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Cruises and Ocean Liners

Cruise ships or cruise liners are passenger ships used for pleasure voyages. Ocean liners, which transport people from one port to another along regular long-distance routes, can also be used for pleasure cruises.

Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Puerto Rico, Miami

Is there a cruise direct to Puerto Rico from Miami?

There are no cruises on the major cruises lines that simply sail from Miami to San Juan and back. There are many that leave Miami that stop in San Juan. Per the discussion, the original poster wanted to know about direct sailings, staying for two weeks in Puerto Rico and then sailing back to Miami. There are no such commercial offerings. You could possibly charter a boat on your own. ...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Income Taxes, Non-US Taxes

Do you pay tax if you work on cruise ships?

If you're a US Citizen then you pay tax on your earnings. If you're based outside of the US e.g. Canada, UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, then your earnings are tax-free. You would still have to declare your earnings but they are not taxable. Go to for more information on this subject. ...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Bahamas, Passport Requirements

Do you need a passport to go on a cruise?

US Passports on Cruises It depends on your itinerary: Cruises that begin at a US port and end at the same US port: No passport required Cruises that begin at a US port and end at a different US port: Passport required Cruises that begin or end at any foreign (non-US) port: Passport required Always check with your travel agent or cruise line about identification requirements. When in doubt, bring your passport. It can't hurt to have it. The US State Department released the newest cruise guidelines...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Bahamas, Vacation Packages

When is the best time to take a cruise to the Bahamas?

Because the Bahamas are located in "Hurricane Country" you want to avoid the summer for trips to the Bahamas. Spring and winter will have the best weather and best temperatures! The best time to cruise in the Bahamas with the best weather is sometime between March and May. Pricewise, the cruise would be cheaper if taken in September or October. The average high temperatures for the Bahamas drop below 80 degrees Fahrenheit from December through March, according to the World Weather Organization. They...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Passport Requirements

Do you need a passport for Southern Caribbean?

Yes, unless you are a US citizen and this is a closed-loop cruise. From the website: U.S. citizens who board a cruise ship at a port within the United States, travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship may present a government issued photo identification, along with proof of citizenship (an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization). Please...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Bahamas, Caribbean Islands

What is the best time to take a Caribbean cruise?

It depends on what you want for the best time- best time to get the best deal or the best time to go period. It also depends on what you are looking for as far as your cruise. If you are someone who doesn't want to go when a ship may have a lot of children or if you are hoping to go in a less crowded time. It really depends on what you are looking for. There is hurricane season...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

What do small sailboats have a tendency to do?

Sailboats have the tendency to Capsize and Swamp.
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Titanic

What is a bigger ship the RMS Titanic or the Oasis of the Seas?

The MS Oasis of the Seas is larger than the RMS Titanic. While the Titanic was considered the largest ship of it's time, it would be dwarfed in comparison to today's ocean cruise liners. The Titanic was approx. 46,000 tons -- less than half the gross tonnage of the Oasis of the Seas. Surreyfan ...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

A room on board a ship?

On a cruise ship it is called a cabin or berth. On a military vessel or merchant ship it is called a compartment. ...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

Are all meals covered on a cruise ship?

MOST meals are included in your cruise vacation. The 'main' dining rooms, room service, and the buffet are generally included. Your ship may offer 'specialty' or 'alternative' dining options, which are available for a small cover charge. Think of this as an upgrade to your cruise, where you can get a 5-course dinner with a 48 oz. Porterhouse for just $20 (for example). Rservations are generally required. Meals that you would be eating on shore where the port of call would be taking...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Sydney, West Indies

What is the cheapest time of year to cruise to the Caribbean?

Cheapest time for Caribbean cruises The least expensive cruise fares can generally be found for sailings which occur during the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving and between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, any time most kids are in school is likely to be less expensive than other times of the year. Despite the hurricane season, summer is NOT the best time since kids are out of school and it's prime vacation time. After Labor Day, the kids are back in school, demand drops...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

How long does it take a cruise ship to travel from England to America?

It takes approximately two weeks to travel from England to America by ship. ...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

What is the best way to find the cheapest Caribbean cruise in October?

First of all, the cheapest cruise is not necessarily the one you want to buy. The most expensive cruise you will ever take, is the one you paid for, but, did not enjoy. Aside from that.... which of you know why the same cabin in three different locations on the same ship can cost $ 699.00, $999.00, or 1,049.00 ? When you can answer that, and a dozen more little questions like it, maybe then you can feel comfortable booking a cruise yourself through...
Asked in The Bible, Cruises and Ocean Liners, US Navy History and Traditions

Are there any biblical verses on ships traveling through storms?

Yes in the bible it tells us that Paul was shipwrecked on one of his missionary journeys due to a storm. ...
Asked in History of Maritime, Cruises and Ocean Liners, Titanic

Who was onboard the Carpathia when it went to the aid of the sinking Titanic?

FAQ Farmers have identified these My grandfather was on board the the Carpathia. His name was Arthur Vale and he was a stoker. My grandmother, Anna Oberg, immigrated to the US from Sweden and was on the Carpathia when it picked up the Titanic survivors in 1912. However, I cannot find any historical documentation showing the names of passengers originally on the Carpathia on that trip as opposed to the manifests created later to document the Titanic survivors. I've done a family geneology on...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

How can you find a cheap cruise in October?

With the arrival of a few new ships in the Caribbean, (ALLURE & EPIC)I think you'll find cruise lines scrambling to fill an extra say... 10,000 berths a week. This can work to your advantage. The operative word here is "competent". The mix of cabins the cruise line is trying to fill at "fire sale" rates is varied. The right person will have access to "FLASH" (unadvertised specials) and understand the relationship between the cabins location and it's price and can advise...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

Can you fish off a cruise?

Probably not. The boat is humongous, so you'd need a really big line to catch anything. Plus, i think it's a safety issue to fish. ...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners

Where did the hawaiians come from?

They came from many islands, mainly probably from tahiti, and the marquesas. ...