If you are planning a cruise this is the post for you! Perfect for first timers and experienced cruisers who need to know how to make the best of their cruising experience! My cruise tips & tricks will tell you when to cruise and on what type of ship, how to save money, the best way to book tours/excursions, dining options and much more!
I consider myself a bit of a cruise expert having been on 6 cruises on different cruise lines such as Norwegian, Princess and Royal Caribbean. I have cruised to South America, Bermuda, The Caribbean and most recently through the Mediterranean. Based on these experiences I compiled my cruise tips in a post for fellow travel blogger Kirsten at KidsareaTrip entitled “10 Things to Know Before You Book A Cruise”. Be sure to head there to read the full article!
Also, I have started a Travel section on this website devoted to Cruises! I have already documented my experiences on Oasis of the Seas through the Caribbean, Norwegian Epic through the Mediterranean Sea as well as a guest post on a Disney Cruise. All these articles give cruise tips & tricks! Expect more cruise coverage this year including Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Quantam of the Seas and coverage of a Caribbean cruise on Carnival cruise line!
Have you ever been on a cruise or have plans to? If so share your thoughts with us below!
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This is AWESOME and totally fun. Last time I went on a cruise I believe in my teens… SHAMELESS! LOL.. Thanks for sharing. Definitely now on the list for this summer.
Thank you Janelle! It such a great and easy way to take a vacation! I hope you get to do one this summer!
I haven’t been on a cruise in awhile. However, I did a girls trip for Spring Break once and went on a romantic cruise with an ex. It’s always a lot of fun!
Yes I enjoy them! I have been reading about some other ones abroad like in Asia and I would love to do Alaska!
Looks like you had a lot of fun. I have never been on a cruise one day I will. Great tips and tricks for newbie. Thanks for sharing.
Your welcome Patrice! I am sure you would enjoy a cruise!
I haven’t taken a cruise yet, but it’s something high on the list. All the things I’ve seen on TV myself and others detered away from cruises. I’ve come back around to the idea though
Thats great Holly especially since you have cruises to Mexico from LA! Try a short one first if you are unsure.
Cruising has never really been on my list because I have a thing about being confined LOL but I love seeing other people’s trip pics and hearing about their excursions, etc. and will definitely share this with folks i know who are interested in cruising.
Thank you Jaye! I hope they find it useful!
Great post, I was thinking of taking a cruise this summer. Looks like you had a lot of fun!
Thank you! I have been on quite a few cruises and always have a great time!
I love cruises! I’ve always wanted to try the Oasis of the seas! It looks HUGE! I’ve been on Mariner of the Seas twice. it was so much fun. I think the next one we try will be a disney cruise!
I love Royal Caribbean and Oasis of the Seas was amazing! I have done Norwegian twice and also very nice. My friends rave about Disney cruises so I hope you get to experience it!
Me and babe was just talking the other night about booking a cruise. The fact that they have the all day activities for my kids are definitely a plus in our book.
Yes kara I agree! You can spend time as a family but also as a couple while cruising thanks to camps and daycare and activities!
I haven’t been on a cruise in years but this makes me want to go on other asap! The only trick I have is make sure (if necessary) to get a later dinner time then you would normally take so you don’t have to worry about missing it!
Madaline yes I always do late seating on ships that have set dinner times. However, you can always eat at one of the 24 hour restaurants, get room service or on lines such as Norwegian they have “freestyle cruising” so there are no set dinner times. there are restaurants all over the ship with no service charge where you can walk up to and eat.
I’ve always heard amazing things about cruises but have never been on one. Seems like a great way to travel and have an adventure on a budget.
It is! Hopefully you will be able to check one out soon.
I’d love to take my girls dolphin watching here and the organised camping sounds like good fun. I might prefer that to the hotel s ? #MondayEscapes
Sounds fun! Enjoy!
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