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Tips for new cruisers

November 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Cruises

If you haven’t been on a cruise, it is something that you need to make time for. Cruises are a lot of fun and unlike most vacations; you really don’t have to worry about planning anything as it’s all taken care of for you. It will include meals along with lodging needs and you will be able to really enjoy the time in the sun without any obligations to drive somewhere. What really makes a cruise so enjoyable is that you get to lay out on the deck in the middle of the ocean with the sunlight everywhere and at night you can easily enjoy the beauty of a clear sky with stars lighting the way. First-time cruisers do need to understand what they are getting into and how to make the most of their dream vacation.

Book Early
To get the best deals, book in advance. You need to look at the travel deals you can find so that you can book a nice cruise without the large price tag that tends to come with cruises. Really consider the type of view you want as the cheapest rooms won’t have a window and for some people this can make them feel a bit claustrophobic.  As you are researching the various cruise options that you have it is important that you look over the accommodations along with all the things it comes with like child care, meals, entertainment, etc. You need something that comes with an all-around service in order to satisfy your cruising needs.

Entertainment
With a cruise comes a lot of entertainment. If you are taking the kids with you, it is best to look for a family-friendly cruise line. This is why a lot of people will opt for the Disney Cruise because it does have a lot of entertainment geared toward youngsters. However all of the cruise lines will have plenty to keep you occupied. From rock climbing to swimming, golfing, yoga, and tennis there will be plenty of activities that you can enjoy. Check to see where the ports are so you can plan some on-shore activities. Many of the cruise lines will stop at big tourist ports so there is always plenty of shopping to do but you may be in port long enough to book a snorkeling adventure or something else. Get the itinerary from the cruise line so you know what type of options you have.

Sea Sickness
Many first-time cruisers are paranoid about getting sea sick. While you may feel a few motions of the boat now and again, it is not likely that you will get sea sick. Just focus on enjoying the cruise and if you do feel a little sick, don’t worry because you can easily find a store on the boat that sells some medicine to help. The new cruise lines have so many new hydraulics and things that most cruise passengers don’t really feel the boat moving at all. If you get sick, there is an on-site doctor that will be able to provide you with medical services.

Don’t pack food
Some people really do pack a ton of food and bring it with them as they are paranoid they will be hungry. The restaurants are open all day and all night so food is always ready for you. The food cost should be included in the cost of your ticket but it is a good idea to double check just in case you are a little concerned about it.

Taking a cruise is definitely something you need to do at least once in your lifetime. You will definitely appreciate the free time you have to think and just relax along with all of the fun entertainment that is available.

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