Pictured below are two first time cruisers. The cute couple is my brother, Mike, and Sister-in-Law, Lauren. They are similar to a lot of the people who have never been on a cruise vacation. They have done several land based resort vacations and their typical summer vacation is renting a condo or beach house for a week. To alot of cruise newbies booking their first cruise vacation seems to be an overwhelming task. So many destinations, so many cruise lines and ships…and once all of the choices have been made, then a cabin selection has to be made. Inside or balcony? There are almost too many choices. I recommend that 1st time cruisers book through an experienced cruise consultant. A great cruise consultant is one who can ask you several quick and easy questions to help you narrow down your choices to 2 or 3 based on your preferences. And like I tell everyone who is having touble deciding on their first cruise, it is like buying your first home, afterward you will find a few things you want different in your next house (cruise) but you will still be very happy that you bought your first home (cruise) and look forward to buying the second one.
Luckily for my brother they had it easy, because I was looking for the best deal possible for them. And when the NCL Sky Bahama Deal came across my desk, I booked them immediately. It was the least expensive 4 night cruise I had seen in two years, $159 per person as of today. Plus it is the youngest ship to cruise to the bahamas. The only part I feel bad about is that now they are going to be addicted to cruising….and they have agreed to let me post their vacation pics with their review of their first cruise vacation with helpful hints for first-timers.
Leading up to the cruise I am going to write posts about their preparation for their first cruise. And when they return, I will have their vacation pics and review on the site. Hopefully this helps any of you looking to go on your first cruise. First time cruisers, feel free to leave questions in the comments, I will answer them quickly. Click on the NCL Sky Link above to get more details about the NCL Sky Deals.