Before & After–Don't Miss The Ship!

Tips to make sure you are sipping your Miami Vice on the top deck Instead of watching your ship sail away from port 

January 2018

It’s happened to the best of us. We have it in our heads to arrive, get on board, and be smooth sailing on our cruise ship. Life sometimes serves us rocky moments that don’t guarantee an ideal embarkation day. But if you take a few suggestions, you can get it as close to perfect as possible. Or you can at least be waving from the ship and not trying to flag it down at departure. 


Give yourself an extra travel day or two 

If there is one tip our team feels is the most important it is this one. We can not stress how important it is to follow this rule. Don’t be a daredevil with your much anticipated vacation. What’s the most that could happen? A flat tire, broken down vehicle, canceled or delayed flight, rental problems. Need we go on? Leaving yourself plenty of time for embarkation reduces stress. 


Plan to arrive at least a day early, if not more. That gives you time to rest, grab a meal, and explore the city. It also leaves room to discuss your parking and shuttle options with the concierge. There are plenty of hotels and alternative lodgings near port. Airbnb and VRBO are two great services that deal with home rental. This is a great alternatives to your average hotel. This is perfect for travelers who want to arrive a few days early and stay in a nice house on the beach before they set sail on their voyage.  


Have backups for your wake up 

If you’re catching the cruise ship from an abroad destination, don’t rely on your smartphone alarm. Roaming, lack of service and time zone changes can cause problems with accurate time. Use your own alarm clock, like the MARATHON Travel Alarm Clock with Calendar & Temperature. You can also request a front desk wake up call just as a backup. 


Keep all your boarding documents in one place 

Digital is convenient, but technology still fails us. Keep all passports, required Visas, boarding passes, etc. together. You’ll need identification documents each time you leave and board the cruise ship. The Zero Grid Neck Wallet w/RFID Blocking makes carrying these papers easy and discreet.


Don’t Miss the Ship! 

If there is one tip our team feels is the most important, it is this one. And we can’t stress how important it is to follow this rule. Don’t mess with Father Time. Don't cut it close. Don't be a daredevil with your much anticipated vacation. What’s the worst that could happen? A flat tire, broken down vehicle, canceled or delayed flight, rental problems. Need we go on? Leaving yourself plenty of time for embarkation reduces stress. Get all your ducks in a row ahead of time.


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