***COVID-19 Related Transfer or Cancel Requests***
 
CANCELLATIONS
Due to the unprecedented number of cancelled cruises because of COVID-19, all cancellation requests will be placed in a queue and be processed in the order that they were received one the pandemic situation begins to return to normal and the cruise ships begin sailing again. Unfortunately, we do now know when this will be. Cruise restarts have already been pushed back 4 times. We will post an announcement here and on Facebook when we are able to resume processing. We hope everyone can understand that we are not doing this by choice.
 
TRANSFERS
We are offering reservation transfers at no additional charge to any date within the next 2 years. Please submit transfer requests via the CONTACT US link below. Please provide the name on the reservation, the original and new departure dates and the ship name if that is also changing. We thank all of our valued customers for their patience and understanding during this very trying time.
 
Thank you.

Cruise Tips: Make the Best of Your Onshore Experience

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.  To ensure you have a smooth trip, consider these cruise tips, including what to pack on a cruise, what to bring on a cruise and more.  And as always, remember to consult with a travel agent for your next cruise to ensure you have the best experience possible.

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Onshore

  • Remember that shore excursion expenses are typically not included in the cruise fare.
  • Expect to pay $20-100+ for shore excursions.
  • If you are elderly or have a handicap, you may not be able to go ashore at some ports. Check with the cruise line.
  • Check with the cruise director or physician about where to eat onshore. Some food items and beverages, especially water, may be off limits.
  • To explore a city more in depth or to see an aspect of it not included in the fare, consider traveling on your own rather than with a tour group.
  • Book shore excursions as soon as possible either before you leave or immediately after boarding a ship.
  • You aren’t likely to be covered under a ship’s insurance if you explore on your own. Check the details of your ship’s cruise policy beforehand.
  • During a shore excursion, always carry identification, the name of your ship and its docked location. Take a photocopy of your passport with you as well.
  • If you explore on your own, it up to you to get back to the departure point on time. If you miss a launch, you’ll have to meet the ship at the next port – at your expense.
  • Leave valuables, excess cash and unneeded credit cards aboard.
  • Guides may give you badges to wear for identification, but bear in mind these identifiers only make it easier for shop keepers and thieves to target you.