Are you familiar with repositioning cruises?
Have you heard about them? Taking a reposition cruise could be a new way of travel for you.
What are repositioning cruises?
Cruise companies reposition their cruise ships from continent to continent to commence the next season e.g. Europe to the Caribbean.
Repositining cruises are one way the traveler can win too – fares are between 30% to 70% off the full price meaning cruise travel is more affordable for you.
Instead of arriving at a new destination jet lagged and exhausted from a 9-hour flight, you can arrive refreshed, relaxed and raring to go.
During the cruise, the clocks are adjusted accordingly and by the time you reach your destination you are in sync with the country you are visiting.
You might expect a lower level of service and less entertainment and activities on our repositioning cruise, but that is not the case.
This is a great way for solo travelers to travel. There is no singles cruise supplement charge.
How do you choose your cabin on the repositioning cruise?
Did you ever wonder why the Medical Centre on board ships is located on the lowest level? There is less movement in rough weather the lower down you are.
And if you choose a cabin at the front of the ship there is less passenger movement late at night.
Hot tip for cruise cabin upgrades
You can ask for an upgrade and may just get one! Wait till you set sail from the last port.
The outside cabins are larger and have a nice view, but as you really don’t spend that much time in you room, you can happily enjoy an inside cabin.
How is the food on the repositioning cruise?
Breakfast is a buffet that has all that you would want from cereals, pastries, fruit, cold meats and cheeses, to hot breakfast dishes as well as suitable vegetarian options.
Lunch was also a buffet, where the menu changed daily for the hot dishes.
You will be very impressed with the range of vegetarian options at lunch. There was a selection of red, white, rose and sparkling wine for lunch.
Repositioning cruises will not be full of passengers of mature age. In fact, there are many types of cruise travelers; solo travelers, young families, teenage families, millennials, baby boomers and older.
What types of cruise activities are offered?
The Spa: catered for all types of beauty treatments as well as hairdressing services.
Morning exercise walking class are held on the pool level as well as Zumba, Salsa, and Latin dancing.
In the evening the bars have live music playing at certain times, an evening show every night and the disco starts around at 11 pm.
There is plenty to keep everyone entertained throughout the cruise.