Cruises: First time passengers should never book one thing in particular (Image: Getty)
Cruise holidays are on the up as their popularity with both young and old travellers is increasing.
Being able to see a number of countries without various flights is part of the joy of a cruise holiday.
For first time sea-goers, however, it can be a confusing process in knowing what to do or what to take.
Thankfully a number of cruise experts have revealed how to make the most of a trip.
Cruise secrets: Never pack this item or be stopped from boarding
Cruise secrets: Avoid doing this until the end
One of those is what not to do when booking the first trip at sea.
Taking to cruise forum Cruise Critic, a user called Steven warned passengers not to go all out.
He wrote: “Don’t book a suite as your first cruise cabin. You will be forever spoiled and NOT ever want to book anything else!”
He explained how important it is to make sure the room is the right fit.
“For first-time cruisers, it is important that you match your personal preferences to a cruise line that best fits your personality or that best fits what you are looking for this specific vacation,” he advised.
Cruises: Some of the best suites can cost thousands of pounds per night (Image: Royal Caribbean )
One of the most luxurious cruise suites in the world can be found on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the biggest and most expensive cruise ship in history.
The Ultimate Family Suite is a whopping 1,346 square feet across two levels of the ship.
It features an air hockey table, a slide, a hot tub, a Lego wall, 3D cinema room and a personal butler.
Sleeping up to eight people, it comes at a price with a seven-day cruise in the room costing at least $50,000 (£37,000).
Thankfully most cruise holidays in standard cabins can cost less than £1,000 for a week at sea.
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Cruise secrets: Always close your windows at night
Cruises: Booking a normal cabin room is advised, and much more affordable (Image: Getty)
Passengers should always make sure to close their windows when docking, especially during river cruises.
One traveller relayed his most embarrassing experience when he forgot to do this.
Come morning, while getting up without any clothes on, he was shocked to see his cabin window directly next to the breakfast dining hall.
A clever hack can also ensure some added privacy when on in a cabin onboard.
Using magnets and a shower curtain, a partition can be made to separate parts of the room.