My first cruise: I experienced these surprises

Captain Sophie
Captain Sophie

I lived in a tent for three months while cruising Australia, trying (with mediocre success) to surf the world’s longest wave in Peru, cruising Italy and skiing mountains from the Rockies to the Alps hazards. I’ve been on planes, trains, buses, and cars, but have never boarded a cruise ship.

Until now.

I spent a week in the Caribbean for my report. And not on any Cruise ship, but on the largest in the world: the Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas.

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As an experienced traveler but new to cruise ship I was very surprised this week.

Here are the things every new passenger should know. But keep in mind that they may only apply to my personal experience on that particular ship.

It was my first time cruising – and these 22 things surprised me

This article was published by in November 2019. It has now been reviewed and updated.


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