Here are 5 outstanding first time cruise tips that will make your cruise vacation more affordable and full of satisfaction.
Book Early Or Late
This is a win-win situation for cruisers because you basically get all the best deals by booking in very early or at the last minute. You will get early-bird savings of 15-50% when you book your cruise three to six months before your departure. You can also choose from a wide selection of cabins.
You can also get cheaper deals by booking in at the last minute (2-3 weeks) but it’s going to be difficult to find a cheap flight because most cheap airfares require a 3-week advance purchase. You won’t also get a cabin of your choice and you will have to take in what’s available.
Get A Travel Agent
When you book a cruise, it’s often wise to get a travel agent that’s been at many cruises before. Although there are many websites offering the best cruise deals but it can actually be a difficult thing to book a cruise online. Get a travel who is not affiliated with a specific cruise line so they can give you their honest and unbiased opinions with the cruise lines.
Drive Instead Of Flying
Driving to a port is so much cheaper compared to flying. The cruise lines are doing their best to accommodate more passengers that’s why some of them are repositioning their ships into ports that are near driving distance of most regions in the U.S.
Try A Quick Cruise
You might want to try in booking a 3-5 day trip just to find out what cruising really feels like. I had a friend who is all excited on his first-time cruise but after the trip he felt that it was too limiting and boring.
Check Your Charges
Carefully check for the added charges that cruise lines are milking from you. Cruise lines can suck in your money without you realizing it so be sure to read their policies on everything.
The appeal of online games has never been more popular today than it was a few decades ago. Thanks to an ever increase in access to the internet and constant development in visuals and graphics with realistic features, online gaming is here to stay. In fact, research shows that one in every five internet user visits gaming sites and this number will steadily increase in the next few years as game developers use more advanced technological equipment to make games even more realistic. Although some people may claim that playing online games can be harmful, there are some health benefits with playing games online.
Boosting Memory and Cognitive Development
Games available in the internet are not exclusive, meaning that, players have access to a variety of games. One type of game is that can actually help boost your memory and develop your cognitive skills. We all know that humans normally do not use 100% of their brain function and if one does, often only one side is often used. Puzzles, trivia, logics and other problem solving games help improve brain function and this is not only in one part of the brain but in all areas of it. As the internet grows day by day, one has limitless sources of games, making it easier to challenge oneself with new and exciting activities to work on.
Gateway to Health and Recovery
People with health issues or those who are recovering from illness may find using online game tools helpful to speed up their recovery. Adults who have kids that are sick may also find games that will help kids understand their illness and make it easier for them to deal with such illness. Some games are not only entertaining but also educational making these ideal tools to not only foster creativity but also understanding. Some not-for-profit organizations also make use of online games to help educate kids and adults.
Improve Social Interaction
People that have social interaction problems or are too shy may find it hard to develop friendships in the real world. This dilemma is eliminated through playing online games especially the role-playing ones. Most of the games have an online community so one would not feel alone and can even foster friendships that can extend outside the virtual world. Another thing that is great about this is that one can be oneself and does not need to fake themselves just to be accepted as the virtual gaming community accepts and does not discriminate against age, race and gender.