Cruise Ship Performer

Information and Resources For Entertainers

Don't Miss The Boat

by: Rick Hubbard

As a performing artist for the cruise ship industry, one of the worst things you can do is miss the boat. The cruise line plans and provides travel in order to make sure that you have the best chance of arriving on time and embarking the ship on schedule. You have a responsibility to not miss the boat.

Here are some apps and websites to help you keep your travel information organized and up-to-date.

Your Responsibilities

by: Rick Hubbard

    Check Your Travel Documents
  • Read your itinerary thoroughly immediately when you receive it
  • Changes can only be made within the first 24 hours from booking the flights
  • Check to see if you need visas and get them
  • Look up your flights online and confirm the times - Use Google Flights
  • Note your port agent information
  • Understand where transfers are or are not provided
  • Be prepared to make your own way when necessary
  • Know where your hotel is located - Use Google Maps
  • Know what time the ship sails - Use CruiseCal
  • Arrive early
  • Have your paperwork ready
  • Request Taxi Cards well in advance of your travel
  • Keep your passport current - renew 6 months before expiration
  • Ask questions well in advance of travel
  • Don't wait until the last minute
  • If you have an urgent travel issue, communicate with Rick as soon as possible


by: Rick Hubbard CruiseMapper

CruiseMapper is a great resource for locating your port and your ship's location in real time. The website is excellent and there are great apps for both Android, Apple iOS and Windows Phone. Ship's location, itinerary, and other information are available.

CruiseMapper For Android
CruiseMapper For Apple
CruiseMapper For Windows


by: Rick Hubbard FlightAware

FlightAware is a great tool to check your flight's status and see alternatives.

FlightAware For Android
FlightAware For Apple


by: Rick Hubbard FlightStats

Another great app for tracking your flights is FlightStats. Know the status of your flight and plan for delays or alternatives.

FlightStats For Android
FlightStats For Apple


by: Rick Hubbard FlightStats

TripCase is a great way to keep all of your travel information organized on your phone. Set up a FREE account. Download the app. Forward your emails with travel itineraries to the special email address, and all of your travel will be organzied for you to see in the app. You will even get messages about delays and weather.

TripCase For Andriod
TripCase For Apple


by: Rick Hubbard FlightStats

Slack is the best way to communicate with Rick. It's a great messaging app that takes very little space on your phone and works fast. I respond to Slack quicker than any other app 24/7.

If you are not able to use Slack, the next best messenging app is Facebook Messenger. I also have WhatsApp. I am no longer using Viber, WeChat, or Line.

For urgent communications 24/7, ring me on WhatsApp or send a Slack message.

Please add Slack to your phone and send me an email to request an invitation to my Slack team.

Slack For Andriod
Slack For Apple
Slack For Windows Desktop