Last December, the National Post’s Steve Murray and Jessica Leigh Johnston embarked on their first-ever cruise a press trip on the Carnival Liberty (read his account here, her’s here). Here, advice from their more experienced fellow cruisers:
Jan Schroder, Girl on the Go, Travelgirl magazine
Here are tips for people like me who’d rather not tote five pounds of souvenir weight gain off the ship:
• Take the stairs, everywhere. Even if it’s 12 flights, take the stairs down. And yes, up again.
• Visit the gym. Every day, twice on days at sea.
• Get that big, fat, juicy burger and guacamole-laden burrito. But only eat half.
Phil Reimer, Ports & Bows
The fastest growing demographic in cruising is families. If your family group is large, consider selecting a leader to be in charge of booking the cabins, shore excursions and, most importantly, the get-together times. And don’t forget to make sure everyone has lots of time for themselves. Do that and your cruise won’t turn into a reality show.
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