The frugal cruiser… And who doesn’t want to save money on travel these days… Should consider taking a repositioning cruise.
Cruise lines that concentrate on the Caribbean in the wintertime… And the Mediterranean in the summertime have to get their ships from one cruising ground to the other.
Hence the repositioning cruise… Which offers at a reduced rate, a lot of sea days, great food, great relaxation, all of the same amenities you would expect on a cruise offering ports of call on a daily basis.
We just returned from a cruise from Fort Lauderdale that ended up 14 days later in Citavecchia, italy…the port closest to Rome Italy.
At a price of $899 per person… That works out to a per day price of $64 a person, this is truly a remarkable bargain… Try finding a resort, for $64 a day per person including all meals and entertainment.
The repositioning cruise, is not for everyone, since we had 8 sea days before our first port of call in Gibraltar. Subsequent ports, were Alicante, Spain…Barcelona… Marseille France… Livorno Italy (Florence/Pisa).
For those that take cruises for relaxation these eight days at sea can be heaven like… Great for relaxing on board, with good books and great company at mealtime.
The entertainment is what you would expect on a first-class cruise ship. Good dance reviews, singers, hypnotists and comedians.
The highlight of this particular cruise in my opinion, were the educational speakers… With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster… Several talks on that fateful night off Nova Scotia, gave an insight that goes far behind the scenes… in more depth… than any movie could possibly cover.
To those that say eight days between ports is boring… I would beg to differ, there never seem to be enough time in the day to do all the activities that were available for the passengers.
Some repositioning cruises, going from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean include stops at the Azores or Bermuda… This particular itinerary did not include those stops.
So for the frugal traveler that enjoys the ambiance, service, great food that today’s mega-cruise ships provide… Take a look at the savings you can realize by taking a repositioning cruise.
These cruises leave generally from the Florida area in the spring… And from Mediterranean and European ports in the fall.
For those travelers, that want a bargain, a cruise between popular cruising grounds should be in your future.