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  You Haven't Lived Until You've Cruised!

Haven't Lived Until You've Cruised

Everyday, more and more people are discovering the all-inclusive pleasures of a cruise vacation. More singles, families, couples, honeymooners, second honeymooners and groups of friends are sailing away on the vacation of their lives. Last year alone, just under five million people enjoyed cruise vacations. When you add it all up, it's easy to see why.

The price of your ticket includes all of your meals and in-between snacks. All your onboard daytime activities and fun, use of sport and fitness equipment and facilities, nighttime parties and entertainment. Plus, a relaxing voyage to some of the most exciting and exotic places in the world.

You'll find a cruise ship is a floating resort, with all the things a fine resort has to offer and more. You'll meet new friends, people like yourself, who share the same tastes and interests. And, you can spend your days and nights being as lively or leisurely as you like.

The hassles of an ordinary vacation are completely eliminated in one convenient package. You don't have to worry about making dinner or nightclub reservations, running to make connections, packing and unpacking, or expensive surprises at restaurants and nightclubs.

You can just lie back and be completely pampered. Or go non-stop. Dine like never before. Enjoy one great show after another. Let your cares float away.

It's no wonder that more people are taking cruise vacations than ever before. And it's no wonder that, once they get a taste of cruising, they come back for more. Again and again.  As a matter of fact, cruises have a higher percentage of satisfied customers than any other vacation experience.

 

 

Is Cruising affordable and a good vacation value?

How does a cruise vacation price compare to a land resort vacation?
How long are cruises?
Where can I go?
What is the difference between the Western, Eastern & Southern Caribbean?
When is Hurricane season in the Caribbean?
Can I extend my vacation on land?
What is a Cruisetour?
Is cruising right for honeymooners?
Are all ships and cruises fairly similar?
Can I book on short notice?
What is a price guarantee?
What's the best time to take a cruise?
Do I need a passport?
Are there different classes of service?
What choices do I have in accommodations?
Will I get bored? Feel confined?
What's there to do in port?
Do I have to participate in the activities?
Do cruise lines welcome families with kids?
What's there to do at night?
Is there a charge for entertainment?
Is it easy to meet people?
Will there be people like me?
How do I find out what's going on each day?
How do I sign up for an optional shore excursion (sightseeing tour)?
But, what if I don't want to take a tour?
What should I pack?
Will I need a tuxedo?
Can singles have fun on a cruise?
Can I use my hair dryer or shaver?
What are different meal seatings?
Is cruise ship dining as good as I've been told?
Can I get a special diet?
What if I don't like my tablemates?
Are there non-smoking areas?
But I smoke, what ship is best for me?
How do I pay for on-board purchases?
Can we celebrate a "special" day?
Can we stay in touch with the outside?
What is the best cruiseline and ship for me?
What about tipping?
Are there medical services onboard?
Are there laundry services aboard?
Do cruise lines accept group bookings?
Are there meeting rooms onboard?
Can I extend my cruise vacation?
Is motion-discomfort a problem?
What is a guarantee price quote?
What is a guaranteed share?
It sounds too good to be true! Is it?
Where can I learn more about cruising?
How do I book a cruise?
Why should I book through Cruise Brokers International?
Who should I contact if I have questions that haven't been answered?

Is Cruising affordable and a good vacation value?

Yes! There are cruise vacations to suit every budget, from the cost-conscious to the most luxurious. Even more important, a cruise offers the best travel value for your money. Your price includes airfare & roundtrip ground transfers and assistance from the airport to the pier (optional), all meals, your accommodation, onboard daytime activities, use of sports & fitness equipment and facilities, nighttime parties and entertainment, children's programs, movies and much more! So for once, you'll know what your vacation will end up costing you before you go. (Additional expenses may include gratuities, cruise insurance, optional shore excursions, alcoholic beverages and sodas, boutique and duty free shopping purchases, casino gambling, ship-to-shore phone calls and faxes and personal services such as massage or hairstyling. Note: some luxury ships include the cost of gratuities, drinks and some shore excursions in their price). 

You don't need to pay for a rental car to get from one activity to the next because everything's right there on the ship. And whatever you choose to do, you'll be treated to fabulous, pampered service that would be hard to beat at even the finest hotels in the world.

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How does a cruise vacation price compare to a land resort vacation?

