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Old October 20th, 2003, 07:17 PM
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Default Whats the best cruise travel hint you ever got?

Ok I think one of the best travel hints I got was to take a high lighter to mark off on the daily schedules the things I want to do on the cruise.

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Old October 20th, 2003, 07:43 PM
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Don't try to do everything.
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Old October 20th, 2003, 08:16 PM
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Marc hit the nail right on the head! You will enjoy your cruise so much more if you allow yourself time to relax. Don't watch the clock all the time! You can always tell the first timers onboard, they are the ones running around with the daily program trying not to miss anything. On our first cruise, we were exhausted by the 2nd day. Never since!

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Old October 20th, 2003, 09:24 PM
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Expect to gain five pounds and forget about the diet. It's stupid to suffer when on vacation
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Old October 20th, 2003, 09:35 PM
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Wear your tight fitting clothes first!
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Old October 20th, 2003, 09:54 PM
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Best hint? Take a cruise!!

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Old October 20th, 2003, 10:21 PM
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If possible fly to the embarkation port a day early so you don't have to stress about plane problems and you won't be so tired when you get on the ship.

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Old October 20th, 2003, 11:40 PM
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Visit the cruisemates site!

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Old October 21st, 2003, 12:38 AM
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Take a power strip along as electrical outlets are very limited in the cabins! This is especially true if there are two ladies traveling together with seperate curling irons, battery chargers, etc.

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Old October 21st, 2003, 07:36 AM
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Take the stairs to work off all that extra food.

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Old October 21st, 2003, 09:06 AM
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I agree with Donna.......take a cruise and also the powerstrip and now Im very curious about the magnet thingy to use when your using the bungee cord to keep the door open. Looking forward to seeing if it works so that the AC isn't effected.

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Old October 21st, 2003, 09:54 AM
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Take the lucky hat for the casino.

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Old October 21st, 2003, 10:46 AM
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Bring half the amount of cloths that you think you might need and twice the amount of money.
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Old October 21st, 2003, 10:53 AM
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Bring a backpack -- perfect for hauling stuff to the pool and when in port. (We bought one the day before our firstc ruise, and love having it every cruise since then)

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Old October 21st, 2003, 12:43 PM
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You're are right ...bring plenty of money,relax, don't worry about eating too much...it's your vacation, and when in the casino check that quarter thingee...you know ,the one you keep feeding quarters hoping the sliding thingee will knock a bunch of them out....well sometimes the ship rocks and rolls and voila there's a bunch of them in the slot.
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That this site was here. {{grin}}

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Old October 21st, 2003, 03:54 PM
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Always carry a copy of the Daily Activity Bulletin with you, together with a map (deck plan) of the ship. I stick them both in my back pocket the first thing every morning.

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Get the kids hooked on cruising early so Dad has no choice but to cruise. Only way to have a family vacation. Actually, bring a small clothes hanger that can hang off the shower for drying bathing suits and a small collapsable cooler for port day food and water

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Old October 22nd, 2003, 12:06 AM
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Relax and enjoy
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:13 AM
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don't try to do everything, relax, enjoy, pace yourself.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 01:12 PM
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Best "warning" I ever got from a board: Toilets on cruise ships REALLY suck (as in suction).
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Bathroom spray is a must.
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