Okay, so my first cruise — a weeklong Bermuda sailing on Norwegian Dawn — wasn’t perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great. It took me a couple days to figure out how to make the most of my time onboard. As the days progressed, and I learned the lay of the ship, my experience improved exponentially. I may have thought I knew a lot about cruising, but until you actually experience a cruise … well, you experienced cruisers know what I mean. So what did I learn? Begin the slideshow to see Five Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise.
Read about Shayne’s first-timer experience, including reports on Norwegian Dawn’s recent refurb, her first impressions of her debut cruise, an overview of the dining options and her take on a scary stormy night at sea.
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