How to Plan a Caribbean Cruise

If you’re considering various cruises for your upcoming vacation, then you’re not alone, as taking a luxury cruise is one of the most popular holidays available today. With the development of cruise liners with more and more exciting features and activities, and the opportunity to visit and explore multiple destinations, it is easy to understand why so many people are falling in love with cruising. If you’re considering taking a Caribbean cruise for your next vacation and are wondering what you can do to plan your get-away, here are some easy tips that will set you sailing on your way.

1. Book Your Room in Advance

This might seem like an obvious piece of advice, but more and more people are looking for last minute deals these days as opposed to the tried and tested model of booking in advance. You can find deals on cruises trying to sell-out their few remaining rooms right up until departure, but in order to get the views, destinations, and cruise liner that best suits your needs, preferences, and price range, you should always book in advance.

One of the best parts about taking a cruise is that it gives you the chance to visit multiple destinations on your vacation. Be sure to realize that you will be stopping at a few different locations, and even if there is one particular spot you’d really like to visit, you need to consider what combination of places will make your vacation most enjoyable.

3. Check for Extra Fees

Cruises are generally all-inclusive style vacations, but sometimes there can be extra fees that are not included on the price tag you originally chose. Shore excursions, alternative dining, and luxuries such as spa treatments are often not included in general prices, so be sure to take that into consideration.

4. Exchange Money in Advance

While you will have the opportunity to exchange currencies during your cruise, it will save you both time and effort if you do it in advance, and it will also help you to keep to a budget during your on-shore adventures. Nobody wants to be stuck waiting in line to exchange money when there is a new destinations to discover.

5. Don’t Worry About Over-Packing

When it comes to packing and un-packing for a cruise, the great part is that you only have to do it once. Having arrived on-board you will be staying in the same room throughout the cruise, and therefore don’t have to worry about carrying around luggage. You’re better off packing those few extra clothes just in case you do need them.

Whether it’s your first cruise or you’re a long time cruise fan, by booking early and following these easy tips you’ll find preparing for departure completely stress-free.

Images by James St. John and Vox Efx used under Creative Commons License.

To read about my Caribbean cruise, click here.

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