Cruise Travel Information

The most frequently asked questions on cruising

Which Cruise Lines are the most Family friendly?

Which Cruise Lines are the most Family friendly?

Looking for a cruise that will keep every member of the family happy?  You need a ship that offers a range of activities for both the young and the old. Nearly every cruise line has expanded its offerings for children. On the bigger ships, it’s common to have expansive on-board children’s play areas broken down into separate zones for different age groups; multiple family-friendly pool areas; deck-top water parks with multiple water slides; video arcades and other kid-friendly amenities (Royal Caribbean’s latest ships, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, even have...

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Alcohol & Beverage Policies

Alcohol & Beverage  Policies

Alcohol & Beverage rules vary greatly among the cruise lines. Luxury lines often include open bars, and allow you to bring whatever you like onboard. Major lines will charge for cocktails, beer wine and sodas to your onboard account and limit or completely prohibit you from bringing anything onboard.  Know the rules before you get to the pier! Azamara Club Cruises Aboard Azamara Club Cruises, many alcoholic beverages such as standard cocktails, liquors, international beers, and red and white wines by the glass, are included in the cruise fare.  Water, coffee, hot tea, juices and soft...

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Tipping & Gratuities

Tipping & Gratuities

Tipping practices vary greatly among todays cruise lines, ranging from a required added service charge to no tipping at all. It is very important that you know the policy of the cruise line before you cruise so you can budget accordingly.   Azamara Club Cruises Tips: Tips are included in the cruise fare, but additional tipping is at the passengers’ discretion. Extra Charges: Spa gratuities are not included in the cruise fare. An 18 percent gratuity will be added to passengers’ onboard folios for spa services. Carnival Tips: Carnival automatically adds $12.00 per-person,...

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Do I Need A Passport To Cruise?

Do I Need A Passport To Cruise?

All Cruise Lines  requires guests to provide proper travel documentation in order to travel. The passport requirement does NOT apply to U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from a U.S. territory.  Non-U.S Citizens must contact the appropriate Consulates, U.S. Embassy and U.S. Immigration office to inquire about necessary travel documentation. Cruise Lines assume no responsibility for advising guests of Immigration requirements. It is recommended that all guests travel with a valid passport during their cruise.  It is also recommended that all guests travel with a passport valid...

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