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  • A Cruising We Shall Go .
  • This is the class
    A Cruising We Shall Go
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  • Your cruise guide is
    Roger Thomas
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  • And his lovely assistant
    Marilyn Thomas
  • Background:
  • Cruises:
  • Questions?
  • And now !!!!!!!!!!!
    for your viewing pleasure
    Carnival Cruise Lines
    presents the DVD:
    Bridge and Engine Tour!
    Approximately 15 minutes
  • Questions?
  • Class members introductions:
    Name
    Cruise experience
    What would you like out of this class?
  • Advantages of Cruising
    Easy
    Money Bargain
    Adventure
    Flexibility
    Rest
    Activities
    It’s a ship
  • Questions?
  • Disadvantages of Cruising
    Class Discussion
  • Disadvantages of Cruising
    Habit Forming?
    Can Be Cashless Society
    Gain Weight?
    Sick?
  • Questions?
  • Where to Go?Popular Cruises of U.S. Citizens
    Caribbean Alaska
    Europe Mediterranean
    Mexican Riviera Eastern Canada
    New England Hawaii
    South America Bermuda
    Nowhere the World
  • Caribbean courtesy of Holland America Line
  • Alaska courtesy of Holland America Line
  • European & Mediterranean courtesy of Holland America Line
  • Mexico Rivieracourtesy of Holland America Line
  • Eastern Canada & New England courtesy of Holland America Line
  • Hawaii courtesy of Holland America Line
  • South American courtesy of Holland America Line
  • Bermuda courtesy of Wikipeda
  • Nowhere/the World courtesy of the state of Florida and Holland America Line
  • Review
    Questions?
    Break time?
  • Photo courtesy of Wikipeda
  • Passports
    Almost All Cruises Require a Passport .
    Apply at Various Locations (next slide has web site) .
    More Costly if Needed Fast .
    Official Birth Certificate .
    Passport Photo (more info in two slides)
  • Passports
    Apply at Various Locations
    http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx
  • Passports
    Passport Photo:
    There are requirements, you just can’t use your favorite vacation photo.
  • Passports
    Passport Photo Requirements are located at:http://travel.state.gov/passport/guide/composition/composition_874.html.
    You can do it yourself or .
    You can go to AAA, Walgreen’s etc.
  • Informative web site, there are others
    http://www.passportinfo.com/faq.htm
  • Questions?
  • Kinds of Cruises:
    Length:
    1 day to 109 days .
    Style:
    Mainstream (think Loveboat)
    Premium / luxury
    Education / adventure
  • Questions?
  • When To Go:
    Cruises are available year round. However, the best money deals are usually found:
  • Best money deals:
    Alaska: April, May, September
    Bermuda: May, Sep
    Caribbean: Sep, right before Christmas, 1st and 2nd weeks of Jan, Apr to Jun
    Europe: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
    Generally: fall, Sep – mid Dec, except Thanksgiving week
  • When To Go:
    Cruises are available year round. However, the off (slow) seasons typically are:
  • Off Seasons:
    Alaska: April, May, September
    Bermuda: May, September
    Caribbean: September to right before Christmas, the 1st and 2nd weeks of January, April to June
    Europe: April, May, September, October
    Typically: September to mid-December (except Thanksgiving week) are cruise line’s slowest months.
  • The difference between LOW and high season:
  • The difference between low and HIGH season:
  • The difference between low and HIGH season:
  • The difference between LOW and HIGH season:
    Said in a different way:
    Photo courtesy of Wikipeda
    Low
    High
  • Travel Warnings:
    State Department’s travel home page:
    http://travel.state.gov/index.html
    Travel warnings:
    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
  • Travel Warnings:
    Health information, vaccinations required and more:
    http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx
  • Questions?
  • Booking Options:
    Directly With Cruise Line .
    Directly on Internet .
    Travel Agent
    Best Customer Service
    Possible Price Breaks
  • What to Book:
    Cruise .
    Airline Tickets .
    Hotel .
    Excursions .
    Pre-Post Activities
  • Questions?
  • Which Cruise Line?
    Only 3 major cruise lines
    and …
    several smaller ones
  • Which Cruise Line?
    Carnival Corporation (includes):
    Carnival
    Costa
    Holland America
    Princess
  • Which Cruise Line?
    Royal Caribbean Cruises (includes):
    Celebrity
    Royal Caribbean International
  • Which Cruise Line?
