Updated on 27 Jul 2024

Payment & Cancellation Schedule

For reservations created on or after April 2nd, 2024


For new bookings created on or after April 2nd, 2024, a non-refundable deposit will be payable which will vary depending on the duration of the cruise.

Deposit for Suite Category is 10% of the Cruise Fare + NCCF or the standard deposits as under, whichever is higher.

Sailing LengthDeposit Per Person
1 to 5 NightsUSD 100
6 to 14 NightsUSD 165
15 Nights & LongerUSD 500

Final payment due date

Final Payment for new bookings created on or after April 2nd, 2024 is as per the below schedule.

Sailing LengthDays prior to Cruise Departure
1 to 14 Nights75 Days
15 Nights & Longer125 Days
Galapagos Sailings160 Days

Payment Terms

For reservations created on or before April 1st, 2024

All payments (Deposit and Final payment) should be made as per guidelines below:

Royal Caribbean International

  1. Bookings made 75 days prior to the departure date: A deposit as below to confirm the booking before the option expiry date:

  • USD 100 per person for 5 nights sailing and below

  • USD 165 per person for 6 nights to 14 nights sailing

  • USD 500 per person for 15 nights sailing and above

Full and final payment is due 75 days prior to sailing. (For holiday sailings final payment is due 105 days prior to sail date)

Bookings made within 75 days to the departure date: Full and final payment is due to confirm the booking before the option expiry date.

Exceptions to the above: A deposit as below to confirm the booking before the option expiry date:

15 Nights & Longer / Holiday sailings final payment is due 125 days prior to sail date.

For Galapagos Sailings final payment is due 160 days prior to sail date.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. do accept all major credit cards.

Health Protocols

Here’s everything you need to know before your vacation — from vaccination and testing requirements to checking in, and other steps to help ensure a smooth boarding day experience.

  • Royal Caribbean International

Due to the fluidity of the situation, the crusie lines protocols are subject to change. For any updates please recheck the above links before you travel.

Guaranteed Cabin (GTY)

With this selection, you are guaranteed to receive a stateroom within a selected category including Obstructed View, anywhere on the ship. Cabin assignments may be determined at any time after your reservation has been completed and paid in full up to the day of sailing. If the guests have a specific requirement regarding the stateroom, or stateroom location or are travelling with family or friends you want to be near then we suggest you do not book a guaranteed cabin.

Price Inclusions & Exclusions

Prices include:

  • Ship accommodations

  • Ocean transportation

  • Most meals onboard

  • Most onboard entertainment

Prices does not include:

  • Air transportation

  • Prepaid gratuities

  • Transfers

  • Specialty dining

  • Item of a personal nature such as shore excursions, some alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, photographs, gambling, video arcade, internet access, any purchases made in the gift shops onboard and etc.

  • Services such as medical, spa and saloon, laundry and dry cleaning and etc.

  • Ship to shore telephone calls

Onboard Service Charges (Gratuities)

It is customary to offer tips to staff members who you feel have given you good service and personal attention. We do offer the option to pre-pay your on-board tips in advance of your holiday. These gratuities apply to guests of all ages. Gratuities for other service personnel are at your discretion.

If you wish to decline this service, you must do so at the time of booking and gratuities will be payable in US Dollars on board. A standard gratuity is automatically added to the price of drinks from the cocktail lounges, bars and beauty treatments.

Note: Onboard service charges / Gratuities have to be prepaid for Groups & Promosale bookings

Travel Insurance

The guests are requested to take appropriate personal travel insurance in order to cover any last-minute cancellations as the Cruise Line nor Safeen Tourism LLC (Royal Caribbean Arabia) will not consider waiver of the cancellation penalties under any circumstances.

Assist Card is not a travel insurance company but a traveler’s assistance organization. Its services include luggage tracking, replacing lost travel documents, legal assistance, and concierge services. Services are available worldwide through its network. Reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- at their local or nearest Assistance Center. For more details kindly visit or contact us if you wish to add assist card in your booking.

Passport Validity and Visa Requirements

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire cruise vacation and have them available when necessary. Guests who do not possess the proper documentation will be denied from embarkation.

For your protection, we recommend that guest’s passport must be valid at least six months after the completion of the trip. Check applicable visa requirements with the embassies of the countries you will be visiting during the cruise at the time of booking.

