WHAT’S NOT IN THE BROCHURE
Cruise ship secrets only an expert will know
Heading on a cruise this season? You’ve read the leaflets and scrolled through the websites but there are some secrets only dedicated cruise travel agents and seasoned cruisers will know. Here they let us in on their best cruise hacks.
FIRST-TIME CRUISER? BOOK A MID-SHIP CABIN
While first-time cruisers are busy deciding whether to book a balcony stateroom or save on an inside cabin, they often might not consider which actual part of the ship they should be booking their stateroom.
Cruiseco member and Discovery Travel Centre manager Andy Webber recommends a cabin towards the centre of the ship (midship) and on a middle or lower deck. “There is less movement, which is better if you’re not sure whether you are susceptible to motion sickness,” he says.
There’s another reason to book midship according to Brett Dudley, founder and chairman at ecruising: “They’re ideally located for easy access to either end of the ship.”
CONSIDER ORGANISING YOUR OWN PORT EXCURSIONS
Since ship-organised port excursions can be on the expensive side, Robyn