Excursion Planning
Q:  Do I have to go on a shore excursion? What else can I do?
A:  You are not obligated to book an excursion with Royal Caribbean International in order to leave the ship. Public transportation is available at most ports. We suggest you visit your local library, bookstore or a pertinent website to determine where you would like to go.

While onboard the ship, all guests will be advised as to when they should be back on board the ship prior to sailing. Generally, the ship's all on board time is scheduled approximately 30 minutes prior to sailing; this time should be verified once on board and will be posted near the ship's gangway. Kindly note that the ship will not wait for any guest faring on their own, as it is the guest's responsibility to be onboard before the ship's scheduled departure time.

Please be aware that we cannot offer any alternatives from Royal Caribbean International's established excursion program. All Royal Caribbean International excursion programs are coordinated with reputable tour operators and include a comprehensive overview of the most popular sites of interest. Royal Caribbean International will not be liable for any loss, injury or damage to any person or property arising from guests choosing to tour the port on their own. Our excursions are an exciting, reliable way to enjoy the sights and activities our ports have to offer. If you choose to tour the port on your own, please use the same safety precautions you would in any urban or tourist area. We cannot validate or account for conditions that may not be suitable or safe for our guests.

Please keep in mind that some ports have visa requirements and restrictions that may prevent you for venturing off on your own.
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