December 31, 2021
Can I get my e-mail while onboard the ship?

Many of the newer ships do have a business center complete with computers connected to the Internet. Some charge as little at $16 an hour for computer time and you can get your e-mail using Microsoft HotMail or Yahoo Mail. Check with your cruise line for availability of these services. If you have a laptop […]

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December 31, 2021
Will I need a passport?

All British citizens must travel with proof of citizenship, which is a valid passport, or birth certificate (complete with raised seal, not a photocopy) with a picture identification, or a certified naturalization certificate with picture identification. Any state government issued drivers license or other form of picture identification should be acceptable on domestic cruises that […]

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December 31, 2021
Will I get seasick?

It is unlikely that you will notice any motion on a large cruise ship, even if you are sensitive to motion in automobiles or airplanes. All ships today have stabilizers to smooth the ride. Some cruises sail calmer waters than others. Caribbean and Alaska cruises enjoy smoother sailings than say Bermuda. If seas do get […]

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December 31, 2021
Will I get bored?

That is very unlikely! However, if you are concerned about having enough to do, choose one of the larger ships (40,000 tons and above), they will typically have more activities due to the sheer numbers of people on board. Most ships have dozens of planned and spontaneous activities going from sunrise to way past midnight. […]

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December 31, 2021
What should I pack?

Generally speaking, cruise travel is very casual during the day and casual to formal in the evenings. This can vary depending on the itinerary. Caribbean, Hawaiian, Alaskan cruises are more informal while Transatlantic, Mediterranean and European cruises tend to be a little more formal. This can also vary from cruise line to cruise line and […]

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December 31, 2021
What is included in the price of the cruise?

Just about everything! All your meals are included (and there are usually about 7 or 8 per day from which to choose), all accommodations, all shipboard entertainment, all taxes and in some cases your airfare and ground transportation to and from the port is included. You must pay for extras such as liquor, shore excursions, […]

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December 31, 2021
What about sightseeing when in port?

Your ship will typically arrive in port early in the morning at which time you are free to go ashore. In most cases, you will be back on board the ship by 5:00pm to 7:00pm. This gives you more than enough time to enjoy one of the cruise lines' shore excursions, or, go off on […]

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December 31, 2021
How much is it going to cost?

One of the most attractive features of a cruise is the price. Even more expensive cruises are a good value for the money. You can spend anywhere from £400 for a 3-night Bahamas cruise to £175,000 for a suite on a 105-day round the world cruise! No matter how much you spend, you pay one […]

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December 31, 2021
Do I need to tip? If so, how much?

Tipping is up to you. Generally speaking, £5.00 to £12.00 per day/per person should take care of your waiter, bus boy and cabin steward. Other ship personnel can be tipped at your discretion. There are a few cruise lines that have a "no tipping" policy, while even others already include it within the price fo […]

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December 31, 2021
Do I have to participate in scheduled activities or can I just relax?

There are dozens of activities going on all over the ship every day. One the best ones can be "doing nothing at all". Relaxation is what attracts many people to cruise travel. Every ship has one or more pools that you can lay around with a good book, most have a library and several lounges […]

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