Ports or Sea Days

When booking a cruise, do you prefer to book based on the most days in port or the most sea days, or does it matter ?


10 Answers

We like to book by the number of ports we will visit so that we can see as much of the Carribbean as possible. Even just a few hours in a new place is exciting for us.

For me it depends on the length of the cruise and how much activities I'll do in the ports. On kick back ports like the Caribbean islands a port a day is great. When I did the 10 night Greek Island Cruise we had wished for an extra sea day. The ports and excursions had us worn out with all the hiking and walking we did. On that cruise after dinner we did not do much and went to sleep early. Out of the 10 night cruise we only had one sea day.

I'd say I'd want a sea day for every 3 port days unless it's a transatlantic, then I know 7 sea days in a row......now that is true cruising Big Smile

I love seeing new places, but I'm just as happy with sea days. On a seven day cruise, I want at least two sea days, preferably first and last.

I prefer an even split on sea / port days.

Love as many ports as possible ...too many sea days in a row (3 or more) doesn't appeal to me.

Keywest1, How did I leave people watching off my earlier list? It's great to do on a sea day! DH would definitely add a nap. DebbieVi, I don't know if I would like 3 sea days either, but I guess we will find out if we ever cruise to the Hawaiian Islands.

A good balance is important to us. But we love sea days.

Agreed! We do enjoy our sea days for rest/relaxation. Port days are usually very busy for us!

How many ports , Sea Days are not my favorite

I love the ports but also enjoy the sea days. A good mix works best. Lat cruise was perfect as it started with 3 sea days and 1 port then another sea day. After that was 3 ports, 1 sea day, 3 ports, 1 sea day. I do like a sea day for the last day of a cruise.


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