5 Commonly Asked Questions

In an effort to assist those who are considering, planning, or already booked a cruise, I have answered many questions regarding cruising.  In answering those questions, I caution that there are some things that all cruise lines have in common, but there are other areas in which each cruise line differs.  Here, I have included a list of five commonly asked questions, as well as a list of some cruise lines and the corresponding links to how they address each question.  As usual, we hope that this is helpful. 

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What Are Some Ship And Stateroom Options? 

Carnival Cruise Line: https://www.carnival.com/cruise-ships.aspx and https://www.carnival.com/staterooms.aspx 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships 

Norwegian Cruise Line: https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships and https://www.ncl.com/why-cruise-norwegian/cruise-accommodations 

MSC Cruises: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Discover-MSC/Cruise-Ships.aspx and https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Discover-MSC/On-Board/Staterooms-Suites.aspx 

Princess Cruises: https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ships/ 

Celebrity Cruises: https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships and https://www.celebritycruises.com/things-to -do-onboard/staterooms 

Holland America Cruises: http://bit.ly/2pNBmob and http://bit.ly/2vjIImn 

Disney Cruise Line: https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships/ 

 

I Would Like To Learn More About The Onboard Program For Children/Youth? 

Carnival Cruise Line: https://www.carnival.com/onboard/seuss-at-sea 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-activities 

Norwegian Cruise Line: https://www.ncl.com/why-cruise-norwegian/family-cruises 

MSC Cruises: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Discover-MSC/Family-Cruises.aspx 

Princess Cruises: https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/onboard-experience/kids-and-teens/ 

Celebrity Cruises: https://www.celebritycruises.com/things-to-do-onboard/family-fun/overview 

Holland America Cruises: http://bit.ly/2fK0ad6 

Disney Cruise Line: https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/onboard-activities/list/youth-clubs/ 

 

What Are Pre-Paid Gratuities Or Automatic Gratuities? 

Carnival Cruise Line: http://bit.ly/2wvCgIZ 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/onboard-service-gratuity-expense 

Norwegian Cruise Line: https://www.ncl.com/faq#service-charge 

MSC Cruises: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Manage-Your-Booking/General-Information.aspx 

Princess Cruises: https://www.princess.com/come-back-new/top-ten-faq/ 

Celebrity Cruises: https://www.celebritycruises.com/ca/company/customer-support/help-and-faqs/during-your-cruise/gratuity-program 

Holland America Cruises: http://bit.ly/2yH6FVs 

Disney Cruise Line: https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faq/onboard-services/gratuities/ 

 

Tell Me About Beverage Packages? 

Carnival Cruise Line: https://www.carnival.com/FunShops/beverage-programs 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/beverage-drink-package-products 

Norwegian Cruise Line: https://www.ncl.com/onboard-packages/beverage-packages 

MSC Cruises: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Manage-Your-Booking/All-Inclusive-Packages.aspx 

Princess Cruises: https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-gifts-celebrations/gifts-and-services/culinary-delights-wine/ 

Celebrity Cruises: https://www.celebritycruises.com/things-to-do-onboard/onboard-packages/beverage-packages 

Holland America Cruises: https://www.hollandamerica.com/news/NewsRelease.action?newsReleaseId=1448 

Disney Cruise Lines: https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faq/dining-food-beverages/drinks-included/ 

 

Where Can I Find Information On Shore Excursions? 

Carnival Cruise Line: https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: http://bit.ly/2pnRCQ5 

Norwegian Cruise Line: https://www.ncl.com/excursions 

MSC Cruises: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Manage-Your-Booking/Excursions.aspx 

Princess Cruises: https://www.princess.com/learn/excursions/index.jsp 

Celebrity Cruises: https://www.celebritycruises.com/shore-excursions 

Holland America Cruises: http://bit.ly/2g9Rqh7 

Disney Cruise Line: https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/port-adventures/overview/ 

The following are reputable shore excursion companies/websites that My Cruising Family recommends, and we also recommend using resources such as other cruisers, including www.cruisecritic.com and www.tripadvisor.com reviews to locate highly recommended tour providers themselves, which cuts out the middleman in the shore excursions booking process.  There are a number of tour providers that My Cruising Family has recommended in our cruise reviews posted on our blog. 

Viator.com: https://www.viator.com/   

ShoreTrips.com: https://www.shoretrips.com/    

ShoreExcursioneer.com: https://www.shoreexcursioneer.com/ 

 

Would you like My Cruising Family to do a similar outline for any other cruise-related question?  If so, please let us know in the comments section here, or by submitting your question on My Cruising Family's Contact page.  

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