Frequently Asked Cruise Questions - Know Before You Go (2023)

Immigration Questionnaire & Online Check-In: Each individual guest is required to complete the questionnaire in Online Check-In to obtain Express Docs. Please go to our website at hollandamerica.comand complete the Online Check-In process prior to your sail date. After you complete the Online Check-In, your Express Docs including your Boarding Pass will be issued. Please do not forget to print them out prior to leaving home.

Please Note:

  • Guests arriving at embarkation without complete and accurate documentation may not join the voyage and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Please complete the Online Check-In process athollandamerica.com72 hoursprior to your sail date. Guests who wait to check in at the terminal risk being unable to sail even if they arrive at the terminal before the vessel leaves. You will be responsible for all costs you incur to join the vessel at the next port.
  • If for some reason you have not completed your Online Check-in process at least 3 days prior to departure, you will still be able to print your Express Docs, including the boarding pass, up to the departure date. Guests who have not completed the required check-in prior to departure time are subject to denied boarding.

U.S. government security regulations require us to submit certain guest information to law enforcement authorities at least 60 minutes prior to departure. To meet this requirement, we must have the necessary information in our records at least 90 minutes prior to departure. If we do not have your information by this deadline, you will be unable to sail. Guests are urged to complete the Online Check-in process before leaving home. Guests who wait to checkin at the terminal risk being unable to sail even if they arrive at the terminal before the vessel leaves. You will be responsible for all costs you incur to join the vessel at the next port.

PERSONAL TRAVEL IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Holland America Line highly recommends that all guests carry a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the completion date of your travel. Having a passport will enable you to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port in the event you miss your scheduled embarkation or to fly back to the U.S. if you need to disembark the ship mid-cruise due to an emergency.

Immigration and administrative rules may require the vessel to collect and safeguard guest passports and guests to complete landing cards prior to some ports of call. Further information will be provided on board.

PLEASE NOTE: It is your sole responsibility to obtain and have available the proper travel documents that are necessary for your travel, including all costs related to arrangements to obtain entry to countries you visit and re-entry to your destination country.

Boarding may be denied or fines may be levied against those guests without proper documentation. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest.

For U.S. and Canadian Citizens Travel by Land or Sea:

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Travel document requirements vary based on cruise itinerary and whether international flights are required. For voyages that are scheduled to end outside the U.S., a passport that is valid for six months beyond the completion date of your travel is required.

Passports or Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant documents are required for cruises to Alaska, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and the Panama Canal. U.S. and Canadian citizens ages 16 and above may present one of the following valid WHTI-compliant documents:

  • Passport (recommended travel document) (valid for travel by air, land and sea)
  • Passport Card (valid for land and sea border crossings only)
  • State Issued Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) – (valid for land and sea border crossings only, not valid on Yukon Cruisetours due to air travel included in the Journey)
  • Other documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security

For a list of approved documents visit:

travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html

The EDL driver’s license, or non-driver photo identification, is offered in the U.S. states of Michigan, New York, Vermont and Washington and in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, to applicants that can prove identity and citizenship. Please note the EDL is not the same as an Enhanced (or Endorsed) Commercial Driver’s License.

U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises: U.S. citizens on cruises in the Western Hemisphere that originate and terminate in the same U.S. port are required to have proof of citizenship such as a valid U.S. passport or a government issued birth certificate combined with a government issued photo I.D. Other approved proof of citizenship documents such as a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license (EDL) or certificate of naturalization along with a government-issued photo ID are also acceptable. A passport is still the preferred document. PLEASE NOTE –WHTI-compliant documents are acceptable for entry or re-entry into the United States. You may be required to present additional or different travel documents when entering foreign countries, including some countries in the Western Hemisphere.

Birth certificates from Puerto Rico issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not valid forms of proof of citizenship that is accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Guests from Puerto Rico either need to present a WHTI-compliant document or a government- issued photo identification with a validated birth certificate issued after July 1, 2010.

