Planning a Cruise Holiday - What You Should Know One of the great things about going on a cruise holiday is the fact that once you are on board the ship then all the planning and logistics that is usually associated with a holiday are over. Basically all you need to do from that point on is relax and let the staff on board do it all for you; from meals and entertainment to excursions â€“ it will all be planned and scheduled. However, the real planning is when you are booking a cruise and it is important that you get this stage of proceedings right so you can enjoy your holiday to the absolute fullest. You first need to think about how long you are going on the cruise for. Generally speaking a cruise holiday depends on the actual destination that you are going to; for example the trips to Norway or Iceland will obviously not be a long in duration as the ones that take you to the Caribbean or even to Asia. The shorter trips generally last between 3 and 5 days with the medium ones ranging from a week to 14 days. Indeed, you can go on trips that take much longer than this and for some people a cruise of up to 20 days or so is not unheard of especially if you want to take in many different places in the process. So make sure that you plan everything in terms of the time; the duration of the trip as well as the time you have available to, not only go on the cruise itself, but to get ready for it as well. The climate is another thing that should be carefully thought out. You should know what you need to wear in terms of where you are going when it comes to a cruise holiday and obviously the cruises to Russia and the like will require warmer clothing than trips to Northern Africa however always check the weather forecasts before you depart to ensure that you are properly prepared for every eventuality. A final thing would be to plan ahead in terms of getting to your departure port. If you leave nearby then this is not really an issue however make sure you leave adequate time to get there and maybe even stop off for a night in the city or town that the port is in to make certain that you will be there on time.
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Published on Feb 24, 2012
One of the great things about going on a cruise holiday is the fact that once you are on board the ship then all the planning and logistics...