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Top Ten Insider Crusing Tips

  1. Online Check In - Speed up the boarding process by completing the Online check-in process online after reserving your cruise, instead of at the port prior to departure.
  2. Shore & Land Excursions are fun, full of adventure and very popular, so they book up fast. Reserve prior to departure to guarantee space.
  3. Packing - For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, maybe workout clothes, and any medications you may need. This will allow you to begin enjoying your vacation immediately, because you won’t have to wait for your bags to arrive at your stateroom.
  4. Spa - If the spa is your thing, try to make your appointments on the first day, as the most popular treatments and times fill up fast.
  5. Quick Bites -If you want to grab a bite to eat when you first get onboard, head up to the Buffet.
  6. Dining Options - Most cruise lines have several dining options. When you book your cruise you can select the time that works best for you.
  7. Soda Package -Most cruise lines offer soda packages that entitle you to unlimited fountain sodas. Normally this can be purchased in advance and is a great idea for families.
  8. SeaPass Credit Card - Most cruise lines work with the SeaPass signing system. This system allows you to charge all onboard purchases by presenting the Cruise Card that issued to you upon boarding. On the last morning of your cruise vacation, an itemized statement will be delivered to your stateroom for verification. Your SeaPass charges will be billed automatically to the credit card you selected upon check in.
  9. Getting On and Off the Ship – Depending on the port, there are two ways to get on and off the ship. In some ports, tenders are used (small ferry-like boats) that will take you to the port; tenders run frequently between the ship and the port. But remember to ALWAYS bring your SeaPass with you, as you will need it to get off and get back on the ship. Often a photo Id is required also.
  10. Tipping – most cruise lines will offer guidelines for gratuity. They will also offer prepaid options. Look for their suggestions on line or in the brochure or ASK THE AGENTS AT TOUR N TRAVEL!!
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