For those who are new to cruising, you will find that you can benefit a lot from going with an experienced cruise line. You will find that there are lot of stories and tips that will allow you to make the most out of your cruises and so you can avoid a lot of unpleasant experiences.
When it comes to getting to the cruise you will want to have your paperwork and id in hand when you get to customers. You will be required to show your passport or ID to get the ticket or to get on the cruise. You will find that if you know where you have placed them, you’ll be able to produce them quickly and you’ll avoid a lot of stress and possible embarrassment.
You may want to keep them in your wallet until you get through customers, but you will want to make sure that you have it in a safe place. You want it to be accessible, but you want it to be in a safe place as well.
You will want to have copies of things like your driver’s license, passport, or visa because you never know when they are going to get stolen or lost. You will also want to have backups in credit cards or traveler’s checks. You may want to have a copy at home so someone can forward the information to you safely and easily.
You will also want to take a copy with you and place it in a safe on board. You may have one in the room, or in the captain’s room. Always carry the originals and the copies separately, but have them with you at all times.
You will also want to keep in mind that if you don’t have a window and you are in a cabin in the middle of the ship, you will want to have a clock with you so that you can have something to wake you up at the right times. You will find that it will be easier for you to be on time for the scheduled events.
Also, there is no laundry mat so you need to make sure that you have a place to put the clean clothes and the dirty ones so that you can make a distinction between the two. You may want to bring a laundry bag to keep your dirty clothes in.
You may also want to get an extension cord or two so that you can use the outlets on the ship. The outlets are not in standard location and they can be out of reach for your pleasure.
Also make sure that you put things like your lotions, shampoos, and anything else that might leak in a plastic bag. When you do this you will avoid your clothes from getting stained. Also, place your medications in a zip lock bag that is clear so that you can easily go through customs.
You will also want to keep in touch and you will want to get some prepaid phone cards. This will save you some money, rather than use the phones on the ship. With the cell phone you may think that you’ll be covered, but you are going to pay for being out of the area and you may not be able to get a call to go through. You will find that the rates of using your cell phone can end up to be a lot more than you would expect.
Also, you will want to take pictures. It is important that you take extra batteries, memory, and other things that you may want to have related to the camera. The last thing that you would want to do is run out of film, but you will also want to be aware of the security of the ship and that the scanners for security will ruin your film. This is something that you will want to keep in mind. Sometimes digital is better.
You will want to get your Binoculars to take on the trip as well. You can get a closer look at things and everything with a better view.
Lastly, you will want to make sure things go as perfect as possible. However, there are going to be moments that are less than perfect. Don’t worry about a stain on your clothes or the small things. You’re there to enjoy yourself so let go of all your stress and tensions and enjoy the trip. When you let go of the everyday worries, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself and have a great time.