Onboard; the opposite of ashore. Used when referring to being or doing something on the ship.
A guest's stateroom or suite.
Royal Caribbean's program for young guests age 6 months to 11 years.
The stern or rear of a ship.
Your air transportation to and from the port and ground transportation between the airport and the port.
Breadth of a ship at its widest point.
A place where a ship docks or anchors.
The front or forward area of a ship.
Guests can save time at the pier by completing their pre-cruise documentation.
Exiting a ship.
The horizontal platform that extends from one side of a ship to the other.
An overhead map illustrating stateroom and public area locations.
The depth of a ship's keel below the waterline.
To board a ship.
Payment of the full cruise fare plus any necessary or agreed-upon extras, such as taxes, or air add-on, prior to the issuance of related travel documents.
The earlier of the two meal times in a ship's main dining room(s).
Toward the fore or bow (front) of a ship.
An opening in the ship through which passengers may board.
GOLD ANCHOR SERVICE
Royal Caribbean's friendly and personable service that makes your cruise more memorable.
A tip to onboard personnel as an indication of thanks for services rendered.
An assurance that you will be assigned the stateroom category you select.
The language you select a Shore Excursions to be conducted in.
The commitment that a stateroom in the same category as that purchased will be assigned. If one is not available, a stateroom in the next category of greater value will be assigned.
GUEST VACATION DOCUMENTS
Documents containing important information you will need to board your ship.
Also called an interior stateroom; generally in the interior of a ship.
A unit of speed. One knot is one nautical mile per hour, or 1.15 land miles per hour.
MEET & MINGLE
An onboard gathering for people who have met online prior to the cruise.
A cruise vacation experience with special savings and activities for Crown & Anchor Society members.
Located in the middle of a ship.
Child under the age of 18 who is under the supervision of an adult.
The safety drill conducted at the beginning of every cruise.
An online account that allows guests to add enhancements, such as spa treatments, specialty dining reservations or Shore & Land Excursions, to their cruise.
A stateroom with window that affords an outside view.
On a ship, as opposed to onshore.
ONBOARD EXPENSE ACCOUNT
The cashless system, accessed with a SeaPass card, used for all onboard purchases and services.
A dining area or time without specific seating arrangements.
Allows you to meet the cruise ship in a different location than the scheduled boarding port.
Your travel onboard the cruise ship.
A place for loading and unloading ships, or, the left side of the ship when facing forward.
PORT OF CALL
A port at which the ship anchors and guests are allowed to disembark.
Your address immediately before your cruise. For instance, your pre-cruise address could be a hotel address.
Staff member responsible for all onboard transactions, lost or found articles, mail, printing and for greeting and assisting guests with their individual needs.
The identification/reference number you receive after reserving a cruise.
A special array of services and amenities for your next reunion.
Your individual ID card, serving as your room key and boarding pass at ports of call, also used to access your Onboard Expense account.
The later of two meal times in a ship's dining facility.
SET SAIL PASS
Your confirmation for check-in used for embarkation.
SHORE & LAND EXCURSIONS
Off-the-ship tours at ports of call (an extra charge is usually applied).
The right side of the ship as one faces forward.
Guests living quarters with sleeping accommodations aboard a ship.
The rear part of a ship.
Usually refers to an upgraded personal accommodation onboard.
The visible track of turbulence caused by a ship's movement in water.