Browse the sections below to find answers to some common questions regarding our trips.
Princess Cruises will require a deposit upon booking. The amount may vary based upon special promotions and the date you make your reservation. Final payment will be due August 1, 2022 and, until that date, all deposits are 100% refundable. On August 1, 2022, the balance due will be automatically charged to your credit card unless we are notified in advance to use a different form of payment. Check payments should be made payable to Cruise Designs.
Each person must have a valid U.S. passport. Canadian and residents of other countries will need to check with their consulates to see if a visa will be required.
Start your vacation off right by adding a few nights prior, or after, the cruise at our host hotel, The Embassy Suites by Hilton-Fort Lauderdale. Our special group rate is just $164 per night plus 13% tax. You can choose from one king bed or two doubles. (Third and fourth in a room are just $10 each more ).
When checking in at the pier you will need to leave a credit card imprint. Anything you purchase on the ship will be charged to your cabin account. Cash is not accepted anywhere except the casino. Should you not have a credit card, you will need to leave cash deposit from which you may draw.
The first night of every cruise we host a welcome cocktail party exclusively for our guests. This is the first time the entire group will have a chance to meet and mingle. We will make many useful announcements. Other private events are also planned for the week. Full details of our daily itinerary will be made available to you upon check in on the ship.
We have confirmed a block of tables together at 7:40PM each evening. Since the tables are ours, you may feel free to move from table to table each evening. We encourage this so that you get the chance to get to know as many people as possible. Evenings are casual such as slacks and shirt or polo type shirt. Meals in the buffet are always casual. You may request other dining times if you wish but you will not be with the rest of the group. We find it a great bonding experience when the entire group dines together.
If you choose either an inside, oceanview, or balcony stateroom, we will offer to find you a cabinmate. You may choose to find your own traveling partner up until July 1, 2022. After July 1, 2022 cabinmates will be assigned. Unfortunately you will not have a chance to interview prospective cabinmates. Assignments are made right before final payment is due.
In each port, we will offer our own group excursion. The ship also offers many others from which you can choose.
For those who opt to purchase the “Perks,” gratuities are included as part of this package. For those who do not choose the Perks, the ship will add a gratuity charge of $16.95 per person per day to your shipboard account. Gratuities and taxes may also be added to spa services as well as drinks for those who are not on a “perks package.”
Fort Lauderdale is the closest airport to the pier. Fort Lauderdale airport is about 15 minutes away, as is the Embassy Suites.