(Closed) Going on our cruise next week!

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so jealous! We had the best time on our cruise and I can’t wait to go again. My tips…

  • Bring a sweatshirt. I know it’s summer and warm out but when you’re in the middle of the ocean, it gets chilly!
  • If you have long hair, make sure to pack alligator hair clips. I forgot mine at home and had to buy some from the gift shop. What would have cost me $3 at home cost $16 on the ship and they were super shitty.
  • Bring a highlighter so you can highlight the activities and such that you want to particpate in. There will be SOOOO many things to do so it will be easy to reference your daily planner thingamajig if you have everything highlighted.
  • Bring a nalgene or kleen kanteen. The water on the ship is filtered and actually really good. I saw so many people carrying cases of water on board or spending money for the bottled water ($$$$) when I really didn’t think either were necessary.
  • Bring some clothespins and/or large rubber bands for drying your bathing suits. We used the clothespins to dry our suits in the bathroom and the large rubber bands to secure the suits to our balcony chairs.
  • If you’re a big drinker, you can bring wine/champagne on board with you (depending on the cruise line). We had to pay $15 p/bottle that we brought on but it was still cheaper than buying the equivilant amount of alcohol on the ship.
  • Save your receipts and check your onboard account daily. If you have any billing issues (which happen a lot), having your receipts will he helpful.
  • Most people link a credit card to their room but we opted to put down a cash deposit instead. We felt that we were much more aware of what we were spending when we knew that it would eventually run out. We drained our account on our second to last day there so we just went to the ATM and deposited some more. We had like $40 left on our account by the end of the cruise so the cruiseline just sent us a check for the balance about a week later.
  • Prepay your gratuities if you have the option. We found it was much easier to budget our spending money when we didn’t have to worry about that extra $20-$30 p/day.

That’s all I’ve got for now. If I think of anything else, I’ll update.

Which cruiseline are you using and where are you going?

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