***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: Tips for Packing For Your Cruise Vacation

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.

packing-for-a-cruise-tips

  • Pack different clothes for the different climates you foresee experiencing.
  • If you plan on working out, don’t forget some gym clothes.
  • Life aboard a cruise ship is laid-back and casual. Dress for comfort.
  • Bring two or three swimsuits.
  • Footwear should include walking/running shoes and sandals.
  • When cruising outside warm weather destinations, never underestimate the importance of a sweater/sweatshirt, a raincoat, a hat and gloves.
  • During “casual” dining, t-shirts, jeans and shorts are not allowed in the dining rooms.
  • During “informal” dining, women typically wear dresses or pantsuits, while men usually wear lightweight jackets.
  • During “formal” dining, women should be prepared to wear cocktail dresses or gowns, while men should consider wearing business suits or tuxedos (though not required).
  • Some cruise lines let you preorder formalwear, thus eliminating the need to pack it.
  • If you’re traveling to warm weather destinations, do not forget sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Consider bringing a small amount of detergent for washing clothes within your own cabin. Almost all ships have laundry-facilities, but they can be costly – especially dry cleaning.
  • Most ships have powerful air conditioning. A sweater/sweatshirt may come in handy.
  • Bring a camera. Cruise photographers charge high prices to take your picture.
  • Pack enough prescription medication for the entire voyage (keep drugs in prescription bottles). Ships only stock general medications and ports may not have them available.
  • Do not pack your passport, visas, driver’s license, medications, cruise documents or airline tickets in luggage. Keep them in a purse, jacket or backpack.
  • Pack a written list of your medications, including the name of the drug, dosage and times taken, in case they are lost.
  • These items should be packed in your carry-on: perishables, liquor, cash, credit/debit cards, jewelry, business documents, travel and health insurance information, laptops, computer disks, cell phones, cameras, binoculars,videotapes, CD’s and cassette tapes.
  • Bring credit cards and travelers cheques instead of large amounts of cash.
  • Pack a water bottle so you can bring water from the ship onshore. Or just purchase bottled water at the ports of call.
  • Use hard-sided luggage. Do not use garment bags with hanger hooks protruding from the top.
  • Put a card with your name and address inside your luggage, as well as on the outside.