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Old 01-18-2006, 12:24 PM
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does anyone know of any special things for groups to do aboard an rccl boat? we are a group of 20 people cruising in march and was wondering if there were any group parties or special recognition of groups onboard? We are from Maine and crusing the caribbean...we;ve got some excited people going on this ship.
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does anyone know of any special things for groups to do aboard an rccl boat? we are a group of 20 people cruising in march and was wondering if there were any group parties or special recognition of groups onboard? We are from Maine and crusing the caribbean...we;ve got some excited people going on this ship.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:57 PM
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The ship will not automatically do a special party for your group, but it is possible for your group to reserve a bar or lounge for a private party.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:30 PM
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how do we go about doing this? do we contact rccl? is there a charge for this? thanks for any input you may have
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Yes, you will need to contact RCCL to arrange it. These things really need to be reserved before the cruise starts. Your agent should be able to arrange a party. And, yes, it will cost you. I cannot tell you how much, since that depends on the specific arrangement you make. However, it usually isn't a terribly high figure - it really has a lot to do with the time of day and where the ship is on that day.
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There is no charge to reserve an area of a bar or conference room for you group. However, if you want to add drinks, food, etc., then of course there is a charge for that if your group consists of fewer than 50 people.

I just escorted a family reunion birthday cruise where we had a party room (no charge) with a birthday cake, coffee, tea, water, and set-ups, all of which carried an extra charge.

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Sandy, I remember reserving a portion of the Navigator Club on the Mercury a few years ago. This was for a SeaLetter Cruise Bash and we had around 100 people in our group. We had canapes, a musical trio, and dedicated bar service. The agent organized all of it and I believe she rolled the cost into the cruise fare.
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Hi Dave,

Certainly there are costs that an agent can build into the cost of a cruise, including cocktail party, pre-paid gratuities, etc. Most cruise lines will give you a free hour-long cocktail party including cold appetizers if you have 50 or more people. Hot appetizers may mean extra charge (or "points" a travel agent can use) or may be free with an even larger group.

The group I escorted this weekend had 22 people, so the room was free but the cake etc was extra. A great time was had by all! It was a surprise birthday party.

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