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Old 07-24-2008, 05:37 AM
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Does royal let people bring a friend or relative on board just to visit on the first or not?
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Hi lowndes and welcome to Cruise Chat.

With security being what it is, as determined by the Dept. of Homeland Security, I can't think of any U.S. based cruise line that allows visitors onboard prior to sailing. Everyone who boards must have submitted information prior to boarding, like passport numbers and other identifying information. This information is checked to make sure the name on the cruise ticket matches exactly the name on the passport or birth certificate.

Even "official" visitors must go through that screening process. I would assume that the cruise line will not allow relatives to accompany you onboard unless they're sailing with you.

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Old 07-24-2008, 06:01 AM
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Thank you very much , I just thought last time I was on a royal cruise, I heard them say just before leaving that all visitors must leave the boat now thanks Kirk.
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Hello lowndes, welcome to Cruise-Chat! You are right about Royal Caribbean letting guest on board at one time, however, since 911 all that has changed. They don't allow any guest on board anymore.

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I also have heard them say all visitors must leave & this was back in June. Who are these visitors?
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I also have heard them say all visitors must leave & this was back in June. Who are these visitors?
I am guessing it could be land based employees and vendor/service type visitors.

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Old 07-24-2008, 10:32 AM
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Dwayne, you're right. Service people have to be on the ship to deliver supplies, and RCI employees are onboard in different capacities. There could be tours for travel industry personnel or VIPs in progress, too. But friends of passengers are no longer allowed onboard at any time.

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Old 07-24-2008, 02:51 PM
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Probably one reason to not let "Visitors" on board is that they might go and eat my Cream Puffs....It's really a security issue....Let's hope it doesn't get any worse....Peace and Harmony on the Seas...

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