FAQ’s

Cruise questions

As a rule the following drinks are free.

Coffee, tea, ice tea, some juices in the morning for breakfast.

There is a charge for soft drinks and alcohol, and note everything in the refrigerator in your cabin has a charge including the water.

Here is a link to a guide to drinks on a cruise.

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1470

There is a new trend with cruise lines offer a free beverage package included in their fares. These offers are limited and used by the cruise line for promotions. Subscribe to our website and you will receive these offers when they posted by the cruise lines.

This is the best response we have seen on this topic.

Click on the link below.

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=132

Each guest is permitted to carry a reasonable amount of personal property (including luggage) aboard the vessel; however, for your comfort and convenience, it is recommended that you limit the number of pieces you take. This rule varies from cruise line to cruise line, but our experience is that a limit is very rarely enforced.

No. Cruise lines used to be lenient about letting you hop on another cruise if you missed the boat. Not anymore. Check out the cruise contract — the legal agreement between you and your cruise line – and you’ll find that it’s just not gonna happen. Buy travel insurance, or get to port extra early.

A closed end cruise is a cruise that starts and end a the same port.

The answer is and no. If the cruise is what is considered a close end cruise you technically can go on a cruise without a passport, but you must have documents such as birth certificate, landed immigrant card. However, we do not recommend that you travel without a passport as you may have to return to the United States in an emergency and you cannot enter the country at an airport or border without a passport.

Travel Documents

Some countries are more relaxed about the 6 month passport validity rule. Canada and Mexico are the two most commonly traveled countries that do not enforce a six month validity for your passport. Again, please be sure to check with each countries entry and exit travel requirements before you go. As a general rule, you should have at least six months validity on your passport before you travel.

For more details on this click here

https://fastportpassport.com/blog/six-month-validity-passport-rule

As a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel. That means if your passport has less than six months remaining until the expiration date, you should renew it right away! Adult passports (16 and older) for U.S. citizens are valid for ten years, while minor passports (15 and younger) for U.S. citizens are valid for 5 years. There are additional passport requirements though, and they differ from nation to nation. Be sure to check the entry and exit requirements for each country you plan to travel.

A closed end cruise is a cruise that starts and end a the same port.

The answer is and no. If the cruise is what is considered a close end cruise you technically can go on a cruise without a passport, but you must have documents such as birth certificate, landed immigrant card. However, we do not recommend that you travel without a passport as you may have to return to the United States in an emergency and you cannot enter the country at an airport or border without a passport.

Travel Insurance

Whether you have Medicare or private health insurance, you probably won’t be covered while traveling abroad. Travel insurance with emergency medical benefits is designed to reimburse your covered emergency healthcare expenses, wherever you are, including costly medical evacuations.

Don’t assume that your insurance will cover you while abroad. Contact your insurance agent to verify that your policy provides cover while you are travelling outside of your coverage area.

As your travel agent we are able to provide you with many options for travel insurance, whether it be from a traditional insurance company or from your cruise line. Coverage differ from provider to provider.