Frequently Asked Cruise Questions - Know Before You Go (2022)

Immigration Questionnaire & Online Check-In: Each individual guest is required to complete the questionnaire in Online Check-In to obtain Express Docs. Please go to our website at hollandamerica.comand complete the Online Check-In process prior to your sail date. After you complete the Online Check-In, your Express Docs including your Boarding Pass will be issued. Please do not forget to print them out prior to leaving home.

Please Note:

  • Guests arriving at embarkation without complete and accurate documentation may not join the voyage and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Please complete the Online Check-In process athollandamerica.com72 hoursprior to your sail date. Guests who wait to check in at the terminal risk being unable to sail even if they arrive at the terminal before the vessel leaves. You will be responsible for all costs you incur to join the vessel at the next port.
  • If for some reason you have not completed your Online Check-in process at least 3 days prior to departure, you will still be able to print your Express Docs, including the boarding pass, up to the departure date. Guests who have not completed the required check-in prior to departure time are subject to denied boarding.

U.S. government security regulations require us to submit certain guest information to law enforcement authorities at least 60 minutes prior to departure. To meet this requirement, we must have the necessary information in our records at least 90 minutes prior to departure. If we do not have your information by this deadline, you will be unable to sail. Guests are urged to complete the Online Check-in process before leaving home. Guests who wait to checkin at the terminal risk being unable to sail even if they arrive at the terminal before the vessel leaves. You will be responsible for all costs you incur to join the vessel at the next port.

PERSONAL TRAVEL IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Holland America Line highly recommends that all guests carry a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the completion date of your travel. Having a passport will enable you to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port in the event you miss your scheduled embarkation or to fly back to the U.S. if you need to disembark the ship mid-cruise due to an emergency.

Immigration and administrative rules may require the vessel to collect and safeguard guest passports and guests to complete landing cards prior to some ports of call. Further information will be provided on board.

PLEASE NOTE: It is your sole responsibility to obtain and have available the proper travel documents that are necessary for your travel, including all costs related to arrangements to obtain entry to countries you visit and re-entry to your destination country.

Boarding may be denied or fines may be levied against those guests without proper documentation. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest.

For U.S. and Canadian Citizens Travel by Land or Sea:

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Travel document requirements vary based on cruise itinerary and whether international flights are required. For voyages that are scheduled to end outside the U.S., a passport that is valid for six months beyond the completion date of your travel is required.

Passports or Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant documents are required for cruises to Alaska, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and the Panama Canal. U.S. and Canadian citizens ages 16 and above may present one of the following valid WHTI-compliant documents:

  • Passport (recommended travel document) (valid for travel by air, land and sea)
  • Passport Card (valid for land and sea border crossings only)
  • State Issued Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) – (valid for land and sea border crossings only, not valid on Yukon Cruisetours due to air travel included in the Journey)
  • Other documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security

For a list of approved documents visit:

travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html

The EDL driver’s license, or non-driver photo identification, is offered in the U.S. states of Michigan, New York, Vermont and Washington and in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, to applicants that can prove identity and citizenship. Please note the EDL is not the same as an Enhanced (or Endorsed) Commercial Driver’s License.

U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises: U.S. citizens on cruises in the Western Hemisphere that originate and terminate in the same U.S. port are required to have proof of citizenship such as a valid U.S. passport or a government issued birth certificate combined with a government issued photo I.D. Other approved proof of citizenship documents such as a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license (EDL) or certificate of naturalization along with a government-issued photo ID are also acceptable. A passport is still the preferred document. PLEASE NOTE –WHTI-compliant documents are acceptable for entry or re-entry into the United States. You may be required to present additional or different travel documents when entering foreign countries, including some countries in the Western Hemisphere.

Birth certificates from Puerto Rico issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not valid forms of proof of citizenship that is accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Guests from Puerto Rico either need to present a WHTI-compliant document or a government- issued photo identification with a validated birth certificate issued after July 1, 2010.

