At this time of the year, when spring is fast approaching, we start to think of that much-wanted break. If you are looking for something different, you can get on a cruise.
Tips in planning a cruise:
- Who will join the cruise? The number of people, the ages and the sex are to be taken into account.
- Your budget. This is very important or else everything will be spoiled. The common knowledge is you need to allocate at least $ 100 / person in a day, excluding airfare. Booking in advance (9 months before) or take risk and book late (2 months or less in advance) will minimize the costs. Your budget will also determine the length of your vacation, the schedule of the cruise and the cabin.
- The places you are to see and the activities offered by the cruise. This must be discussed and agreed upon by everyone.
- Dinner time. Cruise offers three choices – early dinner (6 pm), late dinner (8-9 pm) or the open dinner (6:30 – 9:30 pm). You are given the freedom to choose to fit in your schedule. One thing which you need to know is that some ships have assigned seating and thus, you will be asked for your preference.
- Dressing up. Check the brochure or the web. Study carefully the dress code observed during dinner time.
- Means of travel to your cruise. By land which is convenient if you will not be driving within a day while by air involves transfers. Whatever you choose, be sure that you do not get stressed rushing to get there. Remember you are going on a cruise and what better way to start it is leaving relaxed and at ease.
Evaluating the pre-cruise evaluations will assure you of an enjoyable break.