Children: U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 traveling on a closed-loop cruise (a cruise in the Western Hemisphere which originates and ends in the same U.S. port) will be able to present their government issued birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card to sail. Birth certificates can be an original or certified copy.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENT WHEN MINORS TRAVEL WITH ONE ADULT ON VOYAGES GOVERNED BY U.S. WESTERNHEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITIATIVE (“WHTI”) (includes travel within BERMUDA, CANADA, CARIBBEAN, MEXICO, UNITED STATES)

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When minors are traveling with only one adult 21 years of age or older, Holland America Line requires that all guests must be in possession of a valid passport. Holland America Line has implemented this requirement so that you all remain together should an emergency arise that requires one or more in yourparty to be disembarked in a non-U.S. port. Holland America Line cannot guarantee that all members of your party will be allowed to disembark with only a WHTI-compliant document or birth certificate.

NOTE: If you are not the parent or Legal Guardian of any minor child traveling with you, you must present an original letter signed by at least one of the child’s parents. The letter from the child’s parent must provide contact information and authorize the traveling adult to take the child on the specific cruise.

For more information regarding passports and WHTI compliant documents, please visit travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TYY at 1-888-874-7793.

Travel by Air: Passports are required for all international air travel to and from the United States, regardless of age or citizenship. This includes air travel to and from Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Mexico.

For Non-U.S./Non-Canadian Citizens:For Non-U.S./Non-Canadian Citizens: You must have and carry a passport valid for six months beyond the duration of your travel. Please carefully verify the existing identification requirements for your particular travel situation, including all destinations. In addition, non-U.S. citizens who have previously been admitted to the United States for permanent residence must carry their Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551), commonly known as a Green Card. Resident aliens not in possession of this must obtain one at the nearest office of the U.S. Immigration Service. Note that while a passport for a Green Card holder is not required to return to the U.S., your destination country requirements may be different. Please verify your documentation requirements prior to sailing, but we highly recommend Green Card holders travel with their passport as an extra precaution.

Please Note: To allow us to expedite immigration clearances in the various countries you will be asked to surrender your passport to our staff upon check-in. Some clearances will require face to face inspections, details will be communicated to you onboard.

Rest assured that your passport will be fully secured by our staff. Regardless, it is always good practice, when traveling, to make copies of your passport pages before departing.

VISAS

Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization(called a visa) before entering the country, and some countries require that you obtain a visa regardless of whether you plan to go ashore in that particular port or not. Usually there is a fee required.

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Guests are responsible for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific port and nationality of the traveler. This includes payment of all costs related to arrangements to obtain entry to the countries you visit. Boarding may be denied or fines levied against those guests arriving at the pier without the proper documentation, and those guests will not be eligible for a refund. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest. Please note that fees and visa requirements are subject to change without notice.Tourist/visa requirements are determined by passport nationality, not by country of residence.

Visa Service Information:

Don’t put your travel plans at risk; Holland America Line recommends guests utilize a visa service to secure your required documentation. We have partnered with CIBTvisas as a service to assist with the collection of necessary documents. CIBTvisas also provides a concierge service should you wish to have a dedicated Concierge Specialist manage the entire process from start to finish while providing the expertise necessary to ensure your request is approved as quickly as possible. Our dedicated section on the CIBTvisas website can be found at www.cibtvisas.com/hollandamericaline.

You may reach CIBTvisasby phone at:

  • U.S. and Canadian residents: 866 935 8472
  • Netherlands residents: 0800-2524632
  • Germany residents: 8003202233
  • Australia residents: 1300964164
  • United Kingdom residents: 0800 1218239
  • Belgium residents: 0902 150 45
  • Singapore residents: 6603 1096
  • Spain residents: 902 113 829
  • Switzerland residents: 41 (0) 22 884 18 70
  • France residents:0144107272

Residents of all other countries should contact the nearest representative embassy or consulate for proper information.

Visa Waiver Program Requirements: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. withouta visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements. ALL VWP travelers to the U.S. will be required to have an approved electronic travel authorization via Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the U.S. If you reside in the UK please visit cibtvisas.co.uk/hollandamerica.

Countries participating in the VWP are: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, SanMarino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

For more details please go to the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program page.

