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New to Cruising? We've got you covered!

  Everything you need to know before your first cruise!

New to Cruising? This page is for YOU!




Welcome to the world of cruising! Your first cruise vacation is a very exciting experience. It can also be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. CruiseCrazies is here to help. So by the time you board your first cruise you'll know exactly what to expect and how to ensure your first cruise is a wonderful, stress-free experience. The cruise industry is a quickly growing multi billion dollar business, and there's lots to learn. CruiseCrazies is the perfect resource for just getting your feet wet, or jumping in and staying up to date with the latest information. Planning is key, and we provide you with all the important information you need to know. As a matter of fact, with all the helpful resources available here at CruiseCrazies, you may even sound like an intermediate or advanced cruiser by the time you board your first cruise!

When you become active within our Forums (and we really hope you do!), just remember that there are no stupid questions - Our experienced cruisers are always looking to meet others and help answer any questions that come to mind. Wishing you a wonderful first cruise, and upon your return we hope you Submit a Review so we can hear all about it.


Cruise Advice and Cruise Tips in our Cruise Forums Not sure where to start?
Begin here!

Our "Let's Talk Cruise" forum is the perfect beginning location to ask cruise questions and receive valuable information from experienced cruisers who are eager to help!



Cruise Packing List We've got you covered with the basics, good-to-haves, and luxuries!

Our comprehensive Cruise Packing List is a print-ready document that'll become essential for every future getaway. Simply Download, Print, & Pack!



Cruise Packing Tips Check out our Cruise Packing Tips for suggestions on packing techniques, packing items with unique purposes, and precautionary measures you can take for those just-in-case situations!

All contributed by experienced cruisers who want to help!



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Have Questions? Ask our Expert Cruisers:



      General cruise questions: Let's Talk Cruise
      Cruise line questions: Cruise Lines
      Destination questions: Ports of Call
      Non-cruise travel: Hotels, Resorts, and Flights

Articles For New Cruisers:



      5 Things Every First Time Cruiser Should Know
      Common Cruise Terms For Newbie Cruisers
      5 Common Myths About Cruises
      Protecting Your Health While Aboard a Cruise Ship
      10 Things To Do Aboard a Cruise
      7 Ways to Pack Like a Cruising Pro
      Credit card rewards can trim the sales price of cruising
      Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Cruising Dollar
      Maintaining and Losing Weight on a Cruise
      Ship-shape tips from a local cruiser
      Lose Weight While Eating Like Royalty On a Cruise
      7 Biggest Mistakes People Make on Cruises
      la carte fees add up for travelers
      5 Things to Know about Cruising During Hurricane Season
      The best cruise ships for young and old
      More coming soon!
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      Browse or Search: Member Directory
      Join us in greeting our newest: Welcome New Members

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      Add your cruise: Passenger Meeting Hall
      Start a Roll Call: Roll Call: Group Cruises

More Helpful Resources:



      Be a well-prepared cruiser: Free Packing List & Tips
      Stay up-to-date: Cruise News
      Be well-informed: Articles
      Read others' experiences: Cruise Reviews
      Get insider information: Cruise & Travel Secrets
      Member Albums & Photo of the Day: Cruise Photos
      Fun Perspectives: Cruise Blogs
      Meet our CruiseCrazies Mascot: Crazie Cruiser
      Decorate your cabin door: Cabin Door Hangs
      Warning: You will eat LOTS! Cruise Diets
      Get in the cruise mood! Cruise Cams