How to Prepare for a Caribbean Cruise

Now that more and more Britons are taking the opportunity to book the holiday they’ve been waiting for, ‘revenge trips’ are on the rise. The tourism industry is definitely starting to pick up – Saga Cruises has noted that more and more travelers are booking their well-deserved vacations for this year and next. British travel agencies are also seeing an increase in bookings from travelers who want to make the most of summer holidays.

If you are one of the lucky travelers who go on a Caribbean cruise, here are some things to prepare for a fun and memorable trip…

Photo, Rick Jamison.

Choose memorable shore excursions

It’s not every day that you head to sweet places, so you need to plan your shore excursions.

Jamaica is one of the most common cruise stops in the Caribbean, so our ‘Caribbean Destination Guide’ recommends renting a car in advance if you want to enjoy your time on the island. During a drive, you can swim in the luminous lagoon or explore the depths of the caves of Green Grotto. Our guide points out that the area has a lot to offer, so planning ahead can help you hit all the top tourist attractions during your trip.

Plan great experiences on your cruise

In addition to getting the most out of your time in the Caribbean, you also need to prepare for cruise experiences so you can make great memories crossing the ocean.

While shore excursions in the Caribbean are undoubtedly exciting, Explora Cruises demonstrates that all-inclusive trips offer additional experiences that can make your trip even more special. You can savor luxury dining experiences, relaxing spa treatments and wellness programs while enjoying your time at sea. So take the time to plan your cruise experiences in advance so you can providing a relaxing vacation both on and off the ocean.

How to Prepare for a Caribbean Cruise

Photo, Fernando Jorge.

Pack the right travel items

Once you have planned your shore excursions and cruise experiences, it will be easier to pack your bags.

It can be tempting to bring lots of items on your long-haul trip. Unfortunately, cruises like Royal Caribbean have baggage restrictions to maintain safety and space on the cruise while preventing any public nuisance. To illustrate, irons, candles, incense and other potentially flammable items are prohibited for safety reasons. Parents should also note that items such as hoverboards, baby monitors, and even pool floats are prohibited on cruise ships.

Stock up on local currencies for your destinations

British pounds or even US dollars may be accepted on the cruise ship, but the situation may be different once you set foot on the islands.

As such, it’s no surprise that demand for Caribbean currencies is skyrocketing as more and more Britons plan to take long-haul trips. In particular, the Barbadian and Eastern Caribbean dollar which is used in Antigua, Saint Lucia and Grenada is booming right now. Due to the increase in currency sales, experts recommend that travelers make a shortlist of destinations so that they can prepare the necessary currencies for their trips in advance.

You deserve a smooth Caribbean cruise experience after staying home for so long. Luckily, by planning ahead, you can ensure you avoid any hiccups and get the most out of your well-deserved cruise.

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