How long have you been waiting for this moment? For many of you, it’s sure that you’ve ever crossed your mind to take a cruise. Well, for those who have decided and have hired, from Aerobús we recommend you read this article to know some of the basic tips you need to take into account if you want your cruise to be an unforgettable experience. Cruise travel is an option for millions of people around the world and there are hundreds of options. Only depend on the places you want to visit at the stops to decide on one or the other, and the price, of course.
Book in advance
Cruises are those trips you book in advance. Above all, because several months before the peak season of cruises there are usually great deals with which to get very interesting discounts. The average reservation time for a cruise is 71 days in advance. This is the reason why you may find yourself with a greater limitation of seats if you are not a provisor, or with cabins of lower category and not so well placed.
Hire travel insurance
Not only on cruises. We recommend you to go with travel insurance always. You will pay a little more, but you will be calmer. In the case of cruises, it is fundamental. If you book in advance, depending on the causes of the cancellation, you can recover a large part of the money disbursed. Nor are medical services on the ship cheap. If you have paid for your travel insurance, you will have the theft or damage to your luggage, the shipment of forgotten objects, the early return due to illness or serious personal problems, and everything related to medical and health care.
Prepare all the documentation very well before leaving home. Do not forget to bring your ID or passport, as well as the corresponding visa or excursion permit. Look at the expiration date of each and every one of the documents, we do not want surprises at the last minute. And remember to take a credit card with you and write down the trip information. And if you are traveling with minors, it will be necessary that you fill in some documents with the police beforehand to record that the children travel with authorization from their parents, in case they do not travel with them.
It can happen that when mooring in a port you decide to hire a rental car to go for a walk and get to know the city on your own. In this case you will need the international driving license. It is also important that you carry the health cards of the whole family with you.
And, finally, remember to take all the documentation that you have been given in the travel agency or the company itself: tickets and vouchers of the reservations, boarding passes and identification tags of the suitcases.
Our suitcase will depend on the station in which we have chosen to make the cruise. Normally it is in spring and summer season. That will depend on our clothes, but there are also some aspects to consider. The swimsuit is essential, sports clothes, formal suit (for the gala dinner), backpack bag (for essential items), medicines, raincoat if it rains, sunglasses, … And of course, mobile phone, camera of photos and all the required documentation.
And finally, it’s time to embark. What should we consider? Above all things, arrive with more than enough time to embark. The first to arrive are those who before begin to enjoy feeling on board. Remember to take all the documents by hand until all the boarding passes are passed. And when you have released the bags and you have settled, remember not to forget to always carry that card that you are given to board, in addition to being your identification on board is the means of payment accepted on the ship.
Barcelona is one of the European cities that receives the most tourists from its cruises and from whose port there are hundreds of cruises a year. So, if you have to come by plane to Barcelona to embark on a cruise, we recommend that you do it in the most comfortable and simple way, with Aerobús. Our direct service from El Prat airport to the city center takes only 35 minutes and has all the necessary services to make your trip as pleasant as possible. You just have to buy your tickets online and … enjoy the experience!