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Best Cruise Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Next Cruise!

A cruise is a wonderful and relaxing getaway. Here are some tips to make your next cruise even better!

 

Keep what you need for your first day in your carry-on

A wonderful perk with cruising is that typically you drop off your bags upon arrival and your cruise line will take care of delivering them to your cabin for you. This is a great convenience and allows you to enjoy exploring the ship without being weighed down with all your luggage. However, it can take awhile until you get your bags back, often you may not see your bags until that evening. With this in mind it is smart to plan ahead and pack anything you may want with you for that first day in your carry-on bag. Examples of some items you may want to have might be a change of clothes, your swimsuit to enjoy the pool, chargers, any medicines you may need, sunscreen, ect.

BYOB

Depending on your Cruise Line’s regulations, some ships do allow you to bring a certain amount of alcohol onboard. Usually up to 2 bottles of wine are allowed per cabin. Bringing your own beverages to enjoy in your cabin can save you a significant amount on your bar tab. Passengers typically pick up their bottles at their arrival airport’s duty-free shop. Pack your bottles in your carry-on and you will get through security with no problems. You can check on your Cruise Line’s website or ask your travel agent to find out the exact alcohol regulations for your specific cruise ship.

Consider the Late Dining Seating

If excursions are important to you and your party you may want to consider requesting the late dining seating. This is important because the shore excursions often do not make it back in time and could conflict with the early seating. You wouldn’t want to miss out on your dinner! If the late dining option is something you want be sure to request it or tell your travel agent as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

Bring it with you!

Everyone knows to pack any medications or toiletries that you use on a daily basis but it is also important to pack those “just in case” items. For example, allergy pills, Advil, motion sickness medications, additional sunscreen, ect. Many people like to just pack what they know they will need and say that anything else they will just buy on the ship. However, toiletries and medicines like these can cost up to 10 times more on the ship. That’s why we strongly recommend bringing these items yourself. They don’t take up that much extra room in your suitcase and if needed you will be happy you already have it and don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

Don’t Miss the Boat! – Literally!

Many travelers plan on arriving to port the day their cruise vacation begins. However, it’s important to plan ahead for the unexpected. If you are flying in from out of town, what if your flight is delayed? What if there is traffic? Unlike other vacations when you know your hotel will be there whenever you get there, with a cruise your ship may sail without you. For this reason, it is a good idea to consider arriving the day before and spending the night at a hotel near your port. This can make the start of your vacation much more relaxed and stress-free not having to rush and possibly missing your cruise.

Hope these simple tips help you in making your next cruise more even enjoyable! Happy cruising!

 

Packing Tips For Your Next Cruise

Going on a cruise vacation is an exciting adventure! You and your traveling party have an experience ahead of you full of discovery and relaxation! With your Must Love Travel agent handling all your travel details all you have to do is sit back, enjoy and of course pack your suitcase! Today we are going to look at a few key points to keep in mind to make the process of packing for your next cruise easy and fun!

Research

A lot of what you pack for your upcoming cruise should be based on where you are headed. Are you experiencing the breathtaking wildlife of Alaska? Or will you and your family be soaking up the sun on a beach in the beautiful Caribbean?  These two destinations are examples of very different climates. It’s important to research prior to packing your clothing what the weather will be like during your cruise so you know what to prepare for. You can always turn to your Must Love Travel agent for advice. With our agents experience and vast knowledge of many destinations they can give you great input on this matter.

 

Just In Case

We have all heard the classic saying, “It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.” These are wise words to keep in mind when packing. For example; it can be smart to pack additional toiletry items such as medications, allergy relief and first aid products. You never know when you might be in a situation that one of these items could come in handy.  Another ‘just in case item’ might be a light sweatshirt jacket. Even if your heading to a sunny, tropical destination it’s important to avoid only packing shorts and tee shirts. You should always prepare for if it might be breezy sitting out on the rooftop deck one evening, or if the AC is on high in the dining hall. A light jacket is always great to just have on hand.

 

Dress Codes

It’s important to research or ask your agent about any dress codes that might be present on your ship or at certain onboard restaurants you plan on dining at. Some restaurants have a formal attire dress code. Being aware of any policies will help you chose what outfits to bring. Another item to pack for your cruise is a pair of sneakers. I know personally I love to live in my flip-flops when on vacation! However, when cruising some activities or excursions require appropriate closed-toe footwear. Bringing along your favorite sneakers is a smart choice to guarantee you will be able to participate in all events and activities.

 

Luggage

Some cruise lines have limits on how many luggage bags you can bring and restriction on the size and dimensions of your bags. Being aware of this and checking the size of your suitcase at home prior to arriving for your cruise will save you a lot of time and hassle at the port. It’s also crucial to be aware of any restricted items that are not allowed on the ship. You don’t want to risk having any of your items confiscated by the cruise line. You can find information on what you can and can not bring on your cruise line’s website or by asking your agent.

 

Don’t Over-Pack

This is a great tip for whatever kind of trip you are going on. Make sure you have just what you need and try to avoid over-packing. Think about what you will absolutely need and stick with the basics. Travelers typically always return with more items than they depart with. You want to leave extra room in your suitcase to be able to bring home souvenirs and gifts!

 

Stick with these guidelines and you will be a packing pro for your next cruise! Stay organized, smart and have fun! Packing always symbolizes the beginning of a great adventure ahead!

Alaska Cruise – Princess Cruise Line

A cruise vacation is an adventure to remember. A cruise allows you to travel in luxury and relaxation as you see new parts of the world! Princess Cruise Line is a leader in the cruise line industry for outstanding quality and value.

Princess Cruise Line offers a wonderful itinerary for Alaskan Cruises. The cruise portion of your journey allows you to take in the grandeur and beauty of the State’s natural wonders while traveling in comfort and style.

What sets Princess Cruise Line apart from other cruise lines is their amazing port excursion offerings. These excursions allow you to take in the lifestyle of Alaska through experiencing the local cuisine, touring with the locals, and getting up close to Alaska’s amazing wildlife.

Princess’s moto is “Come back new.” Travel allows us time to reflect, relax and grow through new cultures and experiences. By taking a Princess Cruise adventure you and your family are sure to come back refreshed and new!

Contact your Must Love Travel agent today to find a sailing that fits what your looking for in an Alaskan Princess Cruise.

Sandals Resorts

When you are looking for the ultimate Caribbean getaway, look no further than a Sandals Resort!  It is an authentic Caribbean experience.  There are no hidden fees at a Sandals Resort.  When they say all-inclusive that is exactly what they mean.  Let me go over some of the things you can experience at a Sandals Resort.

All activities are included! Sandals has the largest private fleet of boats in the Caribbean which can take you on many boating adventures.  Certified divers can dive for free everyday. Also enjoy snorkeling, fishing or paddle boarding.

There are many opportunities for fun on the land.  Sandals has wonderful fitness centers, tennis facilities and for the golf lover there is unlimited golf included.  There are also private off shore island excursions at no extra cost where you can relax or play in a beautiful paradise retreat. If you are looking for a destination wedding look no further.  Sandals has what you are looking for in a beautiful romantic wedding.

Sandals boosts 16 restaurants per resort!  You can dine wherever and whenever you want at no extra cost.  Unlike other resorts there are no seating times.  You can eat whenever you wish and also all drinks are included 24-7.

So if you are looking for a relaxing Island vacation consider Sandals Resorts for you next getaway.  Contact your Must Love Travel Agent today for a quote and to find out more about the incredible value you receive by staying at a Sandals Resort!

 

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