The secrets on board
Travelling again after the long, homebound months of the pandemic is going to be strange for the first few days. Whether you’re a cruise newbie or a veteran sailor, after a week or so on a ship you might think you know it pretty well. The thing is, most cruise ships are so massive and complicated that it’s likely guests will never be able to know all the secrets cruise lines won’t tell you. To get the scoop, we asked cruise industry experts about the hidden features on cruise ships. From crew quarters to secret storage solutions, these are the hidden features most guests never knew existed on cruise ships.
The walls are magnetic
Many people don’t know that the walls of your cruise ship cabin are magnetic. Bring some magnets the next time you hit the open seas to hang up your schedule or any other papers the cruise line might give you. If you have a lot of people in your room, you can even hang up a shower curtain to create some privacy. Hanging clutter also keeps your room cleaner, which allows your steward to tidy up more easily!
You don’t have to clean on your holiday, but being super messy is one of the things polite people never do on cruises.
Wi-Fi is strongest closest to the source
Seasoned cruisers often complain about the slow Wi-Fi on cruise ships, which makes sense when you think about it – you’re miles offshore! However, Jeremy Camosse, owner of cruise accessories company Cruise On and author of Cruise Hacks has a trick to get around the dial-up-esque speeds. “The ship’s computer area will have the fastest Internet,” he explains. That means the Internet Café, an amenity that exists on most ships. As a bonus, Camosse adds that the café is likely to have free snacks! “Often the cafes offer the best treats on the ship,” he says.