First Night of "A Cruising We Shall Go" class

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First Night of "A Cruising We Shall Go" class

  1. 1. A Cruising We Shall Go .<br />
  2. 2. This is the class<br />A Cruising We Shall Go<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Your cruise guide is<br />Roger Thomas<br />
  5. 5. And his lovely assistant<br />Marilyn Thomas<br />
  6. 6. Background:<br />
  7. 7. Cruises:<br />
  8. 8. Questions?<br />
  9. 9. And now !!!!!!!!!!! <br />for your viewing pleasure<br />Carnival Cruise Lines<br />presents the DVD:<br />Bridge and Engine Tour!<br />Approximately 15 minutes<br />
  10. 10. Questions?<br />
  11. 11. Class members introductions:<br />Name<br />Cruise experience<br />What would you like out of this class?<br />
  12. 12. Advantages of Cruising<br />Easy<br />Money Bargain<br />Adventure<br />Flexibility<br />Rest <br />Activities<br />It’s a ship<br />
  13. 13. Questions?<br />
  14. 14. Disadvantages of Cruising<br />Class Discussion<br />
  15. 15. Disadvantages of Cruising<br />Habit Forming?<br />Can Be Cashless Society<br />Gain Weight?<br />Sick?<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />
  17. 17. Where to Go?Popular Cruises of U.S. Citizens<br />Caribbean Alaska <br />Europe Mediterranean<br />Mexican Riviera Eastern Canada <br />New England Hawaii<br />South America Bermuda<br />Nowhere the World<br />
  18. 18. Caribbean courtesy of Holland America Line<br />
  19. 19. Alaska courtesy of Holland America Line<br />
  20. 20. European & Mediterranean courtesy of Holland America Line<br />
  21. 21. Mexico Rivieracourtesy of Holland America Line<br />
  22. 22. Eastern Canada & New England courtesy of Holland America Line<br />
  23. 23. Hawaii courtesy of Holland America Line<br />
  24. 24. South American courtesy of Holland America Line<br />
  25. 25. Bermuda courtesy of Wikipeda<br />
  26. 26. Nowhere/the World courtesy of the state of Florida and Holland America Line<br />
  27. 27. Review<br />Questions?<br />Break time?<br />
  28. 28. Photo courtesy of Wikipeda<br />
  29. 29. Passports<br />Almost All Cruises Require a Passport .<br />Apply at Various Locations (next slide has web site) .<br />More Costly if Needed Fast .<br />Official Birth Certificate .<br />Passport Photo (more info in two slides)<br />
  30. 30. Passports<br />Apply at Various Locations<br />http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx<br />
  31. 31. Passports<br />Passport Photo:<br /> There are requirements, you just can’t use your favorite vacation photo.<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Passports<br />Passport Photo Requirements are located at:http://travel.state.gov/passport/guide/composition/composition_874.html.<br />You can do it yourself or .<br />You can go to AAA, Walgreen’s etc.<br />
  34. 34. Informative web site, there are others<br />http://www.passportinfo.com/faq.htm<br />
  35. 35. Questions?<br />
  36. 36. Kinds of Cruises:<br />Length:<br />1 day to 109 days .<br />Style:<br />Mainstream (think Loveboat)<br />Premium / luxury<br />Education / adventure<br />
  37. 37. Questions?<br />
  38. 38. When To Go:<br /> Cruises are available year round. However, the best money deals are usually found: <br />
  39. 39. Best money deals:<br />Alaska: April, May, September<br />Bermuda: May, Sep <br />Caribbean: Sep, right before Christmas, 1st and 2nd weeks of Jan, Apr to Jun <br />Europe: Apr, May, Sep, Oct <br />Generally: fall, Sep – mid Dec, except Thanksgiving week <br />
  40. 40. When To Go:<br /> Cruises are available year round. However, the off (slow) seasons typically are:<br />
  41. 41. Off Seasons: <br />Alaska: April, May, September <br />Bermuda: May, September <br />Caribbean: September to right before Christmas, the 1st and 2nd weeks of January, April to June <br />Europe: April, May, September, October<br />Typically: September to mid-December (except Thanksgiving week) are cruise line’s slowest months. <br />
  42. 42. The difference between LOW and high season:<br />
  43. 43. The difference between low and HIGH season:<br />
  44. 44. The difference between low and HIGH season:<br />
  45. 45. The difference between LOW and HIGH season:<br />Said in a different way:<br />Photo courtesy of Wikipeda<br />Low<br />High<br />
  46. 46. Travel Warnings:<br />State Department’s travel home page:<br />http://travel.state.gov/index.html<br /> Travel warnings:<br />http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html<br />
  47. 47. Travel Warnings:<br />Health information, vaccinations required and more:<br />http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx<br />
  48. 48. Questions?<br />
  49. 49. Booking Options:<br />Directly With Cruise Line .<br />Directly on Internet .<br />Travel Agent <br />Best Customer Service<br />Possible Price Breaks<br />
  50. 50.
  51. 51. What to Book:<br />Cruise .<br />Airline Tickets .<br />Hotel .<br />Excursions .<br />Pre-Post Activities<br />
  52. 52. Questions?<br />
  53. 53. Which Cruise Line?<br />Only 3 major cruise lines<br />and …<br />several smaller ones<br />
