Many first time cruisers don’t really know what to expect on their first vacation at sea. Although there are many obvious things to think about in advance such as what to do if you get sea sick, here are a few extras tips to make sure that your first cruise trip is the holiday of a lifetime:
If your cruise liner departs from a port which you need to fly to, organising your flights so you arrive well in advance is important. Cruises wait for no one, often first time cruisers arrange their flights to arrive on the same day as the cruise sets sail. This means that if there are any long delays in the airport or traffic problems and unforeseen circumstances along the way, you are likely to miss your cruise departing. By arranging that your flights arrive at least the day before and spending the night in a hotel, you can relax and start enjoying your holiday even earlier. Plus, most cruise ports are in fabulous locations so you’ll get to spend a night in another amazing city too.
Checking out your cruises’ dress code before you pack is always essential. Whether you’re going on a more relaxed or formal cruise is up to you. At Cruise Deals, there is an amazing variety of liners to choose from. Find out how many formal nights there are on board your chosen ship, if any and just how formal they are if so. If you’re flying there are often weight limits on how much luggage you can take so planning your outfits in advance is essential. Don’t assume you’ll be able to get everything on board, somethings like sun cream and toiletries tend to be really expensive if you have to buy on board.
Upgrade to the top drinks package
When on board there are a number of different food and beverage options you can choose from. Whether you choose to dine in the main hall at an all-inclusive style buffet or at the speciality restaurants is completely up to you. It is however a good idea to always upgrade to the top drinks package offered. Whilst on board the amount you spend on drinks quickly stacks up, with the top package you should be able to get all your alcohol, speciality coffees and smoothies included for one price
By following these tips you can ensure that your first cruise holiday goes as smoothly as possible. Who knows, you might even get the cruising bug!