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Vacation Scrapbooking for Your Cruise

For most people, a cruise is a once in a lifetime kind of vacation. Doing some vacation scrapbooking about your cruise is an excellent way to help you remember the great times that you had on the ship. And, since it's a once in a lifetime kind of trip, you want to make sure you put together a once in a lifetime kind of scrapbook.

Things to remember from the boat

  • As a general rule, you'll want make sure you hang on to anything printed for your vacation scrapbooking project. If you have tickets, boarding passes, brochures from the trip, etc., make sure you save them. This is the kind of thing you'll want to put at the beginning of the book. Don't forget to take a picture of your group leaving! You might even want to snap a picture of the ship itself.

  • You'll probably do this anyway, but make a point to take pictures of everything you do. If you go dancing one evening— take pictures. It doesn't matter how simple the activity seems, you'll want to remember it. Take pictures at dinner one night. Catch the sunrise on the ocean. With that said, make sure your camera has a big memory card!

  • You might even want to take pictures of some of the more mundane things about the trip. Everyone loves those little towel animals that they do on cruise ships. There's nothing saying you can't take pictures of the things in your room! It's something that you'll want to remember, so you might as well try to include it in the scrapbook.

  • When you take a cruise, you don't stay on the ship the whole time. So you'll want to make sure that you collect some sort of souvenir from each port. Grab a brochure or a postcard. It's generally a good idea to pick something that has the name of your location on it. That way, you'll be able to keep everything organized when you start working on your vacation scrapbooking project.

  • It might also be a good idea to keep a little “cruise journal.” You can write down the interesting things that you weren't able to take a picture of. Maybe your housekeeper said something funny; maybe your husband got a little seasick on the first night; or maybe you just didn't have your camera handy to catch a picture of the dolphins jumping out of the ocean. Either way, adding a little bit of text to your vacation scrapbooking project is always a good idea.

When you get back from your trip, you'll be sure to create the kind of scrapbook that you'll want to pull off the shelf and show people. After all, you might only go on one cruise— there's no reason you can't relive it over and over again!

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