If you have been following this series you will know that this year I am interviewing cruise ship passengers to get the best cruise tips, tricks and advice on how to have the best cruise.
Cruise tips from cruise ship passengers are always the best cruise tips you will get as they really know what they are talking about.
Every month I will be featuring an interview with cruise ship passengers and asking them to share all their cruise tips and tricks.
This month I have interviewed Dave and Vickie, that have sailed with many cruise lines and cruised to many destinations, lets see what fantastic tips they have to offer.
CRUISE TIPS FROM CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS –THE INTERVIEW
This month I am interviewing Dave and Vickie that have cruised with Princess Cruises, Oceania, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian and Holland America.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE CRUISE SHIP?
Royal Princess, as we like the newness and ambience and Oceania Rivera for the food, yum!
HOW MANY CRUISES HAVE YOU BEEN ON BOARD?
WHERE HAVE YOU CRUISED TO?
- Caribbean (east, west and south)
- Hawaii and the South Pacific
- California Coast
- Panama Canal
DO YOU HAVE ANY CRUISE EMBARKATION TIPS?
Get there early so you can get settled before the dreaded safety drill. Lots of times we are unpacked and have had lunch before 3pm.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR DISEMBARKATION DAY?
Follow the instructions and you will have an easy disembarkation.
WHAT ARE YOUR PORT TIPS?
Get involved in the customs and traditions of the place you are visiting. Usually the people are very friendly and it’s interesting to learn about them, and of course try out the local food.
DO YOU GO ON TOURS?
Taking excursions from somebody other than the ship is risky but you can save a lot of money in doing so, just choose carefully.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CABIN TIPS?
Don’t be afraid of an inside cabin, the money you will save can be used on things far more fun. Having said that a balcony is sure nice when visiting places like Tahiti.
WHAT ARE YOU CRUISE BOOKING TIPS?
Shop around when booking, not all agencies charge the same price. Booking directly with the cruise line is convenient but rarely the best price.
WHAT ARE YOUR DINING TIPS?
Don’t be afraid to ask other passengers about their dining experience in the speciality restaurants before making the reservation. Some are worth the money others not.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE DO ON THE SEA DAYS?
Sea days are the favorites of passengers who are frequent cruisers as they usually don’t even get off the ship on port days. Read your newsletter and take advantage of all the offerings being offered on sea days. Read a book, make friends and chat or catch up on your naps, lol!
WHAT ARE YOUR CRUISE PACKING TIPS?
Lots of tips on the Internet on what to pack, consider if the ship has self serve laundry as that may dictate how many outfits you need. The women have a tendency to overpack, big surprise!
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR FIRST TIME CRUISERS?
Do your research on the ports you will be visiting, a good source is Trip Advisor, an excellent source for things to do, places to eat and lots more, check it out!
Have fun, “sea” you on board!
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY READING…
Dave and Vickie have shared some very useful cruise tips and I’m sure you will take away some of their cruise advice for your next cruise.
I hope you enjoyed reading Cruise Tips from Cruise Ship Passengers Part 4, next month we will feature another interview with a cruise ship passenger.
If you would like to be interviewed and share your cruise tips, please fill in the form on my contact page and I will get back to you.
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Love Lucy x
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