Children: U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 traveling on a closed-loop cruise (a cruise in the Western Hemisphere which originates and ends in the same U.S. port) will be able to present their government issued birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card to sail. Birth certificates can be an original or certified copy.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENT WHEN MINORS TRAVEL WITH ONE ADULT ON VOYAGES GOVERNED BY U.S. WESTERNHEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITIATIVE (“WHTI”) (includes travel within BERMUDA, CANADA, CARIBBEAN, MEXICO, UNITED STATES)

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When minors are traveling with only one adult 21 years of age or older, Holland America Line requires that all guests must be in possession of a valid passport. Holland America Line has implemented this requirement so that you all remain together should an emergency arise that requires one or more in yourparty to be disembarked in a non-U.S. port. Holland America Line cannot guarantee that all members of your party will be allowed to disembark with only a WHTI-compliant document or birth certificate.

NOTE: If you are not the parent or Legal Guardian of any minor child traveling with you, you must present an original letter signed by at least one of the child’s parents. The letter from the child’s parent must provide contact information and authorize the traveling adult to take the child on the specific cruise.

For more information regarding passports and WHTI compliant documents, please visit travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TYY at 1-888-874-7793.

Travel by Air: Passports are required for all international air travel to and from the United States, regardless of age or citizenship. This includes air travel to and from Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Mexico.

For Non-U.S./Non-Canadian Citizens:For Non-U.S./Non-Canadian Citizens: You must have and carry a passport valid for six months beyond the duration of your travel. Please carefully verify the existing identification requirements for your particular travel situation, including all destinations. In addition, non-U.S. citizens who have previously been admitted to the United States for permanent residence must carry their Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551), commonly known as a Green Card. Resident aliens not in possession of this must obtain one at the nearest office of the U.S. Immigration Service. Note that while a passport for a Green Card holder is not required to return to the U.S., your destination country requirements may be different. Please verify your documentation requirements prior to sailing, but we highly recommend Green Card holders travel with their passport as an extra precaution.

Please Note: To allow us to expedite immigration clearances in the various countries you will be asked to surrender your passport to our staff upon check-in. Some clearances will require face to face inspections, details will be communicated to you onboard.

Rest assured that your passport will be fully secured by our staff. Regardless, it is always good practice, when traveling, to make copies of your passport pages before departing.

VISAS

Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization(called a visa) before entering the country, and some countries require that you obtain a visa regardless of whether you plan to go ashore in that particular port or not. Usually there is a fee required.

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Guests are responsible for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific port and nationality of the traveler. This includes payment of all costs related to arrangements to obtain entry to the countries you visit. Boarding may be denied or fines levied against those guests arriving at the pier without the proper documentation, and those guests will not be eligible for a refund. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest. Please note that fees and visa requirements are subject to change without notice.Tourist/visa requirements are determined by passport nationality, not by country of residence.

Visa Service Information:

Don’t put your travel plans at risk; Holland America Line recommends guests utilize a visa service to secure your required documentation. We have partnered with CIBTvisas as a service to assist with the collection of necessary documents. CIBTvisas also provides a concierge service should you wish to have a dedicated Concierge Specialist manage the entire process from start to finish while providing the expertise necessary to ensure your request is approved as quickly as possible. Our dedicated section on the CIBTvisas website can be found at www.cibtvisas.com/hollandamericaline.

You may reach CIBTvisasby phone at:

  • U.S. and Canadian residents: 866 935 8472
  • Netherlands residents: 0800-2524632
  • Germany residents: 8003202233
  • Australia residents: 1300964164
  • United Kingdom residents: 0800 1218239
  • Belgium residents: 0902 150 45
  • Singapore residents: 6603 1096
  • Spain residents: 902 113 829
  • Switzerland residents: 41 (0) 22 884 18 70
  • France residents:0144107272

Residents of all other countries should contact the nearest representative embassy or consulate for proper information.

Visa Waiver Program Requirements: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. withouta visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements. ALL VWP travelers to the U.S. will be required to have an approved electronic travel authorization via Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the U.S. If you reside in the UK please visit cibtvisas.co.uk/hollandamerica.

Countries participating in the VWP are: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, SanMarino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

For more details please go to the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program page.

Schengen Visa Holders: New requirements pertaining to proof of medical insurance coverage have been adopted for all Schengen visa holders. This requirement does not apply to U.S. or Canadian citizens. All guests should keep themselves advised of changes in government requirements. If you have questions about visa requirements, call CIBTvisas at 1-866-935-8472. You may also choose to send an email message to: hollandamerica@cibtvisas.com or visit their website at https://cibtvisas.com/hollandamericaline.

