Whether you’ve been on dozens of cruises before or this is your first time planning a voyage at sea,
our industry-leading service will help make your luxury cruise experience worth it for everyone in your
traveling party. Here are some of our most commonly asked questions about the luxury cruise experience
and our travel planning.
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No. We are a Virtuoso travel agency specializing in luxury cruises. We have close partnerships with many of the world’s top cruise companies.
Virtuoso is an invitation-only membership program for nationally recognized elite travel agencies. Our status with this Consortium gives us exclusive access to special upgrades, private tours or discounts unavailable to the public. We offer those exclusive privileges with our clients.
Although we specialize in luxury cruises, we can book your trip on any cruise line. We have recommendations to meet your travel goals and budget.
Yes. Please contact one of our travel consultants for more information.
You may find that this trip exceeds any you have taken so far and will provide wonderful memories for years to come. Cruise ships accommodate your needs in every aspect, from cabin preference to various restaurants and activities.
Our Cruise and Vacation Specialist will help you with every part of creating a customized luxury cruise experience. Here are some ways an agent can help you arrange your cruise vacation:
Your cruise experience can be as long or short as you want. The Cruise and Vacation Specialist will help you to choose the most suitable itinerary, from two days to multi-continent world cruises that last over 100 days. All of your stops and expeditions are included in your luxury cruise booking.
A luxury cruise line is a special designation that can only be officially applied to cruise lines and cruise ships that meet specific criteria. When you book a luxury cruise, you can count on attentive service and a high staff-to-guest ratio to help meet your every need. The luxury designation also includes refined drink and dining options, a sophisticated atmosphere, and a ship that is no greater than midsize so that the experience feels personal and intimate. Luxury Cruise Connections works with a select number of luxury and upper premium cruise lines to provide the best possible experience for our clients.
An Air/Sea package can be included in your luxury cruise booking, which means that we will arrange your cruise ticket, an airline ticket, and ground transportation needed to get to the port. Our Cruise and Vacation Specialists can help you book your Air/Sea package for a seamless travel experience.
Cruise lines block space with major airlines. The specific airline depends on where you are flying from.
Even the most popular cruises sometimes have space available because of late cancellations. But to get the exact ship, cabin, and sailing date you want, you should plan ahead and book early—our team can help you get the details right. Most cruise lines also offer early booking discounts for customers who book ahead, and our travel experts can help you unlock exclusive deals when you arrange your cruise through Luxury Cruise Connections.
We strongly recommend trip cancellation/interruption insurance. When it comes to luxury cruises, it is worth it to protect your investment.
Most do, but it depends on the specific cruise line and ship.
Yes. You can arrange pre-or post-cruise land packages that are included in your luxury cruise booking at the same time you book your cruise.
Yes. You will need a passport in ports of entry for countries visited and also to enter the port where you originated.
It is worth it to consider some formal attire for your luxury cruise to make the most of your experience. On some cruises, formal dinners or parties are part of the fun. Even on the most formal of ships, a dark suit and tie are fine – and many ships have formal wear available for rent.
Yes. We recommend bringing athletic or leisure clothing as there are many sports and fitness activities available on the ship.
Most ships have 110-volt outlets in the staterooms, but check with your Cruise and Vacation Specialist to be sure.
Your dining preference can be requested at the time of deposit, although this request is not guaranteed. Almost all meals, including 24-hour room service, are included in the price of your luxury cruise, depending on the ship.
Most ships can accommodate salt-free, low-carbohydrate, Kosher, or other diet preferences. However, this request must be made in advance.
Tipping is a matter of individual preference, but some cruises includes pre-paid gratuites.
All entertainment on board is included on luxury cruises.
On a cruise, you do what you want to. You can do everything, or lie back and do absolutely nothing. It's your vacation.
A cruise ship is a great place to make new friends. The atmosphere is cordial and relaxed – and you'll have all kinds of things in common to talk about with other guests. Don't be surprised if you find yourself making arrangements to meet them aboard another ship next year!
Yes. Almost all cruise ships have laundry facilities included on your luxury cruise and a great many provide dry-cleaning services.
Every cruise ship has a fully-equipped medical facility and staff to handle almost any emergency.
So much you'll have a hard time choosing! You can go off on your own or take a guided tour and discover the city’s ruins among many other cultural and culinary activities.
Our travel planning experts will help you select the luxury cruise itinerary that meets your needs and helps you make the most of your desired travel experience and needs.
Make sure to arrange for shore excursions and specialty restaurants among other activities that can be planned in advance. Part of what makes booking a luxury cruise worth it is the attention to detail and service you will experience when it comes to your time both on board the ship and in port. Our Cruise and Vacation Specialist can help you decide how to best spend your time on land and make any arrangements you need.
Check with your Cruise and Vacation Specialist if you need visas for the ports you will be visiting during this trip. Find out whether the countries you will visit have any vaccination requirements.
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