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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Here’s what people are saying about the CruiseTipsTV Unplugged Podcast

  • No unplayed episodes!
    July 14, 2024 by NikkiNackMe from United States

    Your podcast was the first podcast I had ever listened to back in 2019 and I’ve been a faithful listener ever since. In fact, I find myself eagerly awaiting each new episode. I’ve even started over from the beginning a couple of times now and learn something new each time. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!!

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    June 22, 2024 by 123ABC*#$ from United States

    It’s a cruise podcast, so it automatically gets three stars. The hosts are nice and always positive Sometimes too positive? Borderline Pollyanna. A little salt with the sweet would make the show more palatable. Give us a little details on the “bad” with all the good. On this note, I’m concerned that since going pro, the show is starting to feel more like a commercial for the cruise industry. For instance, the recent Oceania YouTube post- that had the feel of a paid endorsement. I listen to these shows for honest reviews and experiences. So, I’m a bit saddened by this seemingly new direction.

  • Great info for new cruisers
    June 21, 2024 by Cooper Wendling from United States

    I found this podcast several months ago, in preparation for my first cruise. This show is fun and light while also being truthful and informative. I’ve learned so much from these podcasts and now I won’t feel like such a newbie when I step onto a cruise ship for the first time in a few months!