Cruise Hacks

Take a cheap Carnival cruise — I liked the 7 Day Panorama Mexico one. Some hacks:

  1. Order 8 steaks at the sit down dining.
  2. Go to the gym everyday (they have 100 pound dumbbells!) The hot sauna is also very good.
  3. Stop by all the places early, and come back early.
  4. Don’t use Wi-Fi onboard. Disconnect for a week.
  5. Bring your laptop and make some ebooks or e-zines. iPhone is quite useless without Wi-Fi. Laptop is the GOAT when it comes to offline computing.
  6. Guy Fieri burger bar very good. My record is 12 Patties (ask them to just give you burger Patties). Eat with mustard and pickled Jalepenos.
  7. Bring a GoPro. Very fun! Shoot ultra wide (super wide), GoPro hero 10 (1080p, 60fps).
  8. Shoot street photography on the cruise ship and off the cruise ship.
  9. The Library room on the cruise ship is very zen.
  10. When you go offshore and go to the beach and water, easiest to just swim in your boxer briefs (Exofficio boxer briefs).
  11. Cabo, Mexico is actually super nice. The beach and water is even more beautiful than Hawaii!!
  12. Don’t get suckered by excursions. Just get off the ship, walk or call an Uber somewhere (works well in Mexico).

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