Big ship. Lots of people (potentially lots of germs!) Stuck at sea for several days. Claustrophobia. When it comes to cruising, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But then I recently had the opportunity to take a 7-day voyage to the Caribbean, and I decided to set aside my preconceived notions. Blessed with an exploratory spirit, I hopped on the opportunity and boarded the massive Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas cruise line (it almost fits 7,000 people!). I traveled to the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Haiti. It. Was. Amazing.
I met a lot of veteran cruises who offered great tips and insights to make the most of my trip. It was one of the best traveling experiences I’ve ever had. Discover the I picked up that’ll help first-time cruisers have a trip of a lifetime—everything from how to get more time out of an excursion to what you shouldn’t pack. Enjoy!