Exploring “The Great Outdoors”: Preparing for a Cruise in Australia

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cruise holidaysAustralia is a beautiful country to explore. Whether you’re planning a three-day trip or a week-long vacation, visiting the country’s famous landmarks, cities, and tourist destinations can give you a great time during your cruise holiday in Brisbane. Preparing your luggage and documents isn’t the most fun part of your cruise holiday, but getting these things sorted out can help you concentrate on nothing but relaxing and having a good time as soon as you embark.

Prepare Extra Money

Anticipate extra costs and prepare extra money. Cruises are different and most of them are not all-inclusive. This means that extras such as shore excursions, spa treatments, beverages, specialty restaurants, laundry and dry cleaning, onboard video games, and sometimes even Internet-use aren’t free. You need to pay a specific amount before using you can have access to these services. When deciding on a cruise, always remember that the bigger the ship and the more affordable the cruise, the more likely you’ll have to pay for extras.

Know the Dress Codes

Not all ships for cruise holidays in Australia requires you to dress up for dinner or for the ship’s formal nights. So know your ship’s dress code so you can adjust. You’ll need to prepare more formal outfits, though, if you’re planning to book on a luxury cruise ship. If you want to dress up on your trip, some lines offer tux rentals so you don’t need to bring a bigger luggage.

Don’t Overpack

Did you know that the way you pack can mean the success or failure of your trip? Forgetting an important item, for instance, can be very disappointing, especially if it’s not available at the place you’re planning to visit. Packing too much, on the other hand, can leave you with bulky, heavy bag. Another thing, the average cabin in a cruise-ship is only about 170 to 200 square feet, half the size of an average hotel room. While you can get away with it, you’ll be more comfortable in this size if you pack your luggage as light as possible.

Resources:

http://www.cruisemegastore.com.au/
http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/no-cruisy-trip-top-gripes-revealed/story-e6frfq80-1226595615559
http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/24/the-10-rules-of-packing/