Travel and Cruises

Cruise Tips

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You haven't lived until you've cruised!

Every day, more and more people are discovering the all-inclusive pleasures of a cruise vacation. More singles, families, couples, honeymooners, second honeymooners and groups of friends are sailing away on the vacation of their lives. Last year alone approximately seven million people enjoyed a cruise vacation.

Cruise Tips

  • Check what sort of identification you need when traveling to your destinations (valid passports, visas, etc.)
  • Notify the cruise ship of any special dietary restrictions or requests at least 60 days prior to departure.
  • Leave copies of your passport, airline tickets, traveler’s checks and credit cards with a family member or a friend.
  • Discuss your travel plans with a doctor. Some countries may require certain immunizations. Bring any immunization records with you.
  • If you tend to get motion sickness, see your doctor prior to departure for recommendations. Dramamine and patches often work to curb seasickness.
  • Check and confirm your airline reservation 24 hours prior to departure.
  • If you have an ongoing medical condition, ask your family doctor to write up your brief medical history, which you can take with you and provide in the event of a problem.
  • Check your cruise and airline ticket and verify its information.
  • If you book cruise only, you are responsible for getting to the ship from the airport.
  • Give relatives and friends the ship's telephone number, in case of an emergency.
  • If you booked an air/sea package through a cruise line and you missed the ship because of late/cancelled flight, most cruise lines will get you to the next port.
  • Arrive at the embarkation area at least two hours prior to sailing.
  • Complete the immigration/embarkation and the onboard credit card application forms before you register at the check-in des.
  • Don't purchase duty-free alcohol to take onboard. It is confiscated until the last day of the cruise.
  • Purchase some guidebooks so you can read about the ports of call you will be visiting.
  • If you plan to bring a hair dryer or an electric razor, check the cabin voltage. You may need an adaptor.
  • If you plan on scuba diving, consider becoming certified before you embark on the cruise. You'll save time and money.
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