Any tips for a Wootizen taking her first cruise?
And "don't do it" is not a helpful tip.
DH and I have never taken a cruise before, but we scored a free 8 day cruise out of New Orleans (only an hour drive away) for early December so off we go. It's on Norwegian Cruise Line and will go to Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, and Costa Maya. We've got our passports, upgraded to a balcony room, and are reading the materials, but need to plow through the options for shore excursions, figure out whether we should purchase drink passes of some kind, etc. Oh, and should we try to bring some booze aboard? (We get different advice from everyone we talk with.)
I'm sure some other folks here have taken similar cruises. Any suggestions on what to see, what to do, how to take advantage of the best deals, etc.? Help!