First Cruise Questions: Room, Cleanliness, Kids and More
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common questions often posed by first-time cruise attendees, plus the simple answers to them. Those who have never been on this sort of trip before may be wondering about several distinct areas, and we’re happy to provide tips and expertise to prepare you.
At Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures, we’re happy to provide this sort of basic advice to any of our cruise clients, with cruises ranging from the Mediterranean to the Panama Canal, Israel and numerous other areas of the globe. Today’s part two of our series will go over a few other first-time cruise themes and questions you may have, plus some general answers we’re happy to provide.
What Will My Room Be Like?
First and foremost, beware that this answer will vary depending on your specific room type. There are a few different cruise stateroom types, from smaller options meant for individuals or couples up to larger family rooms or even luxury considerations like suites.
In the end, which sort of room you go for depends largely on your priorities. Some don’t really plan to spend much time in their room on the trip, and will choose theirs based on low prices and proximity to important ship areas. Others, however, will prioritize comfort within their room area, and may choose to spend more for a bit more space.
Will Cleanliness Be an Issue?
All our cruises are held to the highest CDC standards in terms of cleanliness, including everything from basic sanitation to food handling and numerous other areas. Cruisers can promote this theme by washing their hands often and taking basic sanitary practices.
How Do Ports Work?
Many cruisers are most eagerly anticipating port stops on a given cruise, and it’s important to be prepared for these. Your cruise will give you a detailed itinerary ahead of time that discusses precisely when you’ll be making stops in ports and what’s expected of you, including when you need to return to the ship by and other basic details.
We strongly recommend doing some advanced research on the ports your cruise will be hitting. This will allow you to not only be familiar with customs and other basics, it will help you locate the areas you’re searching for easily.
What About My Kids?
Many of our cruises are ideal for LDS families, including those with children. Many cruises will come with a kids’ club or some similar area for children to get some special attention, and you should consider how long you plan for your kids to spend in this area each day. There will also generally be numerous other activities in place for children – for days where you’ll be spending the entire time on the cruise ship, it pays to plan out some activities for your kids to keep them entertained.
For more answers to questions you may have as a first-time cruiser, or to learn about any of our cruises or land tours, speak to the staff at Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures today.