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Cruise Documents: Holland America Line Express Docs Eco- friendly Cruise Documents

Preparing for your Holland America Line cruise is now easier, faster and more convenient than ever. With Express Docs, your cruise documents are available up to 50 days before your cruise departure date, and you can print part – or all – of your Express Docs whenit’s most convenient for you, 24/7. This includes your boarding pass, itinerary, any applicable vouchers, and if you booked air with Holland America Line, air travel information. Your information is encrypted, secure, easily updated and ready to email or print for yourself, family and friends as often as you wish. No more waiting for printed cruise documents.

What’s more, since our eco-friendly cruise documents are delivered electronically, they help save paper and conserve precious fossil fuels.

Visit hollandamerica.com for more information.

To learn more about Holland America Line’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation in all of our operations, visit hollandamerica.com/sustainability.

VACCINATIONS

For COVID-19 Vaccination requirements please visit our lookup tool available athttps://book2.hollandamerica.com/protocols/

Vaccination requirements change frequently. These requirements are established by the countries you are visiting and not by Holland America Line. For this reason, you should contact your local physician, Health Department and/or travel medicine clinic to discuss vaccination requirements for all countries on your itinerary.

Mosquito-borne Illnesses: Malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and Chikungunya are found in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Guests should always travel with appropriate clothing and mosquito repellent with DEET or Picaridin to reduce the risk of mosquito bites. In addition, please check with your primarycare provider or local travel medicine clinic to see what, if any, vaccinations or other measures are recommended for your specific itinerary. Be certain to bring along a record of all your vaccinations. Check with your health care provider at least six to eight weeks prior to departure, as vaccination requirements and recommendations may change.

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Yellow Fever: Many Yellow Fever immunization requirements are based on traveling from one “infected” or “endemic” country to another. It is also a good idea to bring along a record of your immunizations, as requirements for immunizations may change.

FAQs

What are the things we should know before going on a cruise? ›

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  • Pick a Cabin That Works for Your Cruise Needs.

What questions should I ask before booking a cruise? ›

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  • What is included in the fare? ...
  • Do I qualify for any discounts? ...
  • Can I save if I tweak my travel dates? ...
  • What are cabins like in the next category up — and down? ...
  • What's the best cabin in my category? ...
  • What can I book in advance? ...
  • What are my options for dinner seatings?

What are the questions asked in cruise interview? ›

Common interview questions might include 'Can you tell us a bit about yourself? ' or 'Why do you want this job? ' Meanwhile, job-specific questions could include: 'What skills can you bring to this cruise line?

What are five reasons people go on a cruise? ›

  • A Cruise Vacation Offers Great Value. ...
  • See Multiple Destinations, Unpack Only Once. ...
  • Cruise Ships Are Family Friendly. ...
  • Cruise Ships Come in All Shapes and Sizes. ...
  • Ships Offer a Variety of Onboard Activities. ...
  • Cruise Vacations Are Easy to Plan. ...
  • Ships Are Floating Cities. ...
  • Cruise Vacations Can Be Exotic.

What is the most important part of a cruise ship? ›

They want to eat better than they do at home, receive better service than they typically do in their day to day life, and want to be comfortable. Dining, cabins and service are the three pillars of the cruise experience, and if they're not done right, the rest doesn't matter.

What are the top 10 reasons to cruise? ›

Top 10 Reasons to Cruise
  • Choose to cruise for VALUE. ...
  • Choose to cruise for ROMANCE. ...
  • Choose to cruise for CUISINE. ...
  • Choose to cruise for VARIETY. ...
  • Choose to cruise for ACTIVITIES. ...
  • Choose to cruise for SIMPLICITY. ...
  • Choose to cruise for NEW HORIZONS. ...
  • Choose to cruise for FAMILY.

What do I need to know about cruising 2022? ›

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  • Know the cancellation policies before you book. ...
  • Buy travel insurance. ...
  • Plan to get a COVID-19 test before your cruise. ...
  • Begin the check-in process for your cruise ASAP. ...
  • Stay informed. ...
  • Boost your family's health. ...
  • Bring whatever you need to feel safe and healthy.

