For many people, travelling is about the thrill of the new, of discovering things you didn’t know about, satisfying a curiosity to experience something you’ve never seen or done before. Often this means searching out newly discovered or off-the-beaten-track destinations, but it can also mean seeing existing places through fresh eyes, or considering a destination or mode of transport you previously neglected. If, like me, you’ll go through a ton of options when deciding which holiday to take (city, nature, beach; having one base or moving around) but have never considered taking a cruise before, then find a comfy seat, get your favourite drink, and settle in while I explain the 10 things you need to know before taking your first cruise.
1. Don’t look at it as simply a method of transport from A to B
It’s not like a plane or a ferry –