Hi folks , hubby to be and I have booked a Caribbean cruise on the new ship 'getaway' on the breakaway line for our honeymoon (it's also H2B 30th while away) as its a double special occasion and way out of our normal holiday budget I'm kean to make the best of our time on and off board . It's our first time cruising too and have never been away without the kids so it already feels daunting with so much information its hard to take in whats best to do. we have upgraded for drinks to be included as after the wedding were not anticipating on having much cash to spend after! Although in saying that we are aware trips are extra but We want to pay for tipping in advance, does this mean we will be served less frequent if we're not tipping cash every time too? Or do you end up paying twice? It seems to be spiralling out ofF control :-( if anyone could advise on what and what not to do would be hugely appreciated! Also information on the excursions , is it safe to go off and do your own thing on the islands? Or do we have to book through the cruise line in which case pay more?
I regards to the shows do these need to be booked before you embark to ensure you get to see them? I've read it's like (and I quote) "herds" to try get to see anything ! :-((
From A very stressed bride to be
Thank you for any help in advance :-)