Schengen Visa Holders: New requirements pertaining to proof of medical insurance coverage have been adopted for all Schengen visa holders. This requirement does not apply to U.S. or Canadian citizens. All guests should keep themselves advised of changes in government requirements. If you have questions about visa requirements, call CIBTvisas at 1-866-935-8472. You may also choose to send an email message to: hollandamerica@cibtvisas.com or visit their website at https://cibtvisas.com/hollandamericaline.

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Cruise Documents: Holland America Line Express Docs Eco- friendly Cruise Documents

Preparing for your Holland America Line cruise is now easier, faster and more convenient than ever. With Express Docs, your cruise documents are available up to 50 days before your cruise departure date, and you can print part – or all – of your Express Docs whenit’s most convenient for you, 24/7. This includes your boarding pass, itinerary, any applicable vouchers, and if you booked air with Holland America Line, air travel information. Your information is encrypted, secure, easily updated and ready to email or print for yourself, family and friends as often as you wish. No more waiting for printed cruise documents.

What’s more, since our eco-friendly cruise documents are delivered electronically, they help save paper and conserve precious fossil fuels.

Visit hollandamerica.com for more information.

To learn more about Holland America Line’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation in all of our operations, visit hollandamerica.com/sustainability.

VACCINATIONS

Vaccination requirements change frequently. These requirements are established by the countries you are visiting and not by Holland America Line. For this reason, you should contact your local physician, Health Department and/or travel medicine clinic to discuss vaccination requirements for all countries on your itinerary.

Mosquito-borne Illnesses: Malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and Chikungunya are found in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Guests should always travel with appropriate clothing and mosquito repellent with DEET or Picaridin to reduce the risk of mosquito bites. In addition, please check with your primarycare provider or local travel medicine clinic to see what, if any, vaccinations or other measures are recommended for your specific itinerary. Be certain to bring along a record of all your vaccinations. Check with your health care provider at least six to eight weeks prior to departure, as vaccination requirements and recommendations may change.

Yellow Fever: Many Yellow Fever immunization requirements are based on traveling from one “infected” or “endemic” country to another. It is also a good idea to bring along a record of your immunizations, as requirements for immunizations may change.

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FAQs

What questions should I ask before booking a cruise? ›

10 Questions to Ask Your Cruise Line Before You Book
  • What is included in the fare? ...
  • Do I qualify for any discounts? ...
  • Can I save if I tweak my travel dates? ...
  • What are cabins like in the next category up — and down? ...
  • What's the best cabin in my category? ...
  • What can I book in advance? ...
  • What are my options for dinner seatings?

What should you prepare prior to travel in cruise? ›

How to Prepare for Your First Cruise
  1. Make Sure Your Travel Documents Are In Order.
  2. Contact Banks & Get Local Currency.
  3. Create Your Packing List.
  4. Start Planning Your Excursions & Adventures.
  5. Get To Know Your Ship.
  6. Make Specialty Restaurant Reservations.
  7. Pencil In Your Spa Appointment.
  8. Stock Up On Medication.

What are the questions asked in cruise interview? ›

Common interview questions might include 'Can you tell us a bit about yourself? ' or 'Why do you want this job? ' Meanwhile, job-specific questions could include: 'What skills can you bring to this cruise line?

What do first time cruisers need to know? ›

10 Things Every First-Time Cruiser Should Know
  • Prebook activities before you leave home. ...
  • Plan to arrive at your departure city a day or more before the cruise. ...
  • Pack a carry-on bag. ...
  • Switch your cellphone to airplane mode. ...
  • Don't assume the cruise is all-inclusive. ...
  • Pace yourself. ...
  • Understand automatic gratuities. ...
  • Watch the clock.
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What are the top 10 cruise questions first time cruisers are shy to ask? ›

Top 10 cruise questions first time cruisers are too shy to ask
  • How much food can I order at the main dining room? ...
  • Can I change tables if I don't like the people sitting with us at dinner? ...
  • Should I pack beach towels for the cruise? ...
  • How do I get a chair by the pool? ...
  • Do I have to tip everyone?
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How many interviews does Royal Caribbean have? ›

Phone or Webcam Interviews

The interview process generally takes applicants through at least three separate interview sessions. Interviews often take place by phone or webcam, especially for candidates residing far from the main ports or offices of the cruise line.

