Pre-cruise planning tips

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.

Money matters

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.

Carrie Finley

Carrie is ready to explore, discover, and share the wonderful world of cruise travel. My goal is to report live from the ships sharing information about the overall experience under my Blogger-at-Large series. You will find information about cruise ships and places near the sea. Explore what’s buzzing at the cruise lines and gain insight into the world of cruising. Make sure to connect with Carrie via social media outlets including Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

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