Welcome to the new Sunday feature a ‘Q & A with a Cruise Ship Passenger’. Earlier this year we had ‘The Officer Wife Series Travel & Cruise Tips Q & A’ and I had such great feedback I thought let’s get another cruise perspective and who better to ask than the actual passengers!
Being an officer wife on a cruise ship, I meet some lovely people from all over the world and I found some great volunteers to give you all their cruise tips.
This week we will feature the couple, Terry & Mary Jane. They are from the USA. They have been cruising for over 35 for years and have been on over 50 cruises! So they know their stuff when it comes to cruising.
Terry & Mary Jane, are fans of my blog and wanted to say they enjoy reading and like the helpful tips and interesting information on the ports of call that are provided in the blog. They are so sweet!
Let’s see what cruise tips they have for you.
What is your favourite port in the world?
What is your favourite cruise?
A cruise around Italy.
Why do you like cruising?
The interesting ports of call and the number of areas you can see all without unpacking.
What cruise tips would you give to a first-time cruiser?
Don’t try to do every activity on board the ship, do not overpack and do not forget to enjoy the ports of call.
Do you have any packing tips?
Yes, packing cubes are great and they fit into the drawers on board the ship, so you simply pull them out of your suitcase and put them in the drawer.
What type of cabin do you prefer onboard?
Mid-level, midship Balcony or depending on the price a mini-suite.
Do you like formal nights?
Yes, because we like to dress up once in awhile.
Do you book your cruises far in advance or last minute?
Both, as booking in advance can get you great benefits when booking onboard and last minute, as some of the last minute deals are great.
Is there a lot of planning involved for you when you book a cruise?
Yes, depending on the ports we visit. We look at what should be done in the port. Plus we like to book land packages at the beginning and/or end of a cruise.
What is the longest cruise you have been on and would you do it again?
96 days and yes depending on the ports of call.
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I hope you enjoyed reading a Q & A with a Cruise Ship Passenger. They gave some great cruise tips and next Sunday you can read more Q & A’s.
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Love Lucy x