At a typical land resort, the cost of your room generally covers….the cost of your room. Dining, entertainment and most everything else cost extra. But with the all-inclusive pricing of a cruise, you can relax and enjoy yourself without constantly reaching for your wallet. 

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How long are cruises?

As long or short as you want. Itineraries range from three days to several months. The most common itineraries are 3, 4, 7, or 10 days. Whatever your desire, we'll do our best to find the cruise for you.

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Where can I go?

Where do you want to go? Cruises visit practically any destination accessible by water - Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, Europe, Hawaii, Bermuda, United States and Canadian Historic waterways and rivers, European romantic scenic rivers, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South Pacific, Greek Islands, Africa, Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Panama Canal, South America and much more…….

The best part of that wherever you choose to travel, you can visit a variety of different stops all on one cruise. There's no packing and unpacking as you move from place to place. No checking in and out of hotels to worry about. Just unpack once, and then sit back and see the world!

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What is the difference between the Western, Eastern, and Southern Caribbean itineraries?

Generally the Western and Eastern Caribbean sail from a port in Florida. The Southern Caribbean generally sails from San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

The Western Caribbean generally includes Jamaica (Ocho Rios or Montego Bay), Cancun, Grand Cayman, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel. These ports are also referred to as the Mexican Caribbean because, with the exception of Jamaica, they are on or near the Yucatan Peninsula (part of the Mexican land mass). 

The Eastern Caribbean consists of ports such as Nassau, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Maarten, San Juan and St. Croix.

The Southern or Deep Caribbean may include ports such as Barbados, St. Thomas or Aruba. Since these cruises begin further south into the Caribbean, they are able to visit islands such as Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Barts, Guadeloupe, Caracas, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago.

Longer cruises (10, 11, or 14-days) often combine the Eastern, Western and Southern ports together.

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When is Hurricane season in the Caribbean?

The National Hurricane Service states that hurricane season starts on June 1 and ends November 30. However, history has shown us that the greatest concentration of hurricane and tropical storm activity tends to be between late August and mid October.


Ships today are equipped with state-of-the-art modern communications systems. On the rare occasion your ship may be affected by adverse weather conditions the captain will re-route itineraries for the protection of passengers. 

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Can I extend my vacation on land?

Yes. If you would like more time to enjoy your vacation, we can arrange a pre- or post-cruise land package for you at the time you make your cruise arrangements.

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What is a Cruisetour?

A cruisetour is a combination of a cruise and land tour. It may include overnights in ports of call allowing you more time to explore the region or the nightlife on shore. It may also include stays in hotels either before or after the cruise.

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Is cruising right for honeymooners?

Without a doubt. Cruising offers an atmosphere that's just right for romance...cozy dinners for two, strolling on deck at sunset, dancing the night away (even under the stars) and so much more to remember forever. Most lines provide special services from Sunday or Monday departures to welcome champagne and breakfast in bed. (And, speaking of beds, most ships have them in double, queen, or king sizes!) Also, some ships offer special programs for performing a marriage ceremony or renewing your marriage vows in port on the ship or on a private Caribbean island.

Many honeymooners are attracted to the all-inclusive pricing of a honeymoon cruise. They can plan their budget in advance and not have the worry about extra costs for food, entertainment, etc. Special group arrangements can be made for your family and friends to join you. Cruise Brokers International will even set up a Bridal Registry so that your family and friends can choose to contribute to your honeymoon cruise costs.

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Are all ships and cruises fairly similar?

Far from it. Ships range from under 200 feet to over 1,000 feet. You can sail with anywhere from fewer than 100 fellow passengers to over 2,600. Experience atmospheres ranging from casual to formal, classically simple to ultra-deluxe. You can even choose between traditional propeller-driven craft, sail-assisted cruise ships, or even a paddle-wheel river boat.

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Can I book on short notice?

Even the most popular cruises sometimes have space available because of late cancellations. But, to get exactly the ship, cabin, and sailing date you want, you should plan and book early. Most cruise lines also offer early booking discounts for customers who plan ahead. Then, just sit back and anticipate all the fun you are going to have!

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What is a price guarantee?

A price guarantee means that if you book your cruise in advance, and at a later date a lower price becomes available, upon written request, the cruise line will match the lower price. Currently Holland America and Princess Cruises offer this guarantee.

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What's the best time to take a cruise?

