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The ancient proverb, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” is definitely applicable to cruisers — even the 100-cruise veteran was a rookie going on that first cruise at one point in time.
Seabourn caught up with a first-time cruise passenger (though a seasoned traveler) named Corey to get some insight into her experience.
She was drawn to Seabourn by a friend’s enthusiastic endorsement of the cruise line, and though a tad hesitant, Corey and her husband booked a dream trip with an itinerary in the Greek Isles.
And all her cruise fears were debunked. Corey found “ease and privacy” instead of long lines and perpetually occupied lounge chairs. She dubbed the vessel “a boutique hotel that moved.”
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The rookie cruiser was pleased at the lack of cookie-cutter tours, how everyone could fan out and have their own experiences at ports-of-call.
Her favorite part of the trip was the people she met, and the bond created between them that transcended culture and age gaps.
Corey’s overarching advice for first-timers is to not plan too much in advance — except when making dinner reservations.
For more about Corey’s first cruise, visit Seabourn’s blog