What are the top 10 cruise questions first time cruisers are shy to ask? ›

Top 10 cruise questions first time cruisers are too shy to ask
  • How much food can I order at the main dining room? ...
  • Can I change tables if I don't like the people sitting with us at dinner? ...
  • Should I pack beach towels for the cruise? ...
  • How do I get a chair by the pool? ...
  • Do I have to tip everyone?
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What not to forget on a cruise 10 things to remember to pack? ›

15 Things NOT to Forget to Pack for a Cruise
  • Sweater or Light Jacket. This one is most important for the ladies. ...
  • Emergency Contact List. ...
  • Identification. ...
  • Medication. ...
  • Prepackaged Snacks. ...
  • Power Strip. ...
  • Reusable Water Bottle. ...
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes.
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What is 3 bucket system in housekeeping? ›

The 3 Bucket System. This is a procedure for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing where a different bucket and sponge or mop is used for each task.

Why do you want to join cruise best answer? ›

One of the main reasons people choose to work on cruise ships is the chance to travel to many places they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. Since they live on the ship, they receive room and board as part of their compensation. They travel the world without paying for expensive hotels and food.

Why should we hire you answer best? ›

Show that you have skills and experience to do the job and deliver great results. You never know what other candidates offer to the company. But you know you: emphasize your key skills, strengths, talents, work experience, and professional achievements that are fundamental to getting great things done on this position.

What can stop you from going on a cruise? ›

There are actually some items and situations which can prevent guests from boarding their cruise ship at all.
...
6 Reasons They Won't Let You on the Ship
  • Having a Criminal Record on Sailings to Canada. ...
  • Pregnancy & Newborn Babies. ...
  • Forgotten Passport. ...
  • Sickness. ...
  • Weapons. ...
  • Drugs.

What is it called when a cruise takes off? ›

Embarkation: It's when you board your cruise ship at the beginning of your trip. Port of call: A port of call is a destination on your cruise and where you'll likely be able to enjoy shore excursions.

Which floor is best on a cruise ship? ›

The lower and more central you are in a ship, the less roll and sway you will feel. Even if you choose a balcony room, choose a low level and a room closest to the ship's center. The higher decks and cabins at the front (forward) or back (aft) of the ship will rock and roll the most.

What is the room in a ship called? ›

Mostly, the places where you can sleep are called cabins or berths (or staterooms in a ship). The one at the front of the boat, where it narrows to a point, is called the V-berth. A large room for common use of passengers is sometimes called the saloon, or also called the main cabin. The bathroom is called the head.

What is the most popular type of cruise? ›

Regional cruises, such as a cruise to the Bahamas or Caribbean, are the most popular type of cruise.

What are the benefits of cruising? ›

Seven Benefits of cruising – now or later
  • Visit off the beaten path destinations without long layovers. ...
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  • Learn something new. ...
  • Someone else does the planning and destination research. ...
  • Only unpack once. ...
  • Shop till you drop.
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What are the three other reasons for taking a cruise? ›

3 good reasons to take a cruise
  • Having fun onboard. There is a great pool of fun activities on a cruise ship and there are options for all ages and all tempers. ...
  • Enjoying the beauty of the sea. One special way to travel is on a boat. ...
  • The possibility to visit many places or cities.

Is it better to be higher or lower on cruise? ›

The higher the deck, the better and, often, more panoramic the view. Cabins on top decks aren't always the best on the ship, but many suites and specialty cabin categories are typically located on upper decks.

What month should you avoid cruising? ›

Storms in August and October have a moderate risk of developing into hurricanes while September has the highest risk of all. For these reasons, September is the worst month of the year to take a cruise.

What are 5 Strange jobs onboard a cruise ship? ›

5 Unusual Job Positions on Cruise Ship
  • Job positon: Lawnkeeper Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises.
  • Job Position: Ice captain Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International.
  • Job Position: Dog Butler Cruise Line: Cunard Line.
  • Job Position: Brewmaster Cruise Line: AIDA.
  • Job Position: High Diver Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean.
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What keeps a cruise ship from tipping? ›

Essentially, a cruise ship stays upright because they keep all of the heaviest equipment below deck. This has the effect of keeping a low center of gravity. In addition, the shape of a cruise ship's hull is wide and rounded, which helps it move through the ocean smoothly and with minimal drag.

