Many people enjoy traveling, but don’t like to be away from the comforts of home that they’re used to. No worries – a cruise is the perfect option to combine a tropical vacation and all the amenities you would have in your own home. Luxury liners today are more like floating hotel resorts than they are like boats. Even if you are wary of travel, there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of an easy, all inclusive vacation experience a cruise can provide. While a cruise can be fun and relaxing, there are a couple guidelines you should follow to maximize your enjoyment. Here are just a few:
Do Your Research
Find out what your line provides and what they don’t. If your cruise provides a laundry service, you can save room in your luggage by not packing clothes for every single day of the cruise. This will not only reduce your stress when packing, but will also allow room in your luggage for souvenirs and gifts for family and friends. If you plan on attending any music or dinner events on your cruise, make sure you research the dress code to know what type of clothes to pack.
Veer from the Course
Not literally of course, but make sure to take some time away from the ship’s scheduled activities. It can be fun to participate in the planned events with other guests, but once in a while you should make your own way. Most cruises have a plethora of activities that are available at all times. Relax by the pool, hit the gym, or just relax on the deck. You can also plan your own excursions. Many cruises will have preplanned on-shore activities which they will encourage you to participate in. These can be great, but feel free to plan your own land activities as well. Just make sure not to get left behind!
“Don’t Forget to Tip Your Bartenders!”
This old cliche is timeless for a reason. The service professionals aboard your cruise hold they keys to your good time. Make sure that when you receive exemplary service, you reward it with a tip. A good way to not get surprised by this extra expense is to build it into your vacation budget. If you set aside a chunk at the beginning of the voyage, you won’t be taken off guard.
These are just a few tips for getting the most out of your cruise experience. Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to come back soon for more travel news and advice from Odenza Marketing Group.