How do I prepare for a cruise 2022? ›

  1. 8 Tips For Preparing to Cruise in 2022. By Orlando Martinez. ...
  2. Know the cancellation policies before you book. ...
  3. Buy travel insurance. ...
  4. Plan to get a COVID-19 test before your cruise. ...
  5. Begin the check-in process for your cruise ASAP. ...
  6. Stay informed. ...
  7. Boost your family's health. ...
  8. Bring whatever you need to feel safe and healthy.

How do I get the most out of my cruise? ›

Top 10 Ways to Take Your Cruise to the Next Level
  1. Tip 1: Enjoy a Pre-Cruise Splurge.
  2. Tip 2: Upgrade Your Cabin.
  3. Tip 3: Arrange an In-Cabin Surprise.
  4. Tip 4: Find Memorable In-Port Activities.
  5. Tip 5: Turn Dinner Into an Event to Remember.
  6. Tip 6: Dress Up on Formal Night.
  7. Tip 7: Treat Yourself (or Someone Else) to a Splurge.

What is 3 bucket system in housekeeping? ›

The 3 Bucket System. This is a procedure for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing where a different bucket and sponge or mop is used for each task.

What is your weakness best answer? ›

Answer “what is your greatest weakness” by choosing a skill that is not essential to the job you're applying to and by stressing exactly how you're practically addressing your weakness. Some skills that you can use as weaknesses include impatience, multitasking, self-criticism, and procrastination.

Why do you want to join cruise? ›

One of the main reasons people choose to work on cruise ships is the chance to travel to many places they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. Since they live on the ship, they receive room and board as part of their compensation. They travel the world without paying for expensive hotels and food.

What is the best side of a cruise ship to be on? ›

starboard side of the ship is best to stay on. Your decision will depend on a variety of factors, from your stateroom type to your cruise itinerary. Here are helpful tips for choosing which side of the ship will suit you best.

Which cruise line is the most casual? ›

7 cruise lines where you don't have to dress up for dinner
  • Windstar Cruises. We refer to Windstar's laid-back style as 'the Big Chill'. ...
  • Scenic Eclipse. ...
  • Silversea Expeditions. ...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. ...
  • Ponant. ...
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
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What stateroom is best on cruise? ›

Suites: If you're looking for luxury on your cruise, suites offer the most space and best room locations, often with separate living and sleeping areas. They generally feature large balconies, and extra amenities and perks. In other words, a suite can be considered the best cabin on any cruise ship.

How long does it take to go on a first cruise? ›

The ideal cruise length for a first-timer

A week or so is the sweet spot for most first-time cruisers, which will offer two or three ports. Three-day sampler itineraries won't allow you to explore more than one destination, and you can't decompress as thoroughly, either.

What is ship time on a cruise? ›

Contributor. One could argue that "cruise ship time" is a whimsical way of referring to freedom from time pressures while on a cruise. You may, however, find that the term specifically refers to the hour of the day on the ship, as opposed to the hour of the day in any specific port of call.

How should I dress for a cruise interview? ›

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What benefits do Royal Caribbean employees get? ›

Perks and Benefits at Royal Caribbean Group
  • Health Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Vision Insurance.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Short-Term Disability.
  • Long-Term Disability.
  • Wellness Program.

How long does Royal Caribbean background check take? ›

Background checks

Youth Staff: Hire Right will be conducting your full background check. This can take up to 4 weeks. Please ensure that any emails or phone calls from either Royal Caribbean or Hire Right are answered as soon as possible. Failure to do this may result in your application being delayed or withdrawn.

What can go wrong on a cruise? ›

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  • You literally miss the boat. ...
  • Your luggage gets lost. ...
  • You're asked to report to the "naughty room." ...
  • You forgot to bring formal attire. ...
  • You didn't turn off data roaming. ...
  • You get seasick. ...
  • You tour independently, arrive at port late, and miss the boat.
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Can I bring water to cruise ship? ›

Non-alcoholic beverages may not exceed 12 standard (17 oz.) cans, bottles or cartons per stateroom. Milk and distilled water brought on for infant, medical, or dietary use are permitted.

