Anyone in the stateroom that meets the age requirement, gets all the benefits.But do they charge you for age 6 and under and then not give the benefits? That seems odd. My DD is 10 so we should be fine.
You are correct. You have to purchase the Key for each person in your cabin to get the benefits. Folks have reported on cruisecritic that the Cruise Planner is allowing you to purchase individual keys but that does not make sense to me because it would mean some in your party would have the benefits and others would not. I also believe it states somewhere on the page when you go to purchase that each person in the cabin 6 and over have to purchase.Hi. We're going on our first RCCL cruise in July to Alaska and saw this as an option to buy and I have some questions. I've read through this thread but couldn't find the answers I'm looking for so hopefully, someone with experience can chime in.
So it seems that you have to buy this for every eligible person. We're a party of 7 with the youngest being 6.5. I think if I read it correctly, we have to buy for the 6.5 year old too, correct?
Can someone confirm if I'm reading this right too, that's it's $19.99 per person per day? So we're cruising 8 days/7 nights. Is that to say that our cost for this will be $19.99 x 7 people x 8 days = $1,119.44? If so, YIKES!
Thanks crabbymom for being willing to answer questions. So glad you thought it was worth it. I have a couple questions.Hi all! I purchased the Key for my son (16) and I on the Mariner a couple of weeks ago. I am happy to answer any questions, but the bottom line is: Yes, I felt it was worth it.
Certainly! See above.Thanks crabbymom for being willing to answer questions. So glad you thought it was worth it. I have a couple questions.
1. Did you have to reserve shows in advance? May not be something you can answer since I see you were not on an Oasis class ship but I will ask anyway! - Did not have to reserve (not Oasis) just had to show up 15 mins early.
2. Where were the seats for people with the Key? We sailed in a grand suite back in November so we were able to sit right behind Star Class for the shows. Great seats in all venues! - We sat right behind the Suite/Pinnacle (no Star Class).
3. Can you describe debarkation? Did you take advantage of the breakfast and leave the ship when you wanted? - Debarkation was the best! We were able to leave with the self carry people, but we were also able to check our luggage and not have to carry it off. We had an early flight so we put our bags out the night before (special luggage tags provided), left our cabin around 7am to go to breakfast, had breakfast in the MDR then had a special line to disembark and pick up our luggage. We were in the Uber by 8am.
4. How were you distinguished as a Key participant? Special sticker on your SeaPass card or were you given a special band or anything? The SeaPass card had a Key symbol sticker on it, and they did check for it when we used a Key privilege. In addition they asked for our cabin number.
5. Would you share any highlights you experienced using the Key? Aside from the amazing disembark, I really liked having Chops available at Lunch instead of the Windjammer. On the Mariner, Chops is not normally open for lunch so it was ONLY open for Key holders. Also, the priority boarding was pretty fantastic as we were the absolute first people on the ship, we were called with Pinnacles and there was only one at that time so we were on board by about 10:30am. My son enjoyed having internet as I normally do not get that for the kids. The extra hours on the FlowRider were another hit with my son.
Again, thanks in advance for sharing your experience and answering my questions.
It seems that the Key perks have changed. It’s very possible your upcoming cruise is effected by the changes. Check the package details out on cruise planner again to confirm for your cruise.
They now DO require reservations pre cruise for shows! on some Oasis ships.. best to check! As rccl said... they can change at any time... oh well.
Not sure I’ll be keeping the key as it was the deciding factor for me.