A cruise can be very relaxing and the perfect getaway from your busy work and family schedule. There are some things to know before you take your cruise to that stunning vacation spot. Here are 7 interesting facts about cruise lines.
Most of the doors on a cruise ship don’t lock because it’s considered a safety hazard. They do this in case of an emergency. If you can’t get to sleep right away due to being on the water, go ahead and do a little exploring to center yourself a bit.
Ships Pay a Premium to Pass Through the Panama Canal
While you may be thinking, it’s expensive just to find a 3-day cruise. If a ship is passing through the Panama Canal, they’re usually paying hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Green Apples and Crackers for Seasickness
Weird combo, right? Well, a lot of people crew members vouch for this remedy. If that fails, you can always ask for meds. These are usually free of charge, anyway.
Sip Some Juice to Save Some Money
Soda, beer, and wine usually always cost extra. However, you can get juice for little to no cost. You might want to have a few minis stocked for later use with the juice to make your own libation on those brisk nights.
Have a Spa Day When You’re in Port
Instead of getting a massage while in the middle of going to the destination, wait until you’re in port. You may be able to take advantage of some good spa discounts that’ll help you out in the long-run.
Shell Out Some Money for Travel Insurance
Whether you get sick or sustain an injury, seeing a ship doctor is going to cost upfront. However, insurance will see to it that you get reimbursed. Make sure to keep a log of your activity, any recipes, and documentation just in case.
Be On Your Best Behavior
Don’t get into fights with anyone because that’s a good way of putting you off the ship at the next port without getting your money back or having an alternative route home. Also, when you’re cool with the crew, it can be a nice way to get discounts on drinks because they like to socialize with you.