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Cruising - Five Quick Tips Before Taking A Cruise Ship Vacation

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Cruising is a wonderful and relaxed way to see several countries while enjoying the sun. Today, cruise trips
are extremely popular due to their low cost and luxury travel experience.

However, like all travelling, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you start to plan your
cruise ship vacation.

Here are some cruise tips to help guide you on your journey.

1.All inclusive cruises are not available

Most all cruise lines do not offer an all inclusive c...



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Cruising is a wonderful and relaxed way to see several countries while enjoying the sun. Today, cruise trips
are extremely popular due to their low cost and luxury travel experience.

However, like all travelling, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you start to plan your
cruise ship vacation.

Here are some cruise tips to help guide you on your journey.

1.All inclusive cruises are not available

Most all cruise lines do not offer an all inclusive cruise package. Alcohols, soft drinks and even water
all
needs to be paid for when on cruise ships. The only things included are the cruise itself, your cabin
and
generally at least 1-2 meals a day.

2.Shop around and consult different cruise travel agents

Cruise travel agents are like travel agents, but are experts in cruising. Be prepared to tell the cruise
agent what you are looking for. You could visit 5 different agencies and receive 5 different quotes for
exactly
the cruise. In addition, look for deals in off weeks. A fare may be $2000 one week and $800 the following
same
week.

3.Be aware of added charges

If you are planning to cruise alone and don't want to share your cabin, you can anticipate a single's
supplement charge of 10% to 100% of a per person's rate (depending on cruise line). In addition, a lot of
cruises require you to pay extra for any cruise shore excursions, or any special activities that are offered
on board. Be prepared to spend an additional 30% of the cost to take part in any of these activities.

4.Knowing when the best time to cruise is
Cruising is usually a little cheaper during the spring or fall. Weather can be uncertain, especially
in the
fall given many Caribbean destinations could have hurricane seasons during this time. This is something to
watch out for. The dry season for Caribbean cruises is during the summer where as the rainy season is during
the winter. Other cruise lines have short cruising seasons, such as Alaska cruises which normally run from May
to September.

5.Have fun!

One of the most important tips that I can give to you on your cruise ship vacation is to have a great time.
Relax! After all it's your vacation and you deserve to make the most out of it. There are many things for
youdo, fancy dinners and dressing up, meeting new friends, visiting exotic locations, being on deck in
to
the doing cruise shore excursions, and much more! It's important to have fun, so when you come back you feel
sun,
better about yourself and that you got the most out of your time and money.

Remember, cruising is an absolutely exceptional way to spend your vacation. They are very relaxing and a very
enjoyable way to spend some time away. However, like all vacations, you need to know what is required before
purchasing your dream cruise ship vacation. Keep this in mind and I have no doubt your cruise trip will be
a
complete success!

				
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