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Old April 9th, 2010, 07:24 PM
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One to a customer If you could give a New cruiser just One piece of advice, what would it be?

Consider the process of: selecting the cruise, the transportation for the cruise dining on board..how to handle complaints if any.. excursions, disembarking, etc..

Each step along the way, is important to to a new cruiser, enjoying their cruise, so, what words of wisdom will you impart?

I would say, consider adding the price of cruise insurance, into the total cost
of your cruise..this way, you are protected, and if you need it, you have peace of mind... __________________
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my advise is do your homework, don't jump at the first cruise you find even if the price is really good, it might not be a good fit, might not be what you really desire
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Seek out an experienced cruiser (surely everyone has a neighbor, uncle or co-worker who is a cruiser) and talk to them about their likes and dislikes. E.g. why they chose a particular line. You may discover you like the same things (and want to book that line) or you want something the total opposite! Either way it should provide some insights. Most people are, um, more than happy to share their experience.

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My advice would be; seek out a good travel agency. Then interview the cruise specialists from that agency. Ask questions of them, how many different cruise lines have they traveled on; what do they recommend for cabins, what do they recommend for shore excursions, what was their worst experience on a ship? Once they interview the agent they can gauge exactly how much cruise experience the agent has. Travel agencies have cruise specialists and then they have travel agents. Travel agents are not necessarily cruise specialists.
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