Travel tips for the first time ocean cruiser

Travel tips for the first time ocean cruiser

Ocean travel can be a fun and exciting adventure. During daytime, you get to spot marine animals. At night, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the stars in the sky.  However, since the experience can also be quite uncomfortable if you do not prepare for the water conditions. So, we’ve put together a list of essential items to bring so you can make your ocean travel less fussy and more fun.

Bring a Hot Water Bottle

If you’re sailing in areas with cooler climates, having a hot water bottle is a must. It is also worth noting that the temperatures can drop at night even in warm climates. Moreover, during winter evenings, it can get damp. It can be quite uncomfortable if it gets too cold at night but having a hot water bottle will prevent you from such suffering. Usually, the heat can last for hours.

Don’t Forget Your Sun Screen Supply

When you’re at sea, you can burn more easily since the rays of the sun reflect off the water’s surface. You might think that a few minutes of exposure to the sun won’t hurt you. However, these minutes can add up to hours down the road and may lead to skin cancer. Do not risk it for a good tan. Remember to wear a sun screen with a high SPF.

Try Staying Under a Shade

Speaking of sun screen, you can also protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays by having proper boat shade. It is part of a safe seafaring practice, so many ocean liners offer ample shade even at the deck.

Remember that having fun under the sun is good, but getting too much sun can ruin your day and even your health. Having adequate boat shade coverage is an important factor for comfort.  Just imagine how much time you spend under the sun when you’re traveling at sea. Keep in mind that it only takes 20 minutes of exposure to get sunburnt.

Gear for Wet Weather

At sea, we are not guaranteed to have days of bright sunshine. So, to keep your ocean travel wardrobe comfortable, do not forget to bring a coastal sailing jacket that comes with a hood as well as a fleece collar. When it’s raining, you can still get comfortable on deck with your fleece collar snuggling your neck and your hood keeping you warm and dry.

Bring Sources for Entertainment

When you’re at sea, there may be times that you will be out of mobile signal range. So, you won’t be able to access your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you’re the type of person who can’t live without the Internet, then it is best that you bring a portable WiFi with at least 8G network coverage.

However, you have to remember that you can truly experience life at sea when you disconnect from social media. During a quiet evening at anchor, you can just sit back, gaze at the stars and enjoy the company of your family or friends. To keep the people entertained, bring some board games or a music player. Bring your Kindle or some books you can read while passing time.

Waterproof Baggage

Do not forget to bring waterproof bags that are lightweight and can be folded small. Remember to bring something that can be flexible and can be stored out of the way when in not use. Keep in mind that you are at sea so getting wet is inevitable.

Keep gadgets like your Kindle, phone or camera inside waterproof cases. You wouldn’t know when they’d accidentally get wet and it would cause you a lot of stress if these items get damaged. So, it is always better to be safe and keep them inside waterproof cases so you can have a worry-free ocean travel.

There are many ways you can make your water trip a comfortable experience. What is important is you plan in advance some Helpful Tips for a Comfortable Ocean Tavel  and ensure that you prepare for the conditions at sea.

Author: Christian Kilburn  is a content writer for KP Fabrication & Welding. In between writing useful articles related to metal fabrication, he enjoys curating interior décor ideas on her Pinterest boards. Fun fact: Christian has never met a cupcake she didn’t like.

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