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What is a repositioning cruise, and why would you want to go on one?
Well, you might not want to, but there are many reasons why you would or
would not want to embark on such a journey. A repositioning cruise is a
little bit different from a normal cruise for a couple of reasons. Below
is outlined some of the ways that it is different from a regular cruise
and how this works for and against you and your travel needs.

(1) A repositioning cruise leaves one port and arrives ...


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What is a repositioning cruise, and why would you want to go on one?
Well, you might not want to, but there are many reasons why you would or
would not want to embark on such a journey. A repositioning cruise is a
little bit different from a normal cruise for a couple of reasons. Below
is outlined some of the ways that it is different from a regular cruise
and how this works for and against you and your travel needs.

(1) A repositioning cruise leaves one port and arrives in another. That
is, a repositioning cruise does not return to the port from which it
departed. This is because of the changing climates of the water. So, like
birds, cruise ships relocate north or south depending on the season. This
often takes a number of days and a lot of resources, so instead of
relocating the ships sans passengers, the cruise lines offer
“repositioning” cruises at a deeply discounted price.

(2) That brings us to pro number one. The cost is much less than your
average cruise. However, since you have to pay your own air fare to and
from the ports of call, it could end up being about the same in the long
run, since your plane tickets to two different locations will likely be
more than a standard round trip ticket.

(3) These trips are often longer than normal cruises, lasting an average
of nine to eighteen days. This is great for longer vacations, and tend to
be very relaxing for those who are able to take advantage of such an
extended journey. However, many people can not afford to take so much
time off of work, so this really is a niche market.

(4) Repositioning cruises tend to make much less stops at ports of call,
since their main purpose is to relocate the ship to a final destination.
This is good if you would like to spend a lot of time at sea, but if you
want to see a lot of different places, than it is unlikely that you will
find what you are looking for on a repositioning cruise.
So where can you find a repositioning cruise? Well, you could watch the
birds and see which way they are flying. If that is not working for you,
however, you could check out some of these resources:

• The Carnival Spirit winters on the Mexican Riviera and repositions to
Alaska via Hawaii in the fall.

• The Carnival Liberty goes from the Mediterranean in the summer to the
Atlantic in the fall

• The Celebrity Constellation and the Celebrity Millennium relocate from
the Caribbean to Europe in the spring and then head back for the Americas
in the fall

• The Costa Atlantica and Costa Mediterranea cross the Atlantic to
reposition from the Caribbean to Europe in the spring.

There are many other opportunities to cash in on this great cruise
discount. The best place to check is cruises repositioning from Alaska
for the winter. Give your travel agent a call and check it out.

				
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