Cruising: Do's and Dont's

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Ah, the great blue sea! So much has been written, and romanticized, about the ocean, ships, and particularly cruises. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out if the whole idea is not simply overplayed.

In essence, just keep some particular things in mind when you’re looking at taking a cruise: 1) make sure that you are not claustrophobic or susceptible to seasickness 2) research the different options available and where you would like to go 3) keep an eye on weather and various changes in geopolitical landscape.

First of all, it should seem apparent, you should probably avoid cruises if you cannot stand to be around too many people or you are going to get seasick. However, this is not always as straightforward as it may seem. Cruise lines take great care to be able to offer a variety of amenities and experiences - this helps distract from feelings of claustrophobia. Moreover, the cruise will feel longer and more exciting the more distinct areas of the ship that there are.

Cruise ships are comparable to floating amusement parks, in many instances, and that should be your gauge for how you feel you might react to being on the ship. No one wants to have to return to port.

Seasickness can be cured, in all but the most extreme cases, with over-the-counter or even prescription medication. Simply consult your doctor to find out what your options are.

Second, make sure you have a good idea of what you want to get out of your cruise. Like any vacation, but 10x more important, you want to make sure that where you are going and what you are doing will align with your interests. Don’t tend to like kids around? Maybe a Disney cruise isn’t for you. Moral concerns about gambling? Might want to see what options exist for you.

In addition, make sure you are considering your general idea of fun. If you are a drinker, there is a limit to the amount of alcohol you can bring with you on the ship - often strict limits.

Make sure that you have looked into drink and food packages that will keep you happy and entertained.

Often understated issues are the implications of both weather and geopolitical changes. Keep in mind that depending on the ocean or sea there are seasonal patterns to avoid or keep aware of as far as weather is concerned. Nothing ruins a vacation like a hurricane - particularly on the water.

Moreover, make sure the destinations on your cruise aren’t having political or economic woes. War, famine, disease, and much more have caused multitudes of ships to adjust their courses and schedules.

Armed with these considerations, hop onto your favorite web browser and begin scouring the internet. Make sure to particularly take advantage of seasonal deals geared towards attracting passengers during slower times as well as last-minute deals designed to fill already chartered cruises.

This can really bring down the financial burden and expand the degree of satisfaction you will feel.

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