5 Things First Time Cruisers Will Love

Bill Harbin JrStarred Page By Bill Harbin Jr, 20th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Discover what to expect on your first cruise. These tips will help you find the right cruise and reveal some great benefits of why cruising is so great

5 Things First Time Cruisers Will Love

What to expect on your first cruise should only be good surprises. Follow the tips given in this short guide to have a fantastic first cruise experience. After going on over a dozen cruises, the advice given here can be considered to be accurate and should help you know what to expect on your first cruise.

Join A Party or Find A Quiet Spot

Or a cruise you can enjoy dancing, singing, deck parties, and entertainment. If your preference is to find a relaxing spot there are also serenity areas and even a quiet library.

#1-Choose Your Cruise By Preference

Consider your age, income, and what you like when planning a cruise and read some cruise reviews. A young party animal on a limited budget would love a short Bahamas cruise. An older couple with cash to burn might splurge for a European extravaganza. Consult the support of a cruise travel agent to avoid bad surprises. You must also remember to bring one dressy outfit for formal night and enjoy that glamour. Have a passport that has at least six months left before expiration. If you do these cruise preparations you will be surprised how great a cruise is for your personal preferences.

#2-Forget About Money

The very best thing about cruising is you do not have to worry about money and your possessions. Lock your wallet, keys, and passport in your room safe. All you need is one cruise card to unlock your room and pay for any expenses like souvenirs or alcoholic beverages. Tips are charged to your card at the end of the cruise so no cash needs to be carried.

A Cruise Is Like A Night Out On The Town Without Cash

On a cruise you can go to bars, go shopping at the stores on the ship, and enjoy singers, dancers, food, and entertainment without worrying about taking cash with you.

#3-No Stress Decisions

On a land vacation you must repack at each stop, plus fight traffic and decide how much to spend for meals. A great cruise surprise is that you unpack once and just enjoy touring at each stop. No decisions must be made considering the price when ordering from the ship’s restaurant as you can have anything you want. Most cruise lines even have optional unlimited beverage packages for alcoholic drinks or soda.

Price is No Object When Ordering Food On A Cruise

Most of the cruise lines will feature delicacies such as this dish of escargot pictured here at least one night on your cruise. You can order what you want without even considering the price.

#4-Unique Entertainment

There are singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and a great variety of free entertainment depending on the ship you choose. You could spend hundreds of dollars and drive hundreds of miles to find variety this unique. On a cruise you just look at the schedule on your cruise paper each day and walk to the free shows.

Is Everyone Having A Good Time?

Here is a picture the author took where the crew was asking everyone if they were happy on the cruise. This form of brainwashing is a really good thing on a cruise!

#5-Free Brainwashing

You are constantly reminded on a cruise how wonderful your vacation is. At the shows and games the phrase “Is everyone having a good time?” is heard a lot. Most cruises have a staff so friendly that you wonder if they were trained to brainwash you into thinking your cruise is great. That makes every cruise an awesome surprise.

Photos taken by Bill Harbin Jr and are real life pictures of people enjoying a cruise.


Cruise, Cruise Plan, Cruise Ships, Cruise Tips, Cruise Vacation, Cruising, First Time

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
Bill Harbin Jr is a freelance writer that had a book published in addition to hundreds of articles. His practical, down to earth advice can be used to find not only value, but perhaps a better life.

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author avatar Retired
20th Aug 2014 (#)

This article is a cruise unto itself. Wonderfully done, Bill.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th Aug 2014 (#)

Bill, great article. I've never been on a cruise but you make it sound very enjoyable. Thank you.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
22nd Aug 2014 (#)

hey Bill...it must be fun to cruise on big boats...many thanks for this most descriptive piece...

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author avatar WOGIAM
22nd Aug 2014 (#)

I have never been on a cruise of any sort before but your article has made me consider going on one. Thanks for posting, Bill

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