Cruises for Groups
- When you receive your travel
documents, check them immediately and notify your travel agent or cruise
line of any problems. READ
THE INFORMATION—there will be lots of instructions you’ll need
Be sure to check your itineraries for seat
assignments (airlines) and cabin assignments (cruises) and make any ticket
changes you need.
Use online check-in and self-service kiosks
to avoid long lines at the airport.
Make two copies of your
itinerary, passport, cruise documents, driver’s license, credit cards,
health insurance card, medical allergies or medical conditions, and other
paperwork. Take one set with
you on your person but in a different location than the originals.
Give the other set to a trusted person at home in case of emergency.
Be sure you have the phone number with you for the person at home.
Take a list of emergency phone numbers with
Take comfortable walking shoes, hat,
sunglasses, sunscreen, even for an Alaskan cruise.
- Pack less than you want and have more fun
than you expect!
Notify the cruise line or airline of any
special needs (wheelchair access, dietary, etc.) you might have before you
get to the airport or dock. Cruises have special deadlines for dietary needs
so be sure to follow them.
Check to make sure your contact information
Take care of
passports, visas, and any important
papers you might need way ahead of time.
We recommend ALWAYS taking a
passport on a cruise—if you don’t have one,
get one and do it sooner rather than later.
Know the check-in requirements for your
Use the cruise line’s internet check-in
process to take care of required pre-boarding paperwork. Otherwise, you’ll
have LONG lines on the day of your cruise.
Check security checkpoint wait-times and
allow plenty of extra time for busy holiday periods.
Make sure you have the originals of your
drivers license, health insurance card, credit cards (different brands), and
health information, if necessary.
This list is intended to be helpful and informative;
it is NOT intended to be an all-inclusive list. Use your common sense and if you
have questions, contact the cruise line customer care. They are very helpful and
can probably answer all your questions.