Travelers are of many kinds as traveling comes in many options. Some travelers are fond of hiking while some love exploring the art and culture of the bygone days in different cities. Some love to visit museums wherever they go and for some getting to know the best delicacies of a new place is the first job to be accomplished. Likewise, there are people who would love to enjoy a cruise whenever they get a chance.
In today’s post, we are going to discuss all the tit-bits that you need to know before you go sailing on a voyage. And do get out of the mindset that it is only for old people. Cruises come in different kinds and in different destinations. There are Mediterranean Cruise and the Antarctic Explorer Cruise as well as various music festival cruises, not to mention the cruises that sail on occasions like Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Here are a few tips for you to make an informed decision.
- Choosing a cruise – To go on a cruise, admittedly choosing a cruise is of utmost importance. You have to consider all the pointers in the given situation. What kind of cruise you are looking for? Which are the ports you would like to make a stop for? What are all the onboard activities which are a must for you while onboard? What age is the primary crowd in the cruise? These are all essential pointers you have to take into account before booking your ticket.
- Choosing your cabin – The job is half done when you’ve decided upon a ship to travel in. You are still left with the choice to choose a cabin and trust me, it is important if you want a wholesome experience while you’re onboard. You wouldn’t want to end up in a cabin which is so small that it makes you claustrophobic or a space too far at the edge of the ship where the rolling of the ship is felt in the worst way possible. You would also most likely, steer clear of a cabin just beneath a disco, a club, a bar or a restaurant and endure the cacophony of various sounds made by both humans and metals, as well as the constant bass thumping that is sure to increase your headache every night instead of providing you with a good night’s sleep so important to continue with the next day’s activities.
- Packing right is essential – For any kind of traveling packing is imperative. Consider packing all the essentials, along with a few pair of clothing in your carry-on baggage. Keep medications and toiletries in the carry-on bag only. In this manner, if your checked baggage gets stuck on the way and you’re already on board, you’ll at least have something to put on and start exploring the cruise rather than waiting the whole time of delay. If you’re traveling as a couple or with your family it’s a good idea to pack half the clothing in one bag and the other half in another. This way if, by any chance, you lose one baggage or it gets stolen you have another baggage with material for everyone, instead of one person losing it all.
- Enjoy an empty ship –You don’t have to disembark on every port the ship docks in. Especially, when you don’t know where to go and even more importantly how much will it cost to reach there. There is also the added worry of getting back on time. Instead, you can enjoy the open bars and the restaurants and other facilities onboard in a comparatively empty liner. Photography is also a good idea if you’re an enthusiast of that particular art where you don’t have to fight the crowd to get a good shot.
- Exploring platter – It is neither a school nor is it your office campus where you’ve found a good joint to have your lunch and run up there every day like a good little boy, no matter what. Mix it up with the number of options you have when you’re on board a cruise ship. Eat at different shops every day. Make reservations for dinner at restaurants and try out their specials menu. Often cruises have extra offers and services for the first might, especially when a passenger wants to dine somewhere other than the main dining hall. You might just get lucky and end up with a complimentary wine bottle in your hands. Sometimes order to your room just for the sake of it too; it may charge a little bit and you’ll be well-advised to tip the guy, but it will be worth it. Particularly, after a tiring day of exploring an island maybe, eating in bed and just chilling sounds incredible.
- Spa Treatment – If you’re one of the obsessed ones when it comes to spa treatment I would suggest getting a spa cabin right away so that you can enjoy spa treatment anytime you want for the entire duration of the journey. It is less expensive than a week-long spa pass if you’re planning on buying one. Mention of the spa comes last as you’ll be hard-pressed to find relaxation with the overwhelming number of activities and journeys in different mainlands and islands you’ll be taking throughout the cruise.