Ticket styles vary from cruise line to cruise line, however most operators have now switched to a greener ticketing system. Rather than sending out paper tickets in personalised wallets, the majority of cruise lines now request that passengers log in online to access their documents, book excursions, enter passport information and add insurance details where required.
Tickets will become available to print approximately 28 days prior to the cruise and Bolsover Cruise Club is able to print tickets free of charge for those who are unable to do so themselves. Our administration team receives a report each day, advising the names of passengers who are yet to print their tickets. If tickets are not printed by the customer in good time before departure, our administration team will print and send the ticket, or offer the passenger the chance to collect if they are local to the office. Some cruise lines, such as P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean International, also offer guests the option of showing their e-tickets via their tablet device on arrival at check-in, thus removing the need to print anything.
Flight tickets for fly-cruise holidays will be sent out as soon as they are issued by the airline.
In some instances, ticket releases may be late. This is often the case with Saver Fare bookings with P&O Cruises and Cunard, as the cabin is not allocated until close to the time of departure. Tickets will be available to print as soon as your cabin has been allocated, with a representative from Bolsover Cruise Club or your cruise operator calling to advise in the unusual event that you must collect tickets from the cruise terminal on arrival.
Passengers who pay to upgrade their cabin or receive a complimentary upgrade should wait approximately 24 hours for the online system to refresh before printing their new amended tickets. These tickets will show information on your new cabin and will replace any tickets that you have previously printed. If upgrades occur exceptionally close to time of boarding, your cruise line may advise you to note your new cabin number over the existing one and speak to check-in staff on arrival.