  54. 54. Which Cruise Line?<br />Carnival Corporation (includes):<br /> Carnival<br /> Costa<br /> Holland America<br /> Princess<br />
  55. 55. Which Cruise Line?<br />Royal Caribbean Cruises (includes):<br /> Celebrity<br /> Royal Caribbean International<br />
  56. 56. Which Cruise Line?<br />Star Cruises Group (includes):<br /> NCL America <br /> Norwegian Cruise Lines <br /> Orient Lines<br /> Star Cruises<br />
  57. 57. Which Cruise Line?<br />Mainstream,<br /> refer to handout for particular cruise lines.<br />
  58. 58. Which Cruise Line?<br />Premium / luxury,<br />refer to handout for particular cruise lines.<br />Service is the key to the additional price !<br />Photos courtesy of Wikipeda QM2 of the Cunard Line<br />
  59. 59. Which Cruise Line?<br />Education / adventure,<br />refer to handout for particular cruise lines.<br />
  60. 60. Questions?<br />
  61. 61. What Size of Ship ?<br />Mega: 1,751 Passengers & Above<br />Glitz<br />Med Size: 700 – 1,750 Passengers<br />Can Go to Smaller Ports<br />Small: 699 Passengers & Less<br />Can Go to Even Smaller Locations<br />
  62. 62. Size does make a difference:<br />
  63. 63. Mega Ship:<br /> ms Noordam<br /> Passenger capacity   1,918Crew members   800Length   935 feetBeam   105.8 feetMaximum speed   24 knots<br />
  64. 64. Mid Size Ship:<br /> ms Prinsendam<br /> Passenger capacity   793Crew members   443Length   669 feetBeam   106 feetMaximum speed   22 knots<br />
  65. 65. What Size of Ship ?<br />Small: 699 Passengers & Less<br />Can Go to Even Smaller Locations<br />
  66. 66. Small Ship: (MWA has 12 ships available, photos are not the French)<br /> Schooner Lewis R French<br /> Passenger capacity   22Crew members   6 ?Length   not very longBeam   not very wideMaximum speed   wind driven<br />
  67. 67. Questions?<br />
  68. 68. Cabins:<br />Price<br />Size<br />Location<br />Inside Cabin<br />Outside Cabin<br />Balcony<br /> Ocean View<br />
  69. 69. Cabins: Price<br />How much do you want to spend?<br />Generally, the higher up you go the more expensive.<br />And the further outboard you go, the more expensive.<br />Of course, price is for more than just the cabin.<br />
  70. 70. Cabins: Size<br />How big do you want?<br />How small do you want?<br />
  71. 71. Cabins: Size examples on the HAL’s ms Zuiderdam<br />
  72. 72. Cabins: Size examples on the HAL’s ms Zuiderdam<br />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.<br />Sat Dec 1, 20077<br />7-DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN<br />ms Zuiderdam<br /> Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida<br />2 people:<br />$4,267.92 / person<br />That’s about $8,600 total book price, but who pays book?<br />
  73. 73. Cabins: Size examples on the HAL’s ms Zuiderdam<br />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.<br />Sat Dec 1, 20077<br />7-DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN<br />ms Zuiderdam<br /> Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida<br />2 people:<br /> $667.92 / person<br />That’s about $1,400 total book price, but who pays book?<br />
  74. 74. Cabins: Location, Inside<br />
  75. 75. Cabins: Outside, balcony<br />
  76. 76. Cabins: Outside, ocean view<br />
  77. 77. BEWARE of the dreaded obstructed “ocean view window”!<br />
  78. 78. Examples of obstructed view view window<br />There are staterooms with windows behind them there lifeboats !<br />
  79. 79. Questions?<br />
  80. 80. Dining Options<br />Early or Late Seating<br />Size of Table<br /># of Dining Companions<br />Your Ages<br />With or Without Children .<br />Free Style Dining<br />May Need Reservations<br />Special Restaurants May Have Surcharge<br />
  81. 81. Dining Options<br />Don’t forget room service !<br />
  82. 82. Dining Options<br />Dining Attire .<br />.<br />. <br />.<br />.<br />
  83. 83. Questions?<br />
  84. 84. Travel Insurance<br />
  85. 85. Travel Insurance<br />Suggested to Buy .<br />Protect Your Investments<br />Health .<br />On Ship or Off <br />
  86. 86. Travel Insurance<br />Travel<br />Cruise .<br />Airline Tickets .<br />Bags<br />Hotels .<br />Cancellation Possibilities<br />
  87. 87. Questions?<br />
  88. 88. Money Matters<br />
  89. 89. Money Matters<br />No Cash Needed on Ship .<br />Room Key - Your Credit Card on Ship .<br />Gambling<br />Spa <br />Store Purchases<br />Pop or Alcoholic Drinks<br />Safe in Room for Cash & Documents<br />
  90. 90. Money Matters<br />Cash or Traveler’s Checks .<br />Excursions .<br />Cabs, Shuttles, and other tips .<br />Traveler’s Checks are replaceable<br />
  91. 91. Questions?<br />
  92. 92. Selecting Excursions<br />
  93. 93. Selecting Excursions<br />You might book Online w/Cruise Line .<br />Book Early<br />Excursions Sell Out .<br />Will Be Charged to Tab On-Ship .<br />Excursion Choices for Each Port .<br />Tickets In Cabin <br />
  94. 94. Selecting Excursions<br />If NOT Booked w/Cruise Line .<br />Port Changes Do Not Cancel Excursions .<br />If You Get Back Late – Miss Ship<br />
  95. 95. Review of the night. <br />Questions?<br />Preview of the next class.<br />

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