If you are planning on becoming one of the over 11 million Americans who make a cruise their perfect choice fro travel this holiday season, take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions and helpful tips to help you. Start planning now for the best vacation possible with some helpful tips from Bill Bailey Travel.
Packing – Many first time cruisers are so concerned with packing the right things that they pack too much. The question what do I pack for a cruise may be a difficult one to answer perfectly as it will vary from person to person however, consider the following tips to help you pack:
- Pack the essentials
- Bring enough medication for a few extra days
- Limit the number of shoes you bring and leave out the spikes
- Bring some hand sanitizer
- Match your outfits tops and bottoms so you can mix them up based on the occasion or the weather
- Bring a light jacket even in warm climates as the breeze may be cool in the evening
- Don’t forget your sunscreen
If you want to save money, eat what is included in your cruise fare. Many people are happy to learn that most cruises include some food and beverages but then end up choosing to eat at one of the other establishments which can be overpriced. If you are trying to stay in a budget, pick a night to eat out for a special occasion, but otherwise opt for the included meals.
Passports and your cruise. A common question is whether or not a cruise requires a passport, the simply answer is it depends on where you are going. If you are traveling in the U.S. then you will not require a passport but if you are planning stops at foreign ports, yes. Know your destinations, ports of call and get your passport early if you need it.
Another common question is about seasickness. We all have visions of rough seas and boats rocking back and forth. Unlike the boats of years ago, the side to side is generally quite limited due to built in stabilizers so the back and forth does not affect most travelers. If you are sensitive to the rocking of boats, consider taking a medication for seasickness or try a patch.
A cruise can be one of the most exciting and positive travel experiences of your life however, you should choose your cruise wisely. The variety of cruise liners, sizes and options for activities vary greatly. Spend a little time doing your research before you go.
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