Royal Private Journeys
Unique Excursions Designed for You

Private, Personal & Exclusive

On your Royal Caribbean cruise, embark on an adventure to remember with Royal Private Journeys. Our Destination Insiders are at your service to create a carefully curated and totally personalized program. Their expertise and exceptional service ensures that your private excursion delivers the very best of the destination with all the individual touches that make the experience uniquely yours. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, fulfilling a lifelong passion, or looking for new ways to enjoy a favorite place, Royal Private Journeys are for you.

At Your Service

Our Destination Insiders are seasoned world travelers with years of experience sailing aboard our ships. Their deep knowledge of our destinations ensures that your Private Journeys is an unforgettable exploration of culture, tailored just for you.  We invite you to discover Private Journeys with us today.

Tours & Journeys You May Enjoy

Naples, Italy
Capri’s Blue Grotto by Boat

Embark on an eye-opening journey by special sightseeing vessel into the underground world of a naturally lit cavern. Stroll the charming avenues of Capri with your own private guide, where you can shop or grab lunch in a local café.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Exclusive Loterie Farm Experience

Enjoy a panoramic drive via private vehicle past some of St. Maarten’s most famous attractions like Maho Beach and Marigot town. At Loterie Farm Resort you can relax in your own pool side cabana, savor a delectable meal, trek through the forest or take a ride on a thrilling zip line course.

Ketchikan, Alaska
Misty Fjords & Crab Feast

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Misty Fjords seascapes and wilderness via the de Havilland Beaver float plane reserved for your private flight-seeing. Your pilot will take you to a cozy rustic lodge on an alpine lake, your destination for a gourmet lunch featuring Alaska’s local dishes.

Meet Your Destination Insiders

From Antarctica to Alaska, Royal’s Destination Insiders have explored the world extensively. Their expert knowledge of a destination’s secret gems, and hidden hotspots ensures the design of unique, memory-generating experiences tailored specifically to your needs.

Oana Cimpeanu

Oana thrives on creativity. Her passion is helping guests experience vacation moments that go beyond anything they imagined. She is a true citizen of the world who has spent time in nearly every port of call on our ships’ itineraries.

Zsofia Sarkadi

Zsofia lives a life of international adventure. Born in Hungary and married to a Greek who works onboard our ships, she splits her time between her homeland, his homeland and cruising the world. She can make personal recommendations for nearly all of our ports.

Carolina Ortiz

Carolina is from Chile, but after more than a decade of working onboard, she lives most of the year in Greece. She has a special affinity for creating wonderful excursions in the Mediterranean, Baltic, Israel and the Caribbean.

Diego Pelaez

Diego felt the pull to travel after working for an international marketing firm in his home country of Colombia. A former business major, he has an eye for opportunity, only now he focuses on creative, new ways to see the world. He loves the Baltic region, Alaska and the Panama Canal.

Fabian Mendez

With a Hotel & Business Administration background, Fabian has traveled the world for over 20 years and has discovered the world’s best-kept secrets. He enjoys crafting private journeys because it creates a unique personal experience guests will never forget.

Nataliya Bugaevskaya

Originally from Russia, Nataliya’s heart now belongs to the warm oceans of the Caribbean. She also loves exploring Europe when on vacation. After working as a Shore Excursions manager for 11 years, she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with you.

Diana Granja

Diana’s experience in the hospitality and tourism industry took her to choose life onboard. She has been working with the Shore Excursions Department aboard ships since 2009 and has cruised South America, Panama Canal, Alaska, Caribbean, Canada, New England, The Mediterranean and the Holy Land.

Sandra Fernandez

Sandra is an enthusiastic travel expert who has worked aboard our ships since 2002. She has sailed to more than 60 countries, naming China and Egypt as her favorites. As a photographer with a fine arts degree, Sandra loves to capture the beauty in distinctive cultures.

Paz Campos

Originally hailing from Chile, Paz has more than 15 years destination expertise. She has traveled extensively and is eager to design unforgettable adventure for your family. No matter where your travel desires take you, Paz will help you discover the world’s most memorable destinations.

“The ability to have a private tour arranged was so easy and perfect. We used this service for all our shore excursions. Our Private Journeys agent was just amazing! We had awesome tours that made all happy.” – Lisa S.

“You have provided the most comprehensive and thorough guide I could ask for.  I can’t thank you enough. You not only met, but exceeded my expectations. Thanks again. I can’t show enough appreciation for your attention to detail!” – Joshua S.

Unique Excursions Designed for You

“Each of the guides she selected were punctual, professional and knowledgeable. They exceeded our expectations. This happened because of the high level of service that was provided by Carolina.”

Sail the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean

“Just got back from our Australia and N.Z. cruise and I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the personalized overnight trip to Queenstown. I’m SO glad we were able to get onto this excursion! We would have missed a large part of the South Island of N.Z. if we hadn’t gone there. Again, thanks for your help…” – Janet B.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the Royal Private Journey’s team?

The Destination Insiders can be contacted by phone at 844-571-7851 (Toll Free U.S. and Canada), 801-666-3031 (International), via the form, or by email at

What are the hours of operations?

The hours of operations are Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm Eastern Standard time.

How much time in advance should I start arranging my private journey? 

The earlier the better! Once you’ve made your cruise reservation, please contact the team to arrange a Royal Private Journey. The best is to allow at least 21 days prior to sail date. Please allow one business day for our Destination Insiders to review and process your request before they respond.

What is the cancellation policy?

Because these are special arrangements made exclusively for you, Royal Private Journeys are non refundable at 21 days prior to the departure date.

Will the ship wait for me if my tour is late? 

Yes, when you book a Private Journey with Royal Caribbean International, we guarantee that if your tour is delayed, the ship will wait for you.  In the unlikely event that your tour is significantly delayed, and the ship cannot wait, we will make all the arrangements for you to return to the ship at no expense to you.

Are Private Journeys offered by insured Tour Operators?

Yes.  Our Private Journeys are planned by insured tour operators who act as independent contractors and adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

Do I receive a refund if the ship misses the port?

Yes, full refund will be applied for the private tour. *** Pre-reserved tickets for special events, where the ticket is non-refundable (for ex. Edinburgh Tattoo, British Open, etc.) could be exempted from refund rule.

Can you provide accessible transportation? 

Any accessible needs should be directed to the experts on our Accessibility Shore Excursion team at

Why is there a deposit required?

Our Destination Insiders are all seasoned travelers with global destination expertise. Their comprehensive travel planning services ensure every detail of your private journey is tailored to your interests, preferences and needs. Due to their time and services in planning your unique experience, a non-refundable $100 deposit will be required and applied towards the cost of your Private Journeys booking.

Who can book a Private Journey?

Any guest booked on a Royal Caribbean voyage.

Unless otherwise noted, Private Journeys do not include gratuities or any other applicable incidental charges. A $100 USD non-refundable deposit is required for all Private Journey bookings that will be applied to your customized excursions program. Quote will be provided in the currency of the cruise booking. Private Journeys are non-refundable as of 21 days prior to sailing. ©2016 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Begin Your Journey
  • U.S. and Canada:(844) 571-7851
  • International:(801) 666-3031
  • Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 p.m. EST