Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Flying to Port? Here are a couple of tips.

Lets face it, the majority of us don't live near a cruise terminal. This means either a long drive, or flying. Here are a few cruise related tips for flying.

  • Fly in a day early if possible: You would hate to have a delay at the airport cause you to miss the ship. Living on the West coast, we fly in early for all cruises out of the East. This also gives us a chance to experience the city we depart from.
  • Rethink how you pack: A big concern for many people is lost luggage. An airline is more apt to lose one piece of luggage over losing every piece of luggage in a set. Don't pack all of one persons belongings in one bag, but share the load between bags. Another thing to do is, make one of your carry on bags a clothes bag. A few days clothes will be comforting if the airline is trying to get your luggage to the next port to meet you which may be a day or two out.
  • Buy insurance: Insurance is a good thing just for the fact that you are investing good money on the vacation. Just make sure you get the coverage you need. Many plans will cover delays or missed flights, so you want to make sure that its covered in the plan you choose.

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