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Tips for Making Your Cruising Day a Breeze

It’s finally here! The day you leave on a cruise is full of fun and excitement, but if you’ve never cruised before, there are a few things you can do to make the experience even better. Our tips help you spend less time waiting and more time on vacation!

How to Expedite the Boarding Process

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The day your cruise leaves can feel like an endless wait | Porthole Cruise

Travel delays are a part of life. If you want to avoid cutting things close on embarkation day, showing up in the port city a day early is the best advice. It gives you time to explore the area and get into vacation mode.

Have all your tickets, passports and other information in one place. Keeping everything together speeds up the process which everyone waiting to board around you will appreciate.

Show up near the end of the boarding process. Waiting until later in the often hours long boarding process means everyone is on board already, so you breeze right through. Enjoy your brunch instead of waiting in line.

Don’t try to bring something you shouldn’t. It’s tempting to smuggle on something like alcohol to avoid paying for it on board, but when they find it, it slows the whole process down. Research your cruise lines do’s and don’ts for what you can bring on board before you pack.

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Spring for the VIP! Some cruise lines offer suite guests and more the option for expedited boarding including private lounges, bars and quicker access to amenities on the ship. If it’s in your budget, it’s worth every penny!

Use these cruise tips to make your vacation one to remember!

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