New to Cruising




Interested in taking a cruise but not sure what to expect?

Read on for answers to some commonly asked questions:



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    What's included in a cruise?

    Book your cruise with Costco Travel and receive valuable Included Extras you can't get anywhere else, such as a Costco Shop Card or Shipboard Credit. Look for Kirkland Signature™ and Buyer's Choice sailings for extra value and amenities.


      The price of your cruise includes accommodations, onboard activities and entertainment, most meals and snacks onboard, and an itinerary featuring popular ports of call.

      
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        Accommodations

        Staterooms vary by ship, with sizes and configurations to meet different budgets and needs.


          Onboard Activities and Entertainment

          Onboard activities may include a fitness centre, shopping, a full-service spa, a casino, swimming pools, recreational attractions, enrichment programs, guest lecturers, a supervised youth program and more.


            Most Meals and Snacks

            Cruise lines differ in their dining options, but generally offer a range of choices including fixed-time dining, flexible-time buffet dining, and room service.


              Ports of Call

              Itineraries are designed to include some of the most celebrated, scenic and culturally enriching places in the world.


                
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                  Extras available on most ships include specialty dining, select onboard activities, shore excursions and gratuities.

                  
								Image of casino, available on some cruises at at additional cost.


                    Specialty Dining, Select Onboard Activities, and Shore Excursions

                    For an extra cost, many ships offer specialty venues such as gourmet restaurants, a casino, shopping, a spa and more. There’s typically a cost for alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees, smoothies, energy drinks and soft drinks.On most cruise lines, shore excursions are available for purchase.


                      Tipping and Gratuities

                      On most ships, it’s customary to tip restaurant, bar, housekeeping, spa and salon staff. Typically, a standard per person, per service and/or per day gratuity is added to the shipboard account, which travelers may adjust, if they wish, at the end of the cruise.


                        
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                          Interested in taking a cruise but not sure what to expect?

                          Read on for answers to some commonly asked questions:


                          
								Horizontal line


                            What's included in a cruise?

                            Book your cruise with Costco Travel and receive valuable Included Extras you can't get anywhere else, such as a Costco Shop Card or Shipboard Credit. Look for Kirkland Signature™ and Buyer's Choice sailings for extra value and amenities.


                              The price of your cruise includes accommodations, onboard activities and entertainment, most meals and snacks onboard, and an itinerary featuring popular ports of call.

                              
								Image of casual dining.


                                Accommodations

                                Staterooms vary by ship, with sizes and configurations to meet different budgets and needs.


                                  Onboard Activities and Entertainment

                                  Onboard activities may include a fitness centre, shopping, a full-service spa, a casino, swimming pools, recreational attractions, enrichment programs, guest lecturers, a supervised youth program and more.


                                    Most Meals and Snacks

                                    Cruise lines differ in their dining options, but generally offer a range of choices including fixed-time dining, flexible-time buffet dining, and room service.


                                      Ports of Call

                                      Itineraries are designed to include some of the most celebrated, scenic and culturally enriching places in the world.


                                        
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                                          Extras available on most ships include specialty dining, select onboard activities, shore excursions and gratuities.

                                          
								Image of casino, available on some cruises at at additional cost.


                                            Specialty Dining, Select Onboard Activities, and Shore Excursions

                                            For an extra cost, many ships offer specialty venues such as gourmet restaurants, a casino, shopping, a spa and more. There’s typically a cost for alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees, smoothies, energy drinks and soft drinks.On most cruise lines, shore excursions are available for purchase.


                                              Tipping and Gratuities

                                              On most ships, it’s customary to tip restaurant, bar, housekeeping, spa and salon staff. Typically, a standard per person, per service and/or per day gratuity is added to the shipboard account, which travelers may adjust, if they wish, at the end of the cruise.


                                                
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