Your Indonesian trip will never be complete without participating in a Komodo island cruise.
If you are looking for a unique and adventurous experience Komodo Island is a must-visit destination.
Here are tips to help you get the most out of your vacation.
Arrive the Night Before
While this is easier said than done, understand that many cruisers miss their cruise boat every year following traffic and flight delays or poor weather.
Others board the very last minute often screaming at each other and nervous for fear of being left out. You don’t need to experience such frustrations when going on vacation.
Plan to be in your port city a day before. Not only will you avoid stress, but you will also have an extra day to your vacation.
While at your port, evaluate tourist boards for information on cruise and stay. It’s here where you will get excellent deals about pre-and post-cruise stays which often incorporate parking details and free shuttles to your ship.
Avoid the Pool
Depending on your Komodo island cruise, the number of guests onboard could be more than 6,000. Many of them will be eyeing the pools at the vessel which are incapable of accommodating everyone.
What’s more, chairs on the ship are also not enough for everyone. When the pools are full of capacity you may be forced to sit on the chairs and watch others enjoy the water.
The disadvantage is that you may end up with severe sunburns.
Today, some of the new cruise ships feature adult-only areas that are less crowded. You will have a better experience there than under the scorching sun at the pool areas.
Eat Under Your Terms
Many Komodo island cruise lines encourage group dining at specific times.
If you are comfortable with interacting with crowds this arrangement will suit you well.
Still, you don’t have to stick to the routine. You can try something adventurous. For instance, you can dash out and try some native meals for dinner, especially when the ship is late.
You can also order room service breakfast which is included in many cruises and organize a small picnic at your balcony.
For a better experience, you can organize reservations albeit at an extra fee and enjoy a memorable dining experience.
Obtain a Spa Pass
Today, competition is high in the sea spa industry. However, you don’t have to break the bank just to enjoy a soak or a bubble bath.
Often, you will need to confirm with the spa’s front area for an extra amount of money.
Many cruise lines will allow you to use their facilities such as heated tiled loungers, thalassotherapy pools, and steam rooms for friendly prices. On port days you could be all alone.
Dance the Night Away
You don’t have to love dancing to go to the disco. There are many things you can do in the disco area such as: dining at the buffet and playing bingo.
The experience will be fun and interesting and you will get to meet other guests and make new friends.
Often, things start calming down towards midnight in many cruise ships unless there’s an event such as a deck party.
For some guests, the last thing on their minds during a Komodo island cruise is having to go to sleep early. This is where the disco becomes important.
If you have to just sit and watch the revelers dance the night away, so be it. At the end of the day, the purpose of going on a cruise trip is to do things differently.
Before you can finally choose a Komodo island cruise ship, conduct research extensively. Read reviews online from guests who have cruised on the same line before. From their experience, you will be able to know what to expect. Choose your tours wisely and ensure your cameras are in good working condition. You’ll need the photos to share with your friends and potential cruisers in the future.