Before your first cruise, there’s a good chance you have a lot of questions. Here are 10 first time cruise tips to know when planning, packing, and boarding to set sail on your first cruise vacation.
Planning Your First Cruise
- Two of the most important decisions you will make when planning your first-time cruise are choosing your ship and your cabin. Once you have an idea of where and when you want to sail there are usually a few different ships with similar itineraries. Check out the reviews of each ship to get an idea of what it’s like and whether it will be a good fit for you. Do you want a small intimate ship or a mega cruise liner? What type of activities would you like to do on board?
- Once you select the ship, you’ll need to choose your room. I like to book a room with a balcony on every cruise. One of my favorite things to do on a cruise is sitting on the balcony enjoying a room service breakfast. Or have a quiet moment with a great beach book in the afternoon. But for many people, an inside cabin is a great budget option if you don’t plan to spend any time in your room.