Cruising is one of the most popular forms of travel today. Over 11 million travelers in the U.S. alone will take a cruise. If you have not experienced a cruise before, welcome to the high seas! Be an prepared traveler and know the tips to help you be a better cruiser. Make the most of your journey and the journey of those around you by knowing the rules of the water.
Learn the navigation of the ship – Get to know your ship. Look at the map, spend some time wandering around together and pick a meeting place that you will all use during the trip in case you get separated. Cruise ships today can be massive carrying as many people as a small city. Prepare for the size of the ship and get comfortable with your surroundings.
Go to the muster drills – These are not just for the safety of the crew but for your safety as well as noted by such tragedy’s as the recent tragedy outside of Greece. Don’t leave your safety up to chance, pay attention.
Practice moderation – This is always a good idea, but on a moving ship, it is also good for your stomach as well.
Travel in pairs – There is not generally much problems with safety aboard ships however, assaults are one of the most common. Never travel alone in dark areas and keep your wits about you when you travel. Remember that the ship is huge.
Save money by enjoying the included dinners – At least some of the time. Although you will likely have a huge number of choices when it comes to dining, there will likely be only one or two which will be included with the cost of your trip. Be sure you are aware of these included items.
Enjoy what is going on – Unless you prefer to avoid people, find out what is going on during your trip and enjoy it. From shore excursions to daily activities including swimming, sports and even group events, your cruise is all about having a good time, so do it!
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