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Cruise TipsHow to Keep Track of Your Cruise History

How to Keep Track of Your Cruise History

First-time​ ​cruise​ ​travelers​ ​often​ ​become​ ​frequent​ ​cruisers​ ​rather​ ​quickly​ ​for​ ​one​ ​reason​ ​or another.​ ​​ ​Cruise​ ​lines​ ​deliver​ ​on​ ​promises​ ​made​ ​before​ ​the​ ​actual​ ​experience,​ ​often​ ​exceeding traveler​ ​expectations.​ ​​ ​A​ ​bona​ ​fide​ ​good​ ​travel​ ​value,​ ​travel​ ​by​ ​ship​ ​is​ ​also​ ​an​ ​efficient​ ​way​ ​to see​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​​ ​One​ ​good​ ​experience​ ​leads​ ​to​ ​another.​ ​​ ​Blink​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​times​ ​and​ ​you’ve​ ​lost count​ ​of​ ​how​ ​many​ ​sailings​ ​are​ ​in​ ​your​ ​cruise​ ​history.​ ​​ ​Here,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​some​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​help​ ​keep accounting​ ​accurate​ ​and​ ​gain​ ​from​ ​that​ ​history.

A​ ​Cruise​ ​Log​ ​With​ ​Comparable​ ​Categories​ ​Rated
An​ ​accounting​ ​system​ ​of​ ​some​ ​sort​ ​is​ ​a​ ​good​ ​idea,​ ​just​ ​to​ ​get​ ​the​ ​basic​ ​details​ ​recorded​ ​for reference​ ​later.​ ​​ ​“Which​ ​cruise​ ​was​ ​that​ ​where​ ​we​ ​met​ ​the​ ​Smith​ ​family?”​ ​is​ ​a​ ​question​ ​that​ ​can be​ ​easily​ ​answered​ ​with​ ​a​ ​log​ ​we​ ​can​ ​make​ ​on​ ​our​ ​own.

Basic​ ​information​ ​is​ ​pretty​ ​straightforward​ ​and​ ​should​ ​include:

  • Ship​ ​Name
  • Sailing​ ​Date
  • Itinerary
  • Booking​ ​Number
  • Stateroom​ ​Number
  • $Cruise​ ​Fare
  • Who​ ​Sailed

Taking​ ​that​ ​thought​ ​a​ ​step​ ​further,​ ​we​ ​can​ ​add​ ​ratings​ ​and​ ​tools​ ​much​ ​like​ ​we​ ​are​ ​writing​ ​a review.​ ​​ ​That​ ​valuable​ ​information​ ​can​ ​help​ ​guide​ ​future​ ​cruise​ ​buying​ ​decisions.​ ​​ ​

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Those​ ​broad topics​ ​to​ ​rate​ ​might​ ​include:

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  • Dining-​ ​​an​ ​overall​ ​impression​ ​of​ ​culinary​ ​efforts​ ​experienced​ ​while​ ​sailing.​ ​​ ​Make​ ​notes on​ ​venues​ ​liked,​ ​disliked​ ​and​ ​anything​ ​in-between.​ ​​ ​In​ ​the​ ​beginning,​ ​all​ ​you​ ​are​ ​doing​ ​is recording​ ​your​ ​impressions.​ ​​ ​There​ ​are​ ​no​ ​right​ ​or​ ​wrong​ ​answers​ ​here.​ ​​ ​Add​ ​plenty​ ​of detail.
  • Accommodations-​​ ​Compare​ ​what​ ​you​ ​experienced​ ​in​ ​your​ ​stateroom​ ​space​ ​compared to​ ​your​ ​expectation.​ ​​ ​Disparity​ ​here​ ​is​ ​a​ ​red​ ​flag.
  • Ship​ ​Shape-​ ​​What​ ​venues​ ​did​ ​you​ ​frequent​ ​most?​ ​​ ​Which​ ​ones​ ​did​ ​you​ ​have​ ​zero interest​ ​in?​ ​​ ​​ ​Complete​ ​this​ ​sentence:​ ​The​ ​ship​ ​was​ ​too​ ​_______?​ ​​ ​Anything​ ​that​ ​fits​ ​in the​ ​blank​ ​is​ ​an​ ​important​ ​fact​ ​in​ ​your​ ​cruise​ ​history​ ​as​ ​it​ ​is​ ​at​ ​that​ ​time.​ ​​ ​Priorities​ ​will change​ ​over​ ​time.
  • Crew-​ ​​“Were​ ​they​ ​friendly​ ​and​ ​helpful?”​ ​is​ ​real​ ​cut​ ​and​ ​dried​ ​answer​ ​I​ ​wish​ ​cruise​ ​lines would​ ​not​ ​ask.​ ​​ ​It’s​ ​about​ ​like​ ​asking​ ​​ ​“Do​ ​you​ ​love​ ​life?”​ ​​ ​Well​ ​yes,​ ​I​ ​suppose​ ​so,​ ​is​ ​there some​ ​particular​ ​part​ ​of​ ​life​ ​we’re​ ​talking​ ​about​ ​here?
  • Passengers-​​ ​this​ ​is​ ​a​ ​really​ ​personal​ ​part​ ​where​ ​you​ ​make​ ​notes​ ​about​ ​the​ ​general clientele​ ​you​ ​find​ ​on​ ​board.​ ​​ ​Were​ ​they​ ​people​ ​like​ ​you​ ​or​ ​someone​ ​else?
  • Itinerary-​​ ​If​ ​you​ ​absolutely​ ​did​ ​not​ ​like​ ​the​ ​stop​ ​in​ ​Grand​ ​Cayman,​ ​that​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​be noted.​ ​​ ​More​ ​importantly:​ ​The​ ​Why​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​dislike?​ ​​ ​Also​ ​important​ ​on​ ​itinerary evaluation:​ ​the​ ​ones​ ​you​ ​really​ ​liked​ ​a​ ​lot.

This​ ​can​ ​be​ ​as​ ​detailed​ ​(or​ ​not)​ ​as​ ​you​ ​want​ ​it​ ​to​ ​be.​ ​​ ​Twenty​ ​years​ ​from​ ​now,​ ​the​ ​details​ ​will​ ​be a​ ​little​ ​trip​ ​down​ ​memory​ ​lane.​ ​​ ​Just​ ​after​ ​sailing​ ​and​ ​falling​ ​in​ ​love​ ​with​ ​it,​ ​this​ ​is​ ​good information​ ​that​ ​will​ ​help​ ​point​ ​your​ ​cruise​ ​history​ ​in​ ​the​ ​right​ ​direction.

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Chris Owen
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Writer – Chris Owen Chris Owen is a travel writer from Orlando Florida charged with sharing frank, inside information about cruise vacations with travelers. You can visit his website at ChrisCruises.com
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