Preparations needed prior to departure include: Cruise pre-registration, required personal identification & travel documents, travel insurance, what to pack and more.
For most of your travel related questions about US Passports and Visa check travel.state.gov
Visa applications are through the government of the country you’re requesting entrance; the process varies by country. There are services available to help assist with procuring a visa. You can ask the cruise line or your travel professional for more information.
Most cruise lines have gone to a cashless system – which is why they obtain your credit card number upon embarkation for you to charge all the “extras” to your onboard account. When it comes to tipping, some cruise lines include gratuities in the cruise fare, other cruise lines will automatically add them to your onboard account.
Pre-registration and Online Checkin
Once you have a booking number for your cruise, then visit the cruise line’s website to access your booking and to print your boarding passes. Click here to see a list of links to cruise lines online check-in portals.