What do people search most when exploring cruise options? ›

Cruise brands, destinations, and ports are among the most popular types of searches conducted related to cruises.

What is the most forgotten item when traveling? ›

Bathroom items – Toothbrushes, razors, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, floss, toiletries, soap, etc. These items are some of the most forgotten items on vacations, and it makes sense. These items are used on such a daily basis that they become a normal part of our routine.

How many pairs of shoes should you take on a cruise? ›

With few exceptions, you need to pack only 4-5 pairs of shoes for your cruise.

What if it rains on cruise? ›

Sorry, but there is no refund on a cruise for rainy days. Even if it pours during your entire trip, if the cruise still happens then you won't be refunded any money. (Trips entirely cancelled due to storms may be entitled to a refund.)

What is ABCD in housekeeping? ›

All the soil linen striping. Garbage removal. Cleaning utensils.

What is R7 in housekeeping? ›

Taski R6 : Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Taski R7 : Floor Cleaner (For removal of oil and grease)

What is SS in housekeeping? ›

5S Lean Housekeeping: Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise, Sustain.

Why did you choose this opportunity? ›

'I see the role as a way of developing my career in a forward-thinking/well-established company/industry as…' 'I feel I will succeed in the role because I have experience in/softs skills that demonstrate/ I've taken this course…' 'I believe my skills are well-suited to this job because…”

Why are you wanting this position? ›

Mention any skills or work experience that makes you a unique, strong candidate for the job. If possible, use numbers to express how you can add value to the business. For example, if you saved your previous company a certain amount of money, mention this, and say that you want to do the same for this company.

How do you handle pressure? ›

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  3. Give yourself positive reinforcement. ...
  4. Visualize the worst case scenario. ...
  5. Take a deep breath. ...
  6. Ask for help.

How do you handle stress and pressure? ›

2. Commit to a Positive Attitude
  1. Decide what you can do. Pinpoint which parts of the situation you have the power to change or influence for the better. ...
  2. Get support. Find someone to talk to about your situation. ...
  3. Care for yourself. Take especially good care of yourself when stress in your life is high.

What is your weakness best answer? ›

Answer “what is your greatest weakness” by choosing a skill that is not essential to the job you're applying to and by stressing exactly how you're practically addressing your weakness. Some skills that you can use as weaknesses include impatience, multitasking, self-criticism, and procrastination.

Why is it called a cruise? ›

The very first use of the term dates back to the 1650s, when the Dutch started using the word kruisen to mean 'to cross, sail to and fro'. This was derived from the Dutch word kruis which was in reference to a cross pattern or a physical cross.

What cruise means? ›

Britannica Dictionary definition of CRUISE SHIP. [count] : a large ship that takes many people on a cruise at one time : a large ship that stops at different ports and carries passengers who are traveling for pleasure. — called also cruise liner.

What are the two sides of a cruise ship called? ›

When looking forward, toward the bow of a ship, port and starboard refer to the left and right sides, respectively. In the early days of boating, before ships had rudders on their centerlines, boats were controlled using a steering oar.

Are condoms allowed on cruise ships? ›

6. Toiletries, Make-Up, Etc. While you shouldn't plan on buying these items on the ship as they are heavily marked up, know that you don't need to panic if you forget toothpaste. Bonus Perk: “Etc.” includes condoms (even on Azamara).

Is it cold inside the cruise ship? ›

Ambient temperature on the vessels ranges between 18 – 20°C (64 – 68°F) in public areas, while cabin temperatures may be adjusted according to your preference.

Can you use cell phone on cruise ship? ›

Do cell phones work on cruise ships? It's a common question with varying answers. Guests are free to utilize their cellular data or connect to our onboard Wi-Fi on any ship. But, please be aware that cellular data used on the ship or in certain ports of call will result in charges from your cell phone provider.

What are people on a cruise called? ›

Cruiser - A passenger or guest on a cruise ship. Days at sea - The days during a cruise when the ship does not stop at a port.

