The great thing is that these days there are so many great options to choose from when it comes to cruise lines. You can disembark from popular locations like San Diego, Los Angeles and Miami, and if you want to go a little more high end you can even choose cruises that leave from New York, Puerto Rico, and multiple destinations in Europe and Asia.
So where do you get started in your journey? There are a lot of travel sites out there that can help you choose a trip, but if you’re like me you want a bit more information than a single screen that’s just trying to get you to book a cruise ASAP. That’s why I always opt to request free cruise brochures from all of the different cruise lines I’m interested in. The majority of them offer them at no cost, and the detailed information you get about your possible cruise destination is without rival.
Armed with your new cruise brochure, you can more easily make the choice that will send you on your way. There’s a lot of things to take into account when going on a cruise. You’re going to be on a giant boat moving through the ocean, and because there’s limited space everything will have a cost. Do you not mind a smaller room on the interior of the ship, or are you the type of person who needs to have a view? If you want a view you can be talking about something as simple as a porthole all the way up to a private walk-out balcony on the higher decks of the ship. If you have a little pricier type of flavor, you can also upgrade to many different types of suites that have much more room relative to the standard rooms, with many of them also coming with nuanced perks like a shorter distance to the lido decks and restaurants. No matter what you choose, one thing is almost certain: you’re going to have a great time when you figure out exactly which cruise line, destination, and length of trip you want to take. Lucky you requested those free cruise brochures, right?