For many travelers, planning a cruise is one of the highlights of a cruise vacation. It’s the time when travelers decide where, when, with whom, and which line they will be sailing. That said, planning a cruise is also extremely important, as in many cases, a cruise is a big investment. Here are a few tips and suggestions to keep in mind when planning your upcoming cruise vacation.
- Decide On A Destination & Date It may sound very basic, but you should make sure every traveler in your party is onboard with the destination and the date of the sailing. Also, deciding on a destination can limit your sailing dates, such as in Alaska or the Panama Canal, so ensuring both your choices for a destination and date coordinate is important.
- Choose The Best Stateroom For The Destination For travelers who are able to spend a bit more on a stateroom, choosing your stateroom type for your selected destination is another important part of planning. For Alaska, a balcony stateroom is recommended for glacier sailing, whale watching, and other wildlife spotting. For the Caribbean, an oceanview or interior stateroom can be suitable, as you won’t be spending as much time in your stateroom compared to the Lido deck or the beach ashore.
- Ensure The Line Fits Your Vacation Vision For a family traveling with small, adventurous kids, sailing aboard a