Do you want to surprise a family member who works on a cruise? Or perhaps your friend has forgotten his laptop while visiting you while he was on land? Don’t worry, Eurosender helps you when shipping a care package to a crew member all over the world. Birthdays, holidays as Christmas and Newyear, or for any other occasion that you want to show someone that you care about them, shipping a care package to a sailor or a crewmember is always a good idea. Therefore, we have created this guide with all the in’s and out’s about shipping a parcel to a crew member.
When shipping a care package to a sailor, choosing for Eurosender allows you to benefit from the cheapest door-to-door shipping services. Through our platform, you are provided with the best deals for your destination. This is a result of the immense network of courier providers we work with. So, when you want to show someone who is far away from home, that you care about them, you want your shipment to be handled with care. In the steps below, we will show you exactly how to get you ready for shipping a parcel to a crew member.
Care packages are most appreciated when the receiver feels that you put some time and effort into it. You can do that by handpicking the items yourself, decorating the box with wrapping paper or other decoration material or by adding a letter and photos. When it comes to the things you can ship, here are just some ideas to kickstart your care package:
Determining the address of the person you want to send the care package to is something that deserves extra attention. If the cruise comes back to the same port every week, then there is no problem, but if the crew is for more than a month on the water, you will have to think ahead when shipping a parcel to a crew member.
When shipping to a port, you might have to call ahead to the crew or an office and ask the following questions:
Here are a few alternatives on shipping a care package to a sailor or how to better organize the delivery of your parcel at a port:
Writing down the correct address
After you determined the address, it is crucial that you correctly fill in the address field. In the example below, you see an example of what this should look like. When you have questions about the address, or you are not sure how to fill in the details of your delivery point, you can always contact our customer service to help you out.
With our specific packing instructions, you have access to a wide range of shipping guides of various items, ranging from perfume to chocolate to a smartphone. With the right packing material and the proper packing advice, your package is ready for the road ahead.
Track and trace
Thanks to the current technology, anyone who books the shipping service on Eurosender platform will be able to use international parcel tracking tools online. Regular updates of the information about global package tracking are available from the moment the package is collected until it reaches its destination.
With such a wide range of items that you can ship, you want to keep in mind that there are certain rules about shipping. Let’s take a look at some of the things you should know.
Shipping with Eurosender means that your shipments are automatically insured with our Standard Insurance. But when shipping a care package to a crew member with great value, it is a good idea to cover your shipment with additional insurance (up to 1000€, 2000€ or 5000€.)
Do you have any other question regarding shipping a care package to a crew member or on the organization of shipping to a crew member? Then please, do not hesitate to contact our agents and give them all the information you have of your shipment. They will then help you as soon as possible.