The Big Gay Cruise’s Roommate Match service is specifically designed to help solo travelers save on the cost of their room. Royal Caribbean charges a 200% solo supplement fee (reduced to %150 with 340+ nights / Diamond Plus), which means that even if you’re traveling alone, you still have to pay for the second party in your room. By utilizing our roommate match service, you can bypass the solo supplement and potentially save a significant amount of money.
Moreover, our roommate match service gives you the opportunity to make lifelong friends during your cruise journey. It’s a great way to meet like-minded individuals, share experiences, and create memorable moments together. We strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can have a fantastic time while making valuable connections.
It is essential that you follow the guidelines we have provided, as they are designed to ensure that all participants using our Roommate Match service understand how the program works, and to ensure that everyone involved has a fantastic time during their cruise vacation. By adhering to the guidelines, you can ensure that you understand the process of finding a roommate and what is expected of you in terms of behavior and respect for your roommate. This helps to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment for all those involved in the program.
If one party in a shared room purchases the Deluxe Drink package, both parties are typically required to purchase the package unless there are medical reasons or other circumstances that prevent one of the roommates from consuming alcohol.
Booking deposit is $200 per room, each party will be responsible for paying $100 of the deposit. When making the final payment for the room, each party would be responsible for paying for their portion of the total cost based on the agreed-upon room split.
Each party sharing a room on the cruise must individually pay $125 per person for the All Access Entertainment Pass. Additionally, each party will be responsible for paying their portion of the port fees, taxes, and onboard gratuities.
At Big Gay Cruise, our room mate matching process is based on two factors: smoking/non-smoking preference and gender (Male | Female | Trans / Nonconforming). Please note that we are unable to accommodate any individual requests beyond these factors.
To participate in our Roommate Match service, guests must be able to travel independently without any assistance. Additionally, individuals who require a CPAP machine or other equipment that generates noise during the night are not eligible for the program
At Big Gay Cruise, we have a strict policy when it comes to roommate assignments. Once the assignments are made, they are considered final and cannot be changed for any reason. Furthermore, any guest who is found to be ineligible for our Roommate Match program or chooses to opt out before the cruise will be responsible for the full cost of the solo supplement based on cabin availability. It is important to note that no refunds will be given for any payments made.
Best Practice for a Smooth Cruise Vacation!
Making new friends on your cruise vacation is an exciting and important part of the experience. Your roommate can be a great place to start, and we offer some guidelines to help ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both of you.
- Firstly, it’s important to communicate with your new room mate as you begin to share your living space. Get to know each other’s preferences and boundaries, and be open to listening and compromising when necessary.
- We recommend discussing your sleep schedule, your use of shared space such as the bathroom and balcony, and any other expectations you may have for each other. Being aware of these factors will help to avoid any misunderstandings or conflicts in the future.
- It’s also a good idea to establish some ground rules for the room from the beginning. This can include setting designated storage spaces, keeping the room tidy, and agreeing on a mutually convenient time for quiet hours.
- Finally, remember to be respectful and considerate of your room mate’s boundaries and needs throughout the cruise. A positive attitude and willingness to communicate can go a long way in creating a comfortable and enjoyable living environment for both of you.
We are here to help!
If you find yourself in a situation where you feel your rights or comfort are not being considered by your roommate, it’s important to try and address the issue together in a respectful manner. Here are some simple steps you can take to work out roommate conflicts on a cruise ship:
- Communication: Start by calmly discussing the issue with your roommate. Clearly express how you feel and listen to their perspective as well. It’s essential to maintain open and respectful communication throughout the discussion.
- Compromise: Look for common ground and areas of compromise. See if there is a way to meet each other’s needs and find a solution that works for both parties. Flexibility and willingness to find middle ground can be key in resolving conflicts.
- Involve Staff or Mediation: If the issue persists and you are unable to come to a resolution, consider involving the Big Gay Cruise staff. We have daily help desk hours and are easily accessible to help resolve issues at all our events. We are there to assist and help create a positive living environment for everyone.
- Focus on Respect: Throughout the process, it’s important to maintain respect for each other’s rights and boundaries. Treat each other with kindness and understanding, even in moments of disagreement. Respecting one another’s space and privacy can go a long way in resolving conflicts.
Remember, it’s preferable to address conflicts early on and attempt to find a resolution rather than letting them escalate. The Big Gay Cruise staff are there to assist you should you need any additional support or guidance during your cruise.