How much money should I take on a 7 day cruise? ›

As a general rule, plan to have $50 to $100 each day in the local currency. Also, you may want to bring an extra $20 a day for tipping crew members. Make sure to include smaller bills for tips. Fifty to a hundred dollars a day should be enough to cover small purchases, tips and snacks at each port.

What do I need to know about cruising in 2022? ›

For those booked on a summer 2022 cruise -- or those just thinking of setting sail this year -- here are some things to consider.
  • New Ships May Be Delayed.
  • Crew Shortages Could Lead to Changes or Canceled Sailings.
  • Not Everything You Want Might Be Onboard.
  • Requirements Might Change Overnight.
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Is 2022 a good time to go on a cruise? ›

With the fate of the 2021 cruise season still unknown, now is the perfect time to book your cruise for 2022! If you are like many, you can't wait to start cruising again. Yes, we are eager to get back onboard a ship as soon as cruising resumes, but we are also realistic.

Should we go on a cruise in 2022? ›

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What should you not do on your first cruise? ›

On This Page
  • Don't pick the wrong cruise -- or cabin.
  • Don't pick the wrong travel companion.
  • Don't underestimate the power of the buffet.
  • Don't take packing lightly.
  • Don't go too hard on the alcohol.
  • Don't neglect the crew.
  • Don't spend your money on things you don't need.
  • Don't forget to save room for souvenirs.

Do cell phones work on cruise ships? ›

Yes, you can make calls, text, and even video chat from a cruise ship. In port, you can connect to local roaming networks. At sea, you can either make calls via a satellite connection or pay for the ship's Wi-Fi (also via satellite) and make Wi-Fi calls, text or video chat via the internet.

Can I text while on a cruise? ›

It's possible to send and receive text messages at sea on a cellular signal, as long as you have a signal through your ship's roaming network. (Just make sure you turn on data roaming in your settings.) Texting costs a lot less than a voice call -- usually in line with standard, international "pay as you go" rates.

What is the red bucket system? ›

For example, the red bucket may be assigned for washing, white for rinsing, and gray for sanitizing. The liquid are changed frequently so as to maintain the consistency of the solutions. A litmus paper test should also be frequently done on the sanitizing solution to ensure its effectiveness.

What is the difference between cleaning and sanitizing? ›

Cleaning – removes dirt, dust and other soils from surfaces. Sanitizing – removes bacteria from surfaces. Disinfecting – kills harmful bacteria and viruses from surfaces.

How do you mop with two buckets? ›

In a two-bucket system and protocol, the mop wringer is placed over one of the buckets, dedicated as the "waste" bucket, and the mop is never put into that bucket. The second bucket is used to hold the cleaning solution or rinse water if a rinse protocol is followed.

How do you handle stress and pressure? ›

2. Commit to a Positive Attitude
  1. Decide what you can do. Pinpoint which parts of the situation you have the power to change or influence for the better. ...
  2. Get support. Find someone to talk to about your situation. ...
  3. Care for yourself. Take especially good care of yourself when stress in your life is high.

Why do you want this job? ›

Focus on the job at hand

'I want this job because I have clear skills that will help me achieve...' 'This role will give me the opportunity to combine both my skills in [skill 1] and [skill 2] to achieve...' 'I love [job role specific task] and my last job took me away from that.

What are the greatest challenges in working in the cruise industry? ›

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  • Homesickness is a major problem for those working on a cruise ship, especially if they are new to the job. ...
  • Sea sickness can be a problem, especially if you're on a smaller cruise ship. ...
  • There's not much privacy if you're a member of the crew.

What are your best skills that you are bringing to this cruise job? ›

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  • Team work. Hundreds of people work on board a cruise ship at any given time. ...
  • Perseverance. Persistence can help a great deal in learning skills on board. ...
  • Attention to detail. ...
  • Adaptability & flexibility. ...
  • Patience. ...
  • Time management.
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How do I prepare for a long cruise? ›

They shared their best tips, which we now pass on to you.
  1. Check -- and then recheck -- the visas you need. ...
  2. Check your passport thoroughly. ...
  3. Get vaccinated. ...
  4. Purchase travel insurance. ...
  5. Make plans to keep in touch. ...
  6. Hit the bank. ...
  7. Consider a sitter. ...
  8. Pack appropriately.

