Don’t sail out of Los Angeles
If its first time on a cruise only plan one excursion at each port allowing enough time to shop with local vendors
Get a balcony so you can see everything going on outside, I think it would get clostophobic in an inside cabin. It was nice seeing things as they were happening.
Just relax a little
Your trip is going to be what you make it. If you go in looking for all the negative, our will find it, and your trip won't won't be fun and relaxing.
Don't miss the whale watching if traveling to Cabo in February.
Book early and look for/request comp’s. They offer great deals early and very late (close to departure)!
Reading as much as possible beforehand will enhance your cruise
Enjoy and have fun.
There is breakfast offered in one of the main dining rooms , so you don't always have to go to the buffet. We did not know this till the last day. Also, turn on the TV, they have a morning WAKE show telling you all going on for the day. We found that the last day too, simply because we didn't have the tv on ever, but that last day we watched all about the ports we had been in and the morning wake show. That would of been a good way to start the day.
Stay away from buffet food and buffet coffee
Learn ship layout quickly. They give a map use it. Read carefully daily activities. I missed some early in cruise.
Read the Patter! We found that we could schedule ourselves each morning after reading it! It was filled with helpful information and entertainment!
Enjoy your time on the ship and visit the International Cafe as much as you can! Great food and it’s free!
Just use the stairs, they're much faster.
If you have a evening excursion make sure you eat on the excursion because evertyis closed when you get back other then room service which takes forever.
Order at least one case of bottled water in advance. $8 for 12 bottles isn't a bad price, it's cheaper than at the bars, and it's convenient to have it already in the room when you board.
Dont expect great customer service from the waitstaff
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