Here's my take on cruis ships. Everyone should go on at least one before they die. Our three cruises were all very pleasant. Here's some tips:
1. Never go to the mid-night buffet. It will save you having to lose 10 more lbs when you get home. All the food we have been served was great and the service is better than any 5-star rest IMHO.
2. The cost "they" advertise does not usually include the "required" tips to the waiter, busboy, and clean-up person. So ask what they expect this will add to the cost.
3. Many of the ads also do not include port charges, so ask what they are.
4. Rooms with a window are nice but not necessiary unless you feel clustrobic(sp) We spent very little time other than sleeping in our rooms.
5. Get towards the back of the ship. There is less bumps/rocking there.
6. Search on line for pricing. And yes, some ships are much nicer than others.
7. I would stay from the Bahamas, Go south or west.
8. Try a week trip rather than a 3 or 4 day cruise, diffferent everything. We have traveled with Princes, Comador, and Carnivial. Like the Comador the best. However the Alaska cruise with Princes was great. A nice way to see the State.
Have a good cruise s/Toby
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