What is included in your basic cruise fare? Best check the fine print!

I wanted to highlight an article from the Advice section of this site, What is included in your cruise fare? (refer to http://cruiseline.com/advice/how-to-book/before-you-book/what-is-included-in-your-cruise-fare).

The article is a start but rather than relying on secondhand information, this is a great opportunity for everyone to go to your passenger contract and READ THE FINE PRINT!

Many times we see cruise reviews containing complaints about things that would have been non-starters had the person bothered to read their passenger contract. It is never a bad time to read your contract... in fact, it is always a good time, especially prior to signing on the dotted line.


13 Answers

Always read the fine print. In fact

Always read the fine print with your Travel Advisor....

Always ask questions--no question is dumb.... only mistakes are.

I don't understand people not reading the contract. We have to click on the little box that says we read it, so there's no reason to not do it.

I've heard a rumor that somebody has checked the box without fully reading the contract -- not to name any names, BDRSurprised

No your joking!


I didn't read my mortgage, do you really think I read my cruise contract ? But, if you are going out for the first time, I'd say yeah, these days you should read it. There are a lot more restrictions and options these days.

No !!!!!!!!SurprisedSurprisedSurprised

When the party of the first part (hereafter referred to as "BD Rebel" or BDR") attempts to read the legally binding document executed by the party of the second part (hereafter referred to as "Cruise Line" or "Line"), and the party of the first part then realizes that 1) he doesn't speak legalese and therefore has no clue what they are talking about, and 2) realizes that there are 50 more pages, he thereunto surrenders all rights to be informed as guaranteed by the document executed by the party of the second part.

Right you are. Had a teacher that always used to say, "The only dumb question is the one that wasn't asked"

Having read many forum questions, I can unequivocally state, there are dumb questions, and they do get asked.


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