Cruise Tips

Here are some short tips for cruises, whether new or old. If you have a tip, please post them in the comments. We will try and add as many cruise tips as we can

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother from Blyth, Northumberland, has been hit with a £50,000 bill for an airlift to hospital from a Marella Discovery 2. (according to the Telegraph 31st January 2018). You must be properly insured and check it is, and update your EHICard. Martin from the money program is shouting about this too now as over 5...
  Disaster, read before you book your wedding, please read. First, I' m not saying that there was a little inside knowledge somewhere, but the Sally Katz  adventure romance novel, Her Perfect Storm has an amazing same sex marriage within the fast moving story. It was an outrageously wonderful and detailed ceremony foreshadowing same sex marriages being allowed at sea. But, alarm...
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When you finish your transit flight, your bags go to the ship. You are not normally immigrated to the country, especially in Barbados etc when going to the Caribbean. You are taken on a bonded coach, like bonded cargo to inside the shipping terminal, so still not in the country. There you queue to be immigrated onto the ship, your...
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Cruising is about dressing up for most people, but you can dress down, it's all about choosing the right area of a ship or the right ship and understanding the contract. Those who do dress up to enter dress code areas, expect the cruise operator to enforce the contractual terms they were promised. Those who do not wish to...
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Alternative Cruise Parking is one we have used and been very pleased with. They and others are just out of Southampton and they will coach you to the ship without problem. We have always had excellent service. Although now we have discovered the coach from Victoria, which we took while making this film as a cruiser's guide, we have never...
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Whether you are on a long cruise or a short cruise a huge part of the holiday is the ability to dress up. If you are going on your first cruise we have tips inc dress code here. Whether evening or cocktail dress, smart casual or open neck shirt there might just be a need to run a iron...
CRUISING can be all about dressing up Getting Suited and Booted and the Ladies looking Divine  Many people with disabilities in chairs also make the effort, so what is DRESS CODE? When and where does it apply on Marella? At TUI MARELLA CRUISE lines they publish the following advice, and we quote.... Each of our restaurants has a Beachwear, Casual or Smart dress...
You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price, and why not, it is a great full-board holiday. You can still dine in the main restaurants, dress up and enjoy black tie nights and see the great acts all in your holiday cost. You may be able to, in some cases argue that...
We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment at airports because a traveller has bought a bottle in duty-free with all the intentions of enjoying their holiday, and as they change planes the bottle is confiscated. Where have we seen that? Numerous airports:- South Korea changing planes for Australia, Fiji etc, Canada changing planes for the Pacific or down...
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The dress code does catch guests out. We have seem some very embarrassed faces on Black Tie nights when some passengers realise people do make the effort. We have seen many buy black suit and ties in the shop to comply, and some sitting, determined that they will ensure it does not apply to them until the officers on...