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Frequently Asked Questions
Why a cruise?
has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for adventure,
romance, fun with the kids or just a chance to relax, you'll
find it all on a cruise!
What's a day like aboard a cruise ship?
On a cruise, you can decide what you want to do and when
you want to do it. You can enjoy fabulous dining options, a wide
variety of activities, dazzling nightlife, sports and fitness,
children's programs and exotic ports of call. Or, you can simply
lie back, relax and be pampered. It's your choice.
What types of people will I find on a cruise?
Singles, newlyweds, families with kids, seniors and everything
in between! With the wide variety of things to do aboard a cruise
ship, you'll find people from all age groups, all countries and
many different walks of life.
Is cruising a good family vacation?
You can enjoy a wide variety of activities together as a family.
Plus, most ships offer supervised children's programs with dozens
of activities just for kids. With games, parties, crafts, sports
and much more, kids of all ages will have a ball!
Will I feel
cruise ships are a world apart from the vessels of the past.
Modern ships are built with technologically advanced stabilizers
which create such a smooth ride that many people forget they're
in the price of a cruise?
of accommodations at a world-class "floating resort,"
the price includes airfare, all your meals, dazzling nightly
entertainment, dozens of activities, sports and fitness facilities,
children's programs, visits to captivating ports of call and
much, much more. You don't need to pay for a rental car to get
from one place to the next. And whatever you choose to do, you'll
be treated to fabulous, pampered service that would be hard to
beat at even the finest hotels in the world.
an affordable vacation?
Cruises are the best vacation value. And, since Callaway Cruises
is a member of the largest network of vacation travel specialists
in the world, we have enormous buying power. We can offer you
great values on a wide variety of fabulous cruises. Many sailings
will cost just a little more than $100 per adult passenger per
day, and kids cruise for even less. At many land-based resorts,
you would pay more than that for your hotel room alone!
I go on a cruise?
choose from itineraries spanning the globe! You can sail to the
sun-swept beaches of the Caribbean or explore the spectacular
glaciers of Alaska. You can tour the historic sights of Europe
or marvel at the technological wonder of the Panama Canal. The
best part is that wherever you choose to travel, you can visit
a variety of different stops all on one cruise. There's no packing
and unpacking as you move from place to place. No checking in
and out of hotels to worry about. Just unpack once, and then
sit back and see the world!
What if I
don't know where I want to go on a cruise?
Since the Callaway Cruises is a cruise "specialist,"
our business is helping you decide. Call us today! Based on the
things that are most important to you in a vacation, we'll give
you a free evaluation of your options and find the cruise that's
just right for you.
do I have in accommodations?
You can choose a cabin on an inside aisle of the ship or one
with an ocean view. On many ships, you can choose from a variety
of cabins with private verandas, including special suites. Your
Callaway Cruises counselor will review your options with you
and find the stateroom that's perfectly suited to your needs.
How do I reserve
Your Callaway Cruises counselor can reserve a stateroom on the
cruise of your choice with just a nominal deposit. If you'd like
to make reservations over the phone, your deposit may be made
by credit card. If you make reservations in person, your deposit
may be made by credit card, cash or check.
Can I extend
my vacation on land?
Yes. If you'd like more time to enjoy your vacation, we can arrange
a pre- or post-cruise land package for you at the time you make
your cruise arrangements.
Do I have
to make reservations months in advance?
It's a good idea to make reservations as early as you can to
take advantage of special cruise line discounts. Although many
sails will sell out early, even the most popular cruises will
sometimes have space available at a late date due to cancellations.
Your Callaway Cruises counselor can give you details on the availability
of specific sails.
Casual attire is perfect for the daytime. Sport shirts and slacks
are recommended for most evenings. That's right- -no tie! If
you want to dress up, don't worry - there will be a couple of
nights reserved for dressy attire. (Your cruise counselor can
give you detailed information for the specific cruise you are
taking.) Also, be sure to bring clothing for changes in the weather;
along with your favorite pair of walking shoes.
How do I find
out what's going on each day?
A schedule of on-board activities will be delivered to your cabin
daily. When you are visiting a port, you'll also receive information
about key attractions.
How do I sign
up for an optional shore excursion?
You'll receive detailed descriptions of each excursion with your
cruise documents. You can pick up a sign-up form at the Shore
Excursions Desk on board. The most popular excursions often sell
out, so make your selections quickly!
Is there a
doctor on board?
Yes. There are typically at least one nurse and one qualified
physician aboard every cruise.
Can I stay
in touch with the outside world?
If you need to speak with someone at home or at the office, you
can make outgoing calls or receive incoming calls aboard ship.
E-mail and Fax service is normally available too.
How do I pay
for on-board purchases?
Although the vast majority of your vacation is included in the
cost of your cruise, you will need additional funds for optional
expenses such as shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, purchases
at on-board shops, massages and other beauty treatments. Upon
boarding the ship, guests establish an on-board account for these
types of expenses which they may settle at the end of the cruise
with a major credit card, cash or travelers checks. You will
need cash if you plan to gamble in the casino and for discretionary
tipping at the end of the cruise. You can cash Traveler's Checks
at the Purser's Desk.