Can I afford a cruise?

If you can afford to take a hotel-based vacation, you can afford to take a cruise vacation. There are cruises
available at all price ranges - from budget to luxury - and all represent perhaps the best value for your
vacation dollar.

What do I get for my money?

Your cruise price includes your cabin, all meals, entertainment, parties and of course, all transportation
between all the ports on your itinerary.  On most ships, alcoholic beverages and optional shore excursions
are not included in the basic price.

Will I feel bored or confined on board?

Never!  Think of a cruise ship as a floating resort on par with any Las Vegas megahotel.  On-board
activities begin at dawn and go into the wee hours of the night.  The scenery is constantly changing and
every port is filled with new and exciting opportunities for exploration.

What can I do on a ship?

That depends on the ship, but generally the larger ships will have the most activities. You may wish to
lounge on deck by the pool with a good book, sign up for exercise or cooking classes, swim, play bingo or
bridge, gamble in the casino, take in a Broadway-style floor show or a magician's act, enter a talent show
or a putting contest, take a dance class, get a massage or attend a lecture.

How long do cruises last?

Cruising Weddings sells cruises that range from 3 night weekend escapes to 110-night, around-the-world
voyages.  Keep in mind that usually the 3 and 4 nights cruises are going to be a smaller ship compared to
a 5 night or longer cruise on a larger brand new ship.

Is airfare included in my cruise price?

Cruise lines usually offer both a cruise-only price and an AIR/SEA price that includes connecting airfare,
transfers between the airport and ship and baggage handling.  In some instances only the cruise-only fare
is available. The prices shown on our site are always cruise-only, but our travel agents will gladly provide
an air-inclusive price if requested.

What's a shore excursion?
That's a term that refers to anything you do off the ship, in port.  At every stop, you'll have the option of
exploring the area on your own or as part of a group with a planned itinerary.  You might hike a tropical rain
forest in the Caribbean, fish for king salmon in Alaska, tour Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula of
Mexico, or take a sightseeing tour.

Are all cruise ships the same?
Absolutely not. They range from yacht-like vessels with 100 passengers to towering megaships with huge
atriums and a maximum capacity of over 5,000 people.

Is a cruise suitable for families with kids?

Not just suitable, they're perfect!  Large cruise ships are now designed with kids-only facilities,
counselors, daytime activities and nighttime baby-sitting.  Children of all ages are welcome on most
ships.  Your Travel Agent can advise you of the dwindling number of ships that are not kid-friendly.

Are cruises suitable for single travelers?

Cruising is very popular with single travelers and cruise lines go out of their way to make it easy for
singles to meet and mingle with other passengers.  Some cruise ships offer single cabins, and most offer
a single supplement rate for double staterooms.

Are cruises really that popular?

You better believe it!  More than ten million people will cruise in the next year, and cruising routinely earns
the highest ratings in customer satisfaction among all vacation categories. Once you try it, you'll be hooked.
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