Cruise Costs Explained

Base Cruise Fare
The prices found on the Pricing page are the base cruise fares per person. Cruise prices are based upon double occupancy (two people in a cabin), so if you plan to go solo, expect to pay nearly twice as much. The cost includes your onboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages, an insane amount of live rock and roll music, and lots of other cool stuff that makes Rock Legends Cruise a great time (Meet & Greets, Photo Ops, Memorabilia Auctions, Artist Q & A’s, and more)!

Port Taxes, Fees and Daily Onboard Gratuities
Taxes and fees are charged by the governments and port authorities ($200 per person). We also include your daily onboard gratuities in the total cost ($54 or $66 per person, depending on cabin type). This is great because you get to roll your gratuities into an interest-free payment plan, so that when you get on the ship, you don’t have to worry about paying that extra fee each day.

For Standard Cabins (Junior Suites and below) an additional $254 per person will be added to your cruise fare at the time of booking to cover taxes, port fees ($200) AND your daily onboard gratuities ($13.50 per person per day/$54 total for cruise).

For Suites (Grand Suites and above) an additional $266 per person will be added to your cruise fare at the time of booking to cover taxes, port fees ($200) AND your daily onboard gratuities ($16.50 per person per day/$66 total for cruise).

Daily onboard gratuities apply to guests of ALL ages and stateroom categories. They are shared between your onboard service team which includes dining services, your stateroom attendant and other hotel services. If a crew member provides exceptional services, please feel free to reward them with an additional gratuity/tip onboard.

After you pick out your cabin category, take that per person fare and add $254 or $266 for your taxes, port fees and daily gratuities to get the total per person cost. From there you can calculate your total stateroom cost. That is the total amount you will be responsible for paying.

Who Gets the Daily Gratuities?
Curious about where those daily onboard gratuities go? Here’s how it is shared between your Royal Caribbean onboard service team members:
Standard Staterooms:  $6.35 – Dining Services; $3.45 – Stateroom Attendant; $3.70 – Other Hotel Services
Suites:  $6.35 – Dining Services; $6.10 – Suite Attendant; $4.05 – Other Hotel Services

Also keep in mind an 18% gratuity is automatically added to all bar service beverages, minibar items and salon and spa services. These gratuities may be itemized on your receipt.

Food and Drink
Wait a minute – I thought food and drinks were included on a Royal Caribbean cruise! You are correct, some food and drink are included in your fare. The reality is, most people opt to get more than just what’s included. From sodas and beers to meals in the specialty restaurants, there’s plenty to be had. You can add one of Royal Caribbean’s non-alcoholic drink packages and make restaurant reservations during the Royal Caribbean Online Check-In process or after you board the ship. They even have a handy dandy way for you to do it through the TV in your stateroom if you don’t feel like picking up the phone.

Excursions
Shore excursions include a variety of tours, shows and other activities you can take advantage of while the ship is in port (Fort Lauderdale, Florida and George Town, Grand Cayman). Excursions vary in price and duration. You may book shore excursions online after you complete the Royal Caribbean Online Check-In process or once onboard the ship. We will post information about the excursions that will be offered, closer to the cruise dates.

Trip Insurance
Yes, Trip Insurance is another optional cost of your cruise, but from what we’ve seen, it is well worth strong consideration! Trip Insurance Information

Wrap Up
So, to wrap things up, you need to be aware the following are not included in the cruise price:

  • Dining in Specialty Restaurants
  • Spa and Salon Services
  • Gambling in the Casino
  • Art Auction
  • Rock and Roll Memorabilia Auction purchases
  • Any purchases made in the gift shops onboard
  • Shore Excursions
  • Photographs (taken by the ship photographer)
  • Video Arcade
  • Medical Services
  • Internet Access
  • Transfers to and from the port/airport
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
  • Ship to Shore Telephone calls
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages (excluding water, lemonade and iced tea)

What Passengers Think

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific

2018 was our first Rock Legends Cruise and as soon as we got off the boat we booked RLC7 for 2019. The entire experience was such a good vibe. Everybody on board from passengers to artists are just having a great time. It’s not hard to do when everyone around you is happy.

Kris Bennett, RLC6 Kris Bennett, RLC6