A Cruise Vacation

For many, the idea of going on a cruise is an incredibly exciting one. They want to breathe in the sea air, visit exotic destinations and take in the stunning landscapes. Cruises can also take passengers from a bustling city to a remote and secluded island in no time at all. It’s considered a luxurious way to travel and brings an air of glamour and relaxation back into exploring new places. But to make it the best cruise ever, there are some things first-time cruisers need to do beforehand. The tips and tricks will help make a first time cruise a complete success. (Image Credit)

Do plenty of research

While most people are familiar with the large capacity cruise ships, these are not the only option to choose from. Cruise ships come in an array of different shapes, sizes and themes so it’s important to carefully research each option carefully. Some first-time cruisers feel pressured onto the larger more traditional cruise ships. When they really wanted a more intimate cruise with a casual vibe. Knowing what options there are available is beneficial as it can help determine what travelers want from their trip. Cruises in The Kimberley area of Western Australia include snorkeling and exploring caves. These are usually done in small groups. Whereas cruise ships like the Norwegian Epic offers live music and shows as entertainment and can carry over 4,000 passengers. So first time cruisers need to have a clear idea of what atmosphere, entertainment and route they wish to take before they book.


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Get to the port the night before

Getting to port the night before the cruise sets sail is a trick that all seasoned cruisers use. Thousands of travelers will miss the boat each year due to delayed flights, lost baggage and bad weather. A cruise vacation is all about relaxation and starting it off in such a stressed out and panicked way is not what any passenger wants. So arriving at the port’s destination the day before reduces the risk of missing the ship’s departure. Which could bring the vacation to a very abrupt end. It’s likely that some of the local hotels will have shuttle buses and parking for passengers to use but these will get booked up quickly. So all first-time cruisers should factor this in and book well in advance to avoid disappointment. (Image Credit)

Tory Burch Tote in NudePack a carry-on bag

When travelling on a large cruise ship, passengers baggage will be put through security checks and transported to their rooms. So a great trick is to have a carry-on bag packed with essentials that can be used in the meantime. We love the above Tory Burch tote in nude. It’s an understated piece but a super stylish bag and a great size for all your must haves. This could include tablets, magazines, toiletries and medication. This will add more convenience and ease to the initial hours of the cruise when all the other cruisers are being checked in. All first-time cruise goers should invest in padlocks for their suitcases and bags for additional security when on board.

After using these tips and tricks, on your first cruise vacation you should feel more prepared and ready hop aboard. They are an amazing way to travel and help their passengers see a new location from a unique and thrilling perspective.



Jacqueline Maddison
Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beverly Hills Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the rich and famous with the ultimate luxury lifestyle.
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