Have you been thinking of going on a cruise? Have you booked your first cruise?
Well with the 73 million other Americans that have never taken a cruise, you are not alone. The wealth of information available to you about cruise vacations is valuable, but it can be a struggle to sift through and find the pertinent info for first time cruisers.
That is why we wanted to list our top 20 posts to help first-time cruisers have the best cruise vacation experience possible.
Researching and Planning Your Cruise Vacation:
5 Top Tips for First Time Cruisers — Tips for booking and preparing your cruise vacation from one of our wonderful Customer Care Guides!
The Savvy Saver Gets the Cruise — Helpful tricks and creative new ways to save for your first cruise vacation!
Your Go-To Guide: Accessible Cruising and Special Needs — Not all staterooms are created equal. Learn what you need to provide to the cruise line to make the cruise ship more accessible to you.
Are You Single? — Tips on how to save money and choose a stateroom for single passengers.
Travel Documentation Requirements for Your Cruise Vacation — Explains the government requirements for what documentation you need when taking a cruise.
Part 1 of What is Included vs. What Isn’t : ONLINE CRUISE PRICES and Part 2: What is Included in the Price of a Cruise –Details what is included and what isn’t included in your cruise cost and amenities onboard.
How to Choose the Perfect Cabin — Your comprehensive go-to guide for deciding on the stateroom best for you!
Reserving your Cruise Vacation:
How to Book a Cruise – Once you have found the perfect itinerary and ship, now it is time to book! Our CEO, John Keen, explains how to reserve your cruise of a lifetime!
Preparing for Your Cruise and Life Onboard:
In the Know: What to Expect When You Embark and Disembark Your Cruise Vacation — Explains what you can expect when you are ready to set sail or return home!
Cruise Tips: What to Pack for Your Cruise– What are you allowed to bring? Are there any restrictions? What can’t I live without on a cruise? Find out the answers to these questions and more!
Staying Connected @ Sea — How to stay in touch with loved ones when out at sea.
Cruising Cash-Free: ‘Shipboard’ or ‘Onboard Accounts’ for your Cruise Vacation — Details how you can expect to pay for purchases onboard your cruise.
Cruise Laundry 101: Class is in Session! — Find out what to do with all of your dirty laundry!
123′s and ABC’s of Cruising with an Infant — Your guide for what to bring and what the cruise line provides for the little ones.
Part 1: Cruise Line Gratuities –All about cruise ship gratuity suggestions and guide lines offered by the cruise lines.