Purchase trip interruption insurance. It’s is worth the nominal investment.
Review your cruise documents in advance for important guidelines and travel tips.
Prior to leaving home, double-check your flight schedule for flight departure and arrival updates.
Arrive to the airport early – at least 2 hours prior to departure unless local circumstances dictate allowing a longer time. Security screenings take additional time.
Minimize carry-on luggage OR be prepared to have them searched and suspicious items confiscated (nail files, scissors/clippers, etc.). Make sure luggage is clearly tagged with the completed colored bag-tags provided with your documents.
Make sure necessary medication items are with you rather than in checked luggage.
Make sure you have your passport and other travel identification on your person – not in checked bags.
Lower the stress level of “boarding the ship on time” by arranging a pre-cruise land package. Consider coming in a day early – especially when flying a long distance to the cruise.
Expect delays and longer lines – and be pleasantly surprised if they are not that bad.
Be patient – once onboard your cruise, you will have a fantastic time!