Here at Kane's Travel, we are delighted to have a huge range of cruise options available for booking for departure dates in 2022. (Click here to see all your options)

Cruising is a fabulous holiday option, with something to suit all tastes. But if you've never been on a cruise ship before, you might be wondering how the whole thing works....

Your First Cruise

What’s Included That Makes Cruising Great Value?

Your cruise fare often includes accommodation, meals throughout the day, room service, entertainment, and an endless array of activities for all the family from live music to kids entertainment, Plus, you won’t have to pay for costly airfare, trains, or transfers to get you from one city to the next. When you take everything into consideration you'll discover that you can actually save money by going on a cruise, as opposed to a land-based holiday.

Additional fees may apply for services such as specialty restaurants, shore excursions, laundry, etc.

Will I Get Seasick?

Larger ships are more stable with heavier weight and therefore are less prone to rolling motion. Most ships are so large and well-stabilised that it doesn’t even feel like you’re moving, especially in calmer waters such as Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Caribbean. The middle of the ship tends have less motion, as it is the natural balance point.

If you are prone to sea sickness, consider itineraries with fewer sea days. Port intensive cruises will give you the opportunity to spend more time on land. Consult your doctor for a drug or alternative remedy before you travel if you’re susceptible to motion sickness.

What Should I Wear?

Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and joggers is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates. We recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. You'll also want comfortable shoes for strolling on deck.

For evening dining, keep with what you would wear to a nice restaurant at home: skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies, pants and open-neck shirts for men. Cruises five days or longer often include at least one formal dining night: evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies and tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits for men.

Is There Phone and Internet Access?

Mobile phone service is usually available for use when the ship is at sea, in international waters, and in other areas where such use is permitted.

Your mobile phone provider must have a roaming agreement with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP)or Wireless Maritime Services (WMS). Please contact your provider for more details on rates and availability.

Internet access is available on most vessels. Please note that Internet access via satellite is significantly slower than high-speed connections on shore.

Is Cruising Safe?

All ships must follow rules and regulations to protect passengers' (and crewmembers') safety while onboard. Cruise ships are subect to frequent inspections to sure they comply with emergency-response requirements. There's often medica staff onboard in case of emergencies while out at sea. Ships operate under international rules that regulate everything from fire safety to navigation and maritime security.

What Is a Shore Excursion?

Exploring ports of call will be one of the highlights of your cruise, and one of the best ways to do this is on a shore excursion. You will find a variety of options available to suit your taste including family friendly options with discounted rates for children. Check with us to see what's included in your chosen cruise package.

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