Just about anytime, but it may depend on the destination you choose. The Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico are fantastic year-round, other destinations may be more seasonal, for example, Bermuda, April-October; Alaska, May-October; Australia/New Zealand November-April; Europe, April - November; Panama Canal, September - April; Antarctica, December - February; South America, December - April.

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Do I need a passport?

This depends on the type of cruise and your destination. You'll probably need at least some proof of citizenship and photo identification. You will receive complete information on required documents well in advance of your departure, so you will have plenty of time to make arrangements. 

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Are there different classes of service?

Today's cruise ships are "one-class". Everyone onboard can use all of the ship's facilities. The price of a cabin is based primarily on its size and location. Regardless of the category you book, you'll enjoy the same courteous service, menus, activities, and entertainment as everyone else onboard.

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What choices do I have in accommodations?

You can choose a cabin on an inside aisle of the ship or one with an ocean view. On many ships you can choose from a variety of cabins with private verandas, including special suites. Your Cruise Brokers International counselor will review your options with you and find the stateroom that's perfectly suited to your needs.

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Will I get bored? Feel confined?

Hardly. Being at sea gives you a feeling of freedom few places can offer. There's plenty of room. And it'll probably take you two or three days just to discover what's onboard. Plus, you get the added adventure of exploring new and exciting ports of call.


Cruise ships are like floating resorts with all the choices fine resorts have to offer. You can be by yourself and lie back in a lounge chair, breathe in the sea air, soak up the sun, read good books, or watch the ever-changing view. Or, you can join in exercise classes, dance classes, sports contests and other organized deck activities. Perhaps you can practice your tennis stroke or golf swing, or shoot some baskets. You can go for a swim, stretch out in the sauna or work out in the gym. You can see a feature movie, attend a lecture by renowned experts, play backgammon or bridge. And that's just when you're onboard! 

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What's there to do in port?

So much you'll have a hard time choosing! You can go off on your own. Or take a guided tour. You can search ancient ruins or hunt for shopping bargains. Ride a raft over river rapids, a bicycle down the side of a 10,000 foot volcano, or ride a horse across miles of hills and beaches. Climb a waterfall or pyramid. See the birthplace of civilization or listen to steel drum bands. Follow the footsteps of history or the wake of a water-skiing boat. If there's still time, play golf or tennis. Eat native foods. Learn how to windsurf. Sun and swim at some of the world's best beaches. Catch a record marlin. Sail, snorkel, or go scuba diving. Go to a nightclub or glittering casino. Take a cable car to the top of a mountain. Explore dark catacombs.


In short, a cruise is the easiest way to see new places and do all the things you dream of. Cruising is the perfect way to sample a number of destinations that you may want to return to for another vacation...and you never have to pack and unpack the destinations come to you!

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Do I have to participate in the activities?

On a cruise, you do what you want to. You can do everything. Or lie back and do absolutely nothing. It's your vacation. 

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Do cruise lines welcome families with kids?

More and more cruise vacations are booked by families with children. Most cruise lines make a special point of providing supervised activities for youngsters, especially during school holidays. If your children enjoy swimming, sports, games, crafts, movies, and the adventure of new places, they'll love a family cruise. You'll find the kids adapt to shipboard life with ease, and you won't have to wonder what they're up to every minute. The cruise staff will help keep them busy and entertained. Best of all, children generally travel at a substantially reduced rate.

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What's there to do at night?

At night, life aboard a cruise ship really turns on. There's dancing; live entertainment in nightclubs, discos and lounges; feature films; and parties with all your new friends. Most ships even have casinos. There are also many special events like the Captain's Cocktail Party, Passenger Talent Night, the Masquerade Parade, the Late Night Buffet (just for one last bite to tide you over 'til breakfast). And the night can go on as long as you want. Even until the spectacle of sunrise at sea.

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Is there a charge for entertainment?

Never. On a cruise vacation, the entertainment is on the house. There's no cover. No minimum. No charge for an admission ticket. The shows are live. The movies are first-rate. The variety is limitless.

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Is it easy to meet people?

A cruise ship is a great place to make new friends, because everyone's so friendly. The atmosphere is cordial, relaxed. And you'll have all kinds of things in common to talk about. At dinner. At cocktails. Around the pool. Or along the promenade rail. And don't be surprised if you find yourself making arrangements to meet them aboard ship again next year.

