Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long are cruises?
A: As long or as short as you want. Cruises go to over 1800 ports world-wide and for different lengths of time.
Q: Are all ships and cruises similar?
A: Not at all! Ships range from 200 to 1000 feet in length. They range from 100 to 3200 passengers on board. And they vary from luxurious to working cruises where all hands on board help operate the ship.
Q:Will I get bored? Feel confined?
A: Never! There are activities on board from 8AM to 2AM. Cruise ships are like floating resorts where you can work-out in a gym, dance, swim, enjoy the sun, dine, or gamble in a casino. There is never a time of inactivity, unless you want it!
Q: What can I do in port?
A: There are so many choices possible that you'll have a hard time choosing. You can
river raft, climb waterfalls, shop til you drop, snorkel, scuba, or take a tour.
Q: What is there to do at night on board a ship?
A: At night, life aboard turns; from Las Vegas style shows to dancing, movies, nightclubs and more!
Q: Can singles have fun on cruises?
A: Cruising is ideal for people to meet people. There are special gatherings for singles; various activities, and quiet lounges and discos.
Q:Can we stay in touch with the outside world?
A: Ships often have a daily newspaper with stock quotes, sports scores, and headlines. Every ship has communication to the mainland via telephone, radio, or fax.
Q: Are there medical services on board?
A: Every ship, except some smaller vessels operating in coastal waters, has a fully equipped medical facility.
Q: Is motion discomfort a problem?
A: Rarely. Most ships have computerized stabilizers that control their pitch and roll. Popular cruise itineraries are in some of the calmest waters in the world.