20 Tips for First-Time Cruisers

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While a cruise can be an enjoyable way to spend a vacation and a great break from the usual holiday routine, many people who have never been on one may shy away from trying something new because it may seem intimidating. Others may spend too much time worrying about what they need to know to relax and have fun. Well, if you’ve been considering a cruise for your next vacation, fear not, because AffordableTours.com is here with some advice to make sure your first cruise goes smoothly and that you have everything you’ll need. Here are 20 tips we’ve compiled from experts and ordinary people alike:

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5 Ways to Save Money for Your Vacation


These days it seems harder and harder to save for your or your family’s vacation, here are 5 easy ways to save:

1. Open a high interest savings account that you have limited availability to just for your vacation. An example is Capital One 360 (formerly ING) Savings account. Have a small amount on payday auto-debited into this account. (Even $10 or $20 a paycheck really adds up.)

2. Just like when you were a kid, a simple way to save is by having a change jar. Every day throw the change in your pocket into a jar, also get your kids involved they will get excited about saving for the vacation and start looking for change everywhere. Every few months take it to the bank then transfer the savings into your vacation fund.

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Our Top 10 Reasons to Sail with Royal Caribbean

No other cruise line gives you the best of Europe quite like Royal Caribbean International.
Here are ten reasons to sail the old continent with Royal Caribbean:

1. MOST INNOVATIVE SHIPS
This year, 12 Royal Caribbean ships will sail Europe, including two Freedom-class ships and the newly renovated Splendour of the Seas.

2. WIDE RANGE OF DESTINATIONS
They sail to 32 countries and 95 port cities in Europe, from classic cities to charming towns.

3. SERVICE & ACCOMMODATIONS
When booking travel abroad, you never know what to expect. But with Royal Caribbean, rest assured that you’ll enjoy signature personalized service and comfortable
accommodations.

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What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

 

Six essentials you don’t want to put in your checked luggage

Like it or not, airlines are known to temporarily misplace or lose checked luggage. You can replace items like clothing, shoes, book lights and sunscreen. But some precious items are simply irreplaceable—or very expensive to buy again. Here’s a checklist of six items you always want to keep in your carry-on luggage on the plane:

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