The final countdown is on! In this newsletter, please find information about travel documents, online check-in and more. 
Online Check-in and SetSail Pass
Each guest has the option to complete online check-in and their SetSail Pass (boarding pass) online via the Royal Caribbean Website or complete the check-in at the pier. Instructions for online check-in are below. 

Instructions to check in online and obtain Set Sail Pass (boarding pass):
1. If checking in online, this must be completed at least four days prior to sailing
2. Visit royalcaribbean.com
3. Click on the "Already Booked" tab
4. Choose "Online Check-in"
5. Input personal information (surname, reservation number, ship & sail date, and preferred language)
6. There will be four steps to the online check-in, per person. Once all four steps are completed the guest will be able to print their Set Sail Pass.

Guest Ticket Booklet/Electronic Documents
Each guest has the option to view and print their Guest Ticket Booklet online via the Royal Caribbean Website. This booklet is not needed for sailing purposes.  However, on the last page there are printable luggage tags, as well as transfer or hotel vouchers if purchased as part of your cruise package. Printing the luggage tags is an option as they will be provided at the pier. The instructions are below.

Instructions to obtain Guest Ticket Booklet:
1. Available approximately 45 days from sailing (now available)
2. Visit royalcaribbean.com
3. Click on the "Already Booked" tab "Before you Go"
4. Choose "Count down to Cruise"
5. Input personal information (surname, reservation number, and ship & sail date)
6. Click on "Cruise Documentation" tab
7. Click on "Check Status" under Guest Vacation Documents
8. Click on "View Documents" or "Print Documents"

Excursions
Each guest has the option to purchase excursions online via the Royal Caribbean Website or onboard via the Excursions Desk. 

Instructions to purchase shore excursions online:
1. If booking online, you must do so at least four days prior to sailing
2. Visit royalcaribbean.com
3. Click on "Already Booked" tab
4. Choose "Cruise Planner"
5. Input your own personal information (surname, reservation number, and ship & sail date)
6. Choose "Shore Excursions"

SeaPass
Each guest will receive, at the pier, their individual SeaPass. This SeaPass looks like a credit card and is multi-functional as follows:
1. Your form of Identification
2. Your form of payment onboard the ship
3. Key to your stateroom
Travel Documents
Please make sure you have the proper travel documentation with you.   Click here for more information.  

US Citizens:
Valid passport or Birth Certificate and Drivers License is acceptable.
A passport substitute such as a U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Drivers License, or Trusted Travel Program card such as Nexus, Sentri or Fast is also acceptable. If a woman has several surnames on different documents such as birth certificate and drivers license, then she must bridge the difference with other documents, such as, marriage license and/or divorce papers. The additional bridging documents must be the original or a certified or notarized copy.

Non US Citizens:
Passport



Getting to the Pier
Driving
If you are driving to the pier, you can find more information about parking, directions and drop offs through the Port of Galveston at the links below.

Pier Address
Galveston, TX
Port of Galveston
Cruise Terminal 2
2702 Harborside Dr. Pier 27
Galveston, TX 77550

Airport Transfers
Royal Caribbean offers ground transportation from George Bush International and Hobby International airports. Please note the flight time deadlines if traveling the day the cruise sails or returns.
George Bush International: Latest flight on arrival is 11 a.m. and the earliest flight on departure is 12:30 p.m.
Hobby International: Latest flight on arrival is 12 p.m. and the earliest flight on departure is 12 p.m.
The following information will be needed when booking a transfer: Names, Carrier, Flight Number, Departure Date, Origin City, Departure Time, Arrival Date, Destination City, arrival time.
To book, please call 800-659-8224 ext. 222 or email shandibrinkman@gammill.com a response will be sent to verify we have received the information.

Emergency Calls
Guests have the option of being contacted on any ship for business or emergency calls. Guests can be contacted 24 hours a day via telephone for $7.95 per minute (maximum of 10 minutes per call). The call must be paid by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). Please have guests names and stateroom number available.
Royal Caribbean International: 1-888-724-7447
1-321-953-9003 (outside the United States)

Onboard Credit
Each stateroom has a $75 onboard credit for guests in oceanview or balcony rooms. This credit will be attached to the SeaPass on guest one. The credit will show on the account on day two-turndown. The guest can visit the guest relations desk onboard for assistance in splitting the credit among all guests in the stateroom

Class Registration
Thank you all for your patience during class registration. If you were unable to get into a class you wanted to take, please e-mail shandibrinkman@gammill.com as soon as possible. 

Additional sessions are being added for the following classes:
-           The evening sessions by Matt Sherman, Paul Statler, and Aubrey Stephens
-           Pattern Pattern Who's Got a Pattern by Georgia Stull
-           What's the Big Deal About CS7 by Karen Farnsworth
-           Stand Alone No Longer by Joan Knight
-           Let's Get to Know CS by Corey Pearson
-           Statler Skill Builders Borders and Sashes by Georgia Stull
-           I Didn't Node That by Debbie Tribble
-           Let's Apply by Pat Barry
-           Mistakes Happen by Page Johnson
-           Background Fills by Joan Knight

Those have already sent waitlist requests should receive an e-mail this week (if you have not already) with the status of class availability.

Those wishing to sign up for additional classes (past the 10 they registered for) may do so later in April. An updated list of availability will be sent out prior to classes being opened back up for additional purchases. 


CPAP & Allergies
If you will be bringing a CPAP machine on board, please e-mail shandibrinkman@gammill.com so that we can make a note on your reservation and notify Royal Caribbean. The ship will provide water and an extension cord.

Also, if you have food allergies that you would like noted in your reservation, please e-mail them to shandibrinkman@gammill.com.
 

T-Shirt Sizes
If you did not do so as part of the online class registration p lease send your t-shirt size to   shandibrinkman@gammill.com.  

Other Frequently Asked Questions
What beverages are included? Coffee, tea, lemonade and water are included in the cruise fee. Other beverages, including sodas and alcoholic beverages are available for additional fees either per drink or as part of a drink package. You may pre-book packages online at royalcaribbean.com/cruiseplanner

Are there formal nights? Our group has a 5:30 p.m. dinner reservation each night in the Main Dining Room.  The dress schedule for the dining room is:
Formal: 2 days
Casual: 1 day
Smart Casual: 4 days
More information as well as other tips on what to pack is located at this link.   

Can I bring beverages on board? Here is a link to Royal Caribbean's guidelines and policies.



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