Things You Should Know Before Your First Cruise

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Cruises are a very unique and specific way to travel and see the world, and if you’ve never been on one before, you probably are in for a lot of surprises. Here are just some of the things that you should expect when you take a cruise for the first time.

There Might Be a Dress Code

Cruises try pretty hard to maintain their reputation as a fancy way to travel, which is why many of them will have strict dress codes at mealtimes. Pack accordingly with enough evening wear to last you the length of your cruise.

There’s Probably a Laundry Room

That being said, don’t overpack! Most cruises come with laundry rooms that you can use so you don’t have to bring a gigantic suitcase on board with you. Plus, you can almost always also use a wash and fold service at a bit of a higher cost.

All-Inclusive Is Worth It

A lot of cruises are all-inclusive, though some make it optional. If you have the choice, we definitely recommend going for an all-inclusive meal and drinks plan. It will save you a lot of headaches trying to figure out where to eat while onboard, and you’ll be able to enjoy the full cruise experience.