okay first timers, this one is for you. Congratulations on your choice of vacations. Regardless of which line you have chosen, you will have a great time, and get a great value for your vacation dollar. However, you want to have the best time possible right ? You’ve heard how some people had a miserable cruise, and will never do it again right ? Asking questions here is a great start, but you have to ask the right questions. Did you use a TA, book online, or just call the cruiseline ? It doesn’t matter really, but you do need to ask one important question. It’s a simple one. And here it comes..............you need to ask, at the time of year you intend to travel, what is the weather like in the area you wish to go ? Research it yourself on line. Just use the keywords; weather/ St Thomas ( example )/ October (example). Yeah, no wonder those cruises are less expensive. Its hurricane season.
How about.........weather/Bermuda/ April........well, it’s a great time to go. You can use the beaches, but don’t expect to hit the water. Still too cold in the ocean. Contrarily, weather / Bermuda/ October, you’ll find average temps in the mid to upper 60’s, with a good chance of rain on any given day.
My point is, you need to do some research. If you decide to book, and look solely at the price, you may have a less than perfect experience. Then you’ll come here and whine how you had a lousy cruise, and that it rained every day. You got sick from the rocking of the ship, yadayadayada.
Any other questions, ask them here. Take advantage of the knowledge on these forums. We all have stories, good and bad. We’ve all made mistakes. No reason you should make the same ones we made.
Enjoy your cruise (s)