First time cruising: how do you get the total experience?

What cruising means to you?

Travelling takes us out of our coziness and inspires us to see, taste and try a new worlds. It constantly challenges us, not only to adapt to and explore new surroundings, but also to engage with different humans, to embrace new things as they come and to share new and relevant experiences with friends and loved ones.


Cruising for the first time is exciting, but it takes patience and a lot of research to get the most out of your planned cruise. The cruise ship is packed with goodies, from activities for kids to activities that the elderly will want to engage in. It’s only right that when you go on a cruise for the first time, you should be able to get the most out of your money.

Cruising for the first time is difficult. Here are some of the things you should prepare for.

Pre-cruise studies: Always research the cruise ship and the journey itself. Everything else you need should be pre-arranged, from the cabins you sleep in to the food you dine in.

Don’t double tip: When you pay for your trip, you’ll already be charged about 10-15% for every meal you’ll eat. It’s really not necessary to give tips.

When it rains, pack well: When traveling on a cruise ship, it is always a must to be prepared with clothes and other gear to wear when it rains. You cannot always be so sure that the weather forecast is correct. Sometimes there are sudden downpours and you don’t want your travel experience to be ruined because you are soaked from the rain.

Stay slim amid the all-you-can-eat buffet: remember, all this is paid for. If you want to stay slim despite the huge amount you paid, that is completely your discretion. If you really want to enjoy that lavish party, here’s what you can do. Instead of taking the elevator as you wander through the ship, take the stairs for a change. This is to make sure you’re burning those calories just right.

Design a ship tour for embarkation day: You don’t want to waste your time and energy sitting in a cabin while waiting for your ship to arrive at the pier. You can explore the ship. Take a map of the entire ship. You can use the card provided after you book for that cruise. Look at the main areas you are going to be in, such as your cabin, the dining area, and other areas of the ship where passengers are allowed to explore.

These days cruises have Wi-Fi, so an internet connection wouldn’t be too much of a problem. Instead of wallowing in your social media accounts, you can go around and look for other activities taking place at the various stations in the ship. It will show you how beautiful the ship is. You will also experience many great activities during the cruise.

Don’t forget to enjoy yourself and try to document every bit of that memory as a memento. It’s always good to have something to look back on for years to come. Those memories of your first time on a cruise will always be rooted in your heart and mind.


Why is cruising good for you?

Trip relieves stress and boosts mental health

Trip has the ability to take you out of stress and into new circumstances and experiences and this can reset your body and calm your mind. Even planning a trip can have an amazing effect on the body & mind – it boosts happiness and feels joyful.

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