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Spanish for Your Cruise

by Dave Clark

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November 10th, 2011

Spanish Video Lesson – Spanish For Your Cruise

Spanish for Your Cruise

One of the best ways to practice your Spanish is with native speakers, and one of the most economical ways to do a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country is a cruise. Cruises are my favorite way to travel. They’re fun, there’s great food (as much as you can eat) and you don’t have to make many decisions on a cruise. So, if you are travelling with others, you rarely get in disagreements about what to do or where to go. On a cruise, there are usually 2-4 days of shore excursions (depending on the length of cruise you take). Now, depending on how you want to do your shore excursion, there are different options. You can either pay for a pre-planned tour excursion sold by the cruise ship, or you can go create your own adventure. However, take note, if you plan your own adventure, if you don’t get back to the cruise ship on time, you may miss the boat (literally). The boat does wait for shore excursions that are late – if they were planned by the cruise line. Anyway, as I mentioned, talking with the natives is a fantastic way to practice Spanish. Especially if you’ve already had the chance to learn Spanish online with Visual Link Spanish. Below is some great vocabulary to use on your tour excursions.

After learning the vocabulary, come practice with us on the Visual Link Spanish Facebook Page. Remember, practice really does make perfect.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

How much does it cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
I would like to buy this. Me gustaría comprar esto.
No, thanks. No, gracias.
Too much. No, thanks. Demasiado. No, gracias.
Where can I take a taxi? ¿Dónde puedo tomar un taxi?
I need to return to the (Royal Caribean) ship. Necesito regresar al barco Royal Caribean.
Do you know where it is? ¿Sabe dónde está?
Is there a mall (shopping) close by? ¿Hay un centro comercial cerca?
Is there a museum close by? ¿Hay un museo cerca?
Is there a jewelry store close by? ¿Hay una tienda de joyas cerca?
Where is it? ¿Dónde está?
Where is it? ¿Dónde queda?
Where is a good restaurant? ¿Dónde está un buen restaurante?
Can you recommend a good restaurant? ¿Puede recomendar un buen restaurante?
How do we get back to the ship? ¿Cómo regresamos al barco?
Thanks, you’re very kind. Gracias, muy amable.
Question of the week:  
Where would you like to take a cruise to? ¿Adónde te gustaría tomar un crucero?
Health Note:  don’t eat food from street vendors. Drink bottled water or water from a restaurant.

I sure hope you have the opportunity to go on a cruise soon to practice your Spanish. When you do, please come to our blog and comment. We’d love to hear how it went and if you could understand the Spanish you heard from the natives.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

November 18, 2011 – Thanksgiving Spanish Lesson

November 25, 2011 – Black Friday Spanish Lesson

December 2, 2011 – Winter Spanish Lesson

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