What will I need money for once on board?

While on board all purchases including merchandise, alcoholic and carbonated beverages will be charged to your Onboard Expense Card. You will establish credit for an Onboard Expense Account upon check-in with your credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) or you may put down a cash deposit.

All shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, port charges, service charges, government taxes, most meals, un-bottled non alcoholic and non carbonated beverages, daily house keeping and on board entertainment are already included in your grand total ticket price.

Is there internet access and are phones available on board?

Your friends and family can contact the ship by calling (888) 724-SHIP. Or from outside the U.S. they can call (732) 335-3285. The cost is USD 7.95 a minute and can be charged to their American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, Discover® or Diners Club®. From outside the U.S. additional long distance charges will also apply.

You can make ship-to-shore calls from your stateroom, 24 hours a day. The cost is USD 7.95 per minute and will be automatically charged to your Onboard Account.

You can also use our on board Internet Cafés, stateroom Internet connection, or WiFi Hot Spots to send an eMail to your friends or family for a minimal fee. Rates will be available on board.

What is the Smoking Policy on board?

For your safety, smoking is not permitted inside your cabin, or on the balcony of your cabin. Smoking is also not permitted in any dining venue, food outlet, theater, hallway or corridor. Please note that the cruise line may charge you a USD 250.00 cleaning fee to your on board spending account if smoking has occurred in your cabin or on the balcony of your cabin.

Smoking is permitted outside on Decks 4, 11 (including the Solarium), and 12.

Smoking is also allowed in designated smoking areas inside: CASINO ROYALE® on Deck 4.

Please respect your fellow headbangers and only smoke in the designated smoking areas!

To view the Deck Plans please click here.

Can I bring my own alcohol on the ship?

No. The Cruise Line does not permit any food or beverage to be brought on board. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold or served to anyone under the age of 21. The Cruise Line reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the ship’s duty free shops will be retained by the Cruise Line until the end of the voyage.

When will the Running Order be available?

The Running Order for 70000TONS OF METAL® will be posted soon after all Artists have been announced. Performances will take place at multiple venues on board the ship. Every Artist will perform two shows on two different days. We want to make sure that you’ll be able to see each and every band on board perform an entire show, so no two bands will perform at the same time twice.

Are cameras allowed on board?

The use of Pocket and Cell Phone Cameras are permitted at all performances on board.

For everyone’s comfort, the use of Tablet Computers and Laptops are not allowed at any performances.

The use of Professional Photo Cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras as well as audio recording devices are NOT permitted during any performances on board without a valid Press Pass. If you are a media professional interested in covering this event, please visit our Press Inquiries page.

What sort of activities will be planned on the ship besides live shows?

Many Artists will be part of something special on board. Since this is one of the most intimate Metal Festivals to ever take place, we feel it’s important for those taking part to experience things they wouldn’t otherwise be a part of. Music workshops, Meet and Greet sessions with each and every Artist, karaoke, fan friendly events and other forms of non-music entertainment will be plentiful on board! Make sure to check out our infamous Belly Flop contest, Jamming in International Waters (All-Star Jam), and 70000TONS® OF KARAOKE until sunrise at the Solarium.

Can I bring my own memorabilia to get signed by the Artists on board?

Yes! You are welcome to bring your memorabilia to get it signed. Every band will have an official signing session.

What can we do when we get off the ship?

Land and Shore Excursions can be booked through Royal Caribbean as soon as you receive your invitation for Online Check-in, or they can be booked on board at the Explorations! Desk. Prices will vary depending on the type of Shore Excursion you decide to take part in.

Is there a Dress Code for the Dining Room?

There is no dress code, however, the usual “no shirt, no shoes, no service” rule applies to all of the restaurants and dining rooms on board.

What dining options are available?

All restaurants will have open seating and there is no shortage of food on board! Enjoy a quick snack out by the pool, hit the buffet or enjoy daily room service… that’s all included in your grand total ticket price! The buffet includes all types of food around the clock, so if you’re looking for a sandwich, salad, international cuisine or just a slice of pizza, your cravings will be satisfied. Additionally, the formal dining room offers a nicer, sit-down meal for the times you’re more interested in being waited on.

The following dietary needs will be accommodated on board:

– Vegetarian meals will be available on all menus. Guests do not need to make a special request for these meals, however Vegan meals are not guaranteed in all restaurants
– Lactose-free/soy milk, Ensure, and Kosher meals are available at no extra charge. Please ensure this request is stated in the Special Requests of your booking at least 45 days prior to sailing. Kosher for Passover meal requests MUST be received 90 days in advance in order to be accommodated.

Are there lockers/safes available on board?

Each cabin has a safe. Safety Deposit boxes are also available at the Guest Relations Desk. This service is free of charge unless the key is lost. A nominal fee will apply for any lost keys. Safety deposit boxes are available on a first come first serve basis.

What is the electrical voltage on board?

The ship is equipped with North American standard 110V/120V AC and European standard 220/230V AC outlets.

Are there medical services available on board?

There is an infirmary with two fully licensed doctors, and three nurses on board. Please note that there may be a fee to see a medical professional.

Are there Daycare services available on board?

Babysitters are available on board for children at least one year old between 8AM and 2AM. Babysitting is offered both in a group setting and individually in your stateroom. In stateroom babysitting must be reserved through the Guest Relations Desk at least 24 hours in advance. Please note sitters are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Rates may vary.

How do I configure my bed arrangements?

You can visit the Guest Relations Desk on Deck 5 of the ship to configure your bed arrangements once you are on board.