7 Cruise Tips from Our Readers

375268_10150471144465513_1962142219_nYou can scour the internet for the best cruise tips and you’ll find millions of possible answers. Recently on Cruise Radio we posed the question to you – What is your most valuable cruise tip?

Here’s what some of our listeners told us:

  1. Bring Your Own Wine, says Bill Jobes from Nantucket, Massachusetts. You may have to pay a corkage fee but bringing your own expensive bottle of champagne or wine sure beats paying the cruise line’s cost.
  2. Remember the Alarm Clock, says Raymond Saunders from Orlando, Florida.  This will help you not be left when you have a late night and have to catch an early morning excursions. This will also make sure you are out of bed at the correct time on disembarkation morning. There’s nothing more embarrassing than having the room steward knock on your door at 9am asking you to vacate your cabin immediately.
  3. Take a Power Strip, says Annie Moran from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Even if you are just brining your cell phones, chances are you’ll need more plugs for your laptop charger, camera, blow dryer or hair straightener.
  4. Plug in a Night Light, says Jessie Davis of Bakersfield, California.  Keep a night-light handy in your bathroom (plug-in or battery operated). The cabins sometimes can be quite tight and you’ll wish you had one after one good bang of the knee against the desk drawer.
  5. Keep Hands Clean, Michelle Harden of Toledo, Ohio tells us.  Even though you’ll find hand sanitizer all around the ship, it doesn’t hurt to have a bottle in your cabin and in your backpack when you go on sure. You never know what you could pick up off the ship. A good recent example was in Grand Turk when the entire port showed signs of norovirus.
  6. Take Advantage of Room Service, says Andrew Beam from Macon, Georgia.  You are on vacation to relax. Why not spend the morning being pampered by having breakfast in bed or on your balcony.
  7. Book Specialty Dining First, suggests Lauren Sminey from Plano, Texas. We always book our specialty dining venues on the very first day of the cruise, especially if we are cruising in the peak season. The specialty dining gives great food at an affordable price.

These are just some of the tips from Cruise Radio listeners. We welcome to hear your tips for our next broadcast.

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