5 Quick Tips To Get A Fun, Stress-free Embarkation Day

We are going to be doing a little series of quick tips here for you and today’s quick tip is all about embarkation day. In fact, we’re sharing with you five ways to have your best embarkation day ever.

This is not an exhaustive list because today we want to keep it quick and just give you five things to think about.

So, let’s begin.

1. Keep your carry-on bag light

This actually starts before you board the ship. Why do we recommend doing this? You might be stuck with whatever bag you choose for a couple of hours and that bag could really, really slow you down. Because if your stateroom isn’t open yet, you can’t drop it off, right? You might feel a little bit weighed down by that bag.

So, take only the essentials that you think you absolutely will need like your boarding documents, maybe sunglasses, and a swimsuit, medications. Things that you think that on the first afternoon of your cruise and during the lunch hour that you really need.

If you keep it light you’ll be so much happier and so much lighter.

2. Get over the muster drill

Our number two tip for having an awesome embarkation day is to get that muster drill over with. Cruise lines are making it so much easier for us now. Gone are the the days when we have to go sit in the theater or cram together on a hot sweaty pool deck.

Basically, the muster drill these days is a concierge experience where you walk up to a couple of cruise staff. They give you a brief orientation on a life jacket, they sign you off, you watch a quick safety briefing on your phone and you’re done.

Now, why would you want to have that hanging over your head? Just get it done so you can move on with the fun, right?

3. Unpack everything

Our number three tip today is to unpack everything before the sail away party. Make it a goal to get into your estate room and take those suitcases and pop them on the bed. They’re going to give you a nice little cover to protect the bed and get everything put away.

This is not only so you can feel settled into your cabin. There’s one other thing that you may not have ever thought of sometimes. The first night on a cruise can be a little rocky. Like you might be leaving some rough waters, getting down to more calm waters. And if you have hangers in your closet that haven’t had clothing put on them yet, they’re going to sway back and forth and make a bunch of noise in the closet.

I love this because I don’t want to hear those noises. So , that’s another clever reason to unpack before the sail away party.

4. Skip the main dining room at night one

Our number four tip is totally up to you. But it’s a personal preference that has never failed us on a cruise and that is to skip the main dining room at night one. That could mean that you might go to the buffet.

But for us, we take it one step further and we love to book specialty dining. We like to dress up a little bit so we feel like we’re on vacation. You’ve been traveling all day and you might feel sweaty. You feel tired because you’ve been running around a lot.

Take a shower. Put on some nice clothes to kick off that vacation. And make a reservation at specialty dining and you will feel like you are on vacation. It is a wonderful thing folks.

5. Relax on day one

Our last tip for you today is an important one. Embarkation day can be really super overwhelming. Again, you’ve possibly been traveling all day, maybe you travelled a long distance, maybe you had a delay with your luggage, maybe check-in was a little bit bumpy, maybe check-in got delayed. There’s a lot of stressors.

Once you get on the ship, our tip for you is don’t try to do everything. You don’t have to do everything on day one. Relax, try to find some peace and quiet. Maybe settle into your room with a good book and really, really remember that you have the rest of the cruise ahead of you to get things done. You don’t necessarily need to add to that.

I think, sometimes we sort of add to that frenetic pace of the first day, unintentionally, by thinking we have to do it all. Have to go on the spa tour. You have to go to the sail away party. You have to walk around every inch of the ship. You have to locate your table in the main dining room. You have to try this restaurant or that.

Maybe you don’t. Maybe you do nothing. Maybe you take a nap, grab a cocktail, grab a mocktail and hang out on your balcony on sail away instead of going to the sail away party. Maybe you think about doing what’s right for you and don’t wear yourself out.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these quick tips. Happy cruising!

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    5 Quick Tips To Get A Fun, Stress-free Embarkation Day

    We are going to be doing a little series of quick tips here for you and today’s quick tip is all about embarkation day. In fact, we’re sharing with you five ways to have your best embarkation day ever.

    This is not an exhaustive list because today we want to keep it quick and just give you five things to think about.

    So, let’s begin.

    1. Keep your carry-on bag light

    This actually starts before you board the ship. Why do we recommend doing this? You might be stuck with whatever bag you choose for a couple of hours and that bag could really, really slow you down. Because if your stateroom isn’t open yet, you can’t drop it off, right? You might feel a little bit weighed down by that bag.

    So, take only the essentials that you think you absolutely will need like your boarding documents, maybe sunglasses, and a swimsuit, medications. Things that you think that on the first afternoon of your cruise and during the lunch hour that you really need.

    If you keep it light you’ll be so much happier and so much lighter.

    2. Get over the muster drill

    Our number two tip for having an awesome embarkation day is to get that muster drill over with. Cruise lines are making it so much easier for us now. Gone are the the days when we have to go sit in the theater or cram together on a hot sweaty pool deck.

    Basically, the muster drill these days is a concierge experience where you walk up to a couple of cruise staff. They give you a brief orientation on a life jacket, they sign you off, you watch a quick safety briefing on your phone and you’re done.

    Now, why would you want to have that hanging over your head? Just get it done so you can move on with the fun, right?

    3. Unpack everything

    Our number three tip today is to unpack everything before the sail away party. Make it a goal to get into your estate room and take those suitcases and pop them on the bed. They’re going to give you a nice little cover to protect the bed and get everything put away.

    This is not only so you can feel settled into your cabin. There’s one other thing that you may not have ever thought of sometimes. The first night on a cruise can be a little rocky. Like you might be leaving some rough waters, getting down to more calm waters. And if you have hangers in your closet that haven’t had clothing put on them yet, they’re going to sway back and forth and make a bunch of noise in the closet.

    I love this because I don’t want to hear those noises. So , that’s another clever reason to unpack before the sail away party.

    4. Skip the main dining room at night one

    Our number four tip is totally up to you. But it’s a personal preference that has never failed us on a cruise and that is to skip the main dining room at night one. That could mean that you might go to the buffet.

    But for us, we take it one step further and we love to book specialty dining. We like to dress up a little bit so we feel like we’re on vacation. You’ve been traveling all day and you might feel sweaty. You feel tired because you’ve been running around a lot.

    Take a shower. Put on some nice clothes to kick off that vacation. And make a reservation at specialty dining and you will feel like you are on vacation. It is a wonderful thing folks.

    5. Relax on day one

    Our last tip for you today is an important one. Embarkation day can be really super overwhelming. Again, you’ve possibly been traveling all day, maybe you travelled a long distance, maybe you had a delay with your luggage, maybe check-in was a little bit bumpy, maybe check-in got delayed. There’s a lot of stressors.

    Once you get on the ship, our tip for you is don’t try to do everything. You don’t have to do everything on day one. Relax, try to find some peace and quiet. Maybe settle into your room with a good book and really, really remember that you have the rest of the cruise ahead of you to get things done. You don’t necessarily need to add to that.

    I think, sometimes we sort of add to that frenetic pace of the first day, unintentionally, by thinking we have to do it all. Have to go on the spa tour. You have to go to the sail away party. You have to walk around every inch of the ship. You have to locate your table in the main dining room. You have to try this restaurant or that.

    Maybe you don’t. Maybe you do nothing. Maybe you take a nap, grab a cocktail, grab a mocktail and hang out on your balcony on sail away instead of going to the sail away party. Maybe you think about doing what’s right for you and don’t wear yourself out.

    We hope you’ve enjoyed these quick tips. Happy cruising!

    Recent Comments

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      about us

      CruisesforSingles.net is dedicated to providing quality information on the subject of Cruises for Singles and in particular various other cruise ideas for customers and merchants online.

      Cruises for Singles