If you fly to a cruise embarkation port, book a flight
arrive at least a few hours before, preferably- a day earlier due to
possible flight delays. In case of a flight delay, inform your cruise
line about it. Cruise departure may postponed in case if several
passenger arrive late. On some occasions, the cruise company can help
you with flying
to the next port of call where you will be able to catch up with your
Learn from your cruise provider about any necessary cruise forms
and fill them in. In some cases, cruise lines provide such service
will cost you extra money, except if you
are cruising with a luxury, "all inclusive" cruise line.
options onboard will vary from eating at a restaurant with assigned
seating times, pizza parlors, buffets, specialty restaurants and room
dining service. Major cruise lines can accommodate different dietary
requests, enquire about available options prior to your departure.
If you you cruising with small children, check if the cruise ship
provides in-room babysitting
service. Study the cruise line's policy on babysitting and other family
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which often include all soft drinks, cocktails, tips
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There are few basic details about classification of staterooms on a
cabin accomodates a single person. Usually has a single or a double bed.
cabin accomodates two people. Has either two single or double
beds, or one queen (king) size bed.
cabin accomodates three or four passengers. The third and fourth person
can sleep on a sofa, or on a folding bed.
ROOM LOCATION AND COMFORT:
has no window or view.
provides an oceanview through a porthole or window.
is a larger oceanview cabin with separate sitting and sleeping
areas. They often come with a private balcony.
stateroom provides the highest grade of accommodations
with separate sleeping and living areas, wet bar,
and luxury bathrooms with jet tubs. Suites are usually the
category to sell out on all cruises.
BEST CABIN FOR YOU?
This will depend totally on your personal preferences, number of
passengers, your travel budget and available cabin types.
If you plan to spend more time outside of your room, we recommend you
to book an inside
for the sake of practicality and saving money. For
those who need to see daylight in a stateroom and value viewing
pleasures, we recommend purchasing an oceanview cabin. If you value
comfort, a few extra amentities and extra space over price, take a
mini-suite or a suite.
Check the plan of your ship decks and find out potential noise problem
areas. Avoid booking a cabin near/above/below sun decks, swimming
pools, lounges, promenade decks, kitchens, dining rooms, staircases,
elevators and bars.
cruise line has a certain dress
. Usually, formal means tuxedo or dark
suit for men, and an evening gown or cocktail dress for women.
Informal dress includes jacket and slacks for men, and a dress
or pant suit for
women. Casual could be slacks and a sport shirt or capris and a blouse.
Call your cruise provider to check the
dress code details. Your cruise papers describe how many
formal nights to expect and when.
If you are planning some sports
, find out what equipment can be rented out at
the cruise ship, as well as their rental rates to
determine if it is worth to bring your own sports equipment.
If you are taking your children
on a cruise, learn about available stroller rentals. Do not forget to
pack enough diapers, baby food, and prescription medications for your
Find out what electricity
is used on your ship and determine if you need
an an adapter
plug and a voltage converter
Enquire about a mini-safe
for your valuables.
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Do some homework. There are many resources on the Internet allowing you
to learn about different tourist spots and various activities along
your cruise route. Many cruise lines put up detailed lists of available
excursions on their web sites, so you can book the ones that you like
months before your departure. Shore excursions can also be
booked while onboard of a cruise ship. Your third option is to use
independent tour operators in ports of call, which is often
the least expensive method, but it requires more of your effort and
time, provides more opportunities, but less security and organization.
AND MEDICAL TIPS
Most cruise lines employ onboard doctors and nurses to take care of
health problems. There is also a supply of common medications onboard.
Usually, you are asked to pay your medical bill before the cruise's
end. Even a simple visit to the medical unit can be very expensive. If
you have a travel
, which we strongly recommend, submit their
claim upon arrival home.
occurs when the body is subjected to
movement in different directions or under conditions where visual
contact with the actual outside horizon is lost. The balance center of
the inner ear then sends information to the brain that conflicts with
the visual clues of apparently standing still in the interior cabin of
a ship. The usual symptoms
are dizziness, fatigue, and nausea which may progress to vomiting. Try
to sit as close
to the middle of the vessel as possible, face forward and look straight
ahead at the horizon. Choose the lowest level you can find.
There are certain steps you can take to help prevent foodborne illnesses
all meat, eggs and seafood should be properly cooked to kill many types
bacteria. Raw fruit and vegetables washed with regular tap
water (not drinkable) cause many cases of stomach problems. If you
begin to feel sick or
develop a fever, rest and drink tea or purified water. Most cases of
traveler’s diarrhea clear up within a few days. Make sure to
wear a hat, drink plenty of fluids starting before you start to feel
thirsty, and if you feel worn out, queasy, or over-full during the day,
take a 1-2 hour nap. IMODIUM
help in most cases.
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SECURITY AND SAFETY
Do not leave money, jewelry and other valuable items lying around in
your cabin. Keep them in the cabin's safe instead. Lock the
door before going to bed. Protect your cabin key. Do not invite
strangers into your cabin. Avoid "Crew only" areas of the ship.
Do no't get drunk.
Make two copies of your travel documents and credit cards. Leave one on
the ship and take another with you when go ashore.
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