Do you want to go on holiday, but on a boat? Good idea, it’s a very pleasant way to travel. But before booking your cabin, here are some tips to make your cruise holiday a success…
Ask for help
If you are not a fan of cruising holidays, it is preferable to call on a specialist. There are agencies specialized in this type of travel, their advisors will be able to answer your questions and expectations. When you’re not used to it, it’s not necessarily easy to see clearly the first few times.
To each his own style
There are many kinds of cruises. Ask yourself which one you really want. Would you like a rather relaxed cruise, or on the contrary with a lot of entertainment on board? If you are looking to party and you are on a senior cruise, you may not be happy. A cruise on a huge boat or something more intimate? Talk to your advisor about it!
Study the options
Before signing up for a cruise, make sure you check what you will be entitled to for free and what is to be added to the basic price. Some cruises are “all-inclusive”, but there are others that offer only a basic package with many paid options. Beware of unpleasant surprises.
Choose the right destination
If you want to take a sun cruise, there are a wide range of options and possible destinations, such as the Bahamas or the Caribbean. But sometimes, we want something other than sunshine. In this case, do not hesitate to dare to visit less obvious destinations such as Scandinavia or Japan, why not? There are hundreds of very different cruises.
Depending on the cruise you choose, you will have to make more or less stops. Please take this into account when making your reservation. Are you the type to enjoy visiting or do you want to stay on the boat as long as possible in idleness mode?
Are you prone to seasickness? If in doubt, bring the necessary medication with you. Long live the anti-nauseates for a successful cruise.
On board: how is it going?
To avoid any unpleasant surprises, you can ask in advance about the regulations on board. Can you bring your alcohol or will it be seized when you board? Is there a swimming pool? A dress code for certain parties? Ask the questions before you board!
Some boats don’t have a frame and it’s a real shame to miss an excursion because you didn’t wake up. Remember to bring your dial.