Thanks for the post. We are heading out on our first cruise next month, and advice from seasoned "cruisers" is valuable. Judging from some of the complaints, it seems like most of those complaining didn't plan ahead and/or have terribly unrealistic expectations. I don't understand why somebody would spend thousands of dollars to go on a cruise, then take the time to complain that the desserts offerred were "unimaginative". Really? I'd like to see that person prepare "imaginitive" desserts for thousands of people every night. Good luck with that. Anyway, we are following advice, planned ahead, and looking forward to a relaxing and fun vacation.
Fantastic advice. My one piece - have fun. Don't take yourself or your holiday to seriously and don't sweat the small stuff.
Thank you for your advices..
If you drink soda, consider purchasing a non-alcoholic beverage package. Ask what is included... on NCL it was strictly soda... no juice. On Celebrity it included water
(including large bottles), juice and non-alcoholic drinks such as virgin daiquiris. In the old days, soda, juice and non-alcoholic drinks were all included.
Pace yourself. Don't try to do everything on the ship.
Good advice, Jan. Don't think it is even possible to do EVERYTHING ! Before going to bed, I like to go over the next day's cruise newsletter and highlight the activities that are most appealing. Coordinating meal times, shore excursions, etc.
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