Cruise For Burritos

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

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 4 pm – Tuesday 9 am

Please BOOK SOON To Lock In Your Pricing!

  • Cabin Prices are subject to change and tend to get more expensive as it gets closer to the cruise sail date.
  • Call the number below and lock in your price with a $200 deposit.

How Do I Book My Cabin?

  • Call 800-465-3595
    • PRESS #4
    • Groups Department
    • 6 am – 4 pm PST
    • Hold times have been drastically reduced, but there still might be a long wait time.
  • 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.
  • Gratuities of $16 per person, per night, will be added to your total booking fare. You can pay these BEFORE the cruise, or while on the cruise. The total additional per person is $64.

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

  • Yes! We can add you to The Burrito Project Group Booking after the fact, as long as you book directly through the Royal Caribbean website.
  • All I need is your booking number to add you to the Burrito Project Fundraising Group.
  • These are a few things to consider when 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 get the best Pricing available (which is usually better than you can find on the website).
    • 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.
    • Just 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 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 dance classes πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ίon Monday afternoon. 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, visiting Catalina Island on Saturday, visiting Ensenada, Mexico on Sunday, 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 11 am to start your vacation EARLY. 🍹 If you’re coming from work, make sure to check in by 4 pm. (The check-in process can take an hour or more depending on how long the lines are).
  • Saturday: 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.
  • Sunday: You’ll wake up in Ensenada, Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½. Feel free to explore Ensenada or relax on the ship. 🚒 Remember to get back on the ship by 5 pm for dinner.
  • Monday: This is a Sea Day to relax and explore the ship as we sail back to LA. We will offer FREE dance classes πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί for our group during the afternoon as well as a raffle in the evening.
  • 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 have time, 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?

  • This is a great question!
  • You’ll receive a schedule in your cabin filled with all the daily showtimes and activities. Be sure to review this the night before so you can plan out your day.
  • There’s an app!
    • The app is a great tool to explore the ship and manage your cruise account.
    • https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/what-is-the-new-royal-caribbean-app
    • If you don’t prepay your gratuities, the app, is where you will see the $16 per day charge
  • If you want to learn more about our ship, The Navigator of the Seas, be sure to read this blog article. It’s packed with information about the ship and its many attractions. https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2021/12/10/navigator-of-the-seas-guide-review

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: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/navigator-of-the-seas/rooms
  • The rates below were the current prices on Monday, September 26, 2022.
    • 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 in the cost!
  • A $16.00 per guest, per day gratuity will be automatically added to each guest’s SeaPass account on a daily basis.
    • 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 $180.60 ($122.60 + $58.00) 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.
    • $1,964.80 for 3 people. ($654.94 pp)
    • $521.60 additional for 4th person ($621.60 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, like 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: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/food-drink-onboard-policy?country=USA
  • Having the Deluxe Beverage Package is extremely convenient because almost all drinks are included in the beverage package, or available at a discount.
  • 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.
  • 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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