and conditions available here.

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