Things You Need To Know Before Going On A Cruise

If you are a newbie to a cruise holiday, then you may have a lot of questions. We hope that this advice article will help to fill in some of those questions you may have about before your travel.

 

Passport

When going on a cruise holiday, it is important to check that your passport has at least six months left from the date of your return. Cruise companies have very strict rules when it comes to passports, so if you have a passport that is coming to the end of its expiry date then it’s important to get a new one.

 

Car Parking

If you are travelling from a UK port, then it’s important to check to see if you have been given free car parking. Some tour operators and cruise companies offer free parking as a special offer, so it is always important to check. If they don’t offer this, or if you are flying from a UK airport then check car parking comparison sites to get the best deals.

 

Visas

When booking a cruise holiday always check with the agent to make sure you don’t need a Visa. If you do require a Visa, then make sure this is sorted out in plenty of time.

 

E-Tickets

E-Tickets have become more common with tour operators. Some people love them while others hate them. Most of the cruise operators now use E-Tickets.

 

Travel Insurance

It still shocks me to this day how many people don’t buy travel insurance. Travel Insurance is vital, no matter if you are going on a beach holiday or a cruise, you should always purchase travel insurance to keep you covered. If going on a cruise and you suddenly come down ill and need hospital treatment, and don’t have travel insurance then it could cost you thousands of pounds, and even tens of thousands of pounds. You can use travel insurance comparison sites to get the best deals.

 

Online Check-in

Online Check-in has become a modern thing, everyone is now introducing it including cruise companies. You can simply go online and check in, very simple and very quick.

 

Safety For Your Home While Away On A Cruise

It is important when you go on a cruise holiday then you don’t put your home in danger from criminals which could result in your insurance not paying out if you have been burgled. Insurance companies have a clause in their contract with you that says it’s your responsibility to make sure your home is secured. Now, this clause is wide open to interpretation and is now being used by insurance companies to refuse to pay out.

 

Insurance companies are using this clause to refuse to pay out to people who have gone on holiday and advertised the fact on social media. If an insurance company finds out you have advertised that you are going away and given details that could be used by criminals, then they could refuse to pay out if your home has been burgled. Luckily not many insurance companies have refused to pay out, but insurance experts have predicted that more insurance companies will use this loop hole to save money.

 

If you are going on a cruise holiday, then have a great time and don’t forget to share your holiday snaps on our official twitter page. @In2townmagazine