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6 Things You Need To Know Before Going On A Cruise

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

Last month, my friends and I decided to celebrate my gorgeous friend’s bachelorette party on a cruise, and this was my first cruise ever- I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to go.

If a cruise is something that's on your to-do list or if you already have one planned, these are some things I would like to recommend to prepare you for the trip:

I'm prone to motion sickness, but the sensation of the boat on the water wasn't bad at all.

However, some people are different from others, and I would suggest you bring some medicine with you just in case you start feeling a little nauseous.

Cruises are so much fun, and food and nonalcoholic beverages are included. However, if you are the type who likes to cheer to the good times with your friends (like me), I would 100% recommend getting your "CHEERS!" beverage program to cover unlimited drinks. I didn't get it, and I ended up paying twice as much as I would've if I had bought the pass.

Do not buy internet on the boat. It's prolonged, and you are limited to using only social media apps. Forget about Google. Even if you get the best Wi-Fi package, they offer it's still not worth it. Plus, it's nice to unplug for a little bit and enjoy your friends.

If you’re into casinos and gambling, a cruise is an excellent place to be. They have slots, craps, poker, roulette, and 21, among other games. My advice is to set your limits and not get too carried away, and it’s too easy to forget how much you are spending since the boat doesn’t accept any cash. They put everything on a tab, and at the end of the cruise, you will end up paying everything you owe.

Wake up early, for real! We had our cruise over the weekend- we left Miami and stopped in the Bahamas, where we stayed for one day. We woke up late the day of the Bahamas because we had stayed up late the night before, and we didn’t have enough time to get tickets to go on an excursion on the island. However, we ended up finding an alternative- we got off the boat and started asking vendors nearby if there were any organized activities planned. We were fortunate to find a last-minute ticket to take a tour of the island.

Forget about the UBER app in the Bahamas. They mostly have taxis/buses. Also, something to keep in mind is that you can use your American dollars over there, but you cannot use Bahamas dollars in the United States, so make sure you convert your money going back home.

People in the Bahamas were very kind. Overall, it was a great trip, and I loved our weekend adventure. I'm looking forward to coming back and exploring a little bit more of the Bahamas.

Any fun anecdotes you had on a cruise, or do you have any upcoming trips? I want to know everything. Comment all about it below. See you!

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