(Closed) Tips for cruising

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Carolyn72:  It has been a long time since I’ve been on a cruise, but my family and I had no issues with seasickness! I think those ships are so big, you really don’t feel them moving like a dinky boat would! 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

So excited for you!  I haven’t been on a cruise in a bunch of years and never on RC although I’ve heard great things.  Idk how they do their meals there but on Carnival more recently you have buy packages so I’d check into that too.

I never got sea sick on a ship, they’re usually big enough you don’t feel the movement too much; the lower down in the ship you are the less you feel the movement.  They all have an infirmary so if you get sick you can go there and get meds.

We looked ahead to see which excursions we wanted to do.  I would say if you want to go on a tour, go through the ship.  If it’s something like snorkeling close to the shore there may be a vender on shore for cheaper, but go with your gut on what you feel is safe and talk to your on-ship people; I’ve never been to Bermuda.

Hope you have a great time!!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Carolyn72:  Well, my entire family has also gone on a fishing boat.. and my dad was RIDICULOUSLY sick. But on the cruise ship, he was fine! My mom did buy us those little wristbands that put pressure on a point on your wrist. Seabands? I don’t know if they helped or not, but she made us wear them haha!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t start drinking to much the first day on the ship. That was our mistake, we started drinking off the bat and had a hang over by dinner time LOL. Pace yourself!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Bring the less-drowsy dramanine or bonine just in case, even if you think you won’t be getting sea sick.  Also, think long and hard about how much you will use a soda package; we maybe would drink 1 soda a day and it was like $2 so it was way cheaper to just buy as we wanted instead of the soda thing.  Make sure you have all necessities (sunscreen, toothpaste, etc) because it’s EXPENSIVE to buy it on the ship if you have to and make a list of things to pack, check it more than twice because you won’t always be able to buy certain things you need.

We LOVE Bermuda, hope you have an amazing time

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

So exciting!  We love cruises and are thinking about going on one for our honeymoon too!  Some helpful tips are to make sure to look through the daily activity sheets you’ll get everynight in your room to decide what things you want to try to make it to the next day – there are tons of activities on board!  

You most likely won’t get your passports stamped – I’ve been on four different cruises and haven’t needed it after boarding and still don’t haven’t gotten it stamped.  There are some great discussion groups online that will have more tips and tricks – and a lot of questions related to your specific ship if you look for them.  i’m not sure what the rules are about sharing other websites on here so i won’t post my favorite.  

Have fun!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Leaving from Baltimore? I did that cruise (my first) a couple of years ago- it was great!

GREAT resource for cruise stuff: http://www.cruisecritic.com/

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

as much as i love royal caribbean – i wouldnt book an excursion through them. ive done this every time ive cruised with them but i know from now on i wont. when you get off on islands – there are a million islands and companies offering MUCH better deals for the same excursions. you can pay them and their company immediately, without paying royal caribbean for being the middle man. they keep such a large portion. however, if its your first cruise and you dont mind – you can certainly book an excursion with them if it makes you feel more comfortable and safe. theres a desk services on board and you can book any excursion by going to that desk. its usually on the royal promenade at one end. were cruising for our honeymoon too – and we cruise 1-2x a year. always royal caribbean! LOVE them!

for sickness, hopefully you dont feel or notice a thing! i dont get sick but ive head wonderful things about dramamine and those balance bracelets. ive also seen lots of elderly people (im 25… i mean elderly like 60+) with a dot placed behind their ear that looks similar to a bandaid… im not sure what theyre called or where they come from but i assume they work since ive seen them worn by many people.

definitely pack for your 2 formal nights! theyre fun!

let me know if you have any more questions!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

make time for the shows! theyre INCREDIBLE.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

buy a bottle of CLEAR mouthwash and dumo it and refill it with clear liquor. that will save you a ton of money if you are a drinker like me! Also, be prepared for the “rocking” sensation you migt feel back on land. That really got me the last cruise I went on. Have fun!

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