What should I pack for a 5 day cruise? ›

What to Pack for a Cruise
  • Bring activity-appropriate clothing and shoes. ...
  • Bring a Back Pack or Beach Tote. ...
  • Bring Sunscreen and After-Sun Lotion. ...
  • Bring Your Own Toiletries. ...
  • Bring Medications for Upset Stomach and Motion Sickness. ...
  • Bring an Underwater Camera. ...
  • Bring Cash for Tipping. ...
  • Bring a Portable Back Up Battery Charger.

How many outfits should I pack for a 7 day cruise? ›

Bottom Line: As a rough guide, for a 7-night cruise you will need to bring enough clothing for at least 4 formal or semi-formal nights, a couple of casual evenings, pool and loungewear, and practical clothing for excursions on dry land.

How much cash should I take on a world cruise? ›

So How Much Cash Should I Take on a Cruise? As a general rule, plan to have $50 to $100 each day in the local currency. Also, you may want to bring an extra $20 a day for tipping crew members. Make sure to include smaller bills for tips.

How much luggage can you take on a world cruise? ›

The best news about packing is that there is no (reasonable) limit on how much you can bring on a cruise. Most cruise lines “encourage” each passenger to limit luggage to two suitcases, each one less than 50 pounds. In addition, you can also bring carry-on luggage (more on that in a moment).

What should I do two weeks before my cruise? ›

2 Weeks Before Sailing
  • Receive your cruise documents through the travel agent, or download them online. Examine them for accuracy (correct cabin number, sailing date, and dining arrangements); make sure names are spelled correctly. ...
  • Pay any routine bills that may be due while you're gone.

What should you not pack on a cruise? ›

Here are some of the major things you don't need to pack for a cruise.
  • Soap and Other Toiletries. Most ships are equipped with soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and shower caps. ...
  • Hair Dryer. Ships all come equipped with hair dryers. ...
  • Clothesline. ...
  • Beach Towels. ...
  • Dirty Laundry Bag. ...
  • Books. ...
  • Snacks. ...
  • Booze.

Do you carry a purse on a cruise? ›

Bring a small purse to hold your cruise card and camera when walking around the ship. I always like to have my camera with me so carrying a small purse means I don't have to always have it in hand.

What do you wear on cruises during the day? ›

What do you wear on cruises during the day? During the day, you can wear casual attire such as t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, sundresses, and skirts. If you're spending the day at the pool, you can also have lunch or dine in casual pool clothes at the snack bar located next to the pool deck.

What do you wear on a cruise at night? ›

For evenings, the recommended onboard dress is elegant casual for most ship venues. Suggested attire for men includes trousers and collared shirts (ties and jackets are optional but not required). For women, dresses, or skirts or slacks with sweaters or blouses are recommended.

What documents do you need to go on cruise? ›

U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises can enter or depart the country on the cruise with proof of citizenship. However, it is possible that one or more of the destination countries on your itinerary may require a passport to enter.

What clothes do you need on a cruise? ›

Which Clothes to Take for a Cruise
  • Slacks, jeans, or shorts depending on the destination.
  • Comfortable shoes or sandals to wear onboard the ship.
  • Appropriate swimwear, including extra swimwear to wear while one suit dries.
  • Swim covers if desired.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, or other comfortable, loose clothing.

What drinks are free on cruises? ›

On most mainstream cruise lines, however, only certain beverages are included in the fares. Complimentary drinks typically include tap water, basic coffee, tea (iced or hot), hot chocolate (from a packet or machine), milk and a selection of juices with meals.

Is food free on a cruise? ›

Your cruise fare always includes food for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a cruise ship. However, not all venues that offer food will be free. The main dining room and cruise ship buffet will always be included in your cruise fare, though a few specialty items might cost extra.

Do cruise ships have WIFI? ›

Yes, all cruise ships today offer an internet connection, but it might not be the seamless experience you've come to expect on land. For most of the many years I've been writing about cruising, the typical internet connection at sea hasn't just been slow.

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