If you've never been on a cruise before, you are likely to have lots of questions about it. How do I get to the ship from the airport? Are meals included in the price? What do I have to pay for while I am on the cruise? These are all great questions and we've got the answers for you!

What is included in the price?
Each cruise has it's own "what is included". But generally, the cruise itself, meals and entertainment onboard are always included. Some have airfare, port taxes or tips and there can be upgrades or shipboard credits and/or wine included.
Where can I find the best airfare prices?
Call Flying Dutchmen Travel at 800-376- 2504 or Email Us You can also stop by their office at 2245 Montgomery Drive @ Farmers Lane in Santa Rosa.
How do I get to the ship from the airport?
If you purchase transfers, when you arrive at the airport there will someone from the cruise lines to greet you and show you to the shuttle that will take you to the ship.
Are meals included in the price?
All meals (except at the specialty restaurants) are included. That also includes room service!
What do I have to pay for while I am on the cruise?
Anything in the gift shops, alchohol, sodas and the specialty restaurants. You can also purchse pictures of yourself taken around the ship by professional onboard photographers. Tips for your cabin steward, waiter and assistant waiter are generally extra.
What kind of entertainment is there on ship?
On the smaller ships you will find a Card Room, a Piano Bar and a Spa. On the larger ships there is a Spa, a Casino, Golf Instructions, Bingo and and Headline Entertainers, just to name a few things to entertain you while onboard.
What should I pack?
We suggest that you have layers for the days in port and at sea. Whatever you wear at home that you are comfortable in is what you can wear when at port. We suggest resort casual for dining as no jeans, shorts, T-shirts or swimwear are allowed in the dining areas.
Is there a gym on the ship?
Generally there is a state-of-the-art fully equipted gym onboard.
Do I need a passport?
Effective December 31, 2006, the U.S. Government will require that all our U.S. citizens be in possession of a valid passport when traveling on any cruise.
What do you do when the ship is in port?
There are a host of shore excursions that you can choose from. You can sign up onboard, or signup online before you travel. If you stay onboard you can relax by the pool, read a book or just hang out.
Will I get seasick?
Chances are you will not. However, if you tend towards motion sickness, you can purchase something over the counter or see your Doctor before you go.

Still have more questions? Call our cruise coordinators at 707-546-1212 or 800-248-7471or EMAIL US

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