[A] Which country's citizens take the most cruises?
April 2, 2019
Zack Creach

10 Things to Know Before You Cruise

Designed to deepen your sense of adventure and appreciation of the mighty seas with each port of call, the five-star amenities and insightful care of a cruise’s staff can change your perspective on vacationing. Despite the excitement of setting sail on the horizon for the first time, there are a number of factors beginner cruisers worry about. Here’s what to know before you set out on your first cruise.

Pick the Right Cruise

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From gourmet food to romantic cruises, there are a multitude of speciality sailings to suit your needs. It’s tempting as a first time cruiser to settle for the cheapest deal, but decide what type of experience you’re after before bargain hunting. Ardent food lovers won’t find a health and fitness cruise very enjoyable the same way those looking for a peaceful getaway won’t be thrilled to be on a spring break cruise.

Beat Seasickness

If you’re prone to seasickness despite chewing on ginger, be sure to check out your ship’s deck plan before settling on a cabin. Staterooms located in midship on the lower decks are ideal as they experience less rock and sway in rough waves. Avoid cabins that are higher up and on either end of the ship.