Posted November 25th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Find the roll call section here, find your cruise and join the roll call. There is also a "first time cruisers" section will tons of info. Then, just start reading! There is a TON of info out there, so try not to freak out when you start reading all that info, just take what you personally can use. Definitely make sure before your cruise that you call your credit card company and let them know you will be cruising so they won't see unusual charges and freeze your account. Also, find the ports of call section here and read up on the places your cruise will be stopping at. Google the ship you will be on and start looking at pictures. Find other people who have been on the ship you will be cruising on and check out their pictures. Prepare yourself though, you probably will become addicted to not only cruising but this site as WELL!
Also, this is easier said than done, but don't overpack!! My mom and i, on our first cruise, a 5 day on Ecstasy, took 3 large suitcases, and we didn't use 3/4 of the stuff we brought!! Pack only what you will need! Good luck, and welcome to Cruise Critic!!
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