Planning for a Caribbean cruise vacation can be very exciting. As you look forward to a spectacular vacation on board the cruise ship you begin to plan your itinerary and make lists to be sure you pack everything you might need. Often this excitation can turn into anxiety with the seemingly endless details to taken care of and all the supplies needed to go on a Caribbean Cruise. However, with a few Caribbean cruise tips, you will aboard in no time enjoying the sea, sand, and sun!
The first step to an enjoyable Caribbean cruise is to choose a cruise line you want to take. Be sure to look into the islands where your ship will dock and the special excursions that are already planned for guests to participate in if they would like to. Also look at what kinds of activities the cruise line offers aboard ship. Knowing what is available to you will help you in your decision to choose the right cruise line for you.
Once a cruise line is chosen and booked, look again at the planned excursions available to you. If you are interested in any of them be sure to make a reservation early to ensure your spot. Keep in mind that these tours and excursions are an additional expense from your cruise package. It will help you to plan your days and your budget better by booking the excursions in advance.
Now that you know what you want to do on your Caribbean cruise, you will have a better idea of what to pack. What to wear can be a complicated question to answer. You need resort wear when on the ship, evening wear for the dining room, beach wear, and clothing for excursions. It seems overwhelming and you realize there just will not be room in your suit for such a wardrobe.
A popular packing tip that really works is to choose one color scheme and then mix and match the pieces to create new outfits through your Caribbean cruise. Only take a few pair of shorts and tops can be worn with any of them. Tuxedos can be rented on the ship for men to save packing space and women can bring a basic black dress that be dressed up by using various accessories. On your packing list be sure to include items such as a camera, film, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
With a little planning ahead and using these packing tips you will be ready to enjoy your Caribbean cruise vacation. Bon Voyage!