The two of you have finally decided to take the plunge…and go on your first vacation together. It is a big step to spend some time away as a couple. We should know as our first vacation together was a cruise. Eight years later, and many more cruises under our belt, we can still reminiscence about that first sailing. Luckily, we were saved by some very important planning tips and tactics on our inaugural voyage as a couple. So, before taking that initial cruise plunge, check out our seven simple ways to make sure that first trip together is not your last!
- Declare Your Intentions First. There is always the temptation to book a cruise vacation as a gift or surprise for that special someone’s birthday or a holiday. Even though the intentions are noble, this unexpected present may be your first crucial misstep. To avoid any unintentional conflict, let your better half know about vacation ideas beforehand and discuss them together prior to putting down any sort of deposit.
- Do a Caribbean Cruise. This might sound like a no-brainer, but only 4 in 10 cruises actually sail the Caribbean. Cruise ships sail to all corners of the world. Depending on where the two of you live, there might be other cruise options that seem convenient or intriguing, but don’t be swayed. Be smart and pick the Caribbean. There is beautiful weather year round, tons of ships to choose from, and plenty of good deals to be had.