2015 Cruise Itinerary (Schedule of Fun!)

Hey Cruisers!

We are only 10 days away from the 2015 Team Cocktail Cruise! Our total count for the cruise is 97 people, so get ready for an amazing week in the Caribbean! Below is the itinerary (aka Schedule of Fun!) for the 2015 Team Cocktail Cruise. Please keep in mind that all events are optional, but if you like to have fun then you’ll probably want to participate!

NOTE: Please keep in mind that you must be back on the ship 30 minutes prior to the departure time. For example if the ship leaves at 5pm, you must be back onboard by 4:30pm, as they need to close the gangway and get ready for departure.

Jan 17

Many people are flying in a day early for the cruise and many people are staying at the Condado Plaza Hilton, so this will be our “headquarters” for the day! If you are not staying at his hotel, feel free to come over for our informal Happy Hour at the lobby bar starting at 7pm. This will give you a chance to meet up with old friends and meet new cruisers!

Rookie Tip: After you leave baggage claim there will be a line for the taxis, be sure to grab a porter as they will take your bags and you will go to the front of the line! Be sure to tip them around $2/bag, this will be money well spent!

7:00pm: Happy Hour/Meet & Greet
Location: Lobby bar at the Condado Plaza Hilton
– Come meet some of your newest Team Cocktail friends.

Jan 18

12:00pm – 7:00pm: Board the Adventure of the Seas!
Location: Pan American Pier.
– You can typically board the ship anytime after 12pm.
ROOKIE TIP: When you arrive at the pier porters will come up to take your bags. These bags will need to have your cruise tags on them, so that they will get to your room. These bags will be delivered your cabin, but sometimes they won’t arrive until later in the afternoon/early evening, so make sure to take a small carry on with on the ship that includes your swimsuit, cover up, and possibly a change of clothes.
– Tradition holds that Team Cocktail Veterans will be congregating at the Sky Bar (Deck 12) during the day!

6:00pm: Team Cocktail Lanyard Ceremony
Location: Imperial Lounge, Deck 5
– Make sure you’re here to receive your TC lanyard, Swag Bag, as well as other important information about the cruise! This is a great time to meet the other 96 people you’ll be cruising with!
– THEME: REP YOUR STATE NIGHT! Let everyone know where your from by repping your state! This could be anything from a fun t-shirt, hat, flag, team sports jersey, etc…get creative!

8:3opm: Dinner
– If you choose to go to the main dining room for dinner most of our group has reservations for the late seating (8:30pm).
– We have done our best to accommodate everyone’s seating requests. The first night you arrive to dinner they will show you to your table, which is where you will dine every night you choose to have dinner in the main dining room.

Dress Code from Royal Caribbean
– Ladies: Skirt or pants (no holes, rips or tears) with a blouse.
– Gentlemen: Pants (no holes, rips or tears) with a collared shirt.
– Note: Swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurants or specialty restaurants. T-shirts, shorts and flip-flops are acceptable for lunch.

Muster Drill
At some point during the first evening the ship will conduct its muster drill. For this you are required to grab your life jackets from your room and go to your assigned muster station. Don’t worry about knowing too many details, as you will know exactly where to go once you grab your lifejackets from your stateroom as staff will be there to help get you to your assigned station. THIS IS ONLY A TEST!

9:30pm: Ship departs San Juan
– The ship will have a band and other festivities up on the pool deck for the deck party…have fun!

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8:00am: Group Excursion to Jost Van Dyke Trip
– Please meet off the ship at 8:00am sharp for our immediate departure to Jost Van Dyke. Be down early! We will not wait if you are late and we have left people in the past. No refunds for missed excursions.
– PASSPORT REQUIRED: Please remember to bring your passport and any other spending money for the island. Very few places accept credit cards so bring extra cash for drinks, food, etc…
– NOTE: We have to go through customs once we arrive on JVD. Please be patient as it does take a little time to get everyone through customs. Once you clear customs you will take the Safari Taxi to Gertrude’s on White Bay.
– DEPART: We will depart JVD at 2pm, so that we can make it back to the ship on time. We will be going back through US customs on St. John. It is VERY important that everyone be mindful that customs is a serious place. You must be quiet, have everything with you off of  the ship and have your passport and paperwork ready.
– You will get 3 drink coupons, which can be used on the boat ride to and from JVD.
– Gertrude’s and the Soggy Dollar Bar both offer lunch if you want to eat on the island. You can also walk down to One Love Beach Bar as well.

5:30pm: “Sail Away”
– Location: Sky Bar, Deck 12
– Enjoy a Team Cocktail “Happy Hour” as we sail away from St. Thomas!

