Cruise Planning

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Online Check-in Information for Cruise Lines

 Online Check In for Your Cruise Before you embark on your dream vacation there are two things that need to be done in advance: Get your travel documents in order.  Complete the online checkin information for the cruise line. Below is a list of the popular cruise lines and links to their websites dedicated to passengers with …

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Cruise Britain

Diverse coasts, castles, cities and countrysides await! A popular way to explore the diverse coastline of Britain is via one of the 52 cruise lines offering spectacular voyages around the country. If you are considering a cruise to this region, then check out the resources available from CruiseBritain, which is a joint initiative between Britain’s …

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Top Five Reasons to Cruise to Europe

Top Five Reasons to Cruise Europe There are more than five reasons to choose Europe as a cruise destination. But our friends at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA, the world’s largest cruise industry trade association) suggests the following five reasons to cruise Europe. Affordable Airfare: Travelers looking for the best value are in luck as the fall …

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Tips about a layover in London before heading to Southampton for cruise

Pre-Cruise London Hotel Tips about a layover in London before heading to Southampton for a cruise. London Layover I am so glad that I overnighted in London prior to heading to Southampton to embark on Azamara Quest. To miss the iconic capital city would be a real shame: the people, history, culture, food, and activities …

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Money matters: dealing with exchange rates and currency on your cruise

Discover what to do about foreign money when cruising One of the best things about cruising is the convenience of being able to sign for all your expenses and have them charged to your stateroom. An itemized statement is available upon request anytime or delivered to your stateroom prior to disembarkation. However, those going ashore …

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Getting around Venice, Italy: Ship transfer, Vaporetto or Water Taxi?

Options for cruise visitors in Venice, Italy Here is the scenario. You are a cruise visitor to Venice and you want to get from the Stazione Marittima  to the sights of Venice. What do you do? How will you get around? Option 1: Cruise ship water transfer If you plan on going to St. Marks and …

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