Almost everyone fantasizes over luxury cruises at some point. If you’re finally getting the chance to live out your dream of a cruise, you want to be sure that you soak up every second of enjoyment from the experience. A few rookie mistakes could make your trip less than what it could be, so follow these tips to ensure you’re cruising in style like an old pro:
Bring Your Own Toiletries
Unless you’ve booked your cruise with a luxury liner, you’ll probably only get the bare basics in your room: a bar of soap and a bit of shampoo. You can get some amazing cruise deals by choosing these mainstream companies, but the deal might not be such a good one if you have to go a week without hair conditioner or toothpaste. Since it’s better to have it and not need it, pack everything you would normally need just in case.
Keep Your Luggage Size Standard
Oversized luggage is great for packing everything you need plus some extra, but it doesn’t fit under the bed on cruise ships. If it doesn’t fit under the bed, there may be nowhere else to store it, and you’ll be finagling your way around your own stuff the entire trip. Stick to slim, standard luggage instead.
Pre-Book any Special Tours
When luxury cruises make port at their destination, there are often a number of tours and activities you can enjoy—if you can get in. Talk to your travel agent while you’re booking your trip to see if there’s anything you might be interested in doing, and make your reservations for that at the same time that you secure your passage. Make sure you can get a refund if you change your mind, though.
For more information about making your first luxury cruise truly wonderful, contact us at Brentwood Travel in St. Louis. We can help you choose your destination, find the best travel deals, and go at the best time to really enjoy the travel and destination. Call (314) 439-5700 today!
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