Q: Does the name on my reservation need to match the name on my identification?
A: Yes, it must match your first and last name only as it appears on your valid driver's license; if not correct it could result in possible denial of boarding on the ship plus be subject to a change fee. *NOTE: Passports are highly recommended but not required.
Q: Where do the proceeds from the Buckeye Cruise go to?
A: Proceeds from the Buckeye Cruise benefit the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Q: Is there merchandise available to me for the autograph session?
A: Yes! We will have items available for you. More information will be posted on our website in the next few months.
Q: What if I cannot travel- can someone go in my place?
A: Yes! You can do a name change at least 30 days prior to sailing at a cost of $50.00 per name. There is no refund for cancellation.
Q: Will there be opportunities to get autographs from some of the Buckeyes on Board?
A: During the cruise there will be an autograph session with the Buckeye celebrities.
Q: Can I bring my own wheelchair/walker on board ship?
A: Yes, please advise the booking agent when making your cruise reservations..
Q: Do I need to advise the cruise line of any medical conditions?
A: Yes, any passenger requiring medical treatment or attention must be reported at the time of booking. Example-guest using wheelchairs, hearing or visual disabilities, special diets, oxygen therapy and dialysis.
Q: Can we get married or renew our vows on board the ship?
A: Please contact Royal Romance Consultants at 1-888-933-7225 or visit www.royalcaribbean.com/weddings
Q: Can I order a gift, flowers or a fruit basket for someone sailing on this special charter?
A: Yes, you may order an item for a passenger within 120 days of departure with their confirmation number that Royal Caribbean will assign them.
Q: Can I order a gift certificate?
A: Yes, you can purchase a gift certificate for you, a friend or family member to use as onboard credit toward the spa, casino, gift shops and more. To purchase go to www.royalcaribbean.com/giftcertificates or call 1-800-722-5970
Q: Should I purchase travel insurance?
A: Travel Partners recommends travel insurance for this special charter sailing. All packages for this event are non-refundable. To learn more about travel insurance, visit our Travel Insurance page.
Q: When should I schedule my flight times for the ship?
A: Travel Partners recommends flying in the day before especially if you live in the Midwest due to possible weather problems, if that is not possible, Royal Caribbean recommends the following:
Day of sailing - All flights should arrive in Tampa by 12:30pm
Disembarkation - return flights should be scheduled after 12:00pm
Q: What is the required age to sail?
A: A parent or legal guardian must accompany a guest under the age of 21.
Q: Can I bring my grandchild or my child’s friend on board the sailing?
A: All nonfamily children under the age of 18 must have a notarized letter from one parent or guardian authorizing sailing with the family, plus authorization to allow emergency medical treatment and permission to sign waivers on behalf of the minor.(Rock climbing)
The specific activities permitted must be noted on the letter. Grandparents or any other relatives cannot be a substitute for a parent
Q: Is there charge for children under 2?
A: Yes, Infants through age 2 will pay $159.
Q: What beverages are complimentary?
A: Fresh brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted teas, ice tea and lemonade in the restaurants. Juice is complimentary during breakfast.
Q: Is there shampoo/soap and hair dryers in the cabins?
Q: Is there an iron in the cabin or can we bring one?
A: No, irons are not permitted in the cabins.
Q: What is the dress attire for this sailing?
A: Casual or Buckeye attire is accepted for this private charter. Golf shirts, slacks, capris, blouses, skirts, and dresses are acceptable attire for the dining room. Shorts are not permitted in the formal dining room.