Placing Your Booking
It will help you to have all the information for placing your booking to hand before you go online, or make a call to the travel operator.
So here is a checklist that will help you have everything you need ready.
Remember to ensure that everyone in your party is involved before you make your decisions as changes are often expensive.
To this end there is a great discussion document available on this site called Before You Book Your Cruise which you will find helpful to share with everyone.
What you will find on here is a checklist which will be just right as you are ready to actually place your booking.
If you like use this as a reminder of all the things you are going to need to take with you on your vacation.
Leave plently of time for booking. If an online booking, as most people do these days, it might be helpful if you have someone alongside you to check your entries.
Usually at the end of the transaction, before you are committed to make a payment, you will have a summary document to review. Maybe you could print that off and get someone to double-check.
You can usually have a few moments to run through it all before the booking session lapses. Even if you have made an error, if you get on to the travel organisation without delay, you will usually find they are as helpful as they can be and you will avoid any extra costs.
On such occasions, time really is of the essence!
Information for Placing Your Booking
Cruise Line ____________________
Ship Name ____________________
Departure Point ____________________
Cruise Operator Cruise Code (if any) ____________________
Coupon Code ____________________
Number of Nights ____________________
Type of Cabin ____________________
Number of Cabins ____________________
Who is going?
- Full name as in Passport
- Date of Birth
- Home address
- Passport Number
- Contact for emergency
Getting to the Departure Point
Flight details ____________________
Connecting flights required? ____________________
Date/Time outbound ____________________
Date/Time Return ____________________
Flight upgrades required? ____________________
Parking at airport ____________________
Number of vehicles ____________________
Coach/Rail to airport? ____________________
Transfers from airport to ship ____________________
Overnight stay required pre-flight? ____________________
Extending Your Stay
Hotel Name ____________________
Length of stay ____________________
Number of rooms ____________________
Number of people ____________________
Special Occasion 1 - Individual name(s) ____________________
Special Occasion 2 - Individual name(s) ____________________
Special Occasion 3 - Individual name(s) ____________________
Credit Card Number ____________________
Start Date ____________________
End Date ____________________
Security Number (last 3 digits on rear) ____________________
That's it - you're set! Hopefully you will have captured everything you needed in advance of the actual booking experience and now that you have, start getting excited about the truly wonderful vacation that awaits you!