Things to Know Before You Cruise

Cruise Line Alcohol Policies

What's the drinking age onboard? Can I bring wine or liquor onto the ship? Here are the cruise line's rules about booze.
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Cruise Line Tipping Policies

Learn what to expect on any given ship in our comprehensive guide of big-ship, luxury, soft-adventure and river cruise lines.

Cruise Line Dress Codes

Tuxedo or shorts at dinner? Each cruise line has its own dress code. Find out what's appropriate to wear onboard.

Cruise Line Smoking Policies

Some cruise lines are stricter than others when it comes to where you can smoke onboard. Here are the rules, line by line.

Travel Rules and Regulations

Passports, visas, airline regulations, embarkation procedures -- the rules may be confusing, but we'll simplify them for you.