• Cruise ships don’t wait for delayed flights, traffic jams or in fact anything! Make sure you fly to your departure port the day before and take the stress out of your pre-cruise.
  • Do complete your cruise personalizer online at home – it will save you heaps of time at boarding check-in and you won’t miss out on any of the really popular shore excursions that may sell out pre-cruise.
  • It’s often cheaper to buy a bottle of wine than a few glasses — but what do you do if you don’t finish the bottle? Cruise ship waiters can mark the bottle with your room number and save it for another night, even for dinner in another onboard venue.
  • Don’t hog the sun loungers. There aren’t as many sun loungers as passengers so be prepared to take turns. If you leave your belongings to “reserve” one, don’t be surprised if the crew removes them while you wander off to do something else.