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Let’s face it: Cruising can be confusing for newbies — the lingo alone is enough to overwhelm you. No need to stress, though, because we’ve created this fun quiz to help you brush up on the basics and set sail with confidence. So how much of a cruise novice are you really? Take our quiz to find out!

1. When cruising on a mainstream line, what can you expect to be included in your fare?

When cruising on a mainstream line, what can you expect to be included in your fare?

2. What will you find at a muster station?

What will you find at a muster station?

3. You’re worried about getting seasick — which is the best cabin location for you?

You’re worried about getting seasick — which is the best cabin location for you?

4. What does it mean to book a guaranteed cabin category?

What does it mean to book a guaranteed cabin category?

5. What can you use your personal cruise ID card for onboard?

What can you use your personal cruise ID card for onboard?

6. How many days before a sailing should you be on the lookout for big price drops?

How many days before a sailing should you be on the lookout for big price drops?

7. You’ve decided to book a cruise to the Caribbean, but wait … when exactly is hurricane season?

You’ve decided to book a cruise to the Caribbean, but wait … when exactly is hurricane season?

8. To make for a smoother onboard experience, many cruise lines allow you to schedule certain things before you embark. However, which of the following can you NOT arrange ahead of time?

To make for a smoother onboard experience, many cruise lines allow you to schedule certain things before you embark. However, which of the following can you NOT arrange ahead of time?

9. You found some mysterious charges on your bill that you don't recall making (when did you rent "Titanic"?). Who do you take this up with?

You found some mysterious charges on your bill that you don't recall making (when did you rent "Titanic"?). Who do you take this up with?

10. You’re finally ready to try your luck at the cruise ship craps table, but when you get to the casino, it’s closed! Why?

You’re finally ready to try your luck at the cruise ship craps table, but when you get to the casino, it’s closed! Why?



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How many cruises have you been on?

Posted by CruisingCM

10 outta 10.



I'd say relook at the question regarding price drops. RC and NCL have both come out publicly with announcements that they have revised their pricing and price drop policies. Though this may only impact last minute drops, it might pay to read the fine print of the actual policy change.

Posted by cruznjan

10 out of 10!

Posted by WeCruiseToo

Woo hoo!



You got: 10 out of 10 (100%) correct!

Seasoned Cruiser



Is this beginner’s luck, or have you been sailing for a while? Either way, we’re impressed! You may even be ready to take on our challenging cruise IQ quiz.

Posted by Johngold

one wrong---90%---- looks ok to me

Posted by jkdogger23

First time cruiser - 90%


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