What is a room on a cruise ship called? ›

CABIN TERMS

Cabin: Your room aboard a cruise ship may be called a cabin or stateroom or, if you've upgraded to a higher category, a suite.

What do you call a chef on a cruise ship? ›

Cruise Ship Executive Chef: The executive chef on a cruise liner is responsible for the administration aspects and cooking of all the meals. The executive chef is the person in charge of the kitchen and all the other chefs and kitchen staff.

What items Cannot bring to cruise? ›

Prohibited items:
  • Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
  • Sharp Objects, including all knives and scissors. ...
  • Illegal Drugs & Substances.
  • CBD Oil / CBD Products.
  • Candles, Incense, Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, Travel Steamers & Hot Plates. ...
  • Hoverboards.

How do I prepare for a cruise 2022? ›

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  2. Know the cancellation policies before you book. ...
  3. Buy travel insurance. ...
  4. Plan to get a COVID-19 test before your cruise. ...
  5. Begin the check-in process for your cruise ASAP. ...
  6. Stay informed. ...
  7. Boost your family's health. ...
  8. Bring whatever you need to feel safe and healthy.

What you should not do on a cruise? ›

Here are five things to not do on a cruise.
  • Misjudge Your Cruise Fare. One of the most important things not to do on a cruise vacation is to neglect the details of your fare, otherwise known as the price of your cruise. ...
  • Ignore Cellular Data. ...
  • Neglect Travel Insurance. ...
  • Under-Pack. ...
  • Pick the Wrong Cruise Line.

What do I need to bring on a cruise ship? ›

What to Pack for a Cruise
  1. Bring activity-appropriate clothing and shoes. ...
  2. Formal Attire. ...
  3. Bathing Suits and Cover Ups. ...
  4. Don't Forget to Bring a Sweater. ...
  5. Bring a Back Pack or Beach Tote. ...
  6. Bring Sunscreen and After-Sun Lotion. ...
  7. Bring Your Own Toiletries. ...
  8. Bring Medications for Upset Stomach and Motion Sickness.

What is the best floor to stay on a cruise ship? ›

The lower and more central you are in a ship, the less roll and sway you will feel. Even if you choose a balcony room, choose a low level and a room closest to the ship's center. The higher decks and cabins at the front (forward) or back (aft) of the ship will rock and roll the most.

Can I take perfume on cruise? ›

The only "liquid" that is restricted is BOOZE.... there are no restrictions on other liquids, like mouthwash, deodorant, perfume, etc.....

Can I bring a backpack and a suitcase on a cruise? ›

In one word, yes. When you arrive at the cruise terminal, you will need to check your luggage with the cruise line, much like airline travel. The exception to this is a small day bag, backpack or carry-on rolling bag. Each passenger is typically permitted to bring some sort of carry-on bag with them when they board.

What do I need to know about cruising in 2022? ›

For those booked on a summer 2022 cruise -- or those just thinking of setting sail this year -- here are some things to consider.
  • New Ships May Be Delayed.
  • Crew Shortages Could Lead to Changes or Canceled Sailings.
  • Not Everything You Want Might Be Onboard.
  • Requirements Might Change Overnight.
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What months are best for cruises? ›

If you want to avoid crowds, cruise in early May or late August. April, September, and early January. Some lines offer longer repositioning cruises in May and September; if you can spare the time, these are the best per diem deals anywhere. December through February offers warm temperatures and the least rain.

What documents do you need for a cruise in 2022? ›

Do You Need a Passport for a Cruise?
  • Government issued photo identification.
  • Proof of citizenship (an original or copy of your U.S. birth certificate, a Consular report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization)

How many bags can you bring on a cruise? ›

The best news about packing is that there is no (reasonable) limit on how much you can bring on a cruise. Most cruise lines “encourage” each passenger to limit luggage to two suitcases, each one less than 50 pounds. In addition, you can also bring carry-on luggage (more on that in a moment).

What kind of bag should I take on a cruise? ›

A simple tote bags is our all round pick for best bag for cruise excursions. A tote bag is perfect for the beach, shopping and sightseeing tours. You can stuff a lot into a tote bag and they're lightweight and easy to pack. Tote bags are also very useful on travel and embarkation days.

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