DBT Corporate Travel Information - Travel Guide
A holiday cruise
- There are cruises
to suit every budget and they can offer the best travel value for your
dollar because the fare includes: all meals, accommodation, onboard
activities and entertainment. You know what your holiday will cost before
you travel. Your only extra expenses will be drinks, optional shore
excursions and personal services.
- Cruisescene (a
member of the DBT group of companies) will design a cruise holiday
tailored to your budget and
dreams! Log onto www.cruisescene.com.au or call
your cruise consultant today at 1 800 678 555
- In port you can
go off on your own and explore, or sign up for an organised activity. It's
a great way to visit several places without having to pack and unpack.
- All kinds of
people take cruises and the type of passenger depends on the ship and
- Pack what you
would for any resort. Cruises are casual by day, on board or ashore. In
the evening, attire is dictated by occasion.
- The most popular
cruise areas are in the calmest waters. With the large size of today's
passenger liners, stabilisers, advance availability of accurate weather
information and new medication, motion sickness has been almost
- Cruise lines
welcome passengers with special needs and work hard to help them
throughout the trip. Let our consultants know well in advance if you have
any special medical, physical, dietary or other requirements. Most modern
cruise ships have a number of cabins specially designed to accommodate
passengers in wheelchairs.
- Virtually every
cruise ship has a fully equipped medical facility and staff to handle
- Meal times vary
but there are usually two sittings and a buffet as well as the main dining
room. Most ships accommodate salt-free, low-carbohydrate, Kosher or other
- Virtually all
ships have smoking and non-smoking tables and/or sections in the lounges
and dining rooms. Many dining rooms are smoke-free.
- Cabins are small
- designed for efficiency and to encourage you to use the public
facilities on board. An "outside" or "ocean view"
cabin has a porthole or picture window. Some also have a small balcony. An
"inside" cabin has no porthole, window, or balcony. Most cabins
have twin beds, which can be converted to queen size. Most cabins have
only a shower.
- Most cruise ships
have laundry facilities and many have dry-cleaning services. Most also
have self-service laundrettes.
- About 35% of
cruises are booked by families with children. Most cruise companies
provide supervised activities for kids, especially during school holidays.
Kids who enjoy swimming, sports, games, movies and the adventure of new
places will love a cruise. Kids adapt to shipboard life easily. Cruise
staff help keep them busy and entertained. Children generally travel at a
much lower rate.
- At night there is
dancing, live entertainment, casinos, discos, movies and special events
like the Captain's cocktail party, passenger talent night, magic acts,
comedy acts and dance parties.
- Cruising is ideal
for people travelling alone because it's easy to meet other people. Most
ships have single cabins as well as single rates for double staterooms.
- When you board
you activate an account and all expenses will be charged to your room -
paid for by credit card at the end of the cruise.