Royal Caribbean is rolling out a new pay for perks program onboard their cruise ships called The Key. The Key will include everything from priority embarkation and debarkation to private hours at the Flowrider, rock climbing wall, and ice skating.
The Key will begin to roll out to Royal Caribbean cruise ships starting in January and must be pre-purchased through Cruise Planner prior to a cruise. This new program will provide one-of-a-kind experiences and special amenities during your cruise.
The following perks will be included for passengers who purchase The Key:
- Priority check-in and boarding
- Onboard carry-on luggage service offering drop off and delivery to your stateroom
- Exclusive welcome lunch at Chops Grille on boarding day
- Private daily hours at onboard activities like the Flowrider, rock climbing wall, and ice skating
- Access to reserved seating at shows
- Surf and Stream VOOM internet for one device
- Priority debarkation from ship to shore
- A la carte breakfast and choice departure on debarkation day
Royal Caribbean announced this new program in an email to travel agents earlier today. Although the cruise line did not release the cost of this program, our readers stated that prices ranged from $20-30 per day per person depending on the ship. I looked through Cruise Planner for my upcoming cruise on Voyager of the Seas in February and it was not yet available for my sailing. If The Key is available for your upcoming Royal Caribbean cruise, let us know the price in the comment section.
All guests ages 6 and older in the same stateroom are required to purchase the Package if one chooses to purchase it. Guests age 5 and younger accompanying a guest who purchased The Key can enjoy these benefits: priority check-in and boarding, exclusive welcome lunch at Chops Grille, priority port of call debarkation, reserved seating at shows, and choice debarkation with exclusive a la carte breakfast.
The Package cannot be shared by guests. Guest agrees to not provide or share benefits with other guests; a violation of this may result in cancellation of the guest’s package and guest will not receive a refund or credit of any kind.
Package and price are subject to availability, subject to change without notice, capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time.