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Will there be people like me?

No matter what you've heard to the contrary, there's no such thing as a typical cruise passenger! All kinds of people take cruises... of all ages... from all walks of life... singles, couples and families. Passengers can vary from ship to ship and cruise to cruise. Just ask for advice on the best ship for you, based on your tastes and lifestyle.

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How do I find out what's going on each day?

A schedule of on-board activities will be delivered to your cabin daily. When you are visiting a port, you'll also receive information about key attractions.

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How do I sign up for an optional shore excursion (sightseeing tour)?

You'll receive detailed descriptions of each excursion with your cruise documents. You can pick up a sign-up form at the Shore Excursions Desk on board. The most popular excursions often sell out, so make your selections quickly!

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But, what if I don't want to take a tour?

Tours are optional, and the choice is always yours! You can do what you want in port. You will either tender (small boat to shore) or dock. It depends on the port and how many ships are there. But, if you do tender, it usually is done very efficiently.

Onboard ship they will review all the tours prior to arriving at the ports. These sessions are very informative and well worth attending to find out about sightseeing, transportation, shopping and various other tips. Even if you want to do it on your own, you may pick up some ideas.

Ship tours are usually well organized and usually well worth the money. We know sometimes you can do it cheaper on your own, but remember that you are also paying for a guide, admissions, etc. Not to mention peace of mind - the ship won't leave until all the tours are back. If you go on your own you may have to build in extra time to be sure you won't miss the ship.

If you're highly independent we're sure you can always do things on your own. But for the rest of us - the tours are just fine.

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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 (your cruise counselor can give you detailed information for the specific cruise you are taking). For 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. On shore, attire is dictated by occasion. Also, be sure to bring clothing for changes in the weather, along with your favorite pair of walking shoes.

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Will I need a tuxedo?

On some more luxurious cruises, formal dinners or parties are part of the fun. But don't buy a tuxedo just for the trip. If you do want to dress to the nines, many ships offer tuxedo rental services. Even on the most formal of ships, a dark suit and tie are fine for the dressiest occasions.

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Can singles have fun on a cruise?

Cruising is ideal for people traveling alone, because it's so easy to meet other people. In fact, most ships have parties just for singles early on, so you can start to be involved right away. Most ships also have single cabins as well as single rates for double staterooms. In many cases, a cruise line will even find you a roommate to share a double if you ask them.

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Can I use my hair dryer or shaver?

Most ships have 110-volt outlets in the staterooms. But do check with us to be sure. Many ships even feature hair-dryers in your cabin.

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What are different meal seatings?

Some ships' dining rooms can accommodate all passengers in one seating.  But, many ships have two seatings which differ only by time. To choose, just decide whether you prefer to dine earlier (approx. 6 - 6:30 PM), or later in the evening (approx. 8 - 8:30 PM), then have your Cruise Brokers Consultant request your preference when you book. Whichever seating you choose, remember that one of the best ways to make new friends is to ask for a large table. In addition, many ships offer alternative dining options. For example, theme restaurants such as Italian, Chinese, Japanese or Southwestern may be available on some ships in addition to the main dining room. Today a popular trend with some cruise ships is to "dine-when-you-please" whereby you can dine anytime you want, in any of the restaurants.

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Is cruise ship dining as good as I've been told?

Everything you've heard about cruise ship dining is true. You'll find a varied selection of entreés (appetizers, salads, soups, vegetables, and desserts, too) every time you sit down
. And there's virtually no limit on what or how much you can order. 


Just because your cruise ship offers plenty of delicious food doesn't mean you'll come home out of shape. You can choose low-cal, spa, or fitness menu selections that are just as tempting as the regular menu. You can also jog, do aerobics, work out in the gym, swim, golf, play tennis, and much more. 

 

Burning calories was never so much fun! Best of all, the one thing you'll never see on a cruise ship menu is a price!

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Can I get a special diet?

Most ships can accommodate salt-free, low-carbohydrate, Kosher, or other diet preferences. However, this request must be made in advance, so be sure to advise your CLIA-affiliated travel agent of this requirement when you book your cruise.

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What if I don't like my tablemates?

Rarely is this a problem. However, if you wish to move to another table, speak with the maitre d'. He'll make every effort to seat you with more compatible dining companions...discretely and politely.

