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Welcome Aboard! You are about to experience a method of travel & vacationing that tyhose of us who love it are finally rejoicing that it's back.
While I'd hesitate to call this "advice", here's what we usually do, or plan to do on our next cruise.
1. Meet your cabin steward as soon as you can after you get to your cabin. IMHO he or she is the most important cruise line employee you will interact with on a daily basis. They will keep your cabin clean & tidy, make up your beds, craft entertaining towel animals, and generally make your "home-away-from-home" relaxing for the week. They work incredibly hard and are there when you need extra towels, shampoo, soap, directions, etc... so tip them generously, because that's how they make their living. I usually give them a $10 bill right away, and ask for some robes. Robes are not usually included unless you're booked in a suite, but he/she will get them for you. All you have to do is ask.
Get the muster drill out of the way. You're coming in at a great time for the muster drill has radically changed. We all used to have to assemble at our muster stations in the late afternoon before setting sail. We had to watch a demo of how to put on a life vest and listen to instructions as to what to do in an emergency. It was always crowed and uncomfortable. Now I'm told all you have to do is watch the safety drill on your room TV, then go to your muster station and check in. Get it out of the way as soon as you can so you can start your vacation.
Normally we avoid the buffet for lunch on the first day because it would be be packed. This still may be the case for you, or it may not because the ships still aren't sailing at full capacity. We usually have lunch on embarkation day (day one) in the main dining room. Very quiet & relaxing.
Download and learn to navigate the ships app. It has all the information of the ships daily activities. You can also make reservations for specialty dining or shore excursions.
Listen to the cruise directors onboard announcements. He/she will also have a lot of information that you may find useful.
If you're on a ship that you will have the same waiters every night in the main dining room, make sure you tell them right away on the first night of any dietary restrictions (allergies etc....) or other things you will want/need to have at dinner every night.
Don't buy any souvenirs (tee shirts, water bottles, beach towels etc... ) until near the end of the cruise. That's when they go on sale.
Most importantly, even if you don't follow any of my other suggestions, you MUST do this. HAVE FUN.