Find Out the Best Tips for Each Royal Holiday Cruise Route
Many people dream of going away on a cruise and having the time of their lives, but for some the day it comes it may not be all they had in mind. Planning is everything and getting all the details right will make the difference between an ok experience and a cruise of a lifetime. Royal Holiday offers cruises all around the world to places as exotic as the Greek Islands or as remote as Alaska. In each amazing route you will lose yourself in the amazing scenery and landscapes from beaches to mountains and sunny paradises to frozen wonderlands. To make sure you have an absolutely amazing time on the cruise of your choice here are the tops tips for each of Royal Holiday’s routes.
With Royal Holiday you can visit Alaska on the Crown Princess, but be sure to follow these tips to guarantee an absolutely amazing vacation. To truly enjoy the wildlife and scenery be sure to book your trip, although you will find the routes available, and if you choose this destination it’s important to be aware of the weather and how this may be a difficulty when planning certain activities. If you are decided on enjoying the mountains, glaciers and the Arctic tundra then you have to analyze if you prefer “high” 50s and 70s temperature for the region, but crowds at every stop, and some rain then it’s best to travel in June, July or August. Now if you are more interested in less crowds and cheaper prices then you may consider going in May and September, although it is important to remember that the weather will be more unpredictable so activities may be cancelled more often, and if you’re one for getting seasick than you may reconsider these months due to the choppy waters in the Gulf of Alaska. On the other hand, September does offer the best time of year to see the Northern Lights.
The Greek Islands are for everyone, and will give each traveler an experience they won’t forget. Even if you a history-lover or more of a shopper, you’ll find both ancient ruins to visit and places to learn about the Crusades in the Middle Ages, and stores and galleries that will seem like heaven. Not to mention to gorgeous beaches. Although July and August are the most popular time of year to take a cruise in the Greek Islands, you may want to remember that the temperature can reach up to 100 degrees, whereas you’ll find more pleasant weather in June and September. If you are a wine-lover, besides enjoying the benefits of less people and cooler climate when visiting in September, you will also find that it is grape harvest time at Santorini’s vineyards. While on the Orchestra you will stop by Santorini, one of the most iconic ports in Greece and be able to enjoy your love for wine, while doing some shopping in the city of Oia. So when packing for the Greek Islands prepare for the sun, and once you arrive the crowds especially during high season. Lastly, in Greece there tends to be a high price fluctuation due to tax increases, always verify the prices online before you travel.
With Royal Holiday you can take advantage and save money by booking of shoulder-season cruise rates when planning your vacation for April, September or October. When roaming the islands be sure to take full advantage of the meals prepared on deck and included in your package, and then visit the island. You can always rent a taxi and make your own tours. Of course take advantage of the duty-free shopping, but be aware that what you buy is not anything you could get back home for the same or similar price. Finally, just be sure to pack country-club casual clothing, bathing suits and plenty of sunscreen, as well as keeping an eye out for the rising crime especially at night or in remote places.
While visiting the South Caribbean you’ll find that the high season is December through April, but the best time of year to visit won’t vary since climate is usually quite similar throughout the year. The only warning is to be aware of hurricane season that goes from June through November. You might want to plan your trip for late summer and early fall so that you get the best deals. Everyone who is offering their services will be expected to be paid, so be sure to have an idea of what they cost, as well as the norm 10% to 15% tipping protocol. Be sure to look for Netherlands and French goods that are imported and have great deals. Finally, always ask for a receipt when you pay, to make sure that later there are no confusions of not having paid yet.