Planning a cruise trip is not as easy for the first-timers. There are hundreds of destinations and thousands of cruises for sailing to those places. Due to such a vast choice, it becomes very difficult to choose a location for the persons who have never traveled on ship. Hence it’s better to take advice of a good travel agent while deciding on destinations and choosing a cruise liner for you. This will not only help you get rid of all confusions, but will also effectively plan your first trip on ship. Read out some of our following tips as these will assist you in planning your first cruise trip and making it a memorable experience.
Hire a reputed travel agent to take care of all bookings and make sure that he is well experience in cruise dealings. Supply all necessary information to the travel agent including number of persons, age group such as adult or kids, your budget, number of vacation days, etc. and many more related issues. If you are taking your kids on the journey, ask your travel partner to book a family cruise for you because this type of ships offers many facilities for children also. If you are traveling with your family, make sure that you ask for discounts. And in case you are going only with partner, go for an adult or couples only cruise, which give numerous chances of having fun with your partner. Decide about the number of days you want to spend on ship. An average cruise trip lasts for 7-15 days.
Budget is another important factor which determines your decision. There is nothing like maximum when it comes to cruise travel. You can spend from a minimum of 100 Dollars per day to 1000 dollars per day while traveling on the ship. The more you spend, the more luxurious it becomes. Now decide on the destination you want to visit. Some of the popular cruise travel destinations include Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Africa, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Caribbean, Panama Canal and European cruises. You choose from these locations as according to availability, choice and climate. For example if you want to visit an island for ocean sports; Bahamas, Caribbean and Hawaii are good options to choose from, while if you prefer watching museums and historical buildings, go for European cruises. Although island tours also include visits to museums, these are only a small part of the trip.
Carry your all routine requirements along with such as medications, sanitizers, syrups, etc. This will save you from burning a hole in your pocket, as these things are usually very expensive on ships. If you have run out of your medicines stock, take your prescription along with so that you can purchase the same on the way or after reaching some destination. Apart from these routine things, also carry some of your party outfits or evening formals with you, as most probably you will have to attend at least one or two glamorous parties on the cruise. Keeping these simple and smart tips in mind will for sure help make your first ever cruise travel a success and a memorable experience.