Whether you're a first time cruiser or a seasoned pro, no one really
ever knows all the answers to questions regarding a cruise vacation.
Browse through our Frequently Asked Questions or click on a topic for
Packing l Kids Programs l Dining l Gratuites
l Past Passengers
Air/ Sea Program l Travel Insurance l Payments
l Age Requirements
Cruise vacations are the best vacation value of all. In one purchase
you can select a cruise which includes shipboard accommodations, all
those delicious meals, evening entertainment, shipboard activities,
transportation to glorious ports of call, and luggage handling. You
don't have to wait until you get home to add up those credit card statements
and figure out how much your vacation really cost. For once, you will
know what your vacation will cost before you even go!
Cruises can be found nearly all over the world. Islands of the sunny
Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean, Aegean and Baltic seas of Europe,
Alaska and Canada, Hawaii, Australia and the South Pacific are most
popular. Check out some of our featured
destinations for great examples. Additionally, a cruise can be combined
with before or after land programs and hotel stays to add greater options.
We can do it!
Even the most popular ships sometimes have cabins available a few weeks
before sailing because of late cancellations. But to get the ship, itinerary,
sailing date or accommodations you want, you should plan and book four
to six months in advance. Many cruise lines will offer early booking
discounts for customers who plan ahead.
Far from it! Cruise ships range from a size capable of accommodating
as few as 100 guests to more than 2600 passengers. The atmosphere on
board may be simple to luxurious, casual to formal. We offer everything
from the river barge or paddlewheels to popular modern large size cruise
ships to the intimate luxury ocean liners.
There are many different types of accommodations. These may be referred
to as either cabins or staterooms, depending on the cruise line. Inside
cabins, oceanview cabins, cabins with balconies, suites, etc. Cabins
can accommodate 2, 3, 4 or even in some cases, 5. Handicapped cabins
are also available with sufficient planning. Dependent on your choice
of ship and availability, individual (single occupancy) cabins can also
It will probably take you a couple of days to discover everything the
ship has to offer. Program and shipboard activities exist for all ages.
Many cruise lines have excellent children's programs. Baby sitters are
also available for youngsters.
Variety also exists within sightseeing and shore excursions from some
very active and demanding, and some relaxed and carefree. Once aboard
your cruise ship, a myriad of entertainment opportunities await you.
Ship facilities cater to all tastes. Add to that the adventure of exploring
exciting ports of call. Cruise ships are like floating resorts with
many stimulating daytime activities and plenty to entertain you at night.
Or choose to relax and do nothing. It's all up to you.
Your cruise price includes your cabin, all meals (including the midnight
buffet!), entertainment, parties and, of course, all transportation
between all the ports on your itinerary. On most ships, alcoholic beverages
and optional shore excursions are not included in the basic price.
Never! Think of a cruise ship as a floating resort on par with any Las
Vegas megahotel. On-board activities begin at dawn and go into the wee
hours of the night. The scenery is constantly changing, and every port
is filled with new and exciting opportunities for exploration.
That depends on the ship, but generally the larger ships will have the
most activities. You may wish to lounge on deck by the pool with a good
book, sign up for exercise or cooking classes, swim, play bingo or bridge,
gamble in the casino, take in a Broadway-style floor show or a magician's
act, enter a talent show or a putting contest, take a dance class, get
a massage or attend a lecture.
Cruisewarehouse sells cruises that range from 3-night weekend escapes
to 110-night, around-the-world voyages.
Cruise lines usually offer both a cruise-only price and an AIR/SEA price
that includes connecting airfare, transfers between the airport and
ship and baggage handling. In some instances, only the cruise-only fare
is available. The prices shown on our site are typically cruise-only,
but our cruise counselors will gladly provide an air-inclusive price
That's a term that refers to anything you do off the ship, in port.
At every stop, you'll have the option of exploring the area on your
own or as part of a group with a planned itinerary. You might hike a
tropical rain forest in the Caribbean, fish for king salmon in Alaska,
tour Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, or take a sightseeing
Absolutely not. They range from yacht-like vessels with 100 passengers
to towering megaships with huge atriums and a maximum capacity of over
All cruises now require proof of citizenship. On some itineraries, a
certified copy of your birth certificate and a driver's license or government-issued
photo I.D. are sufficient, on others a passport is required. Visas may
also be required on the more exotic itineraries. Your cruise counselor
will advise you on documents you will need depending on your itinerary.
Not just suitable, they're perfect! Large cruise ships are now designed
with kids-only facilities, counselors, daytime activities and nighttime
baby-sitting. Children of all ages are welcome on most ships. Your cruise
counselor can advise you of the dwindling number of ships that are not
Cruising is very popular with single travelers, and cruise lines go
out of their way to make it easy for singles to meet and mingle with
other passengers. Some cruise ships offer single cabins, and most offer
a single supplement rate for double staterooms. In fact, on select sailings
we offer singles cruises with our own onboard host to organize exclusive
singles cocktail parties, mixers, games, group excursions, single-mingle
dining and more! You'll never have to feel alone on a cruise... unless
that's what you're looking for! Click here to see our singles cruise
You better believe it! More than ten million people will cruise in the
next year, and cruising routinely earns the highest ratings in customer
satisfaction among all vacation categories. Once you try it, you'll
A Day at Sea is a full day spent sailing between two ports. Most cruises
include one or more Days at Sea.