Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2009, 01:28 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 3
Default
Well I board in 4 days and I feel like a balloon ready to burst, all the excitement minxed with anxiety! Am I forgeting something? Is there something I should have done and didn't know about? Am I still breathing? Is it allways like this or is it just first timers worries? Is there anyone else going on this cruise (Grandeur OS 1/19/09) If so let me know so I might not feel so alone. Thanks
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2009, 02:05 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,757
Default
It is a normal reaction to your first time. Just find a moment of calm to review everything and make sure you have all your documents, passports or other acceptable ID, your Set Sail Pass completed online, etc. It will seem like a whirlwind at the pier but before your senses fully return you'll find yourself deposited on the Grandeur with a goofy smile on your face.

Just remember - those smiling waiters with the trays of welcome aboard special drinks are NOT giving them away!

Let us know how your cruise went, and Bon Voyage!
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2009, 02:06 PM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,113
Default
Heck I still get that way sometimes.

My last minute advice... just go with the flow and have a great time!
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2009, 02:16 PM
Sonny V's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,905
Default
Let's see—I got my wife and my setsail pass...Yup, I'm set to go.


Sonny
__________________
Sonny
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2009, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 675
Default
Yup, still feel that way. If you have all your pertinant paper work that is nothing else you won't be able to figure out if you forget it. You are going to islands, not being stranded on one.
Check your seapass account on your TV daily if your ship has that option which will save you from the next breathless/giddy/overwhelmed feeling: the day you get your final bill for a week of fun and libations.
__________________
Laurie
RCCL Nordic Empress 1993
RCCL Nordic Prince 1994
RCCL Explorer 2003, 2005
RCCL Navigator, 2004, 2007
RCCL Mariner 2006
RCCL Liberty 2008
RCCL Adventure 2009

Read and post cruise reviews
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2009, 04:36 AM
Berick1234's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,495
Default
Relax and have a Smashing Good Cruise....

I leave in 3 days and I'm nervous and excited too...and it's my 21st cruise...Every cruise is exciting.....oh, it's -24 here right now...should have gone last week....Happy Sailing..

Bob E
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2009, 12:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 675
Default
It was negative 32 here this morning, and I have to wait until March to leave!
__________________
Laurie
RCCL Nordic Empress 1993
RCCL Nordic Prince 1994
RCCL Explorer 2003, 2005
RCCL Navigator, 2004, 2007
RCCL Mariner 2006
RCCL Liberty 2008
RCCL Adventure 2009

Read and post cruise reviews
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2009, 12:59 PM
penny3333's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,601
Default
Every cruise is like a brand new experience for me, too! I'm giddy about my cruise coming in in December and I haven't even paid in full Don't forget your luggage, SO and/or children, your paperwork, your identification.

Have a marvelous time, Bon Voyage to All
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2009, 09:02 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Grandville, MI
Posts: 20
Default
Best advice I ever heard was this. Lay everything out that you're going to take along. Clothes, shoes, passport, tickets, money, etc. The put away half of those clothes and double the amount of money.
Enjoy your cruise.
__________________
Costa Classica
RCCL - Song of American
- Majesty
-Splendor
- Seranade (2007)
-Adventure of Seas
NCL - Spirit
- Sun
- Majesty
Carnival - Spirit
Princess Sapphire (2010)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2009, 09:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 675
Default
Have you ever talked to anyone who said "I didn't bring enough clothes?" We are down to two moderate sized bags now that we have a little experience. My advice to the ladies out there: Bring one pair of shoes. If it doesn't go with the shoes of choice, jettison. EVERONE says they bring too much!
__________________
Laurie
RCCL Nordic Empress 1993
RCCL Nordic Prince 1994
RCCL Explorer 2003, 2005
RCCL Navigator, 2004, 2007
RCCL Mariner 2006
RCCL Liberty 2008
RCCL Adventure 2009

Read and post cruise reviews
 
Closed Thread

Tags
cruise, minute, tips

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Last Minute Deals Dwayne Carnival Cruise Line 0 12-08-2010 01:37 PM
Last Minute Cruise Tips(DO's/Dont's) INFLUENCE202 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 10 05-02-2010 10:59 PM
Last minute TheHathaways Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 1 07-25-2008 06:58 AM
Last minute tips? mooneypr Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 8 08-24-2006 05:01 PM
last minute linh General Cruise Chat 10 11-24-2003 03:36 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:58 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2