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.
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
À 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!
Want to help contribute? Contact us
Introduce yourself: New Member Introductions
Browse or Search: Member Directory
Join us in greeting our newest: Welcome New Members
Have an Upcoming Cruise? Meet your shipmates!
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