Thursday, May 28, 2015

Improve your Cruising Experience

Are you now tired of the usual beach vacation but you love the sea? Are resorts already overcrowded? You might want to try cruising, then. 

Some people think that traveling in a yacht is too expensive. Yet, this kind of adventure has been very popular. Many people say that it would be worth it to experience it even once in your life.  But how do you make your cruising experience fun and memorable?

To avoid the hassle or prevent untoward circumstances, Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours has provided you some tips to make sure that you cruise safely and make each moment memorable.  Get There the Night Before
Sounds simple, but hundreds of cruisers literally miss the boat each year because of delayed flights, traffic, bad weather and other unforeseen troubles. Others board by the skin of their teeth, panting and screaming at one another. Who needs that sort of stress? Fly or drive into your port city the night before and you simultaneously bypass pre-departure jitters and add a day to your vacation. Check and review tourist boards for stay-and-cruise information.

2. Stay Away From the Pool
With large cruise ships, there is a great possibility that every passenger will be eyeing the use of the pools. Unfortunately, there are only a fraction of the chairs necessary to accommodate everyone. It may not be a good idea to insist your way into the crowded place. Instead, duck the hubbub. Most new vessels have adults-only areas, some with pools, and almost always less crowded. Also, scope out ship deck plans for a place to call your own.

3. Eat on Your Terms
Many major cruise lines continue to encourage group dining at a prescribed time. If making small talk with the same strangers every night at the same time is your thing, go for it. But myriad options abound to break up the routine: If the ship is in port late, slip off and have dinner, preferably something native. Order room-service breakfast (it’s included in most cases) and have a picnic on your balcony. Make reservations at an extra-fee specialty restaurant.

4. Stay on the Ship.
It doesn’t matter if you are in the Caribbean or in some part away from the island of Jakarta or Sumatra, Indonesia where there are a lot of nice places to look at. But in most cases, you can only look at it from afar, on your deck outside your cabin. If you can stand not spending 6 hours crammed on a tour bus, stay onboard. Most facilities are still open, and you’ll have them to yourself. Besides, you’ll skip the risk of being left by your ship.

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