Since I can’t think of anything else, I’ve decided to give you a few cruising tips. This will be my 4th cruise so obviously I’m no expert, but hey I’ll give it a shot!
- 1. Check the weather at all your stops before
planning your outfits. Usually cruises have more than one stop, so one place
could be sunny and the next could be raining. For me if it is going to be sunny
at one place and pouring at the next, I just pack my whole wardrobe.
- 2.Check-in online and fill out your Cruise Charge
Account. Unless you want to carry cash and your credit cards with you
everywhere you go on the ship, fill out the charge account. If you plan to have
a soda, beer, or some other non-water drink the charge account is handy. Also,
if you want to shop on the ship, Charge it!
- 3. Pack with rolling luggage. When you embark and
disembark you need to wait in several lines. Baggage check line, passport check
station, check-in line, etc. It kinda feels like you are at Disneyland but
there is no cheery music being played and no one passing out churros.
- 4. Make 2 copies of your passports before leaving.
Keep one copy with you when you leave the ship. It’s better to leave your
actual passport in the safe in your rooms. Then leave the second copy at home, in
case your passport gets stolen and you lose your other copy.
- 5. Tag your bags. Make sure each of your bags has
your name, address, phone number, and cabin # on it. You can print your luggage
tags online after you check-in. It’s worth it! You didn’t just spend 4 hours
picking out our outfits for a 5 day cruise, to have someone 3 sizes larger than
you try on all your clothes before reporting
the luggage to the crew members.