Packing Tips For Cruise Ship Vacations
At Orlando Limousine Services we have some great packing tips for cruise ships, but what do you even need to pack? This might be your first cruise, so you might have a lot of questions! We think it’s important that you don’t forget any important documents as well as the essentials. This blog will go over some what not to forget and packing tips for cruise ships!
When you’re packing for your cruise it’s important to not over pack. This blog will go over some important things to remember when you’re packing. We also recommend that you don’t pack last minute, so you can avoid forgetting important documents that might prevent you from getting on the plane to getting on the ship.
Getting to the cruise port from the airport is also another thing you’re going to have to think about. At Orlando Airport Transportation we are able to provide you with a private luxury ground transportation service. Our private car service is able to accommodate most groups sizes, but we’ll go over that at the end. For now, let’s talk about packing and get excited about this cruise you’re going on!
Getting Organized for Your Cruise
When you’re really organized for your trip you can start to make lists of what you’ll need to bring. This way you can avoid forgetting to pack something important. We’ve all been there, you arrive to your destination and realize that you forgot that one thing you told yourself you wouldn’t forget.
Sometimes lists can help and you can check items off as you pack them, which is always fun. The first thing on the list might be to make sure you have all your documents in a file. This way it’ll will be easy access and we recommend that you place in your carry-on. Some of these documents should include your passport, proof of vaccination or exemption, COVID-19 test (most cruise lines require a negative test before boarding), credit cards, car keys, travel documents, etc.
How About Packing Less?
Do you find that you tend to over pack, especially for a vacation? At Orlando Limousine Services we like to recommend that you lay out all the clothes you want to bring with you. Then only pack half of what you’ve laid out. This also goes for shoes, how is it that we can pack so many shoes we don’t actually need. Even though some of like to have lots of options, most likely you won’t wear half of them anyway.
It is true that most cruise ships do offer a laundry service, if for some chance you do need to have some clothes washed you can. When it comes to this type of service, it usually come with a fee. Just make sure you are aware of the ships fees before sending your laundry off, that way there won’t be any surprises on your bill when you disembark.
Carry-On Luggage for Cruise Ships
When you pack less you might be able to fit everything for the cruise into your carry-on. But some of us need both a carry-on and a checked bag, and that’s ok. You should make sure that you’ve placed all those important documents in your carry-on so they are easily accessed.
It’s been recommended that you should also consider putting a change of clothes in your carry-on as well. You might also want to pack all valuable items in your carry-on as well, such as jewelry, medications, electronics and whatever else you feel should be kept safe and with you at all times.
How to Save Space
How many time have you just thrown things into our bag and hope it’ll all fit? This usually leads to over packing or using up more room than needed. One great tips is to rolling your clothes, because when you do this you’re creating more space. This can also be a lot of fun, which is never a bad thing.
This is an excellent for a carry-ons, lots of us only travel with a carry on, so space is limited to begin with. You should still try to cut back on the items you know you won’t actually use. Also, don’t you find that when you’re on a vacation you seem to wear the same few things the whole time? You’ll need the extra space for all the great souvenirs you’ll buy!
It is true that on a cruise you need to take some formal clothes, so take care in rolling them. Since most ships offer the laundry service you should be able to have your clothes ironed. We would also say, once you’re in your room unpack the items that need to be hung up, hopefully limiting the wrinkles.
Luxury Shuttle Service to Cruise Ship Terminals
Orlando Limousine Services offers a private luxury airport shuttle service to and from all international airports in the area. The only thing you now need to plan for is how you’re getting from the airport to your cruise port. We are able to help you get to your cruise ship terminal with our private luxury ground transportation service.
It’s important to note that we offer a wide selection of luxury vehicles that come with a professional chauffeur. Our private luxury car service will get you to and from all the major airports in the Orlando and Port Canaveral area. Making sure you get to your cruise port in a comfortable and stress free is our goal.
Making your reservation with us is easy and can be done online at anytime. You can also contact us over the phone at 407-442-3124, or by email a firstname.lastname@example.org. All of us at Orlando Limousine Services are looking forward to seeing you soon and getting your cruise vacation started with a reliable and private shuttle service!
Carnival Cruise Line
Welcome to your private shuttle service to Carnival Cruise Line with Orlando Limousine Services! Carnival Cruise Line offers service out of many ports all over the world, one of them is located in Port Canaveral.