It is important that the name on your reservation must be exactly as it is stated on your passport or other official proof of nationality. If your name has changed since your document was issued (e.g., marriage/divorce), it is required that you update the document with the new name or provide an official supporting document of the name change. Otherwise, it may result in delay or possible denial of boarding. No refunds will be given to guests who fail to bring proper documentation.


  • It is the responsibility of the guest/s or Travel Agent/s to ensure names and date of birth are as per the travel documents as under security considerations, any variations can result in denied boarding. Safeen Tourism LLC (Royal Caribbean Arabia) is not to be held liable on any omissions or variance in guest details provided.

  • It is the responsibility of the guest/s or Travel Agent/s to review the confirmation details as soon as it’s received to verify guest details are accurate. You have 24 hours if any changes required, otherwise we assume data are accurate.

Travel Restriction

Due to U.S. regulations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is unable to accept bookings from guests who reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Bookings from guests who are nationals of these countries may be accepted only if they can present two of the following documents that determines that they are not currently residing on the said countries. Required documents as follows

  • Passport

  • National Identity Card

  • Voter Registration Card

  • Student Visa

  • Work Visa

  • Permanent Resident Alien Card

  • Temporary Resident Alien Card

Online Check-in

Due to new government regulations requiring cruise lines to submit final departure manifests at least 60 minutes prior to sailing, guests are requested to complete Online Check-in no later than 3 days prior to their cruise. If you do not complete Online Check-in, you will be required to complete this process at the pier at least 2 ½ hours prior to the published sailing time.

For online check-in please use these links:

Royal Caribbean International:

We recommend you download the app from the App Store or Google Play prior to your departure date. There is no cost for the app and it works with ship Wi-Fi even if you do not purchase a Wi-Fi package.

The new Royal Caribbean app is designed to assist you during your cruise by providing details about your planned activities and maps for each deck of the ship. You can even book shore excursions and reserve onboard activities right from your mobile device.

*Online Check-in and any Cruise Planner purchases must be completed at least 4 days prior to the sail date. Online Check-in may not be available for some sailings.

Embarkation / Disembarkation

Please make sure that you arrive to the pier at least 2 ½ hours before the scheduled sailing time and allow at least 2 ½ hours to disembark the ship at the end of the cruise.


While we will make every effort to accommodate the guests dining preference request up to the day of sailing, second seating may not be available due to high demand. Alternate casual dining and 24 hours room service is available on all our ships. A room service is complimentary for serving complimentary breakfast, otherwise all room service requests will be charged per delivery. Guests in suites can request a full menu for each meal to be served in their suite, this will be complimentary for Grand Suites and above.

Royal Caribbean My Time Dining: This is a dining concept that allows guests flexibility with evening dining in the main dining room. Guests can decide when they would like to dine between the hours of 6:00- 9:30 PM (times vary by ship) each evening; much like a regular restaurant, however, we strongly encourage reservations to ensure the best service and to avoid any potential wait times. Guests can also reserve dining times in advance of cruising.

Minor Age Policy

Sailings departing from ports in South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand (outside USA/Puerto Rico & Canada). No guest under 18 years old will be booked in a stateroom unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or authorized person who is over 18.

Sailings departing from ports in USA (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. No guest under 21 years old will be booked in a stateroom unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or authorized person who is over 21.

Individual staterooms may only be occupied solely by minors where such staterooms are adjacent or connecting to the stateroom of the parents or legal guardian of the minor.

Minors travelling with an adult(s) who is not the parent or legal guardian shall be required to present (a) minor’s valid passport, (b) all applicable visas and (c) where the minor is under the age of 18, an original affirmed or notarized letter signed by at least one of the child’s parents/legal guardians. The letter must authorize the traveling adult to take the minor/s on the specified cruise and must authorize the traveling adult to supervise the child, sign applicable sports waivers and permit any medical treatment that must be administered to the child which in the opinion of the treating doctor needs to be carried out without delay. A letter can be affirmed or notarized by any practicing lawyer, notary or commissioner for oaths. If such evidence is not produced, the minor(s) concerned will not be permitted to board the ship or undertake the cruise.

Infant Policy

Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise and/or Cruise Tour. However, for transatlantic, transpacific, Hawaii, select South American and other selected cruises and/or Cruise Tours, the infant must be at least 12 months old as of the first day of the cruise/Cruise Tour. For the purposes of this policy, any cruise that has 3 or more days consecutive at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/Cruise Tour.

