Travel Information

What to wear

Being casual and comfortable is a part of life on the Oosterdam. Weather in the Mediterranean can be warm and humid during the daytime, yet cool in the evening. You may need a sweater or light jacket for those cooler temperatures. (A sweater may also be desired for comfort in the air conditioned public areas.)

Average temperatures on this itinerary are 70-80 degrees during the day and in the 60’s at night. The temperature in each cabin is individually controlled for your own comfort. Bring comfortable shoes to wear in port, streets are often uneven or rough. There are three formal nights (black tie not required, but suit and tie for gents) and other nights are smart casual nights (no jeans or T-shirts in the dining room). We will have early dining reserved for the group. If you don’t want to participate in the formal nights, you have the option of dining casually on the Lido deck.

Travel to and from Venice

We can arrange airline tickets and other personalized travel. We are able to quote fares for all airlines and look for the best prices. Transfers from the airport to the cruise ship and back are available at a minimal charge. Pre and post-cruise packages are available at an additional cost for those who would like to arrive in Venice a day or two early, or stay after the cruise. We will also offer custom hotel packages and touring both before and after the cruise; those details will be mailed to you at a later date.

Trip insurance

The purchase of trip cancellation, travel accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. There are many uncertainties and unforeseen circumstances involved in our world, we therefore strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. This provides coverage in the event prepaid payments are forfeited due to your trip having to be canceled because of unforeseeable sickness, injury or death to you, a family member, or a traveling companion. It also provides coverage if there were to be a default on the part of the cruise line. In addition, it will provide coverage for travel accidents, baggage loss or damage, and medical evacuation. This insurance coverage is available at a rate which varies by your age and the cost of your cruise.

FOR SPECIFIC RATE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE Access America “Trip Assist Plus” flyer. You will be completely covered, waiving all pre-existing conditions, only if the insurance is purchased at the time of deposit. Please complete the section on the registration form (online or pdf) regarding insurance. We cannot accept your registration unless this is completed and signed.

Immigration requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your return date is required for travel. Non-US citizens must have a valid passport and any necessary visas. Legal names must be correct on all documents. Lack of proper ID will result in denial of embarkation, therefore all passengers are responsible for necessary identification. If you have access to the internet, the following website offers excellent information regarding applying for and renewing passports: If you need to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate: is a helpful website.