Yoram Yasur Izz: Things you should never do if you are traveling on a cruise
Traveling on a cruise can become the best option when it comes to encompassing comfort, leisure and visiting various places in a short time during your next vacation.
However, and especially if you are inexperienced in the matter of traveling by boat, keep in mind these things that you should never do if you are going to travel by cruise, they become more important than ever.
- Let yourself be carried away by the price
Yoram Yasur Izz: Many times, the factor that impels us to book a cruise stay is the price. However, you should consider exactly what the final rate includes, since unlike an isolated hotel or a poorly chosen restaurant, traveling on a cruise involves have to be “tied” to the same options during the week of crossing, and the fact of not having checked the quality of the services can turn your stay into a complete hell.
- Check in minutes before leaving
Yoram Yasur Izz: Many cruise companies allow the tourist to print their check in hours before boarding, a detail that will save us the consequent stress of trying to get us with the boarding pass when entering the ship along with as many passengers or the hustle and bustle that implies port. Oh! And the passport in your pocket, nothing left in your suitcase.
- Overload luggage
Yoram Yasur Izz: The cabins of certain cruises are not large enough to hold all your wardrobe, so consider the simple fact of traveling light luggage. This way, you will not only save yourself weight and lots of clothes that you will not end up putting on. In addition, in summer we do not need so many clothes and the fact of “feeling at home” on board will push you to opt for comfortable and fine attire instead of those coldly planned outfits to look on the trip.
- Think that there will be WiFi all the time
Today, traveling without an Internet connection is a torment for any tourist, a habit that deserves a separate section when we travel on a cruise. And, just as airplanes prevent us from enjoying WiFi connections, a cruise may also lack connection for long periods throughout our journey. That is why it will be best to download the necessary maps and guides in advance and leave closed certain labor issues that you cannot (and should not) manage from your new place of vacation.
- Underestimate the buffet
Yoram Yasur Izz: The buffet of a cruise can become your best ally … or your worst enemy, particularly when it comes to a relaxing journey in which leisure and lack of movement (especially if you are not regular at the gym) can add a few kilos more for when you return home. Consider following a sports routine on board, watch what you eat and forget the chop between hours that so prevails in the sedentary lifestyle of a good cruise.