Dot Trip FAQ
Make your stay an enjoyable one by reading about these frequently asked questions.
What is the weather like in the eastern Mediterranean?
During summer, the weather is very warm and dry, with almost no cloud cover.
What should I wear on the Dot Trip?
During the day and evening hours, nice denim and business casual are appropriate. None of our events require formal or business attire. Please give special attention to the clothing recommended for your activity selections. Bring a swim suit for the on-board pool if you’d like to swim; and we recommend one light jacket, just in case.
What time zone will we be in?
During the entire cruise, you will be in the Central European Summer time zone.
What type of money do Mediterranean countries accept?
During your time in Italy and Montenegro, you may use euros; kuna is the form of payment in Croatia. Credit cards are accepted in most locations. To gamble in the ship’s casino, U.S. dollars are accepted.
I have a pacemaker. Who should I contact about getting a non-magnetic name badge?
Please contact Angela Bryant at 800-366-6482, extension 12637 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can prepare a suitable name badge for you.
Where can I get medical information on the trip?
Dot Foods and its employees cannot give any medical advice, but it’s a good idea to consult your physician whenever you travel. There will also be a medical professional on board the ship. Plan ahead and make sure you have an adequate supply of prescription medication before you depart.
Your health and safety are our first priority. If you have any existing medical conditions that may require our attention, or should you require oxygen for medical reasons while on board, we ask that you please send written notification prior to your voyage to Silversea Special Services, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 2600, Miami, FL 33131 or by fax to 954-759-5049. Please note that an oxygen concentrator is the only form of oxygen equipment that Silversea ships can accommodate. Guests wishing to bring their own portable oxygen tanks must obtain prior written authorisation from Silversea, as restrictions may apply. Guests who rely upon wheelchairs must bring their own collapsible wheelchair. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility.
Will my picture be taken while on the Mediterranean cruise?
Yes! A photographer hired by Dot Foods will take photos at various events. By attending the Dot Trip, you consent to the use of your image and/or name by Dot Foods on any registered publishing, broadcast, and cable media, without charge or obligation.
Should I buy travel insurance?
You may wish to purchase travel insurance to supplement your regular life, accident, medical, and personal property insurance. Some companies, like HTH Worldwide, offer specific travel insurance. They have plans that cover medical and medical evacuation benefits as well as baggage, air-flight accident insurance, and more. For additional information, visit https://www.hthtravelinsurance.com/
What if I want to come early or stay longer?
While the Dot Trip does not cover expenses for guests that would like to extend their stay, we do have a list of hotel recommendations here.
What should I do with my valuables during the trip?
While en route, carry your travel documents, valuables, and vital medicines personally or in a carry-on bag. Do not pack these items in your luggage. It is best to leave valuable jewelry at home and use your in suite safe for your excess cash and traveler’s checks. Keep purses, wallets, money, and cameras close to you at all times.
What else do I need to know about the cruise?
Pregnancy: Silversea is unable to accommodate women who have entered their twenty-fourth week of pregnancy and will not be responsible or liable for any complication related to pregnancy during the duration of their Silversea cruise or thereafter. Additionally, airlines may have restrictions that could differ from Silversea’s. Please contact your travel professional or airline.
Travel Documents: A passport is required for travel to Europe. Upon embarkation, Silverseas will collect your passport so they can clear customs for the full group as we enter each port.
Electrical Appliances: For your convenience, 110-volt (U.S. current) and 220. volt (European current) outlets are provided in your suite, accommodating small appliances without the use of adapters or electric converters. A hairdryer is provided in each suite.
Dot Foods and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies maintain no control over the personnel; equipment; or operations of any air, water or surface carrier, cruise line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, resort, restaurant, or other person or entity furnishing services, products or accommodations as part of the Travel Program. All of these suppliers are independent contractors. Dot Foods and their respective parent; subsidiary; and affiliated companies shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of these suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service, product or accommodation that is owned, operated, furnished or otherwise used by any of these suppliers; (3) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not under the direct control of Dot Foods respectively; or (4) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the direct control of Dot Foods respectively.
During the trip, the participant may have the opportunity to participate in various optional activities and side trips. Dot Foods and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity arising out of or relating to said participation.
Limited Liability of Manufacturers
All travelers are subject to a variety of laws, tariffs, ticket terms, and conditions which limit or deny their right to recover for personal injuries and property damage. Provisions of this kind are found in the resort laws of every state, and in most airline and cruise line tickets, and are applicable to other travel services.
When: June 11-18, 2020
Silversea Silver Shadow Cruising
Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro