Researching Ports Beforehand
After you have spoken with your travel agent and booked your cruise, it’s time to start researching all of the fabulous destinations at which your ship will be stopping. Start by looking at popular websites to learn how far the port is from the city. For example, if your boat ports in Civitavecchia, Italy on your Mediterranean cruise, you are actually about one hour away from Rome and will need to make arrangements to travel into the city. You should also think about what you want to see at each port.
Booking Any Essential Excursions Early
Once you’ve chosen your shore excursions, you should look at your budget. You may need to prioritize what you really want to see and what you are okay missing on this cruise. Some ports will offer multiple activities that interest you, so you may need to choose which appeal to you most. If you are cruising to a tropical destination, research to see if multiple ports offer the same activity. For example, if you want to snorkel, several ports may offer this option, allowing you to prioritize other activities in certain areas. Consider booking any must-see excursions before boarding the ship through your travel agent.
Speaking with Your Travel Agent
Your travel agent has a wealth of knowledge about your luxury cruise. If you are unsure which excursions to choose, speak with your travel agent for recommendations. He or she can help make sure you don’t miss out on any important sites you want to see. He or she can also explain to you which excursions you may want to book through an outside company.
The travel agents here at Brentwood Travel in St. Louis can help you book excursions for your luxury cruise. We can also help you plan the perfect getaway to a variety of destinations, from Italy to New Zealand. Give us a call today at (314) 439-5700 to learn more.