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What first-time cruisers should know?

What first-time cruisers should know?

10 Things Every First-Time Cruiser Should Know

  • Prebook activities before you leave home.
  • Plan to arrive at your departure city a day or more before the cruise.
  • Pack a carry-on bag.
  • Switch your cellphone to airplane mode.
  • Don’t assume the cruise is all-inclusive.
  • Pace yourself.
  • Understand automatic gratuities.
  • Watch the clock.

How long should my first cruise be?

The ideal cruise length for a first-timer A week or so is the sweet spot for most first-time cruisers, which will offer two or three ports. Three-day sampler itineraries won’t allow you to explore more than one destination, and you can’t decompress as thoroughly, either.

How many days should you go on a cruise?

If you’re bringing the whole family, a 5 or 7 day cruise might be the best way to make sure everyone has an awesome getaway. And for those lucky folks with even more time to spare, a cruise of 10 days or more will give you an incredible experience of all the best things a cruise has to offer.

Do they check your bags on cruises?

When you check your bags at the cruise terminal, they are taken, x-rayed, and then loaded onto the ship. From there, the cruise line staff delivers your luggage directly to your stateroom the evening of your first night. Usually this will take a few hours.

How do you tip on a cruise?

Generally speaking, mainstream, U.S.-based cruise lines automatically add gratuities of about $14 to $15 per person, per day, to your onboard bill. These tips are divided among the dining staff (waiters, assistant waiters and head waiters) and housekeeping staff (such as cabin attendants).

Can I pack snacks on a cruise?

Yes, cruise lines allow you to bring snacks on board, provided they are non-perishable. In other words, you’re welcome to bring pre-packaged snacks and treats for you or your kids to eat onboard your cruise. Please note that you can’t bring can’t bring any homemade foods, meats, fruits or cheeses on a cruise.

How many beds does EasyCruise offer?

With more than 400 bed capacity on board 11 vessels, our operators Variety Cruise offers the largest Mega Yachts operator in the Mediterranean and one of the top 3 worldwide in the Small Ship market. easyCruise is operated by Variety Cruise which has won several industry nomination and award:

What are the best first time cruise tips for beginners?

We receive thousands of reviews from these cruisers every year, so we gathered some of the best first time cruise tips for others getting ready to set sail. 1. Budget properly. “Be prepared to spend at least 200 on the ship before you get off, not counting gratuity.” – Mrharvey on Carnival Conquest

Is 5 nights enough for a cruise?

Time flies. “Five nights was not enough next time at least seven night stay.” – melvinyork on Carnival Ecstasy Our Take: Shorter sailings (3-5 nights) are great for a quick getaway, but if you’ve never set foot on a ship before, trust us when we say you need a full week to enjoy everything a cruise has to offer.

How to plan a cruise vacation?

It is a little different than planning a resort getaway, so here are a few tips to help you consider your options. You can go to your chosen cruise line’s website and book directly, you can even call up one of their specialists and talk through your vacation options, but if this is your first cruise you may want to use a travel agent.