Cruising for Beginners

by | Jul 3, 2023

Ahoy, Landlubbers! 5 Tips for Surviving Your First Family Cruise

Ahoy there, fellow adventure-seeking families! So, you’ve decided to embark on your first cruise? Well, get ready for a tidal wave of excitement, laughter, and maybe a few moments of utter chaos. Fear not, though, because I’ve got your back. Here are five hilarious and relatable tips to help you navigate the high seas and make the most of your family cruise:

  1. The Art of Cabin Tetris Picture this: a cozy cabin, your entire family, and luggage galore. It’s like fitting a herd of elephants into a phone booth! When you enter your cabin for the first time, take a deep breath and embrace your inner Tetris master. Stacking luggage, strategically placing shoes, and finding creative hiding spots for those extra swimsuits will become your mission. Just remember, the closet is your best friend and shoes make great room dividers!

  2. The Buffet Battle On a cruise, you’ll come face-to-face with the legendary buffet. Brace yourselves for a culinary adventure like no other. It’s a glorious maze of food options that will leave your taste buds dancing. But be warned: the buffet can be a battlefield. The key is to devise a tactical plan with your family. Divide and conquer the various food stations, but make sure to reconvene at the dessert section for a victorious sugar overload. Pro tip: beware of the mysterious Jell-O, it’s rumored to have a life of its own!

  3. Elevator Etiquette: An Unspoken Code Elevators on a cruise ship are both a blessing and a curse. They transport you swiftly from one deck to another, but they also serve as a stage for awkward encounters. Familiarize yourselves with the unwritten elevator code: never enter a crowded elevator holding a plate of tacos, and don’t be surprised if you find yourselves listening to a complete stranger’s life story during the ride. Oh, and make sure to press the right floor button; else, you might end up in the engine room!

  4. Showtime Shenanigans When the sun goes down and the stars come out, the ship transforms into a floating theater. From Broadway-style productions to hilarious comedy acts, there’s entertainment for everyone. However, keep in mind that your kids might decide to showcase their own talent during the show. Don’t panic if your little ones decide to break into spontaneous dance routines or loudly sing along. It’s all part of the magical experience, and the performers will surely appreciate the extra enthusiasm!

  5. The Shore Excursion Saga Ah, the shore excursions! It’s time to explore exotic lands and tick off those bucket list items. But wait, didn’t your youngest just develop an intense fear of seashells? Fear not, fellow seafarers, for family travel always comes with unexpected surprises. Be prepared to go with the flow, adapt, and most importantly, have a sense of humor. After all, these hilarious memories will be the ones you treasure the most.

So, my fellow cruise rookies, buckle up for an adventure that will have you laughing, bonding, and creating memories to last a lifetime. Follow these tips, embrace the unexpected, and enjoy the incredible journey that is a family cruise. Bon voyage, and may the seas be filled with laughter and joy!


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