There's a lot to think about when you're planning your cruise -- starting with where to go, which ship to choose and which shore excursions to book. We provide plenty of information to help you make those decisions here at Cruise Critic, but what about all those travel issues that aren't specific to cruising, like finding the best airfare, dealing with currency conversions or getting a passport?
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Passports and International Travel
Are you a notorious overpacker, or do you always leave that one important item at home? Packing more efficiently can help you avoid airline baggage fees and ensure that you have everything you need for a trip -- and nothing you don't. See the links below for essential packing tools and tips.
From jet lag to the infamous "Montezuma's revenge," the health hazards of traveling can sometimes put a damper on an otherwise fabulous trip. Here you'll find tips on avoiding common travel maladies -- and finding healthcare abroad if the worst does happen.