8 Tips To Make Your Cruise Trip the Best One Yet
...even if you get stuck at sea (it can happen!)
It took years for my family to convince me to take a cruise with them. I love the beach, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding … as long as I can see land! I hated the idea of being in open waters. But they finally conned me into going. Funny enough, this trip was also our first visit to Mexico.
You can watch it here. It’s one of my oldest YouTube videos.
This first cruise was an excellent experience, and I had a great time. Still, there were several things I wished I had done differently. I planned accordingly for this trip. What I didn’t plan for was being shaken to pieces by Captain Lombardi.
Nevertheless, these two experiences make me feel especially prepared for round three. Here’s what I can share with you for your cruise.
1. Book your trip as early as possible … or at the very last minute.
Yesterday, I shared that Mom had bookmarked Carnival Elation since May 2022. She then booked the tickets more than eight months before our departure. If you can plan that far ahead, the rates are very affordable. I paid less than $500 for my room.
Then, as we prepared to get off the ship, we saw some people re-booking the cruise. They stayed onboard for the next round and snatched tickets for a few hundred dollars. If you can be that flexible, you never know what deals you might get!