Things to Know Before You Go
Mike Butler’s 2nd Annual Great Investor Cruise
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Hi Great Investor Cruisers,
Your cruise is rapidly approaching and there are a few things you need to make sure are completed.
1. Make sure you have your passport or certified birth certificate and photo I.D ready to pack in your carryon bag or purse.
2. If not already done so complete your online registration called the Set Sail Pass. You may log on at https://secure.royalcaribbean.
From this site you may complete the online registration, purchase drink packages, make spa reservations etc.
You will need your reservation number sent in previous emails.
3. Once you complete the online registration (Set Sail Pass) Print this out and bring with you. This is your BOARDING PASS.
4. You may also print the Cruise Documentation from here. This has your full itinerary.
If you have any problems completing the check in please call Royal Caribbean at 800 398 9819
Your electronic cruise documents for Reservation: 8621342 are now available. Simply click on the link below to access your eDocs. These documents contain important information that you'll need to know before you board. Please print and carry them with you during the boarding process, along with your required proof of citizenship and identification (i.e. valid passport or other Department of Homeland Security approved documents).
You may also access a printer-friendly (PDF) version of your documents. Click here for a printer-friendly PDF
The gathering place onboard the ship on Saturday afternoon is on deck 11 mid ship around the Pool Bar! This is the place to start the fun! Everyone has the early dinner together. There is an Orientation session after dinner at 9pm in the conference room on deck 2 forward. You will be given an agenda at the meeting.
Pack valuables in your carryon or purse, NOT your checked luggage. This includes your tickets, cash, credit cards, passports, cameras, jewelry, laptops, E readers etc. Your checked luggage may not arrive at your cabin until 5-6pm so I recommend you pack anything you want to use before then (bathing suit, shorts etc) in your carryon bag. We recommend you pack a change of clothes in your carry on as well. We suggest you “cross pack” your main luggage. Meaning do not put all of his clothes in one bag and hers in another. Put some of each person’s clothes in each bag. This way should a bag be lost you will still have something to wear!
There is Wi-Fi on the ship for a fee. RCCL has different packages that you can purchase to stay in touch. There is a charge even if you are using your lap top to access the internet. Usually they have specials if purchased on the first day.
There is cell phone service. The cost while at sea is upward of $5 per minute so be careful with those minutes! You should contact your cell phone company to set up international calling if you do not already have it. I recommend calling home while in port and not the days we are at sea. Texting is also cheaper than talking. There are also internet cafes in every port that will be cheaper and faster than on the ship.
We recommend you contact your credit card company to let them know you will be traveling so that they do not deny any charges thinking it may be fraud. You should also make a copy of your credit card and passport in case you lose them. It will be easier to replace or stop the card. Keep the copy in a separate place than where you keep the originals.
Your friends and family can contact the ship by dialing (888) 724-SHIP (7447). You are on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas.
Check in process usually takes about 30 minutes once the ship is cleared. Once onboard you can go have lunch. Lunch is served on deck 11 aft until 3pm in the Windjammer café. There is an inside restaurant and a poolside café. You should be able to get into your stateroom by 1pm.
There will be a daily schedule of ships activities every day delivered to your room. Please read this to make sure you take advantage of all the fun things to do during the week!
You will set up your onboard account with either a credit card or cash. This will be done at the check in desk in the terminal. You will then use your RCCL card (Sea Pass) for any purchases onboard the ship. Your account can be checked from your interactive TV.
There are two formal nights where a jacket and tie are suggested for the men and a cocktail dress or nice pants outfit for the ladies. The other nights are casual; just remember no shorts in the main dining room at night. The air conditioning can be cool especially if you are sunburned so bring a light sweater or jacket to throw over your shoulders. The meeting rooms can be chilly. During the day jeans, shorts and t-shirts will be just fine. I suggest you bring two bathing suits as no one likes to put on a wet one! For the beach bring flip flops for the hot sand and those rubber water shoes that you can wear into the water to protect your feet especially if the bottom is rocky. Definitely bring a high SPF sunscreen, hat and sunglasses even for the kids. You might want to throw in a soothing lotion for sun burns just in case. Also I recommend bringing lubricating eye drops as the sun can irritate them. For sea sickness I have had great results with a product called Bonine. This can be found in your drug store. Take it at lunch on the day of sailing.
If you plan on doing a lot of shopping you may want to bring one of those collapsible bags that you can put in your main suitcase on the way out and use for all the new stuff for the trip home!
Have a wonderful cruise and Happy Thanksgiving!
Janis Baker Martin
2811 West State Road 434
Longwood Fl 32779