CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
Frequently Asked on Cruises
1. Will I need a passport?
Federal, state government issued
picture ID plus
Birth certificate (original
or certified copy)
- Passport and
- Alien Registration Card (green card)
- Visa (when necessary based on country of origin)
Children under 16 are not required to have a
2. Are all cruises the
No. Cruises are designed to suit a variety of interest and preference.
Choices are based on destination, ship design and themes. There
are boutique to large contemporary and mega ships, with a variety
with sports, recreation, music and event themes.
3. I want to book a special
On occasions, a private organization or group pre-books a complete
ship on a specific date for a very special theme. Often times,
making a reservation for a special event is handled directly
through the event organizers or a designated travel agency depending
on the event.
4. What is the average passenger count on a cruise ship?
Most of today’s vessels median passenger count is 2200.
5. Can I get married on a cruise?
Yes. United States Maritime laws permits the captain to perform
marriages on the sea.
There are special packages offered on most cruises.
6. I want to celebrate a special occasion!
Cruise companies welcome your special celebrations. Most cruise
lines will treat you to a complimentary cake and chorus. Additional
amenities such as flowers, champagne, balloons or even a private
party can be arranged to enhance your celebration with advance
7. How should I choose the number of days?
If you are a first time cruiser, then it is recommended that
you begin with 3-4 days to test the waters.
8. What types of activities are there on board?
Don’t worry about becoming bored. Most ships have swimming
pool, jogging trail, library, wine tasting, aerobics, theatre,
casinos, nightclubs, spa, sports bar, live music, gift shops,
art museum, skeet shooting and some have driving range for golfers.
9. Is there anything to keep children entertained for
Most companies offer special activities several times a day
for children, including supervised activities according to age.
Activity leaders are trained youth counselors
who will help keep children safe and entertained.
10. Are there any additional fees?
When purchasing your cruise, it will include port charges and
taxes, however it does not include alcoholic beverages, trips
in port and tipping. Keep in mind, it is a good idea to have
plenty of extra money on hand for additional activities. You
can get great buys in the small colorful craft shops and stores
in various port destinations, plus it is good for the local
11. What type of clothes should I bring?
Bring comfortable and casual wear as well as a after 5 formal
attire for dinning. Cruising is normally casual during the day
and fancy and fun in the evening.
12. How do I pick a mealtime?
You must select a meal time preference (1st or 2nd), for your
daily dining hour. 1st dining is strongly suggested for seniors
and persons accommodating children. Adults traveling without
children, couples, singles, honeymooners should reserve second.