Cruise time!

Cruise time!

Taking a cruise is a holiday like no other. And if it is your first trip on a big ship, there might be a few things that you need to know before you go.

Consider your budget

Knowing how much you have to spend will influence the length of time you can be away as well as the type berth you take on the ship. Do you want the cruise to form all or just part of your holiday? A cruise of ten days will provide more activities than a three day cruise, but that shorter trip might better suit your budget. Your budget may also need to meet general expenses and onshore sites. You might need to also travel to the port from your home, so think about factoring in your accommodation before and/or after the cruise.

Do some research

Compare some of the companies that are offering cruises and check review sites. Also, get a travel map from the cruise liner to know what destinations you will visit during your cruise. You can then be prepared for the local ports and excursions.

On board

If you have booked a cruise on a large ship, you may be surprised at how long it can take to get around! Getting lost on a cruise ship is not unusual. Be prepared by asking for a map on boarding the ship to help you navigate your way around. Also, make get to know the crew as they will help keep you informed of the many events and activities.

Learn the lingo

Rather than left and right, start thinking of your directions in terms of port and starboard. Learn about the muster station, the aft, the stern and the bow.



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