Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Luxury Cruise Holiday
Is anything more luxurious than taking a cruise holiday? Traveling to exotic
locations on a luxury ship, catching sunrays, and breathing the salty breezes can renew and replenish anyone, no
matter how shopworn from the cares of work. However, a cruise holiday requires planning in order to be the best it
can be. Check out these tips to have a cruise experience you will remember.
So where do you start when planning a cruise holiday? First, what is your budget
like? Do you need to hold down expenses? Then here are a few tips for economizing on your cruise
|For a maximum enjoyment of your luxury cruise holiday,
it's important to do some good planning ahead, for maximum enjoyment.
On or Off Season Cruise
When scheduling your cruise holiday, you should be aware that there are off season
and on season dates, and that you want to schedule your trip in the off season to get the best deal. What you may
not know, however, is that cruise lines actually change prices a number of times throughout the year. Ask and find
out when their absolute lowest season prices are.
In addition, keep your plans somewhat flexible so that you can change ships at the
last minute. Sometimes a ship is not filled to capacity, so the cruise line will sell the last few tickets at a
real bargain. It is always to their advantage to sail filled to capacity because people on holiday spend money on
souvenirs, drinks, etc. Use this knowledge to get a really great deal.
Where you cruise to on your holiday can make a big difference in your cost as
well. If you pick a popular spot, you can travel cheaper than if you choose a less popular spot. Another
consideration is whether you really care about those ports of call. If you just want to stay on the ocean liner and
enjoy the luxuries, book a cruise that doesn't stop anywhere. These "cruises to nowhere" are just as luxurious as
the others but cost less.
|Luxury cruise liners are popular choice for many travellers, but there are other
cruises offering as much luxury, at a lesser price.
For safety on a cruise holiday, don't take a lot of expensive equipment or jewelry
with you. Make sure your passport, health insurance, and other papers are up to date. Be sure to ask about laws you
may inadvertently be breaking when you get off the shore you are accustomed to. Laws in ports and even in the water
can vary, and you sure don't want a big hassle with a foreign law enforcement agency.
Traveling Light on Cruise
To travel light, find out about equipment that will be available on the ship. For
instance, if the cruise line provides irons or hair dryers, you won't need to pack yours. Also pack your own sample
size shampoo, toothpaste, and other toiletries because these items will cost more in the gift shop. You should have
access to laundry facilities on your cruise holiday, so you don't have to take a huge amount of clothing. Pick a
wrinkle proof lightweight outfit for every two or three days and pick separates in colors that coordinate so you
can get different looks. Be sure to pack a formal and or semi-formal outfit if you will be taking part in these
sort of activities on your cruise holiday.