This year, plan a vacation that the entire family will be on board with...a cruise! Why get anchored down when you can visit several destinations and create some memories at sea that will last a lifetime?
Check out these helpful tips and tricks that will be sure to get you and your family cruising in style:
Check Your Paperwork
Once your cruise is booked, your next step is to make sure all family members' passports and visas are valid and up-to-date. Print and bundle all reservations, itineraries, tickets and keep them safe and easily accessible.
What to Pack
Researching seasonal weather conditions and the ship's amenities and activities will help you pack accordingly. Bring a pair of good walking shoes so you can enjoy visiting multiple locations in comfort.
What to Wear
Depending on your destination, resort/cruise casual is acceptable. Some areas of the ship may require proper attire, such as collared shirts and pants for the gents and dresses for the ladies. Tank tops, flip flops, and baseball caps etc. are generally not permitted in the main dining room. Always check for the dress code guidelines prior to packing.
Organize Your Luggage
Find out if there are any restrictions on the number of pieces and weight limitations you're allowed to bring on board. Label all luggage clearly with your contact information. Pack a small overnight bag with toiletries, valuables, documents, medication, and other must-haves as suitcases are usually collected the night before disembarkation.