(Closed) Anyone Been On a Cruise Before?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve been on two cruises, both were 3 day cruises to the Bahamas. I don’t know why I went on the second one because the first one was kind of lame and the second one was no better.

But I’m not a cruise person. I dig the weather and tropical locales, but I don’t like all of the scheduled activities and forced interactions with people.

Bring Dramamine, though, because you probably will get seasick. Most cruise ships provide it but you’ll have to wait in line for it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I just went on my furst cruise back in September 09, it was 8 days long and it was the best trip ever!

We went to South America it was so great! You will have agreat time. Which cruise line are using?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

The fiance and I went on a 7 day crusie to Alaska on Holland America and we had a great time! Look at the activities on board to make sure it’s your style cruise (i.e. older crowd v  younger crowd), check out the room sizes, and make sure they stop in towns/beaches where you want to stop. Alaska had a lot of itineraries, so that was definitely a differentiator.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive been on 2 7 day cruises to the carribbean. me and fiance are going a southern caribbean one for the Honeymoon

 

THEY ARE AMAZING.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I liked the 7 day/night one I went on this summer. I think a shorter one wouldnt have been that relaxing

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I went on a 7 day cruise.

bring some extra snacks/drinks if you can, bc everyting on the cruise is super expensive

budget in lots of “tips”….at the end of the cruise, they will give you a long list of people you are expected to tip and how much they recommend

also budget for excursions…I know some people do them *not* through the cruiseline, but then you risk getting LEFT by your boat if there is a problem getting back in time…they are pricey but worth it. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

just got back from my first cruise and i LOVED it. you will have fun. keep in mind each ship is different and each company is different and where you go makes a difference too – so do your research. i used http://www.cruisecritic.com and they helped immensely!!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My best friend and I went on a 3 day cruise a couple of years ago, and it was a blast! We went to the Bahamas. My best advice is bring magazines or books! Because as fun as it sounds to spend a lot of time relaxing until you get to your location, you can only eat so much (and trust me, you will), and there are only so many activities and you will find yourself laying around on the upper deck a lot. So, make sure you bring something free to do or else your inexpensive $197 cruise will become a $500 or more cruise.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have been on several cruises and am craving to go on another one!  I absolutely love to cruise!  I usually go on the 7 day cruises, and haven’t been on a 3 day cruise, but I’m sure you will have a blast!  Just remember to relax and have fun!  I have been on 3 different cruise lines : Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Carnival.  Out of the 3 Carnival was my least favorite, but I think that is because it was the smallest of the 3 I had been on and it was my 3rd cruise, so I was a little spoiled by the other 2.  But I had a couple of friends that went with me on the 3rd cruise who had never cruised before and they loved it!  Just take in everything and enjoy the views and the people watching!!!  I’m so jealous!!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Fiance and I went on cruise in July 09… that’s were he proposed to me at!!! We went through Carnival Cruise Line out of New Orleans, LA. We went to Cozumel and Progresso. I loved it!!! We paid 600 dollars each, but that covered rooming, all meals, entertainment and shows, workshops, and one excursion. At a price so cheap you may want to check to see what is included in the package. We only needed money for when the ships ports and we visited the different markets.

Make sure you pack light. Make sure you have all proper documentation…. birth certificate, passport, and ID.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

The best thing I did was bring an empty water bottle with me. That way when I went to the deck or on shore I had water to drink without having to pay an arm and leg for it. My other recommendation would be to make sure your sunblock is not the spray kind. Mine sprayed out all in my suitcase and I ended up having to buy more.

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