Podfather - The Cruise 2024

Extras - Click on the following links to be taken to the correct section

Transportation to/from the ship

Generally, you are responsible for getting to/from the ship. Fly, drive, etc.

Flying In/Out - You can arrange with the cruise line to have a charter bus pick you up at the airport and deliver you to the cruise port. And you can arrange the same outbound transportation as well. This option is available for purchase here: Port Transfers. Please read the details for this merch item completely so we can get the transfer arranged for you.

We will also be arranging a shuttle transfer from our group hotel 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 via RCCL.


We have arranged a block rate at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. Kristine and I are planning on arriving there Sunday afternoon, April 28th.

Per the contract, to get our group rate, you will need to purchase your stay through the group as opposed to directly through the hotel. You may purchase the number of nights you need in the merch item here: Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach


Wifi on the ship is available through an internet access package you can purchase from the cruise line. The speeds are generally slower than home, so don't plan on streaming regularly (though the recent upgrade to StarLink on all RCCL ships is improving that). However, the speed is usually sufficient for viewing email and internet browsing. You can purchase internet packages through Royal Caribbean's site, or get a discounted rate for our group VOOM Internet.

Travel Protection/Insurance

Podfather group members from the United States, except the state of New York, wanting Travel Protection must purchase this through us. This cannot be purchased from Royal Caribbean directly because of our group contract.

NOTE: New York state residents and international guests who wish to purchase the product may visit Aon to enroll directly with Aon Affinity.

Travel protection, if purchased, must be purchased for EACH and every guest in the same cabin. Pricing is dependent upon the cabin type and the number of people in a cabin, and it can range from $59 per person up to $279 per person or more.

This price of $10 per person is just our processing fee - after purchasing this item, call (214) 399-6559 or email info@qwyx.events us directly to get an exact quote for your cabin.

Policy details can be found HERE.

Dining/Drink Packages

Water and juice are available at all meals for no additional charge. Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, etc. are available with the purchase of a Drink Package. Drink Packages can be purchased through Royal Caribbean's site once your booking has been confirmed.

Dining Packages - If you would like to dine in one of the specialty restaurants, you may purchase a Dining Package through Royal Caribbean's site. However, this is not required. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and snacks are widely available and included in the General Dining areas.


Once your booking has been made and confirmed with the cruise line, you can purchase shore excursions directly from Royal Caribbean.

If you are interested, here are some things Stephen, Paula, Jeff and Kristine are planning to attend:



If you have any questions not answered through any of the links on this site, email us directly at info@qwyx.events.