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FAQ: Reservations

How do I book this cruise with Paradise Travel?

You may book this cruise either by calling us at 888.470.1879 or filling out the Online Deposit Form under the Reservation Forms & Documents banner.


What will I need to book my reservation?

To book your reservation we will need the legal name for each passenger as it appears on their passport; each passenger's date of birth; physical address for each passenger; email address if the guest has one; phone contact information; and payment information such as credit card number, credit card billing address and security code.


When is the latest I can book a reservation for the cruise?

There is no set deadline, but selection and availabilty becomes limited as the cruise gets closer.  Generally speaking, the earlier you book, the better the selection and the better the pricing.

Is pricing per person?

Yes.  Unless otherwise noted, all pricing is per person based on double occupancy (two passengers) sharing the same cabin.


I am traveling alone and would like a roomate.  How does that work?

We will do our best to help,  however, we suggest you exhaust all possibilities of finding someone you know to travel with you.  Spending several days in the same cabin with someone you've never met, could be the longest several days you've ever spent. What we normally do is give your information to another single traveller and encourage you to at least get to know each other over the phone.  Find out a little about them, maybe what their sleeping habits are like; do they tend to be messy, etc.  If the each guest is comfortable rooming together, we will make individual reservations for each guest.


May I use a credit card for my payment?

Yes.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


May I request a specific bed type?

Yes you may.  You can request the type of setup when you book your reservation. Most staterooms are available with either two separate extended twins or a queen/king.


Can you book my flights and pre/post cruise hotel?

We would be happy to help you with your airline and hotel arrangements.  Just call our office at 888.470.1879.  Because airlines do not pay travel agent commissions, there is a nominal service charge if we book your flights.


Do you have any tips on booking my own flights?

We always suggest you book your flight so that you arrive at the departure port the day before your cruise leaves.  This eliminates the risk of a missed a flight connection and not making it to the ship on time.   In regards to your flight after the cruise, we highly recommend you don't book your return flight to leave before noon. Bear in mind, there are a lot of guests from a variety of cruise lines that are all heading to the airport at the same time.  It's always better to wait a few minutes than miss your flight altogether.  When booking your flight, we recommend the website FLYR. You have the option to lock in your pricing for seven days and there is a graph that indicates airfare pricing pretty accurately, as to whether it will trend up or down.


Can I book my cruise directly and just pay extra to join the event?

In order to participate in a Paradise Travel cruise, you must book your reservation through us.  We are unable to accommodate a request to join one of our events after you book directly with the cruise line or another travel agency.

The only option you have would be to cancel your booking with your current provider and re-book throught Paradise Travel.


Why is pricing for your group events different than I found on the cruise line website?

There are several reasons.  1) The 'lead-in' pricing most cruise lines post on their website is usually a highly restricted category.  And there is a limited amount of inventory in each category.  2) Amenties like onboard credit or other special benefits are not included in the pricing for individual cruises.  3) There are many expenses associated with the promotion and execution of specialty group cruises that don't apply to individual cruises like; accommodations for the artist(s) and entertainers both on and off the ship, travel to the event for artist(s) and entertainers, salary expenses for the entertainers, promotional costs for brochures and videos, advertising costs such as the purchase of television and radio spots, cash prizes for some of our events, rental of equipment and technical support for sound and lights, insurance and many other expenses associated with the cruise.  However, most people agree that the added value of a specialty group event far out-weighs the additional cost.  Bear in mind, all the special functions and VIP activities that pertain to our group are not available to anyone else on the ship.


What are Taxes & Fees?

Taxes & Fees include taxes required by the cruise line in additional to port charges. Taxes & Fees also include merchant account fees, fees to the cruise line for venue use, technical staff which is required by the cruise line, service staff which is also required by the cruise line, fees for selling merchandise onboard the ship and fees required by the port authority to load and unload equipment on and off the ship.

What is the cancellation policy?

Each passenger acknowledges that the Paradise Travel Cancellation Policy supersedes the policy of the Royal Caribbean International Ticket Contract. Cancellation fees for cruise reservations will be assessed according to the date of cancellation as noted in the Cancellation Fee Schedule below and will apply to all guests on the reservation.  All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Paradise Travel at 3000 Green Mountain Drive/ Suite 107-321/ Branson, MO 65616, by an email sent to or by calling Paradise Travel at (888) 470-1879.   If you cancel before March 1, 2024, you will be eligible for a full refund minus a $95 per person administrative/ cancellation fee.  ANY cancellations after March 1, 2024 will be subject to the following cancellation policy.

Cancellation Date                                             Cancellation Penalty

After April 25, 2024                                        25% of total reservation cost

After May 10, 2024                                         50% of total reservation cost

After June 4, 2024                                           75% of total reservation cost

After July 4, 2024                                            100% of total reservation cost


We highly recommend the purchase of travel protection insurance to cover the possibility of loss due to cancellation.  For a no obligation quote call Paradise Travel at (888) 470-1879 or send an email to Premiums are based on the age of the guest and the cost of the trip. Be sure and ask for information on the Cancel For Any Reason policy, which is time-sensitive regarding its purchase.

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