    Star Cruises Group (includes):
    NCL America
    Norwegian Cruise Lines
    Orient Lines
    Star Cruises
  • Which Cruise Line?
    Mainstream,
    refer to handout for particular cruise lines.
  • Which Cruise Line?
    Premium / luxury,
    refer to handout for particular cruise lines.
    Service is the key to the additional price !
    Photos courtesy of Wikipeda QM2 of the Cunard Line
  • Which Cruise Line?
    Education / adventure,
    refer to handout for particular cruise lines.
  • Questions?
  • What Size of Ship ?
    Mega: 1,751 Passengers & Above
    Glitz
    Med Size: 700 – 1,750 Passengers
    Can Go to Smaller Ports
    Small: 699 Passengers & Less
    Can Go to Even Smaller Locations
  • Size does make a difference:
  • Mega Ship:
    ms Noordam
    Passenger capacity   1,918Crew members   800Length   935 feetBeam   105.8 feetMaximum speed   24 knots
  • Mid Size Ship:
    ms Prinsendam
    Passenger capacity   793Crew members   443Length   669 feetBeam   106 feetMaximum speed   22 knots
  • What Size of Ship ?
    Small: 699 Passengers & Less
    Can Go to Even Smaller Locations
  • Small Ship: (MWA has 12 ships available, photos are not the French)
    Schooner Lewis R French
    Passenger capacity   22Crew members   6 ?Length   not very longBeam   not very wideMaximum speed   wind driven
  • Questions?
  • Cabins:
    Price
    Size
    Location
    Inside Cabin
    Outside Cabin
    Balcony
    Ocean View
  • Cabins: Price
    How much do you want to spend?
    Generally, the higher up you go the more expensive.
    And the further outboard you go, the more expensive.
    Of course, price is for more than just the cabin.
  • Cabins: Size
    How big do you want?
    How small do you want?
  • Cabins: Size examples on the HAL’s ms Zuiderdam
  • Cabins: Size examples on the HAL’s ms Zuiderdam
    Penthouse Verandah Suites Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows. Category: PS* 1318 sq. ft. with verandah.
    Sat Dec 1, 20077
    7-DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN
    ms Zuiderdam
     Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    2 people:
    $4,267.92 / person
    That’s about $8,600 total book price, but who pays book?
  • Cabins: Size examples on the HAL’s ms Zuiderdam
    Large or Standard Inside Staterooms 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Category: I, J, K, L, M, MM, N, NN* 143-207 sq. ft.
    Sat Dec 1, 20077
    7-DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN
    ms Zuiderdam
     Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    2 people:
    $667.92 / person
    That’s about $1,400 total book price, but who pays book?
  • Cabins: Location, Inside
  • Cabins: Outside, balcony
  • Cabins: Outside, ocean view
  • BEWARE of the dreaded obstructed “ocean view window”!
  • Examples of obstructed view view window
    There are staterooms with windows behind them there lifeboats !
  • Questions?
  • Dining Options
    Early or Late Seating
    Size of Table
    # of Dining Companions
    Your Ages
    With or Without Children .
    Free Style Dining
    May Need Reservations
    Special Restaurants May Have Surcharge
  • Dining Options
    Don’t forget room service !
  • Dining Options
    Dining Attire .
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  • Questions?
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
    Suggested to Buy .
    Protect Your Investments
    Health .
    On Ship or Off
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel
    Cruise .
    Airline Tickets .
    Bags
    Hotels .
    Cancellation Possibilities
  • Questions?
  • Money Matters
  • Money Matters
    No Cash Needed on Ship .
    Room Key - Your Credit Card on Ship .
    Gambling
    Spa
    Store Purchases
    Pop or Alcoholic Drinks
    Safe in Room for Cash & Documents
  • Money Matters
    Cash or Traveler’s Checks .
    Excursions .
    Cabs, Shuttles, and other tips .
    Traveler’s Checks are replaceable
  • Questions?
  • Selecting Excursions
  • Selecting Excursions
    You might book Online w/Cruise Line .
    Book Early
    Excursions Sell Out .
    Will Be Charged to Tab On-Ship .
    Excursion Choices for Each Port .
    Tickets In Cabin
  • Selecting Excursions
    If NOT Booked w/Cruise Line .
    Port Changes Do Not Cancel Excursions .
    If You Get Back Late – Miss Ship
  • Review of the night.
    Questions?
    Preview of the next class.