I am so excited.... here are some of the things I have noticed on cruises...I always bring a sweater when I am inside. It is usually nice and cool. I have not booked any exursions.. what are you all doing. The pools are usually heated. Mexico ports love American dollars no need to do an exchange. Pack half of what you planned to bring and bring twice the money
The steward is so helpful, they can help you do anything ice packs extra blankets.. they are like magic.. they just appear everytime you leave the room you come back and it is made up again. There are super cool top notch shows on the boat.. you will be amazed by the entertainment. For first time cruisers, the first night, they will do a safety drill. It kinda takes awhile so dress comfortable and maybe a sweater if we go outside for the drill. Oh, my best tip if you drink soda, like coke diet coke.. get a soda card. I am not sure how much it is.. maybe $40 but it alot cheaper than a soda here and there. I am a diet mt dew diet coke a holic... so I will be getting a card for sure. Other tips for 1st time cruiser.. bring a backpack. You will put your luggage outside your room on the last night. You will need to leave a change of clothes out of that luggage for you to get dressed in and go home in... or you will be in your pajama's.. or if you sleep in the buff....ummm well ummmm. you wont have any clothes. I put all of my pjs and stuff in the backpack. I am not sure about alcohol but my last cruise was 2 bottles a person. Say you buy tequilla at Cabo they will take it when you board and give it back to you when you leave the boat. Wanna free drink... they do cool alcohol demos.... and you can do lots of taste tests free. All your money is on your sign and sale card so you do not need cash on the boat... they will give you a bill at the end of the cruise. Two things I learned... one I usually only use my cell phone for the time.. but on the cruise I need a watch because your phone may not work all the time and the batteries die fast because of roaming. The other, if you wear a skirt or something that doesnt have pockets, all you really need is your room card... so I am not sure if we are getting lanyard id holders or something.. but i bring a shoulder bag or something just to hold a silly card... other tips, put a string or yarn on your luggage that you can identify.. at the end when you go to the huge warehouse to find your luggage... they are all black he he....comfortable shoes... i am always amazed by how much walking I do... I hope these tips help someone.. everything I learned the hard way. Dont forget your passports! Can't wait to see you all next week.