Here are some questions you may have about cruises and answers based on my one cruise with Princess Cruises around the British isles. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will answer with what I know.
1. Is it expensive?
In short not necessarily. For more detail see
2. Is it just for old people?
Apparently cruising catching on with millennials. I class self as millennial and there were other millennial couples and also families with young and teenage children. But yes most were more 50 plus, therefore nightlife fairly tame but on different cruises this might be different.
3. Do you have to dress every night for dinner?
No. Most nights advice, is to dress as if going to restaurants at night. There were two formal nights where women had to at least wear cocktail dress or smarter to dine in dinning room and men had to wear jacket but did not need tie. My boyfriend did not want to do formal night so on those nights want to buffet instead where could wear anything. Also on deck was a bar serving pizza.
4. What is currency on board?
For us was dollars.
5. Do you pay for drinks cash or at end of cruise?
At end of cruise. In our case had meddalib which touched on lad when paying. They swiped card at beginning then sent invoice at the end and then took money although I have not seen credit card bill yet.
6. Can you drink water on board from taps?
7. What are the plugs 🔌 like on board?
On Princess cruise plug was American style. So if have none American appliances need to bring adapter. Fortunately our room host lent us one he happened to have as we had not known to bring 🔌 one.
8. Do you have to share tables at meals.
Definitely not if go to buffet. If go to dinning rooms only limited tables for two they encourage you to share. However can always ask not to. Sometimes get table for two straight away sometimes sent away with a pager 📟 sometimes only took minutes before pager alerted us table ready must was about 15minutes once. We shared first night but, as with racist couple that put us off and did not share after that.