10 tips to enjoy your perfect cruise

Posted by on May 13, 2012

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Do you wnat ot have the best cruise experience and you dont know what to do? Beleow are 10 steps that you should follow!

Cruise ship

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  • Don’t book the wrong ship. This is often the mistake of all lot of people. Cruise lines vary from facilities, services and other features. You might want to opt for the one with the gym or the spa. There are some that are ideal for relaxation.
  • You might want to book early. This is one of the ways to get the best price for the cruise. This can help you save money in the long run. Remember book at least six months before. It will give you about 50% of savings.
  • Know your budget and book only a cabin that would fit your finances.
  • Be prepared before the trip. This is something that would pay off in the long run. Have a checklist on the things that you will do before you go. Be sure to bring toiletries and other essential items. Although they are normally sold on the trip, they are sometimes expensive. Rather than bringing big bottles transferred shampoos and conditioners bring instead small plastic containers.
  • Be sure to pack lightly and pack the right things. Be prepared that your luggage might be misplaced. You might want to put everything that you need in a carry bag. It is best if you purchase a travel insurance that would protect your lost or stolen baggage.
  • It is a good idea to make spa appointments early. Be sure to beat the rush. Make sure to reserve restaurant tables on the first day of cruising. This is best so that you will not lose out since you will be in competition with other passengers on the ship. There are some facilities that can only accommodate a few people a day.
  • You might need to do shore trips. There are some that are worth taking that is more fun and cheaper. This is the best way to meet some new friends. However be sure not to miss your boat.
  • In case you are celebrating a wedding or a birthday, be sure that the cruise manager knows about it. They will sometimes give royal treatment or they will give you recognition.
  • Tipping is important business when cruising. Most cruise lines will ask you to give tip like $10 a day.
  • If you are cruising for romance, you should advice them as soon as possible. This is true especially if you want to have dinner for two. This is also best if you want to be alone underneath the stars.

Cruise photo: blmiers2

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