The company will provide you with airline e-tickets to and from the ship’s home port of call. You will also be provided with a hotel close to the ship if needed. If you have excess or overweight baggage you must cover the cost yourself at the airport, but may be reimbursed in some cases. Please keep all receipts including cab fare to the ship, as you may be able to claim them later. This is not a guarantee. Hand these in along with your medical receipt to the Crew Office when you sign on. A shuttle may or may not be provided to your hotel from the airport, to the ship from the hotel, or to the ship directly from the airport depending on the circumstances. It’s a good idea to ask the front desk at the hotel when you arrive (if applicable) if there’s a crew shuttle available. If not, call and reserve a taxi for the time you’ll need to leave for the ship and make sure you let the taxi know what company and what ship you’re joining.