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    Cruising is one of the great experiences that one can ever have while traveling. Cruising in itself is like a wonderful trip that one would love to go for in vacations. There is no other means of transportation where you can get all the leisure and fun that you get on a cruise. Going on a cruise is a lifetime experience, with the beautiful surroundings, and all the special attention that your get.

    But to fully enjoy this memorable experience, there are certain things which one must be cautious about, to avoid any kind of hassles in your trip. Below mentioned are some of the useful tips that you should take care off on a cruise trip.

  • Copies Are A Good Thing

    Make copies of all the important travel documents that you take along (driver's license, passport, credit card, etc.) and keep them with yourself while you are traveling and in your cabin once you get on board. In case of any problem, you will be having all information you need and the authorities will be able to help your better. Also, keep with yourself all the cruise information that you expect to use the most such as directions, phone numbers etc.

  • Electricity Usage

    Each cabin has only one electrical outlet, which is located right next to the desk/vanity. And it has only two plugs. If you want to use your computer, charge your camera, listen to music and use a hair dryer while someone is taking a shower, bring a power strip or surge protector. You may also find it useful to bring an 8-ft extension cord, by which, you can have electricity anywhere in your cabin.

  • Prepare your Stomach

    For about a week before leaving, eat at least one serving of yogurt every day, or take acidophilus supplements. It helps to build up the good bacteria in your body that the digestive track needs to deal with any little bugs or impurities that you pick up. The yogurt is an easy and effective way to build up your digestive balance and immunity.

  • Freshen Your Luggage

    If your travel time to the ship is more than 24 hours, put fabric softener sheets between your garments to keep everything in your suitcase smelling fresh. This is particularly nice with garments or accessories that are not regularly laundered, such as sweaters or jackets.

  • Bring Bungee Cords

    Bungee cords are one of the most useful items you can take along and for reasons other than you might first think. Some of their advantages are listed below :

    • They are easy to pack, take up virtually no room at all, and can even be useful in keeping your bags lashed together as you maneuver onto the ship.
    • One thing you'll find when you get to your cabin is that there are never enough places to hang things - like a shirt, or hat, or camera case. Most cabins have two or three hooks and that's all. While a hook is only big enough to hold one hat or other similar item, it is big enough to hold two or three bungee cords.
    • They also make a great clothesline. Some bathrooms have a retractable clothes line in the shower, but not all. Your bungee cord can be strung across the opening of your shower, or between a couple of towel bars. Be creative, you'll find several places that work.
    • And finally, one of the main irritations of being up on the deck when the ship is underway, is the 20 knot winds that you have to deal with. When you get up from your seat, it's not unusual at all to see a pool towel or shirt or hat go sailing over the edge of the ship. If you have a bungee cord with you, you can easily strap everything to your chair.

  • Bring Extra Clothes Hangers

    There are often not enough clothes hangers in your cabin and those that are there can be a pain to use. So be sure to pack enough extras to handle all of your important hang-up clothes, and you don't have to mess around with the ones in the closet.

    And speaking of clothes hangers, you can buy INFLATABLE clothes hangers. They take up no space at all, are totally easy to inflate and are sturdy enough to hold shirts and coats. They are also great for eliminating those pesky bulges that you get on the shoulders of your shirts.

  • A Can Of Air Freshener

    If you are traveling on the older ships, it's a really good idea to pack a can of your favorite air freshener. Prefer the types that kill odors and not the ones that just scent the air. In the small confines of a standard cabin, any unpleasant odor can be stifling and the room ventilation system can take a while work.

  • Check With Your Insurance Company (medical)

    If something happens and you are required to get any kind of medical treatment while you are cruising, then you can pay for the treatment and get reimbursed later through your insurance. So, find out before you go if your health insurance will pay for such treatments. This is one of those times where you may want to inquire into travel insurance, especially if you are traveling with a condition that elevates the risk. Get very clear information from your company about the documentation you need from the ship or port to file a claim with your company.

  • These are just a few cruise tips that can help you have a smooth voyage on the cruise, without any hassles.

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