October is National Plan a Cruise Month, which means it’s a great time to take advantage of cruise deals and promos.
As you know, along with condominiums, tours and other types of accommodations, Global Connections Inc. offers cruises as well through the membership and through our Travel Agency. Many condo travelers haven’t experienced the world of cruising and there can be a bit of a learning curve for the uninitiated.
So in order to help you take advantage of National Plan a Cruise Month, we compiled some of the most important information for first-time and perhaps longtime sailors.
Different Types of Cruising
- River Cruising
An amazing adventure on a smaller scale. See cities and countrysides up close for a more intimate experience.
- Singles Cruising
Going solo? You can find likeminded individuals on these cruises, specifically designed for you to mingle and meet new travelers.
- Global VIP Cruise
Did you know Global Connections Inc. hosts themed events on cruises? Sail along on one of these themed cruises, from wine tastings to ballroom dancing to live performances.
- Cruise Exchange
You can use your Star Credits on these cruises and save big!
Don’t board unprepared! Our travel experts have compiled a few helpful articles about traveling the high seas and getting the most out of your experience.
- Cruise Myths Debunked
Cruise ships are like mini societies. There are limitless activities, a medical staff and a wide variety of food on board.
- First-Timer Tips
From packing to protocol to preparation, go into your cruise knowing what to expect.
- What Not to Do on Your First Cruise
Pace yourself and take advantage of all the cruise has to offer!
- Arrive for Your Cruise a Day Early to Offset Delays
Something people don’t often think about. If you miss the ship, there goes your vacation.
- Tips for Tipping: A Guide to Gratuity at Sea
Who and when are you supposed to tip?
Just like condo and hotel travel, there’s a lot to learn about cruising. We hope you can use this post as a good reference point for smooth sailing on your next cruise. There is much more to know depending on the destination and cruise line, so be sure to consult with your travel agent for advice.
Veteran cruisers: What is your top advice for fellow travelers? Let us know in the comments below!
Top photo courtesy of member Richard S.