First Time Cruisers

When do I need to make my deposit and make my final payment?

Typically, your deposit is due up to 5 days after your agent makes your reservation. Final payments vary by cruise line, but are typically due anywhere from 130 to 75 days prior to your departure date. Your agent will advise you of your final payment date and send a reminder. 

It is a good idea to make note of this final payment date on your calendar, along with a reminder. If you miss making your final payment date, you may forfeit your deposit. 

Additionally, also make special note of the cancellation terms and conditions and when cancellation penalties begin to apply – sometimes cancellation penalties begin before you make your final payment. 

What documents do I need to bring?

Bring your ID: 

  • For international travel bring your passport books. Bring copies of all travelers’ passports and keep them in a separate place from actual passports.
  1. You may need a VISA for certain destinations; obtain well in advance of travel dates
  2. Your passport needs 6 months of validity from your RETURN date
  3. You must have at least 3 unused pages for stamps (additional blank pages if traveling to multiple countries)
  4. You may need proof of covid vaccination.
  • For domestic travel, bring your REAL ID (Driver’s license with a gold star) or passport
  • For cruises that depart and return to SAME port in the USA with stops in other countries: we strongly recommend bringing your passports. While it is technically possible to travel with a raised seal birth certificate and REAL ID, it is not recommended.