Cruising 101: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Welcome to our Cruising 101 page. Whether you have cruised before, or are just considering it for the first time, there are likely some questions you will have. Cruising comes with its own language. Between nautical terms and marketing-speak developed by the cruise lines, there are terms that may seem foreign to you. Gary and I have been cruising for decades, and occasionally we still encounter a term we don’t recognize.
Do you know what a steel cutting ceremony is? Hint: it comes before the christening– way before.
How about a thalassotherapy pool? You may have cruised a dozen times and not know what the heck this is, where it is on the ship, and why you might want to try it. Let’s start with the pronunciation: thu-LASS-o-therapy.
Cruise Critic and I Have Some Answers for You
I recently began working with Cruise Critic on defining some of the common cruising terms that both new and repeat cruisers ask about. I will be sharing these “What Is” posts here and on my Facebook page as they are published on the Cruise Critic site. If you haven’t already liked my #traveltruth page, now is a great time. That way you won’t miss a single post! And be sure to join the conversation on Facebook and tell us whether you knew the answers to some of the questions!
Even avid cruisers should find some of our Cruising 101 posts surprising. There’s always something interesting to learn about cruising, right? The questions and answers on Cruise Critic will appear in the blocks at the bottom of the page here, but don’t forget to read some of our previous cruise stories like these: