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We have compiled the most frequently asked questions from our passengers and listed them here for your convenience. If you don't see the answer you're looking for, call 1-800-334–2630 and speak to one of our knowledgeable reservation agents who will be happy to assist you.

Is a Passport required for this cruise? What are the Covid-19 Protocols?
Can TTI help with Airline Arrangements? What About Electrical Appliances?
What about Hotel Accommodations? Are There Baby-Sitters?
What is the Physical Address for the port of Galveston, TX? Where Is the Lost And Found?
How do I drive to the port? Tipping?
Where can I park my vehicle for the cruise? Does the Ship offer WIFI?
Will I Get Seasick? Birthdays and Anniversaries
Can I use my cell phone on the cruise? What to Do With Your Valuables?
Is There a Doctor on Board? What About Towels?
Medications? Are there restrictions on traveling with an infant or traveling while pregnant?

Is a Passport required for this cruise? It is highly recommended that ALL passengers carry a valid Passport. US citizens may travel with an original certified birth certificate presented together with a valid government-issued photo identification. Children under 18 years of age traveling without both parents must bring a notarized letter of consent from the absent parent(s), giving permission for them to leave the country with a specified adult guardian.

*Please note that hospital Birth Certificates (baby feet Birth Certificates) are not accepted.

Passengers without proper identification may be denied boarding and are not eligible for a refund. For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details.

Can TTI help with Airline Arrangements? Templeton Tours can arrange airline reservations for you. Please call us for a quote on round trip airfare when your travel plans are firm. Actual ticket price is determined at the time payment is made and tickets are issued.

What about Hotel Accommodations? Templeton Tours can arrange hotel accommodations for you before or after the cruise. Please call 1-800-334-2630 for details.

What is the Physical Address for the port of Galveston, TX?

Terminal Number 1
2502 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550

How do I drive to the port?
Directions - From the North & West

  • To get to the cruise terminals from the north / west:
    1. Take Interstate 45 South to Galveston Island
    2. Take Exit 1C
    3. Follow the Exit 1C feeder road to Harborside Drive (Highway 275)
    4. Turn left onto Harborside Drive
    5. Continue 4.7 miles to Kempner / 22nd Street
    6. Turn left on Kempner / 22nd Street and follow
      to the cruise terminals

Where can I park my vehicle for the cruise?
The Port of Galveston discounted cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston's official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and receive a discount of $5.


Please note: Parking rates, terminal assignments and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Will I Get Seasick? Seasickness is very rare on ships as large as ours. All our ships are equipped with stabilizers which are designed to keep them smooth and steady in the water. If you should feel queasy, medicine is available from your cabin steward, the Information Desk or from the doctor.

Can I use my cell phone on the cruise? Yes, cell phone service is available onboard the ship. International Roaming rates will apply, so check with your cell phone service provider to determine what the charges will be.

Is There a Doctor on Board? Yes, a qualified physician and nurse from our medical staff are on call 24 hours a day. Infirmary hours for medical examinations can be found in your stateroom. A professional fee will be charged. If you should come down with a contagious disease, or even suspect a contagious disease, it is compulsory that you report it to the ship's doctor for the safety of everyone on board. Should you be on any medication, or want the medical staff to be aware of any special needs, please contact our infirmary. This will ensure they will be prepared should you need assistance. Doctors are independent contractors.

Medications? Please carry your required medication in your carry-on bag so that it will be available when needed. Checked luggage may not be accessible at all times. If you're using any prescription drugs, vitamins or other medication on a regular basis, you should bring an adequate supply with you since these may not be readily available either aboard ship or in our ports of call. Commonly used medications may be purchased at the office of the ship's doctor.

Does the ship offer Internet Service? Yes, Stay connected with friends and family all cruise long with 24 hour access. The VOOM Surf + Stream Voyage Package lets you message and video chat on messenger services, browse the web, send emails and post on social media, and video chat live. Plus stream your favorite videos, movies, music and shows.

Royal Caribbean VOOM, the fastest internet at sea, is now available on every Royal Caribbean ship. With six times faster onboard WiFi speed than you’ll find on any other cruise ships in the world, the internet connectivity is unlike anything you’re ever experienced on a cruise ship.

What About Electrical Appliances? Bring them with you by all means. The ship's staterooms are equiped with an 110 volts AC outlet capable of handling all normal appliances such as electric razors, hair dryers and hot curlers. However, some appliances may require use of an adapter. Irons are not permitted in the staterooms.

Are There Baby-Sitters? Yes. Please check at the Front Desk for pricing and available times.

Where Is the Lost And Found? The Lost and Found is located at the Front Desk. If you've lost anything, you should report the item to the Front Desk and ask if it has turned up yet. If you find anything, please turn it in there. After the ship returns to your port of origin, all found and unclaimed articles will be kept on the ship.

Tipping? Gratuities of $101.50 pp will be billed to your stateroom during the cruise. The gratuities are for the following ship personnel:

  • Dining Room Maitre d'
  • Dining Room Head Waiter
  • Dining Room Waiter
  • Dining Room Assistant Waiter
  • Room Steward

Other personnel, such as Bar Waiters, Bellboys and Deck Stewards may be tipped as service is rendered.

Covid-19 Protocols (as of 4/14/22) All Royal Caribbean guests age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the protocols for vaccinated guests. While we do not require kids younger than 12 to be vaccinated, many are and it is highly likely destinations will begin to require guests age 5 and older to be vaccinated. We will notify booked guests as this guidance evolves.

Each guest’s regimen must include at least two doses of vaccine unless the guest received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is per U.S. CDC guidance, and no exceptions will be made, even if the guest's resident country has authorized a single-shot regimen for a two dose vaccine.

For the latest info visit: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/do-i-need-a-covid-vaccine-to-cruise-what-counts-as-proof#north-america

Birthdays and Anniversaries If you're going to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary during your cruise, please let the Maitre d' know.

What to Do With Your Valuables? We're sure you'll want to bring your camera, jewelry and other valuable items with you on your cruise. However, since the ship cannot accept responsibility for any articles left in the stateroom, public areas or packed in your luggage, we suggest the use of a safety deposit box or cabin safe. For your convenience and protection, safety deposit boxes are available at the Front Desk.

What About Towels? Towels are supplied on deck by the pool, so please don't bring any from your stateroom.

Are there restrictions on traveling with an infant or traveling while pregnant? Yes, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will not accept reservations for infants 6 months or younger on the date of sailing, or pregnant women who will be entering the 24th week of their pregnancy by the last day of the cruise.

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