Things to Know before You go on a Cruise
Thank you for choosing CruiseBooking.com for your cruise plans. We’ve put together the following list of things you should know before you go.
As always, our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have.
- Review your reservation to verify that all names and birthdates match your proof of citizenship documentation.
- Check that your passport has a validity of at least six months from the first day of your cruise.
- Please check the Health and Safety protocols of the cruise line.
- Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended. The decision to add Travel insurance may be done on or before the time of the final payment. Insurance can be purchased online at http://go.cruisebooking.com/insurance
- Please verify you have all proper visas and travel documentation based on your itinerary
Online Check-in and Cruise Documents
The cruise lines require all passengers to complete an online pre-registration before cruise documents can be issued. Online check-in ensures a smooth check-in process at the pier.
Registration and online check-in can be completed using the cruise line specific links below.
Although it varies by cruise line, this can be done starting 30-21 days prior to your sailing date.
You will need your reservation number noted in your CruiseBooking.com confirmation and passport details.
Onboard Packages and Shore Excursions
You can save money and cruising time by booking Shore Excursions, Drink packages Dinner packages, Internet packages, Spa Appointments, Entertainment, and Onboard activities in advance.
What to Expect Onboard
Once you get onboard, take some time to explore your floating resort. Your luggage will be delivered to your room and sometimes might not arrive until after the ship sails. Therefore be sure to bring a carry on with anything you might need in case your luggage delivery is delayed.
Your cruise fare includes your accommodations, meals and some activities. But be aware there will be some onboard expenses.
If your fare did not include prepaid gratuities or service charges, this will be charged to your onboard account once you are onboard. This varies based on the cruise line and itinerary but it is approximately $12 a day per guest. The gratuities go to your dining room staff and cabin stewards for the amazing service they will provide you during your stay.
Alcohol and some non alcoholic beverages and specialty coffees will be an additional cost. Most drink packages will cover these costs, so consider purchasing in advance.
Visit the specialty restaurants and make your reservations, as these book up quickly. Note there is an additional charge to experience these alternative dining options.
Some other additional charges that you can expect are shore excursions, spa appointments, photos, fitness classes and exclusive experiences.
Use the cruise line specific links below to access your reservation and add amenities to your reservation.