Pro Tips: How To Get The Most Out of Your Cruise

Cruises are perhaps the best way of traveling. They offer relaxing, tropical breezes accompanied by fresh, gourmet cuisine, and endless activities. However, no one wants to have their vacation fun put on hold due to illness! Here are our top 5 tips to stay healthy and happy so you can get the most out of your next cruise:

Boost your immune system before traveling:

This applies to any vacation, land or cruise, and is a serious game changer. The best ways to promote a strong immune system include working out, taking vitamins and Airborne, and packing hand sanitizer in your carry on bag. As with any heavily populated environment, no matter how clean you are, there’s a good chance that not everyone around you is quite as careful (especially with little kids running around). Take extra precautions before and during traveling so you can enjoy your entire vacation without combating any illnesses.

Pack the essentials in a carry on:

Pack your most needed items in a smaller, separate bag that you can carry with you. Having your hairbrush, toothbrush, or deodorant when you most need it is important from the beginning to the end of your trip. Play it safe and pack these items in a separate carry on bag so that you can have peace of mind knowing that they’re by your side without fail!

Ask and you shall receive (usually):

Are you the type of traveler who craves a cozy blanket when on vacation? Do you have specific dietary restrictions (i.e., gluten-free, vegan, no shellfish)? Simply notify the staff on board, and they will be more than happy to accommodate your needs and preferences. After all, this is your cruise!


While the internet is a wonderful resource at our disposal, and we all want to show off our dreamy tropical vacation on Instagram, use your cruise as a chance to recharge. When you get back home you can overload your Instagram feed and create travel envy as much as you like! Until then, this is the perfect opportunity to put your phone down and soak in the world around you. So ask the bartender for a pina colada, kick your feet up, immerse yourself in a good book, and enjoy your vacation minus the crazy social world for a while!

Snag Reservations In Advance:

If you want to book a snazzy dinner or a relaxing day at the spa, make sure to book in advance. Once people board the cruise ship, reservations will quickly fill up! Ask one of the travel agents at Thomas Hogan Vacations before you leave what special activities require reservations and they can help you book before you set sail!

Are you itching to take a cruise yet? We have several upcoming cruise vacations we’re excited about! Check them out here.

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Thomas Hogan Vacations is the premier travel agency in Myrtle Beach with over 25 years in business, specializing in personalized travel experiences. Thomas Hogan offers travel destinations which includes a Spain & Portugal escapade, a cruise to Alaska, a Northern European cruise, a trip to Rome & Greek Isles, a Panama Canal Cruise, a cruise to the Southern Caribbean and a tour of Northern Italy. Custom vacation packages include roundtrip airfare, lodging & accommodations, dining, transportation and more. Thomas Hogan offers vacation packages for couples, groups or individual travel. Thomas Hogan Vacations is affiliated with Travel Leaders which gives us the best global travel contacts. Thomas Hogan's corporate office is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.