Alaska Cruise Tips

Alaska Cruise Tips

  1. If you don’t have kids or grey hair, you’re in a minority.
  2. They will feed you until your stomach explodes; pace yourself!
  3. Cruise ship “Classes” are nothing more than sales pitches.
  4. If you can’t get a suite with a verandah, keep saving your pennies until you can.
  5. Plan on doing separate activites from your travel mate frequently.
  6. It’s cold in the morning. (NSFW)
  7. Formal wear isn’t required, but suggested for a more complete experience.
  8. Recharge your electronics every evening, bring spares.
  9. Don’t plan something for every minute of every day.
  10. Get to know your staff; be kind to people and they should be kind to you in return.

And, of course, do you best to line up a ship that has an Internet connection (though I doubt I’d be able to use it much if I wasn’t able to find Pluggd as a sponsor). Maybe if I keep my thinking cap on long enough, I can extend this list to 50 general cruise tips I’ve picked up on my journeys at sea?

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  3. Chris, My guess is that you’re in trouble!
    Between tip number 5 and 6 and no shoping in Juneau you’re probably skating on “thin ice” with Ponzi. Better see if the shops on board has some chocolates or it’s going to be looooong trip. 🙂

  4. Chris

    You may like these, this is on my ‘review blog’ that I never had time to put into it. My main focus is on web-strategist.com

    ” Cruise Line Tours: Benefits and Drawbacks”
    http://reviewblogbyjeremiah.blogspot.com/2005/11/cruise-line-tours-benefits-and.html

    ” What the Cruise lines don’t want you to know, but I’ll tell you anyways (and a few other cruise tips)”
    http://reviewblogbyjeremiah.blogspot.com/2005/11/what-cruise-lines-dont-want-you-to.html

  5. WHAT IS FUN IN CRUISIN? I AM A COOK ON CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE, WHO EVER SAID IS NICE WORKING ON A CRUISE SHIP IS A LIAR. CARNIVAL C. L. PAY ME 2 DOLLARS AN HOUR, I HAVE TO WORK FOR AT LEAST 10 HOURS A DAY, EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK FOR 7 TO 10 MONTHS. YOU HAVE TO WORK EVERY DAY, NO EXCEPTION, ONLY IF YOU ARE SICK AND CANNOT WALK, THERE ARE RULES, ME AS A COOK I CANNOT GO ON A OPEN DECK AFTER FINISHING MY WORK, I GET MOLESTED BY SECURITY, THERE ARE CABIN CHECK EVERY WEEK, YOU SHOWER , USE TOILET OUTSIDE THE ROOM AT THE END OF CORIDOR, WHERE THEY CLEAN IT ONCE A MONTH, THE FOOD FOR CREW IS CHEAP, THEY ALLWAY CUT THE PRICE FOR CREW, THERE ARE NEVER ENOUGH CREW ON BOARD, YOU ARE MEANINGLESS, USELESS, FOR THE COMPANY, THEY USE YOU LIKE A SLAVE, MY SCHEDULE FOR 7 MONTHS … WAKE UP WORK CABIN SLEEP…NEXT DAY WAKE UP WORK CABIN SLEEP AND SO ON EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK, NO FAMILY NO FRIENDS, NO GIRLFRIEND, YOU DON’T HAVE WINDOWS FRESH AIR, WHEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GO ASHORE IT FEELS LIKE HEAVEN, BUT ONLY FOR AN HOUR OR TWO, THE SHIP IS LEAVING, OR YOU HAVE TO GO TO WORK, EVERYBODY HAVE A FAKE SMILE ON THE FACE, THEY WAIT FOR THE DAY TO LEAVE THE SHIP AND GO HOME, YOU DON’T SEE AMERICANS WORKING HERE, NOBODY WILL ACCEPT 2 DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR THIS JOB !!!

  6. Ah, at last a “Cruise Tips” post that isn’t regurgitated common sense plagiarized from another bog. Very good post. I’d add to #8 and bring a small 3-way outlet or similar as the outlets are in short supply. You should be okay as long as they’re low-wattage devices you’re plugging in.

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