Posted by: Five Star Travel & Cruises | August 24, 2009

Cruise Tips to Make Your Cruise More Enjoyable

1. Use a professional travel agent for your booking.The difference is astounding. They can book everything for you, from shore excursions to when and where you will eat on board.

2. Book a suitable cruise. Do your homework and check that the cruise is suitable for you and your fellow travelers. If you have children make sure the cruise is suitable for kids. 

3. Cell phones don’t work at sea! Take walkie talkies so you can acccommunicate with your travel companions.

4. Eat at the second dinner. Book the second seating for your dinner. This will give you more time for your shore excursions and will mean you aren’t rushing back to get dinner.

5. Request a large table for dining. The cruise line will try and match you up with similar people you can make some new friends.

6. Take the kids. Most have kids clubs and activities as well as baby sitting services. Check that your kids are old enough before you book.

7. In cabin baby sitting is great. Take advantage of it, especially with young kids. It will be the same baby sitter throughout the cruise and they are always professionals who love kids.

8. Buy the drink bracelet. The drinks will work out cheaper if you buy the bracelet.

9. Expect to tip. The waiters only make about 35.00 a week so they need the tips  to make up for the wages.

10. Get a balcony if you don’t like crowds. The ship decks do get quite crowded but a private balcony is a great retreat from the crowds.

11. Read the ships activities every night, you don’t want to miss a thing.

12. Dress codes. Obey the dress codes. Most ships do have a dress code.

Cruising is fun and exciting vacation choice. One you will never forget. Follow our advice and cruise your way to the most magical and relaxing vacation you have ever experienced. Have fun and let your worries drift away.

Contact Five Star Travel and Cruises for your travel needs!



  1. Some great tips there – the most important is always use a Travel Agent – they should ensure you are on the right ship for you.

  2. If you are using walkie talkies make sure that they are not transmitting on the same frequencies the ships crew uses.

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