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Useful Things to Know About Voyager of the Seas

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Special Dietary Requirements

We make every effort to accommodate our guests' dietary requirements whenever possible.

We can accommodate dietary needs such as food allergies, gluten-free, kosher, low-fat and low-salt.

All menus in the main dining room and Windjammer Café offer a variety of vegetarian options daily. No special requests need to be made for these meals.

Lactose-free/soy milk, secure meals and kosher meals are available at no additional charge. 45 days prior to departure (90 days for Europe/South America itineraries).

Vegan menus are available upon request at the Main Dining Room.

Kosher Passover meal requests must be received at least 90 days in advance. Please contact Trip Advisor or our Special Services team to request that your comments be included in your reservation details. If you have made an online booking at, you can add an 'Update Personal Information' request. section.

You can also email Please include your guest name, reservation number, ship name and departure date in your email. Emails will be automatically replied. Customers should not call Royal Caribbean International suppliers with specific questions.

Requests for special meals received within 45 days at sea (90 days for Europe/Asia routes) are subject to ship product availability. We strive to maximize our capabilities.

Please Note: Formulas are available from the Babies To Go Program Gifts & Gear page. Infant formula is not served on board. Guests are not permitted to bring any food onboard other than baby food and/or dry, non-perishable snack foods (cookies, crackers, chips, energy bars, etc.).

Disabled Facilities

All of our ships have cabins designed for customers with reduced mobility or other disabilities that require accessible cabin features. See our accessible cabins for more information. If you require further information, please contact our Special Services team on 0344 493 4005 (UK) or 1800 555 604 (Ireland).

We will never ask you for information about your disability. However, the more information you provide about your needs, the better we can help you. Advance notice is required for certain services. See the pre-planning section for more details.

Dress Code

When you’re onboard, the right look will vary by venue. But here are a few types of suggested attire you’ll see, grouped by item.

  • Casual: You’re on vacation – relax! Jeans, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck. Shorts are welcomed for breakfast and lunch.
  • Smart Casual: Think of this as a step up from your typical dinner wear. Dress to impress with collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits. Jackets, sports coats and blazers are snazzy and welcomed.
  • Formal: Make it a night out in your best black-tie look – suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns. There can be 1-3 formal nights during a sailing and is at the ship’s discretion.

Formal nights:

  • 3/4/5 night cruises - usually on Day 2
  • 6 night cruises - usually on day 2 and 5
  • 7 night cruises - are usually on Day 2 and 6
  • Oasis and Allure use Day 2 and 5 on Western itineraries and Day 2 and 6 on Eastern itineraries.
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  • Formal Night will not be offered on any of the currently scheduled Empress of the Seas sailings.

Please note that bare feet are not allowed at any time in any venue and tank tops are not permitted in the Main Dining Room or Specialty Dining venues for dinner.

Age Restrictions

Effective immediately on all sailings, the minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Royal Caribbean International is as follows.

  • The minimum age to consume alcohol on Royal Caribbean International ships on sailings originating in North America is twenty-one (21).
  • The minimum age to consume alcohol on Royal Caribbean International ships on sailings originating in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is twenty-one (21).
  • The minimum age to consume alcohol on Royal Caribbean International ships on sailings from South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand is eighteen (18).
  • The minimum age to consume alcohol at all private destinations remains twenty-one (21) without regard to where the sailing originated.

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

Drinks Packages

Quench your thirst onboard with a beverage package that gets you the best value on your favourite drinks, from Coca-Cola® to fine wine, premium and frozen cocktails to a full selection of beers, fruit juices to Evian® water. Purchase onboard or pre-reserve before you set sail. The beverage packages are honoured at any of our bars or lounges, Windjammer Café, Main Dining Room, and our private destinations during normal business hours. Room service and minibar are not included. You can visit our Beverage section or if you are booked, visit Cruise Planner for more information and to pre-purchase. The all-inclusive beverage packages are sold onboard all sailings.

Onboard, the all-inclusive packages are available for purchase throughout the voyage with at least 4 days remaining. Must be purchased for the duration of the cruise; prorated price based on date of purchase. Any guest wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage package must do so for all guests of legal drinking age in the same stateroom, for sailings on or after December 31st, 2017.

All other beverage packages can be purchased by individual guests, however all packages are for single guest use and cannot be shared by multiple people.

The Water Package is an option for guests sailing with Royal Caribbean to order water in various package sizes at a discounted price. The Water Package will be delivered to your stateroom on the date you request. You can choose between 12 or 24 one liter bottled water packages.

