Q: We're planning on taking a cruise soon. Should we buy airfare from the cruise line or do it ourselves? And although this isn't really an air travel question, how does one go about figuring out which cruise will suit us best? There are so many choices.

A: Airfares bought from the cruise line directly may be more expensive than what you can find through other means. However, cruise line airfares tend to be more flexible, and should your flight be delayed, causing you to miss the ship, the cruise line will fly you to the next possible embarkation port at their expense. Of course, it's always a good idea to arrive at your embarkation port a day early just in case.

As for other cruise tips, read this useful info from past articles I've written on the subject.

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