Is RCI online check in good and better? Do I need to pre-register my 7 y/o in RCI kid's program ?
Doing the online check-in will speed up your check-in at your embarkation port. It won't get you throught the line faster, but your time at the check-in counter goes quick.
I use the on-line check-in, when I get to the counter I hand them my credit card, our passports and the sail pass I printed out right away, and we're at the counter for only a couple of minutes. I strongly recommend it!
I don't know about online registration for the kids program, we as of yet have no children, so I have no idea on the pre-registration of children for the kids programs onboard.
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I don't have such a good story with online check in. The problem arises if another member of your family is in another room and they are using your credit card; in my case, my son was in another room with another family member; he was supposed to be allowed to use my card. Needless to say; we couldn't set it up right on the online check in portion; they didn't understand when we got to the port and they did not get it right until the 4th day of a 5 day cruise. When his sail pass worked, my didn't; then when we fixed mine, it broke his. We managed to have fun and this was the worst thing that happend on the cruise. So if you are just using your credit card for just yourself, it is probably easier; but if you have other family members, etc. Don't bother. The lady also was very snotty at the port because she didn't understand that although he wasn't in my room; our reservations were tagged together, he was traveling with me and my online paperwork was for everyone; I had to redo everything.
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