With cruise season upon us, it’s no surprise many travelers are trying to escape their winter blues; and cruises can offer exotic destinations, swimming, entertainment, and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Improve the success of your trip with a few quick and easy steps. So whether it’s your first time on a cruise or you’re a seasoned regular, make sure to remember these tips to prepare for your cruise.
Be Prepared for the Expenses.
On most cruise ships, items such as beverages, tips to shore, spa treatments, laundry services, etc. cost extra. A typical format to keep in mind is the cheaper the ticket, the more extras you’ll be required to cover.
Don’t Over Pack.
Cruise ship cabin’s are typically about half the size of an average hotel room. Remember to pack your necessities and just enough clothing to get by.
Although it is typically advised to avoid having cash, there are circumstances that require it. For instance, many cruise lines features ATM’s onboard the ship. However, you have to pay large surcharges in order to use them.
Don’t Forget Your Passport.
Make sure if you have any foreign ports or destinations, to have some form of proof of citizenship. Passports are generally recommended in case the need to travel home arises.
Save Room in Your Luggage.
Most travelers purchase at a least a few souvenirs during their cruise. Save room or bring an additional duffle bag for any extras you want to bring home from your trip.