Please be aware that guests travelling with a young infant that does not meet the infant policy will be denied boarding. No refunds or other compensation shall be due from the Cruise Line nor Safeen Tourism LLC (Royal Caribbean Arabia) to anyone as a result of the denial of boarding to an under aged minor and infant or other accompanying guests. The Cruise Line reserves the right to ask for proof of age.

Pregnancy Health Requirements and Other Medical Services: Royal Caribbean International welcomes pregnant guests but will not accept guests who will enter their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during their cruise vacation. A physician’s “Fit to Travel” note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) the guest’s pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that the guest is in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.

Please contact your doctor for advice and the most up-to-date health requirements for the booked destinations. There is a medical center, staffed by qualified doctors and/or nurses who will assist the guest who will feel sick onboard.

Alcohol Consumption

The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages depends on the location of the ship at the start of the cruise itinerary. For ships originating in South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the minimum drinking age is 18 years old. For ships originating in North America and Canada, the minimum drinking age is 21 years old. The minimum age to consume alcohol at private destinations remains 21 years old regardless where the sailing originated.

The Cruise Line reserve the right, on rare occasions, to raise the minimum age requirement of alcohol consumption on any sailing when local laws require or permit such a modification.

Guests are allowed to bring aboard, on embarkation day only, two bottles (750 mL) of wine or champagne within their stateroom. There is no corkage fee when consumed in any shipboard restaurant, bar or dining venue. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports of call or from onboard shops will be stored by the ship and delivered to guest staterooms on the last day of the sailing.

Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) and will dispose of containers holding alcohol.

Guest Conduct Policy may be enforced, up to and including disembarkation, if a guest violates any alcohol policy. Guests under the age limits above will not have alcohol returned to them. Guests who violate any alcohol policies, (over consume, provide alcohol to people under stated age above, demonstrate irresponsible behavior, or attempt to conceal alcoholic items at security and or luggage check points or any other time), may be disembarked or not allowed to board, at their own expense, in accordance with our Guest Conduct Policy – Royal Caribbean.

Cancellation Schedules

Cancellations requests have to be received on a working day before 6 pm Dubai time. Any cancellation received on a bank holiday, a Saturday or after 6 pm Dubai time is handled as if received on the next working day and charges may apply.

Suite Category Deposit Penalty applicable is 10% of the Cruise Fare + NCCF, if higher than the standard deposits.

For new bookings created on or after April 2nd, 2024, cancellation charges will follow the below schedules:

1 to 14 Night Sailings:

Days Prior to Sailing DatePenalty
Date of booking – 50 daysDeposit
49 to 31 Days50%
30 to 15 Days75%
14 to 0 Days100%

15+ Night Sailings

Days Prior to Sailing DatePenalty
Date of booking – 120 daysDeposit
119 to 75 Days25%
74 to 61 Days50%
60 to 31 Days75%
30 to 0 Days100%

** Or deposit amount whichever is higher / for single occupancy Promo sale cabins the deposit due is USD 550 per cabin. Departure date is the 1st day of the cruise itinerary or the 1st day of your cruise tours whichever is early.

Non-Refundable Deposit Fare

Non-Refundable Deposit (NRD) fare was introduced by Royal Caribbean Group to provide the guests with the lowest available fare at the time of booking. Your bookings will be in deposit penalty from the time of confirmation and standard cancellation charges apply after the deposit penalty period.

Change Fee

A non-refundable service fee of USD 100 per person will apply for a change in Ship / Sail Date of a booking and has to be paid to confirm the changes. The request to change is subject to approval.

Smoking Policy

Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking are permitted in designated outdoor areas. To assist in locating these areas, guests will find visible signage posted within all smoking areas and ashtrays are provided for use.

Onboard interior public spaces are smoke free. Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, theater, bar, lounge, hallway, elevator, corridor and jogging track.

Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom or stateroom balcony. This applies to all stateroom categories onboard. If a guest is in violation of this stateroom policy, a cleaning fee will be applied and may be subject to further action. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. Cigar and pipe tobacco are limited to designated outdoor areas and Cigar Bars. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard.

Guests who violate this smoking policy may be subject to further action pursuant to the ‘Consequences Section’ of this Guest Conduct Policy.

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