Cruises have always been considered posh and romantic way of having a vacation. Naturally, many newlywed couples choose this type of vacation to be their romantic honeymoon; others choose a cruise just because they cannot choose a single destination where to go for honeymoon. Nevertheless, it is always important to make the right choice, be it your spouse or your cruise. Therefore, heeding these several tips will help you to choose and get prepared for your unforgettable romantic vacation.
- Decide whether it’s the right thing
Different people like different things, and you should be 100% sure your beloved really wants to have a cruise honeymoon, and not only accepts your idea. Furthermore, if you’ve never been on board of a ship, don’t rush to choose this type of vacation: you may suffer from the seasickness. To prevent such an unpleasant surprise it is a good idea to embark on a short cruise together beforehand: after it you will know exactly about how you feel about it.
- Choose the itinerary wisely
Another thing you should be completely sure about is your itinerary. If you’d like to sail in the Caribbean, and your partner wants to have an Alaska cruise, then it’s necessary to reach the consensus first. Why not then choose one of those Mediterranean cruises?
- Investigate the price
A cruise is like an all-inclusive vacation. However, it is always a good idea to check in detail which services are included into the fare, and which require the additional payment. And when another cruise offer seems to be too expensive, just look into it: it definitely has additional services included.
- Don’t save on your cabin
The intention to save more on the cabin can spoil the whole thing. Believe, it is much better to book a pretty room with a private balcony, mini-bar and other pleasant stuff than get bored in the plain room without even a balcony.
- Book early
The earlier the better. If you book, for example, a year in advance, you will definitely pay much, much less than when booking a month before the departure. At the same time, early booking gives much wider choice of cabins: up to your taste and wallet.
- Take extra money
Don’t think that on the cruise ship you will never need to walk with money in your pocket. There is always something you will love to pay for. First of all, don’t forget about tipping. Then, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages always need to be paid for. And, of course, the shore excursions and souvenirs which you’ll want to buy in the different ports of call also should be included to your budget.
- Check twice if everything is taken
Especially concerning the medicines. This is a ship, and you will not be able to stop by to the drugstore to buy anything you need. Prepare everything in plenty. Actually, this advice concerns all the other things you are going to take. Of course, you will be able to buy some basic things on board, but it is always better to buy everything at home.
- Don’t forget your documents
Every cruise ship requires the documentation for checking in. So on no account should you forget your passport (or whatever is needed by your cruise line). Check it even thrice – just to be on the safe side. And it is always better to put them in your carry-on luggage – your bags may not be available for some time.