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There is nothing quite like waking up to one beautiful location after another on your first cruise. First time cruisers will be amazed at the size of the ship and the facilities on board.
The check in procedure is much faster and hassle free compared to standing in line for hours to take a plane journey. Once you are on board, you will be greeted by friendly staff who will show you to your cabin. You will have plenty of time to explore the delights of the ship or perhaps share a beverage or meal with some of your fellow passengers before setting out to sea.
Ships vary, but most include a banquet room, casino, library, gym, bars, lounges, swimming and spa pools. In fact, there is so much to do that you may not want to leave the ship. Moist cruises on the big liners host dinner and a show each night, including a couple of formal dinners where you can dress up and meet the Captain and crew. If this is not for you; many other more casual style dining options are available, including room service. You can then party the night away in the many pubs and clubs or head to your room for a movie and some quiet time.
A wide range of activities are planned for adults and children during the days at sea. When you reach your exotic destination you can choose to stay on board or explore the main land. In some cases you can straight onto your destination from the ship and if not, boats are provided at regular intervals to and from the cruise ship. Many tours are available for you to take part in and can be arranged prior to reaching your destinations.
One of the great things about a cruise is the availability of refreshments. You could eat all day and most of the night if you wanted to. Buffet style is more prominent during the day, but other options are on offer most of the waking hours.
Often, travellers are put off cruising by the idea of sea sickness. Remedies are available for this on board and of course, a doctor is available 24 hours a day for emergencies. If you are looking for excitement, variety, friendly staff and value for money; give cruising a try. You'll love it.