Guru Travel Tips of How to Book your Cruise

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  • There will be forms that you need to fill out in advance.  Don't keep others waiting in line.

  • Instructions will included regarding what travel documentation you will need for the cruise and the ports visited.

  • Look for the luggage tags inside the packet, fill them out and be sure to use them.

  • Directions on how, when and where you will meet the ship are an important part of your packet.

  • The ship’s satellite communications telephone number will be included.  Leave a copy with friends in case of emergency.

  • Check the booking details to reconfirm your itinerary, payment information and miscellaneous details.

  • It's always a good idea to re-confirm your reservation with the cruise line, especially if someone else booked it  for you.  Verify all your personal information and be sure that have your correct contact numbers in case they need to reach you before departure.  Make sure that your special requests are recorded in the booking information.
  • All the names of the passengers that will be going on the cruise.

  • Which credit card you will be using, the number, expiration date and security code if applicable.

  • What ship, itinerary and cruise date have you chosen ?

  • Will you be booking any pre or post-cruise activities or hotels through line ?

  • Decide how you will get to the port.  Will you be using an an air/sea package ?  What about shuttle services or parking policies ?

  • Inside, outside, suite, veranda ?  What is your cabin choice ?

  • Have you decided on your meal seating?  Are there others that you want to include at your table ?

  • How about any special requests ?  Don't wait too long to request smoking/nonsmoking preferences or special dietary needs.

  • Now is the time to book any shore excursions that might appeal to you.  Waiting until you are on board might be too late for the more popular ones.

  • Have you decided whether you will be purchasing trip cancellation insurance through the cruise line ?.

  • Be ready to present any discount coupons that you plan to use.

  • Find out when final payment is due.

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