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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Sheri and her family are California based cruise content creators focused on providing practical tips and advice to new and seasoned cruisers. CruiseTipsTV’s audience enjoys following Sheri and her family as they travel the world by ship creating travel films. Sheri has visited destinations like Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean, and has experienced 33 cruises on 6 cruise lines. She was named one of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 10 Travel Influencers Changing How We Vacation in 2018 and 2019. Sheri has been quoted in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Prevention, and Business Innovator Radio. Her YouTube Channel, CruiseTipsTV has over 87,000 subscribers and 17 million views.