A dozen little things we learned
along the way the hard way…
- As soon as you get your itinerary, get on the cruise lines webpage, and verify you have the cabin you want.
- 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?
- Repeat after me -“Nothing is included, except the cuisine.”
- 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.
- You do NOT look awful! It’s your cabin lighting. Or lack of.
- The open ocean is more active than coastal waters. Take Dramamine 1st thing when you wake up on ‘Days at Sea’. Trust me.
- You will start showering, using one arm to wash and the other for balance. Two weeks later, I am still doing this.
- WiFi internet access is now offered on ships. For the bargain price of $.79/minute. [Again – See #3].
- Coffee is included – except in the coffee bar.
- The elevators are always full and very slow, so take the stairs. Less strain and more calories burned.
- Travel with friends and family. Bonding occurs while everyone
goes throughenjoys the same experience.
- 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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