Cruise ship etiquette: 10 dos and don’ts

From tipping to safety and attire, follow these tips for shipboard etiquette to help ensure smooth sailing for everyone!

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There may be nothing more idyllic than a beautiful day at sea, and who doesn’’t love to head ashore for a port adventure, then come back for dinner and a show? A cruise vacation offers something for everyone, which may be why you’’ll find yourself sailing with such a wide variety of folks.

Almost every economic strata, religion and nationality can be found on board a modern cruise ship. Customs differ, but good manners speak a universal language. Here are 10 tips for shipboard etiquette that can help ensure smooth sailing for everyone!