Cruise’s from Port Canaveral include trips to the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, and Southern Caribbean. We like to suggest that you arrive a few days before your cruise so that you’re not in a rush to get to your cruise terminal. Plus while you’re here in Port Canaveral, you can visit the famous Coca Beach and the Coca Beach Pier, Kennedy Space Center, restaurants, shops and more.
Why not choose Orlando Limousine Services for your private shuttle service? We provide a private airport shuttle service to not only your cruise port, but also your hotel, resort, and all over the town. There’s no point in stressing about having to drive in a new city or take a shuttle service with lots of people that makes lots of stops. Our private cruise port shuttle service is designed to serve just you and your group.
Since you’re now planning your Carnival Cruise, you need to know what ships there are to choose from. This will be an unforgettable vacation, so let’s help you explore what ship to choose. We can discuss more about our airport limousine service in a bit, for now check out the list below of different Carnival Cruise ships.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Ships
Ships that are sailing from Port Canaveral include, Mardi Gras, Carnival Vista, Carnival Magic, Carnival Elation and Carnival Liberty. Learn more about eat ship below.
This is a six to nine day cruise and its the newest ship in the Carnival Cruise Line family. The ship has six zones that include lots of new experiences and offer great food, entertainment and lots of fun for the whole family. One of the unique experiences on this ship is the Blot, which is the first roller coaster at sea! Of course the staterooms and dining experiences are incredible, we know that this will be an unforgettable vacation.
If you choose the Carnival Vista you can choose from either a two to five day cruise or a six to nine day cruise. “We’ve built a lot of ships over the years, but for a truly unique experience at sea, you’ve gotta see Carnival Vista. Carnival Vista has a whole new relationship to the sea, and you get to experience this as you explore the Caribbean with all-new views.”
The Elation another ship that offers both the two to five day cruise or a six to nine day cruise. With trips to the Bahamas and also to the Caribbean. The Elation celebrates those that inspire the arts. With plenty of things for the kids to do, including activities that are supervised and fun. With incredible food and staterooms with balconies so that everyone has some outdoor space, “designed to help you make the most of the natural sea breeze.”
If you’re looking for a two to five day cruise then the Carnival Liberty be the right choice, with service to the Bahamas. You’re going to have the Bahamas trip of a lifetime. “This is one ship that’s ready to put its fun where your vacation is, with plenty of ways to enjoy your time away.” While on board why not check out the unbelievable entertainment and food. If you’re looking for laugh they even have a comedy club, this ship really has it all, even tacos!
Welcome to the Carnival Magic, with sailings to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England and the Caribbean. There are so many choices when it comes to what destination you want to visit and explore. “At 1,004 feet, this one continued the Dream class tradition of large-scale, bow-to-stern cruise ship fun including the food-and-entertainment space Ocean Plaza, the splashy stylings of Carnival WaterWorks™… and The Lanai, a convenient, scenic half-mile outdoor wraparound promenade deck.”
Private Shuttle Service to Carnival Cruise Line
At Orlando Limousine Services we know that when visiting a new city there can be a lot of stress when it comes to driving. That’s why we specializes in private ground transportation to and from cruise ports, hotels, resorts, day trips and more. This way we can make sure that your experience here is stress free and fun then moment you get off the plane!
You will notice that we have a great selection of private luxury vehicles to choose from, ranging from sedans, stretch limousines, to mini busses and coach busses. This way we can accommodate your group, we can even provide child seats upon request. Orlando Limousine Services is the shuttle service you’ve been waiting for and we know that you’ll be back to use us again for your next Florida vacation.
You can make your booking with us online at anytime as well as over the phone toll free at 1-800-616-1970, or email us at email@example.com. All of us at Orlando Limousine Services are excited to see you in Florida and to make sure you have the best experience!
Norwegian Cruise Line
Welcome to the Norwegian Cruise Line, where your cruise is more freestyle and what you do is up to you. There’s no schedule to follow, because as Norwegian says, “this is your vacation!” That’s what makes Norwegian so unique from the other cruise lines, you create a personalized experience.
“Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no schedule to follow but your own. That is what Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising provides for all our ships and itineraries. Indulge your taste buds at one of our wide-ranging dining options, or perhaps you would prefer a dinner and a show combination? Relax at some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.”
Getting you to your cruise ship terminal is what we specialize in, at Orlando Limousine Services we use only luxury vehicles. With professional chauffeurs to make sure that your time with us is stress free and comfortable.
Things to do on your Norwegian cruise
There are so many things to do on your Norwegian cruise, everyday can be filled with activity or just take it easy. Explore the ship and try new things or find a spot by the pool and catch some sun.
