Review the Checklist below to see if there is anything you need to handle so your cruise experience can be as stress free as possible.
It is highly recommended that you cruise with a passport, though not strictly required for U.S. residents sailing from and returning to a U.S. port.
All guests (U.S. Citizens and non-U.S.), please review the requirements HERE
Review your passport documentation and confirm expiration date and that the name on your passport matches the legal name listed for your booking.
Review the How to Join BGG@SEA for instructions on purchase of badges, cabins, etc. to get booked for BGG@SEA 2024 - Mediterranean
Before April 12, 2024,
Review the Extras to review Travel insurance, Port Transfers, Wifi, Drink/Dining Packages, and Excursions. Final opportunity to purchase these items is April 15, 2024.
If you are coming in a day or two before the cruise or staying a day or two after, we will arranged a block of rooms for a reduced rate. Click the link below to make your reservations before TBD.
King rooms available for $TBD/night and Double Queens for $TBD/night (plus taxes & fees). These rates are for single/double occupancy.
There is an additional charge of $15 per person for Triple or Quad Occupancy (does not apply to children 17 and under). Price includes a complimentary breakfast buffet
We are arranging a group shuttle from the group's hotel, referenced above, to the Port. As soon as we have the details, you will be able to purchase this directly through the [Merch Link] (link tbd). We will not however be arranging a group shuttle after the cruise. We anticipate most will want to go straight to the airport instead of back to the group hotel, and that can be accomplished by purchasing a [Departure Transfer] (link tbd) via RCCL.
If you are flying in the morning of embarkation you can purchase a Royal Caribbean Shuttle directly from the airport out to the cruise port here: [Port Transfers] (link tbd). Please read the details for this merch item completely so we can get the transfer arranged for you.
It is helpful to review the weather forecast for our port destinations, as well as the nature of your excursions to plan your packing. You may want to consider packing layers to allow for all kinds of weather and room temperatures.
Also, because this is a 7-night cruise, the cruise ship generally schedules 2 "formal" nights. On formal nights, dress recommendation is much nicer than normal - suits and ties, cocktail dresses, tuxedos, formal wear, etc.
Dress recommendations for other nights are slacks/pants, casual, business casual, but no shorts/swimwear in the dining rooms. RCCL Dress Code
Games - We will send an invitation to all Game Room Access badge holders to request 1-2 games from the BGG Library to be brought for play by the group. If there are additional games you would like to play that do not make the list, you are welcome to bring those yourself.
Special Needs If you have any special needs that will need accommodation from the cruise line, please see here: Guest Special Needs | Royal Caribbean Cruises
We strongly recommend getting the Royal Caribbean App installed on your phone. The app provides the required emergency drill information, an up-to-date calendar of ship activities, stays on "ship time", has a map of the ship, the ability to help you book some excursions, and has a chat feature that can be used with members of your group on the cruise ship so you don't have to use cell phone data.
The Royal App is also the preferred method for "check in" beginning 45 days before (and no later than three days before) your cruise. You can review the following Royal Caribbean FAQ's regarding the check-in process:
If you have never cruised with Royal Caribbean before, please create an account on the Royal Caribbean site. The account will allow you to add your booking number (added to your badge information when we receive it). Once your cruise booking is attached to your account, you then have access to purchasing dining/drink packages, excursions, purchasing wifi packages, etc.
Your account will also have a Crown & Anchor Society number tied to it. As you cruise, you accumulate points that will increase your status and privileges in the Royal Caribbean system.
If you have any questions not answered through any of the links on this site, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.