glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

More Overnight Ports?

Many of us wish that we had more time in ports.  What do you think about cruise lines offering more overnight stays in port?

Tags: Ovenight port stays

7 Answers

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I think that it would depend on the port.  If everything closed down after dark, it would not make sense to stay overnight.  I was on one cruise where we stayed overnight in Nassau.  Many passengers did take a taxi to Atlantis but we didn't.  However I did like staying over night in Singapore and Hong Kong.  On a recent river cruise, many of us did do a pub crawl.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

It definitely depends on the port and the shuttle services (if needed) while in port.
For instance, were I to see an overnight in places like Bahamas or Jamaica, I'd not even think of booking the trip. But an overnight in Havana (when that port opens) would be an awesome opportunity to see more of the country.
On the other hand, we had an overnight in Venice, IT a couple years ago. That was definitely a deciding factor when we were looking at the various cruise lines offering Mediterranean sailings.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I think over nights would be grate depending on the port.   Overnight in the port of Catalina Island would not be worth it but over night in Barcelona would be great.  I think for a successful overnight the port would have to be close to the city so it would be a short commute.  

Rome is beautiful to see at night as all the historic buildings are lit up. It has some good clubs and bars for night life and you can not forget the food in Rome for dinner out.  The down fall is the commute to the ship,  a very long train or bus ride back to port.

All cities take on a different personality at night and that can be fun to see.  

I could see cruise lines adding "Night life" excursions

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Don't even mention Havana.  I would so love to take a cruise and stop there.  Someday soon it will happen.  

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes, I agree choosing  which ports for overnights is very important. 

 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I agree.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I guess that we all seem to agree on this.  Thanks everyone who replied.

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