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Are there non-smoking areas?

Today, virtually all ships have smoking and non-smoking table and/or sections in the dining rooms and lounges. In fact, many cruise ship dining rooms are now totally smoke-free, reflecting passenger requests. If you want your dining table in a non-smoking area, just tell your CLIA-affiliated travel agent. Onboard, in "open-seating situations," you can advise your waiter or the maitre d'.

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But I smoke, what ship is best for me?

Try Holland America. Most of their ships have dedicated smoking areas in the dining room.

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How do I pay for on-board purchases?

Although the vast majority of your vacation is included in the cost of your cruise, you will need additional funds for optional expenses such as shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, purchases at on-board shops, massages and other beauty treatments. Upon boarding the ship, guests establish an on-board account for these types of expenses, which they may settle at the end of the cruise with a major credit card, cash or travelers checks.

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Can we celebrate a "special" day?

Absolutely! Most cruise lines will even treat you to a complimentary cake and a chorus of Happy Whatever to honor the occasion. Your birthday or anniversary can be more festive with champagne, flowers, canapes, wine or cheese. You can even arrange for a special private party. All you have to do is advise your travel agent in advance.

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Can we stay in touch with the outside?

Quite easily. Most ships have a daily newsletter with news, headlines, selected stock quotes and sports scores. Staterooms on many ships are even equipped with televisions. While most ships now have telephones in passenger cabins, you can also call someone on shore through the ship's radio operator while at sea. And, you can make phone calls from most ports. In addition, many ships have fax capabilities. A few ships even offer computer labs so you can keep up on your e-mail correspondence!

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What is the best cruise line and ship for me?

Well, it depends!! Everyone has different priorities on what they want from their vacation. Interests, wishes and needs may vary widely. Some considerations may be: Price, Itinerary, Ships (size, age, accommodations), Passengers interests. 

Fortunately, there is a lot of information available to help you make your decision. Your Cruise Brokers International agent will be glad to help you. There are also cruising guides available at bookstores and libraries, recommendations from friends, and most importantly, the cruise brochure.

Consider the following factors and share your preferences with your Cruise Counselor:

*  Are you excited by the mega-ships or would you feel more comfortable on a smaller ship? For the peak of relaxation, consider a smaller ship with fewer ports-of-call.  New ship or old ship? The new ships are most impressive from the outside, offer more deck space, larger public areas and improved cabins and bathrooms. They will almost certainly be the choice of anyone who appreciates the latest innovations. Older ships have been re-built, refurbished and updated. They provide a more classic cruise experience and can offer considerable savings.


*  Are you looking for optimum tranquility or lots of activity? Some ships offer dozens of planned activities each day and an energy level that appeals to many people. Other ships are more conducive to relaxation and quieter activities.

*  Do you like to be among people in your own age group or is a wide age mix more interesting? Ships with a good passenger age mix are best for families and groups with members of different generations. If you want a vacation from your kids, don't book a ship full of other people's.

*  What children's programs are offered? Families should consider the needs and likes of all children in the family. Some ships offer many activities for teenagers and less for young children; others are the opposite. If you want childcare so you can enjoy nighttime activities, ask about availability, cost and qualifications.

*  How important is the dining experience? For most people, it is incredibly important to their total cruise enjoyment. All successful cruise lines serve plentiful arrays of good food but there are distinct variations in their levels of excellence.


*  How important is the casino? If you love Las Vegas, make sure the ship you book has a casino large enough to challenge you with enough games and tables.


*  What is the smoking policy? You can request smoke-free cabins on some lines. All ships have non-smoking areas and most have major smoke-free zones. Ask about policies for casinos, lounges and showrooms. Rules will be more relaxed on lines that attract a significant percentage of international travelers. Smoking is increasingly restricted in dining rooms. If you absolutely cannot stand a whiff of smoke pass by, you could opt for the new "Paradise" Carnival Cruise Lines ship, which is the first ship purposely built to be a non-smoking ship.


*  What cabin should I choose? Inside cabins offer the most economical options. However, an oceanview room allows for sweeping views of the ocean and scenery. Natural lighting adds to the spaciousness of the cabin. The higher above the water line, the more expensive the cabin. On older ships, cabins mid-ship are most stable and free of noise and vibration. Sleeping accommodations vary from an upper and lower berth, two twin beds, (on new ships the twin beds can be joined together to form a king-size bed), or a double or queen size bed. Most cabins have showers only. On some ships you will have to book a suite to get both a bath and shower.

