Read some general information from a cruise brochure. Match the headings from the table to the extracts.
i. Purchases on board
j. Shore excursions
k. The cruise includes
e. Medical services
f. On-board credit and credit cards
g. Postcards/postal services
n. What to wear
An embarkation notice will be sent with your tickets approximately two weeks prior to your cruise departure date. Embarkation generally commences three hours before the ship sails and all passengers should be on board one hour before sailing. On arrival at the port, all passengers are requested to have all luggage labeled showing the passenger's name, ship, port of departure, and cabin number. Your luggage will be taken care of by porters who will arrange for it to be delivered to your cabin.
Full-board accommodation for the duration of the cruise. Meals on board (commencing with dinner on the day of embarkation) consist of early morning coffee or tea, the choice of continental breakfast in the cabin or full breakfast in the dining room, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The last meal on board will be breakfast on the day of disembarkation. Coffee or tea with lunch and dinner is not included.
Optional shore excursions are available at most ports of call. Details will be sent with your tickets. Excursions can only be booked on board. Payment will be by the on-board credit card system.
Vaccinations are not compulsory for any cruises in this brochure. However, please check final vaccination requirements of each country you intend to visit with your doctor or travel agent at least eight weeks before departure.
There is a limited foreign exchange facility on board each ship where certain recognized foreign money and worldwide traveller's cheques may be exchanged. There is a charge for this service. The unit of currency on board is US dollars.
A 'No Cash' system operates on all cruises for bar, wine, and beverage purchases, as well as shore excursions and services provided in the beauty salons, spas, and hairdressers. This account is normally settled on the last evening of the cruise and payment can be made by credit card, traveller's cheques, or cash. Personal cheques andEurocheques are not accepted on board. A service charge of 10% is added to all accounts.
A limited selection of postcards is available from the Information Office, which can also arrange to post your mail.
A qualified doctor and nurse are available on all cruise ships. Payment for treatment or medication should be made on board direct to the medical personnel.
Women up to their 28th week of pregnancy may travel as long as a doctor's certificate is provided.
Passengers may benefit from tax-free prices on a wide selection of goods. The attractive shopping galleries feature many top Italian designer products. Gift shops and boutiques have an extensive range of clothing, gifts, and souvenirs. Duty-free wines and spirits for consumption at home are only sold on the last day of the cruise
This is not obligatory; however, passengers often ask us for guidance. The following scale is recommended: cabin steward - $3 per passenger per day, table steward $3 per passenger per day, bus-boy - $ 1 per passenger per day.
The Cruise Director and staff arrange a comprehensive programme of activities and entertainment on board.
Casual and comfortable. For ship and shore, casual attire and swimwear is in order during the day. For days in port, comfortable clothes and walking shoes are a must. In the evening gentlemen require jacket and tie. For the Gala Nights, a bit more formality is requested - a cocktail dress for ladies, lounge suits for gentlemen. Formal evening wear is not essential.
Passengers will find a good selection of books available on loan, free of charge.
3). Imagine that you work for a cruise company. How would you reply to the following questions from passengers who have booked one of the cruises? Use the information from the general information given before.
1. How long before departure do I have to get to the ship?
2. How many meals a day are included?
3. Do I have to go on all sightseeing trips?
4. Do I need any vaccinations?
5. How much cash do I need for daily expenses?
6. I’m pregnant-is it OK, for me to go on a cruise?
7. Can I get duty-free goods whenever I want?
8. How much money do I need for gratuities on a seven-day cruise?