Cruise For Burritos

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Join us for our Cruising For Burritos Fundraiser! ~ 2023 President’s Day Weekend, Burrito Project Fundraising Cruise to Catalina Island & Ensenada, Mexico! 🌯 🚒 🍹

There is this room to join us! Click here to book your cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean.

If you already booked your cruise, please join our Burrito Project Group Booking. (More details are below).

Royal Caribbean – Navigator of the Seas

There is a lot of information on this page. I did my best to answer any questions I thought you might have. If you have additional questions, I’m happy to help you. ~ Alan

When Is The Cruise?

  • February 17-21, 2023
  • Friday 11 am – Tuesday 9 am

I Already Booked My Cabin. What Do I Do Next?

To help us with our FUNDRAISING goal, your cabin needs to be manually added to the Burrito Project Group Booking. I can do this for you, or you can call the Royal Caribbean Groups Department and chat with them directly. They will need your booking number to make the transfer.

  • Call 800-465-3595 (Royal Caribbean Groups Department)
    • PRESS #5 (adding to an existing group)
    • Groups Department Hours
      • 6 am – 4 pm PST
  • Booking Name: Burrito Project
  • Booking Number: 3831127

Please Note:

  • There is NO EXTRA CHARGE to join the Burrito Project Group Booking.
  • Each cabin within the Burrito Project Group Booking helps us to donate 200+ burritos to Skid Row.
  • If you booked directly through Royal Caribbean, your reservation is eligible to be transferred to the Burrito Project Group Booking.
  • If you booked your cruise through a travel agency, it may not be eligible to be added to the Burrito Project Group Booking, but you can still help our Fundraiser by purchasing a Burrito Project T-shirt, Burrito Project Ball Cap, or making a tax-deductible donation to The Burrito Project.

Please BOOK NOW To Lock In Your Pricing!

  • The cruise is quickly approaching and the ship is almost sold out.
  • Cabin Prices are subject to change and tend to get more expensive as it gets closer to the February 17th cruise sail date.
  • You have 2 options to book your cabin.
    1. You can book online through the Royal Caribbean website. Contact me with your booking number so I can manually add you to our Burrito Project Group Reservation, or call the Groups Booking Department directly to have your booking moved into the Burrito Project Group Booking.
    2. Call the number below for a live agent to assist you with completing your booking.

How Do I Book My Cabin?

  • Call 800-465-3595 (Royal Caribbean Groups Department)
    • PRESS #5 (adding to an existing group)
    • Groups Department Hours
      • 6 am – 4 pm PST
  • Booking Number: 3831127
  • Booking Name: Burrito Project

What Do I Need To Book My Cruise?

  • A passport πŸ›ƒ
  • $200 deposit per cabin.
    • The balance is due by December 4, 2022.

Can I Book My Cruise Directly Through The Royal Caribbean Website?

  • Yes! In fact, this is the preferred way to book your cruise. As long as you book directly through this link, or through the Royal Caribbean website, you can be added to The Burrito Project Group Booking.
  • For your convenience, I can have you moved into the group with your booking number, or you can call the Royal Caribbean Groups Department directly to be transferred into the Burrito Project Fundraising Group.
  • These are a few things to consider when calling or booking online.
    • Booking your cruise through the phone number above ensures you’ll automatically be included in our group booking. By joining the group booking, you’ll be supporting The Burrito Project Fundraiser.
    • When you call in, you will have an agent help answer your questions and personally book your cabin.
    • Remember to factor in the additional $64 per person for gratuities.
    • I’ve done daily searches on the Royal Caribbean website, and the Group Pricing is the same or better.
    • Like on an airplane, there are upgrade options such as picking the location of your cabin on the ship. This will raise the total price of the cruise booking. If price is more important than where your cabin is on the ship, then you can let the cruise line pick your room location and save some money.
    • Remember, the cabin prices can fluctuate and are not locked in until you reserve your cabin with a $200 deposit.
    • If you have questions, be sure to give me a call or text.
    • If you book online through the Royal Caribbean website, we can still add your cabin to our group booking. All I need is your confirmed Booking Number.

How Does This Fundraising Cruise Work?

  • I am suggesting a $25 (tax-deductible) donation per person for The Burrito Project.
  • In addition to the suggested donation, a portion of your base booking fee (not including taxes, fees, and gratuities) will be donated to The Burrito Project 12 weeks after our cruise sailing date.

What Do I Get For My $25 Donation?

  • You will receive a Raffle Ticket 🎫 for our Group Raffle held on the final night of our cruise.
  • We will have FREE dance classes πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ίon Saturday morning. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Can I Donate MORE Than $25?

  • Yes, of course! It’s a fundraiser after all. πŸ€“

If I Decide Not To Join The Cruise, Can I Still Make A Donation?

  • It would be MORE fun with YOU on the cruise, but I understand there are scheduling conflicts.
  • And YES! The Burrito Project survives and thrives through generous donations like yours. Thank You!

Where Does The Cruise Go?

  • This is a round-trip cruise leaving Los Angeles (San Pedro) on Friday, we have a sea day on Saturday, we are visiting Catalina Island on Sunday, visiting Ensenada, Mexico on Monday, and returning to Los Angeles early Tuesday morning. (See below for more details).

What Is The Daily Schedule On Ship?

