Repositioning Cruises are Great If You Don’t Need to Return Back to Port

22 June 2018 | By admin in Repositioning Cruises, Special Cruises

Repositioning cruises are aptly named because they refer to cruise ships sailing out of their itineraries and moving to other territories to reposition themselves to a new cruising route. The relocation usually happens depending on the season. When winter turns to spring or spring to winter, the demand for cruising locations usually changes and cruise ships follow the call.

Since repositioning of cruise ships usually involves a one way trip, cruise lines sell these one way routes at substantially discounted prices. The reason for this is quite simple, discounted prices are a much better deal compared to sailing an empty ship. Cruise lines are also counting on the fact that passengers will be spending on the food, casino, and special entertainment on-board which will augment the lost profit on their fares.

Although you can save a lot of money on repositioning cruises, this is only recommended if the ship’s destination is also your intended destination or you do not mind going back to the port of embarkation on your own.

The good thing about repositioning cruises, aside from the fact that they are cheap, is that you will get to visit ports that are not usually offered in regular cruise itineraries. You also get to spend more days and nights on-board the cruise ship and you get to visit more destinations in various countries.

If you are looking for Caribbean cruise deals for this type of cruise, here is a list of what is generally offered: Carnival Elation (April-May); Costa Fortuna (March-April); Crystal Symphony (November); Disney Magic (September); Fred Olsen Braemar (April); Holland America Veendam (April-May); Norwegian Dawn and Spirit (April, October); Coral Princess and Island Princess (April, October).

As you can see, there are a few repositioning cruises available from various cruise lines. If you are planning to take one, you should check it out as early as possible because the number of cruises is limited and they sometimes sell out quickly.

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