13 Things Travel Experts Wish You Knew About Booking a Cruise
Career cruisers have the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your summer vacation at sea.
Pack water bottles
Summer sunshine and heat can dehydrate you quickly, especially when you’re running around, so be prepared. “Bring refillable water bottles, one color per person in your group, so you can easily quench your thirst on the go,” advises Scannell. These 11 tricks will keep you from getting sick on a cruise.
Bring a power strip
Yes, that may sound like a funny packing suggestion for a summer vacation—bathing suits, flip flops … and a power strip? But, according to Golden, between cell phones and tablets, if you want to have enough space to charge everything at once, that’s exactly what you should do. “Unless you’re on a brand new ship, you’re never going to have enough plugs.”
Bring everything you need for the first day in your carry-on
On the first day of a cruise, you never know exactly what time your luggage will be delivered to your room. “Be sure to pack your flip-flops and bathing suit in your carry-on bag,” suggets Madson. “This way, as soon as you board the ship, you can start enjoying the pool even before your cabin is ready or your luggage gets delivered.” Don’t miss these other 17 travel hacks that make cruises easier.