Crusing Tips

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Crusing TipsA cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship’s amenities are part of the experience.

Tip 1.  Make copies of all the important documents that you take (driver’s license, passport, credit card, etc.) and keep them with a family member or a friend back on the mainland.

Tip 2. Notify the cruise ship of any special dietary restrictions or requests at least 60 days prior to departure.

Tip 3. If you are prone to motion sickness, consult your doctor prior to departure.

Tip 4. Most ships have exercise facilities and classes. If you plan on working out, don’t forget gym clothes and shoes.

Tip 5. If your travel time to the ship is more than 24 hours, put fabric softener sheets between your garments to keep everything in your suite case smelling fresh. This is particularly nice with garments or accessories that are not regularly laundered, such as sweaters or jackets.

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Tip 6. Bring Extra Clothes Hangers: Be sure to pack enough extras to handle all of your important hang-up clothes, so you have enough and you don’t have to mess around with the ones in the closet.

Tip 7: Bring a camera. Don’t forget extra film, memory cards, batteries, charger, etc.

Tip 8. If you are traveling on one of the older ships, it’s a really good idea to pack a can of your favorite air freshener.

Tip 9. Plan on giving gratuities to waiters, headwaiters, shore guides, spa and salon experts, cabin stewards and other staff who display exceptional service.

Tip 10. If something has gone wrong or you are unhappy, there is no need to drag other people into your mess. There is a simple solution: Ask management to correct the problem.

Tip 11. Be a good audience member: If you are tired, don’t sit in the front row. How demeaning is it to a performer who is giving his or her all to look out and see an audience member nodding off mid-performance?

Crusing Tips