"Discover Cruising” with Cruiseabout

Posted September 24th, 2016

Deciding to go on a cruise for the first time is exciting but possibly a little daunting. Even if you have an idea of where you want to travel to and when, what next? The sheer number of cruise lines, ships, itineraries and even deals has exploded and it’s up to you to navigate through a mountain of information. Which cruise line is best for me? What should I expect? Can I do my laundry on board the ship? How do I know which cabin to choose?

Enter Cruiseabout’s brand new ‘Discover Cruising’ website. Filled to the brim with facts, tips and information about all things cruising, this is the one-stop resource for first-time cruisers.

Why Cruise

What’s It All About?

The Cruiseabout team is very familiar with the many questions new cruisers may have and has all the experience and expertise to answer them. This is why we’ve included sections such as:

Whether you’re trying to persuade someone to join you on your inaugural cruise, figuring out what to pack, or feeling unsure about what to expect while at sea, the ‘Discover Cruising’ site will be able to satisfy your curiosities and needs.

 Choose Your Destination

Our Top Tips

Want to know what our experienced cruise consultants recommend? Here’s a sneak peek at some of the top bits of advice we came up with for first-timers.

  • Check out the ship’s deck plan – This way you can try and position yourself in the best possible place. For example, if you’re a light sleeper, you’ll want to avoid booking a cabin near a stairwell or lift. Similarly, if you plan on spending plenty of time in the pool or gym, try and find a stateroom nearby.

  • Be aware of dress codes – On some cruises, formal or dress-up nights and parties may be on the menu. Make sure you can take part in the fun by packing accordingly.

  • Pack a carry-on bag for the first few hours – This bag should contain everything you need for emergencies and to get straight into holiday mode. Think medications, swimmers, a small towel, sunscreen and a book. Now you won’t have to wait for your luggage to be delivered.

  • Double check your passport – Even though you’re cruising, not flying, many countries around the world will require you to have a least six months’ validity on your passport in order to comply with visa regulations.

  • Do your research and get in early – Whether it’s ironing shirts on the first day, making a booking at a specialty restaurant, or pre-purchasing a beverage package, being prepared and proactive can help you avoid queues, disappointment or missed savings.

 Top 10 Tips for First Time Cruises

For even more information, you know where to go! Our ‘Discover Cruising’ site has been specially designed for travellers new to cruising, so you’re bound to discover everything you need to know. Want to make a booking right now? Call us on 1300 954 661 and speak with one of our friendly cruise consultants.


Set sail on a dream holiday with Cruiseabout


Cruise Specialist

  Absolutely nobody in Australia knows more about cruising than Cruiseabout. With close to 30,000 nights on ships all across the globe, our consultants’ extensive experience and passion for cruising is unequaled. We're here to share the joys of cruising holidays with more Australians and invite them into our world - because we love cruising!

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