  • Friday: You can check in as early as 10:30 am to start your vacation EARLY. 🍹 If you’re coming from work, make sure to check in by 2 pm. (The check-in process can take an hour or more depending on how long the queue lines are). Keep in mind that the ship usually leaves port at about 4 pm.
  • Saturday: This is a Sea Day to relax and explore the ship as we sail international waters. We will offer FREE dance classes πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί for our group from 11 am to 1 pm.
  • Sunday: You’ll wake up a stone’s throw from Catalina Island. You can take a free tender (small shuttle boat) to explore the Island. Just make sure to get back on the ship by 5 pm for dinner.
  • Monday: You’ll wake up in Ensenada, Mexico. Feel free to explore Ensenada or relax on the ship. 🚒 Remember to get back on the ship by 5 pm for dinner.
  • Tuesday: We’re back in port early Tuesday morning. Allow at least an hour to disembark, pick up your luggage, and go through customs. If you need to get to work on Tuesday morning, you can carry your bags off the ship and start standing in line to disembark as early as 7 am.
  • If you are not in a rush to leave the ship, you can have breakfast on the ship and pick up your luggage 🧳 off the ship near Customs.

What Is There To Do On The Cruise?

Does The Price Include Taxes, Fees, And Gratuities?

  • DISCLAIMER: Prices are subject to change, but be assured you’ll be getting the best Group Rate possible at the time of your booking.
  • You will pay $123.01 per person for Taxes and Fees on top of the base room rate.
  • If you book over the phone, you can have them add your gratuities to your total bill.
  • If you book online, most likely your gratuities will be paid while on the ship through the app.
  • Gratuities are $16 per person, per night.
  • This is a 4-Night Cruise so keep in mind that gratuities are $128 per double occupancy cabin ($64 per person).
  • If you’d like to give EXTRA gratuities for exceptional service, that is awesome but not mandatory. Remember, Cash is King! πŸ’΅ πŸ‘‘ (I usually bring along some cash for extra tips).

How Much Does The Cruise Cost?

  • Cabin prices are now at market rate, so online pricing is the same as calling the number listed above. I like asking lots of questions, so I tend to book with a live agent. The option is yours.
  • If you would like to book online, please use the official Royal Caribbean website.
  • The prices are NOT locked in until you make your downpayment!
  • Visit this link for more details about your various room options:
  • The rates below were the current prices on Monday, September 26, 2022, and can change at any time.
    • Balcony – $1,546.02 (with ONLY Taxes & Fees for 2 people)
      • $773.01 (Price divided by 2)
      • 64.00 (Additional Gratuities)
    • Promenade – $1,123.02 (with ONLY Taxes & Fees for 2 people)
      • $561.51 (per person)
      • 64.00 (Additional Gratuities)
    • Ocean View – $1,223.02 (with ONLY Taxes & Fees for 2 people)
      • $612.51 (per person)
      • 64.00 (Additional Gratuities)
    • Interior Room – $963.02 (with ONLY Taxes & Fees for 2 people)
      • $481.51 (per person)
      • 64.00 (Additional Gratuities)

Clarification About Gratuities.

  • Gratuites can sometimes be a BIG SURPRISE for First Time Cruisers. I want you to factor gratuities into the total cost of your cruise!
  • A $16.00 per guest, per day gratuity will be automatically added to each guest’s SeaPass account daily.
    • This gratuity is to be shared among dining, bar & culinary services staff, stateroom attendants, and other hotel services teams who work behind the scenes to enhance the cruise experience.
    • Starting September 7, 2022 Gratuities are being increased from $14.50 per person, per night to $16 per person, per night.
  • Suite guests will see a $17.50 daily gratuity.
  • An 18% gratuity is also automatically added to any beverage, mini bar, spa, and salon purchases.
  • You can PREPAY your gratuities prior to boarding.
    • $64 per person, $128 per double occupancy cabin.
    • Guests who prepaid gratuities prior to boarding their cruise will not see a daily charge onboard.
  • If you choose NOT to PREPAY the gratuities, be aware you will see a gratuity charge on your account.

Is Double Occupancy The ONLY Option?

  • Double Occupancy is the most common option, but there are additional options.
  • Solo Cruisers are welcome. Keep in mind that the price for single occupancy is only slightly lower than the double occupancy price. The room cost is the same, but the gratuities, taxes, and fees are half since there is only 1 occupant in the room instead of 2 occupants.
  • The Solo option price is subject to change. If I did my math correctly, a solo cruiser will be paying approximately $187.01 ($123.01 + $64.00) less for a double occupancy room.
  • Pricing for 3 or 4 occupants per room is also available. This option works great for families and close friends.
  • I ran 2 sample scenarios based on a mid-ship balcony room.
    • $2,200.96 for 3 people. ($733.65 pp)
    • $521.60 additional for the 4th person ($680.64 pp)

Are Bottled Water, Soda, And Alcoholic Beverages Included In The Cruise Prices Above? β˜•πŸ΅πŸ·πŸΈπŸΉπŸΊπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯€

Is A Drink Package Worth The Price?

  • Keep in mind there are several FREE beverage options available on the ship, such as water, iced tea, lemonade, hot tea, and coffee.
  • You can also bring 2 bottles of wine per cabin and up to 12 non-alcoholic beverages. Here is a link to the official policy:
  • Having the Deluxe Beverage Package is extremely convenient because almost all drinks are included in the beverage package, or available at a discount from listed menu prices.
  • If you are interested in alcoholic beverages like wine, beer, and spirits, many of the bars have a drink special of the day, and happy hour pricing at certain times of the day.
  • Here is a great article in favor of purchasing the drink package when it’s available at $70 per day (or less).
  • The drink packages can be a great value if you consume a lot of beverages. My basic math says the break-even point is about 5 to 6 drinks per day. How THIRSTY are you?
  • Make sure to download through the Royal Caribbean App when you book your cruise. Pre-Cruise Discounts are usually offered through the app & email for Upgraded Dining Offers and Beverage Packages.
  • If you have FOMO, you can always add the beverage package when you’re onboard at any bar on the ship. CHEERS! πŸ₯‚

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