The fountain soda package entitles you to unlimited refills at any of our bars or lounges, Windjammer Café, Main Dining room, and our private destinations. A complimentary Coca-Cola® souvenir cup is included as part of every fountain soda package. The cost of a fountain soda package is determined by the length of your stay, with an average daily cost of $8 plus gratuity. If you lose your Coca-Cola® souvenir cup, you'll need to reach out to the bar manager or assistant bar manager and purchase a new souvenir cup for $9.95.

The Coca-Cola Freestyle machines require the Coca-Cola souvenir cup to operate. Souvenir glassware is excluded from the all inclusive beverage packages.

Current onboard pricing:


  • Deluxe $63 - $70
  • Refreshment $29
  • Classic Soda $12.99

*Pricing above reflects the daily cost, per person and does not include 18% gratuity or 10% VAT (if the sailing is a VAT sailing).

Guests who have a reservation with payment may also contact 1-800-398-9819 for Pre-Cruise Planning Assistance.

Alcohol Policy

No beer or alcoholic beverages may be brought onboard for consumption or any other purpose.

Alcohol confiscated on the day of boarding will not be returned. Security personnel may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage, etc.) and dispose of containers containing alcohol. Customers who violate alcohol guidelines (by consuming excessive amounts, serving alcohol to persons under the legal drinking age, acting irresponsibly, or attempting to hide alcohol from security or security screening, etc.) are advised to comply with the Customer Conduct Policy. As per your own expense. Alcohol will not be refunded to guests under the legal drinking age. Please note: All guests must follow her TSA guidelines for transporting liquids.

On the day of boarding, guests may bring up to 2 bottles of wine or champagne of 750ml per cabin as carry-on baggage. If you bring more than one bottle of wine or champagne on board, including alcoholic beverages purchased at ports of call or onboard shops, they will be stored on board and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of embarkation.

Passengers on consecutive cruises may bring two 750ml bottles of personal wine or champagne per stateroom per voyage. Additional bottles are kept on board and she will have two delivered to her cabin on the first day of her new voyage. Guests who bring more than one bottle of her at the start of the first trip must have documentation for all consecutive trips to share with security on the day of embarkation.

Smoking Policy

For your comfort and enjoyment, our ships are designated as non-smoking vessels. However, we are aware that some guests smoke. Therefore, in order to create an onboard environment that smokers will be satisfied with, we have designated specific areas on board as smoking areas.

Smoking of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and pipes is permitted in designated outdoor areas. All smoking areas are conspicuously signposted and ashtrays are provided to help you find areas where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in restricted areas, food outlets, children's playgrounds, or outdoor areas near the pool. Oasis Class does not allow smoking in the Central Park or Boardwalk areas.

Casino Royale allows smoking and has designated non-smoking areas. There are visible signs indicating non-smoking areas of the casino. All cruises departing from China and Hong Kong do not have non-smoking areas within the casino. Smoking is not permitted in casinos on ships departing from Australia and the United Kingdom.

All public spaces on board are non-smoking*. All restaurants, theaters, bars, lounges, corridors, elevators and jogging tracks are non-smoking.

Smoking is not permitted inside the cabin or on the cabin balcony. This applies to all cabin categories on board. If a guest violates this Stateroom Policy, a $250 cleaning fee will be deducted from his SeaPass® account and further action may be taken according to the Consequences section of the Guest Conduct Policy.

Dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco properly and never overboard. Cigars and pipe tobacco are restricted to designated outdoor areas and cigar bars**. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase, possess or use tobacco on board.

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are only permitted within the designated smoking areas.

Royal Caribbean International expects all guests to adhere to a smoke-free policy. It is a request to deliver a comfortable voyage to everyone. Please contact Guest Services for designated smoking areas on board.

Guests who violate this Smoking Policy may be subject to further action in accordance with the Consequences section of this Guest Conduct Policy.

Royal Caribbean updated its smoking policy in September 2013 and the above policy applies to all vessels sailing on or after 1 January 2014.

Internet and Wifi

There are 2 options to stay connected while onboard.

1. VOOM Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi) All you need is a wireless device with Wi-Fi capabilities.

2. Wired (iCafés) internet stations are available on board, but their location varies by ship.

VOOM is available across fleets on board all ships. Internet access fees vary and are subject to change. Log in to the "royal-wifi" network on your device, open your browser and follow the instructions to log in.

If your cruise is affected by a Royal Caribbean Cruises suspension, please visit our Health and Travel Alerts page for more information on onboard credits.

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