Cruises are the best way to travel to different islands or multiple cities for a short period. There are so many cruising options for travelers who want to cruise to any country in the world. You can travel from Hawaii to Alaska and the Mediterranean. But for many first-time travelers, cruising can be an overwhelming experience. Here I have listed a few tips that will help you with your first time cruising experience so that you can have a better voyage.
Fly To The Port A Day Earlier
If you reach the port a day early before the flight, it will help you in reducing the stress of any possible flight delays and luggage loss if you fly on the day of the cruise come ashore. If you are late then most probably the ship will leave without you. However, if you don’t wish to reach the port earlier, then just to make things easy for you send your luggage directly to the harbour.
Make The Booking Over The Phone
When you are making a booking, it’s best that you book over the phone and ask for a particular floor. The higher you book the floor, the better it is as you will be closer to the action and activities. Secondly, you won’t get motion sick as the lower levels are more uncomfortable.
Don’t Ignore Your Emails
Never ignore your emails from the cruise line, print out everything you get from them in the email because you might need it at any time during your journey.
Don’t Carry Alcohol In Your Luggage
I will advise you not to pack any alcohol in your luggage; cruise lines have been doing this for years, so they know where exactly you have hidden your alcohol. The cruise line will put your bags through a security check just like the airport scanners, and they will detect where you have kept it. So don’t carry things with you that are not allowed on the cruise.
Take A Small Hand Bag With You
Since your luggage will be sent to the cruise line and you won’t have access to it for some hours, it’s best that you pack a small backpack that you can carry with you onboard. You can put things like sun block, book, bathing suit, sunglasses and other things that you may need while you wait for your luggage to arrive.
Keep Your Key Card With You All The Time
It’s best to keep the key card with you all the time even when you are getting off the boat. You won’t be able to get back on the ship without it because it’s used as an ID card and your picture is paste on it.