People who have never tried hopping on board a cruise ship before might have a few ideas about what it’s all about—but most of those ideas are probably not on point. Cruising is quite an experience, and sometimes, the surprises you’ll discover while on a cruise are part of its appeal. If you want to maximise your first-ever cruise trip, travel consultants from Xquizit Limousines & Tours provide you some pointers.
Know Thy Self
Travelling at sea is different from staying on land or flying. While most people never have any problems with seasickness on cruise ships, it’s best to pack a few tablets for nausea. If you forget your tablets, ask the crew if they have any, just in case.
Book a Private Room
You can have fun sharing a room with others, but if you are the type that values privacy over anything else, spend a bit more on a suite. A balcony suite is advisable, as you have your little nook to relax, plus a balcony to watch the ocean from—in complete privacy. Your little balcony will also keep you from being claustrophobic on your days at sea.
Don’t get cooped up in your suite, even if it’s a lovely part of the ship. Know more about your cruise ship and what little surprises await you at every turn. You might even make a friend or two. You’ll be surprised what cruise ships have on board for guests.
This is sound advice for almost any travel. You are likely to book a cruise during sunny weather anyway, so bring summer clothing, a good set of formal clothing if you expect a ball, and a light but warm and waterproof jacket, in case the weather changes. Cruise ships typically have laundry services, so you have that option if you ever run out of clean clothing.
Leave the Ship When at Port
If your cruise takes you to a city or island, take a tour of the area. You might find a good place for dining or buying souvenirs. Take lots of pictures. It’s all part of the fun of cruising.
There is no tour quite like a cruise. If you’ve never tried it, you should; you don’t know what you’re missing. Keep these little pieces of advice in mind to make sure you have an ocean of a good time.