Cruise Planning Essentials Before You Go
Booking and taking your cruise should be fun. We believe that planning your vacation is a privilege for us and we take that responsibility serious. Finding the right ship, itinerary, ports of call, hotels, transfers, shore excursions to match your needs is job one. We try to create a blending between cruise ship and cruise customer. Your time and money are significant to us and it is important to find the right journey and voyage.
We offer many added values including; competitive pricing, special amenities, cabin upgrades, private shore excursions, shipboard credits and much more. Our Cruise Specialists know the various itineraries and fare structures and can guide you to the sailing, which will offer you the best value for your travel dollar.
Are you a past passenger of the cruise line you are selecting. Most cruise lines offer added value or discounts to their repeat clients. Another savings benefit, which is offered by some cruise lines, is a cruise pre-payment benefit. For example, Crystal Cruises will extend a 3.5% savings to any passenger who pays for their cruise in full at least 6 months in advance. Silversea also has a full payment discount plan. Paying by certain credit cards might allow you an additional shipboard credit or value added shore excursions.
Travel Insurance. We highly recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance either through the cruise lines or an independent insurance provider that we recommend. Travel insurance is designed to provide a wide range of financial protection and assistance services at very competitive rates. We purchase travel insurance on trips we take.
Travel insurance not only allows for reimbursement of penalties that could be assessed due to cancellations allowed by covered reasons, but also allows for medical reimbursement for accidents overseas where Medicare and most private insurance policies are not valid. Most travel policies cover travel delays, baggage protection, medical protection, emergency evacuation and worldwide assistance services.