12 Things Your Cruise Line Won’t Tell You

PrincessCruiseShip  A dozen little things we learned along the way the hard way…

  1. As soon as you get your itinerary, get on the cruise lines webpage, and verify you have the cabin you want.
  2. Not sure what you want? The ideal cabin is mid-ship, accommodates two people only (otherwise you get bunk beds nailed to each side of your room), and has a balcony. A balcony costs more, but then, what doesn’t?
  3. Repeat after me -“Nothing is included, except the cuisine.”
  4. Pack food and water in your carry-on bag. You won’t mind how heavy it is when you are stuck in a 3-hour security line.
  5. You do NOT look awful! It’s your cabin lighting. Or lack of.
  6. The open ocean is more active than coastal waters. Take Dramamine 1st thing when you wake up on ‘Days at Sea’. Trust me.
  7. You will start showering, using one arm to wash and the other for balance. Two weeks later, I am still doing this.
  8. WiFi internet access is now offered on ships. For the bargain price of $.79/minute.  [Again – See #3].
  9. Coffee is included – except in the coffee bar.
  10. The elevators are always full and very slow, so take the stairs. Less strain and more calories burned.
  11. Travel with friends and family. Bonding occurs while everyone goes through enjoys the same experience.
  12. Don’t stress about packing. You will bring the wrong things, regardless.

One more thing – cruising is a blast, yet not all cruise lines are alike. Do some research and find what you want   😉

Good Luck & Bon Voyage!!


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