8:30pm: Dinner (Formal Night)
– This will be the first of two formal nights. Get fancy and have fun! You will be able to take pictures, drink martinis, and be dressed to the nines! 
– Ladies:
Cocktail dress, gown or dressy pantsuit.
– Gentlemen:
Tuxedo, suit or dinner jacket with slacks.

Jan 20th

8:15am: Group Excursion – Nevis Catamaran
– Please meet off the ship at 8:15am sharp for our Nevis Catamaran trip! No refunds for missed excursions.
– Lunch and drinks are included with this excursion, but bring extra cash if you would like to purchase any drinks, souvenirs, food, etc…while on Nevis.

5:00pm: Sail Away
– Location: Sky Bar, Deck 12
– Enjoy a Team Cocktail “Happy Hour” as we sail away from St. Kitts!

THEME NIGHT: DRESS LIKE A PIRATE NIGHT!
Arrr Matey’s! We’re taking over the Adventure of the Seas! Dress in your best pirate gear and let’s make a night of it! 

7:00pm: Pirate Happy Hour
– Location: Schooner Bar, Deck 4
– Throw on your best pirate outfit and meet us for Happy Hour!

8:30pm: Dinner

AFTER DINNER: Pirates Take Over the Disco!
– After dinner head to the disco to dance the night away in your Pirate gear!

Jan 21st

– This will be the first of two At Sea Days for the trip. This day you can do anything you want, sleep-in, go to the spa, play cards in the casino, drink buckets of beer, etc…It’s a great day to relax or participate in all the activities the ship will have planned throughout the ship.

THEME: TEAM COCKTAIL SPIRIT NIGHT! Dress in your favorite Team Cocktail gear for the night. Get creative as prizes for “Most Spirited” will be awarded!

4:00pm: Bar Crawl
– Start Location: Aquarium Bar, Deck 4
– Join us for our Team Cocktail bar crawl! We’ll be starting at the Aquarium Bar and making our way around the ship trying out all of the different bars the ship has to offer!

8:30pm: Dinner

10:00pm: Craig Campbell Concert
– Location: Imperial Lounge
– In case you didn’t know our friend & Country Music Star Craig Campbell is going to be traveling with us this week! Enjoy a private concert by Craig and his wife Mindy!

Jan 22nd

– No group excursion.
– Palm Beach:
A group of us will be heading to Palm Beach. If you’re interested meet off the ship at 10am or meet up later.
– Aruba has amazing beaches in addition to Palm Beach, including Eagle Beach and Baby Beach. Also there are tons of other activities including ATV tours, safari jeep tours, etc…so do whatever makes you happy!

8:30pm: Dinner

10:00pm: Ship departs Aruba
– This is our longest port day, so you’ll have the chance to enjoy Aruba all day and part of the evening!
– You’ll be able to go on and off the ship throughout the day, so if you want to hit the beach, head back to the ship to shower, and head back out for the night you can! Just make sure you’re back onboard by 9:30pm.

Jan 23rd

– No group excursion.
– Kokomo Beach:
A group of us will be heading to Kokomo Beach. If you’re interested you can meet off the ship at 10am or meet up later.

6:00pm: Sail Away
– Location: Sky Bar, Deck 12
– Enjoy a Team Cocktail “Happy Hour” as we sail away from Curacao!

8:30pm: Dinner (Formal Night)
This will be the 2nd of 2 formal nights. Get fancy and have fun! You will be able to take pictures, drink martinis, and be dressed to the nines! 
– Ladies: 
Cocktail dress, gown or dressy pantsuit.
– Gentlemen: 
Tuxedo, suit or dinner jacket with slacks.

Jan 24th

– This will be the 2nd of 2 At Sea Days for the trip. This day you can do anything you want, sleep-in, go to the spa, play cards in the casino, drink buckets of beer, etc…It’s a great day to relax or participate in all the activities the ship will have planned throughout the ship.

5:00pm: “Sail Away”
– Location: Sky Bar, Deck 12
– Enjoy a Team Cocktail “Happy Hour” as we sail through the Caribbean!

6:00pm: Team Cocktail Closing Ceremony Party
 Location: Imperial Lounge, Deck 5
– Bring your lanyards and be ready for some fun as we dish out a few awards from the week!

Jan 25th

– Unfortunately this is where the realization that the cruise is over sets in….BOOOO!!!!
– You will receive information in your stateroom cabin about your scheduled time to get off the ship in the morning. You can either head straight to the airport or to the hotel if you are staying an extra day or two!
– Be sure to get a porter with your luggage when you get off the ship as they will get you through customs faster and straight into a cab. Tip around $2/bag.
-Don’t worry the post-cruise depression won’t last too long because in about 2-3 weeks you will be receiving an email on how to book the 2016 Team Cocktail Cruise!

 

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