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SUNY Class of '88 Cruise FAQ

The Oasis of the Seas has many activities and entertainment venues that are fun for all
ages. Seven neighborhoods fill your days and nights with adventure. FlowRider surf
simulator, Zip Line, Ice Skating, Rock Climbing, Ultimate Abyss (tallest slide at sea),
Perfect Storm (multi-story racing waterslides) Laser tag, Escape Room, Boardwalk
Arcade, Poolside movies, Mini golf, Splashaway Bay aqua park for kids, Solarium adults
only pool, Casino, Broadway-style production shows, acrobatic aqua show, spa, bars,
clubs and lounges.

Your registration fee, and $250 per person deposit is required to book. Payment in full is
due April 1, 2023.

For dinners in the dining room, flexible dining allows you to dine on your schedule, or
make a reservation. You can join with other parties, or dine with just your party.

Yes, all-inclusive beverage packages are available for purchase once booked.

Yes. Solo cruisers are welcome! Please contact us for pricing.

Yes. Travel protection is highly recommended to protect your vacation investment. We will send you a quote for a travel protection policy (insurance) at the time of booking. If you choose not to purchase travel protection, you will be asked to sign a waiver declining coverage.

An onboard expense account, also known as your SeaPass account, is the cashless system used for all onboard purchases and services. 

Read more about the SeaPass. 

Coastwise Travel will make every effort to apply your personal promotions and discounts to your fare. Please contact us to discuss your requests.

Coastwise Travel will make every effort to match any publicly offered qualified rates. 

Yes, please contact Coastwise Travel to discuss your travel needs.

Yes, please contact Coastwise Travel to discuss your travel needs.

Yes. Coastwise Travel is a full-service travel agency and we would love to earn your business. We book all types of cruises, vacation packages, resorts, hotels, tours and more. Please contact us to discuss your plans.

Not unless you want to!

Yes. T-shirts commemorating the cruise will be available for order in early 2023.

Prior to final payment on April 1, 2023, you may cancel with no penalty. After April 1, 2023, the cruise line will assess cancellation penalties on a sliding scale depending on when you cancel. Please refer to your booking confirmation cancellation schedule. 

** All registration fees are non-refundable.**

Agency cancellation fees may apply.

At this time a negative Covid-19 test is required to board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. However, policies and procedures are subject to change. Coastwise Travel will inform you of any travel requirements that impact your travel.

Cruise fare, taxes and fees, exclusive SUNY Maritime Class of 1988 events.
Complimentary dining and meals in included venues — breakfast, lunch, dinner and
Included beverages – Water, milk, lemonade, juice at breakfast, coffee, tea.
Onboard entertainment activities, except where an additional charge is assessed.

Insurance (travel protection), shore excursions, internet packages, beverage packages,
alcoholic beverages, sodas, fresh squeezed juices, optional specialty dining venues,
transportation to the port, pre- or post-cruise accommodations, airfare, transfers.
Optional purchases of goods and services onboard.
Mandatory crew gratuities assessed at the rate of $14.50 per per person per day will be
charged to your onboard account.

No. Only guests booked with the SUNY Maritime 1988 group will be able to participate
in the exclusive Class Reunion events and activities.

Summer Sea Term

Yes. Oasis of the Seas features VOOM – the fastest internet at sea. Wifi packages are
available for purchase.

The ports offer a number of shore excursions, tours, and activities. You can purchase these through the cruise line or on your own.

Once your reservation is confirmed, you can browse and purchase shore excursions
online through your Cruise Planner on Royal Caribbean’s website or in the Royal
Caribbean app.

Some cabins can accommodate up to 4 guests.

It is always recommended to have a valid passport in your possession when traveling outside the United States. Passport processing is taking 1-2 months, so apply for yours in plenty of time. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months after the completion of your cruise.  

 However, in some cases the cruise line will accept other documentation. Please review the policies on Royal Caribbean’s Website.

No. Unless you want to!

We can’t promise, but we’ll request it.

Some cruises feature an All-Access ship tour that includes a visit to the bridge. If the tour is available for our sailing, it will be available for booked guests to purchase through the Cruise Planner.

The ship will sail from Cape Liberty NJ, there are some great hotel choices nearby the port within 15 minutes.  Some hotels offer shuttle service. Please contact us for hotel recommendations or to book a hotel stay for before or after your cruise.

Yes, you can park your vehicle for a $25 per day fee in a secure lot.  There are other options nearby if you would like to park your car near the cruise terminal.

Yes, there will be two formal nights scheduled during our cruise. These are expected to be held on day 2 and day 6, both sea days. It is optional to participate. Some guests like to dress up in black tie attire, while others prefer to keep it more casual. Review Royal Caribbean’s dress code policies for more information. 

The closest airport to the cruise terminal  is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).  It’s a short UBER, Taxi or hired service to the cruise terminal.

When you check in for your cruise Royal Caribbean will issue a SeaPass card.  This is the size of a credit card; it will function in two ways.  Firstly, it will allow you access to you your stateroom as a room key.  Secondly, it can be used for onboard charges at the bars, shops and anywhere else onboard.  It is secured with a credit card or debit card before the cruise.  Cash will only be needed for port visits and use while off the ship.

Cruise ships today take passenger comfort seriously.  They have stabilizers onboard that can be deployed while the ship is underway to help make for a smooth ride.  The ship constantly gets weather data from reliable sources and the professional crew uses this information in planning the ships movement.  If you are susceptible to seasickness, consult your doctor.

The ship has an extensive network of stopover points all over the ocean.  In fact, most stopovers on the ocean have mail service.  Sea stamps will be necessary to mail anything.  Please consult with the crew members onboard for assistance.

At this time, Royal Caribbean requires all guests age 12 and older to present proof of full Covid 19 vaccination with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing. 

For current cruise line policies, please visit the Royal Caribbean website. 

Requirements are subject to change. Coastwise Travel will inform you of any travel requirements that impact your travel.

Pricing is based on type of stateroom, and number of people traveling. Here is the
pricing based and double occupancy:

-Inside: $1446.66

-Central Park View with Balcony: $1836.66

-Ocean View Balcony: $2016.66

**Pricing and availability subject to change; pricing not guaranteed until confirmed with payment.

There are many types of staterooms on board Oasis of the Seas. If you prefer a
different type of stateroom, please contact us to provide a price quote.

Yes! The more the merrier. We would love to have your family and friends join us.