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General Tips

Spare Personal Navigators are available from Guest Services.

Be sure to apply lots of sunscreen. The sun in the Caribbean & Bahamas is very strong.

Arrive at Port Canaveral as early as you can. There is lots going on onboard from the minute you walk on.

When you check-in you'll be required to give credit card details so that anything onboard can be charged to your room. At the end of the cruise, there is no need to visit Guest Services, as your account will automatically be charged. If you wish to settle all or part of your account with cash or traveller's cheques you can do so during the cruise at any time by visiting Guest Services.

Because Non-U.S. Citizens must surrender their passports at check-in, and need to show photo ID when disembarking the ship at ports, you should take another form of photo ID with you, such as a driving license.

If you want to buy lots of the photos taken by the ship's photographers, consider purchasing a package as it will work out cheaper.

If you want a quiet break away from the mayhem on decks 9 & 10, go down to deck 4 where you'll find comfortable loungers.


Reserving seats for other guests isn't permitted.

Arrive about 15-20 minutes early if you want a good seat.

Flash photography and videotaping are not allowed at any of the shows.

Shows are scheduled twice nightly. If you're on the first dinner seating, you'll go to the late evening show. If you're on the second dinner seating, you'll go to the first show.

Candy and snacks are available from Preludes, located right at the entrance to the Walt Disney Theatre.

If you can't make it to the shows they are shown simultaneously on your stateroom TV.


Book your Palo reservation in advance through the website, or arrive at the booking location on embarkation day as soon as it opens.

If you plan to drink a lot of wine with meals, consider purchasing the wine package.

If you aren't happy with your dining rotation schedule, or the table you are on, you can change. Attend the meeting on embarkation day, or call the number listed in your Personal Navigator.

The menu items at dinner can sometimes be quite elaborate. Fussy eaters needn't worry as there are always plain selections such as chicken, steak and fish.

Fancy more than one of the course options, but can't decide? Just ask your server if you can try both!

Don't miss the first night at Animator's Palette, when they do 'the show.'


Schedule any treatments at the Vista Spa for early on a day at sea.

If you want to have an open-air cabana massage at Castaway Cay, book early as they are popular.

Space at Flounder's Reef Nursery is limited, so book your child's stay early.



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