90 days before your cruise and you have come to the right place to learn what you need to make your cruise a trip of a lifetime. We are so excited to help you navigate the days leading up to your cruise. Now if we are excited, we can’t even imagine how excited you are! You will be out to sea, sailing the ocean blue in less than 90 days! We want nothing more for you than fair winds and smooth sailing!
You have come to the 90 days before your cruise page. But this is just the beginning! We really suggest you start skimming through all of the days right now! Then you can make sure during the 30 day countdown before your cruise that you have accomplished all that you need to, stress-free!
Do your Online Check-In and Book Your Cruise Shore Excursions now!
It may seem early but take it from us, the best shore excursions book up fast. So we really want you to go to the Online Cruise Check-In page and get started. Then go right to Day 28 Shore Excursions and Cruise Packages to get a jumpstart on the other cruisers. It is so much fun to see all of what is offered on each port. It is the first porthole into the amazing cruise you will have. Not to mention, this far in advance there are often early booking discounts. Go as soon as you can to Day 28, and read everything you need to learn about booking your shore excursions for your upcoming cruise.
Start the vacation before your ship leaves! Then make it last for days after! Don’t book your flights until you read this post. You will thank us later!
Steamer Trunk or Suitcase?
Consider Travel Insurance!
There is a whole boatload of reasons to consider Travel Insurance, AKA Trip Cancellation Insurance. We dedicate a day on your countdown to it. Day 27 Cruise Travel Insurance. Read about it and see if it is something that will bring down your stress before and during for your trip. If you have not paid in full for your cruise yet, your Travel Agent may be able to add it to your booking. All of the cruise lines offer it before final payment. You may also get a quote and book it directly with a Travel Insurance company.
Pre Cruise and Post Cruise Experiences
With only three months to go before your cruise, it is time to start thinking about extending all of the fun! There are so many options for pre cruise or post cruise experiences. Especially if you are flying to another part of the country or the world to catch your ship. Most likely your travel agent has discussed these opportunities with you. But if not, let us share with you all of the many options for a pre or post cruise!
If you are flying to another state or country to set sail on your high seas adventure, doesn’t it make sense to arrive a few days early or stay a few days after to take advantage of what that city has to offer? Port of Miami! How about a few days at South Beach? Or a day excursion to Little Havana? Or a side trip to the Florida Keys! Galveston?
Fly in early and take a tour of NASA’s Space Center in Houston. Orlando? Disney World! Los Angeles! Disneyland, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood! How about a day in Seattle to visit the Pike Place Market? Sailing out of New Jersey? Spend a weekend in NY and see the Big Apple! Broadway Shows!
Foodies and Cruising
Are you a foodie? Come in early and taste the local specialties. I mean who can miss Stone Crab in Florida? Oysters or beignets in New Orleans? New York pizza?
BIG CLUE! We always suggest booking your flight to arrive one day before your cruise just in case of any travel issues! We never want to think it could happen. But it can! Weather! Planes breaking down. Oversold flights!
Our goal for this website is to help you have a stress free cruise. Well, the first step is to get there stress free! So spend that extra few dollars to come in the night before the cruise and enjoy the port city you are sailing from. Then wake up and have a locals breakfast and head off to board the ship for the cruise of a lifetime!
Get your luggage now
You are 90 days before your cruise. It is now time to make sure that you have the correct luggage for your trip. Whether you are traveling within the US to catch your ship or out of the country there are many things to consider. Take a look at our Cruise Luggage page for all of the most important information. It really gives you a world of things to think about.
- What size luggage is the best to take aboard the ship?
- How many pieces do the ships allow you to bring?
- Where are they stored once you set sail? And remember if you are traveling out of the country to board your ship there is so much more to consider.
- How large can your suitcases be? Are you going to be traveling by train or bus and who is carrying your luggage? The last thing you want is to throw our your back or pull a muscle before you even get aboard!
The one thing to consider is to invest in a good set of luggage. It will always pay for itself in the long run. Shauna learned this after throwing out many a cheap piece of luggage after only a few trips. Not to mention the wheels! 4 Multi-directional wheels are the only way to go!
Cruising out of Europe
If you are cruising out of Europe and making your flight arrangements remember that you will lose on average 9 hours in time changes. Most flights you take will arrive in Europe the next day. Make sure you plan for this when making your hotel reservations and transfer to the ship.
We cannot stress more that you should fly into Europe 2 days before your cruise. This also gives your body a chance to acclimate to the time changes. You definitely do not want to get on your ship and go right to sleep! Come in early and use that time to get over your jet lag. Then hit the sites of some of the most beautiful ports in the world!
For European, Asian and other cruises where you will need to fly a long way think about breaking up your pre and post cruise experiences. With Europe, you have so many countries within a few hours away from one another by train or short flight it is definitely worth doing a nice land excursion after your cruise.
With 90 days before your cruise, you can plan out your perfect vacation!
Our Favorites for Pre and Post Cruise Adventures
1. Sailing out of Rome? Spend two days in Rome before you sail. See the Vatican, Colosseum, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. Then on your return, take a train from the port to Florence for a few days, then on to Venice! You can fly back to the US from Venice! With about 5 days you can see so much of Italy! Not to mention taste test gelato and pizza from the South of Italy all the way to Venice!
2. Sailing out of Miami? We always love to spend 2 nights in South Beach. Talk about relaxing in the sun before you ever board the ship?! It will truly get you in the vacation frame of mind. If you love culture, then go to Little Havana and get a taste of one of the most beautiful cultures and people to put their stamp on Florida. If you have time after your cruise, rent a car and go to the Florida Keys!
3. Sailing out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey? It’s a must to hop over to Manhattan and feel the amazing energy of this city. Culture at every turn! Museums, theater, food, nightlife! Transportation between the ship and the city is so easy why wouldn’t you?
4. Sailing from Barcelona? Fly into Barcelona and out of Paris! Definitely spending a few days in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona before your cruise is a must! The architecture, history, and nightlife is extraordinary. Then after your cruise grab a quick flight or train to the South Of France! Do a five-day trip and see Nice, Marseille, Cannes, and Monaco. Then fly up to Paris for 2 days and back to the US. Si, Oui, and OMG!
With three months before your cruise, you have some time to get creative and turn what was just a 7 or 10-day adventure into a vacation you will remember for a lifetime.
Be sure to check with your Travel Agent for changes in pricing in your favor and possible cabin upgrades as they become available.
While it is 90 days before your cruise, be sure to look at all of the important info on our 60 days until your cruise page and start reading up on your 30 Day Cruise Countdown here! The earlier you start to get ready for your cruise the better off you are.
Our Luggage Tips and Ideas
1. For any trips where we will be spending a few days either before or after your cruise, we love to have a carry on suitcase for the clothes we plan to wear. It is so much easier than digging through your suitcase looking for something to wear and then repacking to board the ship two days later.
2. Read up on the Luggage Page about TSA locks, luggage scales, luggage tags, luggage straps and more. We really make use of all of these things to protect our luggage and to make sure they get to all of our destinations properly. No one likes losing luggage right before their cruise!
TSA Approved Cable Luggage Locks, Re-settable Combination with Alloy BodyDigital Luggage Scale 110 Lbs Portable High Precision Travel Hanging Postal Scale with Temperature Sensor and Tare Function Gift for Traveller7 Pack TravelMore Luggage Tags For Suitcases, Flexible Silicone Travel ID Identification Labels Set For Bags & Baggage – Multi Color PackWeBravery Adjustable Luggage Straps Suitcase Belts Travel Bag strap (Blue 4Pieces)
Here is to smooth sailing and a cruise of a lifetime!