If you know what you’re doing, cruising can be an exciting form of travel. But plenty of people swear off the big ships because of some terrible experience that ruined their first time or hearsay.
Taking a cruise for the first time can often lead to all types of anxiety and questions. I remember preparing for my first cruise over 20 years ago. I didn’t have any idea what to pack (bringing black sneakers and flip flops) or what extra costs to take into consideration. I relied heavily on my older brother and boyfriend, who didn’t lead me astray but likely didn’t quite have in the inside scoop yet either.