Wondering what you can expect on a Cruise Vacation?

How about a cruise ship for your next vacation? Never thought about it or maybe unsure of what’s involved? Okay, let s take you through a little bit about cruising, cruise life and what you can expect in general:

What type of ship should you choose?

There are literally hundreds of cruise ships, all of different sizes, age groups and quality. Be thing to do is decide whether you want a ship which is a little more lively or quiet and then book based on the most affordable cruise you can find. Then again, some ships are “all-in-one”, for example, the Royal Caribbean have some smaller cruise ships which are ideal for most age groups (such as the Vision of the Seas) which has less than 2500 passengers.

What food and drink is included?

Down to the basics. Food on cruise ships is notoriously good with many five star chefs on board cooking up some incredible dishes. There are usually two main seatings during the day, breakfast and dinner, and these can usually be had at 8am or a slightly earlier time should you decide. Same goes for the evenings, although most people who take to activities from the port when docked, will be best to have their dinner at the latest time available.

There are also a number of different restaurants on board every cruise ship, meaning you can dine in a different spot each night so long as you make a reservation – Sushi, tempura, steak or buffet – there is an endless choice.

Drinks are sometimes included in the price of the cruise but usually not. You can pay for them as you go or if you are smart, you will purchase a “Drinks plan” that will more than cover whatever drinks you want for the duration of the trip while also being quite affordable. For example, you could buy a drinks plan for $40 and drink as much or as little as you like for the entire day. Wine, beer, spirits, soda, you name it, they’ll have it.

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Activities on a Cruise Ship

There is usually so much to do on a cruise ship that you need to decide between certain activities, but this is obviously a bonus rather than a complaint. Here are just a few things to do on a cruise:

Tour the Ship itself

This is mostly overlooked by tourists but is often the most fascinating thing to do on a cruise vacation. Visit the kitchen, meet the chefs, see the sleeping quarters, the captains deck and much more. A tour of the cruise ship can be an amazing insight and highly entertaining.

Learn to cook

Guess what? These highly skilled chefs will often offer the opportunity for you to learn how to cook. Sometimes they do the preparation work so you need only mix the ingredients and do other fun stuff, but ultimately, you can learn some neat tricks and tips on board from some of the worlds most famous chefs and all for no extra cost.

Spa and Royal treatment

Visit the spa and float away into a zen like state. What better way to get away from it all with a massage, pedicure, manicure and more in the middle of the ocean. The crew are always highly skilled and attentive while you can also be sure of some truly breathtaking scenery.

Night Entertainment

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, night entertainment is completely free and rivals any Broadway show. In fact, many of these entertainers are straight from Broadway…and so are the shows themselves.

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