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Posted 12/11/12
My older sister's organizing a surprise for the rest of my family. We're flying to Florida at the end of the week and hanging out with her husband and daughter, then boarding a cruise ship and island-hopping in the Caribbean.

It's a surprise for us she's been planning for a while, so other than letting us know it's a cruise ship she's been pretty mum about the details. All I know is there's a pool, restaurant(s?), bar(s?), casinos, even a nighclub.

Since it's my first time doing this, anyone here who has gone have any suggestions or warnings? General do's and don'ts? How was your trip?

I think I'll just pull a "Titanic" and end up doing a naked portrait of someone's fiancee in their luxury suite.

Posted 12/11/12
from the brochures i've seen of cruises, they might have a nightclub, a casino, and a bar. They most likely will have a pool. I suggest taking some tylenol or something. Otherwise it could all turn into a barf party.
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TheDreamHare wrote:

from the brochures i've seen of cruises, they might have a nightclub, a casino, and a bar. They most likely will have a pool. I suggest taking some tylenol or something. Otherwise it could all turn into a barf party.


That's an excellent suggestion, I actually didn't even think about getting sea-sick. And knowing me, I'll probably be drunk out of my mind, so that will be good for a hangover cure. Tylenol it is.
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Don't fall overboard, you'll be lost at sea forever.
Posted 12/11/12

Winterfells wrote:


TheDreamHare wrote:

from the brochures i've seen of cruises, they might have a nightclub, a casino, and a bar. They most likely will have a pool. I suggest taking some tylenol or something. Otherwise it could all turn into a barf party.


That's an excellent suggestion, I actually didn't even think about getting sea-sick. And knowing me, I'll probably be drunk out of my mind, so that will be good for a hangover cure. Tylenol it is.


Haha, also remember that the boat isn't the only place you can party. xD
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25 / F / Georgia
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Posted 12/11/12
Suggestions and warnings? Just go have and fun and don't talk to strangers. >:3
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Kinda like being at one of those spring-break resorts. Young people get wasted and do what young people do. Older people take advantage of the more touristy attractions. Music, snorkeling, staring wistfully at the ocean. Its also not uncommon to dock at various places, where you can do all these things on land as well.
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100 / F / Ozone
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Posted 12/11/12
Dramamine for sea sickness a couple of hours before you board.Ship infirmary ought to have plenty.Better to never know if you get sea sick or not.Take one semi formal outfit-never know where you may end up eating or dancing.
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~All food will be included in the price!

~Alcohol still costs money

~There are usually beach stops during the day and at night you are on the ship, but there is a pool!

~Depending on the cruise line there are lots of things to do though, comedy shows. concerts, games that involve lots of people and are all free.

~Every thing you want to do off of the ship still costs money (like snorkeling and tours) but you can still find cheap things to do that are awesome.

~If you go to the Bahamas the only place I spent money was the straw market and you can still walk around that giant hotel without paying for a tour.

~If you're in the Florida Keys at all checkout Captain Tony's Saloon, it's hilarious

~One semi-formal outfit is a must

Oh and the people in the Bahamas are super friendly but only because they want your money, be on your toes and don't be afraid to haggle!
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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Posted 12/11/12
My only warning is that there's too much food.

When I went on a cruise, they had this Cake Party... and OMG... so many different types of cakes and they all look so pretty and delicious... I couldn't resist.
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37 / M / Charleston, SC
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Posted 12/11/12
Sea sickness will probably not even be an issue. You will barely, I mean barely feel the ship rock the entire trip. They have multimillion dollar stabilizers that work exceptionally well. The Promenade is the main activities deck and it depends which cruise line you're on for what will be there.

Big tip don't take ANY money with you if you plan to disembark at the stops. The cruise ports are notorious tourist traps overfilled with every piece of junk being sold by everyone on that island. It's better to catch a cab, rickshaw, or bus and see beautiful things. But the more money you take the better your odds of winding up with crap you didn't really want.

RELAX!! It's a resort hotel that floats to a few really nice stops. Just kick back on the deck, have a pina colada, and love it!!
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Posted 12/11/12
*choose credible tour guides at your destinations
*don't look too touristy (more relevant if you're visiting the countries' outskirts)
*bring anti-nausea meds (meclizine, scopolamine etc)
*tylenol for hangover headache? no bueno.. may worsen liver function; use ibuprofen or naproxen.
*be aware of extra charges on the ship (drinks, roaming/wifi, atms etc)
*don't be hesitant to hustle back w/ the locals on prices
*make the most of each excursion! lots of culture to explore & embrace

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Posted 12/11/12
Turn off your cell phone or it will roam for data the entire time and you will get charged a shit ton of money
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Be wary of pirates.
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Posted 12/11/12

GayAsianBoy wrote:

My only warning is that there's too much food.

When I went on a cruise, they had this Cake Party... and OMG... so many different types of cakes and they all look so pretty and delicious... I couldn't resist.


^ point me to the cake party les do this
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