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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do cruise lines welcome families with kids? 

More and more cruise vacations are booked by families with children.  As evidenced by the over 700,000 youngsters who cruise last year, most cruise lines provide plenty of supervised activities for kids, especially during school holidays.


Is there a charge for entertainment?  

Never.  On a cruise vacation, the entertainment is on the house.  There’s no cover, minimum, or charge for an admission ticket.  The shows are live, films first-rate and all included in your cruise fare.


What should I pack? 

Pack like you would for any resort.  Cruise vacations are casual by day, whether you're on the ship or ashore.  In the evening, ships vary as to dress.  As on shore, attire is dictated by occasion.  At the Captain’s Gala, for example, you’ll probably want to wear something more formal, such as a dark suit, or cocktail dress, perhaps even a dinner jacket or gown.


Is motion discomfort a problem? 

Rarely.  Popular cruise itineraries ply some of the calmest waters in the world.  In addition, stabilizers on modern ships, availability of advance weather information, and development of effective preventative medication have, for the most part, reduced or eliminated the incidence of motion discomfort.


Do I need a passport? 

Travel Documentation – Original birth Certificate and Certified photo ID (Driver’s License).  A passport is recommended, but not mandatory.

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