A. Here are 6 tips first time cruisers will find helpful:
1. Check your passport
Call your cruise line and find out if a passport is needed, otherwise you might run the risk of not allowed to get on the ship.
2. Book your own shore excursions
Talk to people who have taken the trip before, learn from them and book your own shore excursions, you will save a bundle.
3. Bring less stuff
If you don't want to spend money asking the cruse staff do the washing and drying, bring less stuff. You are on vacation, no one cares if you wear the same pants 3 days in a row.
4. Do bring these stuff
Bring 2 swimsuits, so while one is hanging dry, you can use the other one. Also, bring a power strip that allows you to charge multiple electronics as staterooms have few outlets.
5. Control your onboard spending
Since it is cashless onboard, you might forget how much those beverage, soda, and specialty coffee cost you money. They do, so pay attention to your onboard spending.
6. Do not bring alcohol onboard
Most cruises do not allow people to bring alcohol onboard, do not try to sneak it in as they will check bags and confiscate what you try to bring.