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It sounds too good to be true! Is it?

The one major complaint we hear over and over again is that cruises end far too soon! Beyond that, it's hard to find any negatives. After all, you don't have to run to make plane connections to get from one port to the next. You don't have the hassles of making dinner or nightclub reservations. You don't have the bother of packing and unpacking as you move from place to place. You don't get unexpected, expensive surprises at restaurants or nightclubs. You have a wealth of options for shopping, adventure, sightseeing, exploring, entertaining and sports activities. All you have to worry about is relaxing and enjoying your vacation. Most importantly, every crew and staff member onboard is dedicated to making your cruise vacation the best vacation of your life (until you top it next year with your next cruise!) 

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What about tipping?

Tipping is a matter of individual preference. A general rule of thumb is to plan for about $2.50
- $3.50 per person per day for your room steward and dining room waiter, and about half that amount for your busboy. (A few cruise lines include tipping in the price and will so inform you.) Other ship board personnel can be tipped for special services at your discretion.

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Are there medical services onboard?

Virtually every cruise ship (except for some smaller vessels operating in coastal waters) has a fully-equipped medical facility and staff to handle almost any emergency.

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Are there laundry services aboard?

Almost all cruise ships have laundry facilities and a great many provide dry-cleaning services. There is, however, an additional charge for professional laundry and dry-cleaning services. Most ships also have self-service launderettes.

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Do cruise lines accept group bookings?

Most lines will work with groups often at reduced rates depending on how many people are involved. Policies vary from company to company and sometimes during certain times of the year. Just consult us for details. 

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Are there meeting rooms onboard?

Just about every full size ship has public rooms to offer as meeting space for groups. If you'd like to make such arrangements, ask us to contact the cruise line's group sales department to coordinate schedules and arrange for any catering needs. Your ship may also be able to offer audio-visual equipment.

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Can I extend my cruise vacation?

Your Cruise Brokers International agent can arrange pre- or post-cruise land packages at the same time you book you cruise. Check the cruise line brochure for special add-on packages.

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Is motion-discomfort a problem?

Not really. The most popular cruise areas boast some of the calmest waters in the world. In addition, stabilizers on modern ships, advance availability of accurate weather information, and development of effective preventative medications have, for the most part, eliminated the incidence of motion discomfort.

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What is a guarantee price quotation?

Some cruiselines, on select lower categories, may offer a special price which will guarantee, at a minimum, a cabin in the category you booked, with the possibility of an upgrade to a higher cabin. A guarantee booking will not assign you a cabin number at the time of booking. The cruise line assigns the cabin number, at their discretion, just prior to sailing.

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What is a guaranteed share?

The cruiseline will guarantee to match you up with another person of the same gender and similar age. Instead of paying the single supplement you pay the double occupancy rate. In the event they cannot match you up, you end up with the cabin to yourself at no additional charge.

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Where can I learn more about cruising?

For starters, you may want to begin with two very resourceful websites,
CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association)  and Cruise Planner.  Many books dedicated to cruise vacations are available from local bookstores (Fodor's, Frommer's, Berlitz, etc.). You may prefer the convenience of shopping online at Amazon.com. Your library may also be a good source.

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How do I book a cruise?

We prefer to talk with you directly to get a better feel of what your needs, desires, interests and preferences are. Simply call Cruise Brokers International at 800-261-3487
or (864) 294-1133, and we will help you pick the cruise that fits your vacation schedule, tastes, and budget. If you have a very good idea on what you want and can provide all the necessary information so that we can give an accurate quote, you may prefer to send an E-mail quote request. All e-mail requests will be followed up with a phone call.

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Why should I book through Cruise Brokers International?

There are a number of reasons to book with Cruise Brokers International. Among them, prompt, courteous service from a certified Accredited and Master Cruise Counselor, and the best rates around! For more information about Cruise Brokers International, visit our
Company Profile.

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Who should I contact if I have questions that haven't been answered?

You can send an e-mail to
sales@cruisebrokers-intl.com, or call 800-261-3487 or (864) 294-1133

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A special thanks goes to CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) for providing us with answers to many of the above questions. Other questions have been added resulting from past client feedback.

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