If the lack of amazing sea views, fancy cocktails with colourful umbrellas and having someone come into your room every day to clean it from top to bottom is getting you down, you might be suffering from the post-cruise blues. But don’t worry: this is only a temporary condition and there are plenty of cures.
To banish the feelings of sadness, despair and longing that arise shortly after your cruise liner docks for the last time, here are some tips on how to cure post cruise blues.
How to Cure Post Cruise Blues
Go through your photos
With social media providing the whole world with an online scrapbook, we’re taking more photos now than ever before. So what better way to relive your cruise ship memories and enjoy all the experiences once again by flipping through them when you get home? You can choose your favourites and upload them online for everyone to see or if you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can even print out the photos and turn them into a real life scrapbook.
Leave a review
If going through your photos wasn’t enough, how about really bringing your memories back to life by writing an online review about your trip? When you write a review, not only are you giving yourself the comfort of reminiscing, but you’re also helping thousands of other travellers decide on their next cruise!
Re-create your favourite onboard treats
Getting back into your normal routine at home can be a bit of a downer, but there are ways you can liven it up. Instead of defaulting to your usual meals, try and recreate your favourite onboard dishes. Some cruise lines, including Princess and Cunard, even have their own cookbooks with the exact recipes you can buy online. If you’re not much of a chef in the kitchen, you can always recreate your favourite cocktails instead.
Help someone else book a cruise
The more cruises you take, the more tricks you learn about how to get the most out of your trip. (We’ve put together loads of tips to help you get through embarkation day unscathed, get your head around onboard costs and even the best things to pack.) If you know someone who’s just about to book their first ever cruise, your insider knowledge could prove to be invaluable to them. Plus, going through the planning and booking steps is guaranteed to give you a little buzz, almost as if you were booking the trip for yourself!
Book another cruise
And if all that fails, book another cruise! Even if it’s a long time away, having another cruise to plan and look forward to will always brighten your mood. Many cruise lines offer discounts or freebies for loyal travellers who’ve cruised with them before, so definitely keep an eye out for those. What’s more, when you book well in advance, you can usually secure your holiday for a tiny deposit. The perfect example of this is P&O, which is currently running an amazing $1 deposit sale!