My first cruise was done with my father, stepmother and younger step sister. I kind of just went along for the ride (what a great ride it was!) Now I am preparing for my second trip, and I know much more about how to prepare and what I want to do different.
I certainly will pack a bit different, last time I forgot necessities like sunscreen, Dramamine and extra bags to bring home souvenirs with. Last time on our cruise we had no excursions planned. This time we will. Also last time, I didn't know to check in prior to see if there were any special theme days planned. I missed a lot of the fun by not knowing about the pirate parade or dress up days.