Find Cruise Ships
Do you think about a new vacation adventure for you and your family? Why not take a cruise to the Caribbean, Alaska, or somewhere exotic? A cruise ship is like one big amusement park. It has everything for everyone. There is entertainment for the entire family including the kids. Some people may assume a cruise is for couples only or for retirees who are ready to sail across the globe. Oh no, you can go by yourself, with a friend, as a couple, a family, or even with your co-workers. There is one thing for sure you will end up saying, I had fun and will do it again.
Many Caribbean cruise tours usually include many stops on one trip. For example, you can stop at a port in the Bahamas one day and at Cozumel the next day on Enchantment of the Seas. Or, if you want to visit Jamaica or Puerto Rico, you can hop on the Jewel of the Seas. You have a fleet of cruise ships to choose from to visit your next dream destination. Most cruise packages will start with 2-5 nights and can go all the way up to two weeks. You can choose the one best for you.
You can embark on your world tour from any port in the US or fly to any other place in the world to start your journey on the cruise to select. The Mediterranean Sea is one on many sites to set sail. If you prefer to take one from New Zealand, Australia, or South Africa, go right ahead. Another fantastic journey to experience in Alaska. If the Aurora lighting is on your bucket list, then an Alaskan tour is the one to take.
There are many cruise lines available that offer reasonable prices for a vacation on the water. Here is a list of the different cruise lines and their destinations.
Cruise Lines and Destinations
|Carnival Cruise Line||Large||Party, coupes, family||Caribbean, Central America, USA|
|Celebrity Cruises||Large||Couples, Family||Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America|
|Costa Cruises||Medium, Large||Couples, Party, Family||Asia, Caribbean, Europe|
|Crystal Cruises||Medium||Couples, Luxury, Family||Asia, Caribbean, Europe, North America,|
|Cunard Line||Large||Couples, Family||Asia, Caribbean, Europe, North America|
|Disney Cruise Line||Large||Family||Caribbean, Europe, North America|
|Holland America Line||Medium||Couples, Family||Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America|
Passport and Visa
Destinations in the Caribbean do not require a passport or visa for US citizens to visit. Any of these documents are not necessary if your cruise is a closed-loop journey. A closed-loop cruise is when the trip ends at the starting the same port. So, if you leave at a port in Miami and at the end of your trip you return to the same port, that is a closed-loop cruise.
However, if you will change ship at another port and return back to the US at a different port, you may require to present your passport for entry. If you have a trip where you will change the ship and don’t have a passport, apply for one using routine or expedited processing.
You may visit the nearest post office to submit your documents and wait 4 to 8 weeks for a new passport. Or, you may hire a private expeditor to get it in as little as 24 hours. If you choose to expedite the passport application, expect to pay more for a passport.
If you will travel to another country before you embark on a cruise, you may need a visa for entry. Like a passport application, your visa application can be expedited if your trip is sooner than the normal visa processing time. Look at this list to determine if the country you will visit require a visa to enter.