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Sarah on Sep 07, 2017

Don’t worry extroverts, these tips will keep you engaged throughout your cruise

Love company, thrill-seeking excursions and meeting new people every day? Then cruise holidays are perfect for your outgoing personality. Extroverts gain energy from people that surround them, and cruise ships are full of interesting, new people to engage with each day. Put them together and you have an extrovert’s ideal vacation. If you’re wondering how to connect and make the most of the social opportunities onboard, continue on as we dish out the best cruise tips for extroverts.

Tip #1: Choose the right ship

If you crave non-stop adventures and chatting with every person in the room, then the big cruise ships are made for you. Book a trip on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas where you can rock climb, skydive, swing on a flying trapeze, rollerskate and surf. Find a ship with exciting group shore excursions like hiking the Blue Mountains with Princess or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef on a P&O Cruise.

Not 100% convinced big cruise ships are for you? Learn more about ship sizes and your unique cruising style.

Tip #2: Find other social cruisers onboard

Choose to dine with larger groups to socialise with more people. Carnival ships offer flexible dining allowing you to choose your preferred time and request your table size, an easy way to gain new friends. Pick up a game of basketball on Disney’s Magic and Wonder outdoor courts. The pool, spas, lounges, and bars are prime locations to engage with other guests.

Tip #3: Join in on ship activities

Cruises offer daily itineraries of onboard activities to participate in. Take a dance lesson aboard Cunard cruises. Cook up a storm and challenge your new friends at a fierce Top Chef at Sea competition on Celebrity cruise line. Dress up for a themed party. Norwegian Cruise Line throws a Glow Party at their H20 club and P&O is famous for its 20s inspired Gatsby party. Karaoke, game nights, swim-up film screening, the list could go on and on. Extroverts have endless opportunities to meet new people and get amongst it.

Tip #4: Book a social itinerary

Find a cruise with exciting shore excursions that have room for lots of people. Book a cruise that visits port cities that sound particularly stimulating to you. Fill your days hiking in the jungle, scuba diving with sea turtles, kayaking, ziplining, city tours and so much more. Avoid itineraries that seem a bit sleepy or slow paced. A tropical island may sound like bliss but you might prefer a city-infused itinerary with more options than lying on a beach.

Tip #5: Try a Theme Cruise

Surround yourself with like-minded people when you book a cruise with an ongoing theme. Sports fan? Hop on P&O’s Pacific Dawn and set sail for the Melbourne Cup. Or laugh for a long weekend on a comedy cruise on Pacific Aria.

Make friends, have fun and never worry about being bored onboard.

Not sure which cruise line is right for your holiday? Try out our Cruise Personality Test to see which ships are best for your personality!

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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