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Week 1 Cruising Part 1

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  • 1. Boomer Buzz Travel Talk Series By Dianne Tuttle, CTC
  • 2. Cruising – Part 1
    • Is Cruising for me?
    • Cruising – misconceptions & myths
    • Booking your first cruise
    • 9 tips for cruise safety
  • 3. Is Cruising for me?
    • WHO IS A TYPICAL CRUISER?
    • So, you're thinking about taking a cruise for the first time, and as anyone should, you have questions. What is cruising really like? Is it right for me? Where should I go? What can I see?
  • 4. Typical Cruisers….not!
    • I don't believe there is a "typical" cruiser
    • Cruisers are as wide and varied a lot as the ships that they sail on.
    • Gen-X'ers (25-35 years old)
    • Gen-Tech'ers (15-25)
  • 5. IS CRUISING RIGHT FOR ME?
    • Well of course it is!!
    • Cruises offer something for just about everyone
    • Cruises offer excellent value as they include your accommodations for the length of the cruise, meals and entertainment.
  • 6. Cruising – Misconceptions & Myths
    • Getting people on their first cruise is the hard part.
    • The number of people who continue to cruise after trying their first cruise is extremely high.
    • All it takes is one cruise before all of the misconceptions are gone.
  • 7. . Following are some of the most stubborn myths about cruising
    • I‘ll get sea sick
    • I‘ll be bored
    • I know nothing about ships : I‘ll look silly
    • I won’t be like other people
    • Everyone on a cruise is old
    • Cruising is to regimented
    • All there is to do is eat!
  • 8. Booking your first cruise
    • Call a travel agent
    • Cabin selection is most important
    • cabins to avoid such as those above, below or adjoining the disco or showroom
  • 9. A good agent will provide you with:
    • Ship and sailing date
    • Category and cabin booked
    • Dining Assignment
    • Cruise price
    • Port Charges and Taxes
    • Applicable Air Costs
    • Citizenship, Entry Requirements (Do I need a passport and/or Visas?)
    • Deposit requirements
    • Final payment amount and due date
    • Applicable cancellation penalties
  • 10. Your First Cruise: What to Expect
    • Embarkation
    • X-ray machine and metal detector
    • You'll be greeted by cruise line personnel
    • Some cruise lines welcome you onboard, hand you a mini-map, and dare you to find your cabin before bedtime.
  • 11. Your First Cruise
    • Accommodations
    • Your dining assignment
    • Ship's newsletter
    • Boarding card
  • 12. A lesson learned!
    • On my first cruise I think I emptied four trays of drinks, handing them to everyone nearby, before the server asked for my "card.“
    • It was a $200 lesson, but it wasn't a bad way to meet new friends
  • 13. mandatory lifeboat drill.
  • 14. mandatory lifeboat drill.
  • 15.
    • And when you return to your cabin each evening, the bed is turned down, a chocolate is left on your pillow and a copy of the ship's newsletter listing all the possibilities for tomorrow is waiting for you
  • 16.
    • One cruise line ad you can believe says
    • "It's like no vacation on earth."
    • In my view, that applies to all cruises, and couldn't be more true!
  • 17. 9 Tips for Cruise Safety
    • Check out the report card
    • Keep your guard up
    • Store your money, jewelry & passport in the ship’s safe
    • Eat modestly, you want that swim suit to fit comfortably
    • Easy on the booze
    • Gamble prudently, you want to afford another cruise
    • Be cautious about getting to close to crew members
    • Land ho!
    • Report anything suspicious
  • 18. Thank you!
    • Thank you for attending tonight’s
    • Travel Talk Series
    • You can contact Dianne Tuttle @
    • Academy Travel
    • “In The Creamery”
    • 570 Higuera St. #225
    • San Luis Obispo CA 93401
    • 781-2630