Top 10 things to consider when booking a cruise:

1. Destination: Consider where you want to go and what type of cruise experience you are looking for. Do you want to explore tropical islands or see the Northern Lights? Do you want a cultural experience or a more leisurely cruise?

2. Dates: Consider when you want to go on your cruise. Some destinations are more popular during certain seasons, and prices can vary depending on the time of year.

3. Itinerary: Look at the itinerary of the cruise and make sure that it includes the destinations and activities that you are interested in.

4. Ship: Research the ship you will be cruising on and read reviews from other travelers. Take into consideration the size, amenities, and atmosphere of the ship to ensure it meets your needs.

5. Cabin: Think about the type of cabin you want and the location of it on the ship. Some cabins have balconies, while others do not. Consider whether you want a cabin with a view or one that is more private.

6. Price: Compare prices from different cruise lines and then contact our team at the Gray Elephant Travel Co. to find the best deal. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of excursions, drinks, and other activities that may not be included in the base price.

7. Reviews: Read reviews from other travelers to get an idea of what to expect on your cruise. Look for reviews that mention the destinations, ship, and cabin you are considering.

8. Included amenities: Check what is included in the price of the cruise, such as meals, entertainment and activities. Be aware of any additional fees that may apply, such as gratuities or excursions.

9. Safety measures: Research the safety measures that the cruise line has in place, especially given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure you are comfortable with their protocols before booking.

10. Travel insurance: Consider purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself in case of any unexpected events, such as a cancellation or illness.

By considering these factors, you can ensure that your cruise experience is a memorable one that meets all of your needs and expectations.

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