More preparing for your first cruise

There is a first time everything, and that includes taking your first cruise. We started this discussion yesterday, but let’s get back into it.

  • You will want to get to your ship as early as you can. You will want as much time as you can have to explore your ship and figure out where everything is. You will probably have to be in line to get yourselves checked in. That is the perfect time to get to know your fellow passengers. Getting there early is also a good idea in case you don’t like your room or something like that.
  • If you are going to explore the ports that they are going to take you to, you will want to do your research before you leave on your cruise. Know what you want to do at each stop, and have everything set up. Or if you have me book your trip, I can help you figure out your excursions.
  • You will want to know whether your wait staff will be given tips out of what you have already paid, or is that another expense you need to figure on? Are tips part of your on board credit? Most cruises will automatically add your gratuities to your bill.
  • Most cruises will leave the following day’s itinerary in your room before dinner begins. You will be wise to sit down right then plan out your day. It will help you make the best use of your time.
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