Tips for first time cruisers

  1. Research your destination: Before booking your trip, research the ports of call and the excursions offered to make the most of your time on shore.
  2. Pack strategically: Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, casual clothing, and any necessary medications or documents.
  3. Be prepared for sea sickness: If you’re prone to sea sickness, bring medication or other remedies with you.
  4. Be flexible: Be prepared for changes in plans, as weather or other factors may affect the ship’s itinerary.
  5. Be mindful of shipboard etiquette: Follow the ship’s dress code, be respectful of other passengers and crew, and follow all safety instructions.
  6. Manage your expenses: Onboard expenses can add up quickly, so set a budget and stick to it.
  7. Take advantage of the ship’s amenities: Many ships have a variety of activities and entertainment options, so make sure to take advantage of them.
  8. Be sure to enjoy the ship’s food and drink options, but also look for opportunities to explore the local cuisine.
  9. Make use of the ship’s on-board services such as spa and gym, and take advantage of the entertainment options.
  10. Finally, don’t forget to take lots of photos and make lasting memories!