Here are a few other things to consider:
- Hallways are long. Pay attention to art work for ease in finding your way “home.”
- Cabin attendants are wonderful and have all the answers. They accept extra tips and if a shoe breaks or clothes don’t fit anymore, there are loads of clothes left by former guests. Attendants usually give a business card with their name as soon as you enter the cabin.
- Some cruise ships allow wine, one bottle, and water to be brought on the ship. Check with the cruise line.
- Ships are sparkly clean but protect yourself with frequent use of hand sanitizer. They are available everywhere.
- Pack a carry on with swim suit, change of clothes, medicine. If you have the ship take your baggage it won’t arrive till late afternoon and if said previously it bears repeating..
- Caffeine sensitive – bring your own teabags and watch the decaf coffee consumption.
- Bring a stash of otc’s and the like.
- If offered, take the health insurance plan. A fellow passenger paid $900 in ship infirmary costs for pink eye.