Frequently Asked Questions and other information

Vax requirements: (updated August 22, 2022)

• Unvaccinated guests ages 5 years and older must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no earlier than 3 days prior to sailing.
• Fully vaccinated guests do not need to test.
• Accepted tests are FDA
approved PCR or antigen tests, which now includes self-tests. (Yes, the unsupervised ones!)
§ Proof of a negative test can be the printed or digital results, a clear photo of the self-test result, or the actual self-test in hand.

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/the-healthy-sail-center

The TCMC price includes the price of the cruise ticket as well as $250 per person for event wristbands. VIP is an additional $250 per person for a total price of $500 per person.

You will see two separate charges on your credit card. One is from Royal Caribbean and one is from Texas Country Music Cruise for event wristbands.

After payment, cancellations should reference the refund / penalty structure noted on your confirmation. Wristband cost is non-refundable.

**In order to receive these prices and be admitted to the musical events, such as the concerts, you MUST make your reservations through LUXX Vacations via our website**

Documentation to board: Valid Passport or, If USA born, certified birth certificate AND valid state issued ID card / driver’s license. Children under 16 only need their certified birth certificate.

Online check in begins 6 weeks prior to boarding, but no later than 3 days prior to sailing.

Boarding passes and luggage tags will be available to print after completing your online check in.

Parking is available at the pier and more info may be found at www.portofgalveston.com

Expect to use a credit card for on board expenses, as this is linked to your SeaPass account.

Cruise departure day:

Check in on your Royal Caribbean app as instructed by email.

Bring your valid identification to embark along with your boarding pass, luggage tags, and credit card.

Meet at Studio B after embarkation 1pm – 4 pm to check in for your event and to be issued wristbands.  Those not wrist banded will not be allowed into any of our private events on board.

You may bring as much checked luggage and carry on items as you would like however please note storage space in your cabin is very limited.

Onboard food and beverages:  

All cruisers are provided all meals on board. Juice, coffee and tea are also provided. Alcohol is priced at bar prices (EXPENSIVE). I recommend purchasing the deluxe beverage package if you drink five or more a day. Watch for a 25% off sale, which happens regularly. You’ll be able to purchase this through your Royal Caribbean account once you are booked an in the system.  https://www.royalcaribbean.com/booked/beverage-packages 

Specialty dining packages: the ship has several premium restaurants. I find the food in the included main dining room to be excellent, but if you want to go fancy check out the specialty restaurants. You can get a package deal or book a meal when you get on board. Lunches are cheaper and the menu is similar to dinner. 

Click for premium dining options:

https://www.royalcaribbeanincentives.com/ship/liberty-of-the-seas/dining/

A $14.50 per person per day gratuity will be automatically added to each guest’s SeaPass account on a daily basis. Suite guests will see a $16.50 daily gratuity.


Shore Excursions: 

We recommend guided excursions booked through Royal Caribbean through their app using your cruiser number. If something happens and you are late they will hold the ship for you. If you aren’t on an excursion booked through Royal they will leave without you. THE SHIP RUNS ON SHIP TIME. Even if we change time zones the ship won’t, so be aware of ship time before you disembark so you aren’t late getting back. THE SHIP WILL LEAVE YOU.  

Cozumel shore excursions: There are great excursions to enjoy, but I recommend renting a scooter or car and driving around the island loop or going to one of the resorts.  

Cayman Excursions: the beaches here are some of the best in the world, so I recommend enjoying them.  

Jamaica shore excursions: the area directly outside the port gates is rough. Hundreds of locals will hit you up for everything, so I recommend taking a organized excursion somewhere.  

All that said, you don’t have to leave the boat when we park at an island. The ship empties out, so it is fun to have a run of the place.