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debsmouse July 8th, 2005 07:45 PM

First time cruisers
 
I am taking my mother 9-3-05 on an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle. We are going on the NCL Spirit. We have never done this before, and I am just wondering if someone could give me a little info on what to expect during boarding, luggage, how to get around? These are probably silly questions, but I want to make sure everything goes well for my Mom. We are celebrating her 80th birthday, with a First cruise!! Thanks. Deb


Karen16 July 9th, 2005 08:02 AM

Re: First time cruisers
 
Taking a cab from the airport will be the most direct. If you arrive early, be prepared for a wait. Usually if you arrive mid afternoon, the waits are less. Have your luggage properly tagged with your name, cabin number. I like putting 2 tags on, consider it in case one gets pulled off. Tip the porters. :) Have all your documents filled out and passport/ birth certificates handy. Take the map of the ship with you from a cruise brochure, the ship maps on the ship are lacking usually. :)

Have a great time.

debsmouse July 9th, 2005 03:44 PM

Re: Re: First time cruisers
 
Thank you so much Karen, I am hoping this will be my first cruise of many coming.


Dean July 9th, 2005 05:36 PM

Re: First time cruisers
 
i can't wait till sept. see you on board debs

Dean

debsmouse July 10th, 2005 06:41 PM

Re: First time cruisers
 
Hey Dean, I am looking forward to this first cruise. I just hope I don't act like a first-timer, ooohhhing and aaahhhing everything I see. I love to explore new things, and this will be a first not only for me, but my mother too. She has been talking about this since I was born, and I won't say how long that has been. Anyway, am really looking forward to this.
See ya
Deb


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