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What is the age limit?

D20 TTRPG Cruise allows 13 – 17 with adult guardian aboard the ship to use the conference center for pickup games or scheduled GM sessions. They are paired with similarly aged tables for scheduled GM sessions to the best of our ability with GMs that are experienced with youth groups.

GACUCon Gaming & Cosplay Cruise requires children younger than 13 to accompany them in the conference center. Guests between 13 – 17 are allowed to participate without their shipboard guardian in the conference center or scheduled activities excluding specified adult activities and must adhere to the ship curfew for youth guests.

All guests younger than 18 require their shipboard guardian or parents to assume all liability for damages, injuries or other harmful incidents.

What is Affirm financing?

Affirm is a smarter way to pay over time. Shop pretty much anywhere and pay at your own pace without any fees, so you can get the things you love without breaking your budget.

Monthly payments, you can choose monthly installments. Perfect for big-ticket items like a cruise event. No hidden fees—ever, What you see is what you pay, set up easy, automatic payments.

What about the Affirm financing credit check? Will it hurt my credit score doing their credit check?

Affirm makes a soft credit inquiry when you create an account to pre-qualify when booking your cruise. This soft inquiry does not affect your credit score and will not show on your credit report.

What about Gratuities?

The only additional payment are gratuities once aboard the ship. This is an automatic service gratuity of $18.00 USD per person, per day for guests and covers tipping the staff and services while onboard so you don’t have to tip. Although we definitely encourage tipping the hard-working cruise staff where possible, make their day a bit brighter and sometimes your drinks a bit stronger.

A 18% gratuity is automatically added to all beverages, mini bar items, and spa & salon purchases.

Do I need a passport?

The two options for boarding cruises starting and ending in the US for US Citizens are.

  1. Passport (Best option)
  2. Drivers License or Government ID AND Original Birth Certificate (Okay Option)

For more info, click HERE

Though we do strongly recommend you have a passport to reduce your risk of missing either the drivers license or government ID.

I’ve never been on a cruise. What should I expect?

You should expect one of the more relaxing experiences you’ve ever had mixed with the fun of a convention and the enjoyment of being with like minded cruisers on vacation. The first day is mostly checking in, enjoying some culinary delights and exploring the ship. We will make sure to properly orient you to the ships activities, amenities, and anything else cruise related on day 1 before dinner.

What do I get included with my Event Pass and Package?

A room for you and any guests you bring (Up to 4) on the cruise, loot bags with swag from the event (Pins, cards, dice, etc.) and access to the Cruise event space including games, hosted activities and other things to do. All the other amenities on the cruise can be enjoyed at your leisure as well. By booking your cabin separately, your dining hours will be separate from the D20 Cruise group, leading you to possibly dine with other passengers.

What is the food situation, is food included? 

Food is included, the ships actually have several types of food options running at pretty much 24/7 which is nice including room service food orders as well. But also inside the ship and once in the ports, there are exclusive restaurants where you do have to pay to eat. By booking your cabin separately, your dining hours will be separate from the D20 Cruise group, leading you to possibly dine with other passengers.

What should I expect for dining times when booking with Event Cruises? 

Event Cruises has reserved a group block of cabins. If you book a cabin within this block, your dinner times will be either at 5:30 PM or 8:00 PM. All event goers who book within this block will sit together during these times, enhancing the group experience. However, if you choose to reserve your cruise cabin separately, your main dining hall hours and seating will be chosen at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines discretion separate of D20 Cruise group.

I have a dietary restriction, can I still participate?

You can! When you book we ask if you have any dietary restrictions and notify Royal Caribbean to help do meal planning for your cabin.  

Are there additional fees or taxes to the prices shown?

We’ve added in all the taxes and fees in our pricing structure, that’s all of it except for “gratuities” aboard GACUCon 2024. All future sailings will have the gratuities included.

If I only have 3 people in my room, will a fourth be added in? Or if I go solo will a second be added to the cabin?

Nope! However many guests you book for your cabin will be limited to those specific named guests and count of guests. You don’t have to worry about bunking with a random cruise guest in your private interior, oceanview, balcony or suite cabin. 

If I don’t have a passport how can I get one?

Please visit this HERE for additional information

Is there a list of activities for the Non-Gamers?

There are so many things to do on the cruise. So for the non-gamers in need of a vacation here are some of the things you can do aboard the ship: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/explorer-of-the-seas/things-to-do Most if not all of those things to do are included with some exceptions like spa time, alcoholic beverages, gambling or other premium activities, though to be honest on a cruise there is so much that is included you really don’t need to do any of them unless you absolutely want to.

Does the cruise stop to any islands or land locations?

Yes! The trip is divided into “Days at Sea” and “Port Days”. During a Port Day, the Cruise ship will stop at a destination, for example, Labadee, Jamaica, for half a day where you would get to experience the island, get on excursions, go shopping, and more. Days at Sea is when traveling to and from locations.

What about Gratuities?

For GACUCon and D20 the only additional payments are the gratuities once aboard or exiting the ship. All future cruises will include this in your booking price. 

A 18% gratuity is automatically added to all beverages, mini bar items, and spa & salon purchases.

What is an Event Package?

There are two parts to the cruise, one being the “normal” cruise activities like comedy shows, movies, laser tag, etc. then there are the private function gaming activities like D&D, Tabletop Games, VR, etc. in the shipboard conference center.

The gaming activities are what makes up the “Event Package” we split the two to better meet the needs of guests that may have people in their cabin that just want to enjoy the cruise but not spend extra on the gaming content.

How is an Event Package different from the cruise tickets?

Similar to the above it is different from the cruise tickets by being a private function within the cruise itself for those “Event Ticket” holders. A compromise for non-geek/gaming guests to not pay into the event and save everyone some money.

Do I need to be Vaccinated?

COVID-19 Vaccination is no longer required to sail, with a few exceptions. Read more here.

What can I bring?

There is a list of prohibited items here.


Anything outside of that is pretty much fair game if it fits through a bag scanner like you see at airports.

Can I get Travel Insurance?

If you would like to secure travel insurance visit https://www.travelcruisecare.com/

I need to cancel my +1(+2,+3), what can I do?

If you need to update your cabin count there are a few options, keep in mind the closer to the sailing the less the options:

  1. Swap the person for another. We can easily update a guest on the manifest up to a month prior to sailing.
  2. Switch to a smaller cabin. Unless you are switching from a 3 (or 4) person cabin to a 1 person cabin, there is no “downgrading”. Unfortunately though, Royal Caribbean basically charges cabins for 1 almost the same amount as cabins for 2.cWhat this means is we can refund the event pass(es) and the RCCL taxes/fees they charge for the extra person.

What is the refund policy?

We must adhere to the Royal Caribbean Refund Policy which has non-refundable deposits for the cabins and a penalty that increases the closer we are to your sail date. The event pass portion of our packages are 100% refundable up until 30 days from sailing at which point there are no refunds on tickets and all sales from there on are final.

To learn more about the Royal Caribbean Refund Policy, visit https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/booking-cancellation-refund-policy?