8. Join a Cruise Roll Call
Joining a cruise roll call or facebook group for your specific cruise can be really helpful. In these groups, people will share information about the cruise and chat about the excursions and ports. You’ll also be able to “virtually” meet people before you go on your sailing. If you have questions about your cruise this is also a really good place to ask them.
You could find cruise line roll calls on the Cruise Critic message boards and on other online forums, as well as on Facebook.
9. Print Luggage Tags and Cruise Documents
Remember to print out your cruise luggage tags as well as your cruise documents, shore excursion confirmations and hotel reservations.
Even if you have them on your phone, if you don’t have Wi-Fi at some point it can get complicated. Having your hotel reservation printed it out, as well as any other reservations will give you peace of mind.
10. Alert Your Credit Card Company
And if you don’t travel often, it’s a good idea to alert your credit card company and let them know that you will be on a cruise and in certain cruise ports of call.
While some credit card companies don’t require you to do this, many people do report that they’ve had their credit card blocked or declined when travelling, especially if they made a large purchase.
Since you don’t want to have a problem, you may want to call your credit card and let them know, or see if you can update this on their website.