Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > First-Time Cruisers

First-Time Cruisers Novices ask here & No question is too silly!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old November 18th, 2013, 03:43 PM
Truly1love Truly1love is offline
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Default 1st Cruise in Jan Many ?'s to ask

HI, I will be cruising for the first time this Jan 2014 with my 2 sisters Since this is our first we decided to leave from Baltimore Md ( we live in Pa) so there are no added expenses such as air fair.
I read only 1 thread about what to take and I would have never thought of an over the door shoe hanger for Misc items. These are easy to fold take little space . Is there anything else I should be looking to take? Also any suggestions for things to do if we get off ship in Bahamas ( My sister is NOT a water person..we are grateful she agreed to the cruise)

Sightseeing without hassle would be great and a bit of shopping. All input very mcuh appreciated

Oh... also I get super sea sick on deep sea fishing boats..please tell me this will not be the case.

Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2013, 04:56 PM
Surfguyxxx1's Avatar
Surfguyxxx1 Surfguyxxx1 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Palm Bay FL and Princeton NJ
Posts: 692

Welcome to CM. Lots of questions in your post but hopefully I can answer a few of them for you. First off, go through some of the older posts here and you will find a lot of information; packing tips, what to bring, what "not" to bring etc. I always need to bring a power strip because there is usually only one outlet in a room and if you're like me, you have camera chargers, lap tops to charge and it makes it a whole lot easier. Another quick tip is "do not overpack". I'll leave it at that!!!
I'm lucky because I have never gotten sick on a ship (they are built so well these days) but some wear patches behind one's ear to combat sea sickness. OTC tablets work, I hear????
Lastly, go through the excursions that are offered on your cruise and hopefully you can all be comfortable with one.
Empress -10/04
Inspiration -09/05
Mariner-05/06 & 10/09
Oasis Inaugural Cruise-12/09
Monarch-03/10 & 07/10
Mariner; RSS- 10/12
Jewel-12/12 b2b
Enchantment- 01/14
Legend-TA- 04/14
Freedom OTS-10/14
Infinity, 05/2015

S. Caribbean; Serenade; RC; 12/23/2015-01/04/2016
Australia; Celebrity Solstice 11/27/2016
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2013, 12:44 AM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Paul Motter Paul Motter is offline
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 11,005
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter


First of all, please visit this area for tips for packing, etc: Cruisemates.com

Cruising in NOTHING at all like small deep sea boats. I doubt that you will feel the sea much at all, except maybe the first night out of Balt. There is an OTC medication called Meclizine (brand name Bonine) that works very well to keep you from feeling sea sick, but I urge you not to think about it unless you can actually feel the ship moving. (also, I am not a doctor, so this is not professional advice)

You can get off and shop in Nassau in the Bahamas, or visit the resort of Atlantis, which is fun to just walk around or gamble. In Port Canaveral Kennedy Space Center is really amazing.

What ship are you taking?
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2013, 04:00 PM
Truly1love Truly1love is offline
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2

We are cruising the Carnival Pride...and thank you for the advice. I will continue reading to find all the helpful tips.

Reply With Quote


1st, cruises, jan

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jan. 1st 2013 Luanne Russo Chit - Chat for Cruisers 7 January 1st, 2013 06:08 PM
looking to cruise anytime after the 1st of jan. ridinsolo Seeking Cruise Companion 7 December 22nd, 2006 11:42 PM
It's Official! Our 1st Cruise, Jan '05 Monicakm First-Time Cruisers 2 October 9th, 2004 07:12 PM
carribean cruise jan 1st norcalbmxr Teen Cruisers 2 December 19th, 2003 04:41 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:33 AM.
design by: Themes by Design