When you’re looking forward to a cruise, vacation anticipation can make it easy to forget some important things you should do before you leave home. Here are some items for your cruise preparation checklist; completing them will help you enjoy your voyage to the fullest.
in online. You may be able to check-in for your cruise as early as 90 days before
you sail. Visit your cruise line’s website to complete the check-in process. You
may need to enter your passport information; you can also provide credit card details
to make it easy to purchase items on board. When you check-in, you may also be able
to make reservations for shore excursions, spa treatments, and specialty
the cruise line’s app. This is a convenient way to access cruise information on
your mobile device. You may be able to use the app to check in or to complete a
virtual muster drill (a required safety drill). Once on board, you can use the
app to view daily schedules and more.
for the care and security of your home. This may include pet and plant care. If
you have a home alarm service, let them know when you’ll be away. Let your
credit card provider know, too, to help avoid any payment denials when you want
to make purchases while cruising. And just before you leave, give away any
perishable food that’s in your kitchen.
a packing list. Try on all the clothes on your list to make sure they fit well,
especially if you haven’t worn them recently. Be sure to include prescription
medications and must-have toiletries on your packing list.
that you have all necessary documentation. Ask your professional travel advisor
if you need to take your passport or birth certificate with you – different
cruise lines and destinations have different requirements. You should also
bring along the luggage tags and boarding passes provided by the cruise line
(they may be mailed to you, or you may need to print them from an email).
your transfers. If ground transfers aren’t included in your cruise package, think
about how you’ll get to your flights, to your pre-cruise hotel (if you’ll arrive
the day before embarkation), and to the ship itself. Taxis and rideshare
services may be readily available, but some advance planning can help avoid
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