A cruise can be a source of excitement and a source of stress. Excitement because you get to travel on a luxurious ship from one point of the world to the next. Stressful because you may not be as attuned to the waters as you feel you are. Thus, it is always good to go ahead with the cruise with a little knowledge. Here are 15 things you should know before going to a cruise:
- Don’t just go for the rates
There are many deals that are offered on a particular cruise. It is important to read through them to know what they offer so you can decide accordingly. Maybe the cheapest rate won’t be the experience you are imagining.
- No windows
There are many rooms on a ship that do not have windows, thus, if you are claustrophobic, you should consider what your requirements are before selecting your cabin.
- Keep a day bag
Always pack a bag for the entire day, perhaps a navy beach bag that has all your essentials. This is so that you save yourself multiple trips to your cabin throughout the course of the days. If you feel that the navy beach bag is not enough, go ahead and get a navy blue beach tote –it will contain all your things and compliment the blue water you will be sailing on.
- There is a lot to do
Cruises are designed to keep you entertained throughout the day and night. You are always going to find an activity to do no matter what time it is.
- There is a dress code
On most cruises, no matter where they are going or what the standard is, there will always be a dress code. It is usually semi-formal and relaxed.
- Try new foods
Cruises aim to give you as much variety as possible; this especially extends to food. They will give you options between various cuisines and styles.
- Opt for a higher cabin
For those who tend to get seasick, try getting a cabin room that is on the higher levels. The higher you are, the less nausea you feel.
- Always plan for the day
Due to the expansive nature of the cruise, if you don’t plan you can tend to get overwhelmed and lose. So make sure that you create a daily agenda. Ensure that you make preparations before by readying a navy blue beach tote perhaps.
- Find out about all expenses
You can opt for an all-inclusive package that takes away the worry of managing every finance on the cruise. If you don’t, then you will have to consider little payments like tips.
- Laundry and dry cleaning is available
If you find that you have packed lightly, you can always send your clothing items for a wash. Store your dirty clothes in a navy beach bag and hand them off for cleaning all at once to save yourself of the trouble of going again and again.
- There could be last-minute upgrades
Usually, if you are there at the opportune moment, you can find that there are last-minute upgrades available if someone fails to show up. Take this opportunity to get yourself upgraded.
- Opt for room service
If you feel like you need a break from the crowds, you can always order rooms service and enjoy a day in for a change.
- Take the stairs
You may waste minutes every day waiting for elevators, instead take the stairs. You can get where you want quicker, can observe your surroundings and you can enjoy every activity at its time.
- Explore the ship
Perhaps the most fascinating part of the cruise is the ship. It is created beautifully and there is always so much more you could find out that will fascinate you.
- Use your mobiles carefully