15 Things That Surprise New Cruisers

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New cruiser surprise

Today, we’re sharing 15 things that surprise new cruisers

If you’ve never been on a cruise before, there are some things that might surprise you. Boarding a cruise ship is a unique event for a new cruiser that can bring with it many exciting experiences. Some of these can leave lasting impressions, and forever change your perception of ocean vacations. We will never forget our first Princess cruise together. So many fun, and memorable new discoveries. These things are yet more reasons to conclude there is nothing like cruising. We’ll do our best to share, and explain these unique surprises, but in the end these things are best experienced first hand. Below is a quick list of what we’ll cover in this week’s CruiseTipsTV Unplugged Podcast.

  1. Food- the abundance & quality and variety
  2. The staff
  3. Waking up in a new country
  4. All the work that goes into making a cruise happen
  5. The water
  6. How exciting it was to walk up the gangway
  7. How you get on and off the ship
  8. How well the ship handles crowds 
  9. Just how BIG the ship is
  10. The sounds
  11. How easy it can be to run up tab
  12. Sea legs
  13. Just how much there is to do
  14. How relaxing it is
  15. How fast I was hooked

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    March 30, 2024 by *$$ posse from United States

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    Going on my first ever cruise this summer to Alaska and trying to learn as much as possible. Really enjoy this podcast. Your voices are so easy to listen to, love the banter, and so much good information. My only wish is that you knew Celebrity because that’s who I’m cruising with. That aside, thank you.

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