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Before You Travel

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The traveler is responsible for meeting travel requirements and obtaining required items for travel.

Passports - It is not possible to join the cruise without valid identification papers. US citizens need a valid passport which is valid for at least SIX MONTHS after return date home from your trip.

Travel requirements, laws and information can change. Please visit the U.S. State Department's website at:  http://travel.state.gov/ 

If you are not a U.S. citizen, please consult your country's consulate and that of the country you plan to visit to find out what you will need for your trip.

Visa Requirements:

Check with the destination country's embassy or website to determine if you will need a visa in ANY of the countries you will be sailing to. Visa's can take time to secure, so please start the process right away if you need one. If you are in doubt, please contact your embassy.

Travel Protection :

Before making your travel arrangements, please take just a moment to remember how unpredictable traveling today can be. Common travel problems like flight delays, travel injuries and illnesses, unpredictable weather and lost or stolen luggage can result in remembering a trip for all the wrong reasons.

Travel protection is recommended. Please refer to Trip Mate for more information: http://tripmate.com/wpF531E

Contact Information:

Its important to give us (Euro River Cruises) AND a trusted family member or friend your contact information.  This includes an international cell phone number, if you will be carrying one, airline information and any hotels you will be staying in before or after your cruise. If there is a last minute change in scheduling or an emergency at home we would like to notify you right away.  This is to ensure you have a worry free cruise experience.

Dietary considerations:

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and food allergies at time of booking and we will be happy to advise the ship of your needs.  The chef will do his best to accommodate you. It is always a good idea to introduce yourself to the Maître de aboard your ship, to remind them of your needs. 

Medications:

While you may be able to purchase some of the products on board the ship or at a port of call, you'll pay higher prices for them or you'll have to navigate a foreign pharmacy. To get medication through customs, the U.S. State Department suggests travelers keep everything in its original, labeled container and obtain a written note from your doctor that lists the brand name, generic name and purpose of all medications.

Credit Cards:

Contact the credit card company or issuing bank of the cards you will be bringing on your trip. Advise them of your travel plans. Let them know when and where you will be going. This will prevent them putting your account on hold. For debit cards to work abroad, the pin can not be longer than 4 digits and can not begin with zero. 

Clothes:

May to August is summer throughout Europe and the average daytime temperature is 72° F. September to November is autumn throughout Europe and the average daytime temperature is 66° F. Consider those climates when you're packing for your trip. We recommend comfortable casual clothing for day and resort casual wear for dinner. Bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes, a sun hat and suncream if you’re planning to join shore excursions. For the Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner, dress shirt, sport jacket and pants for the men and cocktail dress or dressy top and pants for women are suitable. If you plan on attending an event like an opera in a foreign country, you will need to bring the right attire. And it's wise to bring light sweater, umbrella or a light raincoat no matter what time of the year you are traveling.

Tipping:

Gratuities are left at customer's discretion and will depend upon your degree of satisfaction for services received. Here are general tipping guidelines: 7 to 10 Euros per passenger, per day for the Cruise Director and 12 to 15 Euros per passenger, per day for the crew (which will be divided among the ship's personnel).You can also acknowledge a particularly good performance of a local guide by giving the guide a tip of 1-2 Euros per tour.

Onboard Expenses:

Any onboard expenses (additional drinks, excursions, laundry, etc.) will be billed to your cabin, and at the end of the cruise all additional costs can be charged to a credit card or paid for in cash.

Know Before You Go

Find out more about the ports of call you will be visiting.

Have a safe travel and enjoy your cruise!

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