Get there Early
You should not feel stressed out before a vacation. Ask your travel agent to book your flight to the port city for the day before the cruise to ensure that you get there with plenty of time to make it to the boat before it leaves. This also gives you an extra day for your vacation so you can start getting into the relaxation mode before you even step onto the ship.
Do Not Disembark
Most people take advantage of stops in port cities by signing up for tour buses or other group activities. Unfortunately, the ship rarely docks for long enough so you can really enjoy these port cities. Most of the time, the tour buses are crowded and do not let you see the sights you really want to see. Instead of getting off the ship, consider staying on as your fellow passengers fight to see the main tourist attractions. Most of the amenities on the ship stay open so you can finally enjoy them without the crowds.
Take Advantage of the Spa
Check out the on-board spa to see if a massage or a facial can enhance your vacation. Some cruise ship spas even let you pay a certain fee for the day to use facilities like the steam room or the heated tile loungers.
At Brentwood Travel our travel agents work closely with all of our customers to ensure that they can plan their dream vacation. Whether you want to take an all-inclusive luxury cruise or explore a new country, we can help you find a trip that meets your needs. To learn more about our St. Louis travel company, visit us online or call (314) 439-5700.