Picture this: climbing on board a cruise ship in Miami and concluding your voyage in Los Angeles. Or embarking on a cruise in Seattle and sailing across the Pacific Ocean to Tokyo. They’re definitely not the most common itineraries, but they have their advantages! Cruise passengers usually go on round trip cruises, boarding and disembarking at the same port. This is not the case with repositioning cruises.
What is a repositioning cruise?
A repositioning cruise is more than just a one-way cruise. Repositioning cruises tend to start and end in different regions of the world, whether that’s the U.S. East Coast and West Coast, North America to South America, or a transatlantic trip from the United States to Europe. The fact that you get to see more of the world, sometimes for less than the cost of a flight, is what makes them so attractive.
Many cruise ships relocate from one region to another a few times a year, usually from seasonal destinations to places which have year-round warm weather. For example, the ships that sail the Mediterranean in summer relocate to warmer destinations, such as the Caribbean, in winter. Or ships will follow the sun to Asia or South America once the Alaska season draws to a close. The most popular repositioning cruises are transatlantic journeys and voyages through the Panama Canal.
The Advantages of Repositioning Cruises
So why should you go on a repositioning cruise? Many of these cruises are longer than round-trip itineraries, as you’re not just hopping from one island to another but traversing entire seas. The long sea days are perfect if you want to relax and unwind, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the ship’s amenities. Whether you want to spend your time at the pool, the spa, the theater, the casino, the bars, or even just in the comfort of your stateroom, there will be plenty of time to do it all. A world of entertainment is just at your fingertips!
Because repositioning cruises need to cover such vast distances, they often make relatively few stops. Despite this, the ports they do stop at are particularly special because cruise lines rarely feature them on their standard itineraries. If you like authentic experiences, away from the shopping districts and tourist traps, a repositioning cruise could be just the way to visit the destinations of your dreams.
And if that doesn’t convince you, the price tag should! Repositioning cruises typically cost much less than standard itineraries. True, you have to factor in the cost of a flight, but this doesn’t have to be expensive either, thanks to Dreamlines’ selection of cruise and flight packages.
If you’re looking for a cruise which allows you to get off the beaten path, to stop at little-known ports you wouldn’t otherwise get to see, and to spend plenty of time relaxing and getting pampered at sea, look no further than a repositioning cruise!
So what are you waiting for? Search repositioning cruises and book your dream cruise today!