Millions of travelers choose to take their vacation on a cruise ship. Cruise lines offer something for the whole family, with a wide variety of experiences. Whether you want to soak up the sun in the Caribbean, explore Europe or see Alaska, the last frontier, cruising can be a great way to bring the whole family on a vacation they will never forget. To make the most of your experience, we’ve rounded up some tips to make your next cruise a breeze.
🚢 Check out the ports of call ahead of time. Research excursions that your cruise offers, and book ahead make the most of your trip!
🚢 Consider adding an extra day or two before or after your trip. This extra time can add relaxation to your trip. You can also take this time to explore these destinations without feeling rushed.
🚢 Pack a small bag with essentials, with things like your swimsuit and medication, for your first day on the ship. It will keep your necessities at your fingertips, without taking the time to dig around your suitcase.
🚢 Pre-book your specialty dinners and shows. This will ensure you get to experience what you want, without the hassle of scheduling things on the ship. If you forget, you can do this after arriving, too.
🚢 Plan ahead when it comes to wifi and your cell phone coverage. You may incur roaming changes depending on where you travel, so it might be the perfect excuse to go “off the grid” during your vacation!
🚢 When you’re packing for your trip, bring layers and do consider the weather of your destination. Even if it’s somewhere warm, consider bringing rain gear.
Your AAA travel professional can help you make the most of your trip, and even provide insider tips on when to book! These travel experts can help you navigate any questions you may have before you leave, and are always here to help when you need it.