“Step into a world of excitement and exhilaration in our ThrillPlex activity zones, available on Breakaway Plus and Breakaway class ships. Feel the warm sun and balmy ocean breezes along The Waterfront, our revolutionary quarter-mile oceanfront promenade.”
You also have the option to visit the Norwegians private island, Great Stirrup Cay. “Norwegian’s idyllic private island, where you can do it all – or nothing at all.” Of course there might be a night when you want to let loose and check out their deck parties and “dance the night away” at one of their parties such as, Caliente, Glow, and Nashville Nights.
We can’t forget to mention all the great entertainment you can find on the ship. We all love a good show, plus you’re on vacation, make it a night to remember. You can check out Broadway performances such as Kinky Boots, which is a six-time Tony Award winner. This performance is exclusive to Norwegian Cruise Lines. There are two other shows, Jersey Boys and Footloose.
Where to Eat
When it comes to food the Norwegian makes sure that this is a wonderful experience. When you’re on vacation, the food needs to be good and that’s the case here. The Norwegian once again uses the freestyle approach when it comes to their dining.
“Enjoy a four-course meal and a great bottle of wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit with your friends or make new ones. Dine inside or Oceanside along The Waterfront. Only Norwegian offers the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Dining, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. So follow your mood, not a schedule.”
All of their ships offer “beautifully crafted menus” in three of their main dining rooms, plus a variety of causal restaurants. The chefs offer original dishes that are made with only the finest ingredients.
There are so man destinations you can sail off to with Norwegian and we know that no matter what one you choose, it’s going to be incredible. Making sure you arrive to your cruise port should be left to us. Orlando Limousine Services offers a private airport shuttle service, getting you to your cruise port stress free.
Transportation to Your Cruise Port
Now that you’ve learned more about the incredible Norwegian Cruise Line, you can book your vacation. We know you’ll have the greatest time and make so many memories. All you’ll need to do next is book your private ground transportation from the airport to your cruise port. We have a wide variety of luxury limousines, sedans, buses and more to choose from. This way we can accommodate small to large groups.
Making your reservation with Orlando Limousine Services is easy and can be done online at anytime. If you need assistance you can contact us at 407-442-3124 or email us at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be more than happy to make sure you’re able to make it to your cruise terminal, located in Port Canaveral, on time and stress free. We have professional drivers that are ready to start your cruise vacation off in luxury.
Disney Cruise Lines
Disney Cruise Lines offer you and your family the trip of a life time. “Disney Cruise Line gives families dreams to wake up excited about, because when you sail with us, dreams really do come true.” This is very true and the Disney Wish is the latest in their line up of ships, all offering that magical experience Disney is known for.
When it comes to Disney you can expect there to be some magical experiences. “Unexpected enchantment and one-of-a-kind moments with some of your favorite Disney Characters let you experience the stories you know and love in a whole new way.”
The Disney Cruise Experience
Disney Cruises Lines also have some great entertainment that is also engaging with dazzling, broadway quality shows. As well as lots of activities for kids, tweens, teens and adults. There really is something for everyone.
Experience the private island, Castaway Cay in the Bahamas and relax on the beach for the day. Here you’ll also find lots of fun tropical activities to participate in as well as time to just enjoy the water and beach.
When you choose to sail with Disney you are ensured peace of mind. Knowing that your family will be well taken care of and knowing that everyone is having the time of their life. There’s just nothing else that compares to the Disney experience, and bringing that magic to the sea adds to the magic.
Fleet of Ships
There are five ships to choose from when planning your vacation, each one offering something a little different. However, you can be assured that each one offers the same magical Disney experience.
This classic vessel includes modern convinces and is home to the high-speed AuquaDunk waterslide. There are also splash zones for the kids, Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurant, Fathoms and Keys night-club for the adults. You can also check out the imaginative clubs for kids, tweens and teens. There’s something for everyone on the Disney Magic.
The Disney Dream has been custom build for those “magical moments.” The Disney Dream will “captivate your senses with its one-of-kinds diversions,” this includes their Broadway level rendition of Beauty and the Beast. On the ship you can find play spaces for kids that have a Millennium Falcon in Star Wars theme and some great restaurants to choose from.
The the newest addition to the fleet of ships is the Disney Wish. On this ship you’ll be “transported to the worlds of Frozen, Marvel and Star Wards inside wondrously theme dining and lounge spaces.” You and your family can meet royalty and your favorite heroes at their imaginative kids clubs. There are also some adult-exclusive spaces as well and the first ever Disney attraction on a ship.
This is a cruise ship that has a theme that will immerse you into the world of storytelling. This impressively crafted ship, “is celebrated for its notable onboard dining experiences like Palo and Tiana’s Place.” The entertainment options on the Wonder include a Musical Spectacular and their Marvel Super Hero Academy for the kids.
The final ship in the Disney fleet is the Disney Fantasy. This ship has tons of activities, eateries and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Some other notable features include the AquaDuck water coaster, the Royal Court restaurant, lives shows and interactive play areas.
Transportation to Your Disney Cruise with Orlando Limousine Services
You’ve booked your Disney cruise and now you need to think about how you and your family will get to the terminal. At Orlando Limousine Services we offer a private luxury ground transportation service. With our extensive selection of luxury vehicles we have something that will be able to accommodate your group.
Making your reservation is easy and can be done online at anytime. If you need assistance you can contact us at 407-442-3124 or email us at, email@example.com. We will be more than happy to make sure you’re able to make it to your cruise terminal, located in Port Canaveral, on time and stress free. We have professional drivers that are ready to start your Disney vacation off in luxury.
What to Expect on Princes Cruises
Welcome to Princess Cruises! We know that it’s been a very stressful and different time to live through. It’s nice to know that the cruise industry is coming back to life and we can now talk about different trips to take.
However, its important to recognize that there are new rules and protocols put in place to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. Princess has implemented some new COVID-19 protocols to do just that and they are in accordance with the CDC guidelines. We think it’s important that you know what they are and know what other cruise lines protocols are as well.
The reason why this is so important to know is that when you embark on this amazing vacation, that you and your family and friends are prepared. There’s nothing worse than showing up for a trip and not being able to board because you’re missing certain documentation.
COVID-19 Test Protocols
Currently Princess Cruises is in the process of finalizing all COVID-19 protocols. These protocols will be updated in accordance with the CDC guidelines from the public health authorities.
Guests will be asked to confirm their status for being fully vaccinated and to also provide in advance of their trip. It’s important to note that guests who do not have proof of vaccination will not be allowed to board. Princess will not be offering refunds to guests who are denied boarding due to being unvaccinated.
Your vaccination proof must be the original documents issued by your countries health authority. Please make sure that your name and birthday match the vaccination record. If you have your proof digitally that is also accepted. Guests must have had their second dose of the vaccine no less than 14 days before boarding the ship.
These requirements have been put in to place by Princess and we must respect them and follow them. You can always contact them if you have any questions or concerns. Princess also recommends that you have the contact information to your countries healthcare provider or clinic site that gave you your vaccine.
It’s important to note that all guests must not only be fully vaccinated, but also provide a negative test before boarding. Princess will not “be able to accommodate guests without a negative test.”
“Fully vaccinated guests will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test along with proof of full vaccination upon arrival in the terminal and can then proceed onboard. We will not be able to accommodate guests without proof of a negative test.” – Princess Cruises
For guests that exempt from receiving the vaccine, it must be pre-approved, exemptions are not granted on the day of embarkment. Unvaccinated guests will be adhere to these specific protocols and testing in advance as a condition for travel.
“We will also require ALL fully vaccinated guests to produce a negative, medically-observed COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within 2 days of their embarkation on all Princess sailings.”
Masks and Social Distancing
Princess is strongly encouraging all guests to wear masks when in specific public spaces. When guests are in elevators they will be required to wear their masks at all time with no exceptions. This also goes for all indoor entertainment areas, retail shops and in the casino – except when eating and drinking.
It should also be noted that masks are required to wear masks while being seated at the main dining rooms and in the buffet area. Masks are required during embarkment and when debarking the ship as well. Unvaccinated guests will be required to wear their masks at all times when they are indoors with no exceptions, other than when they are eating or drinking.
For guests going ashore, they must be prepared to follow all of the local COVID-19 protocols and laws and to be respectful of them. Princess will make sure to communicated these rules before arrival. We need to make sure that we respect the protocols that the countries you visit have implement because we are their guest and they are working hard to make our time with them an enjoyable and fun one.
Ground Transportation to Your Cruise Port
The last thing you need to do is make your reservation for ground transportation to your cruise port. At Orlando Limousine Services we offer a private transfer service in luxury vehicles. You’re able to make your reservation with us online 24/7 or by phone at anytime. We office a wide selection of vehicles that can accommodate small to large groups.