Last Update on June 22, 2015 // Written by Hank No Comments

Cruise season is in full bloom and while you're itching to get out on the ocean, you want to also make sure that you are prepared for your vacation. Preparing for time away from home, and a trip on the water, takes some time.

You can't just book a trip and go! So, if you are thinking about planning an awesome cruise vacation, here are some steps you should take to ensure that your trip is a fun one and your return home is just as great!

Search For A Good Deal

Start off by deciding where you want to go on your cruise. You could do something magnificent like take a cruise around Niagara Falls or take the family on a Disney cruise. Whatever your choice is take some time to find a good deal on your tickets.

You may even want to look into having a travel agent deal with booking your trip, which may take some of the stress off of you. You'll want to find a reputable travel agent. Talk to your friends and find someone they trust to get the best deal possible.

Make Plans For Your Home

Once you've got your cruise trip planned, you need to make plans for your home. You can't just leave your house as is, or you may come home to a nightmare. First, don't tell a bunch of people about your trip and don't post about it on social media.


Put your mail and newspapers on hold, and ask a neighbor, friend or a family member to come check the house once a day or so to make sure it looks OK. You should also make sure you clean your home before you leave. Nothing kills a post vacation buzz quicker than coming home to a dirty house!

Create A Checklist

Make or find yourself a good vacation checklist to ensure that you don't forget to pack anything important. Clothing and toiletry essentials aren't the only things that you are going to want to remember, and there are enough of those to forget.

Make sure you take a mini emergency kit and of course your camera! For people going on especially remote cruises such as an Arctic or Antarctic cruise by Polar Holidays, it is also important to pack a satellite phone, thermals, and similar cold-related travel accessories. It is also a good idea to pack extra batteries for any battery-run items. Plus you'll also want to have your credit and debit card info written on a separate sheet of paper and kept in a safe place just in case someone steals your cards or you lose them. All these items should be on your checklist and you should add and remove items as per your requirement of the trip.

These tips are sure to get you started off right on your vacation, and make coming home all that much easier. While on vacation, don't just hide in your cabin. make the most of your